Welcome to Rough Trade!
We've just arrived in the US, opening a store in Williamsburg, NYC.

To find out more about the store, visit ABOUT US

To find out about our NYC store events, visit EVENTS and look for the NYC prefix on listings.

To see your photobooth images, please LOGIN to upload/share/publish on our homepage.

Please note, our e-commerce is UK based (£ and shipped from the UK). We will be adding a US e-commerce option in 2015.

Be sure to follow us @RoughTradeNYC for all the latest news. Thank you for visiting!

Rough Trade

In order to comply with new EU Legislation, this notice is to inform you that our site uses cookies for the essential functions of this site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to this. Our site uses a cookie for its essential functionality, one for user analytics and geolocating and a few 3rd party cookies for social networking. If you do not want us to do this, please click here


The Load

Memphis Industries are delighted to announce the signing of Barbarossa, aka London based James Mathe, and the release of his new single 'The Load'. Having previously released music via the Fence Collective and toured as part of Jose Gonzales' live band, Barbarossa's new material sees Mathe combine dusky electronics with folk and soul to startling effect. By way of introduction, the load exemplifies just why Memphis Industries are so excited to be working with Barbarossa. Making a virtue of minimalism, the load is a sparse and delicate ballad, undercut by a distorted organ refrain, and constructed around Mathe's remarkable and tender vocals. All of which mark him out as an exciting emerging talent. Barbarossa's debut album for Memphis Industries is set to be released later in 2013.


Released 08/04/2013BUY £4.99

Catalogue No: mi0266s

Availability: In stock but limited qty