When you need to take your mind off things, you could do worse than sitting down with a brand new record and a nice cold, ice cold beer (or cider).
New subscription service Hurd serves up just such a treat for the tastebuds and lugholes alike, delivering and (or cider) to music lovers.
Hurd presses a limited edition 7-inch vinyl from an emerging artist each month and sends it to you matched with four craft drinks.
The service is available in the UK, where music fans can choose beer or cider or a mixed selection of the two for £18 each month (that's about $22 or AU$30), or just get the vinyl single without the booze for £8 (around $10 or AU$12). You also get a digital mixtape of different tracks.
And vinyl-ly, check out how the fascinating way a record is made...