Category Archives: Featured Store

Soul Brother Records

Featured Store: Soul Brother

Taken from the book ‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Laurence and Malcolm Prangell were brought up in the 1960s in a large house in Watford. Laurence’s first memory of music was courtesy of the next-door neighbours, a West Indian family, who played their reggae music very loud and into the […]

Intense Records

Featured Store: Intense Records

This shop is easy to visit by public transport, being located under the viaduct of Chelmsford railway station, which in turn is next to the bus station. It is an atmospheric location as the shop roof is constructed of corrugated iron within two arches. The trains pass directly overhead so the constant rumbles mix in […]

Derricks Music

Featured Store: Derricks Music

The unluckiest record shop owner in the world An exclusive piece from Graham Jones forthcoming book‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Derricks Music was started in Port Talbot by Derrick, the uncle of current owner Chris Stylinaou, as an electrical store that stocked a few LPs. Like other shops in the […]

South Record Shop

Featured Store: South Record Shop

Canvey born Richard Onslow could not believe that a town such as Southend did not have an independent record shop. After working with the biggest names in music, such as the White Stripes and Katy Perry, during stints acting as s PR for major record labels EMI and XL Records he decided to rectify the […]

Featured Store: Piccadilly Records

Piccadilly Records opened in 1978 and prospered in the post-punk 80s, selling a mixture of rock, pop, indie and alternative music. In 1990 the current management took over Piccadilly Records and continued to build upon its reputation as one of the world’s best independent record shops. In 1997 the shop moved to its current location […]