Category Archives: Featured Store

Holt Vinyl Vault

Featured Store: Holt Vinyl Vault

“It may not be a post office any more, but it still delivers” Situated in an area sometimes dubbed the North Norfolk Rivieria, Holt Vinyl Vault began life as a record shop based inside a working post office, where customers could browse the LPs while sub-postmaster and proprietor Andrew Worsdale served the queue of customers […]

Featured Store: Vinyl Tap

Taken from the book ‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Vinyl Tap is located opposite Huddersfield train station. The shop had long been off the media’s radar, but that all changed on the day before Record Store Day in 2017, when Lauren Laverne broadcast her BBC 6 Music radio show live […]

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 […]