Category Archives: Featured Store

Sounds of the Universe

Featured Store: Sounds of the Universe

Walking in to this well-located shop the first thing you notice is the washing line hanging above the racks displaying the shops iconic T-Shirts. The shop is owned by Stuart Baker who also owns the legendary London label Soul Jazz Records. Starting off from a market stall 25 years ago, it is now one of […]

Vinylstore Jr

Featured Store: Vinylstore Jr

Vinylstore Jr, has a distinct focus on the new and exciting, new releases, limited editions, willfully obscure psychedelia from places as far flung as Russia, Scandinavia, and South America. Basically, the kind of things you’re not likely to find in HMV. Owner Nick Pygott had wanted to run a record shop pretty much most of […]

Raves from the Grave

Featured Store: Raves from the Grave

Raves from the Grave, in Frome, is situated in the old town on a medieval street full of interesting retail outlets and I am confident it is the only record shop in the world that has an open leat running in front of the store. A leat is an artificial watercourse a bit like a […]

Tram Records

Featured Store: Tram Records

A little shop with a big heart based in ‘The Saints’ area of the town centre, Tram Records concentrate on selling new music from independent labels and are great promotors of the local music scene. Crispin Bretts was a big music fan and was frustrated that Ipswich did not have an independent record shop selling […]

Featured Store: David’s Music

David’s Music is an institution, tucked away in the most unassuming of provincial towns. Some sources claim there are more trees than people in Letchworth but that doesn’t stop people making their pilgrimages from far and wide to come and check the shop out. Opened originally as a bookshop, it soon established itself as one […]