It’s taken us a while to write this piece. We don’t know about you but we’re still pretty torn up about the loss of The Edwards, in particular, the loss of the Edwards shop.
The question we’re still asking ourselves is… but where do we get our records from?
We’ve put together a list of our hot hits and where to get your vinyl fix.
The Mosh Pit – Cardiff
Established in 2012 this independent record store fills a big giant hole in all of our hearts. Stocking both new and used vinyl, it’s a pretty bloody great place to get your hands on some tunes. They also stock a great selected of CDs and tapes if that’s the kind of thing you fancy too.
Often overlooked by the record collector, Rices Bookshop has been the HQ for local DJs and hipsters looking for that unfound sound. Just the smell of old books and vinyl is worth the visit.
Cooks Hill Books
Yes, look I know it says books in the title but did you know they stock a bunch of great second hand vinyl too? There’s some solid gold in amongst the crates in the back room so why not take the day, weekend, week, whichever to go digging? You won’t be sorry!
The Rock Shop
The one, the only, the OG. It’s not famous for no reason you know. Not only do they stock records, but they also pretty much stock everything record/vinyl related. Need a new needle? Check. Need advice on what to listen to and when? Check. Need some new threads to go with your new mu
Black Pug Records
Located in Islington, independent label and store Black Pug Records, has a tidy selection of tunes set to full your ears and turntables with joy. They also carry a pretty delightful selection of out of print CDs as well, which is always a bonus for any collector.
Just after the new stuff? Kewl. Why not head to Abicus on Darby street and feast your eyes on their selection. Just like the Rock Shop, why not walk out of there with some new threads to match your music purchase. #reinventyoself