It is with huge regret and sadness that we have to announce that
we have closed down. We shut our doors at 6pm on Sunday 29th
July after 46 years of being a record shop in Brighton Square.
What we have always strived to do is to stock the best range of
music at the best prices for our customers – sadly that is not
enough for us to stay open.
We are closing because we can't make it add up any more. We are a
business that has been decimated by downloads (both legal and
illegal), VAT avoidance by the big online retailers, a double dip
recession, & the decline of the high street. Our lease has ended
and we have nowhere to go.
We would like to give heartfelt thanks to all our customers over
the years, and hope that we have managed to provide you with some
special and great music throughout this time. That's why we have been
here – as place to obtain, hear, find out about, discuss all types
of the weird & wonderful world of music, to be a social hub for a
musical city, a place where future bands are born, where record
labels are started, where local bands can stock their first release,
where you can get tickets for gigs, where there's something playing
on the shop stereo that might be your new favourite band. Sadly, in
2012, this is just not financially viable.