It probably goes without saying, but we love record shops. Whether they're big or small, rocking a minimalist aesthetic or packing more vinyl than you can shake a stick at into overflowing crates, we love how each and every one has something special in store for its customers. From the quirkiest locals to the big, gig-hosting powerhouses, we pick one each month to be our Record Store of the Month. They get a tasty gift from the Record Tokens team, and you get to discover the best independent record shops this country has to offer - win-win!
December's Record Store of the Month: Crash Records, Leeds
A staple of the Leeds music scene for more than 30 years, Crash specialise in indie, alternative, rock, punk and metal (and more) - they're also a ticket agent for all the major local venues, including Leeds Festival, making them a must-visit shop for all your Leeds-based music needs.
We've picked them as our monthly winner for December, so they'll be getting a suitably festive treat by way of celebration.
Find Crash Records at 35 The Headrow - and don't forget your Record Tokens!
Previous Record Stores of the Month
November 2018 - Pebble Records, Eastbourne
October 2018 - Spinning Discs, Sheffield
September 2018 - Reflex Records, Newcastle
August 2018 - Banquet Records, Kingston
July 2018 - Hundred Records, Hampshire