As you’ve no doubt worked out by now, we love record shops. Whether big or small, rocking a minimalist aesthetic or packing enough vinyl into their overflowing crates to wear down several lifetime’s worth of needles, 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, every thirty-odd days we pick one 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 – it’s a win-win!
December's Record Store of the Month: Underground Solushn, Edinburgh
This month's winning shop – Underground Solushn in Edinburgh – is an independent Dance, Electronic & Specialist Record Shop in Edinburgh. Not only have they expanded the range of music they sell to incorporate Classic Rock, Pop and Indie, but they sell the latest DJ and music production equipment including turntables, mixers, headphones and much more! We LOVE that they also sell t-shirts, books and magazines and are truly a music-lover's paradise!
George from the shop says: "We were established on Edinburgh's famous Cockburn Street in 1996 so this year being our 25th anniversary we're very much hoping to enjoy a party with everyone in the shop before 2022!
We're purveyors of new and second-hand vinyl covering every musical genre, DJ & sound equipment, Hi-Fi gear and accessories with a strong connection to Electronic and Indie/DIY music scenes in Scotland and worldwide.
With another lockdown we're currently shipping worldwide and offering a Click & Collect service six days a week from our website and Discogs or over the phone...the local and international support we've had from our customers over the last year has been amazing and along with RSD and LRS events it's been a huge help.
Being able to sell and accept Record Tokens over this Christmas season has been a major lifeline for us given the travel restrictions and shop closures. The Record Tokens work well for long distance gifts and purchases and hopefully we'll see them in more major outlets in 2021 and beyond."
Congratulations to the entire Underground Solushn team! We hope you enjoy your luxury hamper of goodies!
You can find Underground Solushn at 9 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Once we're out of lockdown be sure to pop in and give them a visit – and don't forget your Record Tokens! You can also give them a call and check out their website for placing orders.
Previous Record Stores of the Month
November 2020 - Sound Knowledge, Wiltshire
October 2020 - Assai Records, Dundee
September 2020 - Vinyl Exchange, Manchester
August 2020 - Slide Record Shop, Bedford
July 2020 - The Forge, Tonyrefail, Wales
June 2020 - Fish Records, Stone, Staffordshire
May 2020 - Raves from the Grave, Frome, Somserset
April 2020 - Red House Records, Swindon
March 2020 - The Rock Box Record Store, Camberley, Surrey
February 2020 - Tasty Records, Altrincham, Greater Manchester
January 2020 - The Record Café, Bradford
December 2019 - Sister Ray, London
November 2019 - Phase 1, Liverpool
October 2019 - Empire Records, St Albans
September 2019 - Record Collector, Sheffield
August 2019 - Black Circle Records, Leighton Buzzard
July 2019 - Beyond Vinyl, Newcastle
June 2019 - The Orpington, Bromley
May 2019 - Vinyl Fiction, Manchester
April 2019 - Spiller's Records, Cardiff
March 2019 - David's Music, Hertfordshire
February 2019 - Winyl, Manningtree
January 2019 - Rapture Witney, Oxfordshire
December 2018 - Crash Records, Leeds
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