With great excitement we bring you news of our latest venture. With your help, this April we’ve opened a Record Shop in Deal!
The closing of Soundhouse (our local independent record shop) a few years ago was a huge loss to Deal, and many people in the area would love to see something similar return to our town. With only 150 Independent record shops left in the UK, they are now a very endangered species!
However, thanks to a resurgence of vinyl and a community based groups like us taking the plunge, there are signs of a comeback.
We know how much of a struggle this kind of shop can be to keep open and it will only survive with your backing, in the same way you’ve supported us so amazingly in our numerous events and releases over the past few years.
So, we are inviting you to become members of the shop, so that you can be part of this journey, and have a stake in this new addition to the town. In return you will receive a whole host of benefits including free records and invitations to special gigs and meetings. We are also offering members 50% off their smugglers festival ticket.
If you can’t afford to subscribe as a member, don’t worry. Just share the news, spread the word come in for coffee and use us as a normal record shop.
If you can, it offers us stability to cover our operating costs, and will mean together we can develop the shop and label to bring even more amazing music to Deal both live and on record!
Please go to www.smugglersrecords.com/membership to become a member.