Record Store Day 2021: Where to go in Bristol

Record Store Day 2021: Where to go in Bristol

Posted on: 14 Jul 2021

The second drop of Record Store Day (RSD) 2021 will take place on Saturday 17 July.


Limited edition vinyl will be available in participating stores this weekend as independent record shops across the UK celebrate their unique cultures.


Here's where you can find exclusively released records in Bristol:


Rough Trade @ 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD


Namesake to the legendary label with names like Jarvis Cocker, The Smiths, and The Strokes in its back catalogue, Rough Trade Bristol has been selling a mix of local and global wax since first opening its doors in late 2017.


With such a wide cast net, there is likely to be something for everyone at Rough Trade this Saturday. Click here to see what will be in store. Call ahead to check availability or chat to a friendly face in-store to find out how they're handling the drop. 

Friendly Records @ 59 North St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES


Not defined by a single genre, Friendly Records have been stocking staff picks since 2016, becoming a Bristol favourite in the process.


If you're looking for diverse records on rack, head to BS3 this Saturday. Call ahead or pop in for more info on how it's going down. Contact info and an address can be found here.

Specialist Subject Records @ 72-73 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EJ


Bristol punk firebrands Specialist Subject Records have called their small space in The Exchange home since 2017, operating as an independent label and shop.


On Saturday, they will only be selling a handful of selected RSD releases, so be sure to check availability or head down early. Browse their picks here. Find more contact info here or head down to speak to a friendly face. 

Click here for the full list of RSD drop two releases. Don't fancy any of them? Visit some of Bristol's best crate digging spots not participating in RSD. We recommend Wanted Records, Idle Hands, and Longwell Records.

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George Boyle



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