This week’s episode features Bear Tree Records in Sheffield. “We just wanted it to feel like a space people could come in and enjoy and it not be dark and dingy and dusty and messy. We care about everything to do with the shop in terms of you know down to the labels, the way the genres are split out, sound quality in the shop, the way we keep it tight really helps in terms of, you’re not sifting through loads of stuff that nobody really wants.” Joe Blanchard

Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record shops.

Watch: Behind the Counter UK 2021 Roundup including Jumbo Records, Love Vinyl, X Records, Wilderness Record Store, Flashback Records, Le Freak Records, Tallbird Records, Reflex Records, Bear Tree Records, Diverse Vinyl, Empire Records & Elsewhere.

Presented by Classic Album Sundays and Record Store Day UK in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run up to #RSD21​​ which will share the unique stories from around the UK. Get to know your local shops!