This week’s episode of Behind The Counter features Tough Love in St Leonards on Sea.

“I decided I wanted to open the kind of shop that I couldn’t find. Part of the important thing for me was to make this shop a safe space. I want to encourage females to come and feel comfortable in that kind of space. I wasn’t always made to feel that way when I was younger, I felt very intimidated, so I definitely wanted to create the opposite vibe in here. Anja Petitto

Behind The Counter tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record shops. Presented by Classic Album Sundays and Record Store Day UK, in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins.

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A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run up to #RSD24 which will share the unique stories from around the UK. Get to know your local shops!