“I want someone to come in with £2 in their pocket and its their last £2 and they want something that makes them happy!” Claudia Wilson owner of Pure Vinyl in Brixton.

We continue our Behind The Counter series with a look at Brixton’s Pure Vinyl which opened in The Department Store in September 2017, having relocated from Brixton’s iconic Reliance Arcade. Pure Vinyl is not only a record shop but a place where music comes alive, from meetings of musicians to a place where young people get their first chance to play a vinyl record and the elderly can reminisce!

Behind The Counter tells the stories behind the wonderful world of the independent record shops presented by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day UK and Bowers & Wilkins. A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run-up to Record Store Day 2019 which will share unique stories from around the UK featuring the shops who have stood the test of time to the newbies on the block. Get to know your local shops.

Watch: Transmission Records in Margate (Behind The Counter Episode 1)
Watch: Action Records in Preston (Behind The Counter Episode 2)
Watch: Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester (Behind The Counter Episode 3)