When I went yesterday to the bank and to photograph the build I then noticed a new record shop opposite , Pop Recs.
|Outside Pop Recs|
|Inside Pop Recs|
It's run by Frankie and The Heartsrings , and I was chatting with the guy behind the counter who was telling about how they set it up when HMV shut down, and the fact that they'd had The Cribs and The Vaccines playing for free recently. The good thing about the place its that it has the space inside to support a live band. He also told me that the Red Building across the street was owned by Nadine Shah's family and that she was a frequent visitor to the shop. Nadine is a local girl and has produced two stunning albums so that was just an amazing coincidence.
Unfortunately I was in a rush so only had a short visit and didn't buy anything this time, but seriously this one shop is a reason to actually go to Sunderland. The people are friendly and you can also get coffee and a lot more there, another positive is that they obviously care about people and music , you'll know why when you visit.
With National Record Shop Day coming around in a couple of weeks (18th April) this will be the place to be in Sunderland , you really should go.
So really it's been a great start to the month and the sun is shining , I hope your month goes as well as mine is going to do.