Brighton’s much-loved Resident Records shop is expanding



The Brighton favourite is doubling in size.

Resident Records is taking over the shop next door to cater for the soaring demand for vinyl in the town. Run by husband and wife Derry and Natasha Watkins, the expansion is planned to open to the public today, with Derry telling local newspaper The Argus:

“We’ve recently taken over the lease of the shop next door and over the last month we’ve been bringing the two together. We’ve got a temporary partition between them but as soon as the partition goes up we are open. It’s touch and go but we are hoping to be open by Friday.”

Putting the increased demand down to the eagerness of youth, he continues:

“There has been a huge increase, especially with younger people, which means there is a much wider range available now… Young people who used to be interested in CDs are now looking for vinyl so the record companies have started bringing out newer releases on vinyl with limited edition presses and covers and things to respond to that demand.” [via The Argus]

You can find the three-time winner of the UK’s best independent record shop award at 28 Kensington Gardens. Find out more on their website.