Bristol record shop Idle Hands is closing





The crew hope to re-open in more centrally located premises.

Bristol record store Idle Hands is closing its shop, currently located at City Road.

Read more: Inside Idle Hands

Owner Chris Farrell decided not to renew the current lease, noting that the UK’s Christmas COVID-19 wave, as well as Brexit, had strongly impacted the shop.

However, he hopes to move the shop to more centrally located premises, with a “new strategy to make the business more sustainable.”

He has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover both the costs of moving, as well as the financial hit from closing.

“Any money raised will alleviate ongoing costs. These costs include: storage of stock whilst looking for a new premises and ongoing business overheads that would normally be covered by shop takings,” he explains.

“In the unlikely event that a new location can’t be found, funds will be used to wind down the business.”

Head to Crowdfunder for more info and to donate.