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Posted June 4th 2015

The Vinyl Frontier

Record store – The  Vinyl Frontier – in Eastbourne, has moved to a more central location in the heart of the town, and just a two minute walk from the mainline railway station.

The Vinyl Frontier specialises in new, used and rare/collectible vinyl LPs and singles, alongside a small selection of CDs, record players, music artwork, fashion clothing and memorabilia. Now in its new location, the store has also opened up a cafe inside as well as a downstairs small venue space for in-store performances.

Co-proprietors, Chris King and Rhydd Pugh said “We are extremely excited to be moving in to the heart of Eastbourne. Little Chelsea is a vibrant Bohemian area very much on the up and we are certain that it’s the perfect move for The Vinyl Frontier.”

In the following months, Chris and Rhydd intend on continuing their trend of regular in-store visits, having already hosted the likes of Snuff, Stereolabs and Sarcofagus. They are in the process of trying to arrange a visit from Wolf Alice, with The Everlasting Yeah already expressing interest in coming to visit the shop and the seaside!

Now in its fourth year, The Vinyl Frontier is proving a favourite with music industry professionals – noted DJs, musicians, promoters and managers all frequent the shop on a regular basis. Past visitors have included members of Snuff, The Pink Fairies, Spaceman 3, The Morticians, Huggy Bear, Stereolab, ASBO Derek, Arabrot and Sarcofagus.

Recently mentioned in The Sunday Times who cited it as a place of interest in their Homes section, as well as The Quietus, whose editor John Doran delighted Vinyl Frontier customers earlier this month with a reading from his new book Jolly Lad.

As part of The Eastbourne Festival (which runs from 4th-26th July 2015), the Vinyl Frontier will be hosting various music and record based events. Details to follow, the festival features 3 weeks of art and culture, including music, visual arts, comedy, theatre and much more!

Other notable past events at the shop have included in-store performances from Squeeze guitarist Chris Difford, American blues legend Guy Davies, as well as being used as the location for a photoshoot by Irish pop band The Script prior to their last US Tour.

The Vinyl Frontier’s record store day re-opening saw 400 people through the door, with live sets from Jake Isaac, Bosco Rogers and Dj sets from Steve Mason and Pete Wiggs. An excellent opening day and we wish them continued success in their new store!

The Vinyl Frontier
35 Grove Road, Little Chelsea