Over the last couple of years, Belfast has suffered the loss of two much-loved record shops, Sick Records and Head Records. It was looking a bit grim for a minute there but fear not: on Saturday, April 13th – Record Store Day 2019 – a new independent record store will launch.
The brainchild of Darren Smyth of local promoters par excellence Strange Victory, Jeff Doherty of Belfast’s Dragon Records and Sinead Green, Strange Victory Records will be Belfast’s only indie store stocking new releases alongside, in their words, “a plethora of curiosities and classic used vinyl.”
Situated at 22 Berry Street, the store will launch on RSD19 with a stacked line-up with sounds from the likes of Timmy Stewart, Chris Frieze, Explosion Sound System and more to be revealed.
It’s never been more imperative to support your local wax dealers, Belfastians, so get down for the launch of Strange Victory Records from 11am on Saturday.