Acoustic Boutique celebrates vinyl revival

With vinyl record sales on the rise, two independent Shropshire stores are preparing to celebrate an international music event.

Acoustic Boutique of The Square in Shrewsbury and Left for Dead of the town’s Wyle Cop are joining forces to mark Record Store Day on April 16.

“It should be a good event this year as sales of record players and vinyl are booming,” said David Whittaker of Acoustic Boutique, which sells audio visual products, including turntables.

“We are now stocking a wider range of record decks and have definitely seen a surge in interest over the last 18 months and we are enjoying demonstrating them to customers.

“Younger people, especially indie-rock fans, are now buying records and older people are rediscovering their love of vinyl and are playing their old LPs again.“

Record Store Day has been running for several years and celebrates the world’s independent record shops such as Left for Dead.

Special edition vinyl and CDs are released and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.

David added: “We have some fantastic turntables so would encourage customers to get a good quality player in advance of getting their limited edition vinyls!”

Acoustic Boutique and Left for Dead are offering sales incentives to customers who buy a record deck and vinyl from the shops during April.

Andy Haddon from Left for Dead said: “We work closely together to offer the best in customer service and advice and are looking forward to marking Record Store Day 2016.”

Figures have shown that vinyl sales hit a 26-year high in 2015.