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We are an Independent vinyl only music store based in the heart of Devon. 


With over 35 years experience in music retail, we pride ourselves on giving exceptional friendly service, whether in store or online. 

If you are looking for those classic album re-issues or discovering the best in new music on the format that they were meant to be heard on – look no further


Hi I'm John. Music has been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember.


I was fortunate enough to have older brothers that introduced me to the likes of Bowie and Queen before I could even walk. Over the years my tastes have expanded and I am still searching for new and exciting music across all genres.

I did work experience in a local independent record store in Plymouth, 1987. I loved it. They gave me a Saturday job. I started working for HMV in 1991, a job that I continued with for 28 years. Again, I loved it. My last role was store manager of HMV in Bradford. I left on good terms, winning my grades “Store Manager of the Year”.

My passion has always been about the music and the people. I have always been a believer in following your dreams and doing what you love.

I left HMV to start my own independent record store – the name of the record shop that I did work experience in? Rival Records.


Just completed my third order with these guys. Can't be happier with the service. Well recommended will be ordering more in the future. Thanks rival records

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