A Dundee institution is the latest to feature in an online series celebrating the UK’s most unique and renowned independent record shops.
Le Freak Records, on the city’s Perth Road, has been visited by Behind The Counter, created as part of the build up to Record Store Day alongside Classic Album Sundays.
The 12-part series shines a spotlight on the hard-working and music loving record shop owners who play a vital role in bringing music fans together in their local communities.
Each episode celebrates the unique personality and history of 12 shops from all corners of the UK.
Le Freak’s Jack Lefeuvre talks about their unique dolphin dog logo and famous visitors including Prince and Elton John as viewers take a tour round the brightly decorated shop.
Record Store Day 2021 takes place on Saturday June 12 and an additional date on Saturday July 17.
It sees over 200 independent shops across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture with special events and releases.
Like much of the UK high street, they’ve had to close their doors for much of the last year.
However, many have risen to the Covid challenge by adapting to a new way of life and connecting with music fans through brand new online mail order options, coordinating safe click & collect services and even jumping on a bike to offer same day local delivery options.
Behind The Counter gives an insight into how they have stayed busy throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and what life in a record shop really entails.
Record Store Day is supported by audio brand Bowers & Wilkins as an official partner.
Giles Pocock, Vice-President of Brand Marketing for Bowers & Wilkins, said: “All of us are passionate music lovers first and foremost. We deeply value the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into making a record, and the unique role that independent record stores play in bringing those records to music fans.”
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