The music industry has been profoundly changed by multinationals, the internet and online streaming. In a time where we can listen to practically any track we like at the click of a button, it is amazing that independent record shops are able to survive. Yet surviving they are, thriving in fact - with hundreds more being opened in the past five years. This is a testament to community and Record Store Day is an annual celebration of this unique and global culture. We've compiled a list below of South London's best-loved independent music spots, and whether they're participating in Record Store Day.
We’re closing in on that time of year again when we can safely discard our winter coats for the next few months and enjoy the sunshine. Like Roy Ayers said “Everybody loves the sunshine” and there’s no better way to take advantage of the weather than with a great fun filled festival. There are plenty of fairs, festivals and fetes around South London this summer that you will definitely enjoy.