Vinyl has come back in a big way, and not many people know that it’s become almost industry standard to include a free MP3 or CD of the album when purchasing an LP. For us, this is the ultimate way to purchase music as you can hold the product tightly, admire the artwork whilst being able to play the music on your hardrive device. A little piece of history you own, with a story of how you bought it or maybe a memory attached to it forever.
Feel free to visit the Record Room at the back of the building. But before you do, take a moment to look around you… for the artwork of the vinyl records is as important as the music. Our new releases are found displayed on the wall as you enter Pie & Vinyl, while a selection of our current favourites are found towards the back room with the rest of our stock. As an independent record store, we’re also lucky enough to sell a wide selection of indie record shop exclusives.
The history of Pie & Vinyl Record Café is simple. Combining our love and passion for music with one of England’s favourite old fashioned comfort foods in a stylish cosy location in Castle road, Southsea. Pie & Vinyl invite all of our brothers and sisters who currently inhabit this historically significant, fashionably vibrant culturally exciting city, to explore, enjoy and revel in this unique experience.
We are proud to live in Southsea and wish to support other local like-minded and independent businesses. We offer great teas produced in Portsmouth, pies from Southsea as well as offering a chance for local bands and artists to showcase their work. Even the furniture has been sourced from the Portsmouth and Southsea area.
First of all I’ll talk about the music. We aim to specialise in new music and new artists. We have a rough policy of stocking albums released within the last two years, which will be available in all formats but predominantly vinyl.
Then take a look at the music poster art on the wall. These posters have been created by artists all over the world. Poster art collecting is a movement which has become extremely popular in the last few years, with the idea being that bands and artists work together to create a poster to promote a gig at a venue on the bands tour. Each show has a separate design and it is never repeated again. Again, we have more stock in the record room at the back of Pie & Vinyl and With the help of Southsea Gallery we can frame the posters in any style you desire. See a member of staff for more details.
There will also be music magazines and papers for you to read-so, relax embrace this unique experience and start sharing the things that are passionate to you.
Alternatively, if you can’t make it into our shop, you can always buy vinyl online at our independent online record store.
Welcome to Pie & Vinyl, an experience for all of your senses…..