Opening on Castle Road is Pie & Vinyl. This will be the first independent music outlet selling new releases since Reflex Records moved to Fareham a few years ago, and Southsea has been crying out for something like this ever since.
Steve & Rob, the guys behind Pie & Vinyl, are committed to bringing something fresh to the the community;
“Both being from Southsea and now in our thirties, we felt that there was call for an independent record shop in Southsea. Somewhere that we could go to, listen to and buy the music we liked in a relaxed environment. The idea had been rattling around our collective brains for a while; however things really started to become reality when we realized that we were bored of waiting for someone else to do it, we may as well do it ourselves.
Things snowballed from then and we thought about introducing pie and mash to our operation. Combining the two things we love the most. Music and food.”
Along with these two staples of life, they will be offering a drinks menu, poster art for sale, instore signings and showcasing local bands and artists.
The grand opening is now set for Friday the 6th of April. Below are some pictures of the nearly completed shop.