Situated directly next to Glasgow Queen Street train station, Love Music Glasgow is a unique gem for independent music, and has been in existence for nearly 2 decades. One of the founding members of Record Store Day, a worldwide celebration of independent record shops and artists, (and one that sees throngs of people camping out all night to get their hands on exclusive titles), Love Music Glasgow is spearheaded by Sandy McClean, a Canadian who has been in Scotland for over 40 years. Sandy knows his independent music inside out, from a lifetime spent in music retail, and can surely be considered as the independent music master!
Specialising in Scottish independents, Love Music Glasgow also support artists and labels from beyond Hadrian’s Wall. On a regular basis the store invites selected independent artists to come and perform for their album launch, often hosting several bands playing back to back throughout the day. Love Music Glasgow is the epitome of how music shops should be, and the experience you’re sure to have is most unlike any you’ll find anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a song from an unsigned band, a new release, or something from a back catalogue, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in this iconic music store.
Part of the punk rock movement in the late ‘70’s, Sandy played his role in helping to bring the unique punk DIY spirit into the 21st Century. If you’re an avid fan of independent music and you’re within reach of Glasgow, a visit to this truly unique record store is an absolute must. Especially if it happens to be a Record Shop Day! The most recent one was back in April 2016, which saw Love Music Glasgow swamped by avid independent music fans, waiting to get their hands on one of 500 exclusive record releases, which simply cannot be purchased anywhere else – not the High Street, or online!
Love Music Glasgow exists in great part to provide a platform for independent artists and labels to make themselves heard. Through a combination of stocking exclusive titles, hosting independent bands’ gigs in –store, and Record Shop Days, this quaint independent record store truly is a focal point for Independent music.
The song titles available truly are exclusive and cannot be purchased anywhere else! Come down to the store today and speak to a team of dedicated music enthusiasts, who are able to source your music for you quickly – usually within a day or two. The team at Love Music Glasgow live and breathe independent music and if there is something they don’t know then it’s probably not worth knowing!
A quick check of their Facebook page and you’ll sense a palpable air of excitement that surrounds this one of a kind music shop. Of course, nothing can substitute simply turning up, browsing their extensive list of titles and soaking up the electric atmosphere – particularly if it happens to be a Record Shop day, or when they’re hosting live bands! If you’re a true music connoisseur, you simply must pay Love Music Glasgow a visit!