The next part of the Record Stores of the World feature includes an unexpected stop in Surrey, a journey to the south west coast of England and then a trip to Boardmasters Festival in Newquay to see our mates Hockey Dad and West Thebarton make theur UK festival debuts.
After a week or so trekking across Spain and Portugal I find myself in Barcelona for the Primavera Sound Festival and the related Primavera Pro conference. I don't have a lot of time for checking out record stores but I manage to spend some hours fitting it into the schedule.
Between The Great Escape conference and festival in the UK and Primavera Pro & Sound in Spain, I had approximately a week to spend somewhere in Europe checking out the record stores of a couple of cities. Seeing I was already headed to Spain and I hadn't checked much of the record store scene on previous visits to the country, and I'd never even been to neighbouring Portugal, I decided to focus on some of the bigger cities of those two countries. First up it is the capital of Spain, Madrid.