- 11 Aug 21
Jack White designed the brand new record store himself.
Jack White has announced that Third Man Records are opening a permanent London branch in September.
The store will be located in the city’s Soho district, and opens on September 25th. It was personally designed by White, and includes a two-level retail space and performance venue called The Blue Basement. It will serve as a European headquarters for Third Man Records.
White founded Third Man Records in Detroit in 2001, and opened the first store and current headquarters in 2009 in Nashville. The label opened a second Detroit store in 2015 and unveiled a vinyl pressing plant at the site two years later.
The 46-year old said the store was designed with the aim of “creating a physical space to help keep record sales and live performances alive after such a tough period for everyone.”
The Soho store will include a token-operated lucky dip machine called ‘The Literarium,’ which was designed by Toronto artist Craig Small. A token-operated recording booth will also be available in-store allowing customers to record their music straight to vinyl.
To mark the launch of the store, a host of new and unreleased records will be available. Paul Weller, David Ruffin, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cornershop, Gina Birch of The Raincoats and the ‘lost’ Manchester group The Magic Roundabout will all have records for sale.
The exclusive drop on September 25th will be available to buy on black vinyl from the Third Man online store which will soon expand into the UK and Europe. It will also be available in physical stores with a special yellow vinyl available at the London site.