vinyl - CDs - books - merch - events
A truly independent record shop in the heart of the North Laine.
An unpretentious place of warmth, chat, humility, laughter, discovery and ultimately, sweet sweet music. Music for all ears, from all eras. No genre or generation boundaries. No judgements. Just enjoyment of everything that the culture of music and those that embrace it bring when they come together in a record shop environment.
(a selection of the residents, april 2022)
27-28 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 4AL
Phone Number (general contact) :
Email address (general contact / enquiries) :
Website email address (online orders) :
OPENING HOURS (2022)
WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY - 9.30AM - 6.00PM
(please do check for Bank Holiday / Record Store Day / Christmas / events variations)
We'd love to see you anytime between these hours.
You can also:
ORDER ONLINE (24/7) FOR DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR, OR FOR COLLECTION FROM THE SHOP.
(please ensure you have received your notification email that your order is ready to collect before attempting to collect from the shop)
Resident was born of a joint dream & was opened in 2004 by Derry Watkins & Natasha Youngs in Brighton’s North Laine, their favourite part of their hometown of Brighton. The husband & wife team had spent huge chunks of their respective lives in record shops. Both sides of the counter. They set out to create the kind of record shop they would want to shop and work in.
Stimulating but not intimidating
Friendly and welcoming but not in your face
Engaging and informative but not too geeky or overwhelming
Modern and clean but not soulless.
Things have changed a lot over the years for us at Resident. The team has expanded from a duo into a healthy crew of 25+ fellow Residents. The physical shop doubled in size in 2015 when we took on the lease for the shop next door & knocked the dividing wall down. The stock is now predominantly vinyl instead of solely CD. The website takes us worldwide & we run a busy online service. We host an awful lot of instore & outstore events.
The core ethos of the business remains the same though – to share, champion & sell the music that keeps us motivated, excited & engaged every day.
We consider it a thrill and a privilege to work with music & interesting people all day, in such an incredible city. We positively ooze love for what we do!.
It's a buzz we hope to ride on for a long time to come.
Resident Music Limited
VAT No : 834495504