Afflecks Palace, Church Street, Manchester M4 1PW
Opening Hours:Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:45pm (closed Sun)
Telephone: 0161 839 0718
Soundwaves is one of 3 record retailers now situated in Afflecks Palace- a former department store and since the early 80s a shopping mecca for all things alternative, heady and patchouli-scented. Dub Merchant and Vinyl Resting Place being the other two…if only they had installed an escalator as those stairs are no good for my aging knees…
Soundwaves Sells Rock, Prog, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Disco, Techno, Dance, Trance, Indie, Alternative and New Wave. They also stock bespoke one off giant canvasses of rock & pop heroes as well as drum lamps and vinyl cake stands. Alex, the main geezer here tells me they also have in-store gigs and have their own record label, of the same name, and have already released Dark Fidelity Hi-Fi’s debut LP – Dub Tests & Sky Pop Transmissions, available on CD from the shop and are hosting a number of ‘Soundwaves Live’ nights.