Drift is the award-winning independent record shop in Totnes, Devon.
We have been gliding through life to the beat of our own drum since the mid-nineties and online since 2010. Drift is family owned and operated, and although taking it pretty seriously, we have always recognised that Drift has to remain - above all else - really good fun. No.103 is a light and airy double shop at the top of the Totnes high street stocking new music on CD, Vinyl and Cassette. We stock anything we're into from jazz to post-punk, house, techno and ambient to experimental and avant-garde. There are also some books and magazines that we like and we have a refurbished Fiorenzato Ducale coffee machine that pulls a pretty good espresso, it's a great place to spend some time. Drift is also fully licensed and we serve cocktails on Friday and Saturday nights.
+ Drift was nominated "Indie Champions" at the 2015 AIM Awards
+ Drift was nominated for the Music Week Award in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as 'Best Independent Retailer'
In 2012 we started a newspaper called Deluxe, It's all about record shops. In 2018 we had a re-design and started putting up archive interviews online. deluxenewspaper.com. You can read back issues here and there is a new edition available every other month in all good record shops.
Alongside our retailing friends Piccadilly, Resident and Transmission, we started Dinked, four independent retailers coming together to form a new collective of like-minded shops. Highly collectible, each edition has sold out in record time. You can read all about them dinkededition.co.uk
In 2016 we started the Sea Change Festival in our home town of Totnes & Dartington. Over the first three events, we have welcomed thousands of friends to the area, generated well over a million pounds for the local economy and played hosts to some of our most loved artists and labels. Sea Change now takes place annually on the second May Bank Holiday. seachangefestival.co.uk/history
You're going to want to come and see us... or at least have us ship you something in the post.