A NEW Mecca for vinyl record fans has opened in Stourbridge.

Lee Newman has opened Record Culture in Market Street, next to The Hop Vault.

The shop, the only one of its kind between Worcester and Birmingham, specialises in new music - and Lee said: "We sell all the new releases that come out each week - rather than older, second-hand records."

The new venture also sells books and other items related to records and music and Lee, from Stourbridge, added: "While not quite ready to go yet, we'll also be doing some very good quality coffee."

He said the response to the opening of the shop has been "really superb" and he added: "In the age of streaming, vinyl records is an industry that continues to grow year on year and is appealing to younger and younger groups of customers."

To find out more search Record Culture on Facebook.