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Idle Hands is a Bristol based record shop and label set up by Chris Farrell in 2009.

Starting life as a record label whilst Farrell was working alongside Peverelist at the now defunct Rooted Records on Gloucester Road.

Toward the end of 2010 it became clear that shop would have to close. In its place Idle Hands opened in February 2011.

The aim of the shop has always been to represent the thriving dance music scene in the city by supporting local artists, labels and DJs – whilst also having an international perspective of stocking and reaching out to music producers from around the world.

At the start of 2017 the shop moved premises from its original base on Stokes Croft to City Road in St Pauls.

Original shop crew in 2011: Kowton, Shanti Celeste, Chris Farrell, Sean Kelly