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Click & Collect
in Bristol

The Shop

Idle Hands is a Bristol based record shop set up by Chris Farrell in 2011.

The aim of the shop is 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.

You can find us at:

32a City Road
St Pauls


Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 12-6pm
Sunday: 1-5pm


Brexit & European Orders

*** Please note we have had to halt sales to the EU whilst we finalise our IOSS / VAT / Shipping arrangements following the new regulations that came into force 1st July 2021. This is a temporary measure so that we do not cause our customers headaches when ordering. We will have this sorted ASAP, we apoligise for any inconvenience. ***


Combining Website & Discogs Orders

Place your order as normal on on our Website, leave a note on it that you wish to combine – then place your order on Discogs – BUT DO NOT PAY – we will amend the shipping accordingly.

If you have spent £50 on the shop website and qualified for free UK postage you can add further items on Discogs at no extra postage cost.


Listening In Store

Since COVID-19 we have had to adapt our business. As we are now selling more online we need to keep all our records in the condition we recived them from the distributor.

We no longer allow new records to be listened to directly in the shop. All new titles can be listened to on an iPad.

Items in our bargain bins can still be picked up handled, we just don’t want finger prints on our new stock.


Stocking Records

We prefer to buy from distributors but if you have a record you think suits the shop feel free to contact us with all relevant info, sound clips, dealer price and shipping costs. Please do not send us stock before arranging it with us.