Manics campaign to save the world’s oldest record shop

Battle ensues to keep nineteenth century Cardiff store

Manic Street Preachers have added their weight to a campaign to save the world’s oldest record shop.

Spillers in Cardiff has been trading since 1894, but is set to fall victim to a substantial rise in rent.

A petition has been created, calling for the landowners to recognise Spillers’ contribution to Cardiff’s musical heritage and keep the rent at a more realistic level. The petition can be accessed here.

A statement signed by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore said: “Spillers was a lifeline, it gave us our musical education. The only record shop in Wales where we could find the music that made us who we are.”

The street outside Spillers was the site of early busking gigs by James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire.