Third Man London

Jack White opens London store, offers direct to vinyl recordings and live venue

Third Man Records, the Jack White empire which now spans gear and book offshoots, is headed to London’s Soho.

The London store will complete a trio of Third Man stores that includes buildings in Nashville, Tennessee and, of course, Detroit.

The store will officially open on Saturday 25th September at 1 Marshall Street. It has been personally designed by Jack White, who recently launched Jack White Arts & Design via a comprehensive multimedia website cataloguing two decades of his award-winning creative work, alongside the Third Man creative hive of artists. The store was conceptualised and created throughout 2020 and 2021 during the Covid pandemic, with the aim of creating a physical space to help keep record sales and live performances alive after such a tough period for everyone.

Third Man London

The store will also include a live venue dubbed “The Blue Basement,” and a European HQ for Third Man Records. The store will also feature a Third Man Records token-operated recording booth where artists and the public can record their own material straight to vinyl. White previously dabbled with a similar set up with Neil Young recording an album (A Letter Home) at Third Man via a retro recording booth.

Furthermore, in celebration of the opening, Third Man Records approached some of their favourite ever UK artists (as well as some Motown contributions from Detroit!) – Paul Weller, David Ruffin, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cornershop, Gina Birch of The Raincoats and The Magic Roundabout – to record something brand new or contribute something previously unheard to the Third Man catalogue. These exclusive releases will be available to buy on black vinyl on 25th September from the Third Man Webstore (soon to be expanding to the UK/EU), at all three Third Man Records stores, and independent record shops everywhere, and on very limited edition yellow vinyl in the Third Man London store only.