Slow Boat Records

Monday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Tuesday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Thursday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Friday9:30 am – 7:30 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

183 Cuba Street, Te Aro

04-385 1330

Who said music retail stores were in decline? Well, anyone paying attention to anything did, but that's beside the point. So while the nation's malls fill with the calcified husks of yesterday's CD Stores, indie stalwart Slow Boat Records continues to offer up tray upon neatly-catalogued tray of music worth looking into, in CD and vinyl form.

The Cuba Street institution has been flying the flag for independent records stores for, well, since forever. If you prize hours of crate-digging or the thrill of a new favourite sound, make this your next port of call. Samuel Flynn-Scott declares this place as "meditation for music nerds." 

Photography by Anna Briggs

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183 Cuba Street, Te Aro

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