Being a wholly independent record label is tough. Don’t get me wrong though, the pleasures of releasing and producing successful music far outweighs the sweat and tears, and we really wouldn’t be doing it otherwise. But being a niche label in the big world of electronic EDM and mainstream indie heavyweights makes it that extra bit difficult. We pour our hearts and lives into making music we dig, from dark instrumental soul music to quirky Bollywood surf soul and beyond; and it all comes down to the people who support it. You keep new music on our catalogue, you help our bands tour and you push us towards creating new music.
As you know, Record Store Day has pushed people to go out and support their local record store. That then supports many of the local artists and labels that are connected to them. Record Store Day attracted such large numbers in 2015 that sales increased by 628% in independent record stores. Major support like this keeps record stores alive in this age where downloading your favourite band via torrent is just too easy.
We’re excited to be part of the first ever Independent Label Week. Think of it as the Record Store Day for labels such as ourselves. The inaugural event will present special events, releases and sales associated with independent record labels around the world. Check out the associated labels, listen to their music and maybe you’ll find your next favourite thing. Our offering is a super special edition 7-inch by The PutBacks. Only 150 copies available from 9am on November 10th. Set your reminders.