A UK-based label, mail-order house and distributor, specialising in all forms of extreme media, but particularly: Black Ambient, Dark Ambient, Neoclassical, Neofolk, Medieval, Martial, Orchestral, Power Electronics, Noise, Japanese Noise, Minimal, Drone, Doom, Death Industrial, Dark Soundtracks, Experimental, obscure electronics from Russia, China, Japan, Poland etc. since 1990.
Conspiracy Records (Antwerp- Belgium)
For the past 10 years Conspiracy Records has been swinging their tentacles in every possible direction. Changing landmarks and taking leaps into disorienting levels. With expertise knowledge of mutant underground subgenres they open gateways that’ll haunt your weirdest dreams. Be sure to swing by the distro set-up to get your mind and wallet crumbled.
Dead Wood Recordings
A DIY record label based in the Midlands, focusing on all things harsh, bleak and experimental. Started in 2006, Dead Wood Recordings primarily deals in short-run limited editions, challenging sounds and lovingly hand-packaged releases. Nothing positive!
A label formed in early 2006 by Alex and Ellen. With a clear motto of good music, good people, good packaging and hard working bands, Holy Roar Records has gone from strength to strength. Releases have included such sterling bands as Rolo Tomassi, Dananananaykroyd, Maths, Throats, Cutting Pink With Knives, Gallows, Kayo Dot, Bloody Panda and more …
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A company created by two childhood friends who have a love for all things stupid and fun, and the need to brighten up lives, not least their own!! With a wide selections of original designs, for boys & girls, printed on sweatshop free American Apparel t-shirts.
A shambolic visual collection of hoodlums and battered psyches, born out of a basic obsession to create. Not to be trusted with pen, paper or any other medium that can leave a mark. Initially formed amongst a group of friends, skateboarders, Illustrators, Designers, Image-Makers and Lurkers.
Have been toiling away for the last thirty years establishing an independent alternative to the corporate structures of the music industry. A true working example of the DIY ethics of punk, Southern provide a home for labels as disparate as Dischord, Anticon, Southern Lord and now home to Capsule Records- each label leaders in their field and each displaying a unique character that holds true to the independent spirit.
Split Femur Recordings
An independent label based in Stafford and York. Founded in 2006 by Birmingham born Alan Daly, who himself is one of the artists on the roster, working under the curious moniker of Emvelope Nine. The label has a strong leaning towards electronic and experimental music including hip hop, post-rock and noise. The first release was Planivaar’s ‘The Yellow Square’ released back in March 2007 and has since been releasing albums by Guy Gelem, Eight Pence Chains, Hurra Caine Landcrash, Navidson Record, Progress Centre, Um Fall Am and Horses
UK’s largest small label since 1999. Digging out musical treasures at the A + R car boot sale of recorded sound. Home to The Owl Service and Alison O’ Donnell, Serafina Steer, Starless and Bible Black + Ass.
A label and mail order based out of Bristol. It has been involved with over 40 releases over its 8 year existence, and has worked with such bands as Army Of Flying Robots, Art Of Burning Water, Boris, The Death Of Her Money, The Endless Blockade, End The Agony, Geisha, Hunting Lodge, Jinn, Melt Banana, Moss, Narcosis, Orthrelm, Snowblood, Swarrrm, Taint, Trencher and many more. The mailorder carries a wide array of punk, hardcore, doom, metal, stoner, grind, noise and electronica from all over the world.
The Speeding Train
A one-man illustration company founded in Nottingham in the year 2000, specialising in the design of gig posters. In direct contrast to the ’boutique’ poster industry, The Speeding Train only designs posters to be printed for genuine gig promotion. Gig posters in the genuine sense of the word. Stuck up on walls and in shops and venues and then torn down a few days later. Heavyweight litho-printed A3 versions of around 100 different designs are available to buy from the stall at this year’s Supersonic Festival.
Tin Angel/ Taylor John’s House
A small cafe/bar/music venue in Medieval Spon Street, Coventry, home to Tin Angel Records, which has had several successful releases by Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri, Adrian Crowley and Danny Schmidt. July sees the release of Polar Bear’s new album.
Taylor Johns is the Tin Angel’s big brother. Opening in April 06, to hold a growing audience, TJ’s is one of the Midlands’ premier Leftfield music venues.
Selling vintage clothes and ephemera from the 50s to the 00s, trading cards and collectibles, music memorabilia, deadstock gems and forgotten treasures. WONDERLEAGUE is home to Bunny Bissoux and also sells fanzines, artists books, prints, badge sets, handmade plush toys and one off items of clothing and accessories, all this and cupcakes too!! We have all the things you never knew you needed.
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