As previously reported, the inaugural Independent Label Market will set up stall in Soho, London this Saturday, 21 May.
The event will take place on Berwick Street, where the heads of each participating label will sell their products directly to customers.
“I started making mixtapes and selling them,” recalls Richard Russell, boss of XL Recordings. “I had a stall in Camden market. That’s really what a record company is, apart from the fact it’s not legal. You sort the music, get the artwork done, do the manufacturing and then sell them. That was actually the most fun, visceral way of running a record label that I’ve ever been involved in, because you talk to every single person who buys something.”
As well as XL, other notable labels taking the opportunity to sell rarities, merchandise and collectibles include Soul Jazz, Domino, R&S Records, Bella Union, Mute, Tri Angle, Peacefrog and Merok. Angular Records will be carrying the last copies of debut singles by Klaxons and These New Puritans, Heavenly will have the last ever copies of the Saint Etienne 7” box set, and Rough Trade will have an exclusive single from Alexander on sale. Perhaps most interestingly, Tri Angle Records will be hawking exclusive T-shirts and the first physical copies of its Lindsay Lohan tribute album, originally available only on digital.
Guest artists turning up to the market include Blawan, These New Puritans, Tim Key, Slow Club and Vondelpark. A list of confirmed labels and the wares they’ll be offering is below. For more information, visit independentlabelmarket.com.
Last ever copies of These New Puritans debut EP ‘Now Pluvial’, last copies of Klaxons debut single ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’, copies of our first ever release, ‘The New Cross’ compilation feat. Bloc Party’s debut track.
Artist guests: Tim Key, Gyratory System, These New Puritans
Signed copies of for example Explosions In The Sky, Marques Toliver and Midlake, plus special hand-crafted fanzine and karaoke cassette.
Chess Club hits big with a handful of the first ever White Lies release, the ‘Unfinished Business’ 7”, AND Mumford And Sons super rare tour EP 10”
As well as a host of special editions, box sets and limited releases ‘Domino Baggu’ – bags exclusively designed by artist Jason Evans will be on sale in perky summer colours.
The last ever copies of St Etienne’s 7’’s special box set, signed copies from The Head & The Heart, extremely limited 7’’s Motown Junk from Manic Street Preachers
Last copy of The Big Pink’s debut single, and last remaining copies of Zoo Kid and 2:54’s recent and sought after limited singles.
Ltd edition tape cassettes of brand new release by Deptford Goth.
The last few copies of Klaxons second single, and the last copies of Crystal Castles debut EP.
Obscure stock clearance gems at giveaway prices from The Drums, Lykke Li, Florence and The Machine. Early Hot Chip 7’’s. Artist guest: Slow Club
The first batch of their special, 20th anniversary releases, including Theo Parrish and Little Dragon and more
Limited editions of sold out items, test pressings and rare back catalogue finds. Artist guests: Vondelpark and Blawan
A release exclusive to this event. Alexander – ‘Truth’ on the a-side, ‘Truth’ remix by White Arrows on the b-side. Alexander is the lead singer of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and this is a song off his debut self-titled solo album.
Rare titles form Yuck, Purity Ring, Holy Others etc, plus exclusive handmade t-shirts
Tri-angle T-shirts exclusively on sale at the event. First physical copies of Tri-angle’s Lindsay Lohan tribute album, ‘Let Me Shine For You’, previously only available digitally.
WALL OF SOUND
Stockroom finds such as promo only vinyls with promo only tracks, slipmatts, stickers, badges and mugs. Artist guest: Jon McClure from The Reverend and the Makers. Fellow label Play it Again Sam will join the stall.