Formed in 1993 the label’s first success was with Suede, whose debut album, Suede (1993), crashed into the top of the UK Albums Chart, after 1 day sales and became what was the fastest-selling debut album at the time for 10 years.

The platinum album went on to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize . The band achieved 6 Brit Award nominations & adorned over 60 front covers as the band that kick started a new movement what was to become BritPop!

A further four Top 3 UK albums followed for Suede including 5 top 10 singles culled from the No 1 album Coming UpThe band’s success continued across Europe & South East Asia  with repeated success of  top 5 albums and singles .

Other artists signed to the label included Geneva, who entered the Top 20 with their debut album Further and achieved four Top 40 singles.

Black Box Recorder entered the midweek chart at no 8 before landing  into the bottom half of the top 20 with the cleverly crafted pop  hit single and album The Facts of Life (2000).

Additionally chart album hits and singles followed for the label including successes by  UltrasoundLowgold, & the late but hugely talented Billy Mackenzie.

In 2005 the release of the compilation albumFuture’s Burning, featured songs from up and coming British bands such as Franz FerdinandBloc PartyKaiser ChiefsThe Libertines and Razorlight

After another Hiatus the label returned in 2016 with a new distribution deal with Red/Essential, armed and ready for business.

Recent releases include the long awaited return of versatile Scottish guitarist, songwriter and former Arab Strap frontman Malcolm Middleton, with his album Summer of ’13  and singer/songwriter & Mercury music prize nominee Lou Rhodes‘ highly acclaimed solo album theyesandeye

Recent Releases

theyesandeye

Lou Rhodes
22/07/2016

All I Need (Single)

Lou Rhodes
22/06/2016