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 Up. The band’s success continued across Europe & South East Asia with repeated success of top 5 albums and singles .
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.