Favourite UK labels?


#1

Current or in general. Looking for a few new bands to get my teeth into.

Shoot…


#2

Not exactly small but:

Erased tapes
Planet mu
Domino
4AD
Mute


#3

Also, modern love.


#4

Fat Cat


#5

Yeah, 4AD. Also, Fortuna Pop as a smaller British label. Shane that they’re winding up.


#6

Faux Discx


#7

Upset The Rhythm


#8

Alcopop
Big Scary Monsters


#9

Fat Cat
Chemikal Underground
Erased Tapes
Static Caravan


#10

WIAIWYA


#11

#12

Ghost Box


#13

A few have already been mentioned - Chemikal Underground, Fat Cat, Domino, Erased Tapes. Although they’re not exactly small, Warp and Ninja Tune put out a lot of exceptional stuff. Always keep an eye on Gringo, Sonic Cathedral and Trashmouth Records amongst smaller labels.


#14

Forgot to add, Stolen Recordings are always worth checking on too.


#15

Leaf Label


#16

Bella Union


#17

Sonic Cathedral
Art is Hard

Always something interesting on those two.


#18

Has to be Factory in general - the whole haphazard way they got such works of beauty on to the shelves of record shops. I still look at my New Order 12"s from the mid-80s, up to the ‘Technique’ and just admire them…
Honourable mention to Mute; always artist driven and the big acts like Depeche Mode, Moby, Erasure, Yazoo, Richard Hawley, Nick Cave, and now New Order, has kept them going, despite the digital age.


#19

In addition to what’s already been said, Rocket Recordings