Independent Label Market Spitalfields As Spotify Playlist
, December 9th, 2011 12:25
Tomorrow is Independent Label Market at Spitalfields, so we've put together a Spotify playlist of some of our favourites
Over the years, Citizens of London have been able to buy many goods at Spitalfields Market. In 1638, King Charles gave a licence for "flesh, fowl, and roots" to be sold on the site, just outside the old city walls of London. Costermongers hawked their varied wares at Spitalfields until the wholesalers moved out to New Spitalfields Market in 1991. They were replaced by antique shops, and more recently stalls selling curious jewellery to tourists on a Sunday, and during the week anything from excellent old suits to second hand vinyl and ancient fishing tackle. Tomorrow, though, our friends Joe Daniel of Angular Records and Katie Riding of Bang On are taking over Spitalfields for the Independent Label Market. Joe and Katie came up with the idea for the market in response to the Sony warehouse fire that, during the August riots, destroyed the stock of many of the independent record labels who distributed by PIAS. You can read an interview with Joe Angular all about the market here. ILM Spitalfields will see a whole load of super rare vinyl and other things on sale. Aidan Moffat is coming down from Glasgow to run the Chemikal Underground stall, where they’ll be flogging off test pressings of Mogwai’s Come On Die Young, Interpol's Fukd Id#3 and Arab Strap's The Week Never Starts Round Here. Angular Records have test pressings of These New Puritans’ ‘Elvis’ and ‘Swords Of Truth’ up for grabs, as well as a tombola which gives you a go on a digital fruit machine that, if you win, spits out MP3s! Physical digital interface technologies as you’ve never before seen them! Double Six have hand written lyrics from John Cale, the last Ninja Tune XX boxset is going to go go go... plus much much more. The market will run from 11 am until 5pm, then the Quietus is wandering up the road to the Old Blue Last for a party featuring Dave ID and No Bra, that’s from 8pm until 2am. A tiring day, whatwhat.