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Independent Label Market Returns!
The Quietus , May 1st, 2012 10:01

Set for Spitalfields in May

On Saturday May 19th Indie Label Market returns to Spitalfields in East London. The fourth market, following previous successful installments at Spitalfields on Berwick Street and in Brooklyn, will see the bosses of independent labels selling their wares direct to the public in a celebration of the good old-fashioned face-to-face buying experience.

XL, Ninja Tune and Sonic Cathedral will all be returning to ILM, with Wichita, Full Time Hobby, Fire Records and Lanark Records appearing for the first time for a spot of 'threeferrapahnd'. Richard King, author of independent label biography How Soon Is Now? will be running a book stall. Will Angular have their snazzy tombola, that's what we want to know. [continues below]

Speaking about the last Indie Label Market Simon Raymonde of Bella Union said "The sight of Laurence Bell in his "Domino" boilersuit, there at 8:30am, also hammering bits of metal together to create the stall, was re-assuring, and the day just got better and better. Love was all around. Special moments were in abundance. People love to buy music when they can see it and touch it like that. No question it should be a regular event."

This Market comes with the support of the Association Of Independent Music. AIM founder and CEO Alison Wenham said "AIM is thrilled to be supporting the next Independent Label Market at Spitalfields. As Record Store Day has shown, there is huge potential for fans, record shops and labels to meet up and celebrate great music. The next Independent Label Market has the potential to follow suit and become an annual fixture for music fans; a unique opportunity to purchase music directly from the people who made it".

The full list of featured labels runs as follows: Angular, Because, Bella Union, Borstal Beat, Chess Club ,Critical Heights, Domino, Double Denim, Fabric, Fat Cat, Fire Records, Fortuna Pop!, Full Time Hobby, Heavenly, House Anxiety, How Soon Is Now? (book stall), Lanark Records, Lucky Number, Mais Um Discos, Moshi Moshi, Ninja Tune, One Little Indian, Phantasy Sound, Proville, Roundtable, R&S, Sonic Cathedral, Soundway, Stolen Recordings, Sunday Best, Transgressive, Tri Angle, Warp, Wichita, XL.

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