This Saturday! Independent Label Market

Independent Label Market this Saturday 10th December at Spitalfields, bringing together the heads of a number of PIAS-distributed labels, plus Quietus gig at Old Blue Last

As we reported a couple of weeks back, the Quietus is very excited to be helping out with the Independent Label market in Spitalfields this coming Saturday, 10th December. A special event specifically for labels distributed by PIAS, who lost a great deal of their stock in the warehouse fire during this summer’s riots, it offers the chance for people to purchase records directly from the heads of the labels involved. As we first reported, the list includes Angular, Big Dada, Ninja Tune, Brownswood, Chemikal Underground, One Little Indian, Sonic Cathedral and many more.

Now we’ve got some more news about the Market, in the run up to the weekend. Rough Trade Shops, Sunday Best, Best Before & Wonderfulsound have all been added to the roster of labels present on the day (for the full list see the bottom of this article).

Several labels have announced some of the exclusive bits and pieces they’ll be selling on the day. Particularly collector friendly is one single signed pink vinyl copy of Elton John’s ‘Are You Ready For Love’ from Southern Records – the sort of thing you’d need to turn up rather early to have a hope of bagging. Double Six are selling signed Bill Ryder Jones and John Cale records, and Chemikal Underground will be offering test pressings of Mogwai’s Come On Die Young, Interpol’s debut Fukd I.D. #3 and Arab Strap’s Week Never Starts Round Here.

And as well as helping out on the day, the Quietus is taking over the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch for a free gig later that evening. We’ve got one of our favourite new bands Toy headlining, with Dave ID in support, and Quietus (and possibly some other people too) taking on DJ duties for the evening. Come and join us for a drink and some excellent music.

The full list of events, appearances and exclusive stuff is below:

Accidental – The Invisible doodling on copies of their album The Invisible

Angular – Tombola and mince pies; These New Puritans test pressings, last copies of records that won’t be repressed again

Big Dada – Roots Manuva live appearance

Chemikal Underground – Mogwai, Interpol and Arab Strap test pressings

Double Six – signed copies of John Cale and Bill Ryder Jones records; a sheet of Cale’s lyric paper

Loose Music – Test pressings available

Memphis Industries – The Go! Team appearance

Ninja Tune – DJ Food & Fink appearance

Southern Fried – Rare 7"s; that signed Elton John single

Stolen Recordings – Pete & The Pirates appearance, plus signed records; Bo Ningen Koroshitai Kimochi 10"s and Japanese editions

Weird World – Peaking Lights appearance

Wonderfulsound – The Superimposers, Shawn Lee, The Kramford Look and John Stammers appearance

The full list of labels involved is as follows:

Angular, Accidental, Best Before, Big Dada, Borstal Beat, Brownswood Recordings, Chemikal Underground, Different, Domino, Double Six, Fabric, Fat Cat, Kartel, Loose Music, Lucky Number, Mais Um Discos, Memphis Industries, Ninja Tune, One Little Indian, Play It Again Sam, Rekids, Rough Trade Shops, Sonic Cathedral, Soundway, Southern Fried, Stolen Records, Sunday Best, Weird World, Wonderfulsound, X-tra Mile

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