As the riots took a hold of London, one of the buildings destroyed was the PIAS music
distribution warehouse in Enfield. The stock of many of the UK’s independent record labels was destroyed, leaving smaller labels in dire financial straits.
The Label Love concept was born the morning after the fire to support the record labels
affected. The aim is to rally the music industry, both on the artist and audience sides,
raising money and awareness to help those affected through the tough times ahead.
Monday sees the first of many gigs in support of the labels affected by the PIAS fire.
The Label Love Willkommen Records Showcase is at The Silver Bullet – Finsbury Park from 7.00pm and features:
Eyes and No Eyes
Eyes & No Eyes are a four piece London-based band with a clear love of all things
experimental. Via looped cello, breakbeats, and dense electric guitar textures
they have created something that incorporates their love of less conventional
offerings – tying together the worlds of the experimental and the accessible with
beautiful clarity. The result is music which creates a sense of old world drama and
romance transposed into a modern context, a hypnotic mixture of the familiar and
Rozi was born Rosalind Leyden, in the leafy-greens of Winchester. Since moving to
Bristol she’s been working on the ferries that bob in and out of the city, along the
Avon, whilst creating her own beautifully intimate music that captures life slowly
Dancehalls are a 4 piece pop band from Brighton featuring members of the
Willkommen Collective (The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel & Adrian, Alessi’s Ark).
Following sold-out shows with Sons of Noel and Adrian and The Wave Pictures, they
recorded their debut EP to be released later this year.
With four part vocal harmonies dusted with reverb, group percussion, trumpets,
strings and Casiotone keys, their sound is an unmistakably Southern English take on
eclectic, direct folk-pop.
The band have been described as Efterklang meeting Yo La Tengo in the back of
Paul Simon’s taxi.
Living her life between Japan and Bristol, she is constantly touring, constantly
writing, skipping from one fleetingly romantic show to another- whether it be a
church in England, a gallery in Japan or a squat in Switzerland. Her recordings
are often born from late nights at home plugged into her 4-track. When she’s not
playing, she’s sewing album sleeves and record bags. A true DIY artist in every
sense of the word.
Rachael normally plays solo but will be joined by a last minute super group backing
band (including Laura Marling’s banjo player and bassist!)