‘I am sort of rapping at one point. I wanted to re-record it because I sound like Mary Poppins’: we chat to harpist, singer-songwriter and sometime Bad Jan member about her latest solo offering.
Co-founder Toby L on how the label has survived colossal industry changes, launched a publishing arm and come to find itself at the beating heart of UK independent music…
It's hard to believe that spritely indie imprint Transgressive Records is now 15 years old. Here, label co-founder Toby L curates some of his highlights from the back and current catalogue.
Happy punks IDLES on why Joy as an Act of Resistance really was 'that difficult second album' and what they have up their sleeves for album number three...
‘We've directly watched political issues affect people we know and love and change our world. It's really hard to ignore that': Cultdreams on reflect on how the outside world affected their latest record.
‘I always think why not just document it and move on, rather than getting hung up or obsessed with the perfect song or composition. It doesn’t exist,’ says Alexander Tucker.
‘Too many modern records are a result of art made by committee and lacks a vibrancy we wanted to capture,’ says Saint Agnes’ Jon James Tufnell.
‘Being a part of the DIY scene has been so important in feeling connected to other artists and such a lovely way to meet great people from all over the place,’ says Faye Roger of Rosehip Teahouse.
They may have formed only last year, but Cardiff’s Bodyhacker are searing themselves on the minds of all who hear them.
‘I just used my phone, filmed a load of stuff and made a video’ Crushed Beak’s guitarist and songwriter Matt Poile nonchalantly remarks about their latest promo.