In Photos Special: Independent Label Market 2012 - Spitalfields
The 405 spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of hours at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields - where a dangerous (to our wallets anyhow) amount of vinyl, CDs, cassetes, badges, coffee and hangovers were on offer, from all our favourite labels.
A smashing atmosphere in terms of company and goodwill was absorbed, alongside a range of oddities to explore. Such as the 'Bobby Womack Experience' via XL Recordings; simply stick your head in an astronaut's helmet, and see what Womack would see and hear. Check out the photos from the annual London-based event in this article.
Warp Records, who served up a tombola
Smiley chaps at Lex
Sunday Best in their Sunday best
Full Time Hobby, the label that Seams recently signed to...
...And a Seams bag nearby
R&S Records, who had a great deal of test pressings and other goodies on offer
The Bobby Womack experience at the XL Recordings stall
Chess Club, who we learned went to great lengths to source these retro cassette players
Factory Floor at the O. Genesis stall
The Fabric stall, where a lucky dip was on offer for £5; prizes from Fabriclive Cd's to fabricfirst memberships
We scattered a collection of disposable cameras at Field Day, with instructions for you to use, pass on, and then (hopefully) return to us. See the result of the first batch here. But surprisingly we've had a second roll returned! Well done conscientious festival goers. [read more]
So Record Store Day is pretty big now right? Now in itâs fourth year, the event held on the third Saturday in April has grown year-on-year, and seems to have had a significant jump in popularity and stature this particular year. With queues around the country and both the dedicated and casual music fans getting excited, it has firmly cemented itâs place as an important date in the cultural musical calendar, and arguably further into popular culture; alongside Glasto ticket ... (continued) [read more]
The 405 were fortunate enough to be invited to the private view of Rinse FM's Visual Retrospective at the Truman Brewery Gallery. The show documents the 17 years of Rinse's existence, and what a crucial existence it has proved to be in terms of it's impact on many facets of contemporary music as we know it. [read more]
For Saturdays words and pixels, looky here After a solid nightâs sleep, The 405 return to Offset surrounded by blurry eyed punters for another day that the Offset bookers should be proud of. The day is started the way it continues throughout, in the shape of bouncy New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! If you read Saturdays review (and if you havenât, why not?) youâll know the unnecessarily humongous photo-pit got a lot abuse from bands venturing into it, and DDD are no except... (continued) [read more]