Make Mine Music is a Midlands based label which fascinates me. Established in 2001 it is run by and owned by the artists themselves. Each artist pays for the manufacture and promotion of their own records and receives 100% of the income generated. As they say, ‘there are no management pockets to line, no shareholders to please and no restrictive contracts or demands placed on the artists’. It’s great radical label where the artists are in control and rightfully rewarded for their work.
Headlining will be Staffordshire based Epic45. Their 2007 album May Your Heart Be The Map was included in Word Magazine’s albums of the decade: ‘Sometimes the smallest records make the biggest impact on hearts and lives, and this was one of the decade’s loveliest examples. Tracing emotional reactions to shifting seasons, it did something new with old materials… and gave the Black Country its very own Boards of Canada‘.
July Skies is a West Midlands based recording project started by Antony Harding in 1997. ‘Sonic resonances of a lost England, faded memories of youth and the grain of Super8’. Also supporting are the elusive Avrocar whose amazing Against The Dying of the Light I have been listening to a lot recently and are rumoured to have been an influence on Radiohead‘s Kid A.
Not to be missed! Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets £5.