Once again, the ILM or Independent Label Market is almost upon us. And this time we’ll be touching down in Bristol. This will be our 2nd such event, and to be able to do so in a city that we’ve always wanted to visit will be an absolute pleasure.
What should you expect you might ask. Well firstly, you can expect a real farmer’s market vibe to the whole fiasco. Secondly we’ll be setting up a stall full of music and jewellery offerings in partnership with upstart jewellers, Boho Lavaliere by Bernadett Marina Makula. And lastly, there’ll awesome merch and special edition offerings from the likes of Lex, !K7, Big Dada, Ninja Tune, and your favourite labels from Bristol.
So we took a few CDs to the Independent Label Market in London and right from the outset business was fast. Our stall was right next to Dinner with Daisy, an exciting, experimental Pop label, and directly behind us was Domino.
After speaking to a representative of Dinner With Daisy we couldn’t resist buying Oooh! Picture Negative by French For Cartridge, a review of which you can certainly expect sometime in the future.
One of the highlights of the day was seeing Kieren ‘Four Tet’ Hebden walking around the market, though it’s a shame he didn’t visit our stall.
Notable labels at the market included Domino, Transgressive Records, Brownswood Recordings, Warp and Four Tet’s Text Records. Other offerings on show included jewellery, shoes, clothing and food.
If you’ve never been to one of these markets then we highly recommend that you do so as the vibe at this particular event was electric.
The next such event will be in Bristol on Sunday 3rd May 2015 and you can certainly expect us there again. We certainly look forward to meeting some of you.