The return of our record label

20 years since its first release, today the Drowned in Sound singles club is back.

The return of our record label
The Faux Faux by Elise Wouters

Hello everybody

20 years since its first release, today the Drowned in Sound singles club is back.

If you weren’t aware of the original singles club (as we didn’t always do a great job of promoting it on the site…) it was something I started back in 2003 because some of the new acts we were championing on the site and at our live nights / festival bills, didn’t have new releases out, which made it hard to write about them. And I loved the Fierce Panda, Sub Pop and Shifty Disco singles clubs.

The first run of the club released Emmy the Great, Blood Red Shoes, Metric (including that MSTRKRFT remix), Bat for Lashes, Youthmovies, Redjetson, thisGIRL, Les Incompetents, Adam Gnade, Brett Anderson, Martha Wainwright, The Stills, Jeniferever, and ‘Oh My God’ by Kaiser Chiefs.

Over the last few years, I’ve found myself discovering various artists and really wanting to get involved in helping their music reach more people.

I’ve also been thinking about what to use the legacy and name recognition of DiS, which was getting 2-3 million visitors a year until we hit pause on publishing new editorial in 2019.

All roads led back to the singles club, and I’ve already lined up monthly releases until the summer and will eventually compile them all on a compilation. Will share details on that and how artists can submit for consideration soon.

Am thinking about this as a “slow compilation” like a covermount attached to a DiS “audio publication” which currently is a podcast but I’m going to experiment with that over coming months. I’m also looking at creating something that brings these things together a little more too.

All that said, I’m thrilled to share news that overnight the very first release was distributed to all the streaming services (and will be on Bandcamp once I’ve had some breakfast). It’s the debut release by The Faux Faux which is Faith Vern from DiS-favourites PINS and it sounds like this

Watch the video:

Listen on Spotify:

If you’re into it, please add it to your playlists as that really helps.

Thanks for reading and hope you’ll follow us in this new chapter of Drowned in Sound’s story.

Lemme know if you have any questions about the new label.

Bye for now