Apartment "Home is a love that I miss very much / So the past has been bottled and labelled with love". So sang Glenn Tilbrook back in the day when Squeeze were a regular chart wheeze, and we think we know what he was talking about. In fact, we think we think we know so clearly that the latest addition to the Club Fandango portfolio - as you may well know by now - is a brand new night called Labelled With Love. The plot is fiendishly simple: Club Fandango carelessly hands over an entire Thursday evening at the Borderline to an indie label to do whatever it bally well likes. We reckon the labels might put on three or four of the hottest current or imminent acts on their roster (with perhaps the odd appearance by an old signing or two) and a few choice DJs. But we could be proved terribly wrong. The opening night takes place on Thursday February 8th and is being looked after by our young friends at fierce panda who'll be bringing The Hot Puppies + Hush The Many + Kreeps to the live table. Next comes the turn of the brand spanking new Fleet Street Recordings not but two weeks later on February 22nd. And so it should. Because never ever before has the humble underground record label been seen as so important: the indie revolution has thrown up veritable smorgasbord of entrepreneurs and pretenders to the indie throne, so alongside the stellar stalwarts such as Domino, Wichita, Rough Trade and Chemikal Underground there now lurk Memphis Industries, drownedinsound, Abeano, Loog, Moshi Moshi, White Heat, Kids, Hungry Kids, Transgressive, Melodic, Dance To The Radio, Tigertrap, High Voltage, Label Fandango and of course many more. Throw in family perennials such as Fantastic Plastic, Fortuna POP! and all the other fervently passionate record companies armed with the initials 'F.P.' and before you know it you could well have a potential veritable tsunami of A&R talent lining up to flaunt their cheery wares. The Labelled With Love Fandango nights will be endeavouring to capitalise on all that flaunting. And Night Number Two looks very much like this: ** APARTMENT have supported the likes of The Killers, The Bravery, Jimmy Eat World and, most recently, toured with their friends Boy Kill Boy, as well as headlining their own sold out shows. First single 'Everyone Says I'm Paranoid' cracked the Top 75. Second single 'Patience Is Proving' followed in July 2005. Both were on fierce panda. Now Apartment have started their own label, Fleet Street Records and released a split 10'' single with The Far Cries, where each band covered each other's songs on the b-side. Since then they've been busy bees recording their debut album, released March 2007.
'home Is A Love That I Miss Very Much / So The Past Has Been Bottled And Labelled With Love...'
Wednesday 14th February 2007