Independent Label Market will take themselves to Glasgow next month, featuring stalls from Numbers, Optimo, LuckyMe, Rubadub and more.
Launched in 2011 in London, the Independent Label Market is a good excuse to get a lot of indie labels together to sell records out on the street directly to the punters via market stalls. Showing signs of its increasing expansion, this is the first time they've taken it north of the border.
The market will take place at the Barras Art & Design Centre in Glasgow on Saturday October 12th and will feature stalls from AED, Numbers, Optimo, Chemikal Underground, LuckyMe, Soma Records, and Creeping Bent, as well as record stores Love Music and Rubadub. There are more to be announced, apparently.
DJ sets on the day will accompany the shopping trip and come courtest of Scotland's finest talents – JD Twitch, Rubadub and Numbers (as well as Belle & Sebastian and Edwyn Collins for the twee folk).
The independent label market is presented in conjunction with wax preservationists The Vinyl Factory and supported by the likes of AIM (the Association of Independent Music), SMIA (the Scottish Music Industry Association) The List and Kiltr. For the Facebook event, click here.
Here's a full list of shops and labels participating so far:
Gerry Loves Records
Lost Map Records
Love Music (shop)
Song By Toad
The Vinyl Factory
We Can Still Picnic
+ more to be announced.
It should probably go without saying, but Glasgow's music scene is in good nick. Lauren Martin presented three Dummy Mixes showcasing the city's talent earlier this year – check those out here, here and here.
Independent Label Market will take place at Glasgow's Barras Art & Design Centre on Saturday October 12th.