Label Fandango

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Label Fandango
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Parent company Fierce Panda/Pointy Records
Founded 2005–2006
Founder Simon Williams (Fierce Panda)
Andy Macleod (Pointy Records)
Genre Various
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Location Highbury, London
Official website Club Fandango

Label Fandango is an independent record label based in Highbury, London. Evolving out of parent companies Fierce Panda Records and Pointy Records, it has been releasing limited edition music singles since 2005. It is run by live music promotion company Club Fandango.[1]

Origin and format[edit]

In late 2005, Label Fandango Records, was set up in order to release music from new and up-and-coming bands based in the UK. It began through Andy Macleod and Simon Williams, of Pointy Records and Fierce Panda Records respectively,[2] who together were the creators of London live music promotions company Club Fandango. Williams had previously released the debut singles by Coldplay and Keane.[3]

The no-budget record company has a strictly DIY theme to it, with the tag line "No frills, All thrills". Inspired by other indie labels Transgressive, Marquis Cha Cha and Dance To The Radio,[1] it specialises in limited edition seven-inch vinyls, released in a generic black and while sleeve branded with the "Label Fandango" logo. It compliments its Fierce Panda parent, who recently ceased producing limited singles to focus on full length releases.[4] The records are designed to project bands on to further opportunities with more major record labels, examples being Royworld and Air Traffic (who have since signed to Virgin Records and Tiny Consumer of EMI respectively).[5][6] The label has released 24 limited edition singles to date.

Recent activity[edit]

Fandango's most recent record, a double-A side of "Runaround Getaround / MOR" by Tim Ten Yen, is set for release on 6 October 2008.[7] On the label's website, Label Fandango's promoters have stated that although they wish to continue releasing limited singles, they wish to move on to releasing full-length albums in the coming months.[8] In 2011 the label released the double A sided single from the Sheffield based band Hey Sholay entitled Dreamboat/The Bears The Clock The Bees.

List of releases (2005 – present)[edit]

Each vinyl release has an accompanying digital download, which is accessed through the 7digital catalogue.

Date of Release Title Artist Catalogue No.
7 November 2005 "Terry / Love In Practice, Not Theory" The Hot Puppies Galagos001
30 January 2006 "Jean Michel Jarre / One > 100" Kapowski Galagos002
22 February 2006 "This Town / Grow Your Own" The On Offs Galagos003
10 April 2006 "Finding It Hard / Never Enough" Dirty Little Faces Galagos004
17 July 2006 "Just Abuse Me / Charlotte" Air Traffic Galagos005
6 November 2006 "Kirsten Dunst / Harlesden" Brinkman Galagos006
29 January 2006 "Leigh-On Sea / Tenement (demo)" Assembly Now Galagos007
12 February 2007 "You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us / In The Trunk" Fanfarlo Galagos008
16 April 2007 Games EP ("Games / Wild Birds / Valentine") The Moths! Galagos010
23 April 2007 "Song Of A Page / In Bloom (Live)" Hush the Many (Heed the Few) Galagos009
21 May 2007 "Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete" Quad Riot Galagos011
28 May 2007 "Speak To Me Bones / Death By Fire (Live)" Land of Talk Galagos012
16 July 2007 "Each Year / A Manner To Act" Ra Ra Riot Galagos013
10 September 2007 "I Can't Bring The Time Back / Serious Thing" Misty's Big Adventure Galagos014
17 September 2007 "Romantic / With Loaded Guns" This City Galagos015
17 September 2007 "She Get It / Friday, Don't Need It" Free Runner Galagos016
8 October 2007 "Still Fond / Closed Eyes" Cut Off Your Hands Galagos017
22 October 2007 "Money / Magazine" Daggers Galagos018
3 December 2007 "Elasticity / Tinman" Royworld Galagos019
28 July 2008 "Flowers / If You Wonder" The Ruling Class Galagos020
11 August 2008 "Bright Lights / Got A Lover" Capital Galagos021
11 August 2008 "Slow Parade / The Problem With Remembering" Broken Records Galagos022
6 October 2008 "Runaround Getaround / MOR" Tim Ten Yen Galagos023
6 July 2009 "Saints" / "Get Right Back (Where We Started From)" Army Navy Galagos024
4 October 2010 "Actions" / "Circles" Films of Colour Galagos031

27 June 2011 "Dreamboat" / "The Bears The Clock The Bees" Hey Sholay [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drowned in Sound — Listings — Labels — Label Fandango". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2008-09-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Drowned in Sound — Reviews — Fistful of Fandango". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  3. ^ "The twighlight world of A&R". London: The Independent. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Music Week — Declaration of Independents". MusicWeek.com. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Royworld:Man in the Machine". Inthenews.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-09-23. [dead link]
  6. ^ "The Fly Wessex: Air Traffic Signed". The Fly Wessex magazine. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Club Fandango — TIM TEN YEN : Runaround Getaround / MOR". Club Fandango. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  8. ^ "Label Fandango - The Concept". Club Fandango. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  9. ^ "MySpace.com — Club Fandango". MySpace. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

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