1965 Records

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1965 Records
Parent companySony BMG/Columbia
FounderJames Endeacott (Managing director)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Official websitewww.1965records.co.uk

1965 Records is a London-based subsidiary record label of SonyBMG.[1][2][3] Formed in 2006, the label was founded by James Endeacott (formerly of Rough Trade Records), who first signed The Libertines.[4] The label features bands who are primarily indie rock/pop,[5] and are best known for signing Dundee based four-piece The View.


1965 Records took their name from the year of Endeacott's birth, as well as his favourite year for music.[6] Originating in May 2006, the company initially releasing five separate limited edition 7-inch vinyl singles by Jack Afro,[7] Billie the Vision & the Dancers, Pizzy Yelliot, The Book of Lists and Jahcoozi in the first three months of its creation between May and July. The label's first album distribution, Cannery Hours by The Occasion, came on 17 July 2006. The label followed this with the release of "Wasted Little DJs" by The View on 7 August 2006. This single was the first charting single associated with the label, reaching #15 in the UK Singles Chart.

NME Presents: Independent Thinking[edit]

On 11 November 2006, 1965 Records were given their first push into the public eye. Music publication NME released a covermount CD with the magazine, titled "NME Presents: Independent Thinking". It contained a number of unreleased tracks by bands signed to the label, such as The Law, The Draytones and Ripchord.[4] The CD was headed by The View, who contributed with a rare live version of "Screamin' n Shoutin'" at Abertay University.[8]

Commercial success[edit]

1965 Records gained their first major chart hit with the release of The View's "Same Jeans",[9] which peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart on 22 January 2007. One week later, the band would also give the label their first number one album with their debut album Hats Off to the Buskers on 29 January 2007.

Throughout 16–27 May 2007, 1965 Records took part in a joint tour with fellow record label Deltasonic named "The Sonic65 Tour". The tour featured Deltasonic artist Candie Payne and 1965 band The Draytones playing in a number of locations across the UK, including King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow as well as the 100 Club in London.

1965 Records was re-launched in 2015.

Artists signed to 1965 Records[edit]

  • Lusts
  • Dave McCabe & The Ramifications
  • Man & the Echo
  • Black Peaches
  • Coves
  • Wesley Fuller
  • Sink Ya Teeth
  • Nadine Shah

Artists previously signed to 1965 Records[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Music Week". Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Transgressive". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b "'1965 Records' team up with NME for special CD". NME. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  5. ^ "Label description". Tunetribe.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Rough Trade man forms label with Sony BMG". Music Week. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2007.
  7. ^ "Jack Afro to release their debut single on the 1965 Records (Sony) label". leedsmusicscene.net. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  8. ^ "NME Presents - Independent Thinking - 1965 Records". discogs. 25 November 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  9. ^ "The View: Same Jeans". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2007.