One Little Indian Records
|One Little Indian Records|
|Parent company||Spiderleg Records|
|Genre||Alternative rock, electronic, rock, experimental, folk|
|Country of origin||England, UK|
One Little Indian Records is a London-based independent record label that rose from the ashes of punk rock record company Spiderleg Records. It was set up in 1985 by members of various anarcho-punk bands, and managed by former Flux of Pink Indians bassist Derek Birkett.
The label's first success came with A.R. Kane and Flux of Pink Indians in 1986. Success continued with Alabama 3, Björk, Chumbawamba, Kitchens of Distinction, The Shamen, Skunk Anansie, Sneaker Pimps, and the Sugarcubes.
Beginning in 1990, One Little Indian created several autonomous satellite labels including Clean-up Records, Partisan Records, Fat Cat Records, all of which had success, with artists such as Alabama 3 (A3), Sigur Rós, and Sneaker Pimps. Elemental Records was added to the roster in 1995.
The song titles of The Shamen's 1996 album Hempton Manor form an acrostic, spelling out "Fuck Birket" in an acrimonious reference to One Little Indian founder Derek Birkett, who wanted the group to move back into more commercial territory.
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