|Founder||Gus Robertson, of Razorlight
|Country of origin||England|
Trepan Records is a pioneering independent English record label and promotions company, founded in London in 2007. It is notable for its regular showcase event The Great Brain Robbery, a B-movie themed evening of live music, burlesque, and DJs, often featuring surprise guest spots and guerrilla gigs from some of London's foremost musicians.
Noteworthy performers have included Johnny Borrell of Razorlight, Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen, Mystery Jets, Ed Harcourt, Pete Doherty, Mick Jones formerly of The Clash, and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.
Trepan Records describes itself as "the label of the cranially connected - dedicated to drilling a hole in the side of the British music industry to expose our collective cortex". Its merchandise and advertising often eschews a logo or name favouring the slogan: You Need This... Like A Hole in the Head.
To date Trepan Records has released three Cranial Connections compilation albums; a fourth was due to coincide with Easter 2008. 2009 saw the release of Trepan's first 7" single.
- Source Magazine: http://www.thesourcemag.net/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=63&task=videodirectlink&id=1
- Grove Magazine: http://www.grovemagazine.co.uk/people-honeysuckle-weeks-smells-like-free-spirit--88543
- News of the World: http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/rav/article43409.ece
- Official Site: http://www.trepan.it