Boing Boing tv's UK-based music correspondent Russell Porter takes a break at the recent Great Escape festival in Brighton to discuss the state of the Brit indie music scene with Toby from Transgressive Records, and Tom from the alternative music news and community website rockfeedback.com.
Transgressive was founded by two 20-year-old music fans who wanted to create a company that was "ethically sound and would release the best records in the world." Bands represented include The Young Knives (featured in previous BBtv episodes with Russell Porter, part 1, part 2), The Subways, Ladyfuzz, Jeremy Warmsley, and the Noisettes. Snip from the Transgressive manifesto:
It would be a label not linked to a style or genre, but one which would be represented by a logo that would be simply a stamp of quality on each perfect disk.
After a couple of pints in a Holborn boozer (not too far away from where Andy Gill would later record the classic debut LP from the Young Knives â€“ although neither of the Trans twins knew it at the time) they had planned the first three releases and strove to grow the label to the stage where they could fund and make records that otherwise would not be released, and build a community of like minded people who could realise that anything is possibleâ€¦
Previous PORTER REPORT episodes on BBtv: