Hello and welcome to November’s first newsletter, we have lots going here, so lets get straight to it! oh and thank you for taking the time. We really appreciate it.
The Music industry IS changing. Some see it as a significant demise; others see it as a natural Revolve. SubPlot Records isn’t claiming to be a groundbreaking new industry model. It’s not a revolutionary new concept: It’s an age-old tale of pulling together, taking things into your own hands and doing what you believe in.
Ireland, in the winter of 2009 seems a fitting time and place for the birth of a new Independent record label that will live and die by these principals. By paying homage to the very best of alternative music Ireland can produce, living or dying outside the bounds of the templates of the crumbling cultural monopoly known as the music industry. The result is a progressive, edgy, twenty-first century music label that utilizes and embraces the tools at hand – the online and the face to face, the physical and the digital, while establishing uncompromising principles.
Auxiliary to the mainstream -”SubPlot”- is a musician’s label whose purpose lies in being a platform for energetic, honest and simply explosive alternative rock bands. It is not the brainchild of industry veterans, but the brainchild of producers, musicians and fans that share a refreshing and respectful love of music.
*To coincide with the launch tour, SubPlot will be releasing content from it’s catalogue free of charge onsubplotrecords.com, which will go live on December the 1st 2009.
*However prior to that- Exclusive Record sampler Tracks will be serviced to radio and press this month and will include tracks by label acts:
1.Finger smith- “Freakshow”
3. Stone Throwing Youths- “Too Much Information“
More news on the Good Seed Front, sees Eleanor McEvoy release a new single WRONG SO WRONG on November 27th, taken from the new album SINGLED OUT> now in all records stores Nationwide. Singled out has been receiving rave reviews across the broadsheets and Eleanor talks about her music in the current issue of WOMANS WAY MAGAZINE, Ireland’s no.1 Woman’s Weekly.
Dublin Singer Songwriter FIACH, with his current musical offering ‘YOU DEAR’, has been gathering much airtime support and been has featured on the RTE Radio 1 Playlist (alongside Eleanor McEvoy & Colm Lynch) and is receiving significant airtime on BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Folye, Clare FM, Beat FM, WLRFM, KCLRFM, Corks96, C103, 4FM, KFM, DOWNTOWN RADIO and many more radio stations around the country. *Fiach recently representing Ireland in the LIET International Song contest in Holland, after he came first place in the Celtic Languages song contest titled Nós Úr in July of this year. He came in at a dutiful 4th place in The Liet contest. Well Done Fiach! more info here: www.fiach.net
The River Valley band: The River Valley Band’s debut Single KIMBERLY, come in at a cool No.21 in the Official Irish Charts last month, beating other new releases by MADONNA, MUSE, The Corona’s, Pixie Lott & Paulo Nutini. Nationwide tour dates to come soon! Their single KIMBERLY can be heard here:http://soundcloud.com/goodseedpr/kimberly-the-river-valley-band
Hitman Lord: releases ‘Wanna healing music’ Out Friday November 13th
The Sunday Independent declare that “Hitman Lord’s sound will make people sit up and take notice”. HOTPRESS say he is “The genuine article, making the most delicious pop music from this island at the moment or anywhere for that matter”. He is rated in the Top 50 Unsigned Irish artists on MySpace. His music is showing of a bravely diverse collection of melodious Rocktronic pop gems! here more here: www.myspace.com/hitmanlord
Mugger Dave: who have just signed an exlcusive licensing deal with American company, have a new single CRAWL UP out NOW. They have been hailed as one of Ireland most promising bands by The Irish Times. They have featured on the IMRO showcase Cd and appeared on TG4 and on radio stations across Ireland. Check then out here:Www.myspace.com/muggerdave
French -Irish Pair Carosel, are getting set to appear on Pat Kenny’s Morning show- Today With Pat Kenny on RTE Radio1 on November 12th. Join them as they talk about their current Single EASY AS IT FLOWS, their new EP set for release next year and upcoming tour dates in France and the UK. more info here: www.carosel.ie
Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Linda Coogan Byrne @