- Two UK top-ten albums so far this year from The View and The Enemy
- 8 charting albums in 2012 so far
- Success cements reputation as powerhouse independent label
Cooking Vinyl is having a great year in 2012, as albums by recent signings achieve chart success, including two UK top-ten releases. Scottish indie-rockers The View recently received excellent reviews and yesterday achieved a #9 in the OCC Album Chart with ‘Cheeky for a Reason’ (which also hit #1 in the Independent Album Charts), propelling them onto the Summer’s festival circuit, including dates at Reading and Leeds Festivals. One of several key releases in May, The Enemy’s ‘Streets in the Sky’ also charted at #9 in the OCC Album Charts.
Cooking Vinyl has also seen three albums in the official albums chart top 20 – (The Cult’s ‘Choice of Weapon, Reverend & the Makers’ ‘@reverend_makers’ and Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’). It also landed another three in the top 40 – (The Proclaimers’ ‘Like Comedy’, Cranberries’ ‘Roses’ and Counting Crows’ ‘Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)’). This means that the label has had 8 charting album in 2012 so far, further cementing its reputation as a powerhouse independent.
May saw Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’ charting in the UK at #14, reaching number ten in the US albums chart and topping Billboard’s Hard Rock and Independent album charts. The first release on his own label, Hell etc., a joint venture with Cooking VInyl, its success is affirmation of the emerging bespoke label model for which Cooking Vinyl is steadily gaining its reputation. In addition, The Cult’s ‘Choice of Weapon’ reached #20 in the UK albums chart, outperforming the previous album by 52 chart places, as well as hitting the top spot on the UK Rock Chart.
In June, Sheffield band Reverend & The Makers’ ‘@reverend_makers’ reached #16 in the UK album chart, following a tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Said Rob Collins Director Cooking Vinyl Records “It’s great to see everyone’s hard work over the past year paying off and we’re proud to be able to provide our artists with results like these”
UK CHART POSITIONS 2012
The View – Cheeky For a Reason – 9th July – #9
Reverend & The Makers – @reverend_makers – 18th June – #16
The Cult – Choice of Weapon – 22nd May – #20
The Enemy – Streets in the Sky – 21st May – #9
The Proclaimers – Like Comedy – 7th May – #31
Marilyn Manson – Born Villain – 1st May – #14
Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) – 10th April – #23
Cranberries –Roses – 27th February – #37
Irish Indie Chart Positions 2012:
The Cult – Choice of Weapon #15
Cranberries –Roses #3
Marilyn Manson – Born Villain #7
Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) # 7
The View – Cheeky For a Reason #13
About Cooking Vinyl
Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.
Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.