Elbow singer and guitarist Guy Garvey is launching new record label Snug Platters.
The label has been created in collaboration with Jim Chancellor who is managing director of Fiction Records. This is the second time that Garvey has launched an independent record label, the first being Skinny Dog in the early 2000s. Skinny Dog had success with acts like Peter and the Wolf and I am Kloot but has lost steam in recent years.
The launch party at The Eagle, Salford, 23 May will showcase newly signed act and one woman band Steve. Steve is the alias of former Rude Club front woman Jane Parker, a Punk Rock band native to Manchester.
Garvey’s label today (18 May) releases 1000 copies of Steve’s EP, Danger! High Failure Rate, on limited edition 10 inch vinyl. Copies are available from Fiction Records and come with a download card.