The Independent Label Market (ILM) returns to London on Saturday, July 13th at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross. This year’s ILM summer event will include a stage for the first time, courtesy of Plaza Pastor, featuring Tiña and Alan Power playing live plus DJ Sets from Ace Records, Black Beacon Sound, Castles In Space, Fire Records, Heavenly Records, Mukatsuku, The Leaf Label and WONDERFULSOUND.
Market exclusives include Fierce Panda bringing new Coldplay 7” test pressings plus white labels from the reissued Brothers & Sisters EP released onto two limited edition pink and blue 7” singles the day before the market.
Jane Weaver will be dropping in from 2pm for signings of latest album Loops In The Secret Society on the Fire Records stand, similarly DJ Yoda and Skinshape will be at the Lewis stand in support of their recent LPs. They will be joined by the illustrator of Yoda’s album Ben Connors who will be hand drawing one-off LP sleeves on the day.
Heavenly will be presenting their Heavenly ‘Disco Singles’ - a limited run of hand stamped vinyl in Heavenly house bags featuring tracks from their current roster re-worked and remixed by guest DJs such as Andrew Weatherall, Ashley Beedle, Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) and Andy Votel.
Marathon Artists will stock Courtney Barnett limited edition coloured vinyls and signed CDs, singles and test pressings from acts such as POND, Max Jury, Courtney Barnett, Tiny Ruins and Childhood.
PIAS will present limited editions by Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, John Grant, Let’s Eat Grandma and more. Campus Records will showcase paintings by visual artists Bob and Roberta Smith who are currently showing at the Royal Academy with their debut album due in September.
!K7, BBC, Bella Union, Big Dada, Brainfeeder, Dirty Hit, Domino, Erased Tapes, Infectious, Marathon, Matador, Ninja Tune and Strut are also among the labels at ILM this year.
ILM runs from 11am to 6.30pm. There will be after parties at Spiritland and their new sister venture SUPERMAX in the evening.
For tickets and details head to the Independent Label Market London Facebook event page.