Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Happy Mondays, The Cribs… the list of epic artists on independent labels is endless. Your can read Part 2 of our ‘Greatest Indie Labels Ever’ in this week’s magazine and check out essential buys from Heavenly, Fence, DFA, Warp, Rough Trade and loads more. Here’s Johnny Marr on Rough Trade:
When I was on Rough Trade, the people who were involved were still quite young. Geoff will always pick music that turns out to be very important. I can remember the day after Rough Trade signed The Strokes, Geoff was like a 10-year-old kid. He was just going, ‘This is REALLY special Johnny! They’re called The Strokes!”
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