Record Label Profiles #6 – Distiller

Here is the sixth batch of free downloads in our series of record label profiles. This time, we bring you West London-based label Distiller Records, which was formed in late 2008. Distiller has also recently set up a publishing arm, with some of its writers tracks included on the latest La Roux album.

So without further ado, here are five free tracks from Distiller.

Preview the EP here. Download at the end

Sound Of Guns – ‘Rack And Ruin (alternative version)’
Sound Of Guns are from Liverpool, but they’re not your typical Liverpool band. Frontman Andrew Metcalfe says: “We didn’t have any boundaries – I love the Coral, and the La’s and bands like that – but in terms of the music we wanted to make, that sound didn’t really appeal to us. I think people were expecting this typical Liverpool band, and that’s why people became interested so quickly, people seem to connect with the choruses.”
Sound Of Guns

Sparrow And The Workshop – ‘Tired Of This Town’
Here’s an exclusive new track from the Glaswegian-based band. They’ll be releasing another new single, ‘Black To Red’, on November 1st, and it will be the first new song to be released since their album ‘Crystals Fall’. The band will be releasing a new album early next year.
Sparrow and the Workshop

White Belt Yellow Tag – ‘It’s A Long Way, Don’t You Fall Behind (Dan Austin mix)’
White Belt Yellow Tag’s debut album, ‘Methods’ is out now. Self-produced and mixed by Chris Potter (The Verve, Blur), the album includes the original version of this track and 11 other songs recorded in South Yorkshire in the summer of 2009. If you’re in New York, you can catch the band at this year’s CMJ Festival.
White Belt Yellow Tag

Fortune – ‘Under The Sun (Psychemagik mix)’
This electro trio from France brings an interesting mix of high art and mainstream pop, and they first launched their new project alongside Hot Chip and VV Brown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Thomas Mars of Pheonix says of the band: “Their music is almost like a candy shop, everything is very sweet, the whole thing is very fresh. It’s like a mix between classical music and modern pop music.”

The Chemists – ‘Kill’
This free track comes from Bristol-based band The Chemists. They’ve just finished up a UK tour with Fun Lovin’ Criminals and are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to their 2009 debut album, ‘The Theories of Dr. Lovelock’.
The Chemists

[Download the tracks here]