Manchester singer Steve is first release on label started with Fiction Records executive
Elbow singer Guy Garvey has launched a new record label, Snug Platters, with Jim Chancellor, Managing Director of Elbow’s record company Fiction.
All Snug Platters releases will be pressed on 10” vinyl and are limited to 1,000 copies, exclusively available at Fiction Records’ store.
The first release, out on May 18, is Manchester singer Steve’s debut EP ‘Danger! High Failure Rate’, featuring the self-produced songs ‘Emergency Art Rate’, ‘2 Point Nearly Zero’, ‘Flik Flak’ and ‘Electric Steam And Diesel’. Lead track ‘Emergency Art Rate’ can be heard below.
Steve is the alias of Jane Parker, formerly the singer with Rude Club, who released the singles ‘Men In Suits’ and ‘Foul Mouthed Punter’ in 1997. Parker said of her new EP: “Me, the guitar, the computer, the keys and the random noises all live together in one big house like The Monkees, but not as zany.”
Snug Platters is Garvey’s second record label, following Skinny Dog, which he began with I Am Kloot bassist Peter Jobson in the early part of the 2000s. It released records by Cranebuilders, Peter And The Wolf and actor John Simm’s band Magic Alex.
Elbow headline Kendal Calling on August 1 and On Blackheath on September 12, while Garvey is also making his debut solo album, which is due out in autumn.