Rough Trade Records: 10 Releases That Make It One Of The Best Indie Labels In The World

Having spent 38 years helping indie bands get their music into people’s ears, Rough Trade Records have seen whole scenes come and go. Launched by Geoff Travis in 1978, two years after establishing his London record store of the same name, the label made its name putting out punk releases by the likes of The Fall, Stiff Little Fingers and Robert Wyatt. Relaunched in 2000 with former PiL member Jeannette Lee they were just in time to catch a new wave of indie including The Strokes, The Libertines and Arcade Fire. Here, Travis and Lee talk us through ten tracks that define Rough Trade.