The regular Independent Label Market popped up in Spitalfields, London last Saturday, welcoming its broad array of bright young things and dusty old curmudgeons. Always great fun, not least now that the beer garden is a regular feature, encouraging lurkers and lingerers to kick around for the duration. As is almost now traditional, the Late Night Tales stall was pretty much two people deep all day long, and it was nice to clock in with the guys from Phantasy, Let's Go Swimming and Touch Sensitive, amongst many others. If labels show some love, they'll get it back and all all the stalls here were busy all day long as a result.
A new addition, or at least one I've never spotted before was Planet Sundae. I'm guessing it was the Japanese characters used in their name that caught my eye (pure Shinnichi that I am) along with some lovely 12" sleeve designs (and cassettes).
A relatively new player in the music and party game, I was struck by their enthusiasm and bought a mixtape and a 12" blind. Sometimes risky, but in this case, both winners. The tape mixed by Simon Pink, one of the core crew, is great and led me to their small but growing archive on Soundcloud - a reassuringly eclectic mixture of sounds and styles that
Most recent mix, Tales from Planet Sundae '4 / Tropic of Cancer (by DJ Blasy) is a sure-fire poolside smasher too, with double points for the the inclusion of Do Piano and polishing off the set with The Durutti Column's sublime 'Tomorrow.'
Londoners might like to note that they're chucking a party tonight too near Finsbury Park. Feels like a no-brainer to give a whirl. Link HERE