Friday, 12 October 2007

Nice to meet you

Today we launch the new BSM singles series, Meet & Greet. Myself and my good friend Ivano have been working on this for a bit now and we think it's a great idea, I just hope you lot agree!

Basically we're going to be collaborating with other labels from all around the world (meeting and greeting them, if you like) to co-release loads of singles. Some of the labels will be old friends, some will be labels we love and admire as music fans. Some of the singles we work on will just be one band, some will be splits between two or more. It's a very open scheme which leaves us with lots and lots of possibilities. We didn't want to confine ourselves to a straight-forward singles club where everything comes out on a certain format on a routine date. Everyone knows BSM can't stick to a deadline, so it just wouldn't have worked that way!

The first two singles have been announced and the band's are both very busy. First up we have The New 1920 (released with BSM and Sam Get Cape Wear Cape Fly's Mannequin Republic label) in November. The guys are about to head out for a few dates with Kids In Glass Houses before playing a couple of shows at Manchester's In The City event, including one supporting Scouting For Girls. In November they're out on tour again, this time on a Rock Sound sponsored tour with Boom In The Diamond Industry.

The second release, due out in December, is the new single from Sam Isaac (co-released with BSM's own sister label, Alcopop!). Over the next month Sam will be on MTV2 - this Saturday (13th Oct, 9pm), playing In The City, supporting Edwyn Collins at the BBC Electric Proms as one of only four new artists, before heading out on the Proms tour for 5 dates around the UK. After that he's playing Huw Stephens Sŵn Festival in Cardiff as well as touring his butt off, as usual.

So it's a busy and exciting start for Meet & Greet. Please take a moment to check out our Myspace page and come back soon as we'll be announcing details of more releases shortly

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