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New indie label seeks to release lost albums

By | Published on Friday 28 February 2014

The Lost Music Club

The people behind indie label Alcopop! Records and the 1p Album Club blog have announced the launch of a new venture called The Lost Music Club, which aims to dig out albums that were recorded but never released, and make them available to the public.

The first release will be from cult 1990s Sheffield band Speedy who, despite scoring a Radio 1 Single Of The Week and gigging relentlessly in the mid-90s, saw their debut album, originally scheduled for a 1997 release, permanently shelved. The band subsequently split up.

Seventeen years later, The Lost Music Club will release that album, ‘News From Nowhere’, on 7 Apr, with the reformed band playing in London (Birthdays) and Sheffield (The Leadmill) just ahead of that date, on 4 and 5 Apr respectively.

Explaining the motivation for the new label venture, the people behind it say: “It was pretty exciting growing up in the 90s and a number of us have undoubtedly left little bits of our hearts behind. So when Twitter conversations with friends led inexorably back to those mythical lost albums that disappeared before the promos were ever even pressed, Liam from 1p Album Club and Jack from Alcopop! Records conceived a niche concept label – and Lost Music Club was born. This is not about nostalgia. This is about hearing new music from artists that fans still love, and introducing lost classics to a modern era”.

More information about the new label and its first release at the The Lost Music Club site.