Day In The Life: Jack Clothier, Alcopop! Records
Blog by Michelle Lloyd under Record Labels
Hello. I’m Jack from Alcopop! Records, an indie label based in Oxford who work with the likes of Johnny Foreigner, Stagecoach, My First Tooth, Freeze The Atlantic and Gunning For Tamar, to name a few. We (myself and Kev who also runs Big Scary Monsters Records) started the label back in 2006 with a 3 figure loan from my dad, which we sensibly gambled on football until we had enough to release some records.
3.30pm: And the classic email trawl…to be honest, I’m on my phone answering most of them throughout the day anyway, but there’s always a few that I miss. ‘Dear sir/madam, we’re a band who hates indie and believes the only way forward is METAL. Will you sign us pls.’ *sigh*. I paraphrase, but it’s mostly good news in the inbox today (i.e. not many invoices) and amongst the mail orders and general conversation, there’s cracking word that My First Tooth are off on tour with Tellison in December, which will make for some strong shows. It all seems like the further along you take the label, the more things easily fall into place. That’s not to say that there are ever increasing numbers of opportunities you need to fight for, but it’s always gratifying when you feel like everything is pushing in the right direction, though we have been rocking Alcopop! for near on 6 years now (you wouldn’t guess it as both Kev and I look so young and fresh *ahem*).
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