Since forming in 2014, Proletkult Records make a point of finding and promoting interesting new artists who make music that speaks for itself. The label is run on a 50-50 profit split with the artists to try and escape the corporate greed most artists are subjected to when they sign to a label. The Proletkult team have also recently secured a property to build an art gallery.
The Green Leaves
The Green Leaves are, as the name implies, a psychedelic rock group in the Brian Jonestown tradition but with a very English delivery. With most tracks being heavily led by bouzouki rather than guitar, The Green Leaves create a world that its very easy to get lost in. Their debut album is complete and will be released towards the end of 2015 with some pretty trippy music videos as well.
Loose Caboose are a “Nu-Skiffle” pop side project from the South Coast of England. Emerging from the same Southampton scene as Band of Skulls (they were featured alongside Band of Skulls on an early release on the Sotones label), the band have taken a break from their other musical projects to put the finishing touches on their debut album. Lead single “Sarsons Lane” is a Beach Boys-esque, harmony heavy pop tune that sets the tone for the album which is full of cheeky songs which don’t take themselves to seriously!
Gwyneth’s Head In A Box
GHIAB is a female singer-songwriter that is reminiscent of “Sons & Daughters” and “The Concretes”. Her collaborative debut EP “Rough With The Smooth” was released in August 2015 to critical acclaim and you can listen to it here iTunes
Tomek is a recent signing to Proletkult and is currently recording his debut record. The record is recorded and produced exclusively by Tomek and mixes together a huge range of influences and instruments from the Baglama to clarinet and the more traditional Roland 808 and heavy guitars through stacks of Marshall amps. Many tracks carry a subtle political message but tend to be cheeky rather then preachy. Think Future of The Left with drum machines and moog.
Anna Bo has been labelled “The Bulgarian Bjork” which is understandable when you hear her music. With influences including The Southern Death Cult and Nine Inch Nails, Anna has recently completed her debut EP. With hints of her Bulgarian musical heritage coming through in her tracks, Anna Bo is an artist to watch out for.
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