Sad news has reached us here at the Springline HQ that the UK label Rockers Revolt is winding down. We here have been strong supporters of the label run by Sean Flowerdew since 2008 and are very sorry to see its demise as they have brought out many great albums from the likes of his own band Pama Int’l plus the likes of Babyhead, Ed Rome, The Slackers, the fantastic Mungos Hi Fi and more, but as they say all good things must come to an end…..
However this does not mean it is all doom and gloom for the UK ska / reggae scene as just like a phoenix from the flames a new label is about to be launched aptly named Phoenix City Records!
Phoenix City will be a subsidiary one of the UK's longest running independents Cherry Red Records who were founded in 1978 and promises to offer the best in ska, rocksteady and reggae from classic reissues to the best new sounds around from acts around the world.
The label launches in August 2011 and will be run by Sean Flowerdew, and this is why, along with his other commitments to the London International Ska Festival etc Rockers is closing. It is hoped the August launch will see a series of previously unreleased digital releases from The Caroloregians, the original King Fatty featuring members from Big Boss Man, The Bongolian & The Loafers, Intensified, The Sidewalk Doctors, plus reissues from Pama International and Capone & The Bullets. There will also be the release of the first in a monthly series of samplers, titled 'Phoenix City Scorchers', showcasing some of the hottest ska, rocksteady & reggae sounds of now, with Volume One including previously unreleased material from Sir Horace Panter of The Specials, which all sounds very interesting and exciting.
At present the label are looking for new and established acts to sign, so if you think you or your band has what its got in the fields of ska, reggae, rocksteady, dub or even soul then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a mp3 or weblink to your music.
Also with the Rockers Revolt label being slowly wound up they are holding a closing down sale with prices starting from as little as prices starting at £0.01p, so visit www.rockersrevolt.com/ while stocks last.