"I think my ambition for the label really kicked in at that time, which was I really wanna have something that echoes these great indie labels of the 80s, before they got sold to majors, where there was a lot of taste, but it was eclectic."
Richard Russell

Emily's back in the coat cupboard to bring you another dose of new music from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Anna Burch, Thundercat, The Chats and Sorry.

Emily also caught up with XL Recordings label boss and distinguished producer Richard Russell ahead of the release of his brand new Everything is Recorded album Friday Forever and the publication of his memoir Liberation Through Hearing. Discussing collaboration, experience, reflection, expectation and the music that endures.

Keep safe, keep listening x
Photo by Ed Morris

Richard Russell. Photo by Aliyah Otchere.

Music played
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - World Crust
Anna Burch - Tell Me What's True
Thundercat - Fair Chance
The Chats - The Clap
Sorry - Right Around The Clock
Everything Is Recorded - 11:55am/This World

Buy now: Everything is Recorded - Friday Forever
Buy now: Richard Russell - Liberation Through Hearing
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