Aiming to showcase the most exciting artists from the Leeds City region the first single released in November 2015 featured tracks from Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin) and Cinerama (The Wedding Present, David Gedge).
Now the latest single from the label looks to continue the trend of highlighting the awesome diversity of great music coming out of this part of the world with new tracks from Fizzy Blood and OFFICERS.
‘ATTACK’ marks long-anticipated return for Leeds natives OFFICERS.
After falling into, and destroying the underground with their schizophrenic brand of acid tinged electro-rock via Alan Mcgee’s Death Disco in 2007; Leeds band OFFICERS have continued to outgun and outrun their ‘noughties’ contemporaries, the scenesters and the hipsters who fell by the wayside when trends changed, real life took over, and the realisation set in that the rock n’ roll dream is actually an attitude, ethic, and compulsion rather than mansions and gold-discs.
Watch the video for ‘ATTACK’ here –
You’re still just as likely to find OFFICERS sound tracking an episode of a hit US TV show like the Blacklist, as you are hearing them collaborate with pioneers like Gary Numan, remixing Linkin Park, creating exclusive soundtracks for LA art shows with Jim Jones, The Prodigy and Charlotte Church, or hosting high profile exhibitions with renowned rock photographer Scarlet Page for the charity CALM (in case you’re wondering, yes they’ve done all of the above in the last couple of years alone)
2016 will see them return with their own second album proper. After being requested (and then having had spurned) their self penned offerings for what appeared to be plans for Liam Gallagher’s potential post Beady Eye comeback – the band finished new tracks under the expert ears of uber-mixers Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, The Verve, Charlie XCX) and Ade Fenton (Gary Numan) – pulling together what’s tentatively become known as the ‘Jackal’.
Alongside the single, acclaimed British contemporary artist Stuart Semple (http://stuartsemple.com) has designed some alternative sleeve art for the OFFICERS track which is available as a limited edition screen print (signed by Stuart) and t-shirt – both of which come with download codes for an exclusive remix of ‘Attack’ only available with these purchases.