Plucky label plans 7-inch revival
In the midst of the constant barrage of economic doom and gloom, it’s always nice to hear of people taking a chance in their respective creative fields. That’s what Martin Burns is doing. The Dubliner has just started a record label called Flaming June, and plans to use it to release a series of 7-inch singles by Irish artists in the coming months. Acts already signed up to the project include The Lost Brothers, Heritage Centre and Vyvienne Long.
“I wanted to find a way of promoting Irish bands that’s a little different from the norm,” Burns told The Ticket. “Everyone has access to Pro-Tools these days, and everyone is making music, which is great – but that means people working in music are inundated with CDs, so there’s a lot of competition to get noticed. If a beautifully put-together vinyl 7-inch lands on the desk of a DJ or a journalist, it sets you out from the norm.”
The artwork for all records will be designed by up-and-coming Belfast artist Gemma Gallagher, and the first release will be Lemonade Man by The Popgun Plot, a loose musical collective that features Burns himself, as well as several other creative types including video-maker and former Juno Falls frontman Myles O’Reilly. An album by Laura Sheeran is also in the works for early
Single minded: Vyvienne Long