Plucky la­bel plans 7-inch re­vival

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Front Page - By Lau­ren Mur­phy

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

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