For those that know me or visit the website regularly, it’s no secret that The Maccabees are my favourite band. I also find myself automatically liking and supporting any side-ventures they get involved in. The latest comes in the form of Yala! Records. A record label from Felix White. As well as a record label, a club night comes with it.
Speaking about why he’s started the record label, White cites:
“We thought this could be a nice opportunity to bring this community together, whether it be producers or designers or promoters we have known for a long time, working together on helping new music find its own way, and after that, the sky’s the limit.
Everything starts with the club night though; it will be the focal point of what we do going forward, and with this opening line up we’ve set the bar suitably high for future nights.”
The first of these club night’s is Friday 5th August featuring a live performance from The Magic Gang and DJ sets from The Maccabees, Mystery Jets and others to be announced. I have a sneaky hunch that Jack Peñate may pop up some time to get on the decks due to being good friends with Felix and the rest of The Maccabees.
I definitely need to attend one of these club night’s in the near future but until then, I wish Felix the best of luck with things and will be keeping my eye on both the website and Twitter to see the no doubt brilliant releases they work on allowing up and coming bands to be on a label that cares and knows what they’re doing after going through the process themselves.
Words by Robert Smith(@robertmsmith)