Labels of love: Euphonios
Only a singles label up until now, Euphonios has released short players by Unicorn Kid, Kid Adrift, Think About Life, Come On Gang, Saint Saviour, Tommy Reilly and shortly MOPP. The debut album release, Tommy Reilly’s Hello, I’m Tommy Reilly, is out now.
Jen Anderson, who also works in artist management and for DF Concerts, for whom she helped set up the King Tut’s Recordings label.
‘Whatever I like and think is going to work,’ says Anderson. ‘Unicorn Kid and Kid Adrift are more electronic, for example, and then Tommy Reilly’s completely different again. It’s entirely driven by my taste.’ In each case, Euphonios’ bands are pop-aligned acts with plenty of commercial potential and their own unique selling points.
Why did you start the label?
‘Originally Euphonios was conceived as a street team when I was at uni about six years ago. We’d flyer shows and do promotion for artists – one of the main ones we were involved with was KT Tunstall. When I started working for DF it went by the by, but I decided to restart it as a label purely because I wanted to try something different and to learn how to start one of these things and to keep it going.’
What are your ambitions for Euphonios?
‘To keep it going. And if I see a great band I want to help out and can get involved with, that’s the main thing. There are no set rules at the moment. It’s a bit of a hobby which keeps me interested in new music right now, and of course the advantage of running my own label is that I don’t have to run the bands I sign past anyone, it’s all my choice.’