February 25, 2015
Label to showcase young indie talent championed by Faris and his brother Tarik Badwan.
The first release on the newly formed Raft Records will see four upcoming bands collected on a 7″ double pack set for release on 3rd March. Hand-picked by The Horrors’ Faris and Loom frontman Tarik Badwan, Niqab, Puffer, Jet Black and Skinny Girl Diet have each contributed one track to the release which will inaugurate the new imprint.
Skinny Girl Diet – ‘Nadine Harley’
Puffer – ‘Life’s A Cake’
Niqab – ‘Part One’
Jet Black – ‘Jet Black’
To celebrate its release Raft Records will launch the label with a special in-store at Rough Trade East at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd March, featuring a live performance from Skinny Girl Diet and DJ sets from the Badwans. Get yourself a ticket to the event by pre-ordering the 7″ double pack from Rough Trade now. Click here for more info about the event and follow RAFT on Twitter at @raftrecords.
Raft is the latest sub-label to be launched by The Vinyl Factory in collaboration with young artists and musicians like Eddie Peake and Kim Ann Foxman. Check out a few images of Raft 001 below.