Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week, we explore the debut LP from London’s Levitation Orchestra, explore Transgressive Records’ independent success, and explore some choice cuts from the wide world of contemporary music.
Transgressive Records, the London-based, independent label behind Marika Hackman, KOKOKO! and Songhoy Blues amongst others, shared details of their fifteen-year existence with BBC’s Newsbeat, this week. The fascinating article explores how founders Tim Dellow and Toby L began their endeavour with just £1,000 to play with, and how, alongside long-standing third member Lilas Bourboulon, they have navigated a tricky industry to become known as “good guys”: looking out for the mental health of their artists, giving honest feedback and pushing themselves to meet the needs of their acts. Read the full article here and explore their roster here.