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Violette Records

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Violette Records
Violette Records logo 240
Founded2013
FounderMichael Head
Matt Lockett
Pascal Blua
StatusActive
Distributor(s)SRD
GenreIndependent
Country of originUK
LocationLiverpool • Manchester • Paris
Official websitewww.violetterecords.com

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Violette Records on Amazon.Violette Records is an independent record label based in Liverpool, Manchester and Paris.[1]

The label was founded in 2013 by Michael Head (The Pale Fountains / Shack), Matt Lockett & Pascal Blua as an on-going platform for Michael Head's music and has developed into other music and non-music ventures and projects.

The label celebrated its 5th anniversary in March 2018.[1]

Origins[edit]

The label was born as an outlet for Michael Head's songwriting, recordings, live performances and associated activities. Considering options in 2013 he elected to form his own label with Matt Lockett. Pascal Blua was immediately appointed to establish branding, design and artwork.

The label's name originated from a dream of Michael Head's in which he was holding the most beautiful vinyl record sleeve: the artwork, the paper, the smell, the weight - all perfect. On examining the sleeve he noticed a small logo in the corner. He angled it for closer inspection to reveal the word "Violette" and its logo.

Prior to this the label had the working title of "The Countess of Chell": a character from an Arnold Bennett novel entitled "The Card" made into a 1952 film of the same name starring Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Petula Clark and Valerie Hobson as the Countess.

Violette Record's in-house ethic has been a consistent theme throughout its existence with management, artwork, events, promotion, ticketing, merchandise and distribution being principally undertaken by a small circle of associates close to the label.

Catalogue[edit]

No Title Date
VIO-001 Violette Records 20 March 2013
VIO-002 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Night & Day Cafe, Manchester 18 May 2013
VIO-003 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Artorius Revisited EP – Limited Edition 12”/CD October 2013
VIO-004 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Kazimier, Liverpool 18 October 2013
VIO-005 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Limited Edition Kazimier Screenprint October 2013
VIO-006 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Gorilla, Manchester 15 December 2013
VIO-007 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Velvets in the Dark / Koala Bears - 7" single 16 March 2015
VIO-008 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Union Chapel, London 21 March 2014
VIO-009 The Violette Pop-Up Print Shop February 2014
VIO-010 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Scandinavian Church, Liverpool 11 July 2014
VIO-011 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Deaf Institute, Manchester 15 August 2014
VIO-012 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 26 September 2014
VIO-013 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at St George's Hall, Liverpool 3 October 2013
VIO-014 The Violette Box - Limited Edition November 2014
VIO-015 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Gorilla, Manchester 12 December 2014
VIO-016 Michael Head live at The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London 22 July 2015
VIO-017 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Florrie, Liverpool 12 December 2015
VIO-018 God Save The Florrie - Jamie Reid / Pascal Blua December 2015
VIO-019 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Oran Mor, Glasgow 24 February 2016
VIO-020 Michael Head live at The Soup Kitchen, Manchester 25 January 2016
VIO-021 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Islington Assembly Hall, London 4 March 2016
VIO-022 La Violette Società March 2016 -
VIO-023 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds 10 April 2016
VIO-024 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Zanzibar, Liverpool 19 June 2016
VIO-025 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat - LP/CD[2] 20 October 2017
VIO-026 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Sefton Park, Liverpool 24 July 2016
VIO-027 Feed Your Head March 2016 -
VIO-028 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at St George's Hall, Liverpool 11 December 2016
VIO-029 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Social, London 25 January 2017
VIO-030 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Night & Day, Manchester 5 February 2017
VIO-031 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Josephine - Digital Single 16 June 2017
VIO-032 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Trades Club Hebden Bridge 15 July 2017
VIO-033 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Union Chapel, London 8 September 2017
VIO-034 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Oran Mor, Glasgow 5 October 2017
VIO-035 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at St George's, Bristol 25 November 2017
VIO-036 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool 16 December 2017
VIO-037 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Rumer - Digital Single 8 September 2017
VIO-038 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool 19 October 2017
VIO-039 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Islington Assembly Hall, London 5 May 2018
VIO-040 V5 / Violette Records 5th Anniversary 20 March 2018
VIO-041 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Gorilla, Manchester 13 May 2018
VIO-042 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds 18 May 2018
VIO-043 The Violette Book Club February 2018 -
VIO-044 The Violette Film Club April 2018 -
VIO-045 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Museum of Liverpool 24 August 2018
VIO-046 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 20 July 2018
VIO-047 vend by Violette November 2018
VIO-048 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band live at Grand Central Hall, Liverpool 15 December 2018
VIO-049 WORD at The Everyman, Liverpool 14 August 2018
VIO-050 The Violette Album Club November 2018
VIO-051 If They Don't Read Books... 3 May 2019

See also[edit]

  • List of record labels
  • List of independent UK record labels

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Violette's Party - Interviews". Soul Kitchen (in français). 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (20 October 2017). "ichael Head and the Red Elastic Band: Adiós Señor Pussycat — 'lugubrious but romantic'". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-05-03.

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