One Little Indian

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One Little Indian is 24! And it has a lot to celebrate. Formed in 1985 by Derek and Sue Birkett, along with ex-Flux of Pink Indians guitarist Tim Kelly, this little label has carried itself through some extreme transformations in the music industry.

With their ideals emerging from one of the original bands, any cynic would have expected OLI to take the easy way out and stay rooted in that niche. Instead, it proved itself as a constant source of and music, signing such talents as The Sugarcubes, Credit to the Nation, Daisy Chainsaw, Chumbawamba, The Shamen, Skunk Anansie, Sneaker Pimps, Rocket from the Crypt, and Emiliana Torrini. None of these bands were easily pigeon-holed, but all of them with something in-your-face to say.

One Little Indian’s success was spring boarded by The Shamen’s controversial number one single, Ebeneezer Goode, unwittingly (or maybe not!) sending everyone into a frenzy of happy, smiley faces. This was furthered by Björk’s solo album, Debut, which has, so far, sold over 3 million copies worldwide. OLI had come of age.

The label has been like a magnet for interesting characters, attracting the gritty, heart-wrenching vocals of Sandy Dillon, to the cinematographic, sublime melodies of Airlock. And wherever there’s class, there’s Alabama 3, whose links with the mob were cemented when ‘Woke Up This Morning’ was chosen as The Sopranos anthem.

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  • lll__

    i like you., label

    October 2012
  • marieaugustine

    greatest works

    March 2012
  • Jhowkun

    great work on bjork's page, the previews and albums pages are pretty organized

    February 2012
  • RussellChap

    The Sugarcubes Birthday, is any need to say more?

    November 2011
  • ruanLastfm

    Please remove Skunk Anansie photo!!

    August 2011
  • Zula_alive

    http://www.lastfm.pl/music/Red+Paragraph

    April 2011
  • BasementBrother

    Remove Skunk Anansie photo. Come on, get with the program! change is good, its what the fans want [4]

    November 2010
  • Uzupelniacz

    Remove Skunk Anansie photo. Come on, get with the program! change is good, its what the fans want [3]

    September 2010
  • grundik1988

    Remove Skunk Anansie photo. Come on, get with the program! change is good, its what the fans want [2]

    September 2010
  • RoXtheLotus

    http://www.lastfm.it/music/the-lotus visit and listen to our songs!

    May 2010
  • ruanLastfm

    Remove Skunk Anansie photo. Come on, get with the program! change is good, its what the fans want

    May 2010
  • hospitalizacja

    could you please remove the Skunk Anansie photo? Thanks...

    January 2010
  • mattgetsit

    Bjork and HK 119 are the best!

    October 2009
  • bobbyzoolhead

    Also huge props for Alabama 3 - they're awesome and Nick Reynolds lives right round the corner from me!

    September 2009
  • bobbyzoolhead

    If you fancy a bit of psycho-cowboy electro despair-pop rock, Capulets' new Hope Springs EP is previewing now on Last FM before release, check it out here: http://www.last.fm/music/Capulets/Hope+Springs+EP

    September 2009
  • locomotif-it

    We should very glad if you can listen our music. http://www.myspace.com/locomotifband

    April 2009
  • Tsarist

    I wanna see Official Secrets Act coverage right here!

    December 2008
  • lucas_87

    one little indian rulez first and foremost bjork is the best solo artist in the entire world. and secondly Asobi Seksu is probably one of the best bands ive heard. although i don't understand the japanese language or icelandic (sugarcubes)

    September 2008
  • fruity_loop

    Bjork, Bjork, Bjork!!!

    July 2008
  • play4off

    nie ma co brzoza się uparła na one little indian... :) i dobrze :D

    April 2008
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