Pickled Egg


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Leicester-based Pickled Egg Records is one of the most sharp-eyed, adventurous independent labels around, releasing some of the best music of any label, anywhere. Eclectic to a fault, and firmly out of step with current trends, since it’s inception in 1998, it has dedicated itself to redressing the world’s musical balance in favour of quirky genius, bent tunefulness, noisy playfulness, jazz turmoil, inventive retro-futurism and downright emotional heart-on-sleeve belief, hope and passion. In a world in which the musical balance is already, irretrievably, weighted down on the side of corporate flatulence, labels like Pickled Egg are so a priori unnecessary, and yet so a posteriori essential.

The label’s roster is genuine quality. Artists like Philadelphia’s Need New Body, Chicago-based Bablicon, Pop-Off Tuesday from Osaka, and Leicester’s very own Volcano the Bear, have tapped rich musical mines, mixing jazz, avant rock surrealism, and a punk rock approach.

Selected releases…

Need New Body ‘Where’s Black Ben?’ LP
Need New Body ‘UFO’ CD/LP
Need New Body ‘Need New Body’ CD/2xLP
George ‘The Magic Lantern’ CD
George ‘A Week of Kindness’ CD
Bablicon ‘In a Different City’ CD/LP
Bablicon ‘Orange Tapered Moon’ CD/LP
Bablicon ‘A Flat Inside a Fog’ CD/2xLP
A Hawk and a Hacksaw ‘Our Lady of the Vlatva’ 7” (coming soon!)
Scatter ‘Surprising Sing Stupendous Love’ CD
Nalle ‘By Chance Upon Waking’ CD (coming soon!)

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  • bradleybee

    Egg 33 = Sinning Is Easy

    May 2011
  • quetzallimusic

    Very nice label!

    October 2010
  • lastard

    greetings from the now gang :D

    March 2008
  • KainiIndustries

    nalle are the best thing to happen to freakfolk or new weird america or whatever you want to call it in a long, long time. can't wait for the followup to by chance upon waking

    May 2007
  • apatt


    January 2007
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