Label Profile \\ QM Records
Much like Melbourne, the English coastal city has its own distinctive neo-soul sound. In its epicentre you’ll find Francesca Fulmini, Bobbie Johnson, Lebeaux, and Normanton Street, whose members Ned and Nicholson founded QM Records. Nicholson gives us the low down on the label.
\\ Why did the label launch?
\\ Describe the sound and vibe of Brighton’s music scene?
Just as a place Brighton is real eclectic and full new vibes each year. This is definitely reflected in the music. Its hard to say something real specific but there has been an increase in soulful sounds in the last couple of years I’d say.
\\ Tell us about the label’s proudest moment to date?
\\ What advice would you give to musicians who want to start a label?
For me there are two main things. Firstly, to remember that the quality of the music comes first before anything else. Secondly, to understand that the rules are constantly changing – there are no rules.
\\ What are you releasing in 2017?
We’re currently looking at releasing a special project with Frankie Stew which is in the works at the moment. Early 2017 expect to see something from Francesca Fulmini and possibly Tilda Allie. The next year will surely be quite a busy one for both QM Records and Normanton Street. Keep it locked.
Main picture credit: Myles J Burrell
JS | Tina Edwards