The Great Escape is a new music festival and conference showcasing emerging artists from all over the world. The festival has previously played part in launching successful international acts such as The Gossip, The XX and The Kooks. This year’s line-up includes Asgeir (Iceland) Circa Waves (UK) Glass Animals (UK) and Royal Blood (UK).
Kate Miller-Heidke‘s new album “O Vertigo!” was released on March 14, reaching #4 on the ARIA charts. ‘O Vertigo!’ is Kate’s first independent release and was successfully launched by a record-breaking crowd funding campaign on Pledge Music. Kate smashed all records for Australian artists by reaching target in just three days. ‘O Vertigo!’ includes guest appearances from U.K’s Passenger, and Australian artists including Megan Washington and Drapht.
Rolling Stone Australia dubbed the album as “Kate Miller-Heidke’s career-best…an album of smart, challenging and mature pop music.”
Calling All Cars released “Raise The People” on March 7, debuting at #26 the ARIA charts. Signed to Cooking Vinyl Australia on a worldwide deal, Calling All Cars are now set to take on the world armed with an album that Sydney Morning Herald described as “Controlled intensity, crunching riffs and thunderous drums…The album feels like a band growing up fast and confident that it’s time to take to the international stage.” The band’s much publicised relocation to the UK was enabled via a successful crowd funding campaign on Pledge Music.
“Raise The People” was produced by Steve Schram (Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, The Vasco Era) and Tom Larkin (Shihad, Bodyjar, The Getaway Plan) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits).
About Cooking Vinyl Records
Established in 1986, Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.
Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.
Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, The Pretty Reckless and Billy Bragg. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.
Cooking Vinyl Records is a member of the CV Group of companies, which include Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.
Cooking Vinyl Australia was launched in 2013 with the mandate to sign both local and international artists and represent the wider Cooking Vinyl Records roster in Australia and New Zealand. Cooking Vinyl Australia works closely alongside its exclusive Australian & New Zealand distribution partner, Caroline, to offer a raft of services including strategic project management to a number of renowned local and international labels including Dine Alone, Resist, New Damage and BMG Rights.