In the second installment of Label Mixtape, we take a look at one of the UK’s finest ever independent record labels, Bella Union. Initiated in 1997 by Cocteau Twins‘ founder/lead guitarist Robin Guthrie and the band’s bassist Simon Raymonde, the label has went on to put out records – many of them debut releases – by some of the greatest songwriting voices of the last twenty years. With a implicit penchant for artists masterfully meddling in the realms of indie rock, alt-folk and dream-pop, the label won the 2010 Independent Record Company of the Year – an accolade very much coinciding with releases…
Swedish duo Maria Lindén and Fredrick Balck AKA I Break Horses are streaming a new track, ‘Denial’, via Soundcloud. Following on from their 2011 debut album Hearts, the two -piece are currently in the process of recorded its full-length follow-up, set for release via Bella Union in the Autumn. Stream ‘Denial’ – a three and a half minute dose of delectable analogue-synth and drum machines-led electro-pop – below.