The Horrors’ Faris Badwan and his brother, and Loom frontman, Tarik Badwan have started their own record label – Raft Records. The first record to be released on the label is a split 7″ dubbed Raft Records EP, set for release in February and features four bands picked by the brothers: Skinny Girl Diet, Niqab, Puffer and Jet Black. Future records to be released on the label will include Loom’s new LP and the first collaboration between the brothers.
The label will be attracted to bands with ‘rawness’ with a ‘live sounding’ vibe. When asked about the brothers’ idea behind the label, Faris had this to say: “I think it’s quite easy for bands to lament the state of modern music, but there is always good stuff going on…Now more than ever people can record music with the means available to them. It’s easy and its accessible and you can start a label and its not that difficult”.