Bristol's Friendly Records launch new label

Bristol's Friendly Records launch new label

Posted on: 20 Nov 2020

Local producer Claude Cooper is at the helm for the first-ever release on Friendly Recordings.


The team behind much-loved North Street record store Friendly Records have today (Friday 20 November) unveiled their brand-new, in-house label, Friendly Recordings.


Tangerine Dreams, the label's debut release, features the genre-spanning sounds of Bristol-based producer Claude Cooper, using a range of instrumentation as part of an intriguing jazz-centred project.


The limited-edition tangerine orange 7" is on sale now on Friendly Records' Bandcamp page but won't be around for long - act fast and pick up your copy today while stocks last.



With the team admitting that November 2020 "may be a mad time" to launch a label, Friendly Recordings is landing at an exciting time for Bristol music and the city's growing crop of innovative artists.


Just 300 copies of the eye-catching Tangerine Dreams vinyl have been produced, with each 7" set to be delivered in an exclusive, Pete Fowler-designed sleeve.


In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the temporary closure of their Bedminster HQ earlier this year, Friendly Records launched Friends of Friendly, a new members club giving fans the chance to help their local record store survive the pandemic.


Membership includes a limited-edition t-shirt (designed and printed in Bristol), a members' badge, a membership card, 10% off all records in-store and priority access to in-store events and parties once normality is restored.


To listen to the first-ever release on Friendly Recordings, or to pick up your copy while stocks last, head to the Friendly Records Bandcamp page.

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