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Transgressive tenth anniversary celebrations hit The Barbican tonight

By | Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Transgressive Records

As part of the company’s ongoing tenth anniversary celebrations, tonight Transgressive Records host a sold out show at The Barbican in London. Compered by Huw Stephens, there will be performances from Dry The River, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flyyn, Marika Hackman and Cosmo Sheldrake.

Discussing the show, Transgressive co-founder Tim Dellow told CMU: “We always wanted to have a bit of a ‘swankier’ gig as part of the celebrations, and The Barbican, with its incredible architecture and commitment to all things cutting edge seemed like a great statement show. We’ve got five acts playing in total – many which could headline this venue under their own steam, each of them doing really special sets”.

Asked if he and co-founder Toby L ever foresaw that they’d still be running the label ten years down the line, he said: “We were always really ambitious, and I think a bit more self-righteous back then, so probably! Once you start falling in love with bands, not just the records, it’s a compulsion to grow, and keep adding value to their careers”.

Read more from our discussion with Dellow about Transgressive’s first decade here.