Loads of label support!!
It is a great time at the moment here at Tru Thoughts, with loads of support across the radio, media and DJs. From the BBC we have seen Huw Stephens on Radio 1 making us his ‘Label Of Love’, interviewing label boss Robert Luis and playing tunes from across the label; Trevor Nelson on 1Xtra making Zed Bias aka Maddslinky ‘Ledge Of The Week’; Belleruche winning Steve Lamacq’s 6Music Rebel Playlist; plus our releases and artists have been played and featured across shows as diverse as Lauren Laverne, Nick Grimshaw, Steve Lamacq, Skream & Benga, Toddla T, Gemma Cairney, Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Nihal… to name a few. Other important stations including Rinse FM, XFM, Unity and Monocle 24 have also been providing a great platform. Elsewhere, national radio playlists in Germany, France and Holland have also played host to a number of our singles.
We have also seen The Bamboos release become the biggest selling single on Tru Thoughts to date, with “I Got Burned feat Tim Rogers” flying out in Australia and leading to their album entering the official charts. Amazon made us ‘Label Of The Month’, and iTunes continue to support the music with loads of promotions worldwide. Riz MC has been getting huge amounts of press and radio support (from NME to the Observer) for his music and his starring role in the Ill Manors film by Plan B (who repaid the favour by being on Riz’s last single for us) and of course his upcoming Wu Tang support dates.
A great big haul of stuff for an indie label. Thanks for everyone’s support. It shows that the indie labels can get to people far and wide.