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Domino

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Domino

Founded in 1993, by Laurence Bell and his partner Jacqui Rice, the label's first release was the Sebadoh EP ‘Rocking the Forest’, licensed from Sub Pop records for release in the UK. Many of the early releases were by American artists were signed to Drag City in the US (Smog, Will Oldham, Royal Trux), a relationship that continues to this day. Much of what Domino was releasing (from the more obtuse end of American and British rock music) was marginalised during the Britpop era, but their credibility rose incrementally. Recent high profile releases from Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and The Kills have only acted as a catalyst to this, and Domino is now one of the longest running and most successful independent record labels in the UK. As well as releasing new productions, they have also produced lavish packages in tribute to bands that influenced Laurence, and they have so far released compilations by Orange Juice, Josef K, Young Marble Giants, as well as reissuing several of Robert Wyatt’s solo albums.

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