Need a gift for a gifted musician?
If you don’t love what you do, why bother doing it?
Why commit hours and hours of your extremely precious and limited time to activities that don’t stir that pool of passion sitting dormant in your stomachl? If you’re going to be giving a hellova lot of time to something, you’d better make damn sure it’s worth it….
…and we’ve certainly put in what could mathematically be referred to as a hellova lot of time in taking See Monkey Do Monkey from a humble little promotions company in Ireland to one of Britain’s must exciting up and coming young indie labels.
Suppose it’s probably a good thing we love what we do then….
This label was put together for one reason and one reason only – our undying and at times almost worryingly obsessive love of music. It’s a love we feel compelled to not only share, but ram down the throat of the world…we like you guys, and you share the things you like with the people you like.
Since our inaugural release, The Methods debut LP “The Front” waaay back in 2008 we’ve scowered the musical landscape for acts that make us stop dead in our tracks, sweat a little and then punch the air repeatedly whilst making whooping noises.
We’ve had our roster of acts enthral crowds up and down the length of the UK and Europe. We’ve been firm fixtures on Radio 1, 2 and 6 including sessions with the likes of Marc Riley and Mark Lamar. We’ve had music from our acts appear on glossy television advertisement campaigns and independent movie soundtracks and had an album (Colorama – Box) nominated for the first ever “Welsh Music Prize”
But don’t just take our slightly biased word for it’ other people also have nice things to say about what we do as well…
‘In 1959 Berry Gordy ploughed an $800 loan from his family into setting up his own record label. His label Motown quickly became known as The Hit Factory as it rewrote musical history with a production line of legendary proportions. Fifty years later and a little closer to home, that same spirit of musical entrepreneurship, prolific output and sense of community is ably represented at See Monkey Do Monkey.’ David Owens, South Wales Echo
We love what we deal in here at See Monkey Do Monkey, and what we deal in is music from acts we adore.
Come have a listen, we’re sure you’ll like them too…