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Label of the Week – Infectious Music

Having began in 1993 but relaunching in 2009, Infectious Music is a UK based label specializing in showcasing the talents of artists within the Alternative music world.

In it’s former incarnation Infectious housed a handful of the worlds most adored artists, including Ash, Garbage, Pop Will Eat It Self, Cable, MuseFuneral for A Friend and many others. Though much has changed since these early days, the ‘hands on, feet up’ approach to music (and furniture) continues to inspire the label, a bespoke music company who serve terrific new artists with flare and a point of difference.

Now home to The Temper Trap, Local Natives, These New PuritansAlt-J & Cloud Control, Infectious holds hands with the leading tastemakers in popular music to form a small artists based label who value creativity and intuition.

Alt-J – Tessalate (Demo)

∆ (pronounced Alt-J) was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist) , Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds, UK University in 2007. The band currently resides in Cambridge.2012 saw the release of the acts debut album titled ‘An Awesome Wave’ which received critical acclaim from the UK music press. It is yet to see a US release.

Click HERE for a free download of “Tessalate (Demo)”

The Temper Trap – Need Your Love (RAC Mix)

The Temper Trap is an indie rock band which formed in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. Now based in London, the band consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass), Toby Dundas (drums) and Joseph Greer (keyboards, guitar). Hear the original version of ‘Need Your Love’ HERE.

Click HERE for a free download of “Need Your Love (RAC Mix)”

These New Puritans – Orion

These New Puritans (sometimes abbreviated to TNPS) are a British art rock band from the Southend-on-Sea area. The group consists of Jack Barnett (songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist), his twin brother George Barnett (drums, loops), Thomas Hein (bass guitar, sampler, drums), and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson (keyboards, sampler). They have recorded two albums, Beat Pyramid, released in 2008, and Hidden, released in 2010. They are currently recording their third as yet untitled release.

Click HERE for a free download of “Orion”

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