Melbourne indie rockers British India have turned a new page, signing long term recording and publishing deals with Liberation and Mushroom Music Publishing respectively.
Since forming in high school in 2005 the band has worn the ‘independent’ label with pride.
“We’ve never been opposed to signing with the right Label, but in the past we did what we did out of necessity,” said band manager Glenn Goldsmith. “British India have been in discussions with Liberation and Mushroom for some time refining a deal that works for all parties. Now we have one that we believe will create a very strong platform for us”.
Mushroom Group Chairman Michael Gudinski adds “I’m very proud of our track record of finding and developing new bands. Whilst British India are in the unique position of having released three very successful albums, they are still young enough and hungry enough to take it to the next level. And although this deal took some time to come together, I’m extremely happy with it. Good things are worth waiting for”.
Having emerged from Melbourne’s independent music scene in 2007 with their acclaimed debut album Guillotine, British India developed a hard-earned reputation for their explosive live shows and relentless touring. They took out the AIR Award for Best New Independent Artist that same year.
In July 2008, British India released their second album Thieves. Thieves demonstrated the band’s growth, in both popularity and as songwriters. It debuted at #5 on the ARIA Album chart and earned the boys their first ARIA Award nomination.
Avalanche, their third album, was released in June 2010 and scored the band their second Top 10 ARIA chart debut, demonstrating just how far British India had come in three short years.
Fast forward to 2012 and the band are again hard at work, totally focused on raising the bar for Album #4!
With the bulk of the new album already written, British India will take to the stage at the Corner Hotel on Friday May 25 to road test a few of the tracks, alongside established crowd pleasers including ‘Black & White Radio’, ‘Tie Up My hands’, ‘Run The Red Light’, ‘I Said I’m Sorry’, ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Avalanche’.
British India will announce details of the first single release from the new album next week.
Friday May 25 Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC 18+
Corner Hotel 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com