The Independent Echo

‘We sign music we love. We’re not sniffing around to find the new thing all the time’

You can’t always derive much about a record label’s identity from its name. Matador founder Chris Lombardi, for example, pinched his company’s brand from a Pedro Almodóvar movie in a snap decision spurred on by design deadlines. Yet there are certainly characteristics of the bullfighter which rather suit the history of Matador, which turns 28 this year – … Read More

Eddie Piller: My Life’s Playlist

Eddie Piller was somehow destined to be a mod: his mum ran the Small Faces Fan Club back in the sixties. After early experiences at Stiff Records, Piller became a central figure in the London jazz scene – before launching influential label Acid Jazz with fellow musical polymath Gilles Peterson. After Peterson departed in 1989, … Read More