Roadkill Records is rapidly turning into a real hub for underground music in London and beyond.
Taking DIY as its credo, the label has gathered together a motley crew of vagabonds, minstrels, and other waifs and strays keen to do things their own way.
Rock 'n' roll of a quite deviant yet inspired kind, Roadkill Records recently gathered together these friends, enemies, and fellow travellers for their annual weekender.
The imprint's biggest yet, it featured two days of thrills, spills, and aural feedback, taking control of Camden hotspot the Lock Tavern.
Head honcho Josh Cooper tells Clash:
"This was the third summer festival we’ve hosted at the Lock now and they’re always our biggest events of the year. This one had some of our favourite bands mixed in with some new faces, and we were particularly pleased to have The Cavemen make their Roadkill debut as Saturday night's headliners as well as the fantastic Dolls who returned to top the bill on Sunday."
"We had out-of-towners Snakerattlers, Table Scraps and Hanzo come down to join us too, all of whom we’ve been following pretty keenly over the past few months. Bands already fully indoctrinated into the Roadkill family such as Broken Soundtracks, Muertos and Deathcaps never fail to impress either."
"We feel very lucky to be surrounded by so much raw talent at the moment and we put on these nights to celebrate them, which is why it’s always great to be able to put so many under one roof (seventeen bands this year). Bringing these excellent people together has resulted in many a partnership, they support each other, record and release together – it feel very special to be in the middle of it."
Roadkill isn't about to let the noise die down, though - get involved in these raucous scenes with a special playlist compiled by Josh himself...
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