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STP Records Announces change from Label to Distro Only

STP Records today announced: –

It is not with a heavy heart, but with a sense of achievement, friendship, respect that we are announcing that STP Records will from 2015 be changing from a Label to a Distro only.

All the bands we release for or have plans to release for between now and next Summer have been contacted with our plans and thoughts on this, and as you can see from the timeline we have set,we will honour those plans already in place as a label between now and stepping sideways from releasing bands material to selling it via Distro.

We will be maintaining a presence with Dirt Box Disco for the time being as the relationship formed these last few years has blossomed and when a band starts to get the kind of attention these lads are getting,we will continue that work to its natural progression.

We have been very fortunate to work alongside some fantastic people down the years and we are looking at spending more time with family and friends here and around the world without the constraints placed on us in the day to day running of a label which is time consuming at the very least,but time well spent down the years trying to get some fantastic people and their music heard further afield. The messages of thanks and support from those STP bands on our decision,well you cannot put a price on that and only enforces why we chose to be a part of what they do.

We would like to extend our thanks to YOU the public who have supported everything we do label wise and show wise by buying our releases and tickets,we remain very thankful to know so many fantastic people. We would also like to extend our thanks for some fantastic memories to bands, promoters, venues, tour drivers, merch sellers, tour bookers, airlines, and anyone we have dealt with in any form down the years, WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING.

STP shows advertised will also be the only shows STP Records will be part of in 2015 and beyond as we look to pass the baton to somebody else to put on fantastic shows in Manchester at The Star and Garter if it maintains its current home. I have always maintained I would know when the timing was right,and this gradual sidestep over the next few months is the right thing to do for the right reasons.

I personally thank Sam, Babs and Loz for their support and backup in allowing me to have maintained doing this for so long and I look forward to many more trips with the extra free time and many more hours on a sunlounger by a pool somewhere.

You all know where to find me online and at shows,come and have a chat, tell us your thoughts and above all as we have always maintained…ENJOY WHAT YOU DO at whatever level you are involved at from the biggest festival to buying a badge at a free show, theres room for all.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, hope you will stick with us as a distro and enjoy the releases and shows we have left this year and 2015.

Stu, Sam, Babs, Loz and all the STP bands past and present.

As always,you can contact us at STPRECORDS@HOTMAIL.COM.



About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!