For immediate release – 1st April 2008
Captains Of Industry (2003 – 2008) RIP
Captains Of Industry record label announces dissolution.
To celebrate our 5th anniversary record label Captains Of Industry is ceasing trading as of 1st April 2008.
Captains Of Industry began life as a collective in 2003. Outlined in a series of communiqués we detailed a ‘5 Year Plan’ (“to release some cool records”). Those five years have now passed and the circle is complete.
Captains Of Industry exit just as they entered – with dignity and health intact. No bitterness, no bankruptcies, no falling’s out.
The recently launched Captains Of Industry Books imprint will continue.
Entirely self-funded and existing for its duration in a time of major transition for music, without so much as an office, phone-line or ‘fruit and flowers’ budget, from 2003 to 2008 Captains Of Industry have released over 40 singles, EPs and albums by bands from the UK, USA, Australia, Iceland and Switzerland.
The artists are: 21 Gun Salute, An Emergency, Blood Valley, Coyote Men, Future Ex Wife, Favez, Gay for Johnny Depp, The Grates, Hell Is For Heroes, Illegal Movers, Kinesis, Letrix, Louie, Marmadule Duke, Minus, Peace Burial At Sea, Silicon Vultures, The Sound Explosion, Sucioperro, TEAM and We Will Be Pilots.
Captains Of Industry could not have existed without help from Cargo Records, James Sherry at Division Promotions, Justin Schlosberg, Chay Woodman and many great bands and supporters.
Captains Of Industry were Lee Milmore, Ben Myers, Richard Myers and Gary Robson.
Shame :( I got loads of good albums and EPs from them. The 2nd Hell Is For Heroes album, both Gay For Johnny Depp EPs and the album, the Sucioperro album, the Marmaduke Duke album.