I feel like a doting father this morning for the second time. This time the subject in hand is not my son Roddy but my new baby, the debut record by Mammoeth. Russell gave me a physical copy of the record last night and it’s beautiful. It really, really is. And there in all its glory it states “mini50 records – M5001.” Our name and our first catalogue number. I am really rather stupidly excited about this. I’m such a nerd! It kind of feels like we’re no longer just talking about being a record label, we are a record label. We have a record to sell. Well, not to sell quite yet, but soon.
And what a great record it is too. I think a lot of people are going to like this record, and being released in the summer is just perfect timing for this lovely piece of, what Russell describes as, “sour pop”. I really hope this gets Russell the credit he deserves as a songwriter and as a musician. Not many instruments on the record are not played by the man himself, which is no mean feat. It’s a delicious slice of summer pop and I think a lot of people are going to really like this record. Sure, a bit like the Kays, Mammoeth might not fit the “folk” bracket, which is predominant in Edinburgh. But I guarantee that this record is going to impress far and wide. I cannot wait for its release, which is now looking like July to coincide with Russell being able to play some live shows. Anyways, in the meantime, check Mammoeth out – and download the whole record – here. I am going to spend some time with my new baby this morning. Then I’m going to pick up my real baby later on. You guys have a great weekend and enjoy Mammoeth.