1965 RECORDS is a London-based subsidiary record label of
Formed in 2006 , the label was founded by James Endeacott (formerly
Rough Trade Records ), who first signed
The Libertines . The label
features bands who are primarily indie rock /pop , and are best known
Dundee based four-piece The View .
* 1 History
NME Presents: Independent Thinking
* 1.2 Commercial success
* 2 Artists signed to
* 3 Artists previously signed to
* 4 See also
* 5 References
1965 Records took their name from the year of Endeacott's birth, as
well as his favourite year for music. Originating in May 2006, the
company initially releasing five separate limited edition 7-inch vinyl
singles by Jack Afro, Billie the Vision & the Dancers, Pizzy Yelliot,
The Book of Lists and
Jahcoozi in the first three months of its
creation between May and July. The label's first album distribution,
Cannery Hours by The Occasion, came on 17 July 2006. The label
followed this with the release of "
Wasted Little DJs " by The View on
7 August 2006. This single was the first charting single associated
with the label, reaching #15 in the
UK Singles Chart .
NME PRESENTS: INDEPENDENT THINKING
On 11 November 2006,
1965 Records were given their first push into
the public eye. Music publication
NME released a covermount CD with
the magazine, titled "
NME Presents: Independent Thinking". It
contained a number of unreleased tracks by bands signed to the label,
such as The Law ,
The Draytones and Ripchord . The CD was headed by
The View , who contributed with a rare live version of "Screamin' n
Shoutin'" at Abertay University .
1965 Records gained their first major chart hit with the release of
The View's "
Same Jeans ", which peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart
on 22 January 2007. One week later, the band would also give the label
their first number one album with their debut album Hats Off to the
Buskers on 29 January 2007.
Throughout 16–27 May 2007,
1965 Records took part in a joint tour
with fellow record label
Deltasonic named "The Sonic65 Tour". The tour