- Q & A with Nico Beatastic from Shore Dive Records
Please give us a brief bio of the label. How did it start, til today….
My band Xeresa got signed to a label that shall remained nameless, we were given no promotion and the head of the label turned out to be a liar and a criminal who eventually got jailed. I decided that the most reliable person I knew was me and maybe I can offer my services to other bands and at least I know they’ll be treated fairly, no lies, maximum help within my abilities.
Which labels inspired you most to make your own?
I got my inspiration from Blackjack Illuminist Records and Somewhere Cold Records. 2 indie labels run by nice people who want to do the right thing, they want to produce quality products. I especially like Blackjack’s DIY attitude, hand made products.
Which is the motto for Shore Dive Records?
We hope to surprise you.
Which are the advantages and disadvantages of running a music label today?
It’s time consuming, you open yourself up to disappointment, if you don’t do it right you lose money.
Which are your future plans for the label?
We also have The Raft’s new single and album ,very excited about that. A new project by yours truly and Cat Hall of Dissonance, kinda like The Cure gone a bit electronic. There’s also other things but I don’t like talking about projects until they’re in my hands. I’m hoping for an American band , kinda Afghan Whigs meets trip hop, a brazilian shoegaze band and a spanish shoegaze band.
- Three distinctive Shore Dive Records releases
BEATASTIC – ‘40 Moons Project‘
Because the label was set up to release my own stuff to start with. I’m very proud of it. You can be ambitious and produce a challenging piece of work with scope on zero budget.
Xeresa – ‘II‘
Because I’m very proud of all the collabs on it, and I think I managed to make something unique but coherent, difficut thing to do with 11 guests.
The Raft – ‘The Jellyfish E.P.s‘
Because Phil Wilson is the best “unsigned” songwriter I’ve come across and his songs ought to be hits.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis