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Angular Recording Corporation was an independent record label founded in New Cross, South East London. It was established in June 2003 by two ex-Goldsmiths College students, Joe Daniel and Joe Margetts, who reclaimed a local Ordnance Survey Triangulation Station and made it their first artefact: ARC 001.[1]

Angular Recording Corporation
Founded2003
FounderJoe Daniel, Joe Margetts
Defunct2012
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
Official websiteAngular Store

The label's founders were influenced by a love of angular pop music and the Manchester label Factory Records. Gaining funding through medical testing, Angular Recording Corporation was able to finance its debut release in November 2003, the NME-championed The New Cross : An Angular Sampler, making it the lead review in the magazine.[2]

In the 2011 England riots, the label lost all its stock and entire back catalogue in the PIAS warehouse fire.[3]

An Angular Store website remains active.

DiscographyEdit

Catalogue number Artist Title Release date
ARC 001 Angular Recording Corporation Ordnance Survey Trig Point 1 Jun 2003
ARC 002 Various artists The New Cross: An Angular Sampler (compilation) 25 Nov 2003
ARC 003 Angular Recording Corporation The Thrasher: An Angular Raffle
ARC 004 Various artists Rip Off Your Labels: More Angular Product (comp) 28 Jun 2004
ARC 005 Elizabeth Harper Elizabeth Harper (album) 29 Nov 2004
ARC 006 The Fucks EP One 15 Nov 2004
ARC 007 The Long Blondes Giddy Stratospheres (single) 29 Nov 2004
ARC 008 The Violets Mirror Mirror (single) 18 Apr 2005
ARC 009 The Long Blondes Appropriation (single) 20 Jun 2005
ARC 010 Angular Recording Corporation Trig Point 5488
ARC 011 The Violets Descend/Carnival (single) 6 Feb 2006
ARC 012 Klaxons Gravity's Rainbow (single) 27 Mar 2006
ARC 014 The Lodger Let Her Go (single) 1 May 2006
ARC 015 The Violets Hush Away (single) 21 Aug 2006
ARC 016 These New Puritans Now Pluvial (EP) 30 Oct 2006
ARC 017 Various artists Future Love Songs (compilation) 27 Nov 2006
ARC 018 Angular Recording Corporation Website
ARC 019 Angular Recording Corporation Office
ARC 020 Angular Recording Corporation Trig Point 5486
ARC 021 The Violets Foreo (single) 12 Feb 2007
ARC 022 Angular Recording Corporation The Townace
ARC 023 These New Puritans Navigate, Navigate (single) 31 Mar 2007
ARC 024 The Lodger Kicking Sand (single) 4 Jun 2007
ARC 025 The Lodger Grown-Ups (album) 11 Jun 2007
ARC 026 The Violets Troubles of Keneat (single) 1 Oct 2007
ARC 027 These New Puritans Numbers/Colours (single) 28 Oct 2007
ARC 028 The Violets The Lost Pages (album) 5 Nov 2007
ARC 029 Various artists A Free Angular Sampler (EP) 1 Oct 2008
ARC 030 Angular Recording Corporation Trig Point 6611
ARC 031 Findo Gask Va Va Va (single) 24 Mar 2008
ARC 032 These New Puritans Beat Pyramid (album) 28 Jan 2008
ARC 033 Navvy 4 Songs (EP) 3 Mar 2008
ARC 034 These New Puritans Elvis (single) 11 Feb 2008
ARC 035 These New Puritans Swords of Truth (single) 28 Apr 2008
ARC 036 Wetdog Zah und Zaheet (single) 7 Jul 2008
ARC 037 Wetdog Enterprise Reversal (album) 28 Jul 2008
ARC 038 The Long Blondes Singles (album) 20 Oct 2008
ARC 039 Findo Gask One Eight Zero (single) 8 Dec 2008
ARC 040 Angular Recording Corporation Trig Point 1385
ARC 041 Je Suis Animal Self-Taught Magic from a Book (album) 1 Dec 2008
ARC 042 Je Suis Animal The Mystery of Marie Roget (single) 1 Feb 2009
ARC 043 Crystal Stilts Departure (single) 9 Feb 2009
ARC 044 Crystal Stilts Alight of Night 16 Feb 2009
ARC 045 Angular Recording Corporation Angular T-shirt
ARC 046 Gyratory System Barons Court Turret (single) 23 Feb 2009
ARC 047 Navvy Disco (single) 9 Mar 2009
ARC 048 Navvy Idyll Intangible (album) 16 Mar 2009
ARC 049 The Vichy Government Carrion Camping (album) 2 Mar 2009
ARC 050 Angular Recording Corporation Angular enamel badge
ARC 051 The Vichy Government Whores in Taxis (album) 16 Mar 2009
ARC 052 The Vichy Government White Elephant (album) 29 Mar 2009
ARC 053 The Vichy Government Vanity Publishing (album) 13 Apr 2009
ARC 054 Crystal Stilts Love is a Wave (single) 25 May 2009
ARC 055 The Vichy Government The Man Delusion (single) August 1988
ARC 056 Gyratory System The Sound-Board Breathes (album) 26 Oct 2009
ARC 057 Angular Recording Corporation Spotify playlist
ARC 058 Gyratory System Cargo Cult (single) 17 Aug 2009
ARC 059 Gyratory System Sea Containers House (single) 21 Oct 2009
ARC 060 Angular Recording Corporation An Angular hamper 31 July 2010
ARC 061 Angular Recording Corporation Angular badge
ARC 062 Wetdog Lower Leg (single) 2 Nov 2009
ARC 063 Wetdog Frauhaus! (album) 30 Nov 2009
ARC 064 These New Puritans We Want War (single) 12 Jan 2010
ARC 065 These New Puritans Hidden (album) 18 Jan 2010
ARC 066 Gyratory System Yowser Yowser Yowser (EP) 22 Feb 2010
ARC 067 Various artists Cold Waves & Minimal Electronics, Vol. 1 (album) 9 Mar 2010
ARC 068 Wetdog Wymmin's Final (single) 10 May 2010
ARC 069 E. Gold feat. Alexis Separate our Hearts (EP) 26 Jul 2010
ARC 071 Gyratory System Yowser Yowser Yowser remixes (single) 22 Mar 2010
ARC 072 These New Puritans Attack Music (single) 19 Apr 2010
ARC 073 Gyratory System Pamplona (single) 15 Jun 2010
ARC 074 Angular Recording Corporation Angular badge 17 May 2010
ARC 075 David Westlake Play Dusty For Me (album) 5 Jul 2010
ARC 076 These New Puritans Hologram (single) 10 Aug 2010
ARC 077 Tim Key Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat. (album) 8 Nov 2010
ARC 078 Ruth Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (album) 22 Nov 2010
ARC 079 These New Puritans Hidden remixes (EP) 15 Nov 2010
ARC 080 Angular Recording Corporation Trig Point 3220 25 Aug 2012
ARC 081 Angular Recording Corporation Independent label market, Berwick Street (artefact) 21 May 2011
ARC 082 Gyratory System New Harmony (single) 4 Apr 2011
ARC 083 Gyratory System New Harmony (album) 18 Apr 2011
ARC 084 This Many Boyfriends Young Lovers Go Pop! (single) 22 Aug 2011
ARC 085 Fresh Touch The Ethiopian (12" EP) 27 Feb 2012
ARC 086 Angular Recording Corporation Independent label market, Brooklyn (artefact) 8 Oct 2011
ARC 087 Angular Recording Corporation An Angular Nudge Pot (artefact) 10 Dec 2011
ARC 088 Angular Recording Corporation Independent label market, Spitalfields 10 Dec 2011
ARC 089 Angular Recording Corporation An Angular Tombola (artefact) 10 Dec 2011
ARC 091 This Many Boyfriends Starling (single) 20 Feb 2012
ARC 092 Eleven Pond Watching Trees (12" EP) 23 Apr 2012
ARC 093 This Many Boyfriends I Should Be A Communist (single) 21 May 2012
ARC 094 Angular Recording Corporation Independent label market, London 19 May 2012
ARC 096 This Many Boyfriends Number One (single) 1 Oct 2012
ARC 097 This Many Boyfriends This Many Boyfriends (album) 8 Oct 2012

SamplersEdit

The first two Angular samplers launched the careers of a number of bands, including: Art Brut, Bloc Party and The Long Blondes.


ARC 002: The New Cross

  • Bloc Party - "The Marshals Are Dead"
  • The Fairies Band - "Pink Socks Rock"
  • The Vichy Government - "Make Love to the Camera"
  • Nemo - "Picadilly in Sepia"
  • The Violets - "Laxteen"
  • Luxembourg - "Making Progress"
  • The Swear - "High Rise"
  • Elizabeth Harper - "Don Juan"
  • Lovers of Today - "Guy Fawkes"
  • Art Brut - "Formed a Band"
  • Lady Fuzz - "What's it Worth?"
  • Gifthorse - "You Save my Life, I'll Ruin Yours"
  • The Bridge - "First Frenzy"
  • Mark Sampson - "The London Eye"


ARC 004: Rip Off Your Labels

  • The Vichy Government - "I Control Discourse"
  • The Violets - "Stealer"
  • Art Brut - "Top of the Pops"
  • The Fucks - "Argos"
  • The Long Blondes - "Autonomy Boy"
  • Showboys - "Factory"
  • The Swear - "Advert Boy"
  • The Boyfriends - "No Tomorrow"
  • Elizabeth Harper - "Trouble in the Palace"
  • Gifthorse - "Happy Daggers"
  • Lovers of Today - "A Short Nasty Shock"
  • Luxembourg - "Let Us Have It"
  • The Rocks - "We Got It (Galen Remix)"


External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Angular Recording Corporation's Spotify Playlist". The Quietus. 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Angular Shacks Up With Radar". NME. 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Independent record labels fear ruinous stock loss in London riots fire". The Guardian. 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2013.