According to the label's website "Placid Casual retains an amateur status and an a&r policy of blatant nepotism. We exist to expose to the world (when we can be bothered), songs that come our way that may be ignored otherwise." The Independent has described the label as an "enterprise run by passion not for profit".
- "Background". Placid Casual website. Cardiff. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
- Loundras, Alexia (23 May 2006). "DIY music: the acts that are taking control". Independent Online. London. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
- "Catalogue". Placid Casual website. Cardiff. Archived from the original on 11 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2010.