Thirty years of history and still going strong!
Flicknife, was both a home for artists like Hawkwind and their individual members and a starting point for artists as Dogs D`Amour, Ozric Tentacles, Adamski, SOHO and many others, yet that is not all there is.
Flicknife Records keeps on releasing fascinating music from either legendary bands or new artists - so come in and be fascinated. Thirty years of History and still going strong!
Welcome to the Future
Flicknife still holds fast to attitudes and beliefs that spurred Frenchy to start it. In recent years, they have weathered the radical change that has swept through the music industry and laid to waste a host of other labels, both large and small. Rising to this challenge, Flicknife have also found a way to help more bands get their music heard by using the influence and undoubted reputation the label has built up.
A lot has happened over the last thirty years with changes in society and technology taking place that would have seemed unthinkable back in 1980. The Cold War came to an end, the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc collapsed and fragmented. America became the world’s leading superpower – a position that is now being challenged by the newly emerging, economic powerhouse that is China. Nelson Mandela was released and Apartheid came to an end in South Africa. Desk and personal computers found a place in every home and office and grew in strength, only to be superseded in most ways by tablets and smart phones. Mobile communications arrived and shrank in size from that of a house brick to that of a pocket note book. A strange thing called the internet came into being and we changed the way we consumed music – first with mp3s, and then with streaming services like Deezer and Spotify. The politics that led to the hounding of sections of society, such as New Age Travellers and Trade Union members in the UK, went and came back again, with familiar consequences and policies but Flicknife Records still stand and going strong with new bands such as Slydigs Electric Cake salad and the Voluntears.
Name: Frenchy Gloder
Lives in: London, England
Company: Flicknife Records/MG2MUSIC
Unique traits: Founder/MD at Flicknife Records and Associated Labels
2 silver singles, 1 gold single/ 2 silver albums, 1 gold album
Nominated 'Best Independent Label' Music Industry Awards 2013