This week is XL week on The Daily Growl. For no real reason expect that there’s been a load of good stuff on this label over the years, and no doubt they’ll continue to keep up the good work. That, and I went to one of their promo events tonight which previewed some of their current and new artists, including a set by The Raconteurs. More on this tomorrow.
XL was started back in 1989 by Beggars to release dance music. One of their first signings was the Prodigy, who are still on the label. In recent years they’re diversified a bit, and the label now encompasses tango to US teen punk. Past artists have included Lemon Jelly, Badly Drawn Boy and Peaches. The current roster of artists (according to their website) is:
Be your own PET
The White Stripes