The Milk Harbour Process Episode 36

Milk Harbour

Episode 36: Richard Blowes of Blowtorch Records.

I speak with Richard Blowes, owner of independent label, Blowtorch Records. We talk about what he looks for in acts, the importance of authenticity, self promotion, old vs new models of the music industry, learning to listen and the future of guitar based music.

Music and whatnot mentioned in this episode:

Can: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4l8xPGtl6DHR2uvunqrl8r?si=epUHViWKSZWJA1ElS0ihjA&dl_branch=1

Einsturzende Neubauten: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7KomCxZv6D5qCVvefwMnwB?si=0z9jsR6_TPO_F66rXUREng&dl_branch=1

The Fall: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6WoTvA9qinpHtSRJuldYh6?si=ZRWht8LNTk65pY_tuHhlEA&dl_branch=1

Buzzcocks: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2DxlS3lTLFIq70S7ap5H3y?si=2kUw3ctnRomHJqLbf_ruhg&dl_branch=1

Sex Pistols: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1u7kkVrr14iBvrpYnZILJR?si=7mJvqUQ0Sn6owvHhM4QfkQ&dl_branch=1

The Teardrop Explodes: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4AIo9dEYhuS3AtwhhKgA0M?si=C2bTUShsSmeaxT35WvIohg&dl_branch=1

Echo and the Bunnymen: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0fgYKF9Avljex0L9Wt5b8Z?si=tGcdM1TUQ6yfKBl2MeIlJw&dl_branch=1

Bauhaus: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5N5tQ9Dx1h8Od7aRmGj7Fi?si=kLZslWLpT4e10JhYxQOKcQ&dl_branch=1

Pil: https://open.spotify.com/artist/70MMkLXtue3Edj3RJhJkYp?si=cr5ZC4GeRNiVjiHDm3JrCA&dl_branch=1

The Velvet Underground: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1nJvji2KIlWSseXRSlNYsC?si=TnfTE3wbSlioZJ2yWehnTQ&dl_branch=1

The Doors: https://open.spotify.com/artist/22WZ7M8sxp5THdruNY3gXt?si=0TPFJw9rRVeOLXJBMAGX-w&dl_branch=1

Lipps Inc: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0lwRI7lvmlRY5DiA5Xa6wQ?si=9sh6rTDHRK6j-7t6dohXtA&dl_branch=1

Sylvester: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TGTpu4g8siFOIctZuQO7y?si=uFxpCnIHRcaX6M7KAbIr_g&dl_branch=1

Earth Wind and Fire: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QQgXkCYTt3BlENzhyNETg?si=F-X2q25eRf2SZ0xWavRgIw&dl_branch=1

The Pogues: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2wzMOQwNT6ZvVB4amvhFAH?si=ezrE4hXyTB-V8W2KKrmsYw&dl_branch=1

The Smiths: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3yY2gUcIsjMr8hjo51PoJ8?si=-h8NesFsRgOtl-8_X_nhrg&dl_branch=1

The Hitchcock Blondes: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5bX8J4ZdUUuEZA05v4MPhh?si=BhYGPcxRTsaMRP4TiR9KrQ&dl_branch=1

Franz Ferdinand: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0XNa1vTidXlvJ2gHSsRi4A?si=ZPxrvhKlSmGlt0MDbHFuuw&dl_branch=1

King Crimson: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7M1FPw29m5FbicYzS2xdpi?si=NNYAlEQaRQybWPvIume8qQ&dl_branch=1

Liana Forte: https://www.blowtorchrecords.com/lianaforte

Thin Lizzy: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6biWAmrHyiMkX49LkycGqQ?si=aWIvi_vURtuEotZB66-aWA&dl_branch=1

Run-D.M.C, https://open.spotify.com/artist/3CQIn7N5CuRDP8wEI7FiDA?si=l6uodIsKRDWe1jjMpkB0MA&dl_branch=1

Aerosmith: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Ey4PD4MYsKc5I2dolUwbH?si=0ujF3LmqQcCFT0Pmm1BLlA&dl_branch=1

Prince: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5a2EaR3hamoenG9rDuVn8j?si=ieXqBDS6R8Sy4r67kjhEgg&dl_branch=1

My Bloody Valentine: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3G3Gdm0ZRAOxLrbyjfhii5?si=M1dXUP3tSHKKsd4uCMrkfQ&dl_branch=1

Richard Hawley: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ZsnHGOLYFg8CAHQQBc1ut?si=pYAMMAJpT3CbBwSzGkaktw&dl_branch=1

MGMT: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SwO7SWeDHJijQ3XNS7xEE?si=C9j6ax2XRhWtPs5fphd9hA&dl_branch=1

Nick Drake: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5c3GLXai8YOMid29ZEuR9y?si=v46IBL3GTr2JuFDFzBr_Pg&dl_branch=1

Arctic Monkeys: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Ln80lUS6He07XvHI8qqHH?si=oXmntUxTQq2-sWkmcFGRmQ&dl_branch=1

Bjork: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7w29UYBi0qsHi5RTcv3lmA?si=RZnoIyemRleWvMNx52pTjQ&dl_branch=1

Damon Albarn: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0O98jlCaPzvsoei6U5jfEL?si=2fC7Ep7AQ8yXmjMuNjgqtA&dl_branch=1

Nick Cave: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4UXJsSlnKd7ltsrHebV79Q?si=Prb6YGHtQcWbveo3r_AMDw&dl_branch=1

Ferosa: https://www.blowtorchrecords.com/ferosa

Paper Tigers: https://www.blowtorchrecords.com/papertigers

Joy Division: https://open.spotify.com/artist/432R46LaYsJZV2Gmc4jUV5?si=OtwJa_vrRI-DCLH8v_-4_g&dl_branch=1

Factory Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_Records

Peter Saville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Saville_(graphic_designer)

The Situationists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist_International

The Durutti Column: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fh7bwX9qV60tLxxsp9bTe?si=CBmredToT3adxh4HmoB5Gg&dl_branch=1

Big Audio Dynamite: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7hqZBHSgDs1odG9aupMzEI?si=3nZVvos1R5a66XFLttBDMA&dl_branch=1

Rage Against the Machine: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2d0hyoQ5ynDBnkvAbJKORj?si=gXvPm6wTQyWuaggMzqCgwg&dl_branch=1

Lil Nas X: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7jVv8c5Fj3E9VhNjxT4snq?si=bNTbIVshSGyNrXL-SF6O6w&dl_branch=1

John Peel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel

Kojaque: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ZHJIsD3uMwwjXlSpDzPtY?si=mo7br9hJQxOEhNSF_rVctQ&dl_branch=1

Kettama: https://kettama.bandcamp.com/

The Chemical Brothers: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1GhPHrq36VKCY3ucVaZCfo?si=5KJrdSd6RzqiiqprzWBjhw&dl_branch=1

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