Back in 2013, we had an idea, a dream if you like, to try and help out other bands and do it using a DIY approach and a lot of time. The Aim was to help get music of small independent bands out to as many people as possible and create a network of like minded people.
This was received well by other bands who were feeling the strain of the "dog eat dog" music industry and from bands who were looking out for number one.
Black Sail Records was started to give a voice to bands who are truly incredible and great to watch live but for some reason get over looked by others in the music industry, well that was the idea anyway...
We then set about building up a network of like minded people; these people ranged from well established producers to budding photographers.
This led to us putting out records from some awesome bands around the UK!
It wasn't long before we began to promote and put on live shows in the Southwest of the UK.
Thankfully, this enabled Black Sail Records bands to do a lot of gig swapping with other bands around the UK. This is part ot the fundamentals which build the Black Sail ethos!
In 2016, we began a project to start our own small independant festival 'Get Rad' combining music, the arts and good old fashioned fun! The festival was well received in the community and there are bigger plans for future events.
Now dont get us wrong, things have been fun up to now however, in the eyes of everyone involved with Black Sail Records there is so much more to come... watch this space.