Well, hello there! Sorry we've been so quiet, but as you may have been following on social media, it has been totally crazy at the UDCR headquarters.
April 7th 2017, saw our first release as a label, the new Brightlight City EP 'Our Future's Not Dead'.
Now, let me set the scene for you; the build up to the release was already pretty crazy.
The EP was receiving really positive reviews online and in print (well, apart from one reviewer who clearly had woken up on the wrong side of his cot), it already felt pretty overwhelming, especially because the amount of hard-work and hours put in to creating the whole EP, it was as if a weight was lifted.
To top it all off, on the week of release, the EP got a 4K review in Kerrang! magazine. We had to pinch ourlseves slightly!
Then came release day, and it DID NOT disappoint...
Jamie kept checking his phone for updates on how the EP was doing, and relayed it to us via our Whatsapp group, although 4 am was a bit early for the updates to begin!
Anyway, all was quiet on the EP front, we all assumed that the hardwork and build up may have fallen short somewhere...but wait, then at 7:58 am, on 7th April 2017, the whatsapp group pinged, and the message read: NUMBER 17 IN THE ITUNES ROCK CHARTS!
WOW! We were all pretty excited to hear this news, and it just kept on climbing, not only in the Itunes rock charts, but also in the main iTunes charts. The EP peaked at NUMBER 8 in the iTunes Rock Chart and NUMBER 99 in the main iTunes Chart.
We, as a new label, couldn't have wished for a better start. To chart with our first release was an incredible feeling, and achievement.
We are now on the verge of announcing a BRAND NEW signing, who will release a mini album at the end of July, which we can't wait to share with you!
Finally, our official online shop has gone live, so please head over there and check out some pretty cool merchandise!