Liam of 1p Album Club explains: One of the greatest things about running 1p Album Club has been the conversations it’s started. For this, we have Twitter to thank. The way it enables like-minded passionate music fans to find each other and connect is a great thing. Their conversations reinforce that while the music we review for 1p Album Club may be under-priced, it’s certainly far from unloved.
There’s not one artist that we’ve reviewed that someone hasn’t come forward as a fan of. In many cases, there’s a lot of love out there. While many are no longer recording, that doesn’t mean that people still don’t want to hear new music from them.
This is where The Lost Music Club comes in.
Inspired by conversations on Twitter between fervent music fans, The Lost Music Club is a joint venture between Liam from 1p Album Club and Jack from Alcopop! Records – two longstanding friends and music fans. Together we hope to unearth unreleased gems that’ve sat unheard and potentially lost forever and introduce them to a wider audience through digital and physical releases. We’re not talking about the un-bought albums listed on Amazon, we’re talking about the apocryphal recordings that never made it to the public domain – the debut album that never got released, the demo tapes for the second album that never was, or the early tracks that never made the cut. If there’s a rumour it exists, we want to know.
This is not about nostalgia. This is about hearing new music from artists that fans love. They may not be the biggest artists out there, but if we think there’s an audience for it, then we’ll look at doing something about it.
For our first release, you can expect an album from a band that fell victim to the excesses of the 90s music industry. Radio One playlisting, Steve Lamacq’s championing and regular TV appearances weren’t enough to stop them being dropped by their label before their debut album got a chance to hit the shelves. Now, 17 years later than planned, we’ll be releasing it through The Lost Album Club.