Published Jul 11, 2007A source close to Blood and Fire Records has revealed that the boutique label has folded. Founded in 1993 by British reggae historian/producer Steve Barrow and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall (no really!), the label has been specialising in roots reggae, dub and DJ album reissues, by artists such as King Tubby, the Congos, Burning Spear and Horace Andy. Considering their website reads "The Blood and Fire Website is currently unavailable" and its release schedule has dwindled over the last couple years, it's of little surprise.
On a brighter note, Kindercore Records, a U.S.-based indie favourite of the '90s and early '00s has gone back in business. Closing in 2003, the label responsible for some of the most sugary recordings ever made has announced it has been reborn.
The statement on its website reads:
"Kindercore, the influential underground boutique record label has been reborn as an independent media labelits new roster expanded to include bands, comic book artists, analysts, premier t-shirt designers, and humorists from Athens, GA and beyond. The Athens based information and entertainment syndicate will unleash its first release since 2003 in August with the comic book and music anthology The Trouble Revolution, quickly followed by releases from pop outfit King of Prussia and electro rockers Ruby Isle."
Notable Kindercore artists of the past include Of Montreal, the Four Corners, Richard Davies and the Essex Green. The current roster includes Ruby Isle, USSR and King of Prussia.