Name: Josie Faulkner
Company: Big Scary Monsters
Title: Label & Events Coordinator
Based in: UK
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster?
Big Scary Monsters is an independent record label based in Oxford, UK, founded in 2001. It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of American Football, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, The Get Up Kids, Jamie Lenman, Delta Sleep, Minus The Bear, Martha, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, Orchards and more.
And can you tell us a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
I work with our whole roster in some capacity, whether thats by organising events such as release shows and popup shops, funding applications or social asset creation. I have personally been responsible for releases from The Winter Passing, ME REX, Weakened Friends, Oceanator, InTechnicolour, SUDS and Lambrini Girls.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
The first time I watched Life On The Murder Scene documentary by My Chemical Romance. Hearing how their first record came about from their DIY punk label, I knew I wanted to be part of an artists story, to help them get their music out there and be part of their journey. I wanted to be part of the team that creates someone elses favourite band.
Which acts are you looking forward to seeing this year at SPOT?
Feather Mountain, Omsorg, Marekvist, Iva Queendom
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down?
H09909 at The Seabright Arms in London