Following a series of split label releases, Armed Ambitions and Popular Records have set up an independent / DIY record label, music distributor and gigs promoter called The Richter Collective. The label is currently working with Adebisi Shank and The VinnyClub, and the distro stocks work by independent labels and artists, the majority of whom are based in Ireland.
They also have a monthly podcast featuring an independent artist discussing five bands that have influenced them and introducing one of their own songs. The Five Band Podcast can be listened to here.
The formal launch gig for the collective is on Saturday April 5th in The Lower Deck, Dublin. The lineup is:
Los Langeros (http://www.myspace.com/loslangeros )
Ten Past Seven (http://www.myspace.com/tenpastseven )
Bats (www.myspace.com/leatherbeatsfeather )
Discarded Retarded (http://www.myspace.com/thediscardedretarded)
Doors 8pm €6 euro before 9pm / €7 after. The Richter Collective distro will be in attendance, servicing all your independent music needs.