'We're not in competition with anyone': Partisan Records - The Music Week Interview

Ben Homewood

"I hate the word indie.”

As an opening gambit from Tim Putnam, co-founder of Partisan Records, home to guitar music streaming overlords Cigarettes After Sex and Mercury Prize-nominated pair Idles and Fontaines DC, this is certainly unexpected. But he’s not done yet.

“Indie means boring to me,” he continues, sat alongside his label’s MD Zena White and GM, international Jeff Bell on a sun-splashed late summer afternoon. “It means the same as the word ‘alternative’ meant at the end of ...

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