I love that photo, PNKSLM artists from the UK, Sweden and America all drunk as hell partying together.”Recovering from the aftermath of their second birthday celebrations, label founder Luke Reilly took the time to answer our questions on all things PNKSLM, Stockholm, and seeking out the next sensation. It sounds stupid but I never actually chose the name.
Then, when I ended up somehow moving to Stockholm, I came across the band Sudakistan, who blew me away, so I decided to finally stop talking about starting a small label and actually do a 7" with them. You founded the record label after moving to Stockholm from London - what impact did the culture change have on what PNKSLM set out to do and be?
Sweden's music scene is insanely productive, but mostly for pop and commercial music.
When I moved out here I started working for a company called Telegram Studios, that ran imprint labels for major labels, so I was working with all the biggest Swedish artists for majors like Universal and Warner.
I most likely never would have got that opportunity back home, and to be honest I think being English did help me out getting that first job here, set me apart from everyone else I guess.
From , and everything beyond, PNKSLM’s output might be eclectic, but it’s sparked attentions worldwide.
“If we fall in love with something it doesn't really matter where it's from. I think it's actually been a huge benefit starting the label out here rather than back in London.
nk is one of the most recognizable musicians out there today. Because Pink was forced to grow up early, her talents grew up early as well.
Though she may have fallen off the radar a little bit, we’re bringing her back with a list of 15 facts you didn’t know about P! She wrote her first song when she was just 14 years old. When she first got onto the music scene, N’Sync asked her to open for them.
Garnering a reputation for the most exciting new acts and the most livid live nights, the label has steadily been attaining stratospheric acclaim.
“It's got the point now that I don't want to be ‘underground’ as such - I want all our bands to be fucking huge,” label founder Luke Reilly exclaims.
Due in part to her broken home, Pink developed a rebellious nature that would go on to get her into a lot of trouble.