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Wolves Records presents… Louder – The official Reepa signing party

To celebrate the first official signing to Wolves Records, Louder returns for a third instalment.

With Reepa as the headline, an incredible line-up of world beating artists, plus a special guest performance by S-X, the third edition of Louder promises to be a not-to-miss event.

Lineup:

  • Reepa
  • Split the Dealer
  • Ben Kidson
  • Sola
  • + a special guest performance from S-X

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Louder – The official Reepa signing party is on Friday 30th September in the North Bank Bar at Molineux. Doors open 7.30pm.

Buy tickets now for just £5, or it’s £6 entry on the door (card only).

Wolves Records… Things Just Got Louder!

 
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Wolves Records release provides kit reveal soundtrack

The first official release on Wolves Records, The Pack by Reepa, provided the soundtrack for the Wolves new kit unveiling on Thursday morning.

As Wolves’ new Castore strip for the 2022/23 campaign was released, the club turned to the local artist to enrich the unveiling, which showed members of the men’s and women’s first-teams posing in the new strip.

Grime artist Reepa, who headlined the second LOUDER event at Molineux in March, hails from Wolverhampton, showing the Wolves Records pathway of exposing the musical talents within the local area. 

Supporters can listen to The Pack on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube by clicking here.

Reepa wrote The Pack bespoke for the kit unveiling, representing his city, and the song’s potential appearance in the music charts will increase exposure for the area and Wolves Records.

Wolves’ general manager of marketing and commercial growth, Russell Jones, said: “The primary target for Wolves Records when we began the unique project last year was to provide a platform for local artists to gain more exposure and we’re extremely proud to have handed this opportunity to Reepa, who impressed the crowd so much at our second LOUDER event.

“Reepa created The Pack bespoke for our kit launch and we feel it complements our announcement video greatly. Now, we hope this opportunity can be the first of many collaborations between the club and Wolves Records in the future.  

“We hope our supporters embrace this collaboration and are proud that a local artist has been able to contribute so much to what is always one of the biggest announcements of the year for the club.”

Reepa is also on social media and can be followed on Twitter here and Instagram here.

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Wolves Records bring LOUDER back to Molineux

Click play above to listen to LOUDER live from Molineux.

Following the success of Wolves Records’ launch night LOUDER in November, the next exciting event and first of 2022 is coming to Molineux this month and tickets are now on sale.

LOUDER, a night packed full of live music, aims to provide a platform for the most exciting musical talents in the West Midlands to perform to a live audience, and once again Molineux will open its doors.

On Friday 25th March at 7pm a selection of artists will perform live in the North Bank Bar – entry on the night costs £6. Parking will be available in the Stan Cullis Car Park.

Advance tickets are no longer available online – walk up entry is available and costs £6.

The latest multi-genre line-up has been confirmed and features Reepa, The Nu, Cariss Auburn, Paul the Messenger, ES and a DJ set by Timma T.

After the November show, the full event, featuring the likes of Jerub, K1 Strange and Benny Atlas was made uploaded to Wolves Radio, and remains available below.

Ricky Hill, Wolves Records head of label, said: “Our first event was absolutely incredible. The level of talent on show was something you just don’t get to see every week and, for us, it’s set a benchmark which we’ll be looking to meet with every event we do going forward.

“It’s no secret that part of our Wolves Records’ ethos is to play our part in reinvigorating the live music scene in Wolverhampton, and events like these not only give a platform to some of the hottest new artists in the region, but also provide an opportunity for the community to come and be blown away by ridiculous talent. This month’s line-up will do just that.”

Wolves Records would like to thank event sponsor, DIS.

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Relive hugely successful LOUDER event

Earlier this week, Wolves Records’ opening event LOUDER came to Molineux and the full show is available to relive for free on Wolves Radio.

LOUDER introduced some of the most exciting musical talents from across the midlands in its multi-genre line-up, offering an exciting platform to perform live.

Empress Linoleum, Jerub, K1 Strange, Benny Atlas, Ella More and Jazzie Martian all performed in the North Bank Bar at Molineux, exciting a busy crowd and creating a lively atmosphere.

Vital Powers hosted the evening and said: “This is one of the best things to happen to Wolverhampton. It’s such a great city, full of talent, and it leaks out to the local areas too. It’s a great place for talent and we never have the infrastructure. Wolves Records and Wolves having some of the best artists around the midlands, and artists we may not have seen, is so important.

“In the crowd, you wouldn’t believe how many artists were lingering, locking into the vibe, and it shows they care because they don’t have to be there, they have other things, but they’re interested in the new generation, the new vibes, and things that are to come. It’s so important we have it and support the ones that are upcoming.”

One artist performing on the night was Jerub, who said: “It was really fun. I’ve performed a few gigs and it was great be here in the environment and play to some great people. This is first time anyone has done anything like this.

“It’s pretty special to have a football club doing a record label. It offers a great opportunity for many artists, but also for football. I think it’s really cool. I feel like I’m relatively new to the journey, but I’m learning a lot as I go along.”

Since the successful launch in September, over 1,400 music submissions have been made to wolvesrecords.com. The next stage of the journey was to shortlist these music submissions and provide opportunities for the best talent to perform for a live audience and talent scouts, in the hope of signing for the label, which LOUDER provided.

Wolves Records would like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsor, DIS graphics. With a HQ in Wolverhampton, DIS Group has vast experience in all aspects of graphics work with the knowledge and resources to bring your vision to life. Whatever you can imagine DIS can deliver.

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LOUDER

Featuring the most hotly tipped local artists and DJs

On Tuesday 30th November, Wolves will open the doors to a brand-new offering of live music called LOUDER, supported by Wolves Records.

LOUDER, which will take place in the North Bank Bar at Molineux between 7 and 11pm, will introduce some of the most exciting musical talents from across the West Midlands.

The multi genre line-up includes Jazzie Martian, Ella More, Jerub, K1 Strange, Benny Atlas, Empress Linoleum, and Holly 1-10 (Selextorhood DJs) .

Back in September, Wolves joined forces with Warner Music UK’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) to create Wolves Records.

Since the successful launch, over 1,400 music submissions have been made to wolvesrecords.com. The next stage of the journey was to shortlist these music submissions and provide opportunities for the best talent to perform for a live audience and talent scouts, in the hope of signing for the label.

A limited number of tickets (250 capacity) have been made available for the inarguable LOUDER event. Tickets are just £4 and pre-booking is required to meet safety guidelines. Free parking is also available in the Stan Cullis Car Park, opposite the venue.

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Wolves Records’ head of label, Ricky Hill, said: “We are really excited to be hosting our first live music event at Molineux. This is an amazing opportunity for the artists to play in-front of a live audience and A&R scouts in attendance.

“The key proposition of Wolves Records has always been to provide life changing opportunities for local talent, and to help the music scene flourish in the city. We hope that LOUDER, will become a regular and popular music event in the city, and will enable us to continue our search and promotion of incredible talent.”

Wolves Records would like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsor, DIS graphics. With a HQ in Wolverhampton, DIS Group has vast experience in all aspects of graphics work with the knowledge and resources to bring your vision to life. Whatever you can imagine DIS can deliver.

To make sure you book your place at the maiden LOUDER event, visit tickets.wolves.co.uk.

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Wolves Records Launches

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (Wolves) has teamed up with Warner Music UK’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the multi-award-winning label services division, to launch a ground-breaking new venture as the first UK football club to launch a record label.

The label, Wolves Records, is an ambitious and unique proposition that will unite two of the world’s biggest passions – music and football.

Wolves Records will see performing artists benefit from the reach of a Premier League football club’s global audience while also gaining access to ADA’s marketing and distribution expertise, giving unprecedented exposure and opportunities to emerging artists.

The label is already inviting track submissions from local, national and international solo acts, bands and producers for consideration via the website wolvesrecords.com.

Wolves have been investing their efforts in projects outside of football for some time, with considerable moves made in the world of esports and fashion, including a recent partnership with US esports giants Evil Geniuses and a high-end fashion line launched at a runway show on top of a Shanghai skyscraper.

While the label’s initial focus will be on nurturing and developing talented artists of all styles and genres local to the Midlands, Wolves Records’ ambition is to expand into international territories. Artists who sign to Wolves Records will not only benefit from ADA’s global distribution network, digital marketing, product management and radio promotion, but will be supported by the club’s various and sizeable media and social channels, including airplay at Molineux Stadium and across the club’s digital productions.

To aid the label in their search for a first signing, Wolves Records is also partnering with various A&R and production consultants, the first of which is singer, songwriter, and highly sought-after producer, S-X.

Wolves fan and Wolves Foundation ambassador S-X’s sounds have long been shaping the industry, where the Wolverhampton wonderkid has spent years making a name for himself with his production prowess, working with the likes of Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole and Skepta; as well as a Grammy-nomination, gold and silver-selling records and an international tour with Lily Allen. Years in the making, his latest mixtape A Repeat Wouldn’t Go A Miss marks the 29-year-old’s arrival: a graduation into a class of his own.

S-X said: “I am very excited to be involved and support Wolves Records from the beginning and am looking forward to helping identify the best local talent and working with the label’s first artists.

Wolves and the city of Wolverhampton are both very close to my heart, and I am deeply passionate about giving talented young people from this area the best opportunities, and the rich musical talent that the West Midlands has to offer. I am genuinely looking forward to seeing how Wolves Records can impact the music industry and support new artists, and I’m also very proud that it is my club that is going to be the first in the UK to venture into music in such an authentic and exciting way.

Legendary music manager Peter Rudge, who managed The Who and The Rolling Stones amongst others and is the recipient of over 270 gold and platinum album awards, has also joined Wolves Records as a strategic consultant.

“I was born one mile away from the famous old Molineux and came to my first game with my Uncle Had in March 1951,” Rudge said. “I sat on my uncle’s shoulders on the old South Bank, and thus began a love affair with Wolves that has been such a major part of my life ever since. Football and music are a universal language. Wherever in the world you visit you will likely see a Beckham or a Beatles t-shirt, and the footballers of today have so much in common with musicians in terms of influencing and setting the cultural tone of the times.

Wolves and Warner Music’s ADA will merge these two cultures and partner in combining their respective skills and assets to develop Wolves Records, and in turn support, nurture, and encourage the local music community. I am thrilled to be involved in this initiative, to be able to be part of creating Wolves Records, and thus merging two of mine, and the world’s, great passions – football and music.”

Wolves’ general manager of marketing and commercial growth, Russell Jones, said:“Wolves Records is an ambitious and progressive project that we have been working on for some time, and we are delighted to finally be able to announce it publicly. Working hand-in-hand with Warner Music’s ADA and lots of very talented and experienced industry professionals, Wolves Records will provide talent with life-changing opportunities.

As many of our supporters will be aware, one of our goals at Wolves is to grow the club in innovative and entrepreneurial ways, developing new business ideas that will eventually complement and help support the continued success of the football club. We are beginning to see considerable success in our global esports teams, and we believe Wolves Records can have the same level of impact.

Of course, this is just the beginning of the journey for Wolves Records, and the hard work now intensifies as we begin the search for our first acts to sign to Wolves Records; I am confident that we have a great team in place to make the label a huge success.”

Speaking about the label, Ricky Hill from Wolves Records and co-founder of Midlands based artist opportunity platform, Syncr said: “I went to University in Wolverhampton so I’ve a lot of affection for the city and the Midlands. There’s so much talent in the local area, that Wolves Records is perfectly positioned and hungry to back.

“However, this is not just about supporting local artists, but a genuine and authentic move by a football club with a vast audience to penetrate the music industry and develop new and emerging talent across the world. By partnering with Warner Music and ADA, we are also able to plug into some of the best distribution available and have support from their team of experts when it comes to releasing music.”

The label is currently inviting emerging artists, bands and producers to send in music for their consideration. For more information on how to submit your tracks and to follow the Wolves Records story visit wolvesrecords.com.