Wholemeal started as a party in 2009 when three young bucks with starry eyes and a cavalier approach to personal finances filled an east London basement with speakers, smoke, good friends, an illegal Chinese laser, Floating Points and two Brazilian gentlemen with hilarious record collections.
Tom, Louis and Chris
In the decade since, not much has changed. It’s not a business, it’s not slick and it’s not going to get featured. But when it works, it works. It’s ours and we’re still doing it.
Everything we’ve done has been painfully honest, a slowly sporadic labour of love. An attempt to be a turtle in an ocean of sharks. And we’ve been doing it too long to change our approach.
Dear Earth (photo: Peter Davies)
We forge alliances with the best we meet, release music that wouldn’t have a home anywhere else, made by people we love, trust and believe in, and throw parties when we find the right venue at the right time.
If we’re playing records in a basement near you, come say hello. If you’ve got music you want us to hear, send it on over. If you like what we’ve done so far, spread the word.