Pussyfoot Records founder Howie B has unveiled a new video to coincide with his current single ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’.
Directed by Dan Macmillan, the accompanying black and white film is a disturbing dystopian nightmare that falls somewhere between Game of Thrones and ‘70’s horror classic The Wicker Man.
The new single is the latest track to be lifted from the label’s forthcoming ‘The Shape Of Cats To Come’ EP which will be available digitally and released on limited edition twelve inch vinyl in September.
Howie has been a respected name in electronic music for over 20 years, with a number of iconic albums under his belt such as ‘Music For Babies’, ‘Snatch’ and most recently ‘Down With The Dawn’. The Scottish musician and producer has been playing festival shows though out the summer and has also provided a remix for the current U2 track.
Pussyfoot Records was started back in 1993 by DJ, Artist and Producer Howie B and Nick Young in response to the lack of musical diversity seen in other record labels. Truly independent, Pussyfoot toed the waters of musical expression through genre-bending releases from the likes of Spacer, Naked Funk, Rodney P, Dobie and Howie Bhimself. The label’s musical focus was all things electronic: breaks, beats, trip-hop and downtempo, but they also explored folk, hip-hop, funk, and a whole host of hybrid musical forms.
The label also introduced artists such as Alison Goldfrapp, who lent her vocal stylings to Spacers album ‘Sensory Man’ and Jacknife Lee who released his album ‘Muy Rico’ and then went on to be a successful music producer for the likes of Bloc Party, The Black Keys and U2.
After taking a short catnap in 2003, Pussyfoot has awoken with a feverish urge to stretch its legs in new and exciting ways. They aim to pick up where they left off and will continue to cut and paste musical styles together to great effect – look forward to a multitude of new and intriguing releases set to be deposited into your ears over the coming months.
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