Fire Records was the original maverick Psychedelic Art Pop label born out of the DIY independent labels boom of the 70s. It intrigued and entranced with the splendidly surreal tales of early Pulp; embraced the famed pop shambolism of the Television Personalities, the dashing tunesmithery of the Close Lobsters, the sonic serenity of Spacemen 3, the legendary lo-fi art-rock terrorism of Half Japanese, and a wonderful tapestry of outre pop stretched over 30 years.

There exists an elemental flame which still connects and resonates with the label’s fraternity of current flag-bearers, from Josephine Foster, Death And Vanilla, Jane Weaver, Noveller, Virginia Wing and Rats On Rafts, to resurrected legends like The Chills, Pere Ubu, Giant Sand, Half Japanese (again) and fuels an ever-unfolding catalogue of seminal recordings from both its own label archives and those of others.

The label was resurrected by James Nicholls, who also founded sister label Earth Recordings.