Peter Gabriel interviewed recently in influencial music industry trade rag ‘Music Week’ ,on the week of being honoured at the MITS, commented on the launch of his new imprint PRE:
‘I never really wanted to go outside Real World Records, but one of the problems with the music business is it’s very hard to get stuff racked and firms are cutting space that would have gone to world music, and for some of the acts that are rock or from ‘our’ cultural heritage, they’ve always had tough time being put in the world music section…..PRE was an old label that was dormant and we’ve got Pina and Sizer Barker on it.”
When asked what drew Peter to these artists, he said:
“With Pina, it was the voice that initially attracted me. There’s a passion there that I liked. With Sizer Barker it’s all about the songwriting. The songs are a combination of futuristic and retro elements, so you can hear a bit of The Beatles in there, but also a really exciting glimpse of the way rock is heading.”
Honourary Peter Gabriel Launches PRE!