Kiran Sande and Chris Farrell launch new label with Maximum Joy compilation

Blackest Ever Black’s Kiran Sande partners with Idle Hands boss Chris Farrell to launch Silent Street

The two label heads are launching their new imprint venture, Silent Street, with a compilation of singles by Maximum Joy, entitled I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights. Maximum Joy are a post-punk band that first formed around the early 80s in Bristol, and have a strong cult following. In 2015, the members reunited for Bristol’s Simple Things festival, and performed their first show in 25 years.

According to The Quietus, the label have said on the cult post-punkers: “With a youthful confidence and energy that leaps out at you even now, they took their diverse influences – punk, modern jazz, disco, dub, funk, soul, early hip-hop, Afrobeat and chansons – and distilled them into what is, we don’t mind saying, some of the greatest, most intoxicating pop music ever made.”

The compilation will be the group’s first ever official UK vinyl release, and it’s set to drop next month, complete with sleevenotes from band members Janine Rainforth, Tony Wrafter and Kevin Pearce.

Listen to the compilation’s opening track, Silent Street / Silent Dub, below, and pre-order the album here.

Revisit Crack’s feature with Maximum Joy.


(via The Quietus)