A new single collaboration between former Orbital main man Paul Hartnoll and The Cure’s Robert Smith is to be released on May 7.
The track “Please” featuring Smith’s vocals will be limited to 1000 7″pressings and released through the Kids label.
This – and other 7″ vinyl news can be found on a brand new dedicated website, Index7, which aims to provide comprehensive news on where to source new release singles.
Despite the overwhelming popularity of modern technology taking over music, a surprise surging interest in 7″ singles is occuring – the format now accounts for 15% of all singles sales.
Index7 founder Nick Levine set up the information database to help collectors. He says: “I started Index7 out of frustration more than anything. I’ve always collected 7” singles but was getting very irritated at the lack of information available to people like me who wanted to buy them.”
Levine adds that the site is not a mail order site, saying “We tell people where they can go to buy the records and list all the key independent shops that stock 7” releases but our job is not, at this stage, to be an online shop. We are primarily a news and information resource and we want to concentrate on that part of our business before considering introducing any commercial sales facilities.”
Over 30 record labels have already signed up including Art Goes Pop, City Rockers, Loog, Louder Than Bombs and Trangressive.