Quickfix Recordings is an independent label based in Oxford, UK.
It was started with the aim of giving the flagging music industry a much – needed shot of musical excitement. Ten years down the line and over 20 successful releases (including debuts by bands such as Youthmovie Sountrack Strategies and Smilex) Quickfix Recordings continues to push new music.
The idea of Quickfix Recordings was conceived whilst living in Manchester in 1997 where we were inspired by the attitude of the local DIY Music scene there. Manchester had a lot going for it not only was it the home of the legendry Factory Records it was also home to InTheCity and the developing Beehive Mill and Northern Quarter scene. We soon set up a small online compilation tape subscription label called Glass Axe. Each tape was hand copied over old spoken word and nursery rhyme tapes and sent to subscribers featuring the best in up and coming unsigned bands from both Oxford and Manchester.
In 2000 we returned to Oxford, in the time we had been away the Oxford Music scene had exploded with the coming of Radio 1 Sound City. Great bands such as the The Rock of Travolta, Meanwhile Back in Communist Russia, Eeeblee and a girl band called Caliber had formed and so Quickfix Recordings was born. Our debut release by Caliber 'Someday Now' was released in the January 2002.
Quickfix Recordings soon developed from being a basic record label and progressed to artist management, recording, gig promoting and radio shows.
For a number of years we put together the popular local music radio show 'The Fortnightly Fix' on Oxford's Passion 107.9fm and have also had shows on student radio Oxide and OX4 Radio.
Over the past 10 years we have promoted gigs at many Oxfordshire venues including The Wheatsheaf, Fat Lils, The Ex Hall, Kiss Bar, The Zodiac and The Port Mahon. Gig promotion for us started with helping book bills for the local Abingdon Skittle Alley collective back in 2002, we then helped with the One Louder nights at The Wheatsheaf when, in 2004 we took over the regular monthly slot and turned them into Quickfix Recordings nights. Over the years we have put on a whole host of bands of all styles from Oxfordshire and also further a field, including Frank Turner, Meanwhile… Back In Communist Russia, Fixers, Youthmovies, To The Bones, Nought and Meet Me In St Louis.
10 years on we still continue to push new music.