Beggars Banquet Records
Beggars Banquet is a British record label. It had started as a record store chain that belonged to Martin Mills and Nick Austin. In 1977, inspired by the DIY mentality of the British punk, the independent label founded. The first band on the label was the British punk band The Lurkers with their classic " Shadow / Love Story". Successful sales of sound recordings of Tubeway Army and Gary Numan secured the financial survival of the label. In two sub- labels, Situation Two and 4AD Records were published works by artists like The Charlatans, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, M / A / R / R / S and Robert Forster. Published on another sub- label, XL Recordings successful dance bands such as The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx.
Mantra Records, Mo'Wax Records Locked On Records, Too Pure, Matador Records and Wiiija Records also include Beggars Group, which is distributed in Germany by Indigo.
In April 2008, the Beggars Group announced that Baggers Banquet will rise as Too Pure in 4AD as part of a restructuring as well.