By Calum Slingerland
Published Aug 03, 2018

Thirty-five years removed from founding revered independent label Creation Records, Alan McGee has announced the launch of a brand new label.

McGee has lifted the curtain on a new 7-inch label named Creation23.

“I want to put out records again. I’ve missed it, there’s a lot of good music around and it feels like a good time to do it,” he said of the decision. “Twenty-three is my lucky number.”

The label’s first release will come from North Essex outfit Rubber Jaw, whose Feeling Funny single is available for pre-order as a blue 7-inch vinyl here.

McGee founded Creation Records in 1983 alongside Dick Green and Joe Foster. The label was a home to artists such as Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals and more.

Creation ceased operations in 1999, with Primal Scream’s 2000 album XTRMNTR standing as the label’s final release. McGee then founded label Poptones, notably launching the career of the Hives in the UK. McGee then shuttered Poptones in 2007, reportedly for financial reasons.

Read our Essential Guide to the Creation Records catalogue here.