Heist Or Hit started in the mind of a man named Mick after he kept finding great bands and wanting to know why no-one else was going to do anything about it. I’m guessing that’s how a lot of labels start. Anyway, Mick decided to start helping a couple of bands with whatever resources he had and then an idea started to grow. Why wait to help these bands find a label when he could start his own label.

But not in a traditional way, why not base it on the principles of his favourite label, Factory Records and start something focused totally on the music and the bands involved. I’m sure many have had these moments just past closing time in their favourite pub but Mick actually did it.

“DIY Label of the Week”… Huw Stephens, Radio 1

The first two bands he chose to help were LoveLikeFire and The Answering Machine. From different sides of the world and making quite different music but both worthy of investment from Heist Or Hit. Since then the roster has grown to include Cincinati band Pomegranates, Bournemouth based Rapids and a limited 7″ from Sheffield’s The Crookes. In April 2010 the label had the privilege of being featured as “DIY label of the week” on Huw Stephens Radio 1 show. It’s probably about now we explain Heist Or Hit is in reference to a David Bowie song, it’s certainly not Dave’s finest moment but we like the name anyway.

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