Comeback for label that launched Blondie: Chrysalis Records to make music again for first time in two decades
The label behind Sinead O’Connor and Blondie, featuring Debbie Harry, is to make music again for the first time in two decades.
Chrysalis Records, founded in 1968, helped dozens of artists such as The Specials and Jethro Tull to fame in the 1970s and 1980s.
Now it has signed folk-pop singer Laura Marling with independent label Partisan Records.
On song: Chrysalis Records, the label behind Sinead O’Connor and Blondie, featuring Debbie Harry, (pictured) is to make music again for the first time in two decades
Marling, voted best British female solo artist at the Brit Awards in 2011, will put out her seventh album on the label and then go on tour.
Chrysalis was sold to EMI in 1989 and its name was bought back in 2016 by former executives Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar.
Lascelles said: ‘We’re not going to be involved with reality TV show records, we’re much more drawn towards artistry and working with people who have genuine creative visions.’