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Introducing a new Naim sound

Music is at the heart of everything we do – especially at our own label, Naim Records, which is thrilled to introduce its amazing new artist: Fable.

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Her debut Naim Records album features genre-fluid, searingly honest and darkly beautiful music that spans from urgent post punk to introspective electronica, all recorded in pristine quality. Early previews have made comparisons to artists as diverse as Portishead, Janelle Monae and Goldfrapp, but Fable truly is a unique talent, finally coming into her own.

Having built a reputation as one of the UK’s most intriguing musical prospects, with widespread acclaim for her bold and atmospheric sonics and captivating live presence, Fable vanished from view in 2016 after personal tragedy, with the resulting grief snuffing out her creativity. Now reconnected with her artistic muse, Fable returns fully formed and ready to reclaim the spotlight with her first new music in four years.

Fable has been working with Jonas Persson, the Swedish producer whose CV includes collaborations with Justice, post-punk legends Jah Wobble and Viv Albertine, and the soundtrack to Tyrannosaur, on a set of songs which up the ante on her already-high standards.

All her upcoming Naim Records releases will be available on multiple music-streaming services, including Qobuz, Spotify and TIDAL, plus as high-resolution, 24bit/192kHz downloads.


 

Who is Fable?

Born and raised as Holly Cosgrove in Devon, she moved to Brighton in her late teens, reinventing herself as the dark electro-rock entity Fable. An EP created in collaboration with trip-hop/post-rock outfit Archive and live shows at The Great Escape Festival and supporting alt-rock legends The Cult at Brixton Academy highlighted her powerful, portentous voice and immediately seized the attention, with plaudits coming from the likes of The Guardian, Q, Mixmag, The Line of Best Fit and Rolling Stone. Gary Numan, no less, raved ‘What a find!’ Holly was then headhunted by Paul Hartnoll of Orbital to guest on his 8.58 project, with whom she also appeared live, including a slot at Kendal Calling, and performed at Glastonbury in her own right.

In early 2016 Holly lost a close friend, with whom she had previously been romantically involved, to suicide. For Holly, life changed forever, as she explains: “This was the same week David Bowie left the earth. I remember that week being a real milestone that changed my perception of what's important.” Another result from the aftermath of her friend's suicide was Holly becoming an ambassador for the mental health charity My Black Dog. “It's similar to The Samaritans, but the people you can call at the other end have been there, at the end of their tether,” Holly explains.

 At 24, still younger than half this year's hotly hyped newcomers, Fable is pressing the un-pause button and is ready to (re)launch.


The Naim Records difference

Established in 1993 by Naim founder, Julian Vereker MBE (1945 – 2000), Naim Records is a platform for independent artists to express themselves with complete creative freedom.

Championing the technical as well as the artistic, we place great emphasis on sound quality and the recording process. The label has given a voice to musicians whose music may not have had the chance to be heard by a wider audience.

Naim Records is also a springboard for success: its award-winning family of artists have included Sons of Kemet, winners of the 2013 MOBO for Best Jazz Act.

As well as new signing Fable, recent releases have included works by singer/songwriter Harry Jay-Steele, nu-folk singer Daudi Matsiko and contemporary jazz musician Yazz Ahmed.

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