Independent UK label Dirty Hit expands to Australia and the US

Independent UK label Dirty Hit expands to Australia and the US

Dirty Hit is on a roll this year.

Following the release of The 1975’s fourth critically acclaimed album, Notes on a Conditional Form, plus the self-titled debut from Japanese-born British pop/electronic artist Rina Sawayama, the label is now gearing up for beabadoobee's first record, Fake it Flowers.

The UK independent record label, founded by Jamie Oborne, Brian Smith, and Ugo Ehiohu in 2009, is spreading their net far and wide by launching in Australia and the US, with headquarters in Sydney and Los Angeles respectively.

Expansion in the midst of a pandemic brings upon a unique set of challenges, but Dirty Hit saw it as an opportunity to build a bigger connection with international audiences in a time where it's impossible for artists to go on world tours. 

Dirty Hit is currently home to Oscar Lang, Wolf Alice, No Rome and The Japanese House. 

Here's what went down at last year's Dirty Hit tour: