The Ransom Collective signs record deal with Mustard Music

The Ransom Collective signs record deal with Mustard Music

The Ransom Collective have signed a record deal with Mustard Music.

In February, the local folk-pop act signed under Mustard Music, a sub-label of Universal Records. "We really wanted to focus on writing new music," the band tells Bandwagon. "Being independent, we always had so much on our plate, and it was difficult to manage all the various aspects of music and business."

"We felt that going with a label is one way we'd be supported in doing some of the tasks we do as a band so that we could put more time into our craft as musicians and for songwriting. We're also curious to know what else we can accomplish and who else we can reach with the help of a label," the six-piece act says.

While The Ransom Collective are working on new material, including their debut single under Mustard Music, Bandwagon caught up with the band to talk about signing with a label for the first time and their plans for the year.

What made you decide to finally sign with a record label?

We really wanted to focus on writing new music. Being independent, we always had so much on our plate, and it was difficult to manage all the various aspects of music and business. We felt that going with a label is one way we'd be supported in doing some of the tasks we do as a band so that we could put more time into our craft as musicians and for songwriting. We're also curious to know what else we can accomplish and who else we can reach with the help of a label.

Why Mustard Music?

Mustard feels like the best fit for us. They're really into letting their artist express their creativity and giving just the right amount
of support to push the artists further. This works for us because of the flexibility and because song writing has always been a personal, introspective, and at times experimental process.

TRC has been a festival staple over the last few years starting with  Wanderland, playing at Laneway SG, performing in India - what's next in terms of touring overseas?

We're always looking outward and reaching out to different organizers. We've heard about the enthusiasm for local music from large Filipino communities in the USA. So we're hoping to find opportunities to bring our music there. We're also keen to perform more around Asia and hopefully tap other continents as well - Europe, Australia, etc!

Your debut album came out in 2017, when can fans expect a follow-up  release?

We're hoping to release a single within the next few months.