Wud Records: Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to 2020! And what a year 2019 has been. Indeed, what a decade it’s been. Let’s take a look back at 2019 and the last ten years as a whole, then look ahead to what’s coming up in the future.

2019 has been a disappointing year in that we have not achieved anywhere near as much as we hoped. Very little new music was released. Not much progress was made in terms of the various unfinished recordings languishing in the machinery. We have been beset by technical issues and been horribly busy with work, families and other distractions that make music creation and development very difficult. The miles, the sea and the time apart has made communication with some of our people more difficult than it was before. However, in spite of all of this, we are just as hopeful as ever that 2020 will be a more productive year than 2019 was.

The last ten years have seen so many changes. We could never have predicted back in January 2010 how things would be today. Births, marriages, deaths, emigration and the end of many things as we knew them. Of course, when something ends, something new starts. Wud Records is starting to send out green shoots of recovery and plant new roots in a new land, far far from exeter where we were based for so long.

This year we are hopeful of a number of things. The finishing of the Cosy Lube Turtle album by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. The finishing of some more tracks by Pok and Flicker. The necessary repairs taking place to allow some Dark Company songs to be finished. And of course, more music added to our Archives. We are also hoping to increase the exposure of our artists through the internet and new territories there. We are also hopeful that the independent music revolution which we support though Twitter will continue to gain strength in the face of mainstream corporate dumbing down, blandness and brainwashing.

So once again, welcome to 2020 and may it be a splendid year and indeed a splendid decade for all our friends and fans across the world.