Kscope Records has announced that guitarist Jon Gomm is joining its roster.
Gomm had been working as an independent artist ever since his debut album was released in 2003, and so his joining of Kscope records marks his first time with a label.
He said of the deal: “I’ve always been known as a fiercely independent artist, with whatever successes and failures all achieved by my own merit. In reality, it was a team, with my wife Natasha as my manager for over a decade. But when our daughter was born, something had to give, so she wisely quit.
So after my own internal battle like when Clarke Kent fights a drunken Superman clinging to his old powers, I had to admit to myself that a big part of my working alone was that I was scared of being rejected. And because of that I’d fostered a lot of mistrust, to protect myself. I realised that it’s not compromising my ethics to work with other independents who can help me. And maybe it was time to finally grow up.
As soon as I mentioned to friends I was looking for a label, Kscope came up twice – once from Dan Tompkins (Tesseract), and once from someone who works in music promotion, and they both thought it would be a good home for me. So I met with the label, and they just want to help artists they love release music. It’s that simple. They don’t want to change me or my music or control it. And they are so, so patient. Thank fuck. It feels like a symbiosis of two independent entities. I have not been eaten. In fact they’ve given me freedom I never had.”
Kscope’s MD Frederick Jude added: “We are truly excited to be working with Jon Gomm. Following a successful career to date, touring the globe, self-releasing music and video, amassing more than 32 million YouTube views and 187 thousand YouTube subscribers, we are thrilled to debut his new music on Kscope.”
In addition to the signing, Gomm’s song Passionflower is now available on Spotify for the first time. Stream it below:
Gomm will also be performing a live streamed concert on 14 June, kicking off at 8:15 PM GMT. Purchase name-your-price tickets over at jongomm.com.
Read our latest interview with Jon Gomm here, where he talks about the development of his signature Blackstar acoustic amplifier.
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