The list of quality acts which British label Chess Club has worked with across its ten years in business is something to behold.

Thanks to the A&R nous of 29-year-old founder Will Street and business partner Peter McGaughrin, artists who have released early recordings on Chess Club include Wolf Alice, Jungle, Mumford & Sons, Swim Deep, MØ, Chet Faker, Sundara Karma and Billie Marten. 

The label was founded in 2007 after the duo first started working in A&R together at Polydor  – which was then run by Colin Barlow and now-UMG UK chief David Joseph.

McGaughrin hired Street, whose Chess Club nights in London were playing host to the likes of MGMT, Bon Iver, Lykki Li, Laura Marling, Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons, Bombay Bicycle Club and The xx.

 

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