Press Release: Gig#1

Stuart Semple announces launch of GIGANTIC Records and simultaneously threatens Subliminal Girls reboot


All songs written by Subliminal Girls
Produced & Mixed by Steven Horry
Mastered by Pete Maher
Artwork by Stuart Semple

Subliminal Girls, the Britpop heroes, return with ‘Vanity Project’ – a 10” vinyl-only release to a confused public.
Alan McGee to DJ launch event, band to sign records in empty shopping mall. Accompanying Alex James cheese-tasting cancelled.

Subliminal Girls are back. As Yacht Rock continues to be an aggressively growing Hot Pop Dad Rock phenomenon, Subliminal Girls threaten a new EP before Christmas. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the overwhelming viral vibe when The Girls uploaded a lockdown video covering Don Henley’s classic, Boys of Summer. Check out the video HERE.

The performance gained an astonishing 400 views over three months, among them contemporary brit-art polymath Stuart Semple, who bashed out a deal to get Subliminal Girls out there again. Indeed, he has just confirmed he has signed The Girls to his new Gigantic Records imprint.

Semple explains:

“The premise of the label is simple – it’s like Atlantic Records but bigger. We will gain market share through monetising every aspect of the talent, and sidelining experts and data in favour of old-school techniques of stacking disks high and selling them cheap. We’re going to crush the high yield, low-quality end of the market with year-round bargain bin prices.”

Semple has been quoted as saying that the Subliminal Girls / GIGANTIC deal represents a new dawn for artists – the ‘No Win No Fee’ structure borrowed from ambulance chasers has certainly never been used with a recording artist before. When asked to elaborate, Semple said he didn’t really understand it, but it was “very cheap and that’s what really mattered.” Another aspect was the 365 clause, where every minute of every day of all members of the band would be monetised.

The timely release follows up on the success of 2008s top 20 indie smash, a double A-side featuring a cover of Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf – the physical version of which is still the most expensive single of all time, retailing at over £1500 a copy. Two records were sold via high end art galleries in NYC and London before the remaining stock was seized by Gloucestershire Constabulary as part of a major art fraud investigation following the art dealers ‘Opus Art’ who were selling the record, and who have subsequently fled to France.

Adam Brown, lawyer, and former Subliminal Girls manager, said:

“The GIGANTIC Records deal is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s been a while since the heady days of Subliminal Girl’s hits ‘Burn Koko’ and ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’, but The GIGANTIC Records deal is punitive in all respects. They would be idiots to sign it.

The release of the 3 songs has taken 10 years to record and a further 3 years to commit to vinyl and will be celebrated with a major comeback gig featuring a DJ set from Creation Records Alan McGee in the basement of a now defunct Debenhams department store in Bournemouth. The gig will follow a record signing in nearby Avenue Shopping Centre. This high-profile event will have a strict no-selfies policy unless visitors pay: £10 for one band member / £15 for two / £20 for the whole band.

Nicky Biscuit, the band’s sometime talisman, declines to comment and it is uncertain if he will make an appearance at the gig.

‘Vanity Project’, the new collectible (limited to 500) edition 10″ vinyl, is designed by Semple himself.

Comes complete with custom packaging, photography, fold-out lyric poster. Each is signed and

numbered and is available to pre-order from £1.99 at now.

Tickets for the exclusive, intimate comeback gig are available from for £5. For press enquiries, email:

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