hmv is proud to present India Arkin's debut album Home Truths for National Album Day 2022
• India Arkin will release her debut album on vinyl after being spotted by hmv staff following gigs in her university town of Newcastle
• More than 100 gigs are set to take place in hmv stores this National Album Day on 15th October
• hmv set to return to its roots by launching new record label centred on promoting debut albums from grassroots artists
“Home Truths” will be available for pre-order and on sale exclusively on vinyl in hmv, online and stores, across the UK from 22nd September and on sale 15th October.
“India’s music is absolutely incredible and we’re thrilled to make her our first 1921 Records signing. She has such passion for her craft, and she’s a true musician who writes, plays instruments and performs. We’re really proud of our hmv Live & Local programme, which sees artists like India given the same platform as the international artists who come to our stores, like Charli XCX and Yungblud. India’s performances in Newcastle got rave reviews from our staff and led to her being signed today. With our new label, we want to do what we can to help debut artists make their mark in a tough industry. Streaming algorithms mean it’s hard for new artists to get their voices heard, so we’re giving them the chance to get their albums in our stores where music fans can discover them for themselves.
This is just the beginning for 1921 Records
– it’s our mission to get more fantastic albums by debut artists into the homes of music fans. hmv is leading the way in the vinyl revival, so it makes sense for us to create our own label and promote the music we know our shoppers care about.”
- Doug Putman, CEO
“I’m thrilled to be releasing my debut album with 1921 Records, and it’s almost unbelievable that gigs in the store in hmv Newcastle would lead to this. I can’t wait to see my record on the shelves and tour the country performing with my band.”
- India Arkin, Artist