Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn sign with Absolute13 February 2020 - Press release
Duo have more than 21m catalogue streams across Spotify and Apple Music
Rap and production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn have signed a deal with Absolute Label Services for their next album, titled Breathing Exercises.
The LP is now available for pre-order and set for release on February 28.
The agreement will see Absolute provide full label services support including sales, marketing, distribution and more.
Over a nine-year partnership, the Brighton-born duo have honed a unique sound drawing from hip-hop, rap, garage, grime and dance music.
Their latest singles, Humble Pie and Adult Workers, have seen the pair pick-up tastemaker support from the likes of Annie Mac (New Names, Radio 1), DJ Target/Kenny Allstar (First Play, 1Xtra), Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Matt Wilkinson (Beats 1).
They played their biggest headline shows to date in December last year, including Heaven in London, where they sold more than 1,000 tickets.
The pair have earned more than 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as more than 20,000 subscribers and 20 million catalogue streams on the service. They have garnered more than 1.5 million catalogue streams on Apple Music and more than 56,000 Shazams to date.
Absolute Label Manager James Cattermole said: “What the lads have achieved over the last year is nothing short of incredible. They’ve built a highly engaged fanbase, have key tastemakers backing them, and are selling serious tickets. These guys are the real deal.”
Stew and Gunn said: “We’re incredibly excited to have partnered up with Absolute for the next phase in our career. James has already proven himself to be invaluable to our current project, and we’re all very much looking forward to seeing this campaign through together.”
Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies. It has a varied client base of artists, managers and labels, having worked on high profile album releases from artists and labels including All Saints, Jake Shears, Alice Cooper, 67, Dappy, Ay Em, Danny Jones, Ferris & Sylvester, Barney Artist, Lethal Bizzle, Jake Isaac RAM Records and Six the Musical and many more in recent years.