679 Artists

679 started life in 2001 when Nick Worthington left XL Recordings to form a new label in partnership with Warner Music, with the first release being The Streets seminal debut, Original Pirate Material (which was named The Observer’s best album of last decade).

The label progressed with subsequent albums from bands including Death From Above 1979, The Futureheads, Kano and Mystery Jets, and also included the million selling 2nd Streets album, A Grand Don’t Come For Free, Plan B’s huge The Defamation of Strickland Banks plus albums from Marina and the Diamonds and Little Boots. Listen to our ‘greatest hits’ below.

679 closed its doors in in 2013, to resurrect – phoenix-like – almost immediately, with the same team, as the independent record label 37 Adventures.