This week has seen The Line of Best Fit celebrating everything to do with the wonderful label that is Bella Union. There are a couple of names that have become synonymous with the label, names such as Midlake, Fleet Foxes and Beach House. Another name that has become inextricably linked to the label is that of John Grant, who first released through Bella Union back in 2000 when his band The Czars put out Before…But Longer.
In 2010, marking a ten year relationship with the label, John Grant released the beautiful Queen of Denmark and is currently rounding off a summer tour which has seen him take in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues and festivals.
We tracked John down at the End of The Road festival, still grinning from the reportedly brilliant show he’d played at Ireland’s Electric Picnic the night before. After enticing him to the romantic setting of a dirty media tent, The Line of Best Fit talked to him about to talk about his recent shows and the label that has been his home for the past 11 years.