TNSrecords is a Manchester based independent record label. TNS (That’s Not Skanking) was founded in 2003 as a fanzine and to put on local gigs. In 2008 TNS evolved to include a record label with the aim of supporting great underground Punk & Ska. TNS is run based on the following core principles:
– TNS are dedicated to supporting exciting music at grass roots level.
– We believe in the music ‘scene’ working together as a community making every aspect better for all, discriminating against none.
– TNS is run on a not-for-profit basis. We generally just about cover costs, anything else funds future releases.
– ‘TNS’ bands should be actively involved in supporting other bands and helping them to play in their towns, working as hard as possible to get underground music out to genuine fans.
– TNS oppose pay-to-play gigs, music competitions and money grabbing promotors. Music should never be about competing.
– We believe that music can be a positive force politically, socially and morally, but also that everyone involved should have lots of fun!
If you want to get involved, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.