April 18, 2013 - submitted by John, United Kingdom

Q. If the band are signed to EMI, how come they were able to release a single on Fierce Panda?

The Oracle replies:

Simon Williams saw the band and offered them a single deal. Brothers & Sisters was released as a one off before the band signed their long-term record deal with Parlophone.
Fierce Panda as an independent label offered great opportunities to new bands and many got their break with that first release.

If you want to find out more and see a clip of Will talking about the label, visit their Pledge Music page which is raising funds for a documentary: Fierce Panda: Endangered.
You can be part of the film-making process too if you fancy.