The Sawmills Studios, of Golant, Cornwall, was set up in
1974. One of Britain's first residential studios, it has played host
to many big names over the years - XTC, Verve, the Stone Roses, etc - and is
still flourishing today. In a diversion from its main line of
business it issued several singles through Sonet Records. Initially,
in 1976, the company's name appeared as a logo on the Sonet label (1), but in
1978-79 four singles appeared on an actual Sawmills label (2), all of which
featured Obie Clayton and / or the Golant Pistons. None of them sold
in any quantity. Sawmills singles shared a SON-2000 numerical series
with those of Sonet, the company responsible for marketing
them. Manufacture and distribution were by Pye.
Copyright 2006 Robert Lyons.