about / demos

Clay Pipe Music, is a London based label run by illustrator and designer Frances Castle. Since 2010, she has specialised in releasing music with a distinct connection to place, exploring the forgotten landscapes of abandoned wartime villages, decommissioned bus routes and mystical Somerset hamlets. (Bob Fischer)

You can discover more about the label by reading this piece in Concrete Islands.

Releases tend to sell out quickly, so if you want to be the first to know when a record is coming  out, please sign up for the mailing list or follow Clay Pipe on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

If you are a shop or store wishing to stock LPs,  please contact Shaun at State51 HERE


I’m always happy to listen to new music, but please research the label and the kind of music Clay Pipe puts out before you send anything. Please send me a Soundcloud or Bandcamp link, no MP3s.  I also ask for a short indroduction/biography and some info about the project - the ideas behind it and how it was created. Please email me, rather than contacting me via social media  info@claypipemusic.co.uk


If you would like to commission an illustration, please contact my agents at: www.arenaillustration.com I only work through them.

Frances is a freelance illustrator, who has worked for a wide range of clients and had her work recognized by AOI images and 3x3. More of her work can be seen at: www.francescastle.com