4 July saw the USA celebrate 239 years of American Independence. All of this talk of survival, progress, determination and individuality got us thinking about independence in the music industry - and those smaller labels that brighten the more artful corners of this industry.
You know who your favourite bands are - but have you ever stopped to notice how so many of them will share a logo on the back of their sleeve?
That label sign that screams as a mark of quality, of good taste. Here's to the 32 best and coolest indie labels defining the sound of 2015 - from Domino and 4AD to DFA, Young Turks, Fat Possum, Fat Cat and beyond.