Figure & Ground is an independent record label based in St Albans, Hertfordshire UK, supporting and promoting artists and inspiring musicians from around the world.

Our roster is a small but diverse collection of bands and individuals linked by a passion for musical purpose: artists signed to F&G are storytellers using lyrics and/or music to convey themes, observations and convictions. We all have something to say and on this label we give talented musicians a chance to do just that.

Figure & Ground stable mates often collaborate on joint projects, enhancing and supporting each other’s music despite not being in the same geography. Our ethos is creativity and authenticity. 




Our artists cover a wide range of music genres including electronica, dubstep, industrial drum & bass, EMO, rap and singer/songwriters. 

You can purchase Figure & Ground releases from all major online stores including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify and many others. Our artists also make some of their content available on CD and vinyl which can be purchased directly from the this website. 





Figure & Ground provides the following services to artists: electronic and physical distribution of music, marketing, PR and promotion.

We also offer mixing and mastering services. 

Our artists are on non-exclusivity agreements meaning they are welcome to release material via other services or independently. Similarly, artists with pre-existing distribution agreements can release other content through Figure & Ground as long as it doesn't contravene any existing exclusivity contracts they have elsewhere.



current roster


Crimson Death: industrial drum and bass; dubstep

db: dubstep; rap; EMO

DK1: singer-songwriter/ electronica

Moonshot: electronica; pop; dark-wave

Scottish Force: dubstep; breaks; trance




"Even an independent label is looking for a hit, they're not looking for a record that's not gonna do well."

Talib Kwely