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Forward looking and progressive, we put our artists first as nothing matters but the music. It's a constantly evolving beast based upon the belief that a collective mentality can bring mutual benefit to all involved. Casting aside those major label "exclusive deal" clichés that even the most ethical indie labels seem to fall into eventually, A Future Without... brings artists opportunities without compromising their integrity or freedom to express.

Matthew Ellwood AFW Artist in Residence

Matthew Ellwood is our resident artist. He has done the artwork for the Scissors Compilation and the up and coming designs for the Paper and Stone Complilations. He also did the artwork for Throwing Snow's first EP (AFW001). He is undoubtedly a top chap!

The Tower of Newcastle' is the third in a series of paintings. Inspired by the Tower of Babel and the tale it has to tell. A Metropolis of colossus stature and reputation, a wonder of the world, and yet still it fell. Worn down by the sands of time to little more than a myth. The use of Babylon as a metaphor for all that is denied, repressed, and feared in Western culture. Mankind’s primal fears of slavery, sex, violence, and madness are expressed in its horror of the city as a place of sin and tyranny. Confronting the myth of the “metropolis of eternal apocalypse” exposes the psychology of urban culture and civilization's deep shadows.

However if the painting was to depict its true meaning then its appreciation by the public would surely be diminished. Its sale would be impossible and therefore its appearance remains pleasing. In this way the artist perpetuated the story of babylon. If this mean nothing to you and you fail to grasp the meaning yet still like the finish painting, then the artist has accomplished his objective.

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