Noisebox Records was an offshoot of the popular Noisebox Rehearsal and Recording Studios, which were originally situated in The Old Fishmarket on Mountergate in Norwich before moving to the old Avery Scales building on King Street (next to The Waterfront, now the home of Access To Music). Both the Noisebox studio and label were set up by Pete Morgan, an ex-employee of the UEA who had spotted a need in the area for a rehearsal studio with add-on facilities.

The record label, inspired by the "factory records" model, produced some 50 releases in all available formats over a period spanning 1993 to 2001, including some of Norwich's finer moments in 1990s music, the label assisting a few fledgling music careers out of the blocks. The label also generated a considerable amount of attention at various points, which included Radio plays on John Peel and the Evening session, with Mark Goodier and later with Steve Lamaqc and Jo Whiley, plays on European stations such as Esa Koivi's show, generated several Peel Sessions featured various releases in the NME as well as frequent fanzine coverage and gave an ideal stepping stone for some bands onto larger labels, such as Chemical Underground and Sarah Records.

The label also spawned a subsidiary label called Planet Noisebox, which was designed to showcase the more ambient/breakbeat and electronica acts from the area.

Some of the Noisebox acts do still have occasional releases through Burning Shed, which is an on-demand online record label, co-founded by Pete Morgan, Peter Chilvers and Tim Bowness (of "no man")


noisebox records discography

nbx001 various techno/ambient - 12" black Apr-93
nbx002 various indie (Ivy/Steerpike/Spellbound/The Lemongrowers) - backwater one - 12" black
nbx003 did not exist
nbx004 various indie - backwater two (Republic/Waddle/n.f.l./delta radio) - four track cd ep
nbx005 Spellbound - dark days ep - cd ep
nbx006 various indie - backwater three (the Joeys/Magoo/Compact Pussycat/Joyland) - four track cd ep
nbx007 various ambient/electro - mechanical paradise - cd album
nbx008 waddle - food - 7" black (smeared with tomato sauce/curry)
nbx009 various indie - backwater four (Lemongrowers/Neil Keeler/Soft Cotton County/Blue Script) - four track cd ep 1994
nbx010 faceless - achievement - cd album
nbx011 the lemongrowers - segments - cd album
nbx012 Ivy - how do you know it's for real? 7" red vinyl 1995
nbx012cd Ivy - how do you know it's for real? cds
nbx013 - Magoo - mudshark ep 7" orange vinyl
nbx014 - Joyland - sun cd album
nbx015 - The joeys - number one 7" black vinyl
nbx016 - magoo - robot carnival 7" blue vinyl
nbx017 the lemongrowers - lemon grove - 7" yellow vinyl (limited run)
nbx018 various indie/indie rock/pop/electro now that's what I call noisebox - cd album Nov-95
nbx019 - The Joeys - bruno brown/television - 7" clear vinyl
nbx020 - Magoo - eye spy - 7" yellow vinyl
nbx021 - arsehole ride 7" brown
nbx022 - killtaker 7 green
nbx023 - Waddle - cheeseburger cd album
nbx024 Ivy - in the absence of angels - cd album Sep-96
nbx025 the lemongrowers - you're too beautiful - cds
nbx026 - Navigator - a little astronomy - 7" blue vinyl
nbx027 - Navigator - when the wires fall - 7" red vinyl
nbx028 - Navigator - assay ep - 7" x 2 clear vinyl
nbx028cd - Navigator - assay ep - cds
nbx029 crest/english electric - split single (low staff morale) - 7" green vinyl
nbx030 velvia - genial - 7" green vinyl
nbx031 waddle/egg - split single - 7" green vinyl
nbx032 the lemongrowers - ultimate mutation - cd album
nbx033 various - 33.3 ep - 7" black Feb-98
nbx034 crest - 68 comeback - 7" orange vinyl
nbx035 fleece/emulsion - split single - 7" white vinyl - Mar-98
nbx036 magoo - close continental dna - 94-96 the noisebox releases. cd album - Apr-98
nbx037 fleece - mona lisa - 7" purple vinyl
nbx037cd fleece - mona lisa - cds
nbx038 b-mer/doolittle - split single - 7"
nbx039 crest - summertime - 7" yellow vinyl Oct 98
nbx040 fleece - this is what you get for love - cds 1998
nbx041 navigator - noisebox singles (unreleased) cd album
nbx042 crest - the small details - 7" red vinyl
nbx043 fleece - man from mars - 7"
nbx043cd crest/fleece - small details/man from mars - cds
nbx044 farrah - terry - 7" orange vinyl Aug-99 9this one caused a litigation over the cover)
nbx044cd farrah - terry - cds Aug-99
nbx045 crest - unreleased album - cd 1999 (eventually relaesed on Burning Shed)
nbx046 fiel garvie - pre-vv ep - cds 2000
nbx047 fiel garvie - vuka vuka - cd album
nbx048 fiel garvie - difference of me - 7" yellow vinyl
nbx049SPL1 various (skate punk) tales from the eastside - cd Feb 01

Planet Noisebox
Plan000 - remix 12" - 12" black vinyl 1997
Plan001 - faceless - cd - 1997
Plan002 binary s/a/d - 10" white - 1998
Plan002cd binary - brickwall music - cd - Nov 98