Established September 2004 by founders Tim Dellow and Toby L, with third partner Lilas Bourboulon joining shortly afterwards, Transgressive is an independent music group comprising a record label, publisher and management company.

In its first 12 years, Transgressive has released, published, managed and collaborated with artists including Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Africa Express, The Shins, Regina Spektor, Mystery Jets, At The Drive-In, Johnny Flynn, Graham Coxon, Noisettes and Robert Plant.

More recent additions to the Transgressive roster include the likes of Let's Eat Grandma, Blaenavon, Julia Jacklin, Songhoy Blues, Gengahr, Alvvays, The Moonlandingz and Marika Hackman amongst others.

"Transgressive, and its spin-offs, represent a community of celebration, adventure and surprise. The only consistent theme musically is Transgressive representing a badge of quality... We endeavour to take risks and support outsiders whilst still competing on a mainstream level."
Toby L

Transgressive is based in North London.


  • Independent Label of the Year nominee - Music Week Awards (2017)
  • The A&R Award Winner - MPG Awards 2017
  • Independent Label of the Year, A&R Of The Year nominees - MBW A&R Awards (2016)
  • Independent Label of the Year nominee - Music Week Awards (2016)
  • Young Label winner - Impala FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN Awards (2016)
  • Label of the Year winner - AIM Independent Music Awards (2015)
  • Label of the Year winner - The Line of Best Fit (2014)