Shoeshine Records began releasing indie pop/rock vinyl singles in the summer of 1996. Artists included Speedboat, Radio Sweethearts BMX Bandits, Frank Blake, Cheeky Monkey, Michael Shelley, Ben Vaughn, Kim Fowley, Boa Morte, The Beauty Shop, Major Matt Mason USA, Schwervon! and Nice Man.

 

In 2017 Shoeshine released Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye’s album “Bonjour”.

Shoeshine imprint Spit & Polish launched in 2000 with the debut album by Laura Cantrell "Not The Tremblin' Kind", described by the late, legendary DJ John Peel as "my favourite album of the last 10 years and possibly my life". Albums followed from country/roots/folk artists such as Radio Sweethearts, John Herald, Steve Young, Tom Armstrong, Paul Burch, Amy Allison, Amy Rigby, She-Haw, Jason Ringenberg, Karine Polwart,  Emily Smith and Scots Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis.

 Shoeshine imprint TR7 released Francis Macdonald “Music for String Quartet, Piano & Celeste” in 2015 and will release Francis’s “Hamilton Mausoleum Suite” in 2018.