There was a time, long ago, that Nervous Records was a byword for quality. You knew that you had a high quality production in your hands whenever you had one of their records. Legendary singers like Kimara Lovelace, Kim English and Byron Stingily have all appeared.
The label was also known for being brave and taking risks. It released many early records from Armand Van Helden, Frankie Feliciano, Josh Wink and many others. This was a label prepared to put its money where its mouth was.
Such a shame that, according to an insider who has worked with the label, things are no longer like this. A source emailed me to tell me “the problematic ads that Nervous run are a symptom of a wider issue. And that wider issue is that Mike Weiss [the man who runs Nervous] is a cheapskate. He won’t spend money on decent adverts, hence the label runs s**t like this instead”.
The fact that Nervous never defend themselves against these accusations has not gone unnoticed…