Without our lovely, hard-working, knowledgeable, great-looking staff we're nothing...
Ant Techno monkey
Locked away in his Pennine enclave, Ant is our remotely-based expert in techno, house, electronica and all kinds of wierd and wonderful 'out there' music.
When not hiding in his lair, headphones on, discovering the finest new sounds in industrial techno, he is responsible for putting all those exciting new titles on our site which you lap up with glee.
Years served: 16
Clinton The yo-yo
A prodigal son who simply cannot leave no matter how hard he tries.
Clint, after a spell working in really boring offices, last returned to oversee the weekly review process and become our marketing guru - despite not having any relevant qualifications. Those social media rantings you love? Usually him.
He also writes the odd review, which is difficult for him as he hates almost all forms of music.
Interesting fact: he's not really called Clinton.
Years served: 17 (on and off)
Ian The unpretentious one
Prancing round the office like a cuddly, camp, unpretentious Matt Berry, Ian is - proudly - the unpretentious one striking out against the high falutin' ways of our more verbose, more pretentious members of staff.
Reared on a diet of metal, shoegaze and kebabs, Ian is unpretentiously responsible for making sure that your orders get sorted. He occasionally writes unpretentious reviews on the latest unpretentious shoegaze records.
Years served: 5
Kim The voice of sanity
Swimming against a tide of testosterone, Kim provides much-needed calm, intuition and general zen to the office. Without Kim there would be fights, daily.
The virtual face of Norman Records, Kim is usually the one answering your email queries - putting on her most patient face in the process. The same patient face she displays when asked why she doesn't review records more than once every few years.
Years served: 13 years (on and off)
Nathon The grumpy one
A crotchety web wizard with a brain the size of the rest of us put together, Nathon is responsible for everything you see on our website and lots that you can't. Blame him for any bugs: he loves it when you do that.
He is also, alongside Phil, a Director of this establishment and therefore responsible for what it is we do...and what we do next, and how on earth we do it. He is far too busy to write reviews, which is for the best because he does go on a bit.
Years served: 18
Phil The overlord
Described by friends and foes alike as "a fucking idiot" Phil is the founder and guiding spirit of Norman Records.
Somehow he has built the business up from the dirt on the ground and managed to kept it afloat during the rough years despite some particularly ill-advised business decisions.
He may be a Director but he can't tear himself away from the shop floor - answering your queries, buying stock, and doing all the boring stuff like paying bills. He still likes some forms of music, such as Can and Tears For Fears. He still even, occasionally, 'reviews' things.
Years served: born here
Robin A hairy Mark Gardener (then, not now)
Possibly the cleverest person in the entire universe, Robin understands words and what they mean.
Hired in a desperate attempt to bring the average age under 30, Robin soon showed that he can write about any form of music (as long as it's not psych rock) and that he knows what a Twitter does.
Little-known fact: Mark Kozelek is his dad. True.
Years served: 4