BRISBANEʼS RECORD LABELS UNITE
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Yes, it’s hot. Yes, it’s wet. But Brisbane is also a city with one of the strongest independent music scenes you will find anywhere. Believed to be a world first, soundslikebrisbane (SLB) is bringing together the city’s indie labels under the one banner – already 17 independent labels are represented, with more to join the fold soon.
Covering every genre from garage rock and indie, to jazz, hip-hop, country and pop, the
labels define the creative melting pot that Brisbane has become. Together these labels
work with dozens of artists, promoting close to 100 releases each year.
Among them are some of the countrys most exciting new artists including DZ
DEATHRAYS, Mr Maps, The Optimen, The Medics, My Fiction and Regurgitator.
It is a label scene that few, if any, other cities the size of Brisbane could boast with the
collective including prominent local labels: Plus One Records, Mere Noise, Dew
Process, Turkeyneck, Room 40, Someone Good, Pinnacles Music, SUGARRUSH,
Lofly, El Nino El Nino, Red Tape Entertainment, Starving Kids, Valve Records, Obisidian
Records, 777 Operations, and Useless Arts Records.
Theres no doubting that right now Brisbane’s indie labels are the engine room of the
local music scene, and the contribution they make should be celebrated and supported,
SLB’s Craig Spann explains. These labels are often one or two-person operations at the
cutting edge of the city’s creative scene, fueling Brisbane’s reputation as one of the
worlds most exciting music cities.
The soundslikebrisbane.com website features fresh label and artist profiles and a range of exclusive content updated every week. Whether you’re a fan or a music industry type, discover new labels, new bands, make new connections in Australia and get your head around one of the world’s most exciting music cities at www.soundslikebrisbane.com.