Believed to be a world
first, soundslikebrisbane (SLB) is bringing together the city’s
independent record labels under the one banner - already 13 local
independent labels are represented with more to join the fold soon. The
launch of SLB was celebrated with a very special free all-ages
event staged in Brisbane’s CBD on Friday June 18.
Presented by Brisbane City Council’s Inhabit Fiesta, 12 local acts from
the SLB labels rosters hit two outdoor stages located in CBD
laneways Burnett Lane and Island Crt (off Elizabeth St). The line-up showcased the diversity of Brisbane’s indie labels and feature sets
from: Last Dinosaurs, Blowhard, Wiley Reed, Texas Tea, Carry Nation,
Fushia, Halfway, My Fiction, Nova Scotia, The Rational Academy, and The
Optimen. Playing times announced soon.
The newly launched SLB project aims to promote and support Brisbane’s booming indie label scene.
Covering every genre from hip-hop and jazz, to garage rock, 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. The first batch labels profiled
through the project are 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, and Valve
The focal point of the new project is the soundslikebrisbane.com
website which features label and artist profiles and a range of
exclusive content to be rolled out over the coming months.
THE OPTIMEN: Firefighters (Red Tape Entertainment)
TOY BALLOON: Kids New York (Lofly Records)
I HEART HIROSHIMA: River (Valve Records)
HALFWAY: Oscar (Plus One Records)
CARRY NATION: Phil Spector (El Nino El Nino)
MY FICTION: Gravel Rash & Football Stars (Sugarrush Records)
MR MAPS: Til The Money Outruns Us (Lofly Records)
RATIONAL ACADEMY: 2004 (Someone Good / Room 40)