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General Images:- SLB at BIGSOUND 2012
SLB AT BIGSOUND 2012

The annual BIGSOUND music madness is set to hit Brisbane once again, and SLB labels and acts will be right there in the thick of it once more.

Aside from those SLB acts already on the line-up, we will be presented a very special FREE lunchtime showcase as part of the event.

Head down to Jamie's Espresso Carpark (a short stroll from the conference venue) to catch sets from McKisko, My Fiction and Tiny Migrants between noon and 2.00pm on Wednesday, September 12.

This show will also be your chance to meet some of the SLB labels, grab some free new music...and eat a great lunch while you are there.

More details online now here .





General Images:- Plus One Showcase

SLB and TIME OFF PRESENT A PLUS ONE RECORDS AND SOME PEOPLE ACTION
 
Plus One Records is proud to be presenting a showcase evening of Brisbane talent, and we are bringing some of their fellow Brisbane Indie label friends to the party with us for the night: FOOTSTOMP and SUGARRUSH.
 
The Plus One showcase on the night before BIGSOUND officially kicks off has become nothing less than a tradition over the past five years.

And this year - with a little help from some friends - it's grown into a whole new beast with sets from The Medics, Halfway, We All Want To and Dubmarine.

There will also be a veritable treasure trove of goodies up for grabs.

Full ticket details online now at www.thezoo.com.au with BIGSOUND pass holders receiving free entry.

Find out more now at www.plusonerecords.com.au

BIGSOUND ready to roll for 2012


It's become one of the biggest (and easily most fun) events on the national music calender. And Brisbane's BIGSOUND conference and showcase festival will mark it's 11th year in style this September. If you're keen to learn more, check out this fantastic clip from last year.



FREE TRACKS

Whether you're into country, rock, hip-hop...whatever really, there's sure to be something you'll discover in this killer FREE online sampler from the SLB labels.

1. DZ DEATHRAYS - Blue Blood
2. I Heart Hiroshima - Washed Up
3. My Fiction - Shanghai Surprise
4. The Optimen - Always
5. Regurgitator - Nrob Bmud
6. The Rational Academy - Unsolved Mysteries
7. Mr Maps - Tennis Party
8. Ektoise - Thought Police
9. Lawrence English - Galaxies of Dust
10. Marialy Pacheco - Sunshine State
11. The Medics - Her Song
12. Carry Nation - Phil Spector
13. Halfway - Oscar
14. Texas Tea - Billy
15. The Good Ship - These Are a Few of My Favourite Flings
16. Undead Apes - Taxes
17. Jackie Marshall - Excuse Me Mister
18. The Jim Rockfords - Stay Out Late

NEW LABELS ON SLB

We're proud to announce more Brisbane labels have joined the SLB fold..

Impossible Odds Records
Bedroom Suck
Footstomp Records
Trans:Com

Autumn Recordings
Useless Art Records
777 Operations
Obsidian Records


Make sure you check our their label profiles and artists

INHABIT FIESTA


Check out some of the highlights from the recent soundlikebrisbane launch as part of Inhabit Fiesta - featuring a dozen bands from the SLB labels rosters across two outdoor stages.


DELVE INTO BRISBANE'S INDIE MUSIC HISTORY

In the first in a series of SLB articles charting Brisbane's indie music history, Pig City author Andrew Stafford looks at the early history of independent labels in Brisbane.

LIKE so many good things, it began by accident rather than design.
Ed Kuepper, guitarist with Brisbane’s original punk heart-stoppers the Saints, had left school and was working in a Brisbane warehouse for Melbourne-based independent label Astor Records. The label operated from the 1960s through to the early 1980s, experiencing early success with pioneering Australian garage bands the Loved Ones and Masters Apprentices.
Read more...