Latest Releases

The Sound of Lights When Dim (2017  Reissue)
by Slow Dancing Society

Eat Your Friends
by Hidden Shoal

Chansons de Parade
by Joe Sampson

What’s The Story With This Hole?
by Craig Hallsworth

Latest News & Features

Craig Hallsworth Announced for RTRFM’s In The Pines!

We have more exciting live news for you. Craig Hallsworth has just been announced as part of the In The Pines 2017 line up. He and his excellent new live band will playing alongside the likes of Jebediah, Sodastream, Institut Polaire, Childsaint, Doctopus, Tangled...

Joe Sampson, Nathaniel Rateliff & Devotchka to Play Refugee Benefit

This is very exciting news! Our very own Joe Sampson is supporting Nathaniel Rateliff and Devotchka at a special refugee benefit at the Ogden Theatre, Colorado on March 23. A little birdy also told us that a certain Kramies may be joining Joe on stage for a few songs....

New Washington Hebrew Single – Stream and Download!

Good times, people! You can now get your first taste of the wild and wonderful self-titled debut from Washington Hebrew (Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean). ‘Bank Holiday Wknd’ is the perfect intro to the Washington Hebrew universe, with its dizzying...

Slow Dancing Society Vinyl & Digital Debut Reissue Out Now!

We are proud to announce the official release of the reissue of The Sound of Lights When Dim, the acclaimed 2006 debut album by ambient artist Slow Dancing Society’s. The newly remastered version of the album is available in clear vinyl and digital formats, and is...

Slow Dancing Society Debut Reissue – Vinyl Pre-orders & Single

We’re super excited to announce the reissue of ambient artist Slow Dancing Society’s acclaimed 2006 debut album, The Sound of Lights When Dim. This new remastered version is available in clear vinyl and digital formats, and is accompanied by a remix album...

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Latest Reviews

Craig Hallsworth “What’s The Story With This Hole?” Reviewed at Luna Kafe

Hallsworth’s songs has a certain glow and warmth, as this is poppy, melodic guitar rock with elegance and a human touch. Plain, neat pop songs. Period. When checking out “We’re Too Far Away…”, I compared the song’s atmosphere and attitude with some of the Kiwi rock from the Flying Nun label years back. Another reference could be the power-pop of Matthew Sweet, but maybe also The dB’s, Velvet Crush, my old fave Tall Grass Captains of Greater Chicago and several others.

Slow Dancing Society “The Wagers of Love and Their Songs from the Witching Hour” Reviewed at Hypnagogue

There’s so much to listen to on The Wagers of Love…, and all of it’s good. Is 19 tracks a little exorbitant? Maybe, and some listeners may not prefer to take in so much of Sullivan’s signature style all at once–there is the risk of sameness. Personally, I can never get enough of this sound, and I think there’s enough variation and playing with the core idea to keep it from getting stale. Deep down, I think what you’re hearing is the sound of a talented musician really, really enjoying himself. I believe you’ll enjoy it, too. A lot.

Slow Dancing Society ‘Radiance’ Reviewed at The Sunday Experience

A passing posting notifying us that Slow Dancing Society’s ‘the sound of lights when dim’ is shortly due for re-release with this 2006 gem being treated not only to a full remastering treatment but additionally arriving accompanied and extended by the inclusion of some very tasty remixes, one of which by Antonymes having, as it happens, hooked itself upon our lobes. This defrosting beauty peels away all daintily frost weaved and adored in a fragile statuesque tracing both tender and alluring whilst somewhat steeled and stilled in an ethereal toning that’s incubated in a wide eyed longing.

Todd Tobias “Gila Man” Reviewed at Festival Info

The conclusion is therefore that on this album shines diversity. Tobias throws so many elements in the mix, it’s impossible to get bored. Throws it a good dose of fantasy in, then this album is at its best.

Joe Sampson “Chanson de Parade” Reviewed at Half-Life Music

Joe Sampson is a label mate of Kramies on Hidden Shoal. He’s a singer-songwriter in the spirit of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen. In September he released a 5-song EP, Songs of Delay. It featured a track with Nathaniel Rateliff of the Night Sweats fame. Now, there’s a full album. Entitled Chansons de Parade, it hallmarks Sampson’s fragile-sounding style. But it’s not bedsits and microwaves. There’s a playfulness to the lyrics and a lovely chiming quality to the guitar sound that lifts the songs.

Songs of Delay is available as a free download from Sampson’s Bandcamp site. Chansons de Parade is also there and for a name-your-own-price deal. As a taster, here’s Joe Sampson and Nathaniel Rateliff singing ‘Songbird’ from the Songs of Delay EP.

Hidden Shoal Publishing is an Australia-based independent music publisher & label releasing and licensing music for film, tv, games and web.