As part of our 5th birthday celebrations, over the coming weeks we’ll be looking back at the history of Hidden Shoal, year by year, casting some light on artists and releases that may have been overlooked. For one week, all releases from the year covered will be available from the Hidden Shoal Store with a 50% discount. Flavoursome!

Hidden Shoal Recordings began in Perth, Western Australia in May 2006. The motivation behind starting the label was to release music by Hidden Shoal’s very own Cam Merton (Glassacre), Stu Medley (Motor Eye) and Mal Riddoch (Enargeia). Friends Wayne Harriss, Chris Mason, Toby Richardson and Craig Hallsworth (Tangled Star) soon came on board, with the first swathe of Hidden Shoal releases dominated by Perth-based talent.

The first year of operation also saw the signing of our first international artists, Slow Dancing Society – who has since gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums– and Italian math-rockers Dilatazione.

HSR001:  Wayne Harriss Aerospace
HSR002:  My Majestic Star Ideas Are The Answer
HSR003:  Motor Eye Motor Eye
HSR004:  Chris Mason Up Down Up
HSR005:  Glassacre Slow Attack EP
HSR006:  Enargeia UFO: Stryker Force
HSR007:  Toby Richardson Golden Days EP
HSR008:  Various artists The Least Vestige of Land
HSR009:  Enargeia Gulag! 25.9.98
HSR010:  Slow Dancing Society The Sound Of Lights When Dim
HSR011:  Dilatazione Too Emotional For Maths
HSR012:  Tangled Star It’s Now or Later EP

Twelve releases in the first eight months? We started as we meant to continue!