Hidden Shoal in Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018 List!

Hidden Shoal is incredibly honoured to have been selected as one of Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018. Textura is, in our opinion, the premiere new music magazine and favourite of the label team for unearthing and exposing new and exciting new music. This is the second time Hidden Shoal has been selected in Textura’s best labels list and as always we are nestled against some other very special labels, all of who you should check out. Now for a very brief and unnecessary acceptance speech – we are nothing without our incredible roster of artists, who continually amaze, inspire and surprise us. Thank you all!     Related Items:Three Hidden Shoal Albums in Textura's Best of 2018!Interview with Chloe March at TexturaChloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in Textura's Top 10 of 2020!Chloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in the Curve Ball Top 30 for 2020Chloe March 'Snow Bird' Reviewed at Trust The...

Hidden Shoal Artists Featured in Scene Point Blank’s “Pass The Mic”

It’s time again for Scene Point Blank‘s excellent Pass The Mic feature, where artists and music industry types give their wrap up on 2017. Hidden Shoal’s own AWMA, Slow Dancing Society and Summon The Birds feature this year among a raft of other wonderful artists. Check it out here.   Related Items:"By any other Name" RTRFM Feature Album and InterviewFirst Single from New Hidden Shoal Remix CompilationAlpha Hall "Omens" Reviewed at Half-Life MusicThree Hidden Shoal Albums in Textura's Best of 2018!New Slow Dancing Society Single, Album in...

New AWMA Vinyl Release!

Hidden Shoal is proud to announce the release of ‘Sterling Hayden and the Great Nobility’, the ten minute single by expansive guitar outfit AWMA (A Woman My Age), a trio made up of ex-members of the San Francisco-based slowcore outfit Half Film. The track is available as a limited edition 12” vinyl and digital download via Bandcamp. Right from the opening notes of delayed guitar and the warm thrum of bass, ‘Sterling Hayden and the Great Nobility’ establishes itself as a songscape that’s in it for the long haul. The spacious six- and four-string interplay creates a gorgeous atmosphere, through which the drums steadily surge, like car headlights through fog. It’s not until five minutes in that Conor Devlin’s voice colours the song with impressionistic invocations, before the back half builds in intensity with fuzz bass and then reaches a cymbal-washed climax. The song was recorded in one take by Monte Vallier at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco. No one in the band remembers anything about the origin of the title… As with all Hidden Shoal releases, AWMA’s music is available for licensing (film, tv, games, compilations). Contact Hidden Shoal for more info. Related Items:The Lizard Point "1" Out Now on Vinyl and DigitalSlow Dancing Society "The Torchlight Parade Vol. II" Reviewed at Long Live VinylKramies' First Vinyl DateSlow Dancing Society "Fantosmes" Out Now (Vinyl, Tape, CD & Digital)The Lizard Point - New Single and Forthcoming...

Eat Your Friends: A Hidden Shoal 10th Anniversary Compilation

Hidden Shoal is excited to end the celebration of its 10th year of existence with the new compilation album Eat Your Friends, comprising remixes and covers of Hidden Shoal artists, by Hidden Shoal artists. This freely downloadable album not only showcases the wealth of original music released through Hidden Shoal, but also the creative ingenuity and deft musical touch of the remixers and cover artists. From searing solar-flared adaptations to delicately reconstructed covers, deep space jam reworkings, and shimmering ambient tapestries, Eat Your Friends reimagines the Hidden Shoal discography in new and beautiful ways, playing to all the strengths of the roster’s dizzying array of talent. Includes remixes and covers by: Antonymes, Arc Lab, Glanko, Wayne Harriss, Liminal Drifter, Makee, Chloe March, Markus Mehr, Erik Nilsson, REW<<, Slow Dancing Society, Tin Manzano, Willem Gator, and Zealous Chang  of music by: Arc Lab, Brother Earth, Cheekbone, City of Satellites, Medard Fischer, Gilded, Glanko & Daniel Bailey, Kryshe, Memorybell, Erik Nilsson, perth, Slow Dancing Society, Tangled Star, Umpire, and Zealous Chang. Eat Your Friends is available now as a free download via Bandcamp and is also streamable via SoundCloud. Listen and then throw yourself into the wormhole as you explore the originals and more work by the remixers and cover artists.  For all the filmmakers, games designers and others in need of engaging music, don’t forget that all tracks in our catalogue are available for licensing (film, tv, games, compilations etc). Eat Your Friends by Hidden Shoal Related Items:RL/VL “Chagrin” 10th Anniversary Re-Release Out Now!First Single from New Hidden Shoal Remix CompilationRL/VL "Chagrin" 10th Anniversary Re-ReleaseNew Hidden Shoal Remix Comp Released...

Hidden Shoal is 10!

Hidden Shoal is extremely excited to be celebrating its 10th birthday this month. It’s hard to believe that back in May 2006, Perth-based musicians Cam Merton, Stuart Medley and Malcolm Riddoch began Hidden Shoal Recordings as a means to put out releases by local artists. Tim Clarke, based in Melbourne, joined the team in 2007. Hidden Shoal has since gone on to become a much-loved independent label and publisher, releasing over 120 albums from a diverse range of international artists and licensing music from its catalogue across film, tv, web and compilation. Stay tuned for special anniversary announcements in the coming months! Related Items:RL/VL “Chagrin” 10th Anniversary Re-Release Out Now!RL/VL "Chagrin" 10th Anniversary Re-ReleaseREW"By any other Name" RTRFM Feature Album and InterviewSummon the Birds 'Losing My Religion' (R.E.M....

AWMA’s Brilliant Debut EP Out Now!

We’re super excited to announce the official release of the debut self-titled EP from atmospheric rock trio AWMA. The band dynamic that Conor and Eimer Devlin ([the] caseworker) and Jason Lakis (The Red Thread, Mist and Mast) have cultivated over the years of touring and playing together as Half Film has been elegantly renewed on their debut EP. This melodically charged music, akin to the early pastoral side of Pink Floyd, exudes intensity and emotional resonance. What else would you expect from such heritage. The AWMA EP features the single ‘Broadcast History’, which prowls relentlessly around a circular guitar refrain, gradually building in intensity as Jason Lakis’s expansive guitar effects and Conor Devlin’s incantatory vocal colour the stereo field with portent. AWMA take the space, weight and atmosphere of Half Film, and inject instrumental details and a gentle shift in tempo from their slowcore origins. Get yourself a copy of the EP via AMWA’s BandCamp. The EP will also be available via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify et al later next week. Expect a vinyl release early 2016. Related Items:The Lizard Point - New Single and Forthcoming AlbumThe Lizard Point "1" Out Now on Vinyl and DigitalThe Lizard PointMoonchy & Tobias "Atmosfere" Reviewed at Here Comes The FloodAlpha Hall Sign to Hidden Shoal, Debut Album Coming...