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...

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....

Giuseppe Musmeci of HC-B and Willem Gator Interview at Tomatrax

For those that missed it, check out this wonderful interview with Giuseppe Musmeci of HC-B and Willem Gator at Tomatrax late last year. Giuseppe is currently finalising the next Willem Gator album so keep your ears peeled for more news on that. It’s going to be something special!   Related Items:Willem Gator "Fragments Vol. 1" EP Out Now!New Willem Gator Single, EP in February!Willem Gator "Locked in Syndrome" Reviewed at Echoes and DustBento – ‘Moon’ (Glanko Remix)Interview with Chloe March at...

HC-B’s Epic New Album “Rough” Released

Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of Rough, the epic new album by serpentine instrumental rock band HC-B, which includes slow-burning single ‘Deux’. On Rough, HC-B’s dexterous handling of dynamics and structure recalls fellow artisans of epic such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and This Will Destroy You. The album’s five long pieces complement and play off each other beautifully. On single ‘Deux’, a masterclass in slow-burning restraint, guitar and bass melodies snake around each other in dizzying patterns. The song’s cumulative power – and that of the album as a whole – comes from the tenacity with which the band explore every shade of the music’s melodic colours. Stream and buy the album via BandCamp or head to iTunes, Amazon or your favourite online store and grab yourself a copy. In the meanwhile check out the music video for ‘Deux’ below. Related Items:Slow Dancing Society "The Torchlight Parade Vol. II" Reviewed at Long Live VinylNew Lunar Landscape Album + Single Out Now!Alpha Hall "Omens" Reviewed at ForteNew Jumpel Single, Album in July!Slow Dancing Society's "The Dream Council" Out...

Epic New Track from Italy’s HC-B, Album Coming!

Six years on from their their brilliant 2009 release Soundcheck for a Missing Movie, Italys serpentine instrumental rock outfit HC-B have once again delivered the goods.  ‘Deux’ is their new single taken from their forthcoming third album Rough. The track is a masterclass in slow-burning restraint, its guitar and bass melodies weaving around each other in dizzying patterns. The song’s cumulative power comes from the tenacity with which the band explore each facet of the main theme’s melodic colours before erupting into fuzzed-out power chords at the song’s climax. What’s even more impressive is hearing ‘Deux’ within the context of the album, as each of the five long pieces complement and play off each other, creating a satisfying whole that evolves kaleidoscopically with repeat listens. Download ‘Deux’ via Bandcamp and stream via Soundcloud. Rough drops on the 25th of June. Related Items:Isophene 'Colours Explode' Reviewed at Synths of EdenEpic New Glanko Single Released from Forthcoming AlbumErik Nilsson "The Imperfect Tense" Reviewed at EtherRealMoonchy & Tobias "Atmosfere" Reviewed at Keys and ChordsSlow Dancing Society "The Torchlight Parade Vol. II" Reviewed at Long Live...