Local Artists And Labels To Support For Bandcamp Friday
Online music hub Bandcamp is waiving their fees once again, after their hugely successful inaugural event in March. The platform will be waiving all fees on music and merch sold on their site from 5 pm AEST, with sales revenue going directly to artists.
With lockdowns and social distancing restrictions forcing a huge number of local Australian and New Zealand acts to cancel or reschedule shows, we've created a list of our fave acts as well as local labels that you can help support through these tough times. Check out the full list below.
P.S. You can also find a helpful list of black and indigenous artists and record labels currently selling their music via Bandcamp HERE.
NZ four-piece, The Beths are fresh of their breakout year, touring across Europe and the UK with alt-rockers Death Cab for Cutie and playing at renowned Glaswegian festival, Indian Summer. The indie-pop band continue to reach new heights in 2020 with their forthcoming album 'Jump Rope Gazers' set to be released on July 10. You can now pre-order the LP via their Bandcamp page. Check it out HERE.
Calling all clubbing enthusiasts, Melbourne-based collective and club night Fluxx is fulfilling all your post-lockdown club night fantasies with their very first compilation 'Fluxx Vol. 1'. the compilation features a mammoth 28 tracks from local acts including electronic producers Lupa J, Corin and HEXTAPE. The compilation also includes debut releases from emerging artists in Melbourne's club scene, including Georgia Bird, Different Shades and Delfi.
'Fluxx. Vol 1' is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and available for streaming or download via Bandcamp HERE, with all profits donated equally between Black Rainbow and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Dunedin's alternative pop outfit Marlin's Dreaming are a mainstay in the local scene and have been pumping out some epic tracks recently. Their most recent album 'Quotidian' is drenched in shimmery guitar riffs and uber calming vocals that instantly melt away your woes. Score a digital download of the album HERE.
Chapter Music is one of Australia's longest-running independent Melbourne-based labels, working with a broad range of acts including the likes of Laura Jean, The Goon Sax, Montero, Totally Mild and more. For this round of Bandcamp Friday offerings, Chapter Music is releasing an exclusive new compilation called 'Midnight Meditations', featuring a mix of late-night downtempo and ambient tracks. Purchase the digital compilation HERE.
If you're missing the long nights of dance floor debauchery, basking in the euphoria of your favourite DJ's and producers dropping huge bangers on a sweat infused, smoke-filled dance floor, then you've come to the right place. Local Melbourne live music venue and nightclub, Colour have released their very own compilation, showcasing the diverse range of sounds that make the venue special including tracks from artists the likes of Mount Liberation, Proto Moro, Horatio Luna, Morgan Wright and more. The money raised from the album will go toward keeping the venue afloat and paying artists in a time where they can't perform. Pre-order Colour Club Records VA001 HERE.
College of Knowledge
For our instrumental soul fans out there, if you haven't heard of local Melbourne Label College of Knowledge before then we seriously encourage you to give them a suss. The independent label is donating all proceeds made today from Karate Boogaloo's limited-edition 7" to Bridging The Gap Foundation for Indigenous Health and Education. Check it out HERE.