This May 27 four independent international labels are joining forces to release a split 7” of two of their favourite artists. The split 7” will feature singles by Among Brothers (UK)
And Shady Lane (AUS).
The labels involved are run by four innovative women. Kissability in the UK is run by Jen Long aiming to 'make the music a little more awesome' , Rice is Nice in Australia is run by Julia Wilson who is currently playing out her world domination plans, Cardinal White in the US run by Jess Abbott of projects Now, Now and Tancred and Japanese label HOU run by Haruna Taira who is also a key promoter for artists such as Toe
Among Brothers are a pop seven-piece based in Cardiff and London. Mixing experimental beats, theatrical chants and percussive flourishes they create a vibrant pop style anchored by evocative narrative themes. Following a busy 2012 which saw the band release singles on Kissability (Jen Long/Transgressive) and Too Pure Singles Club, support Los Campesinos!, FAYE and Toy, and played an intimate showcase at The Great Escape Festival, Among Brothers are already gearing up for an equally busy 2013.
Shady Lane began as a laptop-based solo project in Jordy Lane’s bedroom in Sydney Australia. After signing with Rice Is Nice Records, the debut album Here We Go, Down The Black Hole was released and a live band was formed to translate the electronic-pop project to the stage. 2012 saw the release of their second album Built Guilt. This time the computer elements were replaced with analogue synths, organs, circuit-bent toys, live drums and louder, prouder, playful guitars. With sold out album launches and international touring on the cards, Shady Lane are ready to play.
For Japan see HOU Records
For American see Cardinal White
For Australia see Rice is Nice