I thought I'd try something new today. We've had a bunch of Australian talent on here over the past few months, and now I just stumbled on to this press release.
Yes, it's hot. Yes, it's wet. But Brisbane is also a city with one of the strongest independent music scenes you will find anywhere.
Believed to be a world first, soundslikebrisbane (SLB) is bringing together the city's indie labels under the one banner - already 17 independent labels are represented, with more to join the fold soon. They are giving you a taste of the collective with a free Brisbane music sampler available online now.
Covering every genre from garage rock and indie, to jazz, hip-hop, country and pop, the labels define the creative melting pot that Brisbane has become. Together these labels work with dozens of artists, promoting close to 100 releases each year.
Among them are some of the countrys most exciting new artists including DZ DEATHRAYS, Mr Maps, The Optimen, The Medics, and Jackie Marshall and Regurgitator.
Now a free sampler always sounds good to me, and a mix this diverse will definitely find something for everyone. So check out the stream below and then if you want to get the download move on over to the Sounds Like Brisbane page for it.
Sounds Like Brisbane 2011 Label Sampler by sgcmedia
And just for fun I found a video of one of the bands featured on the album.
I Heart Hiroshima - Old Tree
I Heart Hiroshima at the Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane February 25, 2011