What inspired you to make a record label?
Cait: I wanted to find a way to engage with and encourage the music that I enjoy. I thought that starting a small label would be a good way to do that. It’s also a great way to meet people in other parts of the world who are making similar things to you. There’s a lot of interesting music being released on cassette and it’s great to be a part of it.
Tom: I decided to join Cait in creating something that would allow us to share our tastes and engage with other artists locally and internationally.
How do you find/chose your artists?
We are still a very new label, but both of us collect and search around for music a lot, so we tend to find people this way. We’re also open to submissions, a few of which have resulted in some of our upcoming releases.
Who is in charge of your artwork?
We prefer each artist to choose or make the cover artwork for each album, as they have the best idea of what would suit the feeling of the music they’ve made. We’re not really interested in stamping an overarching aesthetic onto all of the tapes that isn’t connected to the music itself.
Would you ever consider repressing sold out releases?
Probably not, given that the tapes are limited edition. It makes more sense to us to release new work.
Name some other labels you find inspiring.
As far as Australia goes Music Your Mind Will Love You was pretty great and Breakdance the Dawn has had a long running and unique output. Internationally, labels such as Night People, Orange Milk and Goaty Tapes, Ginjoha, Troglosound and Aguirre Records among many others, are all quite inspirational both visually and sonically.