The Australian music industry game is ever-changing. While big record companies are responsible for a lot of the generic stuff you hear on radio – it’s often the small labels that produce some of the best goddamn records you’ll ever hear in your entire life. As the years go by, independent labels seem to be getting bigger and bigger thanks to the likes of music sites and alternative radio stations pushing local unknown artists into the depths of popularity. However, Australian independent labels go beyond the popularity that the likes of Future Classic and Ivy League have attained. There are so many people out there pushing for fresh, local talent – for instance, Silo Arts, Poison City Records, Milk Records, Barely Dressed, and Rice Is Nice – just to name a few.

No, independent labels aren’t on the same playing field as the big guns, but they’ve become a real force to be reckoned with. Often starting out tough in small bedrooms, many Independent Labels are a labour of love – the triumph of sweat, blood, tears, and passion for really good local music.

Independent Labels are the heart of the Australian music industry, and in celebration, Label of Love, in conjunction with the Shadow Electric Bandroom, have announced the return of their shows for 2016.

Label of Love’s shows are a salute to the hardworking individuals behind the scenes of local Australian labels. As such, each show will feature a different label – highlighting both the talented artists and the people in the background dedicated to supporting Australian independent music.

Running from June 4 – July 3, you can expect to not only see some rad live music, but also pop-up merchandise stores, art exhibitions, food trucks, birthday celebrations and stacks more!

Aarght & Cool Death Records – Saturday June 4
Doors 5.00pm – 11.00pm

Orion (NSW), Power, Nun, Ausmuteants, Whipper, Terry, Tommy T & The Classical Mishaps

Remote Control Records 15th Birthday – Sunday June 12
Doors 2.00pm – 11.00pm

 Lost Animal, Teeth & Tongue, Dorsal Fins, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Leah Senior, Jim Lawrie
DJ Sets From Pearls, Jeremy Neale, King Gizzard, The Murlocs, Beat Orgy, Harvey Saward & Remote Control Djs + Four SUPER SPECIAL secret acts still to be announced!

Farmer And The Owl Records – Sunday June 19
Doors 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Hockey Dad, Bec Sandridge, The Pinheads & Tees

Bedroom Suck Records – Friday June 24
Doors 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Totally Mild, Terrible Truths, Lower Plenty, Childsaint (WA) & Pillow Pro

Deaf Ambitions & Spunk Records – Saturday 25 June
Doors 5.00pm – 11.00pm

The Ocean Party, Machine Translations, Way Dynamic, Cool Sounds, Oscar Dowling (New Gum Sarn), Emma Russack & Zone Out

Untzz – Sunday June 26
Doors 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Mic Mills & Furious Frank, Freddie Norwood & Arthur Miles, Babicka + MORE SPECIAL GUESTS AND INTERMISSION DJ’S TBA

Temporal Cast – Sunday July 3
Doors 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Cale Sexton, Kangaroo Skull, Chiara Kickdrum, Jamal Amir & X Axis

This Much Talent, Shadow Electric, Beat and RRR present
LABEL OF LOVE – Shadow Electric Bandroom at The Abbotsford Convent
June 4 – July 3

Saturday June 4 – Aarght & Cool Death Records

Sunday June 12 – Remote Control Records

Sunday June 19 – Farmer And The Owl Records

Friday June 24 – Bedroom Suck Records

Saturday June 25 – Deaf Ambitions & Spunk Records

Sunday June 26 – UNTZZ Records

Sunday July 3 – Temporal Cast

Come and support Independent Labels! Get your hands on some tickets now at www.shadowelectric.com.au