It’s been a wonderful year in music, a difficult year in other respects, let’s hope that 2015 lifts us up, we’re certainly excited about what’s to come. And we’re proud of the wonderful music produced by our artists this year, with new releases from Hello Satellites, Banoffee, The Harpoons, Collarbones and Oscar Key Sung.  We also had debut releases on the label from Sui Zhen, Brendan Welch and Total Giovanni, all of whom we’re very excited to have as part of the fold.

It’s always hard to look back and pick favourites, here’s just a handful of the things that stood out for TBLers this year, hit us up with your favourites.


Banoffee plays an acoustic set at The Toff in Town

Banoffee’s highlights for the year:

The night at the Toff with Brendan Welch and Marcus Whale
Two Bright Lakes have a knack for bringing together all my favourite people in our city. There was no pretending, no “performing” just good dancing, talking and sharing of new and old songs. Every year Two Bright Lakes have something that makes my top 3 list.

Paradise Music Festival
Playing amongst the silver dead forest at Lake Mountain – and that hour around 3am where we got some speakers and played an iPhone set outside the cafe. Whitney Houston, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu made myself and a group of dance addicted friends boogie till we fell over.

Interstellar at the Nova with my Dad
Its not a music moment, but it made one of my top days of the year. Its a really amazing movie, but also I just have an amazing dad.


Total Giovanni’s total wonders:

Favourite video - FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
Favourite live show - Mykki Blanko @ Dark Mofo
Favourite local song - Andras and Oscar – Every Time I Go
Favourite O/S track - Trus’me – I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
Best local clip: Zanzibar Chanel feat. Dungeon Posse – Mustn’t Evolve

Nick Huggins’ top 3:

Beyonce – Beyonce
Laura Jean – Laura Jean
Brendan Welch‘s forthcoming album.

Eva Popov’s top music, book and moment:

1) Laura Jean – Laura Jean
2) Sharon Olds – Stags Leap
3) Performing with The Carpark Choir at The Horse and Weasel Tabernacle

Tig’s ​Top 3 (non-TBL) Tracks!

1. Fatima Yamaha – What’s a girl to do
2. Arca – Theivery
3. Total Control – Flesh War

Honourable mentions: Ariel Pink – Picture Me Gone, School Boy Q – Man of the Year, Freddie Gibbs – Thuggin’, Parquet Courts – Pretty Machines, Les Sins – Bother, Swans – A little God in my Hands, Midnight Juggernauts – Cedoption, Kindness – World Restart, FKA Twigs – Lights out, D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy … and so many others I can’t remember right now.

Hazel’s best of a rad year:

Finally opening the doors to Schoolhouse Studios
Learning new things! yoga, auslan surfing!
Having a big tropical snorkelling holiday
Banoffee EP
Kelela (Feat Tink) – Want it
Tirzah – No Romance
Oscar Key Sung – Holograms EP

Elizabeth picks the best:

The Harpoons – Unforgettable
Dan Warner – Pretty Sally
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
Nils Frahm live at Melbourne Festival