Umpire News

Hidden Shoal Free Label Sampler Album Vol 7

May 22nd, 2012

Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announce the release of Triangulating Nature, volume 7 in their free sampler album series, released as part of the label’s sixth birthday celebrations. The album is available for free download from the Hidden Shoal Store.

Triangulating Nature brings together 14 singles from the last 12 months of Hidden Shoal releases – plus an excerpt from ‘Komo’, one of the two epic tracks on Markus Mehr’s In. There’s the dreamy garage pop of [The] Caseworker; the intimate electronica of Elisa Luu; remixes of tracks by City Of Satellites and Salli Lunn; glacial ambient from Scott Solter; the technicolour art-rock of recent signings Wizards of Time – and everything in between. If you need a kaleidoscopic window into what Hidden Shoal has been up to for the last year, look no further.

Since starting up in Perth, Western Australia in 2006, Hidden Shoal has developed an enviable roster of genre-defying global and local recording artists. Over its years the label been chosen as one of Textura magazine’s favourite labels, has been dubbed “This generation’s 4AD” by prominent New York radio host DJ Mojo, and has been described by The Mountain Goats’ frontman John Darnielle as “one of the great wonders of our age”.

With 40+ acts from 10+ different countries, ranging from British ambient artist Antonymes through to American musical experimentalist Todd Tobias and beyond, the committed team at Hidden Shoal continues to play an integral role in promoting exciting new independent music.

Enjoy!

Hidden Shoal Turns Six!

May 4th, 2012

Throughout the month of May 2012, Hidden Shoal Recordings is celebrating its sixth birthday. Later in the month will be the release of the latest free sampler album, Triangulating Nature, which compiles 12 singles released over the last 12 months. Other delicious surprises will be revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more info.

Since starting up in Perth, Western Australia in 2006, Hidden Shoal has developed an enviable roster of genre-defying global and local recording artists. With 40+ acts from 10+ different countries, ranging from British ambient artist Antonymes through to American musical experimentalist Todd Tobias and beyond, the committed team at Hidden Shoal continues to play an integral role in promoting exciting new independent music.

Come join us and keep an eye on the Hidden Shoal Store for lots of cool special birthday deals!

Hidden Shoal Blog – Interviews, Giveaways, Featured Tracks and More!

February 15th, 2012

If you’ve not already discovered the Hidden Shoal blog we’ve been running right next door to this very site  then come on over and check it out! Interviews with the likes of Scott Solter, track by track album expositions by Salli Lunn and Jonas Munk, top 5 lists from The Caseworker, featured tracks, cd giveaways and general good times all around.  Enjoy!

Mess + Noise Gives Some Umpire Lovin’

February 2nd, 2012

Umpire’s wonderful new single ‘Supply Chins’, off their frighteningly awesome 2011 debut album Now We’re Active, had a sweet little write up over at the fantastic Australian zine Mess + Noise.  Check out the post here and download the track for free here.