Labels In Brief: Rice Is Nice, Two Bright Lakes
News posted Thursday, June 21 2012 at 08:00 AM.
Related: Two Bright Lakes, Rice Is Nice.
– Sydney indie Rice Is Nice are throwing a party in their hometown next month. The occasion: a mysterious new signing, who will perform a (not so) “secret” set at The Annandale on July 1. Virtually the label’s entire roster will perform including The Laurels, Straight Arrows, SPOD, Donny Benét, Richard In Your Mind, Seja and Shady Lane, as well as a DJ set by Seekae, who recently performed at the Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney. Pre-sale tickets are $10 via www.riceisnice.net/store, or $13 on the door.
– Hard to believe, but Melbourne’s Two Bright Lakes are five years old. Since forming in 2007, the artist-run label has put out some great records by the likes of Nick Huggins, Kid Sam, Otouto, Oscar + Martin and Seagull; put on shows across the country; scored themselves an Australian Music Prize nomination; and are co-curators of the annual Sugar Mountain festival. To celebrate half a decade, they’re bringing out Philly beatmaker Knxwledge for his first Australian show. It'll all take place at The Mercat Basement in Melbourne on July 20, with Oscar + Martin, Fox & Sui and Two Bright Lakes DJs also on the bill. Tickets on sale here.