• Sweet Whirl releases remix single with Andras and Rachow versions

    Melbourne singer-songwriter par excellence Sweet Whirl returns with two remixes of her signature tune Sweetness from recent debut album How Much Works. Electronic auteur Andras contributes a dub reimagining full of space and mystery. Andras’ relationship with Chapter stretches back to the wonderful Andras & Oscar album Café Romantica in 2014. Andras’ recent album Joyful for Beats In Space was rapturously received. Rachow is a […]
  • Gregor releases second single Senseless from new album Destiny

    Melbourne prog-pop eccentric Gregor releases Senseless, the second single from his new album Destiny. The epic, insistent track was just premiered with a great writeup on Weirdo Wasteland, who called the track “a lavish and many-sided track that showcases the artist’s musical dexterity.” About the new single, Gregor himself says “Senseless is an exploration in tangential groove dedicated to the repetitive cycle of […]
  • NO ZU return with covers of Hunters & Collectors & Bryan Ferry

    Melbourne’s irrepressible “heat beat” collective NO ZU come charging back with a double A-side covers single. They deliver a swaggering version of Talking To A Stranger by Oz-Rock icons Hunters & Collectors, and the razor sharp disco of Sensation by Bryan Ferry. NO ZU’s take on Talking To A Stranger is accompanied by a video recorded in February at Something Unlimited Festival. It captures the sensual charisma and heaving energy […]

    See the World is the third single from Melbourne project Thibault’s upcoming debut album Or Not Thibault. It comes out today with a gently beautiful video, suffused with wonder at the natural world. The video was directed by Ashley Goodall, who also designed the Thibault album cover and has made videos for White Fence, Stonefield, […]
  • Chloe Alison Escott reveals first single and video from new piano album

    Stars Under Contract is the new solo album by Chloe Alison Escott, renowned as the frontwoman for Hobart, Tasmania’s cult post-punk duo the Native Cats. Today Chloe releases the first single I Know the Soul By Its Presence in Others, with a video directed by Izzy Almaz. About the video, Chloe says “Izzy Almaz and […]
  • Gregor reveals first single + video from new album Destiny

    Melbourne prog-pop eccentric Gregor has just revealed The Rock (and the Stars), the first single from his new album Destiny. The quizzical, gently beautiful track has an endearing homemade video, featuring the artist and his cat Bug traversing hand-drawn, animated landscapes. Gregor just hosted a Youtube premiere of the video, which can be seen here. About The Rock (and the Stars), Gregor says: “I was searching […]
  • Flat rate local Delivery for Northcote and surrounding suburbs

    As we’re sitting around at home most of the day, we at Chapter have decided to offer flat rate shipping on physical orders in the suburbs surrounding our lovely home base of Northcote. For just $8 we’ll hand deliver (socially distanced, hand-sanitised) records to your door. You can order as much stuff as you like […]
  • Our new downbeat/ambient compilation Midnight Meditations – all the info

    Our new downbeat/ambient compilation Midnight Meditations is out today. Here’s a handy info sheet with background and links for all the artists involved. 1. Yirinda – Nhaya (To See) Yirinda’s inimitable blend of ancient Aboriginal language and the improvisatory sublime pierces to the core and sidesteps all expectations. Leone and Pankhurst’s music invokes the sounds of […]
  • Sweet Whirl announces debut album and first single Something I Do

    Esther Edquist is Melbourne artist Sweet Whirl. She is also one of the best songwriters you have heard in a very long time. The debut Sweet Whirl album How Much Works is out May 29 on ltd white vinyl, black vinyl and digital. Pre-order here.Gorilla Vs. Bear just premiered the album’s lead single and video Something I […]
  • Crayon Fields reissue out today!

    It’s release day for our deluxe reissue of Crayon Fields 2009 masterpiece All the Pleasures of the World – now on blue green “galaxy swirl” vinyl, with new liner notes, photos and a download card stacked with digital bonus tracks (including covers of Kath Bloom, Abba and Roxette). With its loping bass lines, swooning strings and hypnotic […]
  • Use No Hooks lost recordings 1979-83 on new LP

    Check out “The Hook” as just premiered on The FaderPre-order your LP now on Royal Blue vinyl – out 6 Mar 2020 Chapter Music is very excited to reveal a trove of previously unreleased recordings by early 80s Aussie disco-punk heroes Use No Hooks. The band feature Arne Hanna from Michael Hutchence’s late 80s INXS side-project […]
  • Crayon Fields release deluxe reissue of 2009’s All The Pleasures Of The World

    Pre-order All the Pleasures Of the World on blue-green “galaxy swirl” vinyl here“Transforms classic rock touchstones into something affecting and winning” – Pitchfork “Baroque pop gem recalling The Zombies and The Left Banke” – Brooklyn Vegan“Lysergic lo-fi euphoria of the first-order.” – The TimesMelbourne, Australia minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields released their second album All The Pleasures Of The World in 2009. […]
  • First taste of new EP by Melbourne auteur Sweet Whirl

    Love Songs & Poetry is out on May 3, pre-orders get an immediate download of first single Strange News. Chapter Music welcomes Sweet Whirl, aka Melbourne folk rock auteur Esther Edquist, to the roster with a six song EP released on cassette and digital. Gently rollicking first single Strange News was premiered overnight via UK site Clash. Love […]
  • Chapter teams up with Omnian for US mailorders

    We know postage from Australia can be expensive for our overseas customers, so Chapter has teamed up with the good folk at Omnian Music Group/Captured Tracks to make our catalogue available for mailorder at domestic US prices! Even if you’re from the UK, Europe or elsewhere, you should be able to save a few bucks on […]
  • New Chapter signing Honey 2 Honey release debut single

    Tone of Voice is the first single from A Taste Of, the debut EP by Canberra/Sydney dub R’n’B foursome Honey 2 Honey. The band will play single launches in Melbourne and Sydney in February, as well as a Melbourne support show for labelmate Laura Jean. Originally a duo of Rory Stenning (a stalwart of Canberra’s electronic scene via his […]
  • Supports announce for Laura Jean’s Press Play tour Feb/Mar 2019

    Laura Jean‘s Press Play headline tour starts in just a few weeks, and now we can announce the amazing supports for each show. These are Laura’s first headline dates since her sold out Devotion album launches in July/August 2018. In Sydney, Laura is joined by Marcus Whale (in duo mode) and Bree Van Reyk. In Melbourne she plays with Jade Imagine and mysterious newcomers Honey 2 Honey. In Perth it’s Rabbit Island and Hi. Ok, Sorry., while […]
  • Chapter’s 20% Off Moving Sale

    Chapter is moving! We’re leaving our beloved Clifton Hill headquarters after 11 years and heading to parts unknown (well, Northcote really). So that we don’t have to break our backs moving as many boxes, we’re having a MOVING S A L E!! Use the code moving when you check out via the Chapter webstore or […]
  • Laura Jean reveals new video + 2019 headline tour

    LAURA JEAN ANNOUNCES “PRESS PLAY” TOUR FEB/MAR 2019 + REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “DEVOTION” Laura Jean is excited to announce her Press Play headline tour in February/March 2019, named after the first song from her new album Devotion. These are Laura’s first headline dates since her sold out album launches in July/August. Laura has also shared a stunning new video for Devotion, […]
  • Two new Chapter releases out today – Gregor + Kath Bloom & Loren Connors

    It’s a big release day Friday at Chapter HQ, with two amazing new records out today! GREGOR – SILVER DROP Silver Drop is the debut album by young Melbourne pop eccentric Gregor. It’s a remarkable record, about as touching as anything you’ve heard, but similarly striking for its musical adventurousness. Spacious and delicate, but peppered with acerbic pop moments, the […]
  • The Goon Sax announce Australian album launch shows

    Brisbane nervy pop champs The Goon Sax announce launch dates for their second album We’re Not Talking in November. Full of heart-wrenchingly honest songs of love and disappointment, We’re Not Talking has reverberated around the world, getting a thrashing on BBC 6Music and earning raves everywhere from Pitchfork to Noisey to NPR to MOJO. The band have toured UK, Europe and […]
  • Gregor releases new single This Heat

    After breaking hearts with A Song About Holding Hands, Melbourne pop eccentric Gregor releases the second single from upcoming debut album Silver Drop. Just now premiered via Raven Sings The Blues, This Heat is a woozy faux-reggae ode to summer picnics, or maybe the power of love and affection to transcend the harsh Australian elements. After a 2016 tape loved by Stereogum, Gregor’s official debut album Silver Drop is about as […]
  • School Damage A To X album out now + tour supports announced

    Order A To X now on white vinyl, black vinyl, CD or digital The ace new album A To X by DIY pop charmers School Damage  is out now! Just over a year since their self-titled instant classic debut, A To X focuses School Damage’s simultaneously sharp and wobbly DIY pop aesthetic, taking in the wooziness of Young Marble Giants, […]
  • First ever vinyl reissues for 80s US folk icons Kath Bloom & Loren Connors

    The extraordinary creative partnership of New Haven, CT duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors has haunted psych-folk fans since the early 80s. Kath taught herself guitar during shifts as a janitor at a New Haven cemetery, while Loren’s free-form idiosyncratic style had been developing since the late 60s. Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded […]
  • Montero announces December Australian shows + new video

    Check out the new video for Quantify Adding to an appearance at Meredith Music Festival, psychedelic soft rock heroes Montero announce a headline show Melbourne this December for Thursday 13 December at Howler. These shows cap off a massive year for Montero, who played Barcelona’s huge Primavera Sound festival in June and has toured UK/Europe twice: once […]
  • New EP of remixes for Smokey’s Piss Slave

    In 2015, Chapter Music released How Far Will You Go…?, an extensive reissue of landmark 70s/80s recordings by outrageous Los Angeles leather rocker Smokey. Spanning pre-punk, stoner jams, disco, synth-punk and more, How Far Will You Go…? brought Smokey’s incredible self-released recordings to a new audience, seeing him covered everywhere from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone […]
  • School Damage reveal new single/video Meeting Halfway

    DIY pop charmers School Damage share the new video for their single Meeting Halfway, which features awesome cut-out collage stop animation made by the band’s own Carolyn Hawkins. The track is taken from their forthcoming album A to X, which is due out via Chapter Music on 31 August on white vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital. A To X is the […]
  • Melbourne pop eccentric Gregor announces new single and debut album

    Melbourne pop eccentric Gregor revealed A Song About Holding Hands, the first single from debut album Silver Drop with a premiere overnight via US site BreakThru Radio, who said “his tunes rattle the soul with slow emotional melodies.” Gregor himself says “I sought to express feelings of yearning and intimacy through the simplest and most modest symbol of […]
  • The Goon Sax reveal new single + video + UK/Europe/US tour dates

    Make Time 4 Love is the thrilling new single from Brisbane trio The Goon Sax, taken from their forthcoming album We’re Not Talking, due out on Chapter Music on 14 September (via Wichita Recordings outside Aus/NZ). Having toured UK/Europe with Frankie Cosmos in May, including a sold-out show at London’s Sebright Arms, then played their first ever US shows in June, The Goon […]
  • Supports announced for Laura Jean Devotion album tour

    Revered songwriter Laura Jean announces supports for her upcoming national Devotion album launch tour. Laura has already sold out the first of two Melbourne launches later this month, and heads to Brisbane and Sydney in August. New album Devotion has been getting rapturous reviews and features everywhere from The Australian to Pitchfork, and has appeared in mid year best of lists for the […]
  • Jessica Says EP Downers out now

    Compelling Melbourne artist Jessica Says, a classically trained cellist, returns with a four song EP after her 2017 album Do With Me What U Will. After releasing her debut album We Need To Talk in 2009, Jessica badly injured herself falling from a hotel room window in 2010. Following a long rehabilitation, Jessica retrained as […]
  • Little Ugly Girls release long lost album after more than 20 years

    Stream first single Tractor here Pre-order Little Ugly Girls on LP or digital here – out Aug 3 Legendary Tasmanian riot grrl noise punks Little Ugly Girls formed in Hobart in the very early 90s, but have never released a record until now. New album Little Ugly Girls is officially their debut album, and features […]
  • Laura Jean announces UK/Europe tour with Courtney Barnett Nov 2018

    Fresh from the release of her stunning new album Devotion, Laura Jean is excited to return to UK/Europe in November 2018, for a tour supporting Courtney Barnett, plus select headline shows. Laura says “I am proud to say I have watched Courtney’s rise from ground zero…and now I am excited to say that I am […]
  • Laura Jean’s Devotion is out now

    Laura Jean’s stunning new album Devotion is out now on LP, CD and digital. Loved for her piercing, intimate, folk-based records such as 2014’s AMP-shortlisted Laura Jean and 2011’s A fool who’ll, Laura has worked with producer John Lee (Beaches, Lost Animal) to create an enveloping, deep pop album like nothing she has done before. Initial influences for […]
  • Laura Jean announces national Devotion album launch tour

    Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean launches stunning new album Devotion (out this Friday) with full band shows in July and August 2018.  Loved for her piercing, intimate, folk-based records such as 2014’s AMP-shortlisted Laura Jean and 2011’s A fool who’ll, Laura has worked with producer John Lee (Beaches, Lost Animal) to create an enveloping, deep pop album like nothing she has […]
  • Totally Mild share new video + announce launch tour supports

    Check out the Take Today video below. Fresh from headlining a packed show for our lovely friends, Our Golden Friend, at the Melbourne Museum  over the weekend and in the midst of touring with Belle & Sebastian, Totally Mild have today shared the video for single ‘Take Today‘, premiering now on Pilerats. Filmed and cut together by leading lady Elizabeth Mitchell, the video […]
  • New Laura Jean single and video for Girls On the TV

    Laura Jean has just revealed her life-affirming new single Girls On the TV, with accompanying video directed by renowned photographer Warwick Baker. Gorilla Vs Bear did the premiere, calling Girls On the TV “a beautiful and casually profound expression of Laura Jean’s tender, heartwarming capacity for empathy and compassion.” Stream/download Girls On the TV here, […]
  • The Goon Sax release first single from new album We’re Not Talking

    Beloved Brisbane trio The Goon Sax are back with the first single She Knows from their wonderful/devastating second album We’re Not Talking. The album is out Sep 14 on vinyl/CD/digital via Chapter for Australia/New Zealand and Wichita Recordings for the rest of the world. You can stream/download She Knows here, and pre-order We’re Not Talking […]
  • Lorde loves Laura Jean’s new single Touchstone

    Great to see Lorde tweet to her almost 8 million followers about how much she’s loving the dreamy new Laura Jean single Touchstone. Lorde called Touchstone “maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love I’ve ever seen”. She also quoted some of the lyrics, then @ed a bunch of her friends […]
  • Laura Jean reveals first single + video from stunning new album Devotion

    Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean returns with the first single and video from upcoming new album Devotion. Devotion is a stunning artistic about-face from Laura Jean. Loved for her piercing, intimate, folk-based albums such as 2014’s Laura Jean and 2011’s A fool who’ll, Laura has worked with producer John Lee (Beaches, Lost Animal) to create […]
  • New Totally Mild video for From One Another

    Just premiered via Culture Collide, Totally Mild have delivered a stunning video for their stunning single From One Another from new album Her. The mostly one-take video, directed by Tobias Willis, continues the story of the red-dressed protagonist from Her‘s first video for Today Tonight, and includes a host of Melbourne artists and musicians in […]
  • Totally Mild’s new album Her out today!

    Hey hey it’s release day for the superlatively beautiful new Totally Mild album Her! You can grab it on limited pink vinyl, black vinyl, CD or digital from us, while Vinyl Me Please have a members’ exclusive green vinyl version. Plus of course it’s in all the best record stores and digital emporia you can […]
  • New Totally Mild single + album launch dates

    Lush pop angels Totally Mild can reveal the next single From One Another from their stunning new album Her, which is out on Chapter on Feb 23. The track was premiered overnight by UK site The 405. Totally Mild are also excited to announce Australian album launch dates for May/June, after they return from SXSW […]
  • new Montero album out now!

    Happy release day for the wonderful new Montero album Performer! It’s out today on frog green vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital. We have just a few left of the Ben Montero colouring books that come with early physical orders through our webstore or Bandcamp, and only a handful of the green vinyl copies for […]
  • New Montero video for Running Race + album pre-orders

    International soft rock visionary and cartoon auteur Montero shares new single Running Race from his forthcoming album Performer. The song premiered via Stereogum, who said “Ben Montero sounds the way his cartoons feel: vibrant with a melancholic tinge.” Running Race also comes with an amazing stop-motion claymation video created by Melbourne legend Sean McAnulty. The […]
  • New Totally Mild video for Lucky Stars + album pre-orers

    Totally Mild have made an amazing video for latest single Lucky Stars, featuring a one take, live in studio performance by the band’s golden-voiced Elizabeth Mitchell. Thanks to BrooklynVegan for the premiere, and KEWL for the video. Beautiful new album Her is out on Feb 23 on pink or black vinyl, CD and digital. You […]
  • Montero announce UK/Europe headline tour for Feb 2018

    Having just finished a mammoth tour with Mac DeMarco, soft rock visionary Montero heads back to UK/Europe in Feb 2018 for his first headline tour. New album Performer is out Feb 2 on LP (including limited frog green vinyl copies), CD and digital, with pre-orders available now! Sat 10 February – Liverpool, UK – Shipping […]
  • Totally Mild release new piano ballad Lucky Stars

    Lush Melbourne pop quartet Totally Mild have just released Lucky Stars, the second single from upcoming second album Her. After the elegant, kinetic guitar pop of first single Today Tonight (which topped the AMRAP charts and earned raves from Brooklyn Vegan, Clash Magazine and the Herald Sun), Lucky Stars is stripped-back and strikingly beautiful. The […]
  • Dayglo bake-off video for School Damage’s The Bus

    School Damage have just released a super sweet new video for The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down, from their recent self-titled album. Directed by Paradise Structures, the dayglo video was premiered by Brooklyn Vegan overnight, and sees School Damage competing in a bake-off where the only winner is you! School Damage have a couple of gigs […]
  • Totally Mild release first single and video from new album Her

    Melbourne lush pop quartet Totally Mild have just revealed the first single and video from their upcoming second album Her. Today Tonight is two minutes thirty seconds of soaring pop bliss, with a video directed by KEWL’s Tobias Willis, referencing classics of faded glamour and isolation like Sunset Boulevard and Woman Under the Influence. About […]
  • Totally Mild sign to Chapter Music + announce new shows

    Chapter Music is very pleased to welcome luminous guitar pop foursome Totally Mild to the roster! Driven by the gorgeous voice and songwriting of Elizabeth Mitchell, alongside Zachary Schneider’s molten guitar heroics, Totally Mild’s 2015 debut Down Time (released by Bedroom Suck in Australia and Fire Records in the UK) was a huge favourite at […]
  • Beaches announce Second Of Spring album launches

    Melbourne psych-rock icons Beaches have bloomed with epic new double album Second Of Spring. Only out since last Friday, the album has already had the ravest of reviews, from Rolling Stone to The Sydney Morning Herald to The Quietus, plus feature albums from RRR, FBI Radio, 2SER and a Song Of the Day from hugely influential Seattle station KEXP. Now they announce […]
  • New Beaches double album Second Of Spring out today

    Psych-rock overlords Beaches‘ epic double album magnum opus Second Of Spring is out today! Get it on double vinyl, CD or digital from the Chapter webstore, Bandcamp or all good record stores and digital stores!
  • New Beaches single and video for Arrow

    Melbourne psych-rock icons Beaches return with the third single from their upcoming epic double album Second Of Spring – and it’s the catchiest one yet! Arrow is classic Beaches – a huge riff lifted heavenward by massed guitars, layered vocals and driving percussion. What’s more there’s a great video for Arrow, filmed by Beaches’ own Antonia Sellbach. It features footage from abstract […]
  • Beaches announce new single + album pre-orders

    After the bracing sonic blast that was Void, the first single from Beaches‘ epic new double album Second Of Spring, the Melbourne psych rock icons can now reveal fiery second single When You’re Gone. Premiered overnight via Brooklyn Vegan, When You’re Gone is Beaches at their catchiest and most direct, but with all the quintet’s legendary guitar power. First single […]
  • School Damage reveal new video + announce album tour dates

    Melbourne wonky popmeisters School Damage have just premiered an awesomely manic video for Gasbagging via Noisey. The video, for one of the catchiest tracks from School Damage‘s new debut album School Damage, is directed by Sean McAnulty and Alex McLaren (who have made videos for Ausmuteants, Orb and the Murlocs), with illustrations by the band’s own Carolyn Hawkins. Carolyn […]
  • Beaches release first single from new double album Second Of Spring

    Australian psych rock superheroes Beaches return with their third album, an epic double LP entitled Second Of Spring – Chapter Music’s first ever double album by a single artist. Blending darkly woozy psych rock with hypnotic post-punk, Second Of Spring takes Beaches even further out, to where the pyramid meets the eye – a vast, enveloping sonic landscape, filled with extended instrumentals, […]
  • Montero signs to Chapter Music – tours UK/Europe with Mac DeMarco in Nov

    Chapter is excited to announce a new signing in the form of widescreen soft rock maestro Montero, aka artist and musician Ben Montero. To celebrate, Montero is being taken on tour throughout UK and Europe by none other than Mac DeMarco in November. Following on from 2013’s incredible The Loving Gaze via Mistletone Records (we […]
  • New Jessica Says video for Xanax Baby

    The wild and enticing new Jessica Says album Do With Me What U Will is out now on vinyl, CD and digital, and launch dates have been announced for July. To top it all off, here’s a new video for album opener Xanax Baby, directed by the impeccable Geoffrey O’Connor. Thanks to theMusic.com.au for the […]
  • The Stevens new single + album pre-orders

    Melbourne scratchy pop favourites The Stevens reveal Pulling All The Facts Together, the second single from their simply titled new album Good. First single Chancer was premiered on NPR last month, and now Noisey has the scoop on Pulling All The Facts Together, calling it “a song that brims with harmonies and pop smarts.” What’s […]
  • Jessica Says announces album launches for July

    Melbourne pop-noir superstar Jessica Says has made a svelte splash with new album Do With Me What U Will – including premieres on the Fader and I-D, great write-ups in Frankie, the Music and Broadsheet, and a single of the week for Beat! A classically trained cellist, Jessica moves seamlessly between hi-sheen pop and dark, string-driven confessionals. Do With […]
  • School Damage & Asphixiation albums out now + Holy Balm launches announced

    We have two big, big records out now on Chapter, and Holy Balm are launching their remix 12″ with Sydney and Melbourne shows in July! It’s release day for the self-titled debut album by wobble pop foursome School Damage, and the reissue of 1981 post-punk-disco holy grail “What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco’?” by Asphixiation. You […]
  • New School Damage single + album pre-orders

    Noisey just premiered the irresistible new single Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down by Melbourne wobbly pop quartet School Damage. Album pre-orders are also up now. Self-titled debut album School Damage is out June 2 on vinyl and digital. You can pre-order your copy now from Chapter, Bandcamp or digital stores.
  • NO ZU + Holy Balm remix 12″s out now

    Happy release day for Chapter’s first ever remix 12″s! It only took us 25 years, but now we have two out on the same day. In purely alphabetical order, HOLY BALM​ and NO ZU​ present a 12″ EP each of hot remixes from their 2016 albums (Activity and Afterlife respectively). Holy Balm’s Activity Mixes features mixes by […]
  • Chapter reissues 1981 post-punk-disco gem by Asphixiation – with video!

    Check out the video for Aural Risk, which was shown once on Australian TV in the early 80s and hasn’t been seen since! “What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco’?” is a landmark Australian post-punk artefact, originally released in 1981 as an LP with accompanying 12” single. One of the first records from the Australian underground to […]
  • School Damage release first single from debut album on Chapter

    Chapter is all geed up because we’ve just signed Melbourne’s wobble-pop wonders School Damage. Their amazingly catchy self-titled debut album is due out in June on vinyl and digital, and first single Tall Poppies was just premiered by BrooklynVegan. You can grab the single via the Chapter webstore, digital stores or Bandcamp. You can check […]
  • NO ZU remixed by Konk’s Jonny Sender + tour dates

    Last year we shared the amazing remix of NO ZU‘s Body2Body by Manchester punk funk icons A Certain Ratio. Now we can reveal another track from the forthcoming BODY2BODY2BODY remix 12″, by another of NO ZU’s all time heroes. This time it’s Jonny Sender from NYC 80s legends Konk, tackling Spirit Beat. BODY2BODY2BODY is out on 12″ […]
  • New run of Chapter t-shirts

    We’ve just done up a new run of  t-shirts (as modeled here by the lovely Goon Sax). Get the classic Chapter logo in three colour ways – white on black, pink on white or blue on white! Gildan men’s cut t-shirts in S to XL – hurry, they won’t last! Grab yours here.
  • Jessica Says reveals new video via The Fader + album pre-orders

    The amazing Jessica Says has just premiered her new single and video via The Fader. Rock Candy is a dreamy, playful fantasy of masculine beauty, and is the second single from Jessica’s upcoming new album Do With Me What U Will. The song is produced by Jessica alongside electronic auteur Darcy Baylis and Jessica’s longstanding […]
  • First vinyl reissue of David Chesworth’s 1979 minimal synth classic

    Chapter Music is excited to announce the first ever vinyl reissue of Melbourne post-punk icon David Chesworth’s pioneering 1979 debut 50 Synthesizer Greats! The reissue is out March 31, grab it on vinyl or digital now from the Chapter website or Bandcamp and receive five tracks from the album as instant downloads. Originally self-released on […]
  • Jessica Says announces summer dates

    2017 is set to become a pivotal year for Melbourne pop-noir artist Jessica Says. Her second album Do With Me What U Will  is coming out on Chapter Music in early 2017, featuring production from the likes of Geoffrey O’Connor (Crayon Fields), Darcy Baylis & Travis Cook (Collarbones). Jessica launched the album’s misty first single […]
  • A Certain Ratio rework NO ZU for new EP

    Melbourne Heat Beat octet NO ZU present a EP of remixed/reworked tracks from their 2016 album Afterlife, including new versions of Body2Body and Spirit Beat by their 80s post-punk heroes A Certain Ratio and Jonny Sender of Konk. The Body2Body – Do The Du ZU rework by A Certain Ratio represents the Manchester icons’ first […]
  • Chapter Music + Polyester Records End Of Year party

    Chapter and Polyester Records team up for an end of year party with an amazing lineup across the front and back rooms. friendships HABITS Hit the Jackpot Nun School Damage Time For Dreams Twerps All proceeds go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Friday December 16 The Tote Hotel Tickets here
  • Jessica Says – new video and single launch details

    Melbourne pop noir artiste Jessica Says has just released a video for The Fairest Of Them All, lead single from her new album Do With Me What U Will. The video was directed by Sydney enfant terrible Jonno Révanche and edited by Jessica’s longterm collaborator Geoffrey O’Connor. It’s a misty, mysterious, alluring conflation of Lolita […]
  • Jessica Says announces new album and premieres first single

    Chapter is pleased to announce that Melbourne pop noir siren Jessica Says will release her long-awaited second album Do With Me What U Will on vinyl and digital in early 2017. First single Fairest Of Them All was produced by Darcy Baylis and recorded by Geoffrey O’Connor. “Fairest Of them All is about being a […]
  • The Cannanes A Love Affair With Nature release day + Melbourne launch

    Today is release day for something very close to our hearts here at Chapter Music – a deluxe picture disc vinyl reissue of A Love Affair With Nature, the 1989 second album by DIY pop icons The Cannanes. The band also announce a Melbourne launch, Sunday afternoon November 27 at the Tote Hotel, with School Damage and more. A […]
  • Laura Jean launches Our Swan Song vinyl reissue + with strings + Nadia Reid (NZ)!

    Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean embarks on a national tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary limited vinyl reissue of her debut album Our Swan Song. Laura will play in Melbourne and Sydney backed by the amazing Letter String Quartet and drummer David Williams (Augie March), playing an overview of her decade-long career. In Sydney, Wollongong […]
  • The Cannanes picture disc reissue of 1989 classic A Love Affair With Nature

    As just scooped on Brooklyn Vegan, Chapter Music is very pleased to announce a deluxe vinyl picture disc reissue of A Love Affair With Nature, the 1989 second album by Australian DIY icons The Cannanes. Out Friday September 16, the reissue comes with new liner notes, an extensive PDF booklet and a full 13 digital bonus tracks, […]
  • Holy Balm new album Activity out today!

    The miraculous new HOLY BALM album Activity comes out today on vinyl and digital! You can get it from any number of wonderful places, like for instance your local record store, or via the Chapter webstore, Bandcamp, Spotify/iTunes/Google etc etc. Album launch tour dates have been announced for September too, head over here to check […]
  • Holy Balm album stream + launch dates announced

    Sydney wonky house heroes Holy Balm are streaming their new album Activity all this week via Broadsheet, and have just announced album tour dates for September! Activity has been wowing the world since fancy first single Fashion was announced in May. The impending album (out this Friday) has been written up on the likes of […]
  • New Holy Balm track Clandestine and album pre-orders

    Brooklyn Vegan have just premiered hot new track Clandestine from Holy Balm’s upcoming second album Activity. It’s a 7 minute banger that might just be about banging! Activity is out on vinyl and digital on August 5, but pre-orders are now live on our webstore and Bandcamp, with iTunes/Google/Amazon pre-orders starting tomorrow (Friday July 15). […]
  • Laura Jean reissues debut album Our Swan Song on vinyl

    LAURA JEAN REISSUES LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM OUR SWAN SONG ON VINYL In 2006, Laura Jean released her debut album Our Swan Song on CD, via awesome label Unstable Ape. A lush, pastoral folk journey, the album introduced Laura as a powerful new voice in Australian music. The album’s first single I’m A Rabbit, I’m A […]
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    Holy Balm premiere new video for Fashion

    Not only have Holy Balm made the hottest single of the southern hemisphere fall/winter 2016 season, now they’ve got a tres chic video to boot! Check out the amazing video for Fashion below, as premiered by i-D and featuring a cameo from sexy saxist Marcus Whale. You can grab the single from our webstore, Bandcamp […]
  • Holy Balm Fashion it the way they want

    Sydney oddball house trio Holy Balm released their debut album It’s You in 2012 (via RIP Society in Australia and Not Not Fun internationally), and it was a firm favourite at Chapter HQ, as were their sweaty, fun-filled live shows. Now we’re really excited to be putting out their much anticipated second album Activity later […]
  • Pikelet’s Tronc out now

    Happy Tronc release day! Pikelet‘s fourth album length release for Chapter is out now on cassette and digital. Melbournites can catch Pikelet on Saturday May 7 at Polyester Records playing a free all-ages instore with labelmates Gregor. Event page here. Otherwise the official tape launch is Saturday May 21 at Hugs & Kisses, with Ninetynine […]
  • Stream Pikelet’s Tronc this week via Tonedeaf

    Pikelet’s new release Tronc isn’t out til this Friday, but you can now stream it in its glorious entirety via Tone Deaf! Tronc is out this Friday on cassette and digital, if you pre-order now via our webstore or Bandcamp you’ll get two tracks The Neighbour’s Grass and Interface Dystopia as immediate downloads. Pikelet is also […]
  • Pikelet returns with Tronc + new video + launch announced

    Melbourne exploratory art-synth performer Pikelet returns with album-length recording Tronc, to be released on cassette and digital by Chapter Music on Friday May 6. Over the years Pikelet has gone through numerous permutations, all centred around the indomitable Evelyn Morris, now recognised as one of the most adventurous and compelling voices in Melbourne music. Tronc […]
  • Gregor launches Thoughts & Faults

    Melbourne unique talent Gregor launches his debut tape Thoughts & Faults on Chapter Music. Thoughts & Faults is a collection of 14 inquisitive, eccentric home recordings, which range from brief song sketches to a 7 minute, three-part instrumental opus. There are echoes of Durutti Column or Talking Heads, but Gregor has a voice all his […]
  • New Chapter artist Gregor experiences Remorse via Stereogum

    Chapter has just signed 22 year old Melbourne unique talent Gregor, and Stereogum has premiered the track Remorse from his upcoming cassette Thoughts & Faults – check it out here. Thoughts & Faults is a collection of 14 inquisitive, eccentric home recordings, which range from brief song sketches to a 7 minute, three-part instrumental opus. […]
  • New NO ZU video + Aus tour supports + UK/Euro tour announced!

    Melbourne’s Heat Beat hot-bods NO ZU just killed it at Golden Plains and WOMAD over the weekend, but that was just the beginning! UK website The Vinyl Factory just premiered the new video for latest single Spirit Beat – check it out below! NO ZU have also announced supports for their Australian Afterlife album launches […]
  • Goon Sax album out today!

    The Goon Sax‘s ridiculously endearing debut album Up To Anything is out today! You can grab it on CD, vinyl or 320 MP3 from the Chapter webstore. iTunes/Google Play/Spotify type peeps can nab it here. And WAV/FLAC audiophile heads can get it on Bandcamp!
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    Twerps reissue 2009 debut EP as 12″ vinyl LP

    Chapter has just reissued the 2009 debut EP by Twerps as a 12″ vinyl LP, with bonus track, new photos and liner notes from each member of the original lineup! The LP is availble now from the Chapter webstore or Bandcamp (if you want fancy downloads like FLAC or WAV), and is out on iTunes, […]
  • Pre-Order The Goon Sax’ debut album + check out the title track

    The Goon Sax‘ delectable debut album Up To Anything is out on vinyl, digital and CD on 11 march 2016 (April 8 in the UK). Clash Music just premiered the title track here. You can now pre-order the whole thing via the Chapter webstore, any digital outlet you care to name, or Bandcamp. You’ll get […]
  • NO ZU announce album launch tour!

    Melbourne Heat Beat octet NO ZU released their second album Afterlife earlier this month to a deafening roar of delighted approval! They’ve had feature albums on Triple R, FBI, RTR and 2SER, sterling reviews from The Age to Pitchfork, they’re hosting Triple J’s Mix Up program all this month – you name it, NO ZU […]
  • The Goon Sax announce album launch tour

    Brisbane’s masters of teen microdrama The Goon Sax announce national album launch dates for their debut album Up To Anything. The record is released on vinyl, CD and digital on Friday March 11, 2016 – but if you can’t wait til then, you’ll be able to pre-order the album from this Friday! Louis, Riley and […]
  • Twerps + Holy Balm = final announcement for Chapterfest 24!

    Saturday March 5 is fast approaching, which means Chapterfest 24 is just around the corner. Today we’re excited to announce the final acts for our annual label hootenanny – Twerps and Holy Balm! Janky pop foursome Twerps are fresh from packing out the National Gallery of Victoria, and have a quick trip to NZ coming […]
  • Chapterfest 24 – new lineup announcement!

    Next month, Chapter Music celebrates its 24th birthday – a double dirty dozen years in the good old Australian music biz – with Chapterfest 24, a stonking big stack of bands at the Gasometer Hotel on Saturday March 5! The Goon Sax, Little Ugly Girls, The Stevens and Crayon Fields made up the first lineup […]
  • NO ZU stream new album Afterlife!

    Melbourne’s inimitable Heat Beat explorers NO ZU release their new album Afterlife this Friday on vinyl and digital. Everyone’s very excited about the record coming out, but if you really just can’t wait another minute, then you can stream the whole thing for the rest of the week via Thump US! Here’s what NO ZU’s […]
  • New NO ZU single Spirit Beat + album pre-order

    Unstoppable heat beat octet NO ZU have just revealed new single Spirit Beat, the latest from their upcoming album Afterlife. Thanks to Juno Plus for the premiere! From tomorrow (Friday Jan 15) you can pre-order Afterlife on vinyl or digital via the Chapter webstore, Bandcamp or iTunes, and get instant 320 MP3 downloads of singles […]
  • 2015 – the year that was (according to various Chapter luminaries)

    2015 was a whale of a year here at Chapter HQ! We put out epochal new albums from Twerps and Dick Diver, Crayon Fields waltzed back into our lives after a six year break, the Smokey reissue we worked on for five years finally came out and bowled everyone over, and we put out new […]
  • First lineup announcement for Chapterfest 24

    Chapter Music celebrates it’s 24th birthday in 2016 with the return of ChapterFest! The roughly annual shindig took a breather in 2015 but is back, reinvigorated under the retractable roof of new home The Gasometer Hotel. On Saturday March 5, Chapterfest 24 presents a stellar first lineup announcement of Crayon Fields, The Stevens, The Goon […]
  • New Goon Sax video for “Boyfriend”

    Are you ready for exactly three minutes of shamble-pop perfection, visually accompanied by helium-filled goon saxes and the most solemn comic acting this side of Buster Keaton? You are? Well here’s the brand new video for The Goon Sax’s latest single Boyfriend, as just premiered on Noisey. The Goon Sax’s debut album Up To Anything […]
  • New Goon Sax single Boyfriend – Marc Riley and Stereogum premieres!

    Winsome Brisbane wunderkinder The Goon Sax have just released a rad new single Boyfriend. It was premiered overnight on BBC6 by Marc Riley, and then Stereogum did the web premiere! Boyfriend is the second single from The Goon Sax’s forthcoming debut album Up To Anything, which Chapter will release in April 2016.
  • Have you seen the new Goon Sax video?

    Teenage Brisbane pop trio The Goon Sax just premiered the video for debut single Sometimes Accidentally via nme.com, and it’s the most ridiculously endearing thing you’ll see in a long time! Filmed and edited by friend Myles Van Ryan, the video enacts singer James Harrison’s firsthand account of high school crushes, junk food binges and […]
  • Check out the first new Guy Blackman release in seven years!

    Senior Chapter executive Guy Blackman just put out his first new record in 7 years! It’s part of Canadian label Kingfisher Bluez’ singles club Buddy System, a series of 7″ singles each curated by a different record label. Flying Nun, Slumberland, K and others are involved – sign up for the vinyl singles club here, […]
  • Crayon Fields new video + vinyl has arrived!

    The beautiful vinyl version of Crayon Fields‘ new album No One Deserves You just turned up today at Chapter HQ. You can grab a copy from the Chapter webstore now, or it will hit Aus stores in the next few days. The band have also just dropped an eye-boggling new video for the slick single […]
  • Primitive Calculators play Crystal Ballroom reunion show

    A new look Primitive Calculators play a rare show tomorrow night (Sat Oct 10) at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda. Beyond The Crystal Ballroom – Harry Howard & The NDE + PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS feat. Pocket Calculators on back up vox + Taipan Tiger Girls (feat. Ollie Olsen) Saturday 10 Oct, 2015. Doors 8PM MEMO […]
  • NO ZU flex their video muscle in Ui Yia Uia

    Check out the bonkers new video for NO ZU‘s new single Ui Yia Uia, premiered on KCRW. It was shot in a Melbourne’s steamy Dream Gentlemen’s Club and features (amongst other things) a kangaroo, a gong and three very bronzed bodybuilders. Ui Yia Uia is the first single from NO ZU’s new album Afterlife, due out on Chapter […]
  • Exclusive Crayon Fields album stream

    The long-awaited new album No One Deserves You by euphoric Melbourne pop foursome Crayon Fields is out this Friday on digital and CD (with vinyl coming next month). All this week you can stream the album exclusively via Konbini. Once you fall in love with the album, you can pre-order it on vinyl, CD or digital via […]
  • New Jonny Telafone video directed by Jonnine HTRK + Bigsound details

    The new video for Jonny Telafone‘s Waking up Crying, just premiered on Noisey, is shot and directed by close friends Jonnine Standish, ‘Jonny’ of HTRK fame, and Frank Valvo, founder of the iconic Fur Hairdressing in Melbourne. After becoming obsessed with Jonny Telafone’s live show, they approached him with the idea of capturing his unusually emotional performance on film. The song, featuring a verse […]
  • Chapter signs the The Goon Sax + releases debut single Sometimes Accidentally

    Chapter Music is excited to announce a new signing in the form of Brisbane teenagers Louis Forster, Riley Jones and James Harrison, aka The Goon Sax. The Goon Sax are the first band Chapter has ever signed after being sent unsolicited demos. We were immediately bowled over by their combination of disarming honesty and songwriting […]
  • Crayon Fields announce album launch dates + new single

    Melbourne euphoric pop icons Crayon Fields announce November launches for their forthcoming third album No One Deserves You. Crayon Fields also announce the album’s second single Love Won’t Save You – check it out in its full glory here. Love Won’t Save You is a slyly elegant follow-up to the album’s infectious first single She’s My Hero. Out September 25, No One Deserves You is Crayon Fields’ first album since 2009’s All the Pleasures Of the World, […]
  • NO ZU sign to Chapter + release new single!

    Check out the premiere of Ui Yia Uia on Test Pressing! Chapter Music is excited to announce it has signed Melbourne’s unstoppable Heat Beat pioneers NO ZU. Chapter will release NO ZU’s second album Afterlife on vinyl and digital in early 2016. The band have existed since 2007, and released first album Life in 2012, but […]
  • New Andras & Oscar EP out today

    Andras & Oscar‘s new EP (I Know) What You Want is released digitally today via Chapter Music! Get your copy from the Chapter webstore, iTunes or Bandcamp. If you enjoyed Andras (Fox) & Oscar (Key Sung)’s brilliant 2014 album Cafe Romantica, new EP (I Know) What You Want should be essential listening. The title track picks up where Cafe Romantica left off, with the duo once again conjuring a perfect balance between soulful […]
  • Crayon Fields premiere new video

    Earlier this month Melbourne euphoric pop band Crayon Fields released their new single She’s My Hero, the first new music from them in six years. Now there’s a video for the single, directed by the band’s own Geoffrey O’Connor. Check out the video below or the premiere via Brooklyn Vegan. New album No One Deserves You is out […]
  • Crayon Fields return with new single + album details

    Euphoric Melbourne pop quartet Crayon Fields return with new single She’s My Hero, the first taster from No One Deserves You, their first new album in six years! No One Deserves You is out on Chapter Music on vinyl, CD or digital on September 25, 2015. Pre-order a copy from the Chapter webstore and get an […]
  • Hear Smokey’s “Leather” and read Dangerous Minds interview

    Check out the reissue premiere of cult 70s icon Smokey‘s “Leather” (originally released in 1974 on his own S&M Records), as well as a great interview on Dangerous Minds. Chapter’s reissue compilation How Far Will You Go? is out June 23 on vinyl, CD and digital. Pick up your copy from the the Chapter webstore, Bandcamp […]
  • Chapter reissues US 70s gay leather rocker Smokey

    Check out the title track How Far Will You Go…? just premiered on Aquarium Drunkard. And pick up a pre-order of the album on vinyl, CD or digital here, with an instant download of the title track. Chapter Music is excited to present the first ever reissue of wild and outlandish 1970s LA pre-punk icons […]
  • 90s cult heroes Doublechin reform for one Melbourne gig

    DOUBLECHIN, Melbourne slacker pop’s indolent but loveable uncles, play a very rare show at the Wesley Anne on Friday April 24 with The Ancients and Inevitable Orbit. DOUBLECHIN crystallised in 1995 when members of acclaimed Perth art-rockers Mustang! combined with the boy from Brisvegas legends Clag to produce the most infectious and deep-fried earworms of […]
  • New Dick Diver video for Year In Pictures

    Premiered overnight on Paste Magazine, Dick Diver have gone all Greg Norman in the new video for Year In Pictures, from their sumptuous new third album Melbourne, Florida. Check out the video below. Filmed in Super 8 by Julia Suddenly and Lyndon Blue (and edited by Jacob Strasser) , Year In Pictures sees Dick Diver don slacks (or in […]
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    Dick Diver album out today!

    Dick Diver’s third album Melbourne, Florida is out today! Grab your copy on vinyl, CD or digital from the Chapter webstore (or iTunes or Bandcamp!) There’s a high school quiz night question that asks “What do Jim Morrison and Kylie Minogue have in common?” You could insert Dick Diver into that question and (according to […]
  • Twerps add third Melbourne album launch + announce supports

    With tickets to their two Melbourne album launch shows selling real fast, disarming pop foursome Twerps announce a third Melbourne show to launch brand new album Range Anxiety. They’re also excited to announce full details of who they’ll be playing with at each show. Range Anxiety came out in late January to some of the best notices of […]
  • Laura Jean + Aldous Harding on tour!

    LAURA JEAN ANNOUNCES APRIL/MAY NATIONAL TOUR WITH ALDOUS HARDING Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean heads out on a rare Australian headline tour in April, joined by NZ’s Aldous Harding. It has been a big 12 months for Laura, starting with recording in the UK with famed producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius) at the beginning of last year. […]
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    New Dick Diver album streaming this week on Broadsheet

    It’s not out until this Friday, but all this week you can stream Dick Diver‘s undeniable third album Melbourne, Florida via Broadsheet – check it out here! Both slicker and more eccentric than celebrated prior efforts Calendar Days and New Start Again, the new album was recorded with Mikey Young (again) in a shack in […]
  • Twerps announce Aus tour dates + new video + UK/Europe tour!

    Melbourne pop conquerors Twerps are taking off around the nation to launch their second album Range Anxiety, and to celebrate they’ve released a new video for snappy pop hit Stranger. The stop-action video (just premiered on DIY Mag) was miraculously created by new Twerps bassist Gus Lord on his iPhone – have a look at […]
  • Jonny Telafone Romeo Must Cry Cover

    Jonny Telafone album release day + tour announce!

    Post-apocalyptic R’n’B man-myth Jonny Telafone releases his first bona fide album Romeo Must Cry today, on vinyl, CD and digital. He also announces a run of album launches in March/April. Romeo Must Cry presents a darkly sexual near future, where oblivion lurks around every corner, but human connections can still be made amidst a gleaming metropolis. The album […]
  • Jonny Telafone premieres new video

    Less than 24 hours before Jonny Telafone unleashes new album Romeo Must Cry on the world, here’s a new video for the apocalyptic epic Inferno. Directed by Jonny himself, the video (and song) features fearsome fretwork from The Ocean Party’s Liam Halliwell. Romeo Must Cry is out Friday February 6, 2015, on vinyl and digital […]
  • New Dick Diver track Tearing The Posters Down

    A new track from Dick Diver’s upcoming third album Melbourne, Florida just premiered via Noisey, and it’s a nervy pop gem! Tearing the Posters Down follows December’s Waste the Alphabet, and sets a pretty happening scene for Melbourne, Florida, which comes out in Chapter Music on vinyl, CD and digital on March 6. You can […]
  • Kath Bloom premiere on Brooklyn Vegan

    Here’s a beautiful track from the new Kath Bloom album Pass Through Here, just premiered on BrooklynVegan. The song is like a mini-history of the last 35+ years of Kath’s music. Pass Through Here is out Feb 6 on Chapter on vinyl, CD and digital, you can pre-order via iTunes, the Chapter webstore or Bandcamp.
  • Twerps release day + Primavera and more!

    Excitement has totally mounted the curb for Twerps‘ second album Range Anxiety, which rolls out today in Aus/NZ on Chapter Music! The band have just been announced for Primavera Sound in Barcelona in May, marking the band’s first trip to Europe. Hype Machine are streaming the album until the US release date (Jan 27 via Merge Records). The stream has […]
  • Cannanes Communicating

    Cannanes great lost album available again

    Celebrating their 30th birthday this year, The Cannanes are all time heroes here at Chapter Music. Their awesome 2000 album Communicating At An Unknown Rate has just been given a Lost Album rave via the Double J website. To celebrate, we have made the album digitally available for the first time ever, you can get it via […]
  • Laura Jean shortlisted for the AMP

    Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean‘s incredible self-titled album has been shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Music Prize. Alongside records by the likes of Total Control, Blank Realm and Chet Faker, Laura Jean is just one of nine to make the prestigious shortlist. The nomination sees Laura in contention to join hallowed company like Eddy Current […]
  • Twerps score Pitchfork Best New Track – Again!

    Melbourne pop foursome Twerps were bestowed one of music’s highest honours yesterday when they received a Best New Track from internet music bible Pitchfork for their new track I Don’t Mind. The second song on upcoming new album Range Anxiety is a slow-building marvel, beginning simply and unobtrusively, but growing in determination across its five and […]
  • Kath Bloom Pass Through Here Cover

    New Kath Bloom single + album pre-order

    Chapter is very excited to be working with Kath Bloom again, one of our all-time heroes, on her new album Pass Through Here, due out on February 6 on vinyl, CD and digital.. First track Criminal Side was just premiered on Popmatters (check out the Soundcloud stream below) and you can pre-order Pass Through Here on vinyl, CD […]
  • Dick Diver Melbourne Florida Cover

    Dick Diver return with new single + album pre-order

    Dick Diver are back! Melbourne’s celebrated deep pop thinkers return with Waste the Alphabet (check the Soundcloud stream below), a short, sharp pop attack premiered overnight on The Fader. They also announce details of third album Melbourne, Florida. The first single is a novel collaboration for the band. As guitarist Rupert Edwards explains: “Michael Farrell […]
  • Twerps new track “Shoulders” + US tour dates + Melb headline show

    Hear a new track below from Twerps’ much anticipated second album Range Anxiety, as premiered overnight on Brooklyn Vegan and shared on Stereogum. Shoulders is a sweeping folk-rock epic from the pen of NZ-born shredder guitarist Julia McFarlane. You can now get Shoulders if you pre-order Range Anxiety from iTunes, Bandcamp or the Chapter webstore (radical legends who […]
  • Twerps Trailer Video Cap

    A glimpse into the psyche of a Twerp via new album trailer

    Marty from Twerps has put together a new trailer offering a revealing glimpse into the psyche of an aspiring musician, alongside tantalising excerpts of songs from their forthcoming album Range Anxiety. Range Anxiety is released Friday January 23 on Chapter Music for Australia/New Zealand, and January 27 on Merge Records for the rest of the world. Pre-order […]
  • Chapter end of year sale!

    Chapter’s having a big sale til the end of the year via our website and Australian record stores. Everything pre-2014 is going cheap, including some of our biggest hits like Twerps, Dick Diver, Beaches and the Can’t Stop It! compilations. Check out our webstore, or head down to your favourite record emporium to pick up […]
  • The Cannanes Tempus Fugit

    Cannanes release free tribute to Gough Whitlam

    Sydney/Bendigo pop icons The Cannanes have recorded a pop tribute to recently departed former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Stream or download it free from the Chapter webstore, Soundcloud or Bandcamp. The Cannanes’ Fran Gibson writes – “On 11 November 1975, my modern history teacher ran into my classroom. In a shocked tone, she told the class that […]
  • New Darren Sylvester video in vocal and karaoke versions

    Imagine a world where you could stumble into a late night karaoke bar and belt out your favourite Chapter Music hits. Sounds like paradise, right? Well that’s the utopian world that cross-disciplinary art visionary Darren Sylvester envisages in his new video for Fresh Face, the fourth single from his 2013 opus Off By Heart. As the screen […]
  • Andras & Oscar album launch tour announced

    Casual house superstars Andras & Oscar, aka Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung, announce launch dates for their debonair debut album Café Romantica. Released officially just last week, the album has been hitting sweet spots all around the world. Here’s a few choice quotes: “This album does not just get listened to, it possesses you […]
  • Twerps announce new single, new video, new album + new tour dates!

    Melbourne pop foursome Twerps are excited to announce the release of second album Range Anxiety. Chapter Music will release the album for Australia and New Zealand on January 23, 2015, while iconic US label Merge Records will release it for the rest of the world on January 27. The first taste of Range Anxiety is […]
  • Stream Andras & Oscar’s Cafe Romantica

    Andras & Oscar’s debut album Cafe Romantica is released this Friday by Chapter Music (and Dopeness Galore outside Australia/New Zealand). All this week you can stream the album exclusively via just two channels. UK site thefourohfive.com has the international scoop, while tonedeaf.com.au has the Australian premiere. Cafe Romantica is released on vinyl and digital by Chapter Music […]
  • MMW presents Chapterfest 22

    Chapter Music and Melbourne Music Week are teaming up again to present Chapterfest 22, an afternoon of musical awesomeness at MMW’s 2014 hub venue at Queen Victoria Market. Psych-rock deities Beaches present new material to follow their rightfully-lauded, Australian Music Prize-nominated album She Beats (2013). Little Ugly Girls, the legendary Hobart/Melbourne noise punks, reform in advance of the release of […]
  • Laura Jean + Jack Ladder swap album launch supports

    Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean and Sydney’s darkly debonair Jack Ladder are teaming up to support each other at upcoming album launches. Jack Ladder solo can now be announced as main support for Laura’s Sydney album launch on Friday October 24 at Red Rattler, with the Singing Skies as opening act. Laura Jean will then support Jack Ladder […]
  • New single and video for Jonny Telafone

    Post-apocalyptic R’n’B man-myth Jonny Telafone returns with The Prayer, produced with Alex Akers from Foreces. It’s the first single from his upcoming album Romeo Must Cry. Check out the video below, directed by Geoffrey O’Connor. Jonny was last heard on his 2012 self-titled release, a 20 track overview of his already staggering career, that came as […]
  • Andras & Oscar new video and album pre-order

    Thump has just premiered a new video for Looking Back, the second single from Andras & Oscar’s forthcoming album Café Romantica. Check it out here. Directed by A.r.t. Wilson, the colourful one-take video assembles friends and family around a moody Oscar and quietly supportive Andras, with nods to Australian dance pop pioneers the Reels and RSPCA ads from the 1980s. You […]
  • Laura Jean album launch supports announced

    Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean is heading out next month to launch her acclaimed self-titled fourth album. Since its release in late August, Laura Jean has been showered in critical plaudits, including an incredibly in-depth and perceptive review on Mess+Noise. Woozy single Don’t Marry the One You Love has even been picked up for Heavy […]
  • New Stevens track + US tour!

    Scratchy pop foursome the Stevens are off to the US for their first overseas tour, and have released a standalone, incredibly catchy single to vibe up the American continent. Download the single here. Here are their dates: 9/4 LA @ Los Globos w/ The Memories 9/6 SF @Hemlock w/ Scott & Charlene’s Wedding 9/10 NY @ Cake […]
  • Tully – exclusive Rolling Stone stream + pre-order

    Check out an exclusive stream of the entire 1970 Tully album now via Rolling Stone! Chapter Music is thrilled to present the first ever reissue of the self-titled debut album by Sydney’s famed prog-psych giants Tully. Tully is released on 5 Sep 2014 on gatefold LP, CD and digital by Chapter. Grab your copy now Originally released […]
  • Laura Jean album out today + launch tour announced!

    Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean releases her self-titled album Laura Jean today, and announces Sydney and Melbourne album launches. Saturday October 4 Presented by Triple R Melbourne – Northcote Social Club supports TBA tickets here Friday October 24 Sydney – Red Rattler supports TBA tickets here Laura Jean alternates between startlingly honest portraits of domestic life, and […]
  • Twerps release new EP + sign to Merge internationally

    Melbourne pop foursome Twerps return with an eight song EP entitled Underlay, released today! It’s the first new material from the band since their much-loved Work It Out/He’s In Stock single from late 2012. Get your copy here It’s also the first new material since the arrival of new drummer Alex Macfarlane (also of fellow […]
  • Laura Jean album stream via Broadsheet

    Broadsheet have an exclusive stream of the new Laura Jean album, until its release this Friday August 22. Check out your first full glimpse of the magnificent album here. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album via the Chapter store, iTunes or Bandcamp.  
  • Geoffrey O’Connor’s Album Launches Announced

    Check out the new video for album slow-burner I Never Cry at the bottom of this post. Suave synth-pop songsmith Geoffrey O’Connor returns with his second solo album Fan Fiction on Chapter Music. The self-produced album, on which he plays almost every instrument, sees Geoffrey refine his late-night vision, exploring obsession, desire and submission in a […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor album ‘Fan Fiction’ just released!

    Fan Fiction, the suave synth-pop album from one-time Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O’Connor is out today! The album is available in three formats being Digital, Deluxe Gold Vinyl or CD. Grab your copy here Anyone wanting to pick up individual tracks, head to Bandcamp or iTunes.
  • Andras & Oscar “Everytime I Go”

    Chapter is very excited to be releasing Cafe Romantica by Andras & Oscar (Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung) in October. First single Every-time I Go was just premiered on Yours Truly SF – check it out! Andras & Oscar are launching the single with a show at Howler Melbourne this Sunday Aug 10 from […]
  • Stream Geoffrey O’Connor’s new album via Rolling Stone

    Geoffrey O’Connor’s suave and slinky second album Fan Fiction is out this Friday, but for those who just can’t wait to marvel at its musical treasures, Rolling Stone is streaming the album exclusively all this week! Pre-order Fan Fiction here or get it via iTunes
  • New Darren Sylvester video for Boys Die Young

    The third video from Darren Sylvester’s sumptuous 2013 album Off By Heart is the best yet! Premiered by Noisey, the clip was directed by Darren and frequent collaborator Alifileti Tuapasi Toki. “It’s a Lost Boys-style girl group” says Darren, “branded and stranded in the garden of Eden, like a modern day Adam and Eve, playing […]
  • New Laura Jean single “Don’t Marry the One You Love”

    Melbourne folk-rock auteur Laura Jean brings us Don’t Marry the One You Love, the new single from her upcoming self-titled album. Check it out here. As premiered today on Tiny Mix Tapes, Don’t Marry is a wry exposition on the dangers of commitment. Laura’s new album is out on vinyl, CD and digital on August 22. It was recorded in the UK […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor album trailer

    Geoffrey O’Connor’s magnificent second album Fan Fiction will be released on August 8. As anticipation mounts, Geoffrey has made this tantalising trailer.
  • Two new Primitive Calculators videos

    First glimpsed on Primitive Calculators‘ recent hilarious guest programming of all night video institution Rage, now the internet can witness two new videos from the Melbourne synth-punk icons’ 2013 album The World Is Fucked. Both videos have just been premiered via Mess+Noise. The video for Dead was directed by Matthew Ellery, with lighting effects by Tarek Ishak, and was filmed in […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor launches new single

    You’ve heard and loved Geoffrey O’Connor’s suave new single Her Name On Every Tongue. You’ve seen the beguiling, chameleonic video (in which he plays everyone from a prisoner to an astronaut). And now you can witness Australia’s own synth-pop superstar live in concert at his upcoming Melbourne single launch! The second single from Geoffrey’s forthcoming album Fan Fiction (after last year’s […]
  • Laura Jean premieres ‘First Love Song’

    Melbourne modern folk auteur Laura Jean returns with First Love Song, the lead single from her upcoming self-titled album. Laura recorded the album in the UK with producer John Parish, revered for his work with PJ Harvey over the course of her career. Rising Norwegian artist Jenny Hval sings backing vocals throughout the album. Premiered this week on popmatters.com, First […]
  • New Geoffrey O’Connor single + video

    Synth-pop star Geoffrey O’Connor outdoes Eddie Murphy in the video for slinky new single Her Name On Every Tongue, playing everyone from a prison warden to an astronaut. The song itself premiered on themusic.com.au on Wednesday, but now you can check out the video premiere via Spin.com, or direct on YouTube! Her Name is the […]
  • Primitive Calculators host Rage!

    “Australia’s most influential band that you’ve never heard of, Primitive Calculators, have a hosting coming up the likes of which you’ve never seen.” Coming up in the late 70’s Melbourne punk scene, these contemporaries of Nick Cave never really fit the mold. They were known for their unwavering commitment to keeping things experimental, organising impromptu shows and being immortalized […]
  • Sylvester Standish For You

    Darren Sylvester is ‘For You’

    Renowned Melbourne artist, musician and Chapter Music superstar Darren Sylvester has just released a 15 minute instrumental track entitled For You. For You is the soundtrack to Darren’s art installation of the same name, and has been a much-talked about feature of the National Gallery of Victoria’s massive Melbourne Now exhibition. For You takes the form of an illuminated dance floor, with […]
  • Beaches Limited Blue Vinyl Repress of She Beats

    Head over to the Chapter store to pick up your copy of the beautiful new repress of Beaches‘ Australian Music Prize-shortlisted album She Beats, on gorgeous blue vinyl! Get your copy!
  • The Stevens + Primitive Calculators album launches

    2013 was a huge year for Chapter Music, our most ginormous ever, and we finished with a bang in the form of our artists totally dominating the end of year best-of lists like bosses. The Ancients, Beaches, Bushwalking, the Cannanes, Darren Sylvester, Dick Diver, Pikelet, Primitive Calculators, Standish/Carlyon and the Stevens all found their way […]
  • Happy Happy Holidays!

    Hey all, it’s been a big ol whirlwind of a year here at Chapter Music, our biggest ever! We’re feeling festive and are going to take the rest of the year off from sending out mailorders, so feel free to order anything you like from the Chapter webstore, but we won’t be around to send it […]
  • Chapterfest 21 – playing times announced!

    Chapter Music’s 21st birthday party for Melbourne Music Week is almost upon us, and everyone’s getting pretty excited! The Residence, MMW’s purpose-built dome venue extravaganza is taking shape now, and looking amazing. Twerps and Dick Diver have been jamming out their collab set, but still keeping everything under pretty tight wraps, so who knows exactly what they could come […]
  • The Stevens + Primitive Calculators album release dates announced!

    The end of the year is upon us, and Chapter Music has had a veritable big one, with 11 albums to be released this year, and one lone EP. Released tomorrow, Friday November 1, the final records to make up our big 12 for 2013 are debut albums by two very different groups, of very […]
  • The Stevens, Primitive Calculators, The Ancients, Darren Sylvester (launches & supports)

    Chapter has had a crazy good year, our biggest ever, and at the start of November we release our two final albums for 2013 – the Stevens’ A History Of Hygiene and Primitive Calculators’ The World Is Fucked. Here are some album launch details for them both, plus fellow Chapter stars Darren Sylvester and the […]
  • The Ancients “Night Bus” (release date + Polyester instore!)

    Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients return with third album Night Bus, released on LP (with download code), CD and digital on Friday October 18 on Chapter Music. Melbournites can head to Polyester Records city store at 6pm today (Oct 18) to see a free, all-ages instore! Their first record for Chapter Music, Night Bus is an […]
  • New videos for The Ancients + Darren Sylvester

    Overnight, two new red-hot videos by Chapter recording megastars the Ancients and Darren Sylvester premiered on uber-hip online culture portals. The Ancients go all Lord of the Dance on the high-entertainment-value video for snappy single “Hey Now”, from their upcoming third album Night Bus. Click on the video still to check it out, or read […]
  • Chapterfest 21 feat. Twerps + Dick Diver Collaboration

    Chapter Music turns twenty-one in 2013, so to celebrate our coming of age, we’ve curated a night of new and unexpected pleasures for this year’s Melbourne Music Week, aptly entitled Chapterfest 21! At the Residence, MMW’s custom-built festival hub at Birrarung Marr, Chapter flagship bands Twerps and Dick Diver will come together for a special collaborative set, which […]
  • Darren Sylvester (launches + deluxe packaging!)

    Suave Melbourne art star Darren Sylvester announces launch dates for his acclaimed second album Off By Heart. Darren will play an instore at Polyester Records on the album’s release day, this Friday Oct 4, before heading to Sydney the following night for Goodgod Small Club’s third birthday party (alongside the likes of Standish/Carlyon, Montero and more). […]
  • New Single + Album by The Stevens

    Check out the new Stevens single Hindsight, just premiered on Ad Hoc! And pick up a copy of your own from the Chapter Music Bandcamp. The most exciting new band we at Chapter Music have come across in the last few years is Melbourne scratchy pop foursome the Stevens. Earlier this year we reissued their […]
  • Primitive Calculators And Friends

    New Primitive Calculators song and album!

    35 years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primitive Calculators have made their first ever studio album. Stuart Grant, Denise Hilton, Dave Light and Frank Lovece formed Primitive Calculators in 1978. They existed in bitter antipathy and vile hedonism until 1980, reforming briefly […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor ‘Jacqueline’ Premier On Brooklyn Vegan

    Previously known as the frontman for euphoric pop quartet Crayon Fields, Geoffrey O’Connor stepped out from behind his guitar in 2011 with solo album Vanity Is Forever, an assemblage of high-production dance hits, suave funk joyrides and modern synthetic power balladry. New single Jacqueline is the first taste of his solo follow-up, out now via […]
  • Twerps + Mac Demarco (Canada) co-headline shows!

    Melbourne’s bittersweet jangle-meisters Twerps team up with Canadian garage-pop crooner Mac Demarco for a couple of truly egalitarian co-headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in December. Twerps have charmed their way through the US, Canada, Australia and NZ in recent years, winning fans and releasing much-loved records on labels around the world. They’re heading back […]
  • ON TOUR: The Cannanes, Bushwalking, Pikelet, Darren Sylvester

    With a bevy of releases still to come this year (from Pikelet, Bushwalking, Darren Sylvester, the Ancients, and more yet to be announced) it’s a veritable whirlwind of new singles, videos, instore and launches at the moment at Chapter HQ. So here’s a round-up of gig news from our ever-expanding stable of auteur savant genii! […]
  • The Ancients – ‘Night Bus’, teaser track “Molokai”

    Check out the Ancients’ Molokai, as just premiered on Impose. Or pick up your own copy from the Chapter Bandcamp! Chapter Music is honoured to announce the upcoming release of Night Bus, the third album from Melbourne band the Ancients. The astoundingly beautiful track Molokai, a sweeping guitar symphony in miniature, has just been premiered on […]
  • Darren Sylvester (new single and launch)

    Check out Dream Or Something Like That, premiered yesterday on Flavorwire! Pick up your own copy from Chapter’s Bandcamp. Melbourne art star Darren Sylvester returns with high sheen new single Dream Or Something Like That, the first taste of upcoming second album Off By Heart. He also announces a Melbourne single launch at new venue Boney for […]
  • Bushwalking announce new album and premiere title track

    Check out epic title track No Enter, premiered today on Noisey! Pick up your own copy from the Chapter Bandcamp. Chapter Music is excited to announce that Melbourne/Sydney trio Bushwalking will release their second album No Enter on Chapter on 6 September 2013. The band comprises Nisa Venerosa of Chapter Music artists Fabulous Diamonds, alongside Ela Stiles of Sydney band […]
  • Pikelet – new single Combo + album launch dates!

    Check out new single Combo, premiered today on Indie Shuffle! Get your own copy via Chapter’s Bandcamp! Melbourne exploratory synth-pop adventurers Pikelet announce launch dates for third album Calluses, due for release on Chapter Music on 16 August 2013. The follow-up to 2010’s Australian Music Prize-shortlisted Stem. Calluses is a darker, denser beast than its predecessors, recorded, mixed and mastered with […]
  • The Cannanes album ‘Howling At All Hours’

    Formed in Sydney in 1984, international DIY pop icons the Cannanes last released an album in the year 2002, but that all changes today! In the years since 2002’s album Trouble Seemed So Far Away, the band have definitely been busy, touring the world, designing their own limited edition Converse sneakers and getting their music […]
  • Standish / Carlyon announce album launches

    Futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon announce album launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney in July/August for their acclaimed debut albumDeleted Scenes. These come after their upcoming dates supporting Kirin J Callinan on his national tour. Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, both formerly of shadowy rock group Devastations, continue the process begun on the final Devastations album Yes, U, moving […]
  • New Cannanes album ‘SPIN’ premiere and pre-order!

    Check out first single “A Bigger Splash” as premiered on Spin. ALBUM OUT 5 JULY 2013, PRE-ORDERS HERE. Chapter Musc is excited to announce Howling At All Hours, the new album by international DIY pop icons the Cannanes. First forming in Sydney in the mid 1980s, they have released ten albums on labels all around the […]
  • New Pikelet track ‘Pressure Cooker’

    Melbourne psych pop wonders Pikelet return with the first evidence from their upcoming third album Calluses. Premiered today on Spin, teaser track Pressure Cooker is an eerie, loping marvel – six minutes of dark, dreamy post-apocalyptic shuffle – apocalysmic disco? It’s a sure sign that third album Calluses, due out on Chapter Music in August, is […]
  • Standish/Carlyon (Deleted Scenes Pre-orders) + Kirin J Callinan (tour dates!)

    Futurist dub-pop duo Standish/Carlyon release their amazing debut album Deleted Scenes on Chapter Music Friday May 17, but you can now pre-order your own copy via the Chapter Music webstore As of today, you can also stream the album in full via the wonderful folks at the Quietus. They’ve also been invited to tour the […]
  • Send Them Away – new video from Beaches

    She Beats, the second album by Melbourne psych-rock megastars Beaches, comes out today on LP, CD and digital via Chapter Music! The band have also announced supports for their upcoming album launch tour, which begins at the end of this month. Friday May 31 Hobart – Brisbane Hotel with Native Cats + Catsuit tickets $10 […]
  • Dick Diver – Big Tour announced!

    It’s true that Melbourne deep pop thinkers Dick Diver are launching their fulsomely-praised second album Calendar Days this Friday April 19, with one sold out show at Melbourne’s Tote Hotel, supported by Milk Teddy and Free Time. But where does that leave the band’s hordes of rabid fans who aren’t among the 300 or so […]
  • Beaches – new single and album launch tour!

    Sprawling Melbourne psych-rock quintet Beaches reveal new single Send Them Away, and announce launch dates for their second album She Beats, due out on Chapter Music on May 3. Gorilla Vs Bear premiered crazily catchy new single Send Them Away today. Click here to check it out! It’s been five years since debut album Beaches, […]
  • The Stevens announce EP launches

    Scratchy Melbourne pop foursome the Stevens re-release their debut EP on Chapter Music next week, and have teed up a couple of killer shows to launch it. They play Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Hotel on Saturday April 27, and return for a hometown launch at Melbourne’s Tote Hotel on Friday May 17. Centred around guitarists Alex […]
  • Beaches – new album and track premiere

    Chapter Music is very pleased to be releasing the second album She Beats by Melbourne psychic rock five piece Beaches on May 3 2013. To get you warmed up, here’s a new track “Distance” as premiered on Gorilla Vs Bear this morning. The song is one of two on the album to feature guitar work […]
  • Dick Diver – Melbourne album launch & instore

    Much-loved Melbourne guitar slingers Dick Diver return with their second album Calendar Days, and announce a Melbourne album launch. They also play a free, all ages instore at Polyester Records’ city store next Friday (the day of the album’s release), and this weekend play at Golden Plains! Previously known for their scratchy, dueling guitars and […]
  • New single from Standish / Carlyon

    Check out the synthetic/fractured funk of Nono/Yoyo, just premiered on Stereogum. Futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon drop the first single from their upcoming debut album Deleted Scenes. Comprising Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, both formerly of shadowy rock group Devastations, Standish/Carlyon recorded Deleted Scenes in London but are now based again in Melbourne. Deleted Scenes continues […]
  • Say ‘hello’ to The Stevens!

    Chapter Music is excited to announce a new signing to the label’s celebrated roster – please welcome scratchy Melbourne pop foursome The Stevens. Centred around guitarists Alex MacFarlane and Travis MacDonald, the young band released a 6 song EP in 2012 that was without doubt the catchiest non-Chapter thing we heard all year. Originally on […]
  • New Dick Diver single ‘Water Damage’

    Check out the new Dick Diver single Water Damage, premiered yesterday on Gorilla Vs Bear! Much-loved Melbourne guitar slingers Dick Diver return with second album Calendar Days in March this year, the follow-up to 2011 debut New Start Again. In the lead-up here is new track Water Damage, the second single to be released from […]
  • Jonny Telafone record launches!

    Check out amazing new single Spirit Man. Jonny Telafone is a Melbourne-based bedroom auteur, responsible for a series of incredible cassette and digital releases over the last five years. After destroying audiences at the 20 Big Ones shows in Melbourne and Sydney this month, we can now announce a series of launches for his new self-titled […]
  • 20 Big Ones on sale now!

    We just had the Chapter Music 20th anniversary show in Melbourne on Saturday, as part of Melbourne Music Week, an amazing day of 12 bands, DJs, Raph burgers and Chapter Music cupcakes. It was also the first place you could get your hands on the 20 Big Ones comp, a double vinyl compilation of 20 […]
  • 20 Big Ones – Melbourne show today!

    Our 20th birthday concert 20 Big Ones is on today in Melbourne, as part of Melbourne Music Week! Tickets areavailable presale from Moshtix until midday for $25, after which they’re $30 on the door from 3.30pm. We’ve got four rooms, running – the Main Hall with 11 bands playing from 4pm, the Supper Room downstairs […]
  • Richard Lockwood (1972-2012), in two disc volumes.

    Across two discs, In the Doorway of the Dawn – The Chronicle Of A Song, Volumes 12, 1972-2012 presents almost 40 years of previously unheard songwriting from Richard Lockwood, renowned as the driving force behind early 70s Sydney folk-psych icons Tully, and for his work with the similarly revered Extradition and Tamam Shud. In the process […]
  • 20 Big Ones – live and on record!

    The courier just dropped off boxes and boxes of 20 Big Ones, Chapter’s 20th birthday compilation. This gorgeous, 20 song, limited edition, double vinyl album (on pink and green vinyl, no less!) features rare and unreleased tracks by Twerps, Crayon Fields, Fabulous Diamonds, Dick Diver, Pikelet, Laura Jean, Primitive Calculators, Kath Bloom, Bum Creek, Small World Experience, Minimum Chips, […]
  • Tenniscoats Aus tour starts tonight!

    Iconic Japanese folk-psych-pop duo Tenniscoats arrived in Australia yesterday, here for three shows over the next week, including an appearance at the This Is Nowhere festival in Perth on Sunday Oct 14, alongside Tortoise, Xiu Xiu and many others. Their first show, though, is in Sydney tonight (Thurs Oct 11) at the Square! Then they […]
  • New reissue by Sydney psych icons Tully

    Chapter Music is extremely excited to announce the next in its series of reissues by Australian psychedelic icons Tully. Following on from 2010 live album Live At Sydney Town Hall 1969-70, Chapter can now begin reissuing the band’s three acclaimed studio albums, starting with solemn, dreamy 1971 surf soundtrack Sea Of Joy. Sea Of Joy documents a […]
  • 20 Big Ones – Chapter Music’s 20th Birthday Parties!

    Beginning as a cassette label in Perth, Western Australia in 1992, Chapter Music has spread its wings over the last two decades, relocating to Melbourne in 1995 and becoming one of the nation’s most enduring and respected independent labels. Releases from the likes of Twerps, Crayon Fields, Pikelet, Laura Jean and Dick Diver, and reissues […]
  • Twerps ‘He’s In Stock’ single + US/AUS tour

    Twerps have a new three song single out soon on Chapter Music / Underwater Peoples. Check out B-side “He’s In Stock” premiered on Stereogum! They’re also touring the US in Oct/Nov including CMJ showcases, with a few Australian dates either side! AUS Tour dates Sep 12 – Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi, with Melodie Nelson + […]
  • Live Wanderus

    New single by Primitive Calculators!

    Check out C**t Life premiered today on Mess+Noise! Only 33 years after their iconic 1979 debut single I Can’t Stop It b/w Do That Dance, Melbourne’s synth-punk snarlers Primitive Calculators are releasing their next seven inch single of new material. Having reformed in 2009 at the invitation of the Nick Cave- curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, Primitive […]
  • Fabulous Diamonds album launch shows

    FABULOUS DIAMONDS ANNOUNCE ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS A couple of weeks back, hypno-sensual Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds revealed Lothario, the shimmering first track from their new album Commercial Music. Premiered on Gorilla Vs Bear, the track was picked up by the likes of Pitchfork and the Fader, and has already had almost 14,000 listens on Soundcloud. […]
  • New Fabulous Diamonds album – Commercial Music

    Chapter Music is happy to announce the third album by Fabulous Diamonds, Commercial Music, due out on Friday August 3 on vinyl and CD. Check out lead track Lothario, premiered on Gorilla Vs Bear! After two albums and an EP without song or record titles, the presence of names on Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds’ third […]
  • Twerps announce Melbourne & Sydney shows

    TWERPS ANNOUNCE MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS! Loveable pop janglers Twerps play their first Australian shows after a massive eight week US tour, which included a run of SXSW dates then a trek across the American nation supporting classy chillers and BFFs Real Estate. On the way, they recorded sessions for The Fader and Newtown Radio, […]
  • New Chapter release – Tenniscoats “All Aboard” CD

    Chapter is really pleased to be releasing a new record for Japanese mesmeric psysch heroes Tenniscoats. For more than 15 years the Tokyo duo have brought equal parts meditative intensity and whimsical humour to a series of acclaimed psychedelic albums, beginning with 2000’s The Theme Of Tenniscoats. But Tenniscoats have rarely released music without collaborating […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor – new video and tour!

    Melbourne’s leading synth sensualist is proud as punch to unveil his new single Proud, taken from his stunning debut album Vanity is Forever (click on the pic to check out the video). A melancholically breezy ode to a faded relationship, Proud finds Geoffrey backed by ghostly harmonies and the keening strains of that most underutilised […]
  • Two new Chapter releases – Strong Love & New Estate!

    Chapter has two amazing new releases out next month! The first is Strong Love – Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-81, a compilation documenting the first wave of openly gay songwriting emerging in the early 70s in the US and UK. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock. Compiled by […]
  • Clag! a new Chapter release.

    Pasted Youth is the first digital-era re-examination of early 90s cult figures Clag, from Brisbane, Australia. Formed around high school friends Bek Moore, Rachael Cooke and Alison Bolger in the very early 90s, Clag played a kind of psychotic kiddie punk, full of one note Casio keyboard solos and lyrics about cows, goldfish and gravy-covered […]
  • Hey 2012!

    Chapter Music had a huge 2011, our biggest year ever, with blockbuster, world-rattling releases from behemoths like Twerps, Laura Jean, Dick Diver and Geoffrey O’Connor. But we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that 2012 is going to be even bigger. For a start, it’s our 20th birthday! That’s right, back in 1992 a pimply 17 year […]
  • Chapter album launch frenzy – last shows!

    It’s been a crazy month of album launches for Chapter Music’s fine fillies and foals, one that we’ve cleverly dubbed Chaptember. Geoffrey O’Connor, Twerps, Dick Diver and Laura Jean have all been roaming the nation launching their respective new albums (which for some reason we decided to release all at the same time). Now the […]
  • Geoffrey O’Connor – special CD offer!

    Crayon Fields frontman turned sultry synthmeister Geoffrey O’Connor is launching his new solo album Vanity Is Forever, starting this week in Melbourne. To celebrate, Chapter is offering a special two-for-one deal. For a limited time, Australian customers who buy Vanity Is Forever on CD from the Chapter webstore will receive a free copy of Geoffrey’s […]
  • Dick Diver and Twerps albums out today!

    Chapter Music soul siblings Twerps and Dick Diver both release their long-awaited debut albums today, in a knock-em-dead two-hitter sure to leave fans reeling all over the globe. The two bands are very different, with Twerps all scrappy and drunk and loveable, and Dick Diver more sprawling and poetic, but together their albums Twerps and […]
  • Twerps album launch tour!

    Scrappy world-conquerors Twerps are taking off on a national tour to launch their self-titled debut album, a split release between Chapter Music and US label Underwater Peoples. They’re kicking it off with an instore at Polyester Records city store on the day of the album’s release. Up til now, a large part of Twerps’ charm […]
  • Dick Diver album launch tour!

    New Start Again, the debut album by Melbourne foursome Dick Diver, combines widescreen Australian sweep, 70s New York edge with 90s indie-rock scratch, but transcends its influences to become something truly honest and exciting.Recorded with Eddy Current/Total Control’s Mikey Young at an old homestead in country Victoria, the album sees Dick Diver sharing songwriting, swapping instruments, and introducing new sounds […]
  • Primitive Calculators, Essendon Airport and Fabulous Diamonds live at Old Melbourne Gaol

    As part of Melbourne Music Week’s label showcase series Labels Live, Chapter Music is presenting an amazing show at the very spooky Old Melbourne Gaol. Reformed 70s synth-punk legends Primitive Calculators will put on a typically savage and hilarious performance, showcasing new material from an album currently being recorded – their first ever studio album […]
  • New release from Geoffrey O’Connor!

    This is very exciting for us! Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O’Connor is releasing his first album under his own name, Vanity Is Forever, and it’s his most ambitious, dynamic and sophisticated work yet. O’Connor’s fractured romantic reflections and lustful tributes play out over vast synthscapes, colossal stadium drums and flanged orchestral sweeps, creating a world […]
  • The Apartments return with their first recording since 1998

    Revered pop romantic Peter Milton Walsh and his band The Apartments return with their first new recordings since 1998. The resigned beauty of Black Ribbons, presented here in two distinct versions, is the first evidence of a newly invigorated Walsh, who has been the sole constant in The Apartments since the band formed in Brisbane in 1978. After a […]
  • Chapterfest 2011 + mega sale!

    It was the talk of the town in 2009, a sold-out, nine band monster fed on vegie sausages, a lucky dip and ridiculously cheap vinyl and CDs. And now, after a lay-off year in 2010 (not sure what happened there) Chapterfest is back for 2011! Chapter Music has been devilishly busy of late, gearing up for […]
  • Essendon Airport – 30th anniversary reissue, free MP3s, new video!

    Chapter is very excited to announce a 30th anniversary reissue of Palimpsest, the one and only album by Melbourne post-punk icons Essendon Airport. Recorded in December 1981, Palimpsest is now reborn as a double disc package with a whole bonus CD of live and unreleased studio recordings spanning 1980-83. Essendon Airport drummer Paul Fletcher, now […]
  • Download the new single from Geoffrey O’Connor

    Premiered on Pitchfork today in downloadable form (check it out here), Whatever Leads Me To You is the lead single from Vanity Is Forever, Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O’Connor’s first album under his own name. The song’s richly-cultivated seduction fantasy plays out over wide-screen synthscapes, classic stadium drums and flanged orchestral sweeps, creating a world […]
  • Download new Laura Jean single “Missing You”

    Yearning ballad Missing you is the first single from transcendental Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean’s forthcoming third album A fool who’ll. You can grab a free download of the track from the Chapter Music Facebook here – as long as you’re a fan of the page! Laura is following up the acclaimed, folk-flavoured Our Swan Song(2006) and […]
  • New solo album from Geoffrey O’Connor!

    Click the image above to watch a trailer video for Vanity Is Forever CRAYON FIELDS’ GEOFFREY O’CONNOR RELEASES VANITY IS FOREVER, OUT SEPTEMBER 24 via CHAPTER MUSIC Vanity Is Forever, released in Australia by Chapter Music on September 24 (Sep 27 in the US), is the first album under his own name from Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O’Connor. In his most ambitious, […]
  • New Release – Hit the Jackpot cassette!

    Adelaide fuzz pop wonders Hit the Jackpot are releasing Holiday, the first new cassette on Chapter Music since 1996! After their second album Soul Money Gang Vibe (released on Chapter in 2008), Holiday’s seven humble hits mark the expansion of the band from a trio to a foursome, with the addition of guitarist Stephanie Crase, an […]
  • ‘Toby Light’ the new video from Pikelet

    ‘Toby Light’ is the new clip for the ever-adventurous Pikelet, aka Melbourne’s Evelyn Morris. Taken from her album of 2010, Stem, the video for ‘Toby Light’ is a cinematic, evocative piece that details a duck hunter’s tenuous grip on reality. We spoke to the director of the clip, Matt Richards, about its inception and creation. Pikelet kicks […]
  • Pikelet tour starts this week!

    Don’t forget that Pikelet take off this week for a handful of dates around the country, most likely their last interstate jaunt before bunkering down to start work on album number three! Evelyn Morris is also playing a solo Pikelet show in Darwin later this month, her first every Northern Territory show! SAT 7 MAY […]
  • Workers Club Released series, curated by Chapter Music!

    As part of the Workers Club’s Released series, Chapter Music celebrates its very existence with a label showcase, featuring some of its all-time sexiest performers. Twerps play their first gig back after their epic six week US tour, and so will be in match-fit fighting form! Geoffrey O’Connor and his band of sensual synth-wielders play the middle slot, […]
  • Primitive Calculators single launch!

    Fitzroy synth-punk legends Primitive Calcuators recently released a 7″ on Canada’s Sweet Rot Records, featuring three different versions of their signature track Pumping Ugly Muscle – one a previously unreleased rehearsal recording from 1979, one a reunion-era live version from 2009, and one a cover version by Brisbane gloom-punks Slug Guts. Now Prim Calcs and […]
  • Pikelet’s May Micro Tour

    Australian Music Prize-nominated psych pop wonders Pikelet announce a brief but enthusiastic Australian tour in May. Pikelet’s head-swirling second album Stem recently took on all comers to be one of just nine nominated for the 2010 Australian Music Prize. It was a fitting conclusion to a year packed with adventures such as tours with Dirty Projectors, […]
  • Twerps SXSW dates!

    Having already hit the motels of Los Angeles, and just a week to go until they hit Austin, Texas, it’s time to announce a few of Twerps’ SXSW shows, with perhaps even more to be announced closer to the date! Thursday Mar 17, Whole Foods Market, 12pm (acoustic show) Friday Mar 18, WNYU Party, Demi-Dog […]
  • Pikelet’s upcoming shows!

    Not so surprisingly, after their recent nomination for the 2010 Australian Music Prize, Melbourne pop psych wonders Pikelet are currently in hot demand. This Saturday the band play a one-off show at the Famous Spiegel Garden in Melbourne. Then they  head up to Sydney for the AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase on Weds March 2, alongside […]
  • Twerps – SXSW and US tour!

    (photo by Angaline Atkins) Loveable lo-fi foursome Twerps from Melbourne, Australia are heading to the States for their first ever US tour, at the invitation of Austin industry megafest South By Southwest. Their trip also coincides with two new singles released on hip-to-the-minute Stateside labels Olde English Spelling Bee and Underwater Peoples. As well as […]
  • Pikelet nominated for the Australian Music Prize

    In a ceremony held last week at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne psych pop wonders Pikelet were shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize for their second album Stem (Love+Mercy/Chapter Music, through Shock Distribution). Recorded in Melbourne with Chicago-expat producer Casey Rice (Tortoise, Liz Phair, Ben Lee), Stem was hugely acclaimed upon release in February 2010, […]
  • Twerps with Robert Forster!

    Chapter’s loveable Twerps played a great show supporting the amazing Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens last night! Check out a video of them backing Robert on Surfing Magazines here!
  • Chapter Music Christmas Sale!

    CHAPTER MUSIC CHRISTMAS SALE! Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho! For a limited time, namely December 1 to December 20, Chapter Music is reducing its CD prices to a very festive $15AUD, including postage anywhere in the world! Double CDs are reduced to the almost laughable price of $20! CDs make the perfect […]
  • Bum Creek’s AL-Bum Launch!

    Fresh from their sold out show supporting Japanese heroes the Boredoms, relocated Canberra freakazoids Bum Creek are getting hungry! Their debut album AL has just come out on limited edition vinyl from Chapter Music, and to celebrate, the improvised noise idiot savants are putting on a lunchtime spread! So come lunch with Bum Creek and friends the Ancients, […]
  • Playing times for Chapter/Underwater Peoples CMJ showcase tonight!

    Here’s the lineup for tonight (Thurs Oct 21) at Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg), hope you can make it! 9:00 Guy Blackman 9:45 La Big Vic 10:30 Fabulous Diamonds 11:15 Air Waves 12:00 Crayon Fields 12:45 Andrew Cedermark
  • Fabulous Diamonds US tour

    “Pounding drums and an intoxicating organ drone closing upon you like the wings of the night” – 20 Jazz Funk Greats. After wowing the world with their sensual hypno-jam second album Fabulous Diamonds II, Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds are taking off for a States wide tour with another two piece, high mystique NYC lo-fi love-rock duo […]
  • The Crayon Fields US tour!

    Melbourne’s euphoric pop quartet Crayon Fields are incredibly excited to announce their first ever proper USA tour. After a brief trip to SXSW, LA and New York in March, the band are heading back in October and really hitting the road, playing up and down both coasts and stopping in New York for CMJ. They’ll […]
  • New ‘Bum Creek’ LP!

    AL is the debuttocks ALbum by gonzoid Canberra immigrants Bum Creek. Relocating to Melbourne from their hometown a few years back, Sam Karmel, Trevelyan Clay and Tarquin Manek have made a reputation for themselves as one of the strangest, stupidest and most amazing live bands in town. They turn every show into a triumphant, lurching mess of synth squiggles, kraut […]
  • New release by Coolies!

    In the beginning, there was South Auckland’s own the Coolies, three teenage school chums Tina, Sjionel and Melissa playing the kind of racket that might have caused Johnny Rotten himself to spin in his grave, had he actually been dead (might as well have been). Back then in the mid/late nineties, the Coolies’ punk/rock’n’roll/punk was inspired, […]
  • Pikelet + Richard In Your Mind co-headline tour

    They’ve both put out second albums this year, both won heady praise and adulation around the nation for their musical brilliance, and now Melbourne’s Pikelet and Sydney’s Richard In Your Mind join forces for a national co-headline tour of earthshaking incredible-ness. The wildly eclectic, patently amazing and ridiculously entertaining Richard In Your Mind are still […]
  • Fabulous Diamonds – Tour Update

    “Fabulous Diamonds showed they can match the intensity of their recorded work” – album launch review, Inpress “Often accused of pretension, you wouldn’t find two more frank and realistic people who, although utterly incompatible, are entirely well-matched” – West Australian Fabulous Diamonds’ launch tour for compelling new album Fabulous Diamonds II is well and truly […]
  • Another new Chapter release – Tully!

    Chapter Music presents two rare live recordings from quintessential Sydney prog group Tully, including their 1970 performance of Australia’s first ever rock opera. These recordings capture the band in their first incarnation, before they joined forces with members of revered folk-psych band Extradition to explore more contemplative territory. Formed in late 1968, Tully the First were wild, expansive and unpredictable, […]
  • New release by Danny & the Parkins Sisters!

    Danny the Parkins Sisters were a truly singular blend of irritating, grating, interesting and meaningful.” – Bruno DeSmartass, Flipper. Chapter Music is proud to resurrect from undeserved obscurity the scratchy beatnik art-punk stylings of early 80s San Francisco trio Danny the Parkins Sisters. Surrounded by the classic SF punk sounds of the Dead Kennedys, Pink […]
  • Fabulous Diamonds – Album launch tour dates

    With their second album Fabulous Diamonds II out on Chapter Music on June 19, Fabulous Diamonds are setting off around the countryside to bring their lurching, reverb-heavy but still somehow sensually alluring sound to your capital city. A few weeks short of its physical release, the record has already been enthusiastically received in the digital blogosphere. […]
  • New Fabulous Diamonds album out soon on Chapter

    Chapter Music is excited to be releasing the second album by Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds, entitled Fabulous Diamonds II by Fabulous Diamonds, on June 19. Drummer/vocalist Nisa Venerosa and keyboardist Jarrod Zlatic are a weird pair. They make overtly hypnotic music, full of lulling, sensual repetition, but there’s also an edge of irritation, an undercurrent […]
  • Pikelet ‘Stem’ album launch

    Stem Album of the Week at 3RRR, 2SER, 6RTR, EDGE FM, SYN FM ‘Weakest Link’ single playlisted at JJJ “She’s an astronaut” The Age EG “The palette of Pikelet is so wide and expressive, and it’s the thing that makes listening to the entirety of Stem such a joy” Dom Alessio, Mess Noise “Bewitching. Sumptuous, somersaulting summer music” 4/5 Herald Sun […]
  • The Crayon Fields US Tour!

    Flying high on an updraft of love for their recently-released second album All the Pleasures Of the World, Melbourne euphoric pop quartet The Crayon Fields are jetting over the Pacific for their first ever US shows in March, including an appearance at music conference mecca South By Southwest. CRAYON FIELDS US DATES Sunday March 14 Los Angeles, […]
  • New Pikelet album ‘Stem’ out now!

    Brand new Pikelet album Stem has just come out, a split release from Chapter Music and awesome Melbourne label Love+Mercy Records. It builds on the heady, swirling loops of her 2007 self-titled debut, sailing into the psychedelic pop stratosphere with the addition of a full backing band. It only takes one listen to realise that Stem […]
  • Frida Hyvönen Australian tour!

    Chapter Music is excited to announce the first Australian tour by Swedish song siren Frida Hyvönen! It’s hard to put into words just how good Frida Hyvönen (pronounced Hee-Vo-Nen) is. On record, her songs cut to the core, slicing through all emotional barriers to pierce your heart and transfix it. And live, she is hypnotic, majestic, a truly arresting […]
  • New release – Chris Robison’s Many Hand Band reissue!

    Chris Robison and his Many Hand Band, released privately in 1973 and reissued now on CD for the first time, was one of the world’s first records by an openly gay songwriter. Coming just a few years after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, Many Hand Band is a dazzling feat of musical daring. But Chris Robison is not […]
  • New release and launch from Dick Diver!

    Chapter announces Arks Up, the debut release from Melbourne quartet Dick Diver. It’s the second in Chapter’s new EP series, featuring a vinyl single accompanied by a CD with extra tracks. Dick Diver have only been at it for less than a year, but already have the hallmarks of a modern classic. There’s something in their […]
  • Second Bloom / Connors (2CD Set) now available!

    The second of Chapter’s deluxe reissues of Kath Bloom and Loren Connors incredible early 80s avant-garde folk albums is out now! Featuring their final two albums Restless Faithful Desperate and Moonlight (both originally released in 1984), the 2CD set not only includes the early version of Kath’s signature tune Come Here, but a raft of previously […]
  • The Twerps on Chapter!

    Chapter Music announces a new EP by warmhearted Melbourne pop scallywags The Twerps! This is the first in Chapter Music’s new EP series, featuring a vinyl single accompanied by a CD with extra tracks. Forming late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly the Dots member Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick […]
  • The Crayon Fields (limited vinyl just in!)

    The luscious vinyl version of Crayon Fields swoon-worthy second album All The Pleasures Of The World has just arrived back from the pressing plants, and looks incredible! Limited to 300 copies, with half going to the band to sell at gigs, you’ll have to get in quick to make sure you get a copy!
  • The Crayon Fields album launches – new and rescheduled dates!

    With tickets to Crayon Fields’ Melbourne launch for new album All The Pleasure Of The World selling mega fast, the band have decided to announce a second date! Support for the second show on Saturday, October 24 comes from Pikelet and recently reformed moog-pop monsters Minimum Chips. Also, with the sudden closure of the Hopetoun Hotel, […]
  • A new release by Bum Creek!

    Chapter is excited to announce a new limited edition release by autistic Melbourne freakoids Bum Creek. Released to coincide with their appearance at Newcastle Sound Summit this month, this 100 copy only self-titled CD is a teaser before the band’s full length LP to be released on Chapter Music early in 2010. Known for their […]
  • Chapter Music 90s lo-fi revival!

    Chapter Music has gone back in time to resurrect two long out of print compilation cassettes from its mythical lo-fi past. Both released in 1994 in editions of around 200 copies, Too Much Ash and Asparagus Milkshake documented a pre-Myspace explosion of Australian DIY, as bands and musicians from Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane (and occasionally […]
  • Chapter Music presents CHAPTERFEST 2009!

    Thrilled by the sold-out success of our 18th Birthday Party in January this year, we at Chapter Music have decided to put on another wild all-out party! It’s not our 19th just yet, but when we realised both Japanese psych-folk wunderkind Tenniscoats and Adelaide fuzz-pop angels Hit The Jackpot were going to be in town […]