Independent Australian label Golden Robot Records has added four treasured rock acts to its stable, including two ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees.
TMN can exclusively reveal singer-songwriter and musician Sarah McLeod, her ARIA Award-winning band The Superjesus and ARIA Hall of Famers Rose Tattoo and Steve Kilbey (The Church) have been added to the label's growing roster.
Having launched in mid-2015, Golden Robot now boasts a celebrated roster of local artists including Mi-Sex, Toe to Toe, The Choirboys, and Steve Balbi, whose contributions to Australia’s music industry are well recognised.
“Golden Robot is exactly the label this country needs,” said Sarah McLeod on the signing. “In a time when Aussie Rock n Roll has been pushed up the back behind the discount Coco Pops, GRR is actually taking a chance on new acts and resuscitating established acts that have been lost in the technology movement.”
Sarah McLeod with GRR President and Founder, Mark Alexander-Erber
The Superjesus are readying the release of their Love and Violence EP, set for digital release in early July. The EP marks their first output since reforming in 2013 and precedes their fourth, still-to-be-recorded full-length record, due for release in 2017.
After recently returning from a songwriting stint in New York City, McLeod is also currently recording a new solo rock album, slated to hit shelves early next year.
“They are a beautiful, supportive family that all rock up to everyone's gigs and bust ass for each and every act on the label,” McLeod said of the label. “I haven't seen passion like this since the '90s. God bless rock n roll and God bless Golden Robot.”
Rose Tattoo will release a new live album from 1983 featuring the classic line-up later this year. They’re also set to release their first new material in almost a decade next year, which will coincide with a national tour.
Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) with GRR President and Founder, Mark Alexander-Erber
Steve Kilbey, aka the lead singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for iconic psych-rock band The Church, is currently recording his first true solo album in Sydney with some of Australia’s best artists.
Kilbey with Jak Housden (the Whitlams, the Badloves) and Barton Price (Models, Crocodiles, Sardine v) at Rancom St Studios
“Golden Robot is very excited to be working with some of the top echelon of Australian bands and bringing Aussie rock back to the world stage,” said GRR President and Founder, Mark Alexander-Erber.
Golden Robot Records has made a name for itself as the new home for Australian rock. Its canon of icons are expected to make global waves in the next 12 months with 15 new albums of Aussie music scheduled for release both nationally and internationally.