Defunct and Current Aussie Record Labels

Defunct and Current Aussie Record Labels

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Music die-hards Graeme Regan and Martin Jennings met each other while working in the King's Cross (Sydney) store Didgeridoo Records in 1982. The pair started Hot Distributions that year and in 1983, their new label Hot Records released The Celibate Rifles' first album on April Fool's Day. Wanting to display an eclectic taste in music, the label released The Benders' album the following week and went on to be home to artists such as The Triffids. By the late 1980s, the label had run out of money, leading Regan to enter management for artists such as Ed Kuepper.

Laughing Clowns

Fast Cars

Celibate Rifles




The Benders

The Triffids

The End

Jon Rose and Martin Wesley-Smith

Wet Taxis

Watusi Now

Helter Skelter

Mushroom Planet

Pam and The Pashions

The Apartments

The Lighthouse Keepers

Lawson Square Infirmary


The Johnnys

No Dance

Chris Abrahams

The Relative Band

Ed Kuepper

Chad's Tree

The Wreckery

Bell Jar

Damien Lovelock

The Aints

Warumpi Band

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