Caroline Australia adds newcomer Good Manners to label partners
Melbourne-based label services company Caroline Australia has inked a partnership with music company Good Manners Music.
Good Manners was founded as a management and publicity firm in 2014 by Huw Nolan and Hugh McClure. Nolan and McClure have now extended its offerings to clients and launched a label, Good Manners Records. It has a management roster of five acts: Banoffee, I’lls, Klo, LUCIANBLOMKAMP and Planète and has curated live shows and publicity for Oscar Key Sung and Chet Faker’s new label Detail Co.
According to Caroline, the label will serve as an artist-friendly platform with a focus on broadening the awareness of "slightly left-of-centre music."
The first offering through the partnership – and the first release via Good Manners Records – is the sophomore album from Melbourne producer Lucianblomkamp, Bad Faith, due for release in early 2016.
Universal Music Australia (UMA) launched the autonomous Caroline Australia on May 20 in 2013 as a label services arm with Tim Janes as General Manager. It launched with a slew of local and international label partners like Resist (La Dispute), Spunk (Mogwai, Tiny Ruins), Dine Alone (City & Colour, We Are Scientists), Popfrenzy (Jonathan Boulet) and Nuclear Blast (Sepultura, Suicide Silence) and Tru Thoughts (Quantic).
Caroline Australia was also the first affiliate for Cooking Vinyl Australia (Kate Miller-Heidke, The Pretty Reckless, Calling All Cars), which was launched by Shock alumni Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey last September.
Label Manager George Dalziel told TMN Caroline were already "huge fans" of the artists on Good Manners' management roster prior to partnership discussions.
"We’re thrilled to now be aligned and in partnership with their newly launched record label," said Dalziel. "Having always held Huw Nolan and Hugh McClure in high regards with their enterprising and forward thinking approach to their roster, we can’t wait to start releasing their artists."