‘No musical boundaries’: Michael Gudinski launches new label
Launching today, Reclusive Records’ creative efforts will be spearhead by Mushroom Events entertainment booker Andrew Mackie as director of A&R.
The first act to join the label’s roster is Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Scott Darlow, who Gudinski said was the perfect fit for a project that’s been on his mind for some time.
“I am excited to launch Reclusive Records which I’ve been thinking about for quite a while but was holding off until I found the right artist for the right time,” Gudinski said.
“There will be no musical boundaries within the Reclusive label.
“I have believed in Scott Darlow for many years and it feels incredibly fitting that the first release for Reclusive is Scott’s extremely poignant and timely song ‘You Can’t See Black In The Dark’, which will lead into a very strong EP in the next couple of months.”
Featuring Birds Of Tokyo frontman Ian Kenny, the anthemic rock song is about race relations.
All proceeds from ‘You Can’t See Black In The Dark’ will be donated to Wirrpanda Foundation, which former West Coast Eagles player David Wirrpanda launched in 2005.
“The Mushroom Group is like family to me and I could not be more thrilled to be working with Michael and the team as A&R Director for Reclusive Records,” Mackie said.
“I feel honoured to be in this new role where I can help develop careers of talented artists.”
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