Somewhere in the embers of last century, the work of songwriter and poet and shaman Billie Reid started to exert a pull on other independent-minded Australian talents. Stories can, and maybe will, be read about those adventures. At this point, the vessel for that work has, since 2020, been our independent music label ‘Soundscape Media’, though internally we’re just as likely to refer to our entity as ‘Ode To The Dudes’.
Billie Reid’s talents are the molten core of what we do. To those who’ve come across him, Billie’s an irascible generational talent. And we want the number of those who share that impression to grow.
Sharing the load, and bringing a canny female take on Billie’s words, is versatile Fremantle-based singer and classy piano player Lily – who’s also writing impressive material of her own.
Our roster also includes in-house stormcrow Quinlan Porteous – a man who’s weathered years of industry bs (bullshit) and continues to find redemption in music regardless. As do we all.
Let’s hear it too for Wayne A. Halifax, the man whose vibe Chris Isaak channelled. And never mind which came first – sometimes those who follow get it right, and Wayne has the advantage of Billie’s lyrics. As does Alfredo Malabello, cursed by Universal Music Australia describing him as the country’s ‘Voice of Romance’. He’s more content, and rightly, with the tag ‘Australia’s Leonard Cohen’.
Soundscape sounds dip in and out of alt-rock, Americana, and smart pop. Our production styles range from roots-raw to Netflix-friendly rock with splashes and squeals of electronica. We can do polished, but we’re a fan of loose edges and first take magic too. And we look forward to hearing from you – about what we’ve done, what we’re doing now, and what we could perhaps do together.