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Established in 2015, Swirl Records is an independent record label based on Kaurna Land/Adelaide. The concept of Swirl Records originated when Tom Matheson and Angus Clarke sought to create a platform for their respective bands, Goon Wizarrd and Siamese, at the naive age of 18. The first house show took place in 2015, and since then, the label has developed a cult following with its extensive catalogue of releases and annual festival, Swirl Fest, now in its seventh year.

At the heart of Swirl Records' ethos lies a commitment to artist empowerment. As an independent label, we prioritize creating a supportive and inclusive platform for musicians, foregoing excessive profits in favor of fostering a community where music can be freely shared and celebrated.

Since its inception in 2016, Swirl Fest has successfully organized six editions at various locations throughout Adelaide's CBD. Hosting notable national acts like Good Morning, Mess Esque, & Body Type, the festival has also seen a number of rising talents such as The Empty Threats, Jess Johns, Dead Roo, Ricky Albeck, Nuclear Family, and Swap Meet (fka Sour Sob) play the festival.


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