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Spill supports indie culture. We’ve done this since the 80s, so you can find some history here. Browse the menu for music and artwork, live gigs and radio shows, and news and information going back 30 years, as well as details of our low-cost studio and everyone who's worked in it.

90s reel-to-reel studio
mid-90s Spill studio, Fitzroy

History

The Spill project was started by musicians in 1980s Brisbane as a way of keeping a permanent contact address for records released by ourselves and others. In the 90s it became a more active label and studio, based in Melbourne, Australia, organized by Greg Wadley with help from a broad community of music makers.

The first release by Spill was a compilation cassette of Australian bands produced in 1991/2. The second and third Spill compilations were released on cd in 1993 and 1995. Spill has also co-produced theme compilations and albums by individual bands. The Spill studio has worked on releases by other bands and labels. Greg recently discussed the 90s-era Spill compilations on Paul Elliott's And This Ones Introduced By show on 3CR.

first Spill compilation
first Spill compilation

At first the Spill presence consisted of photocopied mail-order catalogues placed inside record sleeves. We set up a website in 1994 - early for a music label - with help from computer scientist Richard Hagen. See our news archive and artwork archive for historical items going back to 1994.

launch poster for Melbourne Water compilation
Melbourne Water compilation

Mission

We believe that the indie music and art scene produces some of the most innovative culture, despite an almost complete absence of cash-flow. The aim of Spill is to do whatever is useful to facilitate production and dissemination of music on a limited budget.

Contact

email gregwadley at gmail dot com or snail-mail:

po box 1434
Carlton
Vic 3053
Australia