SPILL music


Welcome to Spill, an independent music project based in Melbourne, Australia.


Spill was started by a group of musicians in the 80s 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 run mainly by Greg Wadley.

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

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. Through the Spill studio Greg has worked on releases by other Australian and international 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 for historical items back to 1994, and our artwork archive for posters and visual art from that period.

launch poster for Melbourne Water compilation
Melbourne Water compilation


Throughout its history the aim of Spill has been to do whatever is useful to facilitate the production and dissemination of music by people with limited budget. This is motivated by the belief that the independent music scene produces some of the most innovative culture despite an almost complete absence of cash-flow.


email gregwadley at gmail dot com or snail-mail:

po box 1434
Vic 3053