Violent Soho’s James Tidswell and UNIFIED Music Group have teamed up to launch Domestic La La Records.

Launched with an artist-first ethos, Domestic La La is announced with its first two signings: Adelaide seven-piece West Thebarton and Sydney’s Dear Seattle.

Speaking of signing West Thebarton, James Tidswell said:

“I was at home listening to triple j and ‘Moving Out’ came on the radio. I was so amped by it, that I didn’t know how to listen to the song properly because it just had me wanting to move. I don’t exercise, but I drove straight to a gym and put the song on repeat and just started running on a treadmill. I ran six kms and I haven’t run since.

“I was going to take things really slow with the label, as in just build it over three to five years, but I decided why not ramp it up and throw my hat in the ring and be like, ‘Look, I’m gonna do a label. I’ve never really done this before, but why not now’s the time!’ Much to my surprise, really, they said yes and now we’re on.”


Watch West Thebarton’s video for ‘Bible Camp’.

Speaking of signing Dear Seattle, James Tidswell said:

“A friend sent me Dear Seattle when there was just one song out from the self-titled EP and on the first listen, my jaw dropped. I was sitting by myself at my dining room table, and I put it on repeat. It was right before I was going out, so it was like my own personal pre-drinks party.