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.”

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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.