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(Oct 2014)


We are proud to announce Record, the new album by Melbourne electric piano duo Paddy Gordon and Lewis Mulvey AKA Footy.

The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 debut Mobile Cemetery is a sparser and arguably more challenging beast, foregrounding raw, almost "lo-fi" keyboards recorded without any overdubs or production trickery.

Modal jazz, contemporary classical, experimental pop and various "psych" genres can at times serve as touchstones, but ultimately the sound is all Footy – a literal record of captured fragments of dissolving and emerging sonic moments.

Record will be finding its way into the world on October 31. Pre-order now on CD and vinyl LP!

Footy Record Album Launch
Saturday December 6 — The Tote, Collingwood VIC
With guests The Icypoles + School Girl Report + Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation Project

(Sep 2014)


It's with joy that we welcome a beloved member of the Lost and Lonesome extended family to the frontline — Anthony Atkinson has been a close friend and musical collaborator since the mid-90s, playing solo and with his band The Mabels, often alongside fellow Candle Records bands The Simpletons and The Lucksmiths.

Broken Folks is Anthony's new album and, as with his earlier work, displays his uncanny ability to cast new light on everyday lives. The songs, with their roots in the narrative folk/pop tradition (and proudly displaying Anthony’s sociopolitical kinship with Woody Guthrie) would sit comfortably on a mix tape beside The Go-Betweens, The Bats and Paul Kelly.

Broken Folks was produced by Gareth Parton (Lowtide, Foals, Paul Weller) and features polished performances from Anthony's band The Running Mates who were introduced on his previous outing, 2006's Loyalty Songs. Comprising members of The Zebras, Mid-State Orange and The Lucksmiths, the band cook up a formidable sound that ranges from delicate, shimmering, arpeggios and drifting pedal steel to all-out guitar racket.

Broken Folks will be available on CD in all good Australian record stores from October 17, or you can pre-order from us now!

Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates Broken Folks Album Launch
Saturday October 18 — Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
With guests Machine Translations + Duke Batavia + Amarillo

(Jun 2014)


Lost And Lonesome welcome exciting young Australian quartet Melbourne Cans to the fray, with their irrepressible vinyl-only debut album Moonlight Malaise, to be released on June 13, 2014.

Working with a broad-stroke love for all things pop, Melbourne Cans soup up the girl group swagger of the Shangri-Las and the Crystals with the guitar-centricities of bands like Pavement, Jesus and Mary Chain and even Chris Isaak.

Lead single ‘Final Flight’ is a rush of C-86 crash pop complete with fiery organs and hyperactive, tremmed-out guitars; led by Ian Wallace’s warbled baritone, the song sounds like the holy union of Edwyn Collins fronting Crystal Stilts.

Moonlight Malaise was recorded and mixed in March 2014 by Morgan McWaters and mastered by Mikey Young.

Melbourne Cans Moonlight Malaise Album Launch
Saturday June 14 — Northcote Social Club
With guests Parading + Totally Mild + Ships Piano

Latest Releases

Sonny & The Sunsets
'Talent Night at the Ashram'
Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates
'Broken Folks'
Melbourne Cans
'Moonlight Malaise'
The Zebras
The Icypoles
'My World Was Made For You'
The Lucksmiths
'Warmer Corners'
The Lucksmiths
'Cartography For Beginners'
Monnone Alone
'Together At Last'
Upcoming Gigs
Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates
The Zebras