"When Ben [Director of Yours & Owls] and myself decided to start a record label back in 2014 the initial mission was to give the wealth of local bands around at the time a platform to be able to be heard beyond their hometown. We decided the best way to kick off the Farmer & The Owl label would be to launch it with a compilation of our favourite local artists and 'Beached Friends' was born. The initial release featured the first ever song released by Hockey Dad (I Need A Woman), as well as very early releases from The Pinheads and TEES who would later sign with the label. Elsewhere on the disc it included tracks from You Beauty, Shining Bird, The Walking Who and more."
"Initially the idea was to release a compilation each year, but with hectic schedules our artists were under the pump, so a lot of the label focus went in to supporting them. We have still managed to release three volumes of 'Beached Friends' and plan to get Volume 4 out towards the end of this year as the wealth and quality of local talent has grown really exponentially since the release of Volume One".
Fair to say there's big things in the pipeline for Farmer & The Owl and Beached Friends, we already can't wait to get knee deep in some seriously gritty local sounds. But for now, get cracking on a tinny (plenty of these available here).