The deal will see Native Tongue Music Publishing and HopeStreet Recordings team together to help develop and work HopeStreet’s diverse catalogue which currently features artists such as Emma Donovan & The PutBacks, The Meltdown, The Bombay Royale, The Cactus Channel, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Quarter Street.
Founded in 2009 by Tristan Ludowyk and Bob Knob – a pair of artists who produce and engineer the catalogue – the label now has 24 vinyl releases under their belt. “We’re hugely inspired by labels like Stax, with an in-house family that could do everything from write, arrange, produce and perform on the hits”, says Ludowyk. “This partnership with Native Tongue provides a great opportunity for our artists and production team.”
Already longtime fans of the label, Native Tongue’s Matt Tanner said “We’re excited to work with Hope Street, who are a Melbourne institution that continually deliver the best soul and funk artists and releases that Australia has to offer.”