Violent Soho’s James Tidswell starts his own Record Label and signs West Thebarton

When he’s not “Hell Fuck Yeah“-ing his way into your life with Violent Soho or collecting vinyl and sharing his scores on his social pages, James Tidswell is usually working hard behind the scenes and today we’ve finally come across what he’s been working on.

The Brisbanite has launched his own Record Label called Domestic La La Records and he’s even signed upcoming legends West Thebarton who were one of our surprise standout acts from Big Sound earlier this year. The legend stated he’s had the idea of working with bands since before joining Soho stating:

“In the beginning I actually just wanted to manage Violent Soho or put out their record, but they ended up needing a guitarist so I went with that instead. I sold my first car to put out the first Violent Soho EP Pigs and TV. Then I resigned from a job to get a severance package to put money in towards the We Don’t Belong Here album. I was lucky enough that Soho ended up getting a big record deal back in the day through Thurston Moore, and that was where I stopped pursuing that side and started enjoying just playing in the band.”

The businessman/XXXX Gold lover has wasted no time in signing up bands having already scored Dear Seattle not too long ago and now West Thebarton joining the list, a band which forced Tids to do something drastic when he first heard them:

“I was across them from a pretty early stage. One day, 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.”

Domestic La La Records have a bunch of stuff available right now including a special 7″ double A-side feat. West Thebarton and STORK. The release which he’s hoping to put out 10 of per year will give music fans a new way to discover new or established bands and their music. All that and more can be found at

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