Branch Stack Records, est. 2018 is a PPCA registered record label, owned and operated by Liam O’Connell. Based in Canberra, ACT, it was set up to publish the records of 3ocloc Bogey and associated friends within similar genres. In 2021 it expanded its reach to include more varied releases by the owner, including folk, jazz and Latin-inspired music.
Shadow ministers landed on the scene in 2020 as music venues began reemerging in the ACT. They have since re-opened the live music on Tuesdays at Blackbird, live recorded their debut EP at a sold out Basement Reggae Fest 2020 and performed live music and sound effects for a screening of Fantastic Planet at Sideway (presented by Cultura Clandestino).
Their debut EP was released in Early 2021 – check out the Branch Stack Records Bandcamp for updates about this release. Currently Shadow Ministers are playing a shared Monthly Wednesday Night residency at Canberra’s Highball Express.
Good Gosh is the brainchild of Liam O’Connell and manifests as an eclectic mob of trad-hungry musicians from Australia’s East Coast. Sometime collaborators are Andy Baylor, Ian Smith, Mark Elton, Leigh Barker, Michael McQuaid, Alanna Egan. Current membership includes the Molly House Band, Pablo Shopen and Simon Milman.
Dub Militya began on stage at the Phoenix as part of Dubby Xmas, 2018 when Kenyan vocalist emcee Tomasky jumped up with Agency Dub Collective and blew the roof off with freestyle toasting and singing. His effortless groove and rich tone immediately grabbed the attention of 3oB, who set about planning a new project including this young talent. Since then, gigs at Polo Live and Sideway have allowed the new cell to develop their set and style. The full lineup of Dub Militya includes Coolio Desgracias (guitar), Lumo (beats/tweaks) and 3oB (vocals MPC and space echo).
The 2019 EP Canberra to Kenya or New UN is the first release by Canberra’s Dub Militya. Featuring 3ocloc Bogey on production, mc Tomasky on the mic, Coolio Desgracias on guitar/fx, the trio performance is a first step before adding the love of legendary Canadian beat smith Lumo (Rootsellers) to this swaggering mix of trap and spacey boom bap inna rubadub style.