The Shoebox Diaries

The Shoebox Diaries’ is the first in a series of compilations from Sound As Ever – Australian Indie 90-99. The album features 20 rare or previously unreleased recordings from Australian 90s artists. This limited edition of individually numbered CDs (or digital downloads) can be purchased on our Bandcamp page.

The Shoebox Diaries features rare and unreleased recordings from Moondriven, The Earthmen, Violetine, Swirl, Fricken, Guttersnipes, Damselfly, Bidston Moss, Severins, aspirin, Peachfuzz, Arrosa, Tlot Tlot, Pollen, Header, Paint Stripper, The Daisygrinders, Disneyfist, The Fish John West Reject and Bugbears.

Please note: profits from this compilation will be donated to Support Act. Support Act deliver crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

Up & Running

“This comp is quite special, in that most of these songs haven’t ever been released or even heard before. We are truly thankful to all the bands who submitted their gems – this is such a stunning snapshot of 1990s era Australian music.

Thank you for your support and commitment to our tiny idea which has become a wonderful reality. We look forward to many more Sound As Ever adventures with you.” Jane Gazzo – April 2020


Compilation concept and curation by Scott Thurling.
Artwork by Chris Rees.
Mastered by Ernie O at his Urban Fringe Compound.
Thanks to all Sound As Ever members for their input and enthusiasm.