GOLDEN ROBOT GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT
Australian Based Music Company Announces
Massive Expansion, New Labels & Signings
One of the world’s fastest growing independent record labels, the Australian based
Golden Robot Records, kicked off 2019 in spectacular fashion announcing that guitar legends, John Sykes and former Guns N Roses axeman, Gilby Clarke joined the ranks along with King’s X, Skid Row and Alt-Rock newcomers, Trope.
The expansion does not stop there and the labels parent company,
Golden Robot Global Entertainment is proud to announce a slew of new developments and signings!
Golden Robot Global Entertainment encompasses the rock focused Golden Robot Recordsand the country tinged Social Family Records. In 2019 the company has expanded to now include three more labels that allow GRGE to cover more genres than ever before.
Bread and Butter Records focusing on indie and alt rock and has just announced its first signing, LA indie darlings Valley Queen and will be announcing more soon.
Riot Records is the home of punk and hardcore with The Kids, Under The Influence,
Shit Tinnies and more coming on board.
GRGE also recently announced the long running and well resprected Aussie R&B and Hip Hop label Scratches Records, as part of its overall roster too.
With five labels covering most of the main genres of modern music, Golden Robot Global Entertainment is well placed to be the go to company for any artist’s needs.
The recently re-launched Golden Robot Records webstore
encompasses all labels & artists under the GRGE umbrella and is set up to be the one stop shop for music, merch & info.
In addition to the new labels joining GRGE, the company is proud to announce an impressive list of new signings!
Featuring the crooning Soundgarden-esque vocals of UK based Peter Shoulder and drummer Brian Tichy who has played with everyone from Whitesnake, Ozzy, Slash, Billy Idol, Foreignerand many more, Silverthorne are preparing to deliver a set of exciting, soulful and earthy rock songs via their debut EP that tips its hat to the classic rock bands of yesteryear as well as looking firmly to the future.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, three piece Empty Trail sound like some of the most iconic rock and metal bands of all time, yet also distinctly original. Loud guitars, brash vocals and primal bass. What’s not to love? In Decemeber 2018, Empty Trail independently released the single ‘My World’ which peaked at #27 on the USA’s BDS Indicator chart and #10 on the Foundations chart. Not bad for an unsigned act!
This Nashville quartet imagines dream pop, new wave and dark cinematic indie textures into an eclectic musical potpourri. Emotional yet distant, engaging yet isolating. This is the stuff of cinematic soundscapes.
A unique musical partnership between James Durbin of American Idol fame and journeyman rock guitarist Alex Grossi. The pair work as a songwriting duo for companies such as Disney, Touchstone, NBC, Fox etc and have come together as The New Strange to release a modern version of a timeless classic. Benny Mardones Into The Night has been reworked for 2019 and sounds every bit as good as you think it does!
One of the most prolific and celebrated Australian rock bands during the 90’s, Horsehead were everywhere, from opening for Metallica to headlining their own massive tours.
The Horsehead legacy is being lovingly preserved by Golden Robot Records with a box set of their entire catalogue plus live recordings, lost recordings and rarities. All being released in 2019 – the 20th anniversary of their final album..
Brandon Gibbs is an explosive guitar player that has a powerful soulful voice and a brilliant sense of melody that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Brandon’s songwriting takes you on an incredible journey throughout the performance often transcending genres of rock blues pop and country. His heart and soul pour out of him on stage and through his music. Brandon’s most recent band, Devil City Angels, featured Rikki Rocket of Poison, Tracii Guns and Eric Brittinghamof Cinderella.
David Minasian is a Keyboardist, Vocalist, Composer and Producer who began classical piano training at the age of five. His critically acclaimed 2010 album Random Acts of Beauty became one of the biggest Progressive Rock releases of that year. David is also a Motion Picture Producer Director and Writer with over 150 credits to his name. Working alongside some of the greats including Mel Gibson, Elton John The Moody Blues, Alan Parsons, Kris Kristofferson andThree Dog Night.
Featuring Yes and Asia members, Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison Jay Schellen and Jimi Haun, AVA is more than Yes under a different name. Still rooted heavily in the classic prog rock that they helped create, the members of AVA have delivered something instantly familiar but much more melodic.
Revered as one of Australia’s best live bands of the last 15 years, Golden Robot Records is proud to be bringing the Melbourne powerhouse that is Electric Mary to audiences in the US and Japan.
Their new album Mother is a tour de force of four on the floor rock n roll!
This Melbourne based four piece deliver music that packs a punch. With old school 90’s influences and a slick modern edge, Cicadastone have found their own space in the grunge rock genre. 2019 will see the band release their highly anticipated second album “Cold Chamber”. Cicadastone have developed their own unique sound while staying truly authentic to the genre a difficult task in a time when it’s all been done before.
Introducing themselves to the dim-lit room of half-cut punters as “The Kiwi the Brit the Serb and the Canadian” it’s impossible to mistake Shit Tinnies for another band. These punks look and sound like they came here to drink you under the table. The future holds many things for Shit Tinnies as their energy on stage and grit on record gains momentum. With every stride they show no signs of easing up the pressure.
Mark Alexander-Erber, Golden Robot Entertainment Group Founder and President says of the label expansion: ‘The expansion of the entire group worldwide has been quite incredible, we have a core group of dedicated passionate staff around the world all working towards the same aim and its paying off with some of the worlds best artists joining our labels and a selection of the next new wave of bands. We have now bands/artists in the USA / Canada / Australia / NZ / Japan and all over Europe in many different genres across all our labels. It’s been a perfect journey and we have only just started!
Watch this space over the next 12 months for more incredible signings, releases and announcements. This is the story of an Aussie based international label taking on the big boys around the world.’
Derek Shulman, President Worldwide Expansion GRGE
‘I am very pleased to announce the addition of Bread & Butter Records as part of the GRR group of companies. After only 4 years of existence, Mark, myself & the whole of the GRR team are absolutely committed to being one of the most successful artist friendly independent music companies in the world. It is a very exciting time for us all!‘
Golden Robot Global Entertainment now owns six record labels and have teams in every major market in the world: Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, London, Tokyo and Auckland.
With globally experienced music industry veterans heading up key roles in A&R, Management, Marketing and Publicity, Golden Robot Records and sister labels are able to give their roster maximum exposure and support.