Our Golden Friend, run by Lorrae McKenna, is an independent record label based in Melbourne, Australia. McKenna was most recently the Promotions and Marketing Manager at Remote Control Records. Joining Remote Control Records in 2013, Lorrae was instrumental in re-invigorating the label’s Australian roster of artists, signing and developing acts such as Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Methyl Ethel, The Murlocs and many more.
McKenna departed Remote Control in October 2016 and has focused her time on building the label alongsideher management roster, which currently consists of Jade Imagine, Jess Riberio, RVG, Totally Mild and Poppongene.
McKenna says: “I am super excited about the new Our Golden Friend partnership with Island Records/UMA. It’s a beautiful collaboration of two different world’s colliding and I feel that I have a huge opportunity to help the artists I love, to work and grow and reach larger audiences."
Michael Taylor, Managing Director, Universal Music Australia adds: “We are thrilled to partner with Our Golden Friend. Lorrae and her label will continue to operate in their own unique style and creative direction and will be able to tap into Island / UMA whenever it makes sense for them to do so.”
Together with the announcement, comes news of the label’s first signing, Melbourne four piece RVG. Hailing from the northern suburbs of Melbourne and having just been announced on the line up for Meredith Music Festival, Our Golden Friend will re-release RVG’s debut LP 'A Quality Of Mercy' which the band self-released in early 2017. The band will also play Bigsound (see below).
Our Golden Friend will utilise Island Records Australia for additional label services and will be distributed by Universal Music Australia. McKenna’s management company will continue to operate separately.
RVG Bigsound shows
Tuesday 5th September @ 10:30PM @ Woolly Mammoth, Official Showcase #1
Wednesday 6th September @ 1:00PM @ Black Bear Lodge for Our Golden Friend Day Party
Wednesday 6th of September @ 5:20PM @ Bloodhound Bar for Indie Labels Showcase
Thursday 7th September @ 11:30PM @ The Brightside, Official Showcase #2