Secret Safari

Much like Headshy, Secret Safari is essentially a lathe-cut only label, with connections to the unearthing underground resource and Paul Hirsts’ fine Teledu Records mail-order records website. Secret Safari was one of Hirst’s labels (along with the long-running Spotty Dog) that he formed while running the ‘Pretty On The Inside’ record-store in Palmertson North, and has continued as a mail-order service since he relocated to Melbourne.

Hirst describes the label as the more improvisational side of the Headshy / Spotty Dog axis, with a primarily improv focus from the likes of artists Birchville Cate Motel, Lugosi, and the original Palmerston North roster of Bongo Bunny, Schawami and She Camel Of God.

Contact Details
If Available


  • Secret Safari Website [Official Website]

  • Secret Safari Email [Label Email]

  • +61 3 9387 2668 [Phone Number]

  • Secret Safari

  • Po Box 2028

  • Brunswick East

  • Vic 3057

  • Australia [Postal Address]

Universal Joint

Formed out of the ashes of defunct noise-trio Meat Market, Universal Joint is the multi-instrumentalist duo of Sarah Bingle and Elise Bishop. A Palmerston North based duo with firm community development ideals (establishing the nOise Workshop music-making workshops in the late 1990s) that have released a couple short-run lathe releases (so far) the 2nd on the now-Melbourne based Headshy label (run by Teledu Records Paul Hirst).

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Universal Joint 7″ EP [Self-Released]
  • ‘Social Grind’/’Double Edged Knife’/’Muchroom’/’Slightly Overcast’ 8″ Lathe-Cut EP [Headshy Hs008]

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