Shame File Music specialises in documenting Australian experimental music, both contemporary and historical.

Originating in the early 1990s, Shame File began as a tape label releasing and distributing cassettes of punk and noise bands. Later, the label moved to CDR, CD and online releases, along with an interest more concerned with experimental music.

As well as producing our own releases, Shame File also hosts an extensive mailorder catalogue that represents the many varied facets of Australian experimental music. The punk ethos remains with the availability of obtaining releases via trades as well by purchase.

Landmark releases such as Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music and the online reissue of NMATAPES has positioned Shame File Music as a significant documenter of the history of Australian experimental music.

A brief history of Shame File Music: 1990-2003

Releases:

SHAM001 KAOS “We Do Not Have Speech Impediments” cassette (now available on CDR) (1990)
SHAM002 Henry Rollins “Spoken Absurd” cassette (1992)- deleted
SHAM003 Various Artists “Gosh, I’m So Punk” cassette (1993) - deleted
SHAM004 Undecisive God “The Difference Between Light and Shadow” cassette (1994) - deleted, available on SHAM017 or stream/download here
SHAM005 Undecisive God “The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge” cassette (1994, licensed to Smell the Stench Tapes in 2000) - deleted, available on SHAM019 or stream/download here
SHAM006 Sonic Youth “E.V.O.Lution” cassette (1994) - deleted
SHAM007 Various Artists “A Land of Sweeping Sound” cassette (now avaible on CDR) (1995, split release with French label SPOCK) stream/download here
SHAM008 Punchbag / Undecisive God split cassette (1996) - deleted
SHAM009 Undecisive God “Purple Silk, Yellowed Clothes” cassette (1999) - deleted, available on SHAM020
SHAM010 Undecisive God “Prodigal” cassette (2000) - deleted, available on SHAM022 or stream/download here
SHAM011 NeTe “Greatest Non-hits 1” cassette (now available on CDR) (2000) or stream/download here
SHAM012 Kill “Greatest Non-hits 2” cassette (2000) - deleted
SHAM013 Various Artists “Behind Closed Doors: Australian Home-Recorded Experiments” CD (2000) stream/download here
SHAM014 Kettle / Undecisive God “Digilogue” mini CD (2001, split release with Label:KETTLE) stream/download here
SHAM015 Undecisive God CD (2001, split release with Smell the Stench) stream/download here
SHAM016 Various Artists “Sound in the Absence of Light: Behind Closed Doors Live” CD (2002) stream/download here
SHAM017 Undecisive God “Archive One: 1991-4” CD (2002, split release with Smell the Stench)
SHAM018 The Unnameable “But of that, I Will Not Speak...” CD (2002) stream/download here
SHAM019 Undecisive God “Archive Two: 1994-5” CD (2002)
SHAM020 Undecisive God “Archive Three: 1995” double CD (2003)
SHAM021 Undeceive God / W.I.T. “Modern Discourse” business card CD (2003) - deleted, stream/download here
SHAM022 Undecisive God "Archive Four: 2000" CD (2003)
SHAM023 Undecisive God "Offering" CD (2003) stream/download here
SHAM024 Diaspora "ohmwrld" CD (2004) stream/download here
SHAM025 Undecisive God "Border Protection Policy" CD (2004) stream/download here
SHAM026 Various Artists "The Undertow: undercurrents of Australian experimental music" CD (2004) stream/download here
SHAM027 Undecisive God "Archive Five: 2001" double CD (2004)
SHAM028 Undecisive God "Sound Archive" mp3 CD (2005) - deleted.
SHAM029 Scott Sinclair & Clinton Green "With Doors Open" CD (2005, split release with Half/Theory) stream/download here
SHAM030 Scott Sinclair & Clinton Green "Tamas" digital/CDEP (2005) stream/download here
SHAM031 W.I.T. "While You Were Ill..." (Terra Australis Incognita volume I) digital/CDEP (2005)
SHAM032 Undecisive God "A Year of Silence" CD (2005) stream/download here
SHAM033 The Feeder "Locus of Variation" (Terra Australis Incognita volume II)digital/CDEP (2005)
SHAM034 Undecisive God "Headless" (Terra Australis Incognita volume III)digital/CDEP (2005)
SHAM035 r.domain "In Remembrance" (Terra Australis Incognita volume IV) digital/CDEP (2005)
SHAM036 Undecisive God "Eccentricites" CD (2005) stream/download here
SHAM037 Bokor "Venture" (Terra Australis Incognita) mp3/CDEP volume V) digital/CDEP (2006)
SHAM038 Hi-God People "Shortwave Children" (Terra Australis Incognita) digital/CDEP (2006)
SHAM039 Various Artists "NMATAPES #1" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1982)
SHAM040 Various Artists "NMATAPES #2" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1983)
SHAM041 Various Artists "NMATAPES #3" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1984)
SHAM042 Various Artists "NMATAPES #4" digital/double CD (2006, originally released 1985)
SHAM043 Various Artists "NMATAPES #5" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1987)
SHAM044 Various Artists "NMATAPES #6" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1988)
SHAM045 Various Artists "NMATAPES #7" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1989)
SHAM046 Various Artists "NMATAPES #8" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1990)
SHAM047 Various Artists "NMATAPES #9" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1991)
SHAM048 Various Artists "NMATAPES #10" digital/CD (2006, originally released 1992)
SHAM049 Bite the Capsicum mini CD (2006) stream/download here
SHAM050 Various Artists - Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930-1973 CD (2007)
SHAM051 Undecisive God - Duos for Guitar and Broken Records mini CD (2007)
SHAM052 Undecisive God - Everything's Broken CD (2007) stream/download here
SHAM053 The Scroungers - Bored, Pissed and Agro: 1991-7 digital/CD (2009)
SHAM054 Arthur Cantrill - Chromatic Mysteries CD (2010)
SHAM055 Undecisive God - Archive Six: 2002-2003 2CD (2010)
SHAM056 Various Artists - Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: volume II 1974-1983 2CD (2010)
SHAM057 Undecisive God - Archive Seven: 2004 2CD (2010)
SHAM058 Tangerine Nightmare - Synthicide digital/CD (2010)
SHAM059 Undecisive God - Archive Eight: 2005 2CD (2011)
SHAM060 Undecisive God - Finnegans Wake digital/mini CD (2011) stream/download here
SHAM061 Undecisive God - RPMs 3-4 CD (2011)
SHAM062 Ernie Althoff - The Way I See It/You've Got the Option digital/CD (2011)
SHAM063 Ernie Althoff - Music for Seven Metal Machines digital/CD (2011)
SHAM064 Ernie Althoff - For Two On Blue digital/CD (2011)
SHAM065 Ernie Althoff - Thirty More digital/CD (2012)
SHAM066 Jack Ellitt - Sound Constructions digital/CD (2011)
SHAM067 Clinton Green - Archive Nine: 2006 2CD (2012)
SHAM068 Val Stephen - Electrogenesis digital/CD (2012)
SHAM069 Hectic Head - No Shame, No Games digital/CDEP (2012)
SHAM070 Ernie Althoff - Moggs Creek Picnic Ground CD (2012)
SHAM071 Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh - Kasoundi CD (2013)
SHAM072 Clinton Green - Turntable at Dawn CD (2012) stream/download here
SHAM073 Clinton Green - Archive Ten: 2007 3CD (2013)
SHAM074 Arthur Cantrill - Hootonics LP/digital (2014)
SHAM075 Clinton Green & collaborators - Address Book digital album (2013-2015) stream/download here
SHAM076 cleaninglady/Klunk - Surface Noise vol. 1 CDR (2014, split with Iceage Productions) stream/download here
SHAM077 Cat Hope/White Drummer - Surface Noise vol. 2 CDR (2015, split with Iceage Productions) stream/download here
SHAM078 Joe Musgrove/ Makro/Hetlev - Surface Noise vol. 3 CDR (2016, split with Iceage Productions) stream/download here
SHAM079 Ben Byrne & Rosalind Hall/Anthea Caddy & Matthew Davis - Surface Noise vol. 4 CDR (2017, split with Iceage Productions) stream/download here
SHAM080 Dotabata/Llara Isabell Arena - Surface Noise vol. 5 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM081 Jenny Barnes/Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall & Michael McNab - Surface Noise vol. 6 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM082 Artists to be confirmed - Surface Noise vol. 7 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM083 Artists to be confirmed - Surface Noise vol. 8 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM084 Artists to be confirmed - Surface Noise vol. 9 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM085 Artists to be confirmed - Surface Noise vol. 10 CDR (due 2017, split with Iceage Productions)
SHAM086 Rik Rue & Shane Fahey - Murmurs digital/CDR (2014)
SHAM087 Rik Rue - The Pre Glasnost Tapes digital/CDR (2014)
SHAM088 Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver - Discretions CDR/web app (2015)
SHAM089 Emilio Gordoa/Michael McNab/Josten Myburgh - Passive Transport CD/digital (2016)
SHAM090 Clinton Green & Camilla Hannan - The State Of Sound: conversations about sound art and experimental music online album (2016)
SHAM091 Chun-liang Liu - Friction CDR/digital (2016)
SHAM092 Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh - Stations online album (2016) (reissue of limited edition 2013 cassette on Mazurka)
SHAM093 Undecisive God - A Vinyl Construction online EP (2016) (reissue of limited edition 2009 7"EP on Revolution Records)
SHAM094 Undecisive God/Screwtape - RPMs/Shitless online album (2016) (reissue of the 2010 cassette on Solar Anus)
SHAM095 Undecisive God - RPMs 2 online album (2016) (reissue of 2011 cassette on Altered States)
SHAM096 Ren Walters/Clinton Green/Michael McNab - At the Salt Museum CD/digital (2017)
SHAM097 Moe Chee - Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold CDR/digital (due 2018)