Announcing the full set of 2019 Needle In The Hay Finalists!

Our latest Needle In The Hay vinyl competition was our biggest to date, with over 1000 albums or EPs entered. It was a monster task to sift through, but today we’re proud to present the best in show.

Here are the 30 finalists for Needle In The Hay 2019.

Hand-picked from over 1000 entries, here are the 30 records which made the final cut of our Needle In The Hay vinyl competition.

Needle In The Hay – 2019 Finalists

Ainsley Farrell – Dark Hours – album
ARSE – Safe Word – EP
Bilby – Shade – album
Charlie Gradon – unreleased
Egoism – unreleased
Gordon Koang – Stand Up (Clap Your Hands) – EP
High Tropics – unreleased
IV League – When You Lose Me – EP
La Lune Medicine Band – The Tragedy of Lunis Moonberry – album
Lachlan X. Morris – Premeditations – album
Le Pie – unreleased
Mac The Knife – Silvertongue – EP
Narla – unreleased
Nice Biscuit – Digital Mountain– album
Nicolas Connors – Strange Dreams – album
Olga Solar – unreleased
PLANET – Waking Eight – EP
Ruby Gill – unreleased
S.J. Smith – unreleased
Silicon Estate – Life’s Alright – album
Somnium – Omnism – album
Spike Fuck – The Smackwave EP – EP
The 485s – Definition – EP
The Buoys – unreleased
The Good Boys – The Good Boys – album
The Peppermint Club – The Peppermint Club – album
The Unknowns – Forever Slaving Always Craving – EP
Theia – Theia – album
Tropical Strength – Zutti – album
Vast Hill – unreleased

What’s next?

So what happens now? From here, the 30 finalists will be handed over to our judges Stuart Coupe, Rosie Beaton, Bec Sandridge, and Nathan Sheehy, who will have the final say on who takes home the grand prize of 250 LPs pressed by Zenith Records.

The winners and runners up will be announced following our Needle In The Hay Finalists’ Party on September 27th at the Marlborough Hotel in Sydney, where Nice Biscuit, Mac The Knife, Bilby, Vast Hill, Charlie Gradon, and more will be performing. Grab all the details here.

Keep an eye out for the winners of Needle In The Hay!


Thank you to our sponsors Zenith RecordsJMC AcademyYoung HenrysRØDE MicrophonesAudio-TechnicaJBLPolaroidAudient, Thrills, The Marlborough Hotel, and Enmore Audio for making Needle In The Hay 2019 possible.