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FLT - 001
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
12 Bar Bruise
FLT - 002
The Murlocs
TeePee EP
FLT - 003
Love Migrate
Plagued Are All My Thoughts, Like White Ants In The Fence
FLT - 004
Sleep Decade
Into Spinning Lights
FLT - 005
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Eyes Like The Sky
FLT - 006
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Float Along - Fill Your Lungs
FLT - 007
Love Migrate
Dissolved EP
FLT - 008
Sagamore
EP
FLT - 009
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Oddments
FLT - 010
The Murlocs
Loopholes
FLT - 011
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Float Along - Fill Your Lungs / Oddments (USA Release)
FLT - 012
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
FLT - 013
Sagamore
Longer EP
FLT - 014
The Living Eyes
Living Large
FLT - 016
Pipe-eye
Cosmic Blip EP
FLT - 016R
Pipe-eye
Cosmic Blip 12" Extended Edition
FLT - 017
Shimmer Through The Night
FLT - 018
Babe Rainbow
EP
FLT - 019
Leah Senior
Summer's On The Ground
FLT - 020
The Murlocs
Young Blindness
FLT - 021
Thee Oh Sees
Mutilator Defeated At Last
FLT - 022
ORB
Migration 7"
FLT - 023
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
FLT - 024
The Murlocs
Rolling On/Compensation 7"
FLT - 025
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Nonagon Infinity
FLT - 026
ORB
Birth
FLT - 027
Pipe-eye
Laugh About Life
FLT - 028
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Flying Microtonal Banana
FLT - 029
Babe Rainbow
The Babe Rainbow
FLT - 030
Leah Senior
Pretty Faces
FLT - 031DVD
Zonk Vision
A-Z
FLT - 032
ORB
Naturality
FLT - 033
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Murder Of The Universe
FLT - 034
The Murlocs
Old Locomotive
FLT - 035
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Sketches Of Brunswick East
FLT - 036
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Polygondwanaland
FLT - 037
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Gumboot Soup
FLT - 038
Stonefield
Far From Earth
FLT - 039
Babe Rainbow
Double Rainbow
FLT - 040
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Willoughby's Beach EP
FLT - 041
ORB
The Space Between
FLT - 042
Beans
Babble
FLT - 043
Amyl & The Sniffers
Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)
FLT - 044
Traffik Island
Nature Strip
FLT - 045
Leah Senior
Graves (Digital Single)
FLT - 046
The Murlocs
Manic Candid Episode
FLT - 047
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Cyboogie 7"
FLT - 048
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Fishing For Fishies
FLT - 049
Tim Presley's White Fence
I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk
FLT - 050
Pipe-eye
Inside/Outside
FLT - 051
Amyl & The Sniffers
S/T
FLT - 052
Stonefield
BENT
FLT - 053
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
INFEST THE RATS NEST
FLT - 054
Tropical Fuck Storm
Braindrops
FLT - 055
Babe Rainbow
Today
FLT - 056
Traffik Island
Peanut Butter Traffik Jam
FLT - 057
Grace Cummings
Refuge Cove
FLT - 058
Bullant
Tyson, Crying
FLT - 059
Leah Senior
The Passing Scene
FLT - 060
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Chunky Shrapnel
FLT - 061
Tropical Fuck Storm
Suburbiopia 7"
FLT - 063
Beans
All Together Now
FLT - 064
The Murlocs
Bittersweet Demons
FLT - 065
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
K.G.
FLT - 066
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
L.W.
FLT - 067
Tropical Fuck Storm
Legal Ghost 7"
FLT - 070
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Live In San Francisco ‘16
FLT - 071
The Murlocs
Uncle Murl Presents: The Murlocs - S/T EP & TEE PEE EP
FLT - 072
CIVIC
Radiant Eye 7"
FLT - 073
The Slingers
The Cruellest Cut 7"
FLT - 074
Babe Rainbow
Zeitgeist 7"
FLT - 076
Skegss
Rehearsal
FLT - 077
CIVIC
Future Forecast
FLT - 078
Babe Rainbow
Your Imagination 7"
FLT - 079
Babe Rainbow
Changing Colours

For an accidental master class in DIY, you can’t go past the humble origins of Flightless Records, which sprang together from founder Eric Moore being forced to mail out vinyl releases in pizza boxes from his bedroom in Fairfield, VIC. 

Keeping those early catalogue releases to limited, collector-friendly runs, helped forge the label’s identity as a close-knit independent operation focusing on hard to get and beautifully detailed products.

“We always wanted to keep every release really special and limited,” says Moore. “We could also only produce within our means. You’d put up a pre-order to be able to pay for the records, and maybe you’d sell some, maybe you wouldn’t.”

Of course, Flightless sold much more than some, thanks to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s herculean output and an extended family of talented friends in The Murlocs, Pipe-eye, Traffik Island, Babe Rainbow & Leah Senior. Moore had always wanted to work in the music business, so when he had trouble shopping around the early King Gizzard stuff to proper labels – “No one really cared … or they all just thought the name was dumb and we were really bad” – it was a no-brainer to do it himself. 

That independent ethos and hunger to succeed obviously struck a chord, with every limited release selling out almost instantly. Moore was soon able to take the label from share house bedrooms to a small office space in Brunswick and onto their current location at a larger factory in Coburg VIC. 

“It’s a bit of a flagship,” says Moore of the new factory in Coburg. “We’ve got our offices here, warehouse, music room, shopfront and a bball ring. Everything you could ask for really. I would live here if there was a shower.”

Now coming into its 10th year, Flightless is striving to become more environmentally sustainable, whilst continuing to develop new and exciting arms to the business. With the pizza boxes long gone, the label has developed their own range of custom recycled vinyl mailers & cardboard sleeves whilst also eschewing single-use plastics by banning shrink-wrap on all products, using bio-degradable packaging and implementing eco-friendly wax into their releases.

With 2021 also seeing the launch of Flightless Distro – a vinyl only distribution service for select artists and labels – their passion for keeping the tactile experience of vinyl is well and truly alive. Flightless Distro will bring in some of the best new labels from across the globe all of whom share a very similar DIY ethos. Some of the labels they are currently working with include: Space 44 (Skeggs, Ruby Fields), Bongo Joe, Anti-Fade Records, Guru Guru Brain, Research Records, Ourness and Third Eye Stimuli. 

Coming just a few years after buying all those pizza boxes in bulk, that’s not a bad result. “It’s just nice to have a reason to get out of bed in the morning, I guess,” laughs Moore.

Doug Wallen