Melbourne has a lot of inspiring independent labels whose primary focus is to release beautiful music that the owners enjoy listening to themselves. Alpine Areas is one of these.

Their mission statement reads a bit like this: “We’re interested in making beautiful and interesting records to hold and keep in your collection, be them hand knitted or made from rare and atypical materials – anything that isn’t manufactured in a warehouse.”

On the roster is Cuba is Japan: a resplendent soundtrack to a historic story. They’re releasing a 7″ at the Workers Club to coincide with Alpine Areas label launch.

Gig goers can get free entry with knitted tickets – hidden in guerrilla sites around Fitzroy. It’s $10 to get in otherwise, and it casts off at 8.00pm.