It’s taken me a long time to write this and I’m sorry that it’s taken this long. In fact, it was late June when I last posted.

The fact is, I just haven’t been able to work out where to start or how to say it. So here goes…


Vale Liam Thorpe

Liam Thorpe - A beautiful soul who will be sorely missed by us all. Picture by: Jim Marshall

Liam Thorpe. Picture by: Jim Marshall

As you may know, we sadly farewelled Liam Thorpe who died following a tragic accident in July.

The months since have been tough to say the least and we are all still so terribly saddened by his passing.

We will remember Liam for his poetic songwriting, his witty humour and his unashamedly loving nature.

Liam brought a genuineness to all his songs including his observational works. He could transport you to another place and time and have you believe that he was singing about a personal experience.

He was a beautiful soul who will be sorely missed by us all.


The Healers of Hurt will go on

The Healers of Hurt.

With the support of Liam’s partner, Lea, and the founding members of the group, Steph and I will continue to perform as The Healers of Hurt.

We are yet to seek additional members but we are committed to continuing what Liam, Skip, Steve and I started back in 2016 – discussing topics close to our hearts and exploring the very fabric of life, love and community through our songs.


Welcome Steph Bitter

Steph Bitter.

I’m very exited to announce that Steph Bitter has officially joined the Poppet Head Records family.

Steph’s beautiful soothing voice and intricate guitarwork showcase her natural ability to create inspiring and moving works based on her experiences. She exibits an air of authenticity and integrity in each performance, leaving her audiences nothing short of inspired.

Along-side recording her beautiful songs, Steph will help guide the future of this crazy little label of ours.

You can now find Steph’s debut EP, First of May on the Poppet Head Records store and more info about Steph on her artist page.

We’ll do our best to keep up with Steph’s busy schedule and list as many of her gigs on our events page as we can.


The War of Ideas take a break

The War of Ideas.

With Frida on maternity leave and Steve overcommitted to competing interests, The War of Ideas have decided to take a break.

If the stars align, they may return in 2019.

Of course the songs will live on and if you happen to catch one of Trevor Petrie’s solo shows you are bound to hear a few War of Ideas tunes.


Inner City Traders rock like it’s 1993

Inner City Traders.

Get ready for some new old-skool grunge!

This is what happens when you take Frida, the grounding element of The War of Ideas and leave nostalgic boys in a studio with a six pack of beer and a half a dozen GT cans.

The Inner City Traders are: Trevor Petrie: (vocals, guitar). Brian Hosking: (drums). Ben Blanks: (lead guitar). We are currently auditioning for a bass player and hope to be able to make an announcement soon.

We’re still writing songs for our debut release but you can check out the demos as we write them by following our SoundCloud Playlist.


Upcoming events


We’re looking for artists

We’re always looking for like-minded artists and bands who are interested in building a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing and are keen to help not only themselves but also help other artists get their music out to a wider audience.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of Poppet Head Records, or you know someone who might be, take a look at our Label Artist Membership page, we’d love to hear from you.


Thanks for being part of our journey, we truly appreciate your support,

– Trevor –