A punk band compilation from a Wollongong label has brought some bands together - literally.
Earlier this year, Wreckless Enterprises put out the Short Fuse compilation of punk acts, where each song is no more than a minute long.
Co-founder Ronny van Dyk - who started Wreckless with his wife - said part of the aim was to create connections between the bands who might not otherwise meet.
"It's all just grown organically with friendships have been made and communities have been created," van Dyk says.
"Bands are organising their own shows together and there was even a relationship that came out of two of the bands meeting up - a member of Fanging Felines is now seeing someone from Evil Twin."
The success of the first compilation has led to van Dyk putting out a second Short Fuse compilation on seven-inch vinyl and CD.
He went for the seven-inch option for reasons of cost - it's cheaper than pressing a 12-inch.
The songs have to be under a minute for the format or it doesn't work.Ronny van Dyk
And the one-minute rule for songs? Well that just allows them to fit as many bands as possible on a seven-incher.
"The ideal quality volume with playing time for a seven-inch single is around five minutes a side," he says.
"So the compilations are as many songs as we could fit in five minutes while making sure it would still sound good and not lose the quality of the music."
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Van Dyk's own band The Leftards appeared on the first comp so he knows how hard it can be to write a good 60-second song.
That doesn't mean he cuts any slack if a song strays over the 60-second mark.
"We've had bands send us stuff that's gone over by five seconds or something," he says.
"I have to tell them that we can't accept it, because the songs have to be under a minute for the format or it doesn't work.
"I know one of the bands went back to the studio and got their engineers to slightly speed up the entire song to make it go from one minute and five to one minute.
"It actually made the song sound way better. It just put a tiny bit more spike in the song and just lifted it up a little bit."
The Short Fuse launch is at The Servo Food Truck Bar on Saturday from 4pm. Bands on the bill are Babymachine, Culture Industry, Dirty Slutz, Froth Dogs, Piss to EME, Sloshpit and Ape Rib.