We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Spirograph Studies

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe limited release of our latest album, Lowlights. Pressed on classic black vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lowlights via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $35 AUD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 AUD  or more


Locked 09:17
Lowlights 05:42
Travellers 03:44
Bitter Sweet 06:20
Anteloper 06:06


Lowlights is the second studio album from Melbourne band, Spirograph Studies.

*Please note that we are trying to be more environmentally conscious, so we have not pressed CDs for this release. We have done a very small run of vinyl for the die hard vinyl-lovers out there.


The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: October 2021
By Dave Sumner · November 11, 2021

There’s a lot of subtlety at work on this enjoyable set from the Melbourne-based quartet Spirograph Studies, and the payoff to that approach are some pretty epic moments. It’s just as engaging to trace the path of the small, logical steps that lead up the huge melodic statements as it is to arrive at their destination. Those slow builds are the album’s winning quality, and border on addictive.


The Weekend Australian
By Eric Myers
January 8, 2021

If there is one quality which most permeates the music of Spirograph Studies, it is melodic beauty. It explains the great pleasure this quartet provides for the listener. Even the presence of pianist Sam Keevers on some tracks, substituting for normal pianist Luke Howard, does not undermine the quartet’s strong artistic direction. He fits like a glove. Bassist/composer Tamara Murphy has subverted jazz machismo, whereby a powerful soloist is backed by subservient musicians. As with their 2019 album Kindness Not Courtesy, the result is unusually conversational music, whereby all players freely come to the fore throughout, reacting sensitively to others’ contributions. Also including guitarist Fran Swinn and drummer James McLean, the group produces overwhelmingly reflective music, sustained by lovely harmonic changes in Murphy’s compositions. The music is assertive enough to avoid mere ambience, while at the same time flirting with collective improvisation without being excessive. It’s a commendable balancing act by a Melbourne group whose music is extremely well-integrated.


released October 15, 2021

Spirograph Studies:
Luke Howard - piano
Sam Keevers - piano
Fran Swinn - guitar
Tamara Murphy - bass, vocals
James McLean - drums

All songs written by Tamara Murphy.

Sam Keevers plays on Dramatic Arts, Bitter Sweet and Anteloper.
Luke Howard plays on Another Bright Light, Locked, Lowlights and Travellers.
Luke Howard appears by courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited.

Produced by Tamara Murphy
Recorded at Sing Sing East, December 2019
Recorded and Mixed by Hadyn Buxton
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering
Artwork/Layout by Jans-Jørgen Jahr
Cover artwork by Tamara Murphy


all rights reserved



Spirograph Studies Melbourne, Australia

Post-rock, post-jazz and post-minimalism, Spirograph Studies shamelessly steal sonic palettes from all areas to build their cinematic sound.

In 2019, they tour around Australia and NZ to launch their debut album, Kindness, Not Courtesy.

Spirograph Studies:

Tamara Murphy - bass
Luke Howard - piano
Fran Swinn - guitar
James McLean - drums
... more

contact / help

Contact Spirograph Studies

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Spirograph Studies, you may also like: