Category: NEWS

25 Jun

HARDCORE PUNK BAND HESITATION WOUNDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Hesitation Wounds, the collaboration between members of The Hope ConspiracyTouché AmoréGouge Away and more, has returned with a blistering sophomore album titled Chicanery. The album’s first single, “Paragons of Virtue,” clues us into the hyper-aggressive whirlwind that the group has in store.

Hesitation Wounds formed in 2012 and features Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, Stephen LaCour (ex-Trap Them), Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy), and Thomas Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis). With decades of musicianship and mile-long resumés, each member brings a wealth of skill and perspective to the project.

While Chicanery’s origins surfaced quickly, it is undoubtedly the most rock-solid, pummeling work that Hesitation Wounds has forged yet. Vocalist Jeremy Bolm’s biting lyrical commentary tackles social/political subject matter head-on, and is backed by an equally powerful rhythm section. The album’s frenetic energy is owed to its quick-cut conception: Chicanery was written by the group and recorded in just a few days’ time by Zach Tuch (Trash Talk, Movements).  Mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Chicanery is one of 2019’s most poignant and ferocious albums.
Chicanery will be released via Deathwish Inc. on August 30. Preorders are available here.
HARDCORE PUNK BAND HESITATION WOUNDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Chicanery — Track Listing: 
1. Views (Pt. 2)
3. Charlatan Fuck
4. Trending
5. At Our Best When We’re Asleep
6. Hellevangelist
7. Ends (Pt. 3)
28 May

Seaside Release Dreamy New Track ‘Sycamore’

Emerging from the sparkling waters of beautiful Byron Bay, Seaside are four friends making indie music with a punchy, dream-pop sound. The band’s high-energy live show has captivated audiences all over the country and seen them share the stage with the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, The Jungle Giants, Killing Heidi and Last Dinosaurs.

The band have released their latest track, ‘Sycamore’. Produced by Dylan Nash, the song processes an upbeat melodicism and undeniable energy that is sure to win many new fans over to this talented, upcoming band. Seaside explain that Sycamore was inspired by a need to persevere through social anxiety and self-doubt. “Life can put you in positions that make us uncomfortable, but the ever existing reminder of the Sycamore is that if we give ourselves a little self-love, we can make it through anything.”

Read More

28 May

HOLY HOLY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM MY OWN POOL OF LIGHT + REVEAL VIDEO FOR ‘TEACH ME ABOUT DYING’

Following thrilling performances at Groovin the Moo, HOLY HOLY today announce the release of their new studio album My Own Pool of Light. Available Friday 12 July via Wonderlick Recordings, their third LP is the biggest creative leap of their career and the work of a duo emboldened by complete creative freedom. To celebrate the news, HOLY HOLY have revealed the official video for latest single Teach Me About Dying.

Captured by director, graphic designer and artist Timothy Lovett, the video for Teach Me About Dying is a blood-red dreamscape with fragments of memories and references to the tiny experiences of living.

My Own Pool of Light is an undiluted representation of HOLY HOLY’S vision, from the songwriting to the recording process and, ultimately, their decision to self produce. It’s an album that finds guitarist Oscar Dawson and vocalist Timothy Carroll incorporating new sounds and fresh ideas. In the process they redefine exactly what kind of band they are without sacrificing the key elements – soaring melodies, lush instrumental textures, the beguiling mix of jubilance and melancholy, Carroll’s affecting lyrics – that have made them one of Australia’s most popular acts.

holy holy album art

Banishing any notion of them simply being a “rock band”, My Own Pool of Light incorporates drum loops (created by the duo or by permanent drummer and bandmate Ryan Strathie), sampled beats, pitch-shifted vocals, ethereal sounds and bubbling synths, some of which were performed by Gab Strum, AKA Melbourne producer/songwriter Japanese Wallpaper. Grammy-nominated engineer Andrei Eremin also offered additional production on the atmospheric Starting Line. Other guest artists include Ali Barter and Ainslie Wills, who sing back-ups on Faces and Teach Me About Dying, with Barter also featuring on album opener Maybe You Know.

“We always want to make music that’s exciting and interesting, and that makes you feel something, and takes risks,” says Carroll. “This is the album we wanted to make.”

Pre-order My Own Pool of Light here, out july 12.

26 May

Seeker Lover Keeper are back with brand new single ‘Let It Out’ & Tour Dates!

Seeker Lover Keeper – beloved Australian indie-folk supergroup comprising of Sarah BlaskoSally Seltmann and Holly Throsby – return with the release of their stunning new single ‘Let It Out’. A powerful ode to self-acceptance, ‘Let It Out’ reminds us to be who we are, accept where we’ve come from and learn from the experiences life has thrown us.
 
“The song became about the fact that, while it might feel scary, there are safe spaces in this world in which a person can express their true self and feelings. It was initially written from quite a personal perspective, but the theme became much more universal as the song reached completion.”

Listen to ‘Let It Out’ here

Accompanying the track is a captivating video directed by award-winning director Natalie Van Den Dungen, who has previously worked with Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko, Justine Clarke and was behind the iconic videos from their debut album which starred Barry Otto, Aden Young and John Waters. The ‘Let It Out’ video features a mesmerising performance from one of Australia’s best known and most loved personalities Magda Szubanski.
 
“When it came to making the video, we felt that Magda would be the perfect person to deliver this, and she certainly was. It is such a powerful and moving performance”.


To celebrate the release of ‘Let It Out’, Seeker Lover Keeper will perform two intimate shows this July. Playing at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel on Friday 12 July and Northcote Social Club on Saturday 13 July, with tickets on sale from today Friday 24 May at 9am. With limited tickets available, fans are urged to buy tickets now to avoid missing out on these extraordinary shows.

‘Let It Out’ was self-produced by the band and mixed by Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Rey, Angel Olsen, St. Vincent). The single marks the first new music from Seeker Lover Keeper in 8 years since the release of their self-titled debut album. Released in 2011 and debuting at #3 on the ARIA chart, the record went Gold and scored two songs in triple j’s Hottest 100 for that year. Their song ‘Even Though I’m a Woman’, became somewhat emblematic of the band and the album.

After their debut Seeker Lover Keeper returned, for several years, to their solo careers and lives: Sarah released three records, composed for film, television, and had a son; Holly wrote two novels, released an album, and had a daughter; and Sally relocated with her family to LA for a time, co-wrote songs with several artists, released an album, wrote a novel and composed for television.

SEEKER LOVER KEEPER
JULY TOUR DATES
 
Friday 12 July
Lansdowne Hotel | Sydney, NSW 

18+
with special guests Jack Colwell and Elizabeth Fader
thelansdownepub.com.auSaturday 13 July
Northcote Social Club | Melbourne, VIC

18+
with special guests Alice Skye and Kee’ahn
northcotesocialclub.com
26 May

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

Since arriving fully formed via their (recorded in one afternoon) debut EP, Giddy Up in 2016, Amyl and The Sniffers have from that moment provided a white-hot spark capturing the attention of music fans and critics the world over. Drawn to the manic and magnetic energy of frontwoman Amy Taylor and energised by the taught, tough inner-city rock ‘n’ roll of her fellow members Gus Romer (bass), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens (guitar), Amyl and The Sniffers are fast becoming one of the biggest Antipodean acts to emerge on the global stage in the past few years.

Amyl and The Sniffers self-titled debut blasts forth with a fevered intent, taking no prisoners and backing up on vinyl the formidable live reputation formed by this idiosyncratic quartet.

Stream Amyl and The Sniffers here

Released May 24th, 2019, through Flightless Records, the album is available on limited edition LP, standard LP & all digital platforms.

26 May

LISTEN TO ‘SAFE TO STAY’, ADELAIDE DUO TOWNS’ NEW SINGLE

If you haven’t yet heard Adelaide duo TOWNS’ single, ‘Safe To Stay’, read on, you’re in for a treat. The track is accompanied by a 90s inspired music video which premiered via triple j Unearthed, clocking up over 20,000 views in the first day alone. ‘Safe To Stay’ was released before the band took off on a national tour in support of Sydney rockers Dear Seattle.

The wholesome two-piece recorded the track in their home studio with Mario Spate, with mixing by Jon Grace at Home Surgery Recordings and mastering by Samuel K Sproull.

“Safe to Stay is a song about being oblivious to change until it’s too late to actively take it all on,” drummer Dan Steinert says. “It’s about taking the time to reflect on the world around you and changing as it changes too. The world around us can often shape who we are and what we believe in. I guess Safe to Stay is just a gentle reminder to everyone, that change is inevitable but coming to terms with it is the first step to growing.”

Adelaide’s most wholesome and lovable duo TOWNS have been kicking goals on the local circuit, and with a slew of killer singles in tow, are set for a ripper year.

2018 saw the release of the pair’s debut EP ‘Television’, which swept listeners off their feet from the first spin with its unique blend of 90s pop rock and Australiana. TOWNS also delivered their good-time vibes on the live side of things throughout the year, signing with 123 Agency and landing themselves on lineups with the likes of Turnover (USA), Turnstile (USA), Dear Seattle, Die Die Die (NZ), Verge Collection, and The Pretty Littles.

This year, TOWNS are gearing up for a dynamite few months with the release of their next single ‘Safe To Stay’, hinting at an extended release, and embarking on a national tour in support of one of Sydney’s most exciting acts, Dear Seattle.

 

Catch TOWNS at one of the remaining shows on the Dear Seattle tour: 

Friday 31st May – Jive Bar – Adelaide w/ Foam

Saturday 1st Jun – Jive – Adelaide w/ Foam

Saturday 2nd June – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth w/ Foam

Saturday 8th June – The Espy – Melbourne w/ Diet + The Lazy Susans

8 May

ALEX CAMERON RELEASES NEW SONG + VIDEO ‘MIAMI MEMORY’

Alex Cameron presents the new single/video, ‘Miami Memory‘ directed by Cameron, and starring himself, his business associate and sax player Roy Molloy and actress, Jemima Kirke.

A love song to the city, ‘Miami Memory embraces the lustful air of Miami and explores both Alex’s personal relationship with both the city and his girlfriend. Throughout, Alex’s sultry and playful delivery embraces themes of sex positivity, love and reflection. Premiered this past Sunday on KCRW’s Henry Rollins’ show, ‘Miami Memory‘ is the first new music Cameron has released since 2017’s Forced Witness

‘Miami Memory’ is a story about how we audition in the present for our future selves to enjoy in retrospect. In that way, tender memories that we share together are captured in thought and stored with the same electricity that keeps our heart beating,” says Cameron. “It’s a gift for my girlfriend Jemima, and it is dedicated to the artist Greer Lankton and her partner Paul Monroe. I am lucky to have learned that a group of people can be a shining light.” 

The new track comes off the back of a succession of notable feats back home, including impressive (and star-studded) sets at last year’s Laneway Festival, a run of sold out headline shows across the country, and a national arena tour in support of The Killers, and more dates alongside the likes of Mac DeMarcoUnknown Mortal Orchestra and Angel Olsen

Alex Cameron will be heading back on the road this year on an upcoming European and North American tour, including shows in Chicago, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. See full dates and details below. 
 

Miami Memory‘ is out now via Secretly Canadian, buy/stream it now.

ALEX CAMERON TOUR DATES
Wed. Sept. 18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thu. Sept. 19 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Fri. Sept. 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Sat. Sept. 21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sun. Sept. 22 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory Tue.
Sept. 24 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece Wed.
Sept. 25 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Thu. Sept. 26 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Fri. Sept. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Sun. Sept. 29 – Southampton, UK @ Loft
Tue. Oct. 1 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef Club
Wed. Oct. 2 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
Thu. Oct. 3 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Fri. Oct. 4 – Nantes, FR @ Lieu Unique
Sat. Oct. 5 – Orléans, FR @ Astrolabe
Mon. Oct. 7 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Tue. Oct. 8 – Dundingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Wed. Oct. 9 – Milan, IT @ Ohibo
Thu. Oct. 10 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
Sat. Oct. 12 – Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse Birthday Party
Sun. Oct. 13 – Vienna, AT @ Flex Cafe
Mon. Oct. 14 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Tue. Oct. 15 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Wed. Oct. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri. Oct. 18 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
Sat. Oct. 19 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Sun. Oct. 20 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Mon. Oct. 21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Tue. Oct. 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Wed. Oct. 23 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Fri. Nov. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. Nov. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre 

 

8 May

ALEX CAMERON RELEASES NEW SONG + VIDEO ‘MIAMI MEMORY’

Alex Cameron presents the new single/video, ‘Miami Memory‘ directed by Cameron, and starring himself, his business associate and sax player Roy Molloy and actress, Jemima Kirke.

A love song to the city, ‘Miami Memory embraces the lustful air of Miami and explores both Alex’s personal relationship with both the city and his girlfriend. Throughout, Alex’s sultry and playful delivery embraces themes of sex positivity, love and reflection. Premiered this past Sunday on KCRW’s Henry Rollins’ show, ‘Miami Memory‘ is the first new music Cameron has released since 2017’s Forced Witness

‘Miami Memory’ is a story about how we audition in the present for our future selves to enjoy in retrospect. In that way, tender memories that we share together are captured in thought and stored with the same electricity that keeps our heart beating,” says Cameron. “It’s a gift for my girlfriend Jemima, and it is dedicated to the artist Greer Lankton and her partner Paul Monroe. I am lucky to have learned that a group of people can be a shining light.” 

The new track comes off the back of a succession of notable feats back home, including impressive (and star-studded) sets at last year’s Laneway Festival, a run of sold out headline shows across the country, and a national arena tour in support of The Killers, and more dates alongside the likes of Mac DeMarcoUnknown Mortal Orchestra and Angel Olsen

Alex Cameron will be heading back on the road this year on an upcoming European and North American tour, including shows in Chicago, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. See full dates and details below. 
 

Miami Memory‘ is out now via Secretly Canadian, buy/stream it now.

ALEX CAMERON TOUR DATES
Wed. Sept. 18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thu. Sept. 19 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Fri. Sept. 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Sat. Sept. 21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sun. Sept. 22 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory Tue.
Sept. 24 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece Wed.
Sept. 25 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Thu. Sept. 26 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Fri. Sept. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Sun. Sept. 29 – Southampton, UK @ Loft
Tue. Oct. 1 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef Club
Wed. Oct. 2 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
Thu. Oct. 3 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Fri. Oct. 4 – Nantes, FR @ Lieu Unique
Sat. Oct. 5 – Orléans, FR @ Astrolabe
Mon. Oct. 7 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Tue. Oct. 8 – Dundingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Wed. Oct. 9 – Milan, IT @ Ohibo
Thu. Oct. 10 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
Sat. Oct. 12 – Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse Birthday Party
Sun. Oct. 13 – Vienna, AT @ Flex Cafe
Mon. Oct. 14 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Tue. Oct. 15 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Wed. Oct. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri. Oct. 18 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
Sat. Oct. 19 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Sun. Oct. 20 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Mon. Oct. 21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Tue. Oct. 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Wed. Oct. 23 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Fri. Nov. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. Nov. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre