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 DeMarco, Unknown 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
Following the whirlwind response to their latest earworm ‘Jellyfish’, anthemic punk-rockers Slowly Slowly are backing up the momentum with the announce of a national single tour. After premiering on triple j and swiftly finding the stage at Good Az Friday performing Like A Version, ‘Jellyfish’ has proven to be one of the most commanding tracks of the year. Currently sitting at #2 on the most played tracks currently spinning on triple j, the reveal of the headline tour continues to see Jellyfish fever take over the country.
“We are so pumped on this tour,” says Slowly Slowly frontman Ben Stewart. “We have been in some exciting, but scary situations lately with the RHCP supports, Like A Version and the arena tour with Amy Shark – we can’t wait to blow off some steam with some headline shows. Melbourne winter sucks, we are coming in hot for a visit to try some new material out.”
The first taste of new music since their revered 2018 LP St. Leonards, ‘Jellyfish’ seizes Slowly Slowly at their most vulnerable and uninhibited. While toying with some meaty questions on love and existential dread, the track is all the while playful, lighthearted and downright catchy. With Stewart’s masterful lyricism front and centre as always, ‘Jellyfish’ makes for a masterful release.
Slowly Slowly will kick off the Jellyfish single tour in July by holding down the Splendour In The Grass stage, before they take to the usual capital city suspects as well as Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra and Fremantle. Joining the tour as support comes Perth punks Sly Withers and Canberra indies Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers.
JELLYFISH NATIONAL TOUR DATES
w/ special guests Sly Withers + Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
Sunday July 21 – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay
Saturday July 27 – Hobart Brewing Co, Hobart
Thursday August 1 – UC Hub, Canberra
Saturday August 3 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday August 9 – The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday August 10 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Saturday August 17 – Crowbar, Sydney
Saturday August 24 – Mojos Bar, Fremantle
Beloved Melbourne outfit Alpine have returned! Today is the release day for their insanely-catchy new single, ‘Dumb’. To celebrate their long-awaited comeback, the band have dropped the video for ‘Dumb’ (directed by Marie Panguard) and announced a string of headline shows across June/July in Castlemaine, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane.
The song came together during a Melbourne winter after keyboardist Tim Royall had returned from a trip to Japan, invigorated by the house and disco of the clubs and bars of Tokyo and Osaka. ‘Dumb’ is as playful as it is sophisticated, as nostalgic as it is modern, a balance that Alpine have always managed to strike with ease.
Lyrically the song is about being devoted to someone who isn’t devoted to you.
In lead singer Phoebe Baker’s own words, “It’s about how we can encourage our romantic imagination to a point of ignorance. Hopeless optimism on a ship of sinking love. There is a somewhat perverse enjoyment found when flirting with someone when ultimately you know it’s going to hurt. There are elements of play to be found within the slow dissolve of a relationship. Satisfaction can still be gained in the midst of an ending.”
Primarily ‘Dumb’ is about how someone can make you speechless and nonsensically talkative at the same time.
‘Dumb’ follows the release of the band’s first two albums, Yuck (2015) and A Is For Alpine (2012). A is for Alpine peaked at #1 on iTunes and #11 on the ARIA Album Charts, and was awarded iTunes “Alternative Australian Album of the Year” and The Age EG “Australian Album of the Year”, while Yuck was released to rave reviews, debuting at #16 on the ARIA Album Charts and featuring radio hits ‘Foolish’ and ‘Damn Baby’.
‘Dumb’ marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Melbourne band. Catch them on the road this June/July – tickets on sale now!
The Chemical Brothers are bringing their world-renowned live show to Australia this October & November. The No Geography Live 2019 Tour will have special guests, the iconic Australian duo, The Avalanches (DJ Set) and will be stopping in at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
These run of shows will be their first in Australia since 2013. There is only one show in each city, so get organised before tickets are on sale!
The Chemical Brothers will hit Brisbane’s Riverstage on Thursday 31 October, before heading to The Dome, Sydney Showground on Saturday 2 November and Melbourne Arena on Tuesday 5 November.
The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, have sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide over the course of their illustrious career. They have had six #1 albums in the UK, and were the first electronic act ever to receive a Grammy, taking home Best Rock Instrumental Performance for ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ in 1998. They’ve since taken home three more Grammys.
The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album No Geography has just been released through EMI Music Australia. The follow up to 2015’s Grammy-nominated Born In The Echoes (the band’s sixth consecutive #1 album), it features the three blistering singles ‘Free Yourself’,‘M.A.H.’, and ‘Got To Keep On’. No Geography has been hailed as their finest album since 1999 classic, Surrender.
The songs were road-tested in their 2018 live set, including two sold-out shows at Alexandra Palace – their biggest UK headline shows to date – and honed in DJ sets around the world.
‘Got To Keep On’ has been at the heart of The Chemical Brothers’ live shows over the last year or so, and will continue to feature alongside classics from their 25 year career as the band take on dates in the US, Europe, and the UK before landing in Australia in November.
The Chemical Brothers’ visuals have always been central to their music, and this record is no exception. Already live favourites, ‘Got To Keep On’, ‘Free Yourself’, and ‘M.A.H.’ (for which the video was shot at their recent sold-out London shows at Alexandra Palace) contain visuals created by Adam Smith & Marcus Lyall. Eight years since they last performed live in Australia, The Chemical Brothers are set to return with a show that’s become a more dynamic and relevant experience than ever, both sonically and visually!
No Geography is a return to the conditions that spawned their early hits. They built a studio within a studio, a tiny room filled with gear that had sat gathering dust in Tom’s attic for the last twenty years. Using the equipment with which they recorded the bulk of their first two albums, they found the freedom to create music in a way they hadn’t for years, embracing randomness and jagged edges, building songs around vocal samples like the snatches of dialogue they found in the late ‘60s experimental Dial-A-Poem project. Several tracks feature vocals from Norwegian artist Aurora and Japanese rapper Nene also makes an appearance.
The Avalanches (DJ set) will be joining The Chemical Brothers as special guests for all dates. The iconic Australian duo are considered to be one of the most influential acts in dance music, with their debut record Since I Left You (2000) laying a blueprint for sample-based music in the 21st century, before their long-awaited 2016 follow-up Wildflower once again blew the world away.From intimate clubs to headline slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals like Splendour In The Grass, Primavera, and Creamfields, The Avalanches’ DJ sets are lauded as masterpieces in a realm of music flooded with imitators. The Avalanches are the perfect accompaniment for fellow dance legends The Chemical Brothers.
Don’t miss out on tickets to the past, present, and future of electronic music, The Chemical Brothers. They won’t last long.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
NO GEOGRAPHY LIVE 2019
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2019
With special guests The Avalanches (DJ set)
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Break Even Recordings are proud to welcome Newcastle’s quirkiest DIY spirit FRITZ to the label family, with the announcement of a brand new 7″. This represents the first new music for the year and follows their successful trip to Austin’s SXSW and appearances at the Sydney leg of Laneway Festival and Groovin the Moo Maitland.
Having premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed last night, new single ‘Ghost Poke‘ is a swell of nervous, nauseating euphoria; glistening guitar leads sit atop buzzsaw-like rhythm section whilst Tilly Murphy hauntingly reminds us to ‘breathe in, breathe out’. Lyrically the song effervescently redefines the concept of fair-weather friendships in the millennial age; reflective of individualistic desires to get ahead and being emotionally ‘on-call’.
“Ghost Poke is a song, like many of mine, that’s about a few things in one – all quite similar topics though. ‘Ghost Poke’ is a term I coined that is basically when someone treats you like a ghost and only ever talks to you when they want something or when they’re desperate for someone to talk to.”
Tilly continues “I’ve known so many people like that and it’s made me feel like I’m alone all the time, which I’m obviously not but I’ve got it into my head that people who talk to me only do to be kind.”
Last years’ singles ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘Biggest Fool in the World’ piqued the attention of Noisey, Pilerats & Pedestrian, gained multiple spins across triple j, FBi Radio & 4ZZZ, and was added to Spotify‘s Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chords and Cardigans playlist.
Her reputation for eccentric on-stage banter and infectious laugh has gained the young musician a legion of followers. She’s toured nationally with Ruby Fields and The Grates in the past, supported Cub Sport, Middle Kids, Fazerdaze and WAAX and performed at BIGSOUND, Secret Garden, Sounds of the Suburbs and Yours & Owls.
Feature photo credit: Jason Doan
These New South Whales are thrilled to share their new single, ‘Nerve 2 Reverse’ which premiered on triple j overnight. Unmistakably punk, the track is short, loud and dangerously catchy and comes ahead of the band’s debut headline shows in London and performances at The Great Escape festival in Brighton this May. Listen HERE.
Of the track, lead vocalist Jamie Timony shares, “Nerve 2 Reverse is about deprogramming and overwriting bad code. Restore yourself to your factory settings—today!”
‘Nerve 2 Reverse’ (produced by Jonathan Boulet) is the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their debut LP You Work For Us in late 2017. Featuring radio favourites ‘Meat Hook‘, ‘Cholesterol Heart (God Bless Ya)‘, ‘Space In Hell‘ and ‘We Don’t Need You Anymore‘, the record raised eyebrows and saw critical acclaim from the likes of FBi Radio (Album Of The Week), Rolling Stone,NME and more, for its assertive sound and thoughtful and candid lyricism.
Australia’s These New South Whales are many things: a band, a TV show, an experience, a phenomenon. Taking influence from punk, metal, new wave, and goth, the foursome formed in 2011 earning an early reputation in Sydney’s underground punk scene as an obscenely compelling act. Live, they wore nipple tape and coughed up sonic hell-scapes with deeply-pitched vocals, jarring loops, and screaming guitars. All against a backdrop of smoke machines and hammering strobe lights.
By the close of 2015 the band was releasing a TV show, Season One of These New South Whales, a mockumentary comedy series that satirised the peaks and troughs of life as a band starting out—touring, bandmate stuff, music industry. The lot. Written and produced by the band themselves, TNSW the show gifted funny and weird cameos from CHVRCHES, METZ, DMA’s, DZ Deathrays and more. Due to its cult-like success, TNSW the show was shortly followed by two fifteen-minute-long specials, ‘The Life We Chose‘ and ‘How The Sausage Was Made‘.
In 2018, amid touring Australia and Europe, These New South Whales made their anticipated return to big and small screens with These New South Whales Season Two. The first ever Australian band to develop their own series licensed to a cable television network, TNSW signed a history-making deal with Comedy Central. Spanning eight episodes and featuring even bigger and better cameos than last time somehow—The Cure, Jimmy Barnes, Dune Rats, Daniel Johns, Phoebe Tonkin, Ryan Shelton, and more—and Executive Producers including Laura Waters (Summer Heights High, Lunatics), Roger O’Donnell ofThe Cure, and Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family), the second season of These New South Whales felt practically fated for success. Twenty four hours into its premiere on Comedy Central, the website was overwhelmed by traffic and crashed.
With Season Three, new music and world touring in the works, the band’s future is looking set for good things.
‘Nerve 2 Reverse’ is out now.
Listen to it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud and more.
TNSW TOUR DATES
May 2 – Shackwell Arms – London
May 4 – Live At Leeds Festival – Leeds
May 5 – Hit The North Festival – Newcastle
May 7 – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
May 9-11 – The Great Escape – Brighton
May 12 – Aussie BBQ – London
May 24 – Old Blue Last – Shoreditch
Tickets available thesenewsouthwhales.com/tour
The new album is made up of 11 new tracks including singles Longshot and 2ALL.
‘The Balance’ follows 2014’s platinum-certified debut, ‘The Balcony’ and Top 10 ARIA Chart successor ‘The Ride’, including lead single ‘7’, which hit Gold status in Australia last April.
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July 19 – Spin Off Festival, Adelaide
July 20 – Splendour In The Grass, Bryon Bay – Sold Out
July 22 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
July 23 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle – New show added
July 25 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
July 28 – HBF Stadium, Perth
The Delta Riggs have returned with catchy new single ‘Don’t You Frown’, out now on Inertia Music. ‘Don’t You Frown’ premiered last week on triple j’s Good Nights, and is the next taste of the band’s upcoming fourth album due out later this year.
‘Don’t You Frown’ confronts finality and the beginnings of a new chapter with humility and dignified poise, complemented with the band’s usual disarming charisma and knack for melody.
“The song is a posthumous perspective based off a scary experience I had from the effects of touring and living too fast,” says bassist Michael Tramonte. “The fright exposed an urge in me to express my love and appreciation for friends and family and to let them know that I would be sad to look down on them and see people frowning and not moving on with their lives. It’s more a song of celebration over a macabre or melancholic context.”
The single follows previous tracks ‘Out Of Place’ and ‘Fake That’, which served as a wake-up call for an age where Insta-fame, AR, and #fakenews dominate our digital realm. This sincere approach to songwriting saw ‘Fake That’ score a high rotation add on triple j leading into a sold out national headline tour, and clock up over 400k streams on Spotify.
Follow up single ‘Out Of Place’ was also met with widespread love, gaining a rotation add on triple j and clocking up over 270k streams and counting. Early 2019 saw The Delta Riggs take their incredible live show through Queensland on their Summer Szechuan tour, where they played to audiences in Byron Bay, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast. This was tailed by the band’s ‘Unscramble Your Lids’ east coast tour, which boasted an enviable supporting lineup of Bec Sandridge, Tiny Little Houses, and Eliza & the Delusionals, and had crowds flocking to fill 800+ capacity rooms.
The new tracks follow the band’s acclaimed 2016 album ‘Active Galactic’, featuring the hit single ‘Baddest Motherfucker In the Beehive’ which has stacked up close to 2million Spotify streams since release. The Delta Riggs have also cut their teeth on some impressive live shows, having supported Foo Fighters, Kasabian, and Primal Scream, plus performing at Splendour In the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, and Festival of the Sun.
Despite modern pressures, The Delta Riggs have stayed true to themselves. They’ve remained busy on the road, meeting and performing for real people, listening to their stories and creating genuine connections. It’s these stories, mashed with sweat, swagger, and guitars that has influenced the band’s fourth self-produced record, due for release in 2019.
THE DELTA RIGGS APPEARING AT VIVID
Friday 7th June – Potts Point Hotel – Sydney, NSW
‘Make Boogie Great Again’
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are taking 2019 by the horns! Announcing a new single in ‘Bill’s Mandolin’, a new album in ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’, their largest national Australian tour to date as well as a highly anticipated appearance at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, new UK/European tour dates, international festival dates, a worldwide signing to Marathon Records and Australian signing with Caroline Australia, the Perth rockers have laid down the gauntlet for another busy, fruitful year.
The band’s new single, ‘Bill’s Mandolin’ comes at a perfect time for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. The band, having enjoyed sold out tours through the UK and Australia, have solidified themselves as more than just the Australian buzz export. Eight sold out shows through the UK, plus an impressive debut tour of the US encompassing fourteen shows and a splash at SXSW have turned Psychedelic Porn Crumpets into a strong formidable force on the international stage. Rotation and airplay support for recent releases by Triple J and BBC Radio 1 have bolstered the band’s approach and has extended their reach. The band has carved out a space all their own, and their new single reflects the strength and dynamism continuing to flourish within their ranks.
Taken from the band’s forthcoming record, ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’, ‘Bill’s Mandolin’ is another slice of manic Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fury. A continuation of the musicianship fans have seen grow and bolden over the band’s last year of releases, this new single positions them more than ever as a band ready to explode with exciting energy. “When we were in the U.K on our last tour I was given my Grandad’s old mandolin/lute thing which I remember playing as a kid. It was such a nice gift that I had to take back to Australia, the only problem was it didn’t have a case and we had an entire tour in front of us which spanned most of Western Europe plus Australia. I carried it through plenty of customs, slept with it, took it out to pubs, navigated the streets of Amsterdam and passed out with it. It became the tour emblem and once I got back to Perth I felt like I’d done the old girl justice. I wanted to write an Ode to Bill and the travels with the mandolin that summed up the tour and sounded as chaotic as the adventures that ensued.“ Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
The band’s third studio album, due out May 31st, marks an exciting new chapter for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Recorded between Jack McEwan’s bedroom and Tone City Studios in Perth, mixed by Michael Jelinek (Gunns) and mastered by John Davis (Gorillaz, The Killers), And Now For The Whatchamacallit is representative of the band’s huge developed sound, and is their most anticipated release yet. “The original concept was to take a 1930’s carnival that had been re-imagined for future generations, a collage of Punch and Judy, Carousels and coconut shy’s that progresses in musical concepts and travels with the listener. Then as we started traveling I was swept off into my own kind of circus, the odyssey of touring life. Large nights out, larger characters, drunken recollections of foreign cities and rabbit hole-ing into insanity (kindly illustrated by Quentin Blake)”. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Spurred on from international successes through the UK and the USA, where they performed at SXSW for the first time and sold out shows in both LA and New York, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets returned home to Australia in fine form, sights firmly set on tackling The Great Escape in the UK next. Sharing a blistering live show with fans at home and abroad is something the band is well versed in, and taking to the coveted stage at Splendour in the Grass this July is another tick off an extensive bucket list. Ahead of their Splendour appearance, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are hitting the road for their biggest Australian headline dates in June supported by RAAVE TAPES, including a massive homecoming show at Perth’s Astor Theatre.
The band’s upcoming 20 date international tour will see Psychedelic Porn Crumpets also perform at a selected run of festivals including the UK’s Y Not Festival and Truck Festival, while also supporting Interpol in Germany this May and hitting the Summersonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka in August.
This massive tour news also coincides with Psychedelic Porn Crumpets signing with Marathon Records for global territories while working with Caroline Australia on a domestic front. Marathon Records, home to the likes of Honeyblood, Jagwar Ma, Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett, represents some of the world’s most exciting and diverse names, making this new partnership with Psychedelic Porn Crumpets one made in heaven.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are lapping up the road-dog lifestyle through 2019, with extensive tour dates locked down for Australian and British fans. If the band’s last runs of shows through each territory were anything to go by, these tickets won’t be hanging around long!
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday 27th April Gumball Festival Hunter Valley
Wednesday 12th June Lion Arts Factory Adelaide
Thursday 13th June The Triffid Brisbane
Friday 14th June The Croxton Bandroom Melbourne
Saturday 15th June The Factory Theatre Sydney
Friday 21st June Astor Theatre Perth
Sunday 21st July Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES
Friday 10th May The Great Escape (Patterns) Brighton UK
Saturday 11th May The Great Escape (Aussie BBQ – Dive Bar Beach Stage) Brighton UK
Monday 13th May Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Tuesday 14th May The Boileroom Guildford
Wednesday 15th May Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Friday 17th May Stereo Glasgow
Saturday 18th May The New Adelphi Club Hull
Sunday 19th May O2 Academy 2 Leicester
Tuesday 21st May The Shipping Forecast Liverpool
Wednesday 22nd May Voodoo Belfast
Thursday 23rd May The Grand Social Dublin
Saturday 25th May All East Points London
Sunday 26th May Yes Fest Manchester
Tuesday 28th May La Bulle Cafe Lille
Thursday 30th May Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Friday 31st May Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarenbeek
Tuesday 4th June Palladium Koln
Wednesday 5th June Schlachthof Wiesbaden
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July Truck Festival Oxfordshire
Friday 26th – 28th July Y Not Festival Derbyshire
Friday 2nd August Krach Am Back Festival Beelen
Friday 16th – 18th August Summersonic Festival Tokyo & Osaka
NTL Landmarks, a Newcastle outfit with an unmistakable Australian sound, have released a new single, ‘Phased’. The new music is the first release of 2019 for the band, who played at The Cambridge Hotel Easter Long Weekend Party with WAAX, Johnny Hunter, Bec Stevens and more.
‘Phased’ was premiered on Triple J Unearthed’s TOPS program this month, the track exploring the paralytic anxieties of decision making; how even going for something your really want can fill you with dread. Although it’s done in an upbeat way, so the track definitely won’t leave you with these feelings- quite the opposite. I imagine the land of indecisiveness to be a cold, dark place. This track transports you to a nice relaxing beach, a tropical themed hotel lobby, it paints indecisiveness with strokes of familiarity, from the comforting Australian twang to the surf-rock sounds.
The track was recorded at The Mansion (an amalgamation of practice spaces and bedrooms) in Newcastle, and was mixed and mastered by Fraser Marshall (PALS).
Primary songwriter Ryan Williams has a knack for honest songwriting. This new single shows off the band’s distinctly Australian style; calling to mind everything from Paul Kelly to Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
“My mum went through a big Beach Boys and B-52s phase and made us watch documentaries about them around the time we were recording” Ryan Williams explains. “I think the surf-y feeling and keyboard sounds some from those bands. No rock lobsters yet though.”
This song is the first taste of new music from NTL Landmarks since the release of their single ‘The Saint’; which scored a spin on triple j’s Home & Hosed and on triple j Unearthed too. Over the past year, the band have shared stages with These New South Wales, RAAVE TAPES, Sunscreen, and high-tails.
While you’re listening to the track, please take a minute to appreciate the single artwork by bandmember Gillian Adamson.