1 Mar

CLIENT LIAISON to embark on Diplomatic Immunity album tour

Remote Control Records in partnership with triple j, Select Music and Dot Dash are thrilled to announce the Australian Tour for Melbourne associates Client Liaison. The tour follows last year’s release of their critically acclaimed debut album Diplomatic Immunity.

Harvey Miller AO and Monte Morgan’s early shows as Client Liaison, around Melbourne at house parties and warehouse gigs, communicated an ineffable musical connection between the two former art school kids. Quickly the collaboration took on a life of its own. With Harvey mostly behind the keyboard, occasionally coming forward for a high-five or a particularly vehement fist pump, and Monte out the front, singing in a voice that climbs higher and higher, before disappearing momentarily offstage, only to reappear in a whole new ensemble of clothing. The spectacle of their performances has always been as visual as it is auditory. This is a musical sensibility that has evolved into a more holistic aesthetic mission.

2016 saw this mission venture further with ambition, having released their own high-casual beach wear fashion range. Coral and reef coloured rashies, towels and budgie smugglers continue to adorn the bodies of many for a summer they are unlikely to ever forget. With their portfolio now diversified, the band continue to enhance the Client Liaison experience and this time turn to their live performance. The live show will boast an updated office fit-out to complement their oversized water coolers, including reception desk and a Macintosh Power Mac 6100, all packed down to an efficient 34 road-cases. More than ever this is a show that reflects the identity of a band who is both international in flavour and cosmopolitan in style.

Client Liaison extend a special welcome to their newly appointed Ambassador For Future Funk, Adelaide’s Luke Million. Coming off the back of huge international success with his extended Stranger Things Remix, the synth lord will be touring with Client Liaison across the whole Diplomatic Immunity Tour.

Having soundtracked your summer Falls Festival and Field DayClient Liaison return to tour Diplomatic Immunity in March and April 2017.

This tour is a fantasy. Which is what makes it true. Coming to a city near you.

 

27 Feb

The Darkness add second Melbourne show

Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at  170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May @170 Russell, Melbourne (18+). Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! 

Frontman Justin Hawkins recently announced their tour: Rejoice, Australians fair, in your home which you so rightly claim to be girt by sea – THE DARKNESS are quite simply thrilled to be returning to your shores!

Those lovely people at Groovin The Moo festival have realised that there is simply NOT ENOUGH ROCK on your otherwise wonderful island, and have tasked us with saving YOU from inferior musical stylings.

Besides leading the stellar festival line up at GTM, we also gift you headline shows in all of Australia’s favourite cities, showcasing our trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off.

Ask any fool – a DARKNESS show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, where rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT! Come one, come all…

 TOUR DATES
Thursday April 27 – Eatons Hill, Brisbane (18+)
Wednesday May 3 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+) – sold out
Friday  May 5 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+) – 2nd and final show
Wednesday May 10 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic/Aa)
Friday May 12 – Metro City, Perth (18+)

 

25 Feb

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD’s “Flying Microtonal Banana” out now

Following the frazzled freakbeat of 2016’s Nonagon Infinity LP, the magical mayhem of the nationalGizzfest tour and their last loud summer lap on Laneway Festival, endlessly inventive rock ‘n’ roll septet, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release their new LP Flying Microtonal Banana today! Flying Microtonal Banana, released via Flightless / Remote Control Records, is the band’s ninth studio album in five years, and the first of five to be recorded and released in 2017.

Flying Microtonal Banana is King Gizzard’s first-ever experience in microtonal tuning, which features intervals smaller than a semitone and not found in customary Western tuning octaves.

“Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,”explains drummer Eric Moore. “The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a turkish horn called a Zurna.”

King Gizzard also announced special intimate 360 degree, in-the-round format, Melbourne only shows to launch Flying Microtonal Banana. Five shows at The Night Cat have sold out and a sixth show is now on sale. Tickets via oztix.com.au.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
FLYING MICROTONAL BANANA LIVE

Sat 18 March – The Night Cat, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Sun 19 March – The Night Cat, Melbourne (U-18/All Ages) SOLD OUT
Sun 19 March – The Night Cat, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Tues 21 March – The Night Cat, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Wed 22nd March – The Night Cat, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Thurs 23rd March – The Night Cat, Melbourne
Tickets via bit.ly/BananaShows

 

25 Feb

‘The Bobs Burgers Music Album’; Out Friday May 12

On Friday May 12, Sub Pop will release, via Inertia Music, The Bob’s Burgers Music Album: a massive collection of 107 songs from the first 107 episodes of 20th Century Fox Television’s Emmy-award winning hit comedy.

The album features music performed by the main cast members – Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) – singing original songs that build on the show’s unique sense of humour.

Two singles off the album released today include “Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom” and “Bob’s Burgers Theme Song”.

The album includes many of the show’s recurring and special guests, from comedians like Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Kline, Bill Hader, Zack Galifianakis and Fred Armisen, to musical guests Cyndi Lauper and Carly Simon. The album also includes an additional five “Bob’s Buskers” cover versions of songs from the show performed by St. Vincent, The National, Låpsley, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

Fans know that music is more than just a condiment to Bob’s. Sometimes silly, sometimes sprawling, always heartfelt and firmly in the voice of the show, the music of Bob’s Burgers is part of the meat of the thing itself. Whether you think your favourite is “Electric Love” or “Butts, Butts, Butts”, this collection will send you back to the record player again and again to happily change your mind.

A deluxe, limited-edition box set version of the album includes the 3xLP+7” on “condiment-colored” vinyl (ketchup red, mustard yellow & relish green), plus a hardbound lyrics book with exclusive Bob’s Burgers artwork, a soft cover sheet-music songbook, three original posters, a six-piece sticker pack, and a patch. Both the standard and deluxe LP editions include the five “Bob’s Buskers” tracks on a white 7” single.

 

For more information:

www.behindbobsburgers.com
www.facebook.com/BobsBurgers
www.twitter.com/BobsBurgersFOX
www.instagram.com/bobsburgersfox

25 Feb

Touché Amoré announce July Australian tour

Los Angeles’ very own Touché Amoré will be hitting Australian shores this July in support of their incredible new album ‘Stage Four’.

Every artist destined for greatness have that one defining album and for Touché Amoré it’s ‘Stage Four’. Named both in recognition of this being the band’s fourth studio album and for the passing of lead singer Jeremy Bolm’s mother from cancer in 2014, Stage Four is a towering record. Pitchfork described it as “A harrowing and unrelenting record, Stage Four is a glowing testament to the post-hardcore band’s melodicism, honesty, and unconditional empathy” whilst Alternative Press exclaimed  “the result is a beautifully sad collision of melody-drenched, aggressive art rock that retains plenty of the fast-paced intensity the band’s perfected.”

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25 Feb

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS announce new album “The Endless Mile”

It’s hard to imagine an Australian Rock scene without the presence of Dead Letter Circus. The alternative rock band from Brisbane have shaped the face of modern rock in Australia and influenced bands’ sounds the world over.

Ten years into a stellar and storied career that started with their exceptional debut EP, they are today pulling back the curtains to unveil The Endless Mile album – an eleven-track LP that features alternative-universe versions of that 6-Track Debut EP, as well as a selection of Re-Imagined tracks from their three LPs This is the Warning, The Catalyst Fire and Aesthesis.

The record will be released on Friday May 12th 2017 on CD, vinyl and all digital services, with pre-orders opening today, Friday 24th February. All exclusive merch and album bundle options can be found at http://smarturl.it/DLCStore and iTunes, JB Hi-Fi and Sanity will be running their own special offers for pre-orders here: http://smarturl.it/DLCTheEndlessMile

The first single to be lifted from The Endless Mile is the re-imagined “One Step” – available on streaming services this week. The brand new take on the song strips it back to basics – the melody and the lyrics – showcasing vocalist Kim Benzie’s amazing vocal range alongside a beautifully arranged piano-and-strings version of the epic song.

The record was laid down in the summer of 2016/2017, between December and January, with Forrester Savell and Matt Bartlem at Gold Coast’s Loose Stones Studios at the helm and on Production duties.

Wolfmother‘s Ian Peres came on board to play organ and piano across 8 of the album tracks, whilst Chris Carmichael arranged, played and recorded strings on 6 of them.

Vocalist Kim Benzie shares his thoughts on how far the band has come in ten years and what this album represents to them now, looking back on their catalog.

“We had dabbled a little with acoustically interpreting some of our songs before, but we’d always talked about going deeper and completely rewriting some tracks to see if they could exist in two worlds, but of equal calibre with the same depth of emotion. The ten year anniversary of the EP felt like the perfect opportunity for this, but we decided to expand it out to an album and hand picked a bunch of other songs from across the catalogue. 
   
As a concept it sounded fun, but it was actually really an absolute brain melter at times. We’ve always been about chasing the ‘goose bump’ moment when writing and our path to taking people to that moment has been very intense at maximum velocity. It took us a while to find that same doorway in a more spacious musical setting, but we definitely found it with this album.

A lot of the songs on this record had been singles in their previous incarnation so it was tough to pick one to lead with. Ten years ago the concept of a DLC song that is pretty much just piano and vocal wouldn’t have entered my mind as possible. If you viewed the scope of what we can do musically as a pendulum swings, ‘One Step’ is at the furthest end, the inverse of our usual approach and the most bare a track of ours could ever be. In a similar way to the first time this song came to us, from the first note, it just felt so right, and so epic. As the most stripped-back track on the record, ‘One Step’ seemed like the perfect choice.”

Dead Letter Circus‘ ‘The Endless Mile’ Tour will celebrate the band’s much-loved debut EP’s tenth birthday in March (with tickets becoming scarce!) and joining the Brissy boys for the whole run of shows will be Melbourne-via-Cronulla lads, Strangers, also in Acoustic mode. Re-imagining the EP as well as tracks from their extensive back catalog to honour its anniversary,Dead Letter Circus will be playing the iconic tracks with a unique new interpretation in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Bunbury and Perth in March.

23 Feb

Modern Baseball cancel upcoming US tour, announce indefinite hiatus

You got a smile that could light this town and we might need it, ’cause it gets dark around here

In the saddest news of the week, US band Modern Baseball announced yesterday that they are taking a break from the band, which has “become an immense source of anxiety”.

The band shared the news in a Facebook post, accompanying a photo with the contact details of several mental health hotlines.

Before announcing the break, guitarist Brendan Lukens tweeted “You are beautiful and terribly important. Sending love to anyone who needs it today. Myself included. Love y’all ❤️❤️❤️”

You can read the full Facebook post below.

Hey everybody, Jake here. As much as it pains me to say this, we have decided to cancel our upcoming U.S. tour dates and…

Posted by Modern Baseball on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

23 Feb

Gareth Liddiard East Coast Tour April/May

Gareth Liddiard has emerged from a month-long sabbatical in Latin America just in time to hit the road for a run of solo shows.

Aside from stories about his new found South American gangster status, he will be playing a mix of solo bangas’, Drones favourites and a sprinkling of new jingles from the brand-new band (still to be named like all neglected kids who are left nameless for long periods after birth) he and fellow Drone Fiona Kitschin have been incubating in the Nagambie hills over the New Year.

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