Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Banoffee - Ninja

Banoffee is the solo project of Martha Brown, an up and coming musician from Melbourne. 'Ninja' is a delightful song that has a mix of pop, R'n'B and minimal electro. Currently Banoffee is working on her debut Ep. Due out sometime later this year. Can't wait to hear what this girl is cooking. Watch the video for 'Ninja' here

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We Were Heads - Whistling Dog Rickster

Dirty garage rock from come from all around the world and today it comes from We Were Heads who live in Toronto, Ontario. This 3 piece produce and released 'Whistling Dog Rickster' themselves off Wolfshirt Records. Enjoy this noise-rock gem and the weird dog eating tea collage.

Monday, July 29, 2013

MTNS - Lost Track Of Time

Space that is rich and diverse, filled with soaring ambient synths and perfect electronic tempos. 'Lost Track Of Time' is the debut single from Brisbane's MTNS aka Mountains. These guys are fresh on the scene and from little we've heard, we can expect greater things for MTNS. You can purchase 'Lost Track Of Time' from Itunes here.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

SHAKY HANDZ - And Tim Said

SHAKY HANDZ are a lofi punk band from Sydney. 9 days ago they dropped their first single 'And Tim Said' and only joined Facebook early this month. Other than the fact they play catchy garage punk and draw cool cartoon critters, I don't know much about them. But who really cares? It's great to have bands like SHAKY HANDZ popping up around town. While we wait for more music, you can purchase/download 'And Tim Said' from their Bandcamp.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Transistors - Your Life Could Be So Easy

Grungy punk goodness for your friday! Transistors track 'Your Life Could Be So Easy' is lifted of their new record 'Is This Anything' due out August 2nd. Full of punchy teen angst and good times, this track is best consumed visually. And seeing as the boys dropped the video today, enjoy this cheeky dig at late night informercials.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Damn Terran - Lost

Having a reputation as one of Melbourne’s rawest live bands. Damn Terran take their scruffy rock to another level with their new single 'Lost'. The back and forth male female vocals sit nicely with the layers of fuzzy guitar and driving bass lines. Catch this post-punk trio on the road in October when they tour their self-titled debut LP in Australia. Due out on the 20th September.

Holy Holy - Impossible Like You

Inspired 70's rock 'Impossible Like You' is the first anthem from Holy Holy, the project of guitarist/producer Oscar Dawson (Melbourne) and singer/songwriter Timothy Carroll (Brisbane). Carroll's dreamy story telling vocals complement Dawson's edgy 80's sonic guitar work. It's music most wouldn't dismiss. Take mum out when Holy Holy tour with Ainslie Wills next month.

Sunday 11th Aug  | Queen Street Mall, Brisbane (daytime show)
Tuesday 13th of Aug  |  Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane 
Thursday 15th Aug  |  High Tea, Sydney
Friday16th Aug  |  News Agency, Sydney 
Thurday 22nd Aug  |  Workers Club, Melbourne

Monday, July 22, 2013

Lanterns - Falling To Pieces (ft. Gin Rickeys)

Lanterns is a Sydney producer who plays multi-instruments and only a couple months ago gave us the lush sounding 'Lost In Space'. Now he has teamed up with Gin Rickeys and dropped 'Falling to Pieces'. It's a diverse electronic mash up, mixed with dreamy vocals and talented production. keep your eye on Lanterns.

Friday, July 19, 2013

SAFIA - Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues

Bit of blues, bit of electro and a killer chorus, SAFIA's 'Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues' is a fine example of new Australian music. The Canberra three piece are going from strength to strength this year. They recently dropped their new video and it goes to show that you don't need a big budget to execute a good video. Lose yourself in SAFIA

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Straight Arrows - Can't Stand It

Lofi garage punk brats Straight Arrows are back with their new 'Never Enough 7" 'Can't Stand It' is all crunchy, scrappy, feel good noise pop. If you dig this tune, then be quick and purchase the 7" here or grab it in person when they play these dates:

Friday, July 19 | Imperial Hotel, Erskineville w Royal Headache 
Friday, Aug 16 Barwon Club, Geelong - Antifade Party w Bits of Shit
Saturday, Aug 17 Grace Darling, Fitzroy - Antifade Party w Bits of Shit

Sures - Waste

"Following the pattern, realising your nothing" is one of the lines from 'Waste', the first single for Sures forthcoming EP 'The Night Hero Waste Time Getting Better'It's not all gloom, there is plenty of smooth vocals, subtle synths and grungy guitar to make you wanna eat a four pack of Cornettos. The EP is out 23rd August through Ivy League. In the meantime, you can purchase ‘Waste’ on iTunes here and for those in Sydney, catch Sures live.

Friday, 16th Aug| The Standard, Sydney w Glass Towers

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Flake - Blue

A sprinkle of Indie pop, a teaspoon of shoegaze, a cup full of lush husky female vocals and throw in a killer solo towards the end and you have baked yourself a pretty dam fine tune! 'Blue' is the first taste from Stephanie Crase aka Summer Flake from her debut album 'You Can Have It All' which is out on Sept 6, through Rice Is Nice.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Red Lights - Chaperone

Dean, Dave and Davin make up Melbourne trio The Red Lights. 'Chaperone' is the first tune from the upcoming release of their second EP. They sound a little like The Kooks and other Brit pop bands in the early naughties, but all the while having their own distinctive Australian sound. This track will have you dancing and singing along in the very catchy chorus.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Constant Mongrel - Complete

'Complete' is the first track on 'Heavy Breathing', the first LP from Melbourne band Constant Mongrel. Call it post-punk, art noise, slacker pop or whatever you want, the truth of the matter is it's a dam fine tune. 'Heavy Breathing' is out on vinyl July 30 and August 9 on CD through US label Siltbreeze, with distribution in Australia from the good folks at R.I.P Society. You can also catch them live in Sydney next month. 

Saturday, Aug 10 | The Red Rattler as part of Repressed Records' 11th birthday.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hollow Everdaze - Ships

Blissfully sailing down a river shaped like a serpent. Stained glass, hazy visions of the horizon and a feeling of complete enlightenment. Jump on board with Hollow Everdaze's track 'Ships' and be sure to catch them on their Australian album tour in August with special guests 'Contrast'.

Friday, Aug 2 | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 
Thursday, Aug 8 | FBi Social Club, Sydney 
Friday, Aug 9 | Terrance Bar, Newcastle
Saturday, Aug 10 | Pheonix Bar, Canberra
Saturday, Aug 17 | Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Saturday, Aug 24 | The Barwon Club, Geelong

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Violent Soho - In The Aisle

Cargo pants, Airwalks, redskins, nintendo 64 and long summer nights when you would hang out way past dinner time at the local skate park, these nostalgic memories run riot when I listen to 'In The Aisle' the first single to be taken from Violent Soho's forthcoming LP 'Hungry Ghost'. Like Green Day, Bad Religion and Offspring, bands I'd listen to growing up, this track is about the good times. It's raw slacker punk attitude is just what the Australian music scene needs. 'Hungry Ghost' is out September 6, 2013 through I OH YOU.

Wednesday, Aug 14 | Brighton Up Bar, Sydney w Bearhug 
Thursday, Aug 15 | Liberty Social, Melbourne w Damn Terran 
Friday, Aug 16 | Crowbar, Brisbane w Roku Music & Postblue

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

House of Laurence - 86 Tour (Drifting Haze)

Tranquil beauty, sonic experimentation and daytime dreaming are some of the things that come to mind when I hear House of Laurence's track '86 Tour (Drifting Haze)'. It's smooth transitions from fuzzy psychedelic rock (Tame Impala) to the dark explosive riffs (Sydney's Dead China Doll) and warm story telling vocals reminiscent of Pink floyd and Queen. This track has it all. The Melbourne lads released their self titled Ep back in Nov 12' and I'm glad it got to my ears when it did. If your a fan of this track, then you won't be disappointed with the rest of the Ep.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

GO/NO-GO - Desperate Romantics

Go-No/Go are 5 piece from Sydney, who play a combination of new wave, indie dance and electroclash. Think the love child of The Editors, Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys then throw in some influences from 80's post punk bands from the UK and your close. Their first single ‘Desperate Romantics’ is off their new album 'Holding Pattern'.

Hoodlem - Through

'Through' is the first single from Melbourne electronic act Hoodlem. The female vocals are dreamy. The spaced out minimal beats will have you swaying from side to side and the over all production on this synth-pop number is crafted and refreshing. If you enjoy this track then I'd say look out for more amazing things to come from this relatively new artist. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Loon Lake - Cherry Lips

Loon Lake are a 5 piece from Melbourne. They play catchy indie pop that will have you pulling shapes on the D floor till the wee hours of the morning. The music video for ‘On Fire’ has been getting fans into quite a stir since its release in March but the boys havent announced when they plan to release the rest of the long-awaited debut album, hopefully before 2014. In the mean time enjoy 'Cherry Lips'.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sir Quilt - Love Her Way

Sir Quilt is a solo artist who is in the middle of writing/mixing/recording his debut solo record. Half the album was recorded in Vancouver Canada before he was kicked out and shipped back to Australia. 'Love Her Way' is an instrumental number with a 60's vibe that will surely have you pressing repeat. Look out for his album titled 'Moving Pictures' due out August 2013.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Drake The Fake - Why Can't Rock'n'Roll Be My Girlfriend

We all wish that sometime Rock'n'Roll would be our girlfriend. She would stay out late, dance all night and not worry about breakfast kebabs in the parking lot at 6am. But the world ain't perfect and Melbourne rockers Drake The Fake have written their new one about those late night dream girls. Somewhere between Death From Above 1979, Chk Chk Chk and The Rapture, Drake The Fake deliver a very energetic and refreshing rock'n'roll number. Check them when they're on tour, you won't be disappointed. 

Friday, July 5 | Music Makers Club #13, The Burdekin Hotel, Sydney 

Saturday, July 6 | TBC, Sydney (Check Facebook for Venue) 
Thursday, July 11 | Coniston Lane, Brisbane F
Friday, July 12 | Warehouse Party, Sunshine Coast (AA) 
Saturday, July 13 | Kings Beach Tavern, Sunshine Coast

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ride Into The Sun - Hunt Like Wolves

Reverb drenched guitars, tambourine and classic droned out rock and roll licks is the popular psychedelic sound of the last couple years. Bands like The Black Angles been the main international leaders of this ever increasingly popular genre. One such band in this vain is Adelaide's Ride Into The Sun.  They have just released a mini self-titled record, which will have you hypnotically humming along. If you're in their hometown this weekend catch them when they play with The Morning After Girls, another shoegaze band worth checking out.

Saturday, 6th July: Jive Bar, Adelaide.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Vapour

Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" was an amazing song in 2007 and still is, you probably still listen to 'For Emma, Forever Ago' when your feeling emo. Just as Atmospheric and honest is 'Vapour', the first single from Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Bedroom producer Tim Bettinson maybe still in high school but his singer/song writer skills and production on this track are years ahead of his time. If your a fan of Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear, you'll love 'Vapour'.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Major Leagues - Endless Drain

The cold Sydney weather at the moment is drawing me to music about the beach, the sun and the good times and why not? Major Leagues new single 'Endless Drain' has just the right amount of indie, pop and garage to make you dance till the sun comes up! I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from these Brisbane natives in 2013.. till then you can purchase 'Endless Drain' from their Bandcamp.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Going Swimming - Sluts Who Stole Our Palm Tree

It really sucks when sluts steal your palm tree and what better way to vent your anger and disappointment then to write a 1:38 minute surf punk number! That's exactly what Melbourne four piece Going Swimming have done. It's short, sharp and makes you wanna dance and shake. To celebrate their new single, the band are squeezing into a van and venturing along the east coast for a whirlwind run of shows. Be sure not to miss these party monsters* when they're in your town!

Thursday 4 July: The Terrace Bar, Newcastle (with Bigger Cages, Hey Lady) Friday, 5 July: FBi Social, Sydney (with The Tsars, Service Bells, Jugular Cuts) Saturday, 6 July: The Front Bar, Canberra (with Claws and Organs) 
Friday, 19 July: Grace Darling, Melbourne (with Ceres, Skyways Are Highways)
*Stealing their palms trees may result in beatings..

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lime Cordiale - Bullshit Aside

That sweet feeling when you have no worries, no bullshit, no nonsense. Just a pina colada in your hand and white soft sand between your toes. That's what I imagine when I hear the new single 'Bullshit aside' from Sydney's Lime Cordial. Warm summer rhythms, laid back vocals, rolling drum beats, soft Synths and even some faint trumpet can be heard. Catch them when they tour the east coast of Australia:

Friday, July 5: The Standard - Sydney 
Saturday, July 6: The Small Ballroom - Islington, NSW 
Friday, July 12: The Loft - Warrnambool, VIC 
Saturday, July 13: The Workers Club - Melbourne,VIC 
Thursday, July 18: Black Bear Lodge - Brisbane, QLD 
Friday, July 19: Sol Bar - Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday, July 20: The Great Northern - Byron Bay, NSW