Friday, July 24, 2015

Szymon - Medusa


Szymon was one gifted chap. He sadly lost his battle with depression at age 23. His family and some inspired industry folk have banded together to give his unreleased LP  'Tigersapp' the attention it deserves. The third single 'Medusa' is shimmering indie pop. Szymon creates a soundscape that is both reflective and thoughtful. Keep your eyes peeled for 'Tigersapp' (to be released via Eloper Music - distributed by EMI on 21 August.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tamper - Be Well


One part Aussie, one part American, New York based Indie duo Tamper just released their debut EP last month. Stand out track “Be well” is wonderfully constructed. They get compared to Alt-J & Glass Animals and I'm a big fan of those two bands. So when their EP was sent to me I instantly fell in love. Be sure to have a listen to the rest of the EP as there are some real gems too discover.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Wells - Fractures


A beautiful debut single from Sydney group Wells'Fractures' is released on indie label Monday Records. You can download this one for a limited time for free below. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Magic America - Shock Me Sober


Seeing as it's Dry July this month, it seems fitting to share a track titled ‘Shock Me Sober’ from Melbourne garage/psych band Magic America. The guys also just dropped a dandy video clip for the track, which you can check out here. All in all, it's three and a half minutes of sonic psych goodness. This single will be featured on their debut EP, which is going to be released this spring. Till then you can download 'Shock Me Sober' for free below.

UP COMING SHOWS

Friday 17 July - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane QLD with Donny Love
Saturday 18 July - The Northern, Byron Bay NSW with Family Jordan & Sacred Shrines
Saturday 25 July - The Grace Darling, Collingwood VIC

Friday, July 10, 2015

Major Leagues - Someone Sometime


Everyone needs someone sometimes. Lennon had Yoko, Cher had Sonny and Gordon had Moore. Me personally, I love cherry cola and a fresh falafel roll from Abdul's. If you haven't had Abdul's, get on it Sydney! So, enough about power couple and tasty eateries. Brisbane garage-pop four-piece Major Leagues have just released a brand new single ‘Someone Sometime’. It's the first single from their forthcoming sophomore EP, which will be released through their new record label Popfrenzy Records. They got some great supports in every city. Go and see what all the fuss it about.

SOMEONE SOMETIME TOUR

Thursday 16 July - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane w/ The Blonde Tongue + The Goon Sax
Friday 17 July - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney w/ Jody + Blck Zeros
Saturday 25 July - Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne w/ Redspencer

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Crayon Fields - She's My Hero


I can't believe it's been 6 years since we heard anything from Melbourne darlings Crayon Fields! I have to be honest, I didn't think they would be back with frontman Geoffrey O’Connor launching a couple side projects in the last couple years (2011’s Vanity Is Forever and 2014’s Fan Fiction). But little did I know, while Geoffrey was keeping busy with new projects, the rest of Crayon Fields continued quietly working on a brand new album 'No One Deserves You' (out 25th September through Chapter Music). New single 'She’s My Hero' is a nice slice of pop with dazzling guitar licks and genuine lyrics. Yep, It's a real good thing they're back.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Uncle Bobby – My Mind Is Already Gone


I remember when my mother introduced me to Uncle Bobby. It was my granddad's 80th and we were all on my neighbours boat called "The Erect Star" (I never knew why my parents were friends with such a creep). Anyway, Uncle Bobby was a real sweet guy. He had this crazy blonde hair, shaped into a perfect bowl. He would play all kinds of psychedelic records for us and sometimes if we were lucky, we would get to jam with him on sitar and trombone.   

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MEZKO - GOLDEN



I guess it's true what they say - two's company, three's a crowd. Sydney dark-pop group MEZKO sidelined their drummer earlier this year. The Sydney duo made up of Kat Harley and Laura bailey just released their latest single 'GOLDEN'. It's atmospheric pop with glimmers of psych, synth and electronica. You can watch their shimmering video for GOLDEN here. And be sure to pick up your copy of the single, when it's released on a limited edition cassette through Moontown Records.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Thursday 16th July - Freda’s, Camperdown, Sydney
Friday 31st July - The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville, Sydney 
Saturday 29th August - Volumes Festival, Oxford St, Sydney

Monday, July 6, 2015

Leah Senior - The City Is A Stream


Born and bred in country Victoria, Melbourne singer-songwriter Leah Senior is something special. Listening to Leah's first single 'The City Is A Stream' from her new album 'Summer's on the Ground', I  was taken back to all those evenings I spent in my younger years, listening to Devendra Banhart on my balcony, watching the sun go down. Without getting too sentimental, those were some great moments. Her music conjures up feelings of nostalgia and longing. And having recently signed to Flightless Records and Remote Control Records, there is plenty to get excited about this young artist.

LEAH SENIOR UPCOMING SHOW DATES

Tuesday 14 July - The Gasometer, Melbourne - Leap and Bounds Festival
Thursday 30 July - Shebeen, Melbourne - Supporting Ella Thompson


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Laurels - Zodiac K


A killer new single from Sydney shoe-gazers The Laurels titled 'Zodiac K' has been released this week. The track features a distinctive voice whispering things like "the main thing is you learn from your mistakes, get better and believe in your ability and focus" I wonder if it has to do with the Zodiac Killer? Either way it's a tidy new tune. You can download it for free below and catch them live when they embark on a tour with Pond's frontman Nicholas Allbrook in August.

THE LAURELS AND NICHOLAS ALLBROOK 

Saturday August 1 - John Curtin Bandroom (Melbourne)
Thursday August 6 - The Brightside (Brisbane)
Friday August 7 - The Great Northern (Byron Bay) FREE SHOW 
Saturday August 8 - Uni Bar (Wollongong)
Saturday August 29 - Volumes 2015 (Sydney) *The Laurels only