Monday, October 24, 2016

Los Tones - The Door


Singer Bodie's murky vocals can be barely heard amongst all the jangly guitars, buzzing bass lines and driving drums. But let's be honest here, Sydney band Los Tones produce the sort of music that would make most garage rock acts green with envy. 'The Door' is their new single and boy is it a lo-fi masterpiece. I can't wait to hear the second album in its entirety (due out sometime later this year).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Deep Sea Arcade - Learning To Fly


Like a leap year, the Olympics or a finding a new housemate, some things we have to wait four years for! And that is exactly how long we've been waiting for to hear new music from Sydney indie outfit Deep Sea Arcade. 'Learning To Fly' is the groovy lead single from their second album (due early 2017). And the single has some pretty rad art work too, I'd love to know who made it? Anyway, welcome back Deep Sea Arcade!

Learning To Fly Tour 2016 

Fri 2 Dec | Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thur 8 Dec | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Sat 10 Dec | Howler, Melbourne VIC 

Fri 16 Dec | Jive, Adelaide SA
Sat 17 Dec | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Laurels - Sonicology


Today is a good day. Firstly, it's Friday, so the weekend is upon us and it's time to relax and run wild and free. Secondly, one of my favourite Sydney band The Laurels have released their long-awaited follow up to their acclaimed 2012 debut album ‘Plains’. YES! I hear you say but four years?! Where have they been? What have they being doing? Well, don't worry, all you need to know is they are back and the music is real good. The new album is titled 'Sonicology' and I have to say that every single track on the record is sublime! Yep, all eleven tracks are killer no filler. Just take the below track 'Sonicology' for example. Dam good! If you like what you hear then head to Rice Is Nice Records and start the weekend right. Oh and check out the huge national tour. Oh baby.


DATES & SUPPORTS

THU OCT 20 - SELINA’S, COOGEE (FREE SHOW) w/ Borneo & DJ MICHAEL DAWSON 
FRI OCT 28 - THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE w/ FOREVR & Soviet X-Ray Record Club 
SAT OCT 29 - SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDOORE w/ Twin Haus & POP CULT 
WED NOV 2 - SOSUEME, BONDI (FREE SHOW) w/ MINERS 
THU NOV 3 - TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA w/ MINERS & ACADEMY 
FRI NOV 4 - THE CURTIN BANDROOM, MELBOURNE w/ Lowtide & Lalić 
FRI NOV 11 - THE NORTHERN, BYRON (FREE SHOW) w/ Twin Haus & Sunrose 
SAT NOV 12 - THE IMPERIAL, SYDNEY w/ MEZKO, Den & Machete Moon 
FRI NOV 18 - BADLANDS, PERTH w/ Flyying Colours, Gunns & Human Buoy 
SAT NOV 19 - HIGHWAY HOTEL, BUNBURY (FREE SHOW) w/ Peter Bibby's Dog Act & Gunns 
FRI NOV 25 - HOTEL GEARINS, KATOOMBA w/ Zeahorse, Imperial Broads & Broken Chip DJ 
SAT NOV 26 - RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG w/ MINERS 
FRI DEC 2 - BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART w/ Violet Swells & Lizard Johnny


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fern - Tropical


This one must have slipped through the cracks of the email machine. Piles and piles of music to listen too and sometimes it all gets away from us! Anyway, I was a big fan of Sydney duo Fern's first single 'It Comes Slow'. Here is 'Tropical' their new single. There is an absorbing driving force behind the rhythm section. The bass dominates. The guitar swirls and crackles, while the female vocals echo in pop sensibility. Sublime.