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Errors announce the release of their fourth album Lease of Life, due out 23 March 2015 on Rock Action Records in digital, CD and 12-inch vinyl formats. The album is preceded by the release of its title track, premiered today and available to buy 26 January. The Rock Action label was created by fellow Scotts, Mogwai.
Lease of Life is the follow up to Errors’ critically acclaimed 2012 album Have Some Faith In Magic. Formulated on the Hebridean Isle Of Jura – the location where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four and the place where The KLF are rumoured to have burned a million pounds – These guys sound as interesting as the back story suggests. The title track especially makes a compelling argument that this album will be compelling to hear.


Errors are Steev Livingstone, Simon Ward and James Hamilton. They are joined on Lease of Life by guest vocalists Cecilia Stamp and Bek Oliva (Magic Eye).

Listen to ‘Lease Of Life’ Single on Soundcloud

Listen/Embed to ‘Slow Rotor’ Single on Soundcloud

Watch ‘Slow Rotor’ Video Clip

SHLOHMO Announces new album Dark Red

SHLOHMO Announces new album Dark Red and shares new single ‘Buried’


chuck has sussed two tracks from this one, Buried & Emerge From Smoke and I think, judging from these tracks, this album is going to be well received by fans of Electro-anything!!

Dark Red is the second full-length album from Shlohmo, aka 25 year-old Los Angeles native Henry Laufer. The record is an uncanny marriage of his ever-evolving, richly textured sound with shades of ’90s IDM, R&B, cassette-tape Jungle, and, in an unexpected turn, sludge metal. “It sounds like if Electric Wizard tried to make an R&B record,” he says, “or Boards of Canada meets Burzum by the River Styx.” 

Shlohmo’s Dark Red is released in Australia on Friday 3rd April via True Panther / Remote Control.

Shlohmo’s music thus far exists in the poles between the subtly textured tracks of Bad Vibes (2011) and the booming sinister synths and hi-hats of his production work and remixes (such as his split EP with Jeremih, Banks’ ‘Brain‘, remixes for Drake + The Weeknd). Dark Red utilises Shlohmo’s existing palate but also mines the noises and imperfections inherent in analog production and naturally damaged sounds. Side-stepping current trends that lean towards pristine, computer-generated production, Dark Red explores natural distortion, fuzz and noise as compositional tools, intentionally distressing sounds to echo the feeling of the icy menace and emotional charge found on early black metal tapes. The result is a deeply personal listen, Shlohmo’s boldest statement yet.

This isn’t an album which fades into the shadows. The eerie, squalling synths of ‘Ten Days of Falling’ usher in a world of phosphorescent disintegration and decay; from the looming claustrophobia of new single ‘Buried‘ to the minimalist pindrop orchestration of ‘Remains’ and the carnal hum of ‘Ditch‘, there is palpable anxiety and discord. ‘Relentless‘ and ‘Slow Descent‘ explore an internal sense of pain and sorrow that adds a stark emotional charge to the record.

Laufer explains,

“When I started working on Dark Red about two and a half years ago, I had just moved back to LA and built a small studio in my apartment, mostly with my dad’s old gear from the 80s. I had just lost some people close to me and was dealing with another loved one’s health issues. I was all over the place mentally, and I think it reflects in this record whether I like it or not.

The only thing I did know going into it, was that I wanted this one to be loud, and not just loud but really really f***ing loud. I wanted the sound of the thing to be devastating and violent. Recordings that force you to feel something even if that something isn’t good. I’m proud to have made something polarizing, a record that’s strong and undeniable even in its moments of pure anxiety and confusion. It’s tragic and painful at times, but that’s all part of it and I want that to be heard and felt. You don’t have to like it, just listen to it.”

Stream new single ‘Buried’ here:

Shlohmo – Dark Red is released Friday 3rd April via True Panther / Remote Control Records.


Official Album Launch at Howler on Friday 29 November

BLACK CAB quietly launched their fourth studio album last week, a double-length entitled ‘Games Of The XXI Olympiad’. It’s taken four years, three producers, four studios and fourteen tracks, and it has been received with open arms; including 4 stars from The Age and 4 stars from The Music.

Melbournians have the chance to see the band translate the album live when they launch it at Howler  on November 29 with support from Lowtide and Queens Head.

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The album is their first in 5 years, and takes the group further into electronic territories, building on the sound of earlier singles Combat Boots and Sexy Polizei thanks to long-time Cab producer Woody Annison, with additional production by Simon Polinski and ex-Death In Vegas member Tim Holmes.

As with earlier albums such as 2004’s Altamont Diary and 2009’s Australian Music Prize shortlisted Call Signs, the band take a loose concept to create a listening experience that works as a whole. This time it’s the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic games, where systematically doped up East Germans scooped the medals and Australia went home without a gold. East German shot put gold medallist Andreas Krieger was so steroid enhanced she became a he in 1997. Black Cab like a good story with both winners and losers.

Lowtide’s Lucy Buckeridge and Mon Brumby contribute sultry backing vocals, and the omnipresent Shags Chamberlain adds bass and moog to dance up tracks like Go Slow and the epic 10 minute tribute to performance enhanced East German swimming, Supermädchen.

Click HERE to listen to Supermädchen
Click HERE to listen to Go Slow
Click HERE to watch a video for Victorious
Click HERE to watch an album trailer

Games Of the XXI Olympiad is Black Cab’s fourth LP in 10 years, a four year odyssey that has finally made it into the stadium and is going for gold. It’s out now on Interstate 40 Music / Remote Control. Black Cab play at Howler in Melbourne on Saturday 29 November, tickets available HERE

info from www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au an awesome indie rock label.

This album is becoming a chuck fave, if you’re in Melbourne, recommended night out for you above.