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COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ FOR RECORD STORE DAY + OZ TOUR STARTS

COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR STARTS

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Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for ‘Kim’s Caravan’ from her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia . ‘Kim’s Caravan’ will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’ as the B-Side.

Check It Out HERE!

Courtney tells us some background about the track which is written in part about environmental concerns for the Great Barrier Reef saying ‘Kim’s Caravan‘ is an apocalyptic tale of our world painted black with oil and soot, painted red with blood and greed. The song was born when blessed with time to reflect, feeling the frustration and helplessness of the destruction of my environment and the litter of humans within it. It was partly inspired by watching Black Rain Falls, a documentary about Midnight Oil’s concerts out the front of the Exxon building in NYC in 1990″. These issues and concerns are also depicted in the cover art drawn by Courtney especially for this release.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out now in Australia via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

COURTNEY BARNETT
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR MAY 2015
SUPPORTED BY TEETH & TONGUE**

FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
w/ Tiger Choir (**Teeth & Tongue not appearing in Hobart)

THURSDAY APRIL 30 
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

FRIDAY MAY 01 *SOLD OUT*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

SATURDAY MAY 02 *SOLD OUT*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

SUNDAY MAY 03 
The Bakery, Perth, WA

THURSDAY MAY 07 
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

FRIDAY MAY 08 *SOLD OUT*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

SATURDAY MAY 09 *SOLD OUT*
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD

THURSDAY MAY 14
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

ERRORS NEW ALBUM ‘LEASE OF LIFE’ OUT 23RD MARCH ON ROCK ACTION

ERRORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘LEASE OF LIFE’ OUT 23RD MARCH ON ROCK ACTION RECORDS
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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.

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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
https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/errors-lease-of-life/s-e7sKl

Listen/Embed to ‘Slow Rotor’ Single on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/errors-slow-rotor/s-hcgGX

Watch ‘Slow Rotor’ Video Clip
http://youtu.be/j-F3_Me–a4?list=PL75yZW2dFhGq3hU8CQovWj-XUUfWuB9XT

COURTNEY BARNETT ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

COURTNEY BARNETT ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 
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After having what can only be described as a truly amazing breakthrough year in 2014, Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is today incredibly excited to announce details for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album entitled Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. The first single to be lifted from the album is ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which received its worldwide radio premiere via Zane Lowe on BBC1 this morning.
CLICK TO LISTEN TO ‘PEDESTRIAN AT BEST’
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in Australia on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. Recorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett’s pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious.

On first single, ‘Pedestrian At Best‘, Barnett turns the microscope’s glare on herself, as she lets loose an internal monologue crammed with twisting rhymes, inside jokes and self-deprecation while she muses on the fleeting nature of fame and what may or may not come after (“I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success, but I digress. At least I tried my very best… I guess”).

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is available for pre-order today on Deluxe White Double Gatefold Vinyl, Single LP Regular Black Vinyl and CD via www.courtneybarnett.com.au.

Courtney Barnett is currently touring Australia as a part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. 

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 

is released on Friday 20th March 2015

via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records

CLIENT LIAISON’S CHRISTMAS BONUS

CLIENT LIAISON’S CHRISTMAS BONUS – Share ‘Groove The Physical’ Video

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Slice the turkey, cut the rug and turn the treble up to 11. Christmas has come early as Client Liaison happily gift to all their latest clip for ‘Groove The Physical,’ taken from their debut self-titled EP out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

Shot at Melbourne’s premier night spot Hugs & Kisses, Director Thomas Moody sought influence from Japanese night clubs on a recent journey to Tokyo.

Harvey Miller AO and Monte Morgan will enjoy a brief hiatus in Fiji before returning to play Boogie Nights at The Falls Festival. Until then may the peace and blessings of Christmas be yours; and may the coming year be filled with happiness.

Put it on the company card. Too much is never enough. Think nothing. Feel everything. Pleasure is good. Fantasy is truth. Experience Client Liaison.

Client Liaison’s ‘Groove The Physical’

COLLARBONES NEW ALBUM RETURN OUT NOW

COLLARBONES NEW ALBUM RETURN OUT NOW

Collarbones third album Return is out now worldwide by Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control Records.

collarbones Collarbones’ Travis Cook and Marcus Whale met in 2007. With Cook in Adelaide and Whale in Sydney, the duo have not let distance stop them and have since co-written and produced three full-length albums together, beginning with their brilliant debut album Iconography and second album Die Young in 2012. Since then, Collarbones have performed collaboratively with Synergy Percussion at Vivid Sydney and released a mix tape Atlantis 2014 that featured the single ‘Burnout’. The duo have pushed boundaries with their dense, compelling live show – supporting Jessie Ware, Deerhunter, How To Dress Well and a string of local collaborators and friends including Rainbow Chan, Guerre, Oscar Key Sung & Martin King.

Return is an album of 9 songs that documents the erratic mood swings which come after a break up and the narcissism that follows. It deals with the fantasies surrounding love, and hones in on harsh realities. Collarbones have often played with the idea of genre and this album sees the collaborative band delving in many directions, in order to find their own path. The sincere and compelling sound of Return bridges the Teen Idol meditations found on earlier albums and solidifies Collarbones as a true gift to listeners.

Return is available now to stream and on digital. Pre-order vinyl for late December delivery.

Collarbones’ Return is out now via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control Records.

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Review: Elliott Smith – Elliott Smith: an Introduction

Artist: Elliott Smith

Album: Elliott Smith: an Introduction

Label: Kill Rock Stars

Date: 2010

Rating: 74 / 100

 

Elliott Smith’s life was a troubled and murky pool even to the end, having died under circumstances still unresolved at age 34 in 2003. Under the surface of his gentle finger-picking guitar style, hushed vocals and Beatlesesque melodies lies a lyrically turbulent battle with relationships, mental issues and addiction. You will undoubtedly never have heard a rock singer swear so sweetly that it almost takes the venom from the words.

 

His recording career started with post-punk rock band Heatmiser, before a solo home-recorded tape reached a pair of ears that mattered at music label Cavity Search and his solo career was born. Unfortunately, if you are a fan, that solo career only saw five albums of material before his death. This compilation draws from all those albums plus the post-humus released album ‘From a Basement on a Hill’ (2004) and the ‘New Moon’ (2007) outtakes compilation.

 

That all being said, what’s it sound like? A beautiful introduction to his music if you are new to Elliott Smith, the only flaw being that it relies too heavily on the ‘Either/Or’ (1998) album. There are also no unreleased tracks here, just remixed or new mixes of Last Call, Angel in the Snow & a single version of Happiness from ‘Figure 8’ (2000), so if you’ve got it all you don’t need this. One gets the feeling though that the family trust has omitted some equally pretty and compelling tracks due to their adult content and this compilation has suffered to some extent for it.

 

Standout tracks; Waltz #2, Between the Bars, Pretty (Ugly Before) and Miss Misery.

Review: Alexander Tucker – Third Mouth

Artist: Alexander Tucker

Album: Third Mouth

Label: Thrill Jockey

Date: 2012

Rating: 89 / 100

 

I first heard Tucker from his previous album, 2011’s Dorwytch, his first LP for Thrill Jockey. To my ears, Dorwytch was Tucker’s best release to date. From that context this album was always going to struggle to sound as fresh and potent.

 

The creative force however, flows strong in this one as Tucker has seen a busy 12 months, recording solo, as a member of Grumbling Fur and Imbogodom. Thankfully Tucker is capable of delivering quantity with quality, a rare talent in the world of music.

 

Third Mouth delivers superbly, from the cover art (my favourite for 2012) to the lyrical content to the high watermark he reaches with his voice on this album compared to his earlier work reveals an artist who is striding forward and striving for more. He sounds more at one with his voice and its limits than on previous recordings a confidence that yields some very pretty results.

 

Tuckers use of cello, guitar, tamboura, electronics and voice, point to a brilliantly refined avant pop recording. All droned and blended together like a gothic psychedelic Van Gogh night-vision. Gothedelica anyone??

 

The more I listen the more I like about this album. Fewer tracks stand out in the mind because the standard is higher than on previous recordings. That being said, The Glass Axe, Mullioned View, Window Sill, Sitting in a Bardo Pond and RH are sublime examples of where Tucker is heading musically.

 

And did I mention the cello. Silky smooth dark Chocolate for the ears.