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EAST INDIA YOUTH New Album Culture Of Volume Out Now

EAST INDIA YOUTH – New Album Culture Of Volume Out Now

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East India Youth - Culture Of Volume is out now via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

Over the last year, London-based East India Youth has combined strikingly original music with euphoric live performances and has quickly become recognised as one of the most experimental and captivating artists around.

Culture Of Volume is a dizzying achievement, especially given that it was — much like his debut — mainly recorded on his own, in his bedroom at home in London. He explains: “I always wanted to make quite sophisticated music using very unsophisticated means.” (It should be said however, that he got by with a little help from his friends.

Some of the tracks feature string parts laid down by Hannah Peel; legendary producer for the likes of British Sea Power and These New Puritans, Graham Sutton, is credited with mixing the album and visual artist Dan Tombs created the artwork inspired by Andy Warhol’s experiments with computer technology.)

When William Doyle first performed live as East India Youth in November 2012 to a dozen people in a tiny Dalston basement venue, it was remarkable that he made it through the entire 25 minute gig without incident. He was using a knackered Macbook with a malfunctioning USB port, an antiquated mixer and a Casio MT45 keyboard bought off eBay for £15.

Over the next years he moved on from that first performance as he released the Hostel EP in 2013 and then his critically acclaimed debut album Total Strife Forever in January 2014, which would go on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize. He went on tour with Factory Floor, supported These New Puritans and by the Summer of 2014 became a big festival draw in his own right.

It was time for East India Youth as a project to step out of the shadows and into the light; it was time to leave the hinterland and claim the centre stage space as his own.

East India Youth – Culture Of Volume is out now via XL Recordings / Remote Control. 

THE MURLOCS ANNOUNCE VIDEO FOR ‘ADOLESCENCE’

THE MURLOCS ANNOUNCE VIDEO FOR ‘ADOLESCENCE’ + ANNOUNCE GEELONG & SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW

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With the ‘Adolesence’ tour happening next month, the band have announced two new shows. They will now play in Geelong at Barwon Club on Friday 24 April, and after quickly selling out the first Melbourne show, they have added a second at the Northcote Social Club, Saturday 4 April.
Their brand new video clip for latest single ‘Adolescence’ can be seen HERE. The hilarious video was directed by Jason Galea. It features singer Ambrose Kenny-Smith playing a medieval action video game. ‘Adolescence’ is the first single from The Murlocs’ second album which is due for release in June 2015. According to Ambrose Kenny-Smith the new track is about, “Still experiencing puberty blues when you have well outgrown your teenage years. The mood swings of a 20 something dropkick”.

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The ‘Adolescence‘ tour this April will take The Murlocs to Melbourne for two shows at Northcote Social Club on Friday 3 (sold out) & Saturday 4, Sydney on Thursday 9 at Newtown Social Club, the Gold Coast at Elsewhere Bar on Friday 10, Brisbane on Saturday 11 at Wooly Mammoth, Perth at Four5Nine on Saturday 18, Fremantle at Mojos on Sunday 19 and finishing in Geelong at Barwon Club on Saturday 24. Ticket details and supports below.

The Murlocs will release their second studio album in June 2015 via Flightless / Remote Control Records, with a confirmed release date, album title, and artwork to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records + Vivid LIVE – 24th May + Reissue Back Catalogue

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records + Vivid LIVE performance at Sydney Opera House –  24th May + Reissue Back Catalogue!!!

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It’s a big Drones week.

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records, Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By And Reissue Back Catalogue starting with debut Here Come The Lies

Throughout 2015, as well as releasing their brand new seventh studio album, the Drones will be reissuing their entire back catalogue through TFS Records and making available (via their new online shop) a big pile of merch crap that’s been in a storage shed for the past seventy five years.

First of the reissues will be their outrageously wild 75 minute breakthrough LP ‘Here Come The Lies’. Released in 2002,  ‘Here Come The Lies’ was the record that cemented the bands buzz in and around Melbourne and started to get the attention of fans across state borders and overseas.  It will be available for the first time in human history on coloured, 180 gram, double gatefold vinyl LP (which includes digital download) with new artwork.
Pre order your copy here now from thedrones.com.au

2015 also marks 10 years since the release of the band’s demented classic ‘Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By’. The band will be playing a bunch of tunes off that album along with some new stuff during a special show at the Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.  ‘Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By’ will also be released for the first time on vinyl in October 2015.
Join the mailing list at thedrones.com.au for all preorder and release information.

The new shop at thedrones.com.au will also make available a bunch of new and old school limited edition T-Shirts, posters and other crap that has to date only been available at shows, as well as exclusive bundles of new stuff.

The Drones 10th Anniversary of “Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By at Vivid LIVE
Sydney Opera House – Joan Sutherland Theatre
Date Sunday May 24th
Time 7.00pm
Tickets on Sale Friday March 27th 2015 from sydneyoperahouse.com

 

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

Courtney Barnett’s highly anticipated debut album is released in Australia this Friday 20th of March and this morning Barnett marked the occasion by appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US. Courtney performed the latest single from her debut album ‘Depreston’ with Ellen calling her “One of my favourite new artists, I love her so much!”

click HERE to watch the performance

‘Depreston’ is available for free via iTunes along with first single ‘Pedestrian At Best’ when you pre-order Courtney’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit here.

Today Courtney is also excited to announce the addition of a second Melbourne show to her upcoming Australian tour after tickets to the first show completely sold out last week. Courtney will play a second show at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 16th of May. Tickets for this show will go on sale this Friday 20th of March. Last week also saw Barnett add a Tasmanian show date to her already extensive Australian tour. She will play the Wrestpoint in Hobart on Friday 24th of April, tickets for this show are on sale now.

Courtney Barnett will tour Australia on her Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour in May 2015. The tour will see Courtney Barnett play in Adelaide at The Gov on Friday 1st May, Perth at The Bakery on Saturday 2nd May, Sydney at The Metro on Friday 8th May and Brisbane at The Hifi on Saturday 9th May. Courtney will wrap up the tour in hometown Melbourne with the already sold out show on Friday 15th May at The Forum and second newly announced show on Saturday 16th May

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in Australia on Friday 20th of March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

MILK! RECORDS, REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS, VILLAGE SOUNDS, TRIPLE J & NOISEY PRESENT

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

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 01
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 02
The Bakery, Perth, WA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 08
The Metro, Sydney, NSW
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 09
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 15
*SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
SATURDAY MAY 16
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SASKWATCH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SORRY I LET IT COME BETWEEN US

SASKWATCH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SORRY I LET IT COME BETWEEN US & ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR

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Melbourne’s Saskwatch are excited to announce their third studio album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us which will be released via Northside Records / Remote Control Records on Friday 12th of June 2015.

 CLICK TO LISTEN TO ‘I’LL BE FINE’

Saskwatch today also announce the departure of original members Will, Sam, Nic and Ed (horn section and drums). Generally speaking, a change of pace is known to be a remedy for the soul. So how fitting it is that Melbourne’s nine-piece soul outfit Saskwatch have returned with a new album and a new lineup, ready and willing to take you down another path. Their latest offering, Sorry I Let It Come Between Us, is an evolutionary one at that. Shifting and sliding between guitar heavy pop, bluesy melancholy and soulful ballads, the new album offers an emotionally assertive voice matched equally in musical intricacies.

The album itself was recorded over a month long period at Mt Slippery – an old silversmith warehouse come recording studio on the outskirts of Philadelphia, America. It’s the studio of Dr Dog’s Scott McMicken and Nathan Sabatino, who together produced the album. Saskwatch have long been big fans of Dr Dog, both musically and in their work as producers, and relished at the chance to head overseas and work alongside them. The result: a raw, solemn and sparse collection of genre-jumping songs.

The first single off the album ‘I’ll Be Fine is reminiscent of the upbeat Saskwatch we know and love. It’s an optimistic and fuzzy three minutes that serves as a great preface for the ten tracks to follow. To celebrate the release of ‘I’ll Be Fine’, Saskwatch will take their new six-piece line-up on the road for the very first time, playing a string of show dates on the East Coast of Australia throughout April. Full tour dates and ticket information can be found below.

Saskwatch’s new album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us will be available on limited edition vinyl and CD and is available to pre-order via iTunes today.

If you can make it to any of the gigs below, do so. Especially the gigs with Dorsal Fins as support. they will be awesome live nights!

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UPCOMING LIVE DATES

FRIDAY 17 APRIL
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 18 APRIL
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 25 APRIL
Groovin the Moo, Oakbank, SA
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 25 APRIL
Groovin the Moo, Bunbury, WA
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SATURDAY 02 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Bendigo, VIC
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 03 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Canberra, ACT
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

FRIDAY 08 MAY
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 09 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Maitland, NSW
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 10 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Townsville, QLD
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind” In Store May 1st, Via Dew Process

Mumford & Sons unveil the first single from their forthcoming new album, Wilder Mind.

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Check it out on Vevo Here. Personally, I liked it. I quite enjoy this style of clip, and the song is great, wonderful building Folk Rock feel about it.

‘Believe’ is released on the 27th April, and precedes the band’s third album, released on May 1st through Dew Process in Oz.

Wilder Mind was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demo’d at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn.

This new album marks a significant departure for the young British band from their previous records, 2009’s Sigh No More, and 2012’s Babel. The early sessions in New York and London witnessed a change in the band’s approach not just to writing and recording, but to texture and dynamics, too.

Pre-order Wilder Mind here: www.mumfordandsons.com

Following the recent announcement of the band’s headline performance at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, Mumford & Sons are very pleased to announce the first details and line-ups for their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers.

Joining the band over the Stopovers will be the likes of The Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Ben Howard, Primal Scream, The Vaccines, Simian Mobile Disco, The Maccabees, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Dawes, and Jenny Lewis. There are no Aussie dates yet, but more are to be announced soon.Please visit the Gentlemen of the Road website for all ticket details. www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/tickets.

THE MURLOCS NEW SINGLE ADOLESCENCE+ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THE MURLOCS NEW SINGLE ADOLESCENCE+ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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After a sinfully busy summer spent touring with Mac DeMarco & Ty Segall while recording the follow up to their debut album Loopholes, Aussie Psych Sludge Rockers The Murlocs are very excited to announce  ‘Adolescence’ as the first single from The Murlocs’ second album which is due for release in June 2015!

According to vocalist Ambrose Kenny-Smith the new track is about,“Still experiencing puberty blues when you have well outgrown your teenage years. The mood swings of a 20 something dropkick”.

The Murlocs will be touring across Australia this April beginning in hometown Melbourne on Friday 3 April.

The Murlocs will release their second studio album in June 2015 via Flightless / Remote Control Records, with a confirmed release date, album title, and artwork to be revealed in the coming weeks

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SHLOHMO Announces new album Dark Red

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

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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.

Bop English Releases ‘Dani’s Blues’ From forthcoming album “Constant Bop”

Bop English Releases ‘Dani’s Blues’ From forthcoming album “Constant Bop”

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Bop English, the recording name of White Denim frontman James Petralli, has announced a debut record titled Constant Bop that will be released 17th April via Create/Control and Downtown. The first single entitled ‘Dani’s Blues’ was premiered through Gorilla Vs. Bear, who called the track “…a beautiful, sprawling, and characteristically genre-defying record.”
LISTEN TO ‘DANI’S BLUES’ HERE
“Constant Bop” is the result of years of persistence and determination/ It is an album born of real studio magic; dozens of musicians contribute to its ten tracks including White Denim’s drummer Josh Block, guitarist Austin Jenkins and bass player Steve Terebecki, as well as former Shearwater bassist Kevin Schneider.

The album sees James stepping into the light as a storyteller, enriching his already vivacious and dynamic album with vignettes of tantalising characters. With an uncanny ability as a songwriter “Constant Bop” brilliantly interweaves his own experiences with those of his dreamed-up narrators.

Musically, “Constant Bop is full of disparate influences, but under the spell of James Petralli it all makes for an incredibly coherent album. From start to finish, it’s as if embarking on a journey through James’ musical history, one that bears thrilling and enthralling moments each time the road twists and turns.

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