Entries in australia (31)
Our friends down unda have been not-so-quietly making big waves back home with a killer live show and new infectious releases. The latest "Ghost VS" delivers the catchy synthy and upbeat guiat riffs that's becoming a staple of The Belligerents. Cheers mates.
Dare we say Two Door Cinema Club meets The Foals?
Will it be crocodile canapDes, emu burgers, kangaroo steaks or even koala-shaped cupcakes for dessert?
She could float... away...
Equal parts psychodelic surf rock (think Tame Impala), aggressive electric rock (think Nine Inch Nails), and indie electric punk (think LCD Soundsystem), Jagwar Ma recently leapt from the jungle onto Zane Lowe's BBC One Radio stage with the release of their new single "The Throw".
Listen to the whole six minutes and fifty three seconds and you'll see what we mean.
You've got what I want
But I can't get away
I keep my pride tucked in my shirt
Steeped in splashes of yacht rock, hopeful house music and an avid appreciation for the ʻ80s, Panama make music that is as brimming with a quiet, golden nostalgia as it is bright and anthemic in its delivery.
The "It's Not Over"vid, cast and shot in Berlin, debuted on October 4. Crack a tinnie and enjoy.
Forever So is this Australian four piece's debut album and arrives via the Sub Pop label and are gigging in a U.S. town near you over the next few months.
"The band's shared passion for classic sounds, rich harmonies, and artful songwriting points back to the artists they grew up on: Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, the Beach Boys. After playing separately in small local bands, the foursome began playing as Husky in late 2008. In a junk-filled bungalow behind Gawenda’s rented house, using borrowed equipment and siphoned electricity, they cobbled together a studio. They used every corner of the little cottage – bathroom, kitchen, corridors – to preserve the vibe of that unique time and place and give instruments and voices room to breathe, echo and resonate."
You have probably hadn't heard of Husky, but they've been making waves back home in the land of plenty and are primed for a states takeover.
Meet Brisbane via Cairns singer-songwriter Emma Louise. Her somber indie-pop 2011 hit Jungle has drawn comparisons to The Jezabels and Sarah Blasko and garnered well-deserved attention.
This brand new track "Boy" is a "swaying, mid-paced song shows that there’s a real solid foundation to her songwriting, plenty of depth and broader talent than some may expect. It’s an alluring first taste that will make you very excited for the album’s ensuing release."
She’s recently toured with Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke, and her debut EP Full Hearts & Empty Rooms was one of the best-received Aussie releases of the year. Having just returned from a US tour and SXSW appearances, she's set to make 2012 the year the rest of the world starts noticing.
Think TV On The Radio meets Tame Impala. Australia's Pond is a musical collective featuring an ever-changing line-up actually including three members of said Tame. Last month they delivered a brand new album entitled Beard, Wives, Denim. It's "an audio diary of ten friends' strange, terrible and blissful time in the country trying in vain to be a wholesome family band. It sounds just like it, distorted and woozy and fractured and ultimately nostalgic and loving."
In 2010, at a friend's farmhouse in Eagle Bay, Western Australia, Pond piled in with all their instruments, amplifiers, friends, recording equipment and Sam Ford to record Beard, Wives, Denim. After two weeks of Lord of the Flies-esque bonding with frisbee and guitars and absolutely no religion or wood chopping or wives or beards, the album was finished.
Off the double A side single “See The Light // All Through The Night”
Out now via the Wolf & Cub Bandcamp.
Produced, recorded and mixed by studio wunderkind Burke Reid (Gareth Liddiard, Jack Ladder, Dan Kelly) at Big Jesus Burger in Sydney, both "See The Light" and "All Through The Night" offer documented aural proof of an evolving band. "See The Light" is primarily driven by a snaky bass line, the reverb rich vocals deliver a subtle but persuasive hook tempered by chiming delayed guitars. Meanwhile, "All Through The Night" is dreamy pop floating on a fragile falsetto vocal, with amphetamine bass pulse, broad sonic guitar brush strokes and sparse drumming.
Shows in ADEL, MELB & SYD throughout March / April to launch the single. For all details head to www.wolfandcub.com
After years of touring together, the singer/ songwriter brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone recently separated and are each launching their own own solo projects. "Broken Brights" is a strong start for Angus Stone's first single.
"These writings from the record are of great shift for me in the story telling of these past four years of traveling. Playing this record live is going to be quite a euphoric walk for me. I'm ready at the end of the year to get a rucksack together with a few well needed treasures and a bunch of new and old friends and get to taking off down the road throwing our hats to the wind."
With some subtle hints toward the corporate greed, the lyrics hit on petty theft and even romance as The Belligerents follow up their debut EP with a fresh new twist on their indie pop.
The five-piece dance band from Brisbane released their debut EP Less Arty More Party earlier this year and took it and a troysnoise promo video around Australia on an eight-date tour. This track and three others will be part of an EP released in early '12.
City Riots will be on tour in Australia supporting Gyroscope throughout November. The new EP is available through MGM. Get it here.
Writing and recording was done mainly in Chicago with the help of renowned producer Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins and The Dandy Warhols).
The Daylight Braves are an Adelaide (Aussie) four piece whose guitar-driven pop, psychedelic and blues sound draws on various influences from the 60's and 70's, with the most apparent ones being The Smiths, Bob Dylan, and The Doors. This very new band put out six tracks in mid-August, including "Summer at Last" and "Red Strip," check out the entire Liquid Sun EP on their bandcamp page.
"Great swirling guitars and driving rhythms. Psych-rock as it should be."