Luscious three-part harmonies soaring above striking melodies and catchy guitar hooks is the sound of Melbourne pop-darlings The Little Stevies. Each song’s a story you’ll want to hear again, as the personalities of all the band members come shining through. Cheeky, charming, moving.
Having just finished a tour with Lior, it has been a busy year for GOSSLING, having already supported the likes of Lamb, The Whitlams, Jamie Cullum, Newton Faulkner, Whitley and Mark Scholtez in 2010. In addition Gossling impressed crowds at her own headlining shows in Melbourne and Sydney, all off the back of her EP “If You Can‟t Whistle‟. The impressive debut features the sublime “Days Are Over” which quickly became a regular feature on Triple J’s play list.
Evil Eddie releases his debut solo single, ‘Queensland’.
With the song already added to rotation on triple j, the video for ‘Queensland’ is also causing quite a stir around the country. Complete with Gold Coast Meter Maids, bananas, crocodiles, and everything else quintessentially Queensland, the video has (not surprisingly) racked up quite a bit of online exposure, and was featured as Rage’s Indie Clip of the Week
“When you listen to ‘ROPES’, the debut EP from Perth natives LACEY, one of the first things you’ll notice is the band’s incredible penchant for writing sobering, incisive lyrics, phrased perfectly in the sweetest pop melodies. Their rhythms are tight and infections and their tones, soothing. The end result is a sound that unintentionally seductive, but defiantly addictive…” LACEY
“Transvaal Diamond Syndicate have honed their craft. They have found their market. They have forged their trade routes in the industry. They are the smugglers of fine dirty, foot-stompin’, hard hittin’ blues rock. Their black market tunes come from a place of sweat, tears, blood and hardship – love lost, tribulations endured… rough, raw and unclean…” TRANSVAAL DIAMOND SYNDICATE – Facebook
“Los Capitanes is a controversial and turbulent new-age love story; like Sid and Nancy, Kurt and Courtney, or Bert and Ernie. Kent describes the band as ‘a sexless marriage, except with heaps of sex.’ Essentially, they are the sonic equivalent of the best, loudest, and most irresponsible and enthusiastic sex you can imagine…” Los Capitanes – Facebook
Straight Arrows formed almost 3 years ago in a Sydney wasteland. Initially finding trouble and frustration with regular venue operation, Straight Arrows began a 4 month residency in a small space above notorious (and now shut-down) gay bar The Newtown Hotel that culminatined in the release of their debut 7” record. Since this point the band have… Continue reading about Straight Arrows here.
LifeMusicMedia asks Straight Arrows main man Owen Penglis –
Who, What or Where is your favourite…
Whoever in the band actually bothered to make a compilation cd for the tour.
Live Act :: I saw King Khan and BBQ throw food all over the opera house a couple months ago. That’d ruled! Lou Reed was falling asleep up the back of the room on a chair throughout. Otherwise the Mummies or Billy Childish.
Album :: Os Mutantes’ first
Track that changed your life :: Louie Louie!
City to play in :: Houseparty anywhere! Or Canberra. Really.
Movie :: Any shitty punksploitation film, especially if it’s got ‘punk’ zombies. Return of the Living Dead!
Gadget :: Fuzz pedal? Car? Internet? 7 inch record? Skynet?
Who, What or Where is your favourite…
DJ :: Gamma..
Live Act :: local/current – Colour Age (Melb),
int./past – INXS 80s &90s
Album :: War by U2
Track that changed your life :: London Calling – The Clash
City to play in :: Adelaide
Movie :: West Side Story
Gadget :: I hate gadgets.. i’m technology retardant
Food :: Waves’ Chicken Scollopini