Achoo! Bless You, a Sydney folk-pop duo comprising singer-songwriters Ashleigh Steel & Ross James Tipper, first came to light in 2012 with the debut EP No Island. Their lead single ‘Before We Say Goodbye’ caught the attention of FBi and triple j Unearthed at radio and saw them share stages with the likes of Passenger (UK), Slow Club (UK), Tim Rogers, Tiny Ruins (NZ) and most recently, The Trouble With Templeton on their Australian national tour.
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Guards of May are keeping the momentum rolling from their previous single release in late 2013 with a brand new single and East Coast tour in April. Recorded predominantly with Matt Bartlem and also with Tyse Lee at Loose Stones Records, the followup to their wildly successful single Numbers, Arcadia, takes things to the next level. The single is out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and more on Friday March 28, just ahead of their first tour date.
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‘Standing In The Ocean’ is the new single from Calling All Cars, the second from their forthcoming new album Raise The People. Already added to triple j rotation and destined to become a fist-pumping summer anthem, the single now boasts an equally seasonal video, a narrative of sorts from the mind of Melbourne director Timothy Melville.
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Seemingly appearing from no where late last year with a debut single called ‘Yeah, Yeah’, THE NINJAS have swiftly begun to pile up their accolades. The single was quickly snapped up by Ford Ranger for an advertising campaign while the band played a plethora of shows with everyone from Velociraptor to The Cribs (UK).
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Settling are an indie-pop five-piece from Brisbane, Australia. Settling started in 2012 as the solo project of Brisbane singer-songwriter, Tim Swanston. After collaborating with local vocalist/guitarist Kurtis Tupangaia, they duo made their debut into the Brisbane live music scene, backed by their trusty laptop. Deciding that they needed to flesh out their sound, they added local musicians Andrew Markwell (lead guitar) and Becky Meimaris (drums). This addition led to a change in musical direction, taking their acoustic-led folk songs into a heavier, poppier sound.
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2013 was a year of change for Drawn from Bees, with iconic lead guitarist, Raven Danger Jones, retiring from the band. Followed by a period of unrest, discontent and failed attempts to work on recording new material, the band went into hiding.
Towards the end of the year, DFB rediscovered their mojo and began to work on material that will be in a forthcoming EP, due for release in May. During the songwriting process on a rainy Brisbane summer afternoon, Dan, Stew and Matt wrote and recorded Song for Mary Lou.
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Lost In The Trees have released their new album Past Life. It is the anticipated follow up to the Chapel Hill group’s critically acclaimed record A Church That That Fits Our Needs.
Watch/listen to the title track “Past Life” in the clip below…
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Black Stone Cherry has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, Magic Mountain which will be released in Australia on Friday 9 May.
Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), Magic Mountain will be heralded by the first single, Me and Mary Jane.
Black Stone Cherry commented on the making of Magic Mountain stating, “Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship.”
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“Happy Alone” is the new video from celebrated young band Saintseneca. The clip is an imaginative study of alienation and isolation. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album Dark Arc, out on March 28.
Saintseneca is led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little who originally hails from rural Appalachia. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes – from the Violent Femmes to Neutral Milk Hotel – Saintseneca perform songs that sound both familiar and uniquely original. The group utilizes a wide range of acoustic instrumentation with more contemporary elements such as synthesizers and electric guitars to create a seamless blend of soaring vocals and vibrant post-punk energy.
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If you haven’t heard of To Hell With Honour, you are about to and their introduction isn’t going to be polite, either. Their brutality is lauded in Western Australia and they are about to give the rest of Australia a taste.
To Hell With Honour’s EP ‘Conscious’, featuring single ‘Not Now Not Ever’, is a devastating blast to the head from the Perth 5 piece. They are hitting the ground running in 2014 and making their first foray into the East Coast metal scene with an upcoming tour.
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Dream-pop purveyors, I Know Leopard have returned with a second single, Hold This Tight, off their forthcoming EP, due out later this year. This idyllic single was written as a tribute to friendship and the strong creative ties that they’ve developed in the Sydney community since leaving their hometown of Adelaide.
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Emerging from a 2013 full of writing and touring alongside the likes of The Cribs, The Jezabels, DZ Deathrays, and Ball Park Music,The Owls stand poised to cement themselves as sonic architects with the release of Kraków, the first cut from their forthcoming EP, Own the Streets.
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Casey Barnes makes a much anticipated return in 2014 with his first single release ‘Valentine’. This beautiful ballad, which was recorded with his wife Michelle, is a really sweet love song timed perfectly for all the valentines out there with the impending date of Feb 14th fast approaching. This will be the first single off his forthcoming EP due for release in the next few months.
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Metropole is the first album in 8 years from the Chicago bred trio. It’s a blistery, hook-heavy sound with a lyrical narrative that captures what vocalist/bassist Brendan Kellys calls “that alone-in-a-crowd, stranger-in-a-strange-land kind of shit—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don’t even know what’s up and what’s down”. Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drums) took their wide range of influences and inspirations from both classic punk/hardcore bands including Jawbreaker, NOFX, Propaghandi, Bad Religion and late-’90s hip hop like Outkast’s Aquemini to create their most dynamic record to date. The samples heard throughout the album are sound recordings of street musicians, recorded by the band on their cell phones. Take the horn at the start of “Acheron River” that Kelly describes as “a dude on his back in the middle of the road, so drunk he couldn’t even see.” Or the piano at the end of “Seventeener (17th and 37th) that was a grand piano someone was playing in the middle of the street. Everything from accordion to bagpipes helps capture the urban isolation that saturates so much of Metropole.
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It’s been one hell of a year for The Dead Daisies – with the release of their debut single ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ featuring Slash, a successful tour of the USA as part of the 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, and multiple shows sharing the stage with the rock legends ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains, and Coheed & Cambria. The rock super group will finish 2013 on a high, with the release of their second single ‘Washington’ in Australia, whilst also touring the UK with The Black Star Riders and headlining their own show in Israel.
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