By Meghan Player
After the successful release of their single, ‘Empty Hands’, Brisbane 5-piece Art of Sleeping are about to release their latest single, ‘Above The Water’.
Not wasting any time, the track grabs your attention from the get go, with a wonderful, whimsical melody – beautifully complimented by frontman Caleb Hodges soulful, haunting vocals.
Drumming up comparisons to Grizzly Bear, the track progresses naturally, building into an achingly gorgeous chorus that grabs hold of your heart and mind. This is a band that not only grabs your attention, but deserve it.
Continue reading Single Review: Art Of Sleeping – ‘Above The Water’
By Meghan Player
With the local, and indeed international, alt rock/indie/folk sciences currently thriving thanks to the likes of Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, Mumford & Sons and City & Colour – it was only a matter of time before the young Australian acts started enjoying some well-deserved attention.
Enter Central Coast quartet, Elliot The Bull.
Continue reading Album Review: Elliot The Bull – Elliot The Bull
Katchafire lead vocalist Logan Bell takes time out with Life Music Media.
LMM: You’ve just completed a massive headline tour of the USA, playing quite a few iconic venues. How was that experience?
Logan Bell: The boys have been touring the USA quite hard for the last 7 years, and it has exploded, reggae scene in the USA is huge, our sound has been excepted among Americans and it’s really started to be noticed. We have sold out iconic venues such as The House Of Blues, headlined festivals like the Orange County Fair, and Sierra Nevada festival… All really big shows and amazing experiences!
LMM: I understand that a documentary is in the making?
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Review by Billy Geary
On the 13th of April last year, The Tea Party announced that they had reformed after a six-year break. A tour of their native country in Canada quickly followed and, as such, it was only a matter of time before the Reunion Tour made it to Australia. Saturday night at The Hi-Fi was the second show of the tour, the first being at Melbourne’s Palais the night before.
Lone support band Georgia Fair peddled their inoffensive indie/folk rock to a largely disinterested crowd. The pair soldiered on through their lively half hour set, eventually winning over a few early comers, despite the stark contrast in sound with the headliners. Newer track ‘Blind’ in particular managed to turn more than a few heads, however Saturday night was all about The Tea Party.
Continue reading Live Review: The Tea Party @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne with Georgia Fair – 14th July 2012
Review by Billy Geary
Sydney four piece Breaking Orbit’s debut album The Time Traveller has been a long time coming, with a name change and some member shuffles preceding its release. The wait was certainly worth it, though. The Time Traveller has blown anything done by any other Australian progressively minded band out of the water, save for maybe Karnivool’s Sound Awake and Cog’s The New Normal. However, Breaking Orbit do things slightly differently, placing a heavy emphasis on the tribal and percussive elements in their sound. The result is a debut album of monolithic proportions.
The familiar amalgamation of heavy alternative and progressive genres is certainly apparent, however hints at tribal music and some dabbling in electronic samples ensure The Time Traveller stands out as a record in a vastly oversaturated scene. Opening track ‘Echoes’ is a slow burner with thudding bass guitar, soaring vocals and a distinct touch of post rock influence, immediately showing the band’s diversity. This trend continues throughout the record, with each track offering a different side of Breaking Orbit to the listener. Instrumental track ‘Machiguenga’ is the perfect example of this, featuring an array of tribal percussive instruments and flute passages.
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