KISSCHASY stand tall as one of the most successful and beloved Australian rock acts of the 00’s, and it is with equal parts great excitement and heavy hearts that the band announce their final tour, scheduled for this October. Giving some extra punch to this farewell excursion, the band are thrilled to announce they’ll be celebrating the ten year anniversary of their hit debut LP ‘United Paper People’ by playing the record in full, alongside other crowd faves. Joining Kisschasy on all dates is an act that generates all the same good-time, glowing feelings that they do: much loved Tassie punk rock guys LUCA BRASI.
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Review: Victoria Nugent
– Dear Darkly – The Boat People
|It’s hard to decide where to start praising The Boat People’s new album, “Dear Darkly”. The well established Brisbane four-piece has produced an album fluent in the art of quirky pop, a nicely eclectic mix of songs.
The album kicks off with the extremely enjoyable “Under the Ocean” with plenty of “ooohs” and floaty-sounding vocals, coupled with some skilled guitar riffs. “Soporific” is one of the album’s most memorable songs with a great beat, tempo shifts and best of all, clever lyrics. I love the song’s use of intellectual sounding words to a catchy tune. “Boy you’re soporific, but is that your fault or mine? Things they used to be terrific, but now they’re barely anodyne.”
“Echo Stick Guitars” is an amazingly catchy track that starts out with synthesiser and almost robotic sounding high vocals which become loud and chanty for the chorus. The song switches tempo back and forth, showcasing a sound which can only be described as unique. Sure, the lyrics mightn’t always make sense (“Hey champions, hey violins, hey echo stick guitars”) but this shouty pop song had me singing along for the chorus.
“Antidote” is somewhat reminiscent of a Kisschasy love song with its subtle vocals and rolling drums. “Live in The Dark” has a somewhat bold psychedelic sound that’s as complex as it is likeable. “Too Much In My Mind” is an upbeat number with a catchy rhythm, some cutesy synth and fun lyrics about the downside of being too introspective. “Hidden Buses” takes a softer accoustic tone, complete with husky vocals.
Closing out the album, at six minutes long, “You Are Adored” is a musically diverse, romantic (albeit slightly long-winded) ditty that made my heart melt a little bit.
“Dear Darkly” is a fantastic showcase of The Boat People’s scope for diverse, unconventional pop. From the sounds of this album, this band isn’t afraid from playing around with sounds and genres, and that is definitely a good thing.
– Dear Darkly – The Boat People
Photo Gallery: The Boat People, Ball Park Music, Disco Nap @ The Troubadour, Brisbane – March 2010
CD Review: The Boat People – Echo Stick Guitars
CD Review: The Boat People – Soporific Single
|There’s nothing more that Melbourne alternative rockers BRITTLE want to do but to capture their dynamic live sound and energy in their recordings and that’s exactly what they’ve achieved with legendary producer Mark Opitz at the helm on the band’s new five-track EP titled “The Owls” which will be unleashed on June 14 as a free digital download.
The EP will be backed by a massive tour of the same name that will see the band visiting all capital cities in June, July and August as well as a host of major regional centres around the country. It will be their largest Australian tour since the release of their debut EP ‘Chinese Whispers’ in 2008.
Like a bull at a gate GTM is ready to charge into both familiar territory and territory never ventured before, rumble with an incredible array of Australian and International artists and put on five spectacular shows like no other music event in Australia.
A one day explosion of carnival and cavorting under the sun, clouds and moon, in front of a magnificent outdoor double stage, and in one of the biggest dance tents around, GTM is Australia’s only touring music event to feature regional cities in the tour diary.
Summer has begun, the New Year is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We’re thrilled to let you in on the final artists who will be touring with the BIG DAY OUT in 2010 plus the local acts taking to the stage in each city.
BIG DAY OUT 2010 is hosting the mother of all celebrations – FEAR FACTORY’s 21st birthday. Continue reading News: BIG DAY OUT 2010 – THIRD ROUND OF ACTS ANNOUNCED
As 2010 looms on the horizon like a sci-fi sequel it’s time to announce what’s confirmed for the next instalment of travelling mayhem known as the Big Day Out.
So here it is… The Official First Announcement:
BIG DAY OUT 2010: Muse, Powderfinger, Lilly Allen, Eskimo Joe, Groove Armada, Grinspoon, The Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Karnivool, Peaches, The Temper Trap, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, Rise Against, Magic Dirt, Mastodon, Lisa Mitchell, The Horrors, Bluejuice, Calvin Harris, Kisschasy, The Decemberists, Tame Impala and Girl Talk
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David Guetta holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for the third week running with his first ARIA No.1 single “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon), just managing to hold off Guy Sebastian, who’s single “Like It Like That” moves up two places to No. 2 this week. Blasting back into number one position on the ARIA Album Chart this week is The Black Eyed Peas with “The E.N.D.”, the album returning to the top of the chart for the first time since debuting there twelve weeks ago.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 31 August 2009