Sydney foursome The Holidays’ debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has absolutely been worth the wait.
Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version) – The Holidays
|The band commenced writing the album early last year and a metamorphosis of sorts gradually began to take place. They’ve left behind the simplicity of their earlier indie guitar sound and took aboard new influences where both the groove and layers were equally as rewarding as the glistening pop hooks. A steady guiding hand also came from one of the country’s premier mixers, Tony Espie (Avalanches, Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy).|
On first listen brand new single Broken Bones is as unassuming as a late summer stroll but then consistently uncovers more and more layers to reveal a luscious, tropical experience.
Review: Natalie Salvo
|Batten down the hatches, the Midnight Juggernauts ‘difficult’ second album, The Crystal Axis appears to be anything but that. Instead, it uses analogue harmony walls and experimentation aplenty to craft 12 striking tracks (well 11 plus an overture) with a destination of the sun’s core. Onboard we journey via new tangents and those crazy panoramic retro screens of old.
The trio employed a lot of live experimentation to get here. The jams err on the side of prog rock and spaced-out sonic landscapes. They billeted together in a remote and isolated house on the NSW
coast with only synthesisers, keys, guitars, drums, racks of pedals and other electronic gizmos for company. The jams even found their way into the recording process and at times this adds a unique character to the music, while at other moments feels as though a bit too much fat was left on the bone.
|Midnight Juggernauts return with their next single ’Lifeblood Flow’ from their highly acclaimed second album, The Crystal Axis. A dazzling lesson in how electronic-pop should be made, ’Lifeblood Flow’ is like something out of a 70s sci-fi epic – walls of sound and all. With a chorus so immediately affecting, it’s the track that will shape 2010 as Midnight Juggernauts’ biggest year yet.
In just a few week’s time, audiences can catch Midnight Juggernauts at venues across the country supported by Dappled Cities, Canyons and Kirin J Callinan. They’ll play Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane.
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|Here it is, the official first line-up announcement for Parklife 2010. We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s their tenth birthday this year, and it looks like the celebrations are set to go off with a bang. As promised, there are quite a few surprises on the roster of artists announced so far, with organisers paying closer attention to the more indie/alternative-inspired musical tastes of their punters, as well as packing in a whole bunch of more traditionally Parklife-y electro and hip hop acts.|
|Catch Midnight Juggernauts on Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane. Tickets are on sale now for all shows.
The Crystal Axis had its genesis in early 2009 when Midnight Juggernauts wired themselves into a house on a remote stretch of coastal New South Wales. Emerging with a collection of songs ripe for recording at Melbourne’s Sing Sing studios, the band again opted to self-produce with engineer Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) facilitating.
The Laneway Festival regrets that Echo & the Bunnymen are no longer to play the Melbourne Laneway Festival tomorrow. Lead singer Ian McCulloch, who was due to arrive in Melbourne tonight, has missed his flight from London and won’t make it to Australia in time for the scheduled performance. At this stage, all other Echo & the Bunnymen performances are due to go ahead as planned.
Laneway Festival announced that Melbourne party knights MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS will be performing in their slot.
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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.
|“Finishing the night with a bang was the big labels A&R’s wet dream, Foxx On Fire. Give them a few years and they’ll be sharing stages with The Rapture and Bloc Party…Foxx on Fire are going to be big.” – Inpress.
Describing their music as ‘Apocalyptic Disco-Noir’ for the dance floor, this up and coming Melbourne four-piece have spent the last few months tucked away recording their debut EP White Sands. The EP will
|launch today October 23 and they are now preparing to head out on the road in November and take their psychedelic sounds to the masses.|
The Beautiful Girls New Single ‘Don’t Wait’
Available as a free download from music.thebeautifulgirls.com,
on November 9th, 2009
After 7 years on the road… in hotels, in foreign mud, strewn packets of guitar strings, bags full of hotel keys, flight stubs and stickers on gear cases that map a zig-zag of touring across just about every continent on the globe, a motorcycle accident saw some cheap Los-Angeles-Hotel down time for Mat McHugh. That period saw him strip his songs down, take some time sitting still, and record his first solo album. A soulful unwinding, and a timely look back to the early TBG.
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS + THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS are an electro-pop synth rock group from Melbourne, Australia. The founding members, in a nod to the Ramones, renamed themselves Vincent Juggernaut and Andy Juggernaut. The two met in high school and played straightforward guitar rock together before moving on to experiment with synthesizers and dance music.
| A Fourth Day For The Falls Music & Arts Festival Lorne, VIC
The Falls Funk’n’Soul Revue on December 28
The Phenomenal Handclap Band
PLUS a belly of laughs from some funny men.
Due to popular demand, that saw a mass go-go dance-off at the 2008 event in Tasmania, the exclusive hip-happening bayside hustle, The Falls Funk’n’Soul Revue makes a stand in Lorne on December 28! This exclusive, pre-festival par-tay will see an afternoon and evening of the finest funk, soul, bossa-nova & boogaloo, featuring;
Now in its 9th year, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS returns on Sat July 25th and Sun July 26th at Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields to present its much anticipated annual mid-winter music celebration. With offerings from around the globe, the 2009 line-up packs a punch with a flock of Splendour first timers, festival favourites and exclusive one-off performances to boot.
|THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG
The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.
It’s the news party revellers have been waiting for; Stereosonic 08 is going on the road with Brisbane firmly in its sight. After huge success last year, Melbourne’s festival of the year is set to infiltrate Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds on Saturday November 22 in a Queensland first.
Joining forces, Family nightclub, onelove, Hardware, inthemix, Channel [V] and Nova – the Stereosonic 08 juggernaut – officially announce Stereosonic, a showcase of the very best in new cutting-edge music and unrivalled state-of-the-art production.
Scouting the finest local and overseas talent, Stereosonic serves a festival of epic proportions, covering the entire spectrum of dance and electronic music, even spilling over into indie.