Listen to ‘Barrenlands’ – the new single by Them Bruins.
Listen to ‘Barrenlands’ – the new single by Them Bruins.
Unearth are currently readying to unveil Darkness In The Light, their fifth full-length in a discography that’s placed the band among the most prolific modern metal acts to come out of the US. Set for release early July via Metal Blade Records, the 11-track album was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis. Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage / Blood Has Been Shed. The first single ‘Eyes Of Black‘ can be heard below. For more information, head to http://www.darknessinthelightalbum.com/
Temptation – The Waifs
| “Where do we take it from here?”
It’s a question the much-loved Australian band has asked itself several times in the 19 years since Thorn, her sister Donna Simpson and guitarist Josh Cunningham set off on their incredible journey.
A trip that began in a van in 1992, with the three troubadours playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them, has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world. The hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound the three of them together as friends.
| Heartbreak Club are rapidly becoming Australia’s beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990’s inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes.
The band recorded their 2010 debut album ‘Our Horse Is Dead’ at Sing Sing Studios with US producer Ed Rose (Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids) and local engineer Matt Voigt (The Killers, Midnight Oil, The Living End).
|Dynamic Brisbane indie-dance/art-rock five-piece, Tin Can Radio, are celebrating the release of their debut Long-Player Chase the Sun, Hold the Night with a massive 20 date tour around metropolitan and regional Australia. The tour begins its west-cost leg on March 15, and spans over April and May of 2011. The album will be available for purchase in limited release during the tour, and in stores and on iTunes on APRIL 15.|
The debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night, is the accumulation of two acclaimed single-releases and many hard months in the studio. The 11 track LP runs a knife edge between accessible and fun, and ambitious and sonically challenging; journeying through dreamy landscapes, sing-along hooks, punchy guitar driven riffs and grinding dubstep breakdowns. It features remastered and retouched versions of the first singles Hot Trash and Days to Dust, which were both featured and played in 2010 on Triple J radio, as well as standout live favourite and latest single, “Skeletons”.
|DrawCard have just put the final touches to their self titled mini Album due for release in March 2011. Have a listen to the first single ‘We Won’t Break’ (above) and let us know what you think!
The guys are pumped to have some fresh material to showcase once again!
| What doesn’t kill us takes a long time to make us stronger. It’s a statement that the four individuals from the mid-north coast of New South Wales who comprise ROYAL CHANT bid you consider well, through the ten tracks of their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE.
‘Ghosts’ is the first track from the their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE – due out mid 2011.
Listen to the track here…
Royal Chant – Ghosts – Genre: Garage/Folk/Indie
Catch ROYAL CHANT live this February to a number of shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Port Macquarie, including a 3 week residency at Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory.- Check here for full details!
After a year of snowballing success, Sydney three piece PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY announce the release of their debut album HOPE IS FOR HOPERS for September 25th 2009.
You can download ‘THE GOOD NEWS’ here (right click and save):
|The Cat Empire’s “The Car Song” recorded live at the Sydney Metro 2007 is available as a free download from The Cat Empire website. Click here to get your copy… [while it lasts]|
|Spiderbait have been at the forefront of alt-rock following their massive hit Black Betty, and now drummer and singer from the band, KRAM, is set to release a solo album, MIX TAPE. You can get a taste of KRAM’s sound with a free download of the track Outer Space click below!|
“WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009
|Australian Rocker Suze DeMarchi, returns Down Under in April for the “Wish U Were Her” Tour…..
Suze DeMarchi returns to Australia for a slew of shows and some new material to unleash on the Australian public.
Suze says – “I think that a relevant quote for the story of my life would be “Time Flies”!!!
What we really love to do is write and perform and since my life has taken me far away, across the seas, to the desert that is Los Angeles, we have to get it when we can!!!
CANNOT wait to play again! April… All of it…somewhere near you…. get your boots on…. Heaps” – Suze
The Baby Animals need no introduction as one of Australia’s best rock bands. Continue reading BABY ANIMALS “WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009
|PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY positively killed it when they made their Big Day Out debut last week after winning triplejunearthed.com’s BDO competition. Attracting the daytime’s largest crowd to the V Local Produce stage, the Sydney trio had the throng singing along to the already-classic Going to The Casino and new single Ready To Roll.
The Philly Jays invite you to see why they have been widely tipped as one of Sydney’s best new bands at their forthcoming shows.
This Boy’s In Love –
by Elize Strydom
Ben Lee is in a good place. Granted, he’s in the honeymoon phase. Literally. As 2008 drew to a close Lee married his sweetheart, Ione Skye, in a Hindu ceremony in India. Add to that a shiny new album (The Re-Birth of Venus due out February 7th), a pop song on the radio and a national university tour (The Big O Festival) and you’ll start to realise why he’s so damn smiley all the time. Oh yes, this boy’s in love.
“For me, being in a stable relationship has allowed me to relax in a way that I didn’t even realise I wasn’t relaxed before. Probably because I was just putting all of my energy into chasing chicks! When you find someone that you trust and you love and you’re inspired by and you’re attracted to there’s a kind of support that can allow you to go to a deeper level. So I think with my records there’s starting to be this sound of relaxation in the music which is really nice.”
Indeed. The Re-Birth of Venus is Lee’s seventh solo album and his fifth with Chicago based producer Brad Wood.
“I’ve tried other producers but working with Brad is like coming home. We trust each other and it’s hard to build that trust. It’s not intellectual which I like. You just get together with friends and you make music and that’s how it works.”
For someone who started making records when he was 14, Lee is showing no signs of hitting the brakes. In terms of commercial success, it’s been a slow burning career for the guy that some just love to hate (do I need to mention that song by the Ataris?). In 2005 Lee won an ARIA award for Best Male Artist and Catch My Disease was the most played song on Australian radio. Does the thought of offering yet another album daunt him?
“These last few years I’ve been so wrapped up in process of making records I’ve become quite divorced from the anticipation of sharing them. I’m constantly chasing this experience that I want out of making records and music and I’m getting less and less concerned with how they’re received. I don’t feel at all that I’m doing it for the sake of it.”
The first single lifted from the new album (I Love Pop Music) reads like a summary of Lee’s world view with lines like:
Global warming threatens life as we know it Our leaders have not committed to a plan of action on renewable energy
Religious intolerance creating geo-political instability.
Our lives are accelerating as we fall out of touch with nature and ancient myth.
Try singing along to that, kids! He rounds it out with the chorus:
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it Philosophy that you can dance to
Hmmm, please explain.
“One way or another I’ve always been interested in embracing the classic elements of a pop song which are about the bubblegum stuff that just make you feel good and at the same time tried to subvert it a little bit and add new left field twists to it. So I think that song just continues that idea.”
Catch Ben Lee at the Big O Festival touring universities around the country during Orientation Week.