There was a rum bar in Puerto Rico that opened up inside the evacuated bowels of a disused swimming pool in 1967. Its muddied blue walls were filled with itinerate journalists, ruthless neighborhood loan sharks, even more ruthless Texan property developers, 14 different kinds of rum and dropouts from every civilized corner of the globe. Continue reading ALL THE COLOURS Announce Sydney & Melbourne Shows | June 2014→
Purveyor of ambient heartbreak folk-prog, Sydney based solo artist Lëura returns with her highly anticipated second single ‘Shallows’. The poetic sweetheart left airwaves reeling after the widespread acclaim of debut single ‘Drifter’, which received substantial support from triple j and community radio, and praise from heavyweight online press across the UK, Canada and Europe.
Pushing forward off this wave of success, ‘Shallows’ paints a heart-wrenching representation of helplessly watching a loved one slowly drown in depression, whilst simultaneously sinking into the illness yourself. Lyrically, the ballad also echoes the complex agony of unrequited love, where both sides end up unintentionally pulling each other under. “And I sink trying to swim to you / I’m sorry if I sink you too”. Continue reading Lëura releases new single ‘Shallows’→
Australian 6-piece rock band, HANDS LIKE HOUSES release a music video for their cover of ‘Torn’ – the 1997 pop hit by Natalie Imbruglia – as part of the Punk Goes 90s, Vol. 2 compilation, currently available on iTunes through Fearless Records. Since its release, the band’s version is the best selling song on the compilation in Australia and New Zealand.
The beginning of 2012 saw Hands Like Houses signing to Rise Records and have since sold over 60,000 albums worldwide (2012’s Ground Dweller, 2013’s Unimagine), including an appearance at American Top 40 with the release of their sophomore album Unimagine, which debuted at #37 on Billboard 200 and #51 on the ARIA album chart last year. Continue reading Hands Like Houses release new video for their cover of ’Torn’→
From beyond the majestic shadow of Matthew McConaughey’s signature hum emerges Australia’s favourite mashup duo, Yacht Club DJs, with brand new mixtape Oddity Number 5 in tow. It’s a free download brimming with Yacht Club’s fearless repertoire; a one-hour banger fest that’ll have you fanging for the weekend, stockpiling the party mixers and wondering what ever did happen to 90’s buzz-babe Mya (not all that much). Continue reading Yacht Club DJs Unveil “Oddity Number 5” Mixtape Ahead Of East Coast Tour→
Recorded in the US with producer and long time friend Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, The Ready Set), ‘Fire’ is a lush indie-pop track with a punchy chorus that tells a specific story between two people and the experience most can relate to – the confrontation of telling a lover that you’re no longer in love with them. Continue reading A Sleepless Melody – Fire (Official Music Video)→
Emerging from the dark city lights and distance of Perth, Fait is multi-instrumentalist Elise Higgins, releasing the second cut Slow Glow from her forthcoming debut EP Atmosphere, recorded with producer Darren Lawson (MBV, Editors).
Starting from the lonely echo of reverb-drenched guitar and sparse drum beats, Slow Glow burns bright as it builds layer-by-layer, second-by-second, surging from ebb to flow with wisps of beguiling synth and dreamlike layers. The instrumental track is pure cinematic atmosphere, crafted to mask your eyes and pull you into a world of sound, deep and fathomless. Continue reading Fait unveils new track ‘Slow Glow’ (Music Stream)→
Sydney Pop/R&B singer, Ryan Morgan is scheduled to release his debut single ‘Surrender’ on March 17 (2014).
Currently finalising the tracks on his forthcoming EP, ’Surrender’ is certainly enough to whet your appetite for Ryan Morgan and what will become his musical imprint. Written and self-produced by Morgan, ‘Surrender’ is a song about succumbing to your deepest passion. Working together with Director/Videographer Patrick Jaeger, Videographer Celia Yu, Editor Benjamin Hargrave and Australian model Cindy Carino, Ryan simultaneously debuts his music video for the single. Continue reading Ryan Morgan dances on water for debut single ‘Surrender’ (Official Video)→
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). Continue reading The Ninjas – ‘Kill Em All’ (Music Stream)→
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. Continue reading Brisbane five-piece Settling – “Drop the Game” (Music Stream)→
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. Continue reading I Know Leopard single “Hold This Tight” [Music Stream]→
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.