NEW MUSIC: The Phoenix Foundation – Give Up Your Dreams

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Wellingtonians The Phoenix Foundation have released a second single, the title track from their forthcoming new album Give Up You Dreams. It’s a pulsing Krautrock slice of pop psychedelia with a nagging melancholic chorus. The new album is out August 7th. Preorder HERE.

NEW MUSIC: Bad//Dreems announce Album, Single and Tour

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Finally those Adelaide reprobates Bad//Dreems have gone and announced their album Dogs At Bay is complete and ready to do the business from August 21st. Produced by Mark Opitz (AC/DC, The Angels, INXS, Cold Chisel) it’s been a long time coming but it will no doubt be worth the wait given the superb singles ‘Dumb Ideas’/’My Only Friend’ and ‘Cuffed and Collared’ that have already been released from the record. To coincide with the announcement of the album and a new tour (see below) a new single ‘Hiding To Nothing’ has been released and it’s another gem of bittersweet guitar rock like early INXS on steroids with Bad//Dreems’ trademark laconic vibe.

Dogs At Bay Tracklisting

  1. New Boys
  2. Cuffed & Collared
  3. Bogan Pride
  4. My Only Friend
  5. Hiding To Nothing
  6. Naden
  7. Hume
  8. Dumb Ideas
  9. Ghost Gums
  10. Paradise
  11. Blood In My Eyes
  12. Sacred Ground

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NEWS: Courtney Barnett announces debut LP releases new single/video

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Courtney Barnett has had a crazy last couple of years since she first started building a fan-base on the back of the ‘History Eraser’ single. The 2 x EP The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas cemented her reputation as a quirky songwriter with the ability to pen deadpan lyrics laced with humour and wry observations on life and she backed up the groundswell of interest and critical praise she made a number of trips to the USA for headline shows, multiple festival appearance plus a raft of shows at home in Australia.

Now Barnett has announced that her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (recorded in 2014 at Head Gap studios in Melbourne) will be released in Australia on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. The first single to come from the new album is ‘Pedestrian At Best’. Album pre-orders are available HERE.

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NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single

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Sydney duo Jep and Dep have had quite the year beginning with an opening slot before Johnny Marr before going on to play shows with Matt Walker, Mia Dyson, Hatz Fitz and Cara, Kristen Hersh, Raised by Eagles, Tracey McNeil Band and Lindi Ortega as well as their own headline gigs across nearly every reputable venue in Sydney and other parts of the country.

Over at our Americana blog Post To Wire we said of the pair:

They’re a dark, folk-noir Johnny and June with a sound that might cast them serenading a saloon in a David Lynch directed spaghetti western.

Their first single was the mesmerising ‘Babe Come Down’ and now, ahead of the release of their debut LP Word Got Out on October 23rd, they’ve released the clip for new single ‘Granted’. The song is another gem, building swirling  romantic tension akin to Cave and Minogue before rich widescreen strings and cymbals swoon into view with grand elegance.

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NEW MUSIC: Sleaford Mods | Tied Up In Nottz

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Duo Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are starting to make waves with their new album Divide & Exit and they’ve definitely got a great no wave, krautrock/post-punk sound going on with Lydon/Mark E. Smith type rants splattered on top. They describe themselves as electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class and under from Nottingham, UK.

 

 

NEW MUSIC: Amaya Laucirica | Prettier Than Sound

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Amaya Laucirica (VIC) has a brand new record Sway ready to be released on April 14th and it features the great first single Prettier Than Sound which you can stream below. The song includes Adalita on backing vocals and JP Shilo on guitar and they conjure up a wonderful hazy, shimmering track with billowing harmonies and cascading textural guitars. Laucirica’s upcoming tour dates are also listed below.

Sway Tour Dates:

  • THURSDAY MAY 15 | Beav’s Bar, Geelong VIC
  • SATURDAY MAY 17 | Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
  • FRIDAY MAY 23 | The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide SA
  • SATURDAY MAY 24 | The Curtin Bandroom, Melb. VIC
  • SATURDAY MAY 31 | Goodgod, Sydney NSW
  • SUNDAY JUNE 8 | Mona Foma, Hobart TAS
  • SUNDAY JUNE 8 | The Republic, Hobart TAS
  • FRIDAY JUNE 13 | Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay NSW
  • SATURDAY JUNE 14 | The Bearded Lady, Brisbane QLD