Beaches go into overdrive on their new seventeen track album. It’s their magnum opus of sorts, taking everything they’ve explored on the first two albums and synthesising it into one kaleidoscopic take on all things psychedelic. The album opens with two relentlessly churning tracks that set the stage for what is to follow. It signals their intent to push further out into the sonic aether, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Beaches – Second Of Spring
by Chris Familton Melbourne quintet Beaches produce an excellent debut album five years ago that reinforced the continued relevance of creative guitar music. Thankfully the group have again convened to collectively pen a new batch of free-ranging, sonically psych-imbued songs that highlight their ability to compose songs rich in melody across an expansive musical terrain. In some ways Beaches are an instrumental band. Sure they have … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Beaches | She Beats
On Saturday July 20th Carriageworks in Sydney will host At First Sight which is being billed as a ‘vinyl romance’ style festival with 11 bands and more than 10 DJs soundtracking the day while you peruse the record bins of record stores, labels and private sellers. This is a killer line-upof bands that you are unlikely to see all on the same festival stage. Great … Continue reading NEWS: The ‘At First Sight’ record fair and festival is fast approaching….
Melbourne quartet Beaches return with their second album She Beats, out May 3rd on the ever excellent Chapter Music label. Their debut was a brilliant mix of bittersweet psychedelic rock woth shades of krautrock and jangly guitar pop. They’ve refined that mix even further on their new single Send Them Away which sounds very reminiscent of New Zealand’s The Bats. I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Beaches | Send Them Away
Dan Deacon, Beaches, High Places, Lawrence Arabia, Mark Barrage. Oxford Art Factory February 27th 2009 Mistletone had a big year in 2008 releasing a raft of indie albums from Beaches, High Places, El Guincho and Beach House. They’ve started off 2009 with a bang and should be commended for putting on the Summer Tones festival in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, which highlighted a nicely varied … Continue reading REVIEW: SUMMERTONES Festival Live
ATP ave now confirmed that the following bands will also be appearing at the Sydney Cockatoo Island event. Dead Meadow, The Reels, Psarandonis, The Stabs, Conway Savage, Passenger of Shit, Hunter Dienna and Beaches. Sounds Of Seduction and ATP DJ’s will also play through the day. Continue reading NEWS: Acts added to ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES Sydney…
That loveable nutter Dan Deacon returns to Australia after highly memorable performances at this years Laneway Festivals. He will be playing at the Perth Festival as well as Summer Tones which has been put together by Melbourne label Mistletone. Summer Tones will happen in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and will feature other bands such as High Places (USA), Lawrence Arabia (NZ) and Beaches (VIC). As … Continue reading NEWs: DAN DEACON returns to Australia…