PREMIERE: The New Single from Dave Graney & Clare Moore

Dave Graney and Clare Moore

Dave Graney & Clare Moore (The Moodists – Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and currently Dave Graney and the mistLY) have been making music together since the late 70’s with shared involvement in over 30 albums.

Doubtful Sounds are pleased to premiere their brand new single ‘Song Of Life’, with an accompanying clip featuring footage of the sartorially elegant pair in Luxembourg last year. The song follows their 2017 album Let’s Get Tight.

‘Song Of Life’ is a lush and slinky, jazz-tinged slice of lounge pop. It sashays out of the shadows on a low, loose and liquid groove, recalling everyone from David Sylvian to Morphine, Style Council to Serge Gainsbourg.

Dave Graney & Clare Moore 2018 Tour Dates:

  • Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Smiths Alternative in Canberra, ACT
  • Feb 8th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at DisGracelands, Wollongong, NSW. SOLD OUT!
  • Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW
  • Feb 10th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba, NSW
  • Feb 11th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Dangar island Bowling Club, NSW,
  • Feb 16th – Dave Graney an the mistLY at the Grand Hotel, 124 Main st – Mornington, Victoria
  • Feb 17th – Dave Graney solo at the Gem bar , Wellington st Collingwood.
  • Wed 21st Feb, a WORKSHY event at Geelong Library in Victoria
  • Thursday Feb 22nd, a WORKSHY event at Avid Readers in Brisbane.
  • Friday Feb 23rd Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Bison Bar in Nambour, Qld
  • Saturday Feb 24th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove , Qld – SOLD OUT 4pm matinee show now added! SOLD OUT
  • Sunday Feb 25th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove, Qld.(4pm SOLD OUT
  • New Show added for 7pm Sunday 25th )
  • March 11th Dave Graney and the mistLY at SOUNDS IN THE SECRET GARDEN – the Events Foundry,74 Brougham st, Geelong.
  • Sundays in April – Dave Graney and the mistLY at the Croxton Hotel front room – Coburg, Victoria
  • April 28th – Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes – Dashville/Gumball Festival – NSW
 _____________________________________________________________
“The Serge Gainsbourg/Lee Hazelwood/Jim Morrison/Scott Walker/Skip Spence/Ern Malley/Lenny Bruce of Australian music. A genius songwriter with effortless presence and command, and yet also an invisible chameleon, a reflecting surface, an anonymous conduit.” – Stewart Lee

INTERVIEW: Margaret Glaspy

margaret_glaspy_h_0616_3-c014f2b20f690e2c5d836e080c6afa64

BALANCING INSTINCT AND REASON

Margaret Glaspy has had a career-high last 12 months that has seen her go from working long hours to pay New York rent to touring large venues with The Lumineers. She takes Chris Familton through the creation of her debut album and the changes it has brought her.

With so much work going into the writing, recording and producing of Emotions and Math, Glaspy had both high hopes and realistic expectations of how her album would be received by both critics and music fans. “When I was making the record the big success was that it would be finished and I’d get it to where I’d like it. Anything else was going to be the icing on the cake,’ she says humbly. “I take it with a grain of salt in terms of measuring success. I know I’ll probably make some records in my career that others will hate and hopefully they’ll like a few of them too. I can’t take it all too seriously but I’m certainly appreciative.”

Getting to this point, in her late 20s, has meant Glaspy has had plenty of time to develop and refine her songwriting and guitar playing since she first ventured into that world in her late teens.

“That’s evolved quite a bit and changed over time, slowly. I started to write songs when I was 16 or 17 and now I’m 28. I don’t know if that’s a success story or a failure story, but it’s my story,” she laughs. “My love for music has always been very consistent and I think my skill level has changed for sure but when I listen back to snippets of things I recorded back then, I can see what I was going for. I see what I was trying to accomplish. I’m glad I waited a bit longer until I was a more mature artist though.”

The album’s title refers to that conflict or healthy co-existence of emotional and reasoned responses and feelings that we all encounter daily. Glaspy found a way to draw that into her songwriting and it is an omnipresent part of her personality and one she has come to accept.

“It is in everything I do. There’s always some measure of discipline or logic or practice and then there’s the side that just happens. The skills you learn work alongside the natural flow and keep it on track. The reason why the record is called that is that I see it rise in my life a lot. I see both sides of that rage pretty hard all at the same time. I’m very analytical and very emotional and I think they complement each other but sometimes it’s difficult. I’ve always felt I wanted to be either a left or right brain person and label myself as one, but it’s not that simple. Everybody has their own chemistry that makes us special and unique and human.”

Glaspy already has one eye on plans for recording her next album, once this touring cycle concludes in September and it promises to be another stage of her journey as a songwriter. “I’ll never make this record again and I look forward to that and I’m happy about that. My DNA is to evolve and make new things. Our responsibility as artists is to take people someplace and not just leave them in the same place all the time. It’ll be an evolution all the time for me I hope. That’s the goal.”

NEW MUSIC: Bad//Dreems – Mob Rule

14457553_1344437358929633_4456900847314443595_n

The Adelaide lads have turned things around pretty quickly following the long awaited release of Dogs At Bay last year. They’ve again worked with producer Mark Optiz and engineer Colin Wynne in their Melbourne studio, recording their upcoming sophomore release.

The first track to come from the new album is the single ‘Mob Rule’ which hits a big gonzo chant of a chorus, sonically taking the piss out of some of the dumb-arse, narrow-minded and ignorant, pack mentality sub-cultures in Australian society. They take a well-aimed swing at bra boys, hashtag heroes, sports clubs and more while Alex Cameron lays down chugging verses and a lacerating solo. Rhythmically it’s one of the heaviest, solid and swinging tracks they’ve laid down.

Bad//Dreems Mob Rule December 2016 Tour

Sat 3 Dec
Howler (18+)
Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available here

Sat 10 Dec
Oxford Art Factory (18+)
Sydney, NSW

Tickets available here

Fri 16 Dec
Fat Controller (18+)
Adelaide, SA

Tickets available here

Sat 17 Dec
The Foundry (18+)
Brisbane, QLD

Tickets available here

ALSO PLAYING AT

Fri 30 Dec
Lost Paradise Festival
(All Ages*)
Glenworth Valley, NSW

Sat 7 Jan 2017
Supporting The Avalanches
Theabarton Theatre (18+)

Adelaide, SA

NEWS: Rough Church Announce New Album and NZ/AU Tour

12672011_10154581977347366_3653787615168523198_o

Rough Church is the moniker of Los Angeles-based musician Greg Franco and he’s releasing his new album Shhhh this month on the Auckland, NZ label Powertool Records. The other strong NZ connection is that Franco recorded the album with Tom Bell at Chick’s Hotel in Port Chalmers. He was also able to use the talents of two of the country’s most influential musicians in David Kilgour (The Clean) and Robert Scott (The Bats, The Clean) on guitar and bass respectively.

Franco is bringing out his band for a tour of both AU and NZ through February and March.

TOUR DATES

  • 20th Feb @ Woodcock Festival, Tauranga
  • 21st Feb @ UFO, New Lynn, Auckland (+ Joed Out, Fyodor)
  • 25th Feb @ The Old Bar, Melbourne (+ Gold Medal Famous, Mia Schoen, Elli & Bev, Sarah Mary Chadwick)
  • 26th Feb @ Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne (+ Mucus Kids, The Olsen Twins, Levitating Churches)
  • 28th Feb @ The Tote, Melbourne – Kaleidoscope World Series (+ Gold Medal Famous, Mucus Kids)
  • 3rd Mar @ The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Adelaide
  • 4th Mar @ The Gasoline Pony, Marrickville, Sydney
  • 5th Mar @ Town & Country Hotel, Sydney
  • 9th Mar @ Moon (+ VORN), Wellington
  • 10th Mar @ Golden Dawn, Auckland
  • 11th Mar @ UFO, New Lynn, Auckland – Andrew Maitais Birthday Party (+ Poppycock)

SHOW MORE

12670166_10154581977207366_4528346630975000337_n

NEWS: PVT Announce First Australian Headline Shows In Two Years

PVT2013

PVT have just reissued their album Make Me Love You on its tenth anniversary and they’ve just announced they’ll be playing two headline shows to make said anniversary.

The Make Me Love You – 10th Anniversary Edition is out now on limited edition 180 gram clear vinyl with original art, as well as digital release. As a bonus you can also get You Make Me Love – B-Sides & Demos 2003-2005, a whole album of previously unreleased tracks from the early years, free with the vinyl purchase or available on CD. Both are available now from pvtpvt.net.

THU 05 NOV  – Newtown Social Club, Sydney w/ Gold Class
MON 16 NOV – MMW Flagship Venue: The Former Royal Women’s Hospital w/ Kirkis & Pearls

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 10.17.42 AM

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

Bad-Dreems_Hiding-To-Nothng

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

11402984_1005018186204887_2377911218348457518_n

NEWS: Peter Bibby announces Australian tour

photo by Tahlia Palmer
photo by Tahlia Palmer

Fresh from a successful visit to SXSW Peter Bibby has announced a run of national dates through May. He’s also recently released the clip for ‘Goodbye Johnny’, one of the many highlights of last year’s Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician LP which is now available in a limited run of vinyl at shows and via Spinning Top.

PETER BIBBY NATIONAL TOUR
Thurs 14th May // Newtown Social Club – Sydney
With The Dandelion 
 
Fri 15th May // Northcote Social Clubb – Melbourne
With Orlando Furious and Tanzer
 
Sat 16th May // The Ed Castle – Adelaide
Double headline with Nicholas Allbrook
 
Thur 21st May // Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane 
With Good Sports and Donny Love
 
Sun 24th May // Mojo’s Bar – Fremantle
With HAMJAM and Rabbit Island

PeterBibbyTour

NEW MUSIC: Infinity Broke – Only The Desert Grows

640x638-c

On the heels of last years superb debut LP River Mirrors Infinity Broke are gearing up to release the follow-up Before Before which was recorded during the same sessions as their debut. Here’s the first taste of the new record with the excellent first single ‘Only The Desert Grows’ which sounds like Neil Young and a psychobilly band playing a last stand at some sinister roadhouse.

The band will be playing a run of shows through May which will feature new drummer Hugh Deacon.

Thurs, May 14 – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Fri, May 15 – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, May 16 – The Metro, Adelaide, SA
Fri, May 22 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, May 30 – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW