My oh my have we got some cracking new tunes for you this week! Brand new material from Bon Iver, The Gooch Palms, Waax and Sahara Beck + loads moree!
THE GOOCH PALMS - DON'T LOOK ME UP (Summer Camp Records)
"Don't Look Me Up" is a visual accompaniment to what might just be the happiest song about being left the hell alone that you’ll ever hear!!! The creative duo captures the vibe perfectly in their colourful new video which they directed, animated, filmed and edited themselves, taking inspiration from the 8-bit style album art, which was also designed by the band.
The Gooch Palms return home this week ahead of their Introverted Extroverts album tour which kicks off in Sydney this Saturday, followed by Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and of course, their hometown and according to the duo, greatest city in the world, Newcastle.
Aug 20 Oxford Art Factory - Sydney
Aug 26 The Foundry - Fortitude Valley
Sep 01 Jive - Adelaide
Sep 02 John Curtin Bandroom - Carlton
Sep 10 The Cambridge Hotel - Newcastle
BOY & BEAR - HOLLOW GROUND (Universal Music Australia)
Off the back of Splendour In The Grass 2016, Boy & Bear have released the fourth single on their #1 Aria winning album Limit of Love, 'Hollow Ground' and have just announced a regional tour throughout November/December to go along with it.
“Songs such as Hollow Ground are pinned to little more than a simple chord or two or a few piano licks; no flab, all feel-good pop songs unsweetened by the affable disillusion in Hoskings’ voice, featuring lyrics so platitudinal that if you only half listen, they’re about you, me and everyone we know.” The Guardian.
Catch Boy & Bear at one of the bellow dates later this year!
WAAX - THIS EVERYTHING (Mucho Bravado)
12 months on from their debut EP - Holy Sick - and radio success with single 'I For An Eye', Waax, trio of Marie DeVita (vocals), Tom Bloomfield (drums) and Ewan Birtwell (guitars) found the mselves new compadres in Chris Antolak (guitars) and Tom Griffin (bass) have just released 'This Everything'. The first taste of their upcoming EP.
"It’s a song about being overwhelmed by everything at once but not being able to move – or at the very most - move backwards. I felt myself slipping into the dark places I had been in the past. I was isolating myself socially and felt like I didn’t belong anywhere. There’s a tonne of apathy in there - which I feel fundamentally guilty about it, given my situation could have been far worse – but I guess when you’re in that headspace everything in life absolutely sucks. There are glimmers of hope in the line “I don’t give much, but when I do, I give a lot” – it was almost like I wanted the opportunity to warm to someone and offer them something… but I was so scared of being taken advantage of.” Says DeVita of the new track!
BON IVER - 10 d E A T h b R E a s t (Inertia)
Bon Iver, the musical project led by Justin Vernon, will release its third studio album entitled 22, A Million, September 30th on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music. Extended versions of the album's two opening tracks “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄" are both available now. 22, A Million is said to be part love letter and part final resting place of two decades of searing for self-understanding like a religion. And the inner-resolution of maybe never finding that understanding. The album's 10 poly-fi recordings are a collection of sacred moments, love's torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence.
SAHARA BECK - TAPPING ON THE ROOF (Create/Control)
If you dont know the name Sahara Beck by now, you have to be living in the ground. This chick is making some serious waves throughout the music industry at the moment and has just released new single 'Tapping On The Roof' off her second album PANACEA. At just only 20 years old she has won QMA 3 times. She has also been announced as support for The Creases and Ball Park Music throughout September and October. She has also added a series of summer festival dates to her hectic touring schedule including Mullum Music Festival, Jungle Love Music Festival as well as Port Macquarie Festival of the Sun.
Ball Park Music National Tour
w/ The Creases & Sahara Beck
Thursday 22 September - Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Friday 23 September - Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Saturday 24 September - The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Sunday 25 September - The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Thursday 29 September - ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Friday 30 September - Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Tuesday 4 October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 5 October – Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Thursday 6 October - Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Friday 7 October - 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 8 October - The Uni Bar, Hobart TAS
Thursday 13 October – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Friday 14 October - The Gov, Adelaide, SA (all ages)
Friday 21 October - Discovery, Darwin NT
Saturday 22 October - The Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs NT
Friday 28 October - The Venue, Townsville QLD
Saturday 29 October - Tanks, Cairns QLD (15+)
HOLY HOLY - DARWINISM (Universal Music)
HOLY HOLY have just released their new single 'Darwinism', the first from their much anticipated sophomore album due for release in early 2017. Changing things up a bit for this track, the band added horns to the mix alongside pitch shifting pedals and other tools to help provide new tones.
“So the track starts really stark and sparse, with that initial melody. And by the end it is a big orchestral mess: hopefully in a good way. It was a lot of fun to make. The mixing was the real challenge - how to get it to all to work together. We had to work on it for a while but in the end we found it.” Says co-founder of the band Tim Carroll. "It feels like a fresh approach for us - a new studio and a new city to record in. It'll be interesting to see what people make of it.”·
Hurry up boy's, we can't wait for the album!
THE WYTCHES - C - SIDE (Heavenly Recordings)
English trio The Wytches have announced the release of their new single ‘C-Side’, taken from their forthcoming second album All Your Happy Life, due out 30 September 2016 through Heavenly Recordings.
‘C-Side’ is both a mesmerising and powerful return for the band, recorded by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Grinderman) in Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire and mixed by Sclavunos and Mikey Young.
The band’s forthcoming album, All Your Happy Life, draws on a lifetime’s worth of new experiences shoehorned into two whirlwind years since their acclaimed debut album, Annabel Dream Reader. There’s no difficult second album syndrome here. This black-hearted set is a combination of heavy comedown psychedelia and bilious and brilliant baroque ‘n’ roll. It’s portentous and scathing. Scabrous and bold. Utterly nihilistic.
KATY STEELE - WHERE'S THE LAUGHTER (Create Control)
Katy Steele releases the beautiful and daring new single ‘Where’s The Laughter’, the first official release to be lifted off her forthcoming debut solo album ‘Human’, set for release October 21st.
‘Where’s The Laughter’ was written and recorded by Steele in the basement studio of her childhood home inPerth and co-produced with fellow Perth native Matt Gio (Abbe May, San Cisco, Birds Of Tokyo). Of working with Gio, Steele says their collaboration was inspired by experimentation and hip hop production. “We started to experiment with making our own loops out of percussive layers like clicks, claps and things really started to change feel. The sngs started to feel real and human. We were heavilty influenced by raw, organic sounding percussion and it really became a foundation for the record. I wanted tomarry that element with my obsession with the voice and gospel choirs.”
KATY STEELE ‘WHERE’S THE LAUGHTER’ SINGLE TOUR DATES
w/ Special Guests To Be Announced
Tickets On Sale Now
Thursday 8 Sept PLAN B SYDNEY, NSW
Friday 9 Sept WORKERS CLUB GEELONG, VIC
Saturday 10 Sept HUGS AND KISSES MELBOURNE, VIC
Sunday 11 Sept BLACK BEAR LODGE BRISBANE, QLD
Sunday 18 Sept MOJOS FREMANTLE, WA