New Releases Tuesday is hereeeee, and so is Summer ahh what else could ya want! The bloody Rolling Stones are back, yes sir ree with their new track 'Ride Em On Down' , and local Queensland bands Shag Rock and Wren Klauf have new tracks too. We've got 5 others too, so have a squiz and a listen...
THE ROLLING STONES - 'RIDE EM ON DOWN' (Universal Music)
Five decades in the making and just three days to record
On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release ‘Blue & Lonesome’, their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, ‘Blue & Lonesome’ takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.
The album was recorded over the course of just three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs.
JACK GRACE - 'NICE TO MEET YOU' (Create/Control)
Captivating and enigmatic Sydney songwriter and producer Jack Grace releases new single Nice To Meet You, lifted from his stunning debut EP River which is out now via Create/Control. Grace will be supporting Australian electro rock pioneers PVT for their recently announced headline shows in Brisbane and Sydneyin early 2017. Grace will also be performing a one-off show in Melbourne on December 15 at The Night Catand he has also been announced on the incredible line-up for Tasmania’s Panama Festival in March 2017, where he will perform alongside the likes of Kurt Vile, D.D Dumbo and Gabriella Cohen.
Jack Grace Australian Tour Dates
THUR 15 DEC – THE NIGHT CAT – MELBOURNE, VIC
SAT 25 FEB - SUPPORTING PVT - THE FOUNDRY – BRISBANE, QLD
FRI 03 MAR - SUPPORTING PVT - OXFORD ART FACTORY – SYDNEY, NSW
MAR 10 – 12 – PANAMA FESTIVAL – LONE STAR VALLEY – GOLCONDA, TAS
SAHARA BECK - 'CRACK BANG BANG' (Create/Control)
Sahara Beck releases new single Crack Bang Bang, lifted from her critically acclaimed second album PANACEA. The 20-year-old, 3 x QMA winning singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast has also announced a stack of tour dates for this Summer. It has recently been announced that Sahara will be joiningThe Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd on a six-date, open-air national tour alongside fellow support acts HARTSand Ocean Alley. She has also added a series of summer festival and supports dates to her hectic touring schedule including The Falls Music & Arts Festival in Lorne, Jungle Love Music Festival as well as Port Macquarie Festival of the Sun.
SHAG ROCK - 'SUNBLEACHED GIRL' (Independent)
Salty-faced Brisbane based indie outfit Shag Rock have re-emerged from the sand to conjure up some eagerly awaited summer vibes with their new single "Sunbleached Girl". It comes as the first release from their debut album set to be unveiled early in 2017. The single is burst of much anticipated energy from the four piece since their self-titled EP last year. The band have since been immersed in the secluded bush atmosphere of Airlock Studios, working with their producer, mentor and ex-Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug and Nick Di Dia (Rage Against The Machine) who mixed their forthcoming album.
September 24 | Kilcoy Beer & BBQ Festival | Kilcoy, QLD
October 23 | Cooroy Originals | Cooroy, QLD
November 19 | Stag & Hunter | Mayfield, NSW
November 25 | Villa Noosa Hotel | Noosaville, QLD
November 29 | Jungle Love | Imbil, QLD
December 2 | Nightquarter | Helensvale, QLD
December 3 | Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD
HOBART CURTIS - 'HITS' (Independent)
Following up on his shimmering previous single 'Am I Crazy', Brisbane indie pop singer/songwriter Hobart Curtis strikes a chord with new single 'Hits', released Friday 11 November.
'Hits' is simultaneously infectious and melancholy, tapping into a universally-felt creeping sense of youthful ennui. As anyone with dreams can attest, unfortunately some goals will always remain slightly out of reach. Rooted in realism, 'Hits' is a restless call for validation that never loses its sense of identity; driven forward by chiming guitars and tumbling instrumentation. 'Hits' is anthemic in its despondency - a hymn for disenfranchised creative youth.
Sliding cunningly into the minds and hearts of the local music scene, Hobart Curtis' debut track 'Jackpot' received triple j airplay and, subsequently, he received praise from tastemaking blogs such as acid stag. With the year now drawing to a close, Curtis' 'Hits' aims to touch a raw nerve with young creatives, striking a pinpoint balance between honesty and ambition.
JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW - 'EVIL' (Dew Process)
The tour will kick off in March and feature shows in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He’ll be supported in Melbourne and Brisbane by rising rock act Moreton, who recently released their mysterious and brooding debut EP Specimen to critical acclaim and support from triple j, double j, and national community radio stations.
McMorrow stunned audiences earlier this year when he performed at the 2016 Splendour In The Grassfestival, showcasing for the very first time material from his heralded new album, We Move – foreshadowing that record’s tremendous international success.
Now the folk-star-turned-r’n’b-maestro will bring his majestic voice and hit songs like ‘Higher Love,’ ‘We Don’t Eat,’ ‘Get Low,’ and ‘Rising Water’ to Australian audiences across the country – his first national tour since the widely celebrated 2014 Post Tropical tour.
THE SMITH STREET BAND - 'DEATH TO THE LADS' (Pool House Records)
Penned on the road whilst driving through America, Death To The Lads has crept into their live set and become an instant fan favourite with its call-to-arms chorus, again displaying songwriter Wil Wagner’s knack of serendipitously turning blight into beauty. “It’s mainly about growing up and changing,” he says of the song’s themes, “admitting we make mistakes and trying to improve ourselves.”
‘Death To The Lads’ is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band’s fourth record, to be released in early 2017 via their own, newly established label Pool House Records. The band will launch the single this month with shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, supported by The Nation Blue, fresh from launching back to back albums, instrumental psych-trio Grim Rhythm and Brisbane experimental pop band Forevr.
WREN KLAUF - 'SPELLBOUND' (Independent)
Wren Klauf is the alluring, collaborative musical and visual project brought together by Sam Faulkner in early 2014. Beginning as a solo venture, the concept's design slowly, but surely, developed into something quite audacious and far more colourful.
As premiered by AAA Backstage, Wren Klauf are bustling with pleasure to today release their new single into the world. After making a global impact with their previous single, 'New Western', new track, 'Spellbound', is out today via GD FRNDS.
The pseudo-psychedelic track continues the band's crisp take on eccentric and experimental pop. Slipping in-and-out of echoey balance, 'Spellbound' relies on genre ethnicity as a daring rhythmical playground.