Posts Tagged ‘Brisbane’

WALKEN – ” Unomi “

Posted: December 7, 2017 in MUSIC
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This Aussie rock act is uninterested in fitting in. Their sound is progressive and fresh, while still being accessible to the masses. On “Unomi”, we find a band who knows what the Arctic Monkeys crowd are in to, while still inserting blues riffs with crooning vocals that will engage and delight various crowds. Their style and substance makes it impossible not to root for these guys. The video is perfectly choreographed and transfixing with a young dancer setting the pace, before focusing on the act on a garishly adorned stage. We cannot wait to hear their new “What’s Your Environment? EP” that will drop in mid-December.

Band Members
Matt – Vocals/Guitar
Pat – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Beej – Drums/Backing Vocals

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Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane-based indie/dream pop singer/songwriter Harriette Pilbeam. She’s been in the Brisbane music scene for a few years as a member of two other bands, but this is her first project that she’s been the front of. She released a shimmering indie-pop single called “Try” earlier this year, and followed that with a further track “Sure” a month ago. She’s set to release her debut EP early next year, and it’s probably safe to assume that this song will be on that record.

In general, there’s a Milk and Kisses-era Cocteaus feeling. There’s also quite a bit of jangly guitars that remind me of the indie rock of the early 90s. The song, according to what I’ve read, is about a couple who keep breaking up and getting back together. They’re giving it one last go because they can’t live with or without each other.

The video seems to be a deliberate glove-tap to the indie pop videos of the early-mid 1990s. The stripey shirt worn by the guitar player. The jangly acoustic guitar. The bank of TVs with horizontal TV noise and video feedback/recursive image. The classic 8-eye Doc Martens worn by Pilbeam. This is all stuff that takes me back to the golden age of indie pop, All I know about the forthcoming EP is that it’s called Sugar and Spice and that it’s due out “early next year”.

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Australia’s psych/garage cult quintet Sacred Shrines will release its debut album, “Come Down from the Mountain” on November 17th via Rogue Wave Records. The Brisbane-based group delivers juicy psychedelic and garage-inspired tunes with fuzzy guitars and driving rhythms wrapped in gorgeous reverb and a rare authenticity


‘Collisions’ is one of the earlier tracks we worked on when we formed the band and I think it’s a good example of the more garage end of where our sound sits. The song is about that moment where you find yourself at the edge of making an important decision and the feeling you get when you’re standing at the precipice before you push the button. This track was mixed by Michael Badger from The Demon Parade and he definitely nailed the sound we were shooting for. The exploding backwards guitar solo does it for me every time.”

This Australian band based in Brisbane taps into the mystic energies of both ‘60s flower power and the 1980s days of wine and roses. Their organ has a nasty bite, their guitars leak fuel all over the place, the drums soundtrack a “youth in revolt” movie. With disaffected alternative vocals moaning lines like “listen up, disengage, fade away” over wah-wah pedals and sitar, it’s not hard to figure out what shrines they worship at. Still, on Trail to Find, they mix together the mysterious and the upbeat with unfettered verve.


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Hailing from Brisbane’s fertile underground music scene, Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern Records and Tym Guitars are thrilled to present the latest sounds from the premier Australian psych outfit, Dreamtime. After seemingly endless nights spent jamming, writing, rewriting, lamenting, practicing, recording and mixing, the band has sculpted a sprawling interstellar creation that is their third album – and first in almost three years – Strange Pleasures

In Australian aboriginal culture, the Dreamtime refers to a foundational myth, one that attributes the creation of the world to their ancestral spirits. The band Dreamtime consists of four hippies from Brisbane, and they pay pretty serious reverence to their own spiritual ancestors on their second full-length, Strange Pleasures. With nods to Pink Floyd, Ash Ra Tempel, and Hawkwind, it would be weirder not to find pleasure in this heady blend. They deliver something for everyone: mellow folk tunes, spacey sojourns, and freak-out jams—often all at the same time. Turn on, tune in, and drop out of this plane of existence.


Dreamtime is:
Zac Anderson – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Cat Maddin – Bass, Lead Vocals, Theremin
Tara Wardrop – Drums Percussion, Vocals
Fergus Smith – Synth, Guiar, Shahi Baaja, Vocals

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Following a tough year in 2016 that saw her spend several months recovering after a serious fall, Sabrina Lawrie has bounced back in a big way. Having signed with nascent local label Pig City Records late last year, Lawrie released her long-awaited debut full-length, “Hush The Mountain”, in March this year.

While her renown may not extend as far as some of her fellow Australian contempoaires, those who know her — and know her extensive history as part of Brisbane’s musical fabric — love her fiercely, and her dedicated following in addition to her considerable talent could prove the ace up her sleeve to contend with some of her better-known contemporaries. In describing Hush The Mountain, 4ZZZ’s Andrew Bartlett described the album as “definitely one out of the top drawer”, noting that “the variety and richness within and across the nine tracks certainly have the feel of something that has been developed, crafted and matured over time”.

SMOKE – ” Smoke “

Posted: October 6, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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It’s hard to tell if Smoke intend their name as a noun or a verb, but either one feels appropriate. They claim to be influenced by Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, and Ornette Coleman; that’s accurate, but doesn’t tell the full story. What’s really impressive is their ability to combine the heavy sounds of the first two with the freewheeling weightlessness of the latter two. After taking a break for a couple years, the group has recently returned, ready to spread their smog all over Brisbane and its surrounding environs once more. Set the time machine dial for 1969.


Smoke is:
Jimi Kent (Guitar, Vocals)
Rick Wallett (Guitar, Vocals)
Fergus Smith (Bass)
Joel Bourke (Drums)


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The Kite String Tangle  the self-titled debut album was produced over a three-year period and saw the bedroom producer move his recording process into a studio with live drums, strings, horns and more. Written, performed and self-produced, the album is mixed by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, Flight Facilities, SAFIA) .

The triple threat producer, vocalist and songwriter made waves with his single ‘Given The Chance’, a track that reached Gold status in Australia, ‘Arcadia’, ‘Stone Cold’ and ‘What If’ followed; tracks that by now – are ubiquitous to the Australian music landscape. Alongside sold-out national headline shows, celebrated festival appearances including Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Groovin the Moo, The Kite String Tangle landed in the Top 20 of both the 2013 & 2014 triple j Hottest 100’s. A series of sold out shows on his co-headline tour with Dustin Tebbutt followed, celebrating the release of their collaborative Illuminate EP.

The official video for The Kite String Tangle’s new track Selfish, The Kite String Tangle is the solo project of alternative electronic artist and producer, Danny Harley. Debut self-titled album out now

The Kite String Tangle is the solo project of alternative electronic artist and producer, Danny Harley. New single ‘Selfish’ out now.

Brisbane producer Danny Harley has returned with a new single called which is quite an unselfish thing to do, really. ‘Selfish’, which you can stream in full below, sees Harley revive his pop-tinged electronics, complete with vocal hooks, trap-tinged percussion and bright synthesizers.

Harley says ‘Selfish’ came about after he “realised that I wasn’t thinking about the people I love nearly as much as I should”. “It’s hard to admit you’re at fault but it’s also a good habit to get into if you’re wanting to be a reasonable human,” he says.

News of ‘Selfish’ comes as Harley announces that he has also launched his own independent record label called Exist. in collaboration with Unified, and has already signed producer Golden Vessel and Gold Coast siblings Lastlings to his roster.

Exist. is a great outlet for my own projects but it’s main focus is to sign other acts and develop their music, talent and careers,” Harley says. “Having Golden Vessel and Lastlings as the first two acts on the label is huge for me.”

The official video for The Kite String Tangle’s new track Selfish

It has been announced that three members of beloved Brisbane band The Go-Betweens will reunite for the first time since 1989 to take part in an epic tribute concert for their acclaimed sixth studio album, “16 Lovers Lane”.

Lindy MorrisonAmanda Brown and John Willsteed will pay homage to the 1988 album on which all three played along with co-founders Robert Forster and the late Grant McLennan  — the last Go-Betweens record of the ‘classic’ era — with assistance from Dan KellyDanny Widdicombe and Luke Daniel Peacock rounding out the core line-up of the band.

That already-acclaimed ensemble will be joined by a range of incredible other Australian musicians including The Church’s Steve Kilbey, GANGajang’s Mark Callaghan and Died Pretty’s Ron Peno, as well as festival artistic director Katie Noonan and her brother, Tyrone (both also known for their work with george), plus MontaigneSam Cromack and Jen Boyce (Ball Park Music), Tim Nelson and Zoe Davis (Cub Sport), Sahara Beck and Kirin J Callinan.

“We will be recreating that amazing album on its 30th anniversary … it’s going to be amazing,” Noonan said . “And Lindy, Amanda and John haven’t played together since Berlin in 1989, I think … so that’s super-special.

“You know, Grant was one of my heroes as a musician, but just as a human being — he was the sweetest man — and I thought, well, you know, it was only the 10-year anniversary of his passing, I think, the year before last [Ed: it was 2016], so, you know, he just influenced and inspired so many musicians in Brisbane, Queensland, and around the world; they were such an example of, ‘Wow, you can be from, y’know, St Lucia and have an international career as a musician’.

“Them and The Saints paved the way for so many other artists, so it’ll be beautiful to celebrate Grant’s and Robert’s incredible songwriting and songbook.”