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Jen Cloher is an indie-folk/rock singer/songwriter from Melbourne. She has released three albums and a couple of EPs and singles, She has been dating indie darling/rising superstar Courtney Barnett for several years, and they’ve collaborated on each other’s records before. On August 11th, she’ll release her fourth album “Jen Cloher on Milk Records which is the label that Cloher and Barnett run together.

The song is about “the sacrifices and difficulties of maintaining a long-distance relationship with a high-profile partner”. They live together, but Barnett spent a long time touring with her brilliant debut “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit”, so I guess they’ve spent a lot of time apart from each other.

First single from Jen Cloher’s self-titled album (2017) released through Milk! Records.

Second single from Jen Cloher’s self-titled album out August 2017. The album was recorded in a one-room studio in a rural Australian town, then mixed in Jeff Tweedy’s studio in Chicago. Barnett contributed guitar and vocals to the entire album. Their friend Kurt Vile also played guitar on one track, and Andrew “Bones” Sloane (bass) is a full-time member of the band. Both are also frequent collaborators with Barnett.
Released through Milk! Records / Marathon Artists.

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One of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s most notable successes was the record Nonagon Infinity. Released over a year ago, it was the group’s eighth record, and since its release, the band have somehow managed to find time to release two more records,

With the release of their second album of the year “Murder of the Universe” it seems King Gizzard are already getting nostalgic as they travel back to the heady days of “Nonagon Infinity” for their latest video as they give ‘Invisible Face’ a brand new clip.

A combination of live action segments with the kind of animation which best befits an 80’s children’s TV show, and is therefore fucking incredible, makes this video one of the better ones floating around this week.

Jason Galaea and Joel Melrose are behind the brilliant visuals which also keep the coloured robes which have started to appear around the King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard camp and also befits another children’s TV show by the name of; Power Rangers. And when you think about it, is there another band you could see fighting and defeating someone named Lord Zedd?.

The clip has all you need snakes, dark landscapes, jet planes falling form the sky, the whole shebang, really. So sit back, get psyched and watch this brilliant video for ‘Invisible Face’.

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With three self-produced EPs and a recently released two part debut album, ‘Cut Love Love Pt. 1 & Pt.2 under his belt,Hayden Calnin’s music has explored the realms of everything from folk through to downbeat electro, drawing comparisons to artists such as M83, Bon Iver and James Blake. 

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Hayden Calnin

In one fell swoop Hayden Calnin was able to communicate with millions of people across the globe.

The Australian songwriter was a virtual unknown when his song ‘Love’ was picked to play over the final scene of the eighth season of the Vampire Diaries. With his soft delivery and engrossing lyricism, Hayden’s quietly beguiling approach was difficult to resist.

New EP ‘Dirt’ drops this summer, Hayden comments on the songs:

“‘Collision’ is maybe one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write. I wrote it in secret, not really showing anyone until I was comfortable with how it was sounding. It was never meant to be a song with all the hooks and all the standard rules in song structure that you’re meant to follow. I avoided that and just let it come out naturally. ‘Collision’ is an expression about a really dark time for a friend of mine. And, like my previous single, ’Waves’, following that exploration of mental health in young adults.”

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Ear worm alert. School Damage are currently a buzz band down under and you can hear why with their take on the minimalist DIY pop of The Raincoats and The Vaselines. Melbourne/Geelong quartet School Damage began as a bedroom recording project for Carolyn Hawkins (Chook Race, Parsnip) and Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants, Frowning Clouds etc). They released a cassette for Moontown Records in 2013, then were joined by Jeff Raty on drums and Dani ‘Damage’ Hakim on bass. Taking cues from pop outfits such as the Vaselines, Particles and Young Marble Giants, School Damage’s sound is defined by wobbly keyboards, weaving bass lines, and lyrical content focused on the anxieties of modern life and love. They have released vinyl singles on Detonic and Moontown, played Gizzfest 2016, and have shared stages with the likes of the Bats, Twerps and NUN.
Look out for their self-titled debut album on Chapter Music in June 2017.

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first single from forthcoming self-titled School Damage album, due on vinyl and digital in June 2017.

A concept album to end all concept albums, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s new album “Murder Of The Universe” is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man and the death of the planet. Their tenth album in five dizzying years, it hinges on three distinct chapters throughout which snippets of their breakthrough records I’m In Your Mind Fuzz and Nonagon Infinitye merge in ghostly shadow – and it’s available for human consumption now.

“a batshit, brilliant new album” – New York Observer
“A decidedly dark reflection of today’s angst and insanity. There is a bright side however: given its harrowing descriptions of terror and upheaval, it makes the real world seem tame by comparison.” –Paste

It’s a vibrant time for guitar bands in Australia, and Western Victoria’s Hollow Everdaze shine a bright amongst them. The five piece’s style of psychedelic-pop registers both retro and current, mixing the hooks of ’60s surf with orchestral arrangement and electronic experimentation. Likening them to Foxygen and Temples,

Drenched in “reverbed lushness” and “woozy twang”, Hollow Everdaze marry Sixties-style craftsmanship with swirling sonispheres

Their debut is a “joyous and infectious collection, perfect for laying back and losing one’s head in the clouds to.” It’s out on Deaf Ambitions Records, home to fellow Melbourne outfits Redspencer and Pure Moods.

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Hollow Everdaze are: Daniel Baulch – vocals, guitar, drums, keys; Myles Anderson – violin; Jackson Kay – bass, keys; James Turner – drums, elbow guitar on “Never Going Back”; Dylan Young – keys, drums on “Still Ticking”.

 

Ascendant Melburnian three-piece Cable Ties are going to be super-busy over the next few months, announcing release details for their debut album and accompanying tour dates, plus the new video clip for recent single Say What You Mean, today.

Having only come together in 2015, the band have swiftly gathered a dedicated, growing following, their underground renown steering them towards festival stages by the time they’d hit their first anniversary. Armed with killer riffs, an incendiary attitude and sonic hallmarks too ferocious to justifiably ignore, there’s no reason to expect that their trajectory will peter out any time soon, either.

Our record heads out into the world on its own today. It’s now yours to do with as you will. It’s a product of one years’ writing, recording and mixing and 2 years of mastering, artwork, design, gigging and so much support from so many wonderful people. We are so thankful for all the people who have left their stamp on our music and our lives. Without them we – and this physical artifact – would never have been possible.

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Drop everything and watch the brilliant new video for Cable Ties ‘Say What You Mean’ – produced by Defero Productions. Cable Ties just also announced their debut album is due out MAY 26th via Poison City Records.

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Georgia State Line

The new single from alt-country six-piece Georgia State Line , “Older Than I Am”, now has a brand new video filmed and directed by Agostino Soldati. Set at a suburban bowls club the video is wonderfully retro. “Many Australian artists refer to themselves as Americana or Alt Country these days, but very few deliver the real thing as well as Georgia State Line. Hailing from Melbourne but sounding like Texas or Tennessee,

“We crashed Saturday morning bowls at the Glenroy Bowls Club to film a video with the brilliant Agostino Soldati, aiming to reiterate the idea that age is never a factor nor a limit, plus we got a bit of help from our wonderful actors Violet and John busting out some moves,” front woman Georgia Delves explained.

“Older Than I Am” is taken from Georgia State Line upcoming EP Heaven Knows due on the 7th July.

Band Members
Georgia Delves / Patrick Wilson / Teresa Duffy- Richards / Joshua Jones / Tom Brooks / Lochlan Kent

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Charm of Finches are sister “dream folk”duo Mabel and Ivy, aged 17 and 14 from Melbourne, Australia, and produce harmony-laden chamber tinged folk for the famished soul. Influences include First Aid Kit, Agnes Obel and Sufjan Stevens.  Two talented young artists/sister duo in an airy, chamber folk style which emphasizes lyrics. Melbourne based dream-folk sister duo Charm Of Finches have had a massive year so far, launching their album “Staring at the Starry Ceiling” and picking up some high profile support slots around the country.

Their debut album “Staring at the Starry Ceiling” features the duo’s signature angelic sibling harmonies, with a distinct chamber-folk flavour coming from the instrumentation: cello, violin, guitar, ukulele, lyre, banjo, piano, glockenspiel: all played by the sisters, now aged 16 and 13.

The “singing finches” have played Australian folk and roots festival stages since releasing their debut EP “Home” in 2016.

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Charm of Finches are Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
All songs written and arranged by Charm of Finches