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In keeping with the way Russack recorded her two 2018 albums she made with fellow Melbourne musician and great friend Lachlan Denton, over a year with Liam Halliwell and Dylan Young on hand, each track on the album was recorded in one take and live to tape at Phaedra Studies and mixed immediately thereafter by John Lee. Hence, not only its rusticity and fragility but also its immediacy and authenticity.

Emma gave us a taste of the album in the single What Is Love? late in 2018. Recorded for the short film An Athlete Wrestling a Python, Emma writes about the simplicities of love, asking “What Is Love?”. During the song she asks, “is it borrowing a t-shirt?” or is it “reading over shoulders?”. It is many things! Apart from the personal lyrical content, the other prevalent thing in the song is the piano taking the lead. It also does soon the new single Winter Blues. The four-and-a-half-minute single is the album’s centrepiece. Incredibly subtle and incredibly beautiful, the song floats in a sombre key, intermittently dotted by Russack’s contemplations, “blame it on the winter blues”.

The piano is also showcased on the album’s quieter moments: Like the Wind, Horses and the album’s stunning finale Never Before.

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releases July 5th, 2019
Players: Liam Halliwell, Dylan Young, Emma Russack 

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Sydney-based band Noire aka Jessica Mincher (vocals and synth) and Billy James (guitar). Following up their self-released EP Baby Blue in 2015, Noire have announced the release of their debut album ‘Some Kind of Blue’, Growing up in the small regional town of Gympie, QLD before moving to Sydney where they formed in 2014, Noire craft dark, melodic and tenderly sculptured pop songs that traverse shoegaze, reverb heavy blues and indie rock.

Citing inspiration from Air, Mazzy Star, David Lynch, Wim Wenders and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds‘Some Kind of Blue’ is a cinematic soundscape charting the fluidity of love and loneliness.

Noire’s patient guitar licks sound like you’ve just turned up in a 1950s western town that’s piecing itself back together after a shootout. The Sydney band’s ethereal vocals via lead singer Jessica Mincher, and effortless production and song arrangement make you want to just close your eyes, block out the world, and drift away for a few minutes.

Official music video for ‘He’s My Baby’, the second track from NOIRE’s debut album ‘Some Kind of Blue’ released 29th September 2017 via Spunk Records.

I am enormously proud to share the music video for Preservation with you. I worked closely with Julia Vares,  who produced, shot, edited and patiently translated my ideas onto the screen . We shot this film over two days on the streets I grew up on in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. The dancer, Bebe, I met in a record shop in Dunedin and instantly wanted her to be in the film. Her grace, and self-assured-ness was astounding and for me, it fit perfectly. Bebe, and Lisa Wilkinson, who choreographed the dance completely nailed it.

“Preservation” is the title & first song on my second record. There’s an intensity to it, but I actually find it quite beautiful in so many ways. It was cleansing to write. It is about loss, reflection and the future. For some reason, during the release of the album, I struggled to fully understand it’s meaning, there’s this sort of un-conscious state I often need to enter with songwriting, where meanings tend to become clearer and more obvious to me, months, or, years later…Enjoy. NR x

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There’s also something very Australian in the slightly awkward intimacy Emma Russack offers, even as she flips the aforementioned Ms Barnett’s ‘…nobody cares if you don’t go to the party’ with the blunt contradiction that, in fact, Everybody Cares (Spunk), and you can be the subject of gossip and speculation, while you’re actually home reading Sartre (yes, of course you are…). The music’s staccato hesitancy fits with the nervy doubts of life that might be hiding behind the bravado, as you decide whether to read another chapter, or just hide under the doona. A stunning effort from the prolific Melbourne songwriter who manages to continue her legacy as one of the country’s most underrated indie rock talents”

New album ‘In A New State’ out June 10th through Spunk

Premiering on triple j’ Radio Sydney garage pop four-piece Flowertruck release their new single “Dying To Hear” 
Its the first taste from the band’s anticipated debut album. The single comes as Flowertruck prepare to head out on the road for a slew of festival shows and a Melbourne headline during this March and April.
A hybrid of infectious guitar riffs, singalong choruses and devastatingly honest songwriting, “Dying To Hear” charts the agony of anticipation and an uncertain future. Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Charles Rushforth says the track “was written in my bedroom one night as I awaited a call from my soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend. My phone kept doing that thing where you think you feel it vibrate, which was slowly sending me a little bit insane.” Taking the track to the rest of the band, Rushforth explains, “we wanted to make something that was big and dramatic and kind of desperate – to match that feeling.”

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One last push in Australia. It’s been bloody great. Thank you, Sydney for being so kind to an over-tired, over-caffeinated New Zealander. Brisbane'ers can find tickets for tonight on the Junk Bar website. Or on the door at The Junk Bar, $15. Please...

New Zealand singer/songwriter Nadia Reid’s debut album dissects a relationship whose end illuminates new layers of failure and hidden motives with each re-examination. Reid’s outlook on love may be hopeless, but her blunt words are cocooned by the warmth and unusual hookiness of the varied arrangements.

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Nadia Reid is a folk artist based in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter has spent the better part of the last decade writing the songs for her debut album “Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs”  a ten-track collection of folk, blues and alt-country.

Throughout the album, Reid presents a maturity that reflects on love and life’s blazes with a measure of intricacy and courage within melancholy.

Recorded in 2014 by Ben Edwards (of Lyttelton Records) with Reid’s band consisting of bassist Richie Pickard, guitarist Sam Taylor and percussionist Joe McCallum, the album was originally given limited release to New Zealand and Australia in early 2015. After catching international attention, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs now out via Spunk Records and Scissor Tail (U.S.). Reid is currently in Melbourne, opening a series of shows for fellow New Zealanders Tiny Ruins.

Nadia Reid
Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs
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Holly Throsby’s new single “What Do You Say?” featuring.
 Mark Kozelek is released today . What Do You Say?“, is a duet with the iconic American musician Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters), its the first new music from Holly Throsby in five years, the song is described as “a beautiful ballad about romantic reconciliation”  The song can be seen as a companion to Throsby’s earlier duet “Would You?“, which featured legendary American singer-songwriter and actor Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy). 

These are available on Holly’s recently released sixth studio album “After a Time” which is due for release on Spunk Records early 2017

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