SPOD’s back baby, and he’s delivering this summers new funky anthem ‘Boys Night‘. A classic tale of suburbia and the struggle of the modern Australian man torn between the family life and knocking back a few cold ones with his mates, SPOD returns with instant summer classic – Boys Night.
DEN's debut self titled EP is out Nov 11.
DEN are a post-punk group formed in 2014 by Michael Grossman, Steven Hicks, Tomas Nunez and Michael Hassett.
Adopting a strict policy of DIY recording at Grossman’s Marrickville studio, they began to churn out new songs on a weekly basis.
The result? This awesome debut EP!
Grace Stevenson is the individual behind Rebel Yell, creating brooding, industrial, electronic music. With a Korg ESX-1 and Metal zone pedal amongst others in tow Rebel Yell creates a heavy, haunting experience.
Feeling lonely? Just think: What Would SPOD Do? The answer can be found on Party of One and it’s absolutely incredible.
SPOD dusts off some shitty old synthesisers. SPOD digs out a broken drum machine. SPOD closes the blinds. SPOD writes a song. SPOD sifts through unthinkable hours of Adobe stock footage. SPOD makes a music video.
Party of One is the result, and it’s an ode to some personal time out.
Second single taken from Sarah Mary Chadwick's album 'Roses Always Die'.
'Cool It' is a description of time moving anxiously and the ways we get through our days. It casts a character as someone who will help the time pass more painlessly - though 'You know, I'll cool it off, it's fine.' Nothings going to happen, nothing ever does, roses always die - but they look good for that minute.
It’s your new favourite psychopaths: LE VILLEJUIF UNDERGROUND taking up a space you thought you knew with the same red-faced dictator at the forefront, author and occasionally prolific Townsville songwriter Nathan Roche.
Summer Flake has returned in full force with Hello Friends, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 debut LP You Can Have It All. The album marks a new era for Melbourne-via-Adelaide musician Stephanie Crase (whose former credits include No Through Road, Birth Glow, Hit the Jackpot and Batrider), having enlisted the production finesse of Geoffrey O'Connor to propel her idiosyncratically sun-drunk guitar pop into new and lusher territories.
Drenched in a timelessness of reverb, Summer Flake's songs are transcendent - moving through the dreamy wings of pop, via the Crystals and the Paris Sisters, down the lonely byways of Karen Dalton and Laurel Canyon folkies, ambling up into the grubby 90s of Hole and Sonic Youth, before lingering out finally into the sunshine of other dream-pop contemporaries like Best Coast or Mac Demarco.
It's only the second full-length release for Summer Flake but Crase's output has been prolific over the last four years, with four EPs under her belt that garnered increasing attention in Australia and internationally. In August 2015, Henry Rollins premiered 'The Sun Won't Shine' (the debut single from the Time Rolls By EP) on legendary Californian public radio station KCRW, with Rollins proclaiming "we love this band".
Hello Friends continues Crase's tendency for the thoughtful arrangements, '90s-tinged frankness and dizzying harmonies that have led her from strength to strength, this time adding a deeper layer of emotional reflection to an already enduring sound.
These songs, as delicate as a snowflake on a summer beach, succeed in unmooring one from the drudgeries of place and time.
Debut album from Summer Flake 'You Can Have It All' is a seemingly effortless distillation of cold winter light, cheap tobacco, apple crumble and languid afternoons on the couch with the cat and mugs of hot milky tea. The ten tracks ebb and flow through the wistful carelessness of Adelaide suburban life, skirting the usual melodramatic tropes, carefully balancing smart, simple guitar lines atop the dreamy harmonies; a perfectly balanced record from a songwriter of rare maturity and humour.
Brand new You Beauty album out NOW! Follow up to the bands debut album 'Jersey Flegg'. 'Illywhacka' is a new concept album about an online romance scammer who falls in love with his prey. Can he win her heart after playing with her head? Or will the ultimate sentence for his crime be something far lonelier than a grey cell?
Sydney's You Beauty are back with a hot new single, Same Damn Thing.
Wildly adult contemporary while infused with the band's last remaining deposit of youthful exuberance, Same Damn Thing sounds like the first sunny day after a week-long spring time drenching; it's like getting 20 bucks out of that scratchy Nan sent on your b'day; it's a simple, affordable pleasure contained in three and a half minutes of walking-pace, shimmering pop music.
You Beauty’s debut album Jersey Flegg is a pub rock opera about life picking you up like a sack of wheat and grinding you into the dry turf and baked earth of a suburban footy pitch.
Jersey Flegg follows a 90’s rugby league legend who has to face himself and his past after he has his heart broken by a children’s TV starlet. As he watches his game fall apart and gets booted off the team, you’ve gotta wonder whether he’ll ever get out of the gutter and OFF THE BENCH.
The instrumentation of these recordings range from game boys and other video game machines, live drums, keys, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass, this, creating at bare minimum, an eclectic record of all sorts. SPOD recorded and produced the entire record independently in the various studios. Then on to dealings with the genius mixing works of Mirko Vogel (sekiden), cameo appearance from Jonboyrock on track ‘Dead’ (hard ons) and finally Shellac’s own Bob Weston mastering the record (woo!). This album also includes a real deal bonus secret track sh…..
You may go right ahead and buy a digital copy of Darts debut record 'Below Empty & Westward Bound' and an awesome tote separately but for a limited time you can get them together and save your self a sweet penny.
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"If the Breeders took Xanax with the Pixies, they wouldn’t need to bother recording any new music together – they could just spin Darts’ record instead." - Monster Children.
My Volcano sees the band expanding their musical vision ever outwards, traversing through fields of lush psychedelia, Odelay-esque party jams, lo-fi antifolk and tribal freak-outs. Richard In Your Mind’s ability to write such an incredibly eclectic record is an obvious achievement.
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From the early 90s hip-hop flavours of ‘Make It Chill’ through to the frenetic 60s- meets-now explosion that is ‘Summertime Boogie (do the)’, RIYM have crafted a super-fun half hour of music, best served with BBQs, beach volleyball and tasty, tasty naan bread.