John Steel Singers announce national tour + album out today!

John Steel Singers announce national tour + album out today!

The John Steel Singers have today released their highly anticipated album Midnight At The Plutonium via Plutonium Records / Create Control. To celebrate the release, the Brisbanites will be hitting the road this August and September. Catch the band in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Supporting John Steel Singers across the national tour will be Melbourne’s Alex Lahey. Tickets on sale now. Full tour details and links are below.

Midnight At The Plutonium is a new direction in sound for the beloved Brisbane band who for the past 2 years have been exploring more 70′s funk & soul inspired records, melding them with their signature sonic personality to form a new post yacht hybrid.

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS
Midnight At The Plutonium tour

Supported by Alex Lahey

Friday 19 August
Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Tickets via Oztix

Saturday 20 August
The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets via Oztix

Thursday 25 August
Transit Bar, Canberra
Tickets via Moshtix

Friday 26 August
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tickets via Newtown Social Club

Saturday 27 August
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets via Northcote Social Club

Friday 2 September
Jive, Adelaide
Tickets via Moshtix

Saturday 3 September
Amplifier, Perth
Tickets via Oztix

Face The Music reveals 2016 details

Put everything you thought you knew about Face the Music aside. This isn’t your regular rodeo. Like the weather of its hometown, Face the Music this year will defy all predictions and expectations, evolving just as quickly as the industry it caters to. Keeping the best parts – like the panels of industry experts featuring revolutionary artists, media top-guns, savvy entrepreneurs, writers, broadcasters, and philosophisers from all over the world – this year the summit sees new programmers in Ashley Sambrooks and Zac Abroms ready to put every dazzling corner of the industry on show.

The annual music summit is also moving dates and moving venues. Convening over November 17 and 18, Face the Music 2016 will be located within the soon-to-be-announced Melbourne Music Week Hub location situated in the city. Featuring more innovation, more business opportunities, and a greater international focus – ‘cos there’s never been a better time to show the rest of the world what we’ve got – this is going to be the most exciting Face the Music on record.

There’s another banner announcement: this year will be the inaugural year of live music as part of Face the Music. Featuring some of the most beloved (and some of the yet unknown) talent in Aussie music, from some of the most respected (and some of the soon-to-be worshipped) labels in the country, these showcases will bring your already-faves into contact with your next great obsessions. Make room in your playlists now.

Wanna know more? Be patient – all will be revealed very soon. This wouldn’t be the music industry without a little intrigue. Look to your inboxes mid August for a huge announcement.

This will be Face the Music as it’s never been before: thinking locally, acting globally. Whether you’re a label honcho, a media hack, a misunderstood artist or just an enthusiastic punter, Face the Music is taking all the flavours of the industry and putting them in a doggy bag for you to take home.

Get your early bird tickets now so you don’t miss out. While you still have the chance, face the music and dance.

The John Steel Singers reveal album details!

Everyone’s favourite Brisbanites The John Steel Singers have today unveilled the details of their eagerly anticipated third studio album Midnight At The Plutonium. The record will be released on Friday 8 July via the band’s own record label Plutonium Records / Create Control.

The album is a new direction in sound for the beloved Brisbane band who for the past 2 years have been exploring more 70′s funk & soul inspired records, melding them with their signature sonic personality to form a new post yacht hybrid.

The first taste from the record ‘Weekend Lover’ with its classy sax solo, whirly synths, off-beat guitar clicks and catchy as hell falsetto chorus, which will stick in your head for days. Second single ‘Can You Feel The Future’ is an eight minute experimental epic which the band had been carefully tweaking for nearly 6 years. Midnight At The Plutonium is an album that’s been a while in the making but is well worth the wait. Get ready to hear the band’s most accomplished work to date.

Pre-order Midnight At The Plutonium: iTunes | Vinyl | CD

Sally Seltmann shares new single ‘Dancing In The Darkness’

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Sally Seltmann has premiered her new single ‘Dancing In The Darkness‘ via Fashion Journal today. The track will be released digitally through Sally’s own label Three Of Hearts on April 26.

Sally says of the single: “Dancing In the Darkness is my new single, and it’s an introspective hero song about honoring the beauty in your own madness. I wrote and recorded the song with Darren Seltmann specifically for the pilot for the TV show The Letdown.”

Dancing in the Darkness’ will feature in the pilot for the ABC TV show The Letdown. Created by Sarah Scheller with Alison Bell, and produced by Giant Dwarf (The Chaser’s War on Everything), The Letdown will also feature a full score by Darren and Sally Seltmann.

Listen to ‘Dancing In The Darkness‘ below.

Dancing In The Darkness’ will be released digitally through Sally’s label Three Of Hearts, and is available for pre-order NOW on iTunes.

Black Cab announce second show at Howler

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Due to demand, Black Cab have announced a second and final Melbourne show in celebration of brand new single ‘Uniforms’ to take place at Howler on Thursday May 5. These Melbourne shows will be the first since the group’s “night-winning” midnight performance at Golden Plains festival and follow Uniforms‘ strong play on triple j, Double J, RRR, FBi and RTR.

As a treat for all those who witnessed their set of “chaotic future bass and post-Warp slammers” at Golden Plains, Melbourne-based audio/visual duo and recent SXSW highlights friendships join will join the bill as very special guests. Tickets for this new show are available now.

Limited tickets remain for the previously announced Howler show on Friday May 6 w/ New War & Taipan Tiger Girls, and Sydney show on Saturday May 14 w/ MEZKO & Buzz Kull (DJ set).

 

The John Steel Singers share ‘Can You Feel The Future’ + announce single tour

Everyone’s favourite Brisbanites The John Steel Singers have today premiered a brand new single titled ‘Can You Feel The Future’ via Tone Deaf. The track comes from their forthcoming LP Midnight At The Plutonium set for release via the band’s own record label Plutonium Records / Create Control later this year.

To celebrate, the band will be embarking on an single tour this month playing The Blurst of Times in Brisbane on April 16Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on April 21 and Curtin Bandroom in Melbourne on April 24. =

As the band explain, the 8 minute track has been years in the making:

“The song started as a loop, on my Digitech PDS 1002 back in 2010.  We jammed over that for a bit. Then a couple of years later Scott remembered it and came up with the funky bassline. We then took those new funky guts to a Welsh barnhouse and continued to refine it with the help of Jonathan Boulet on percussion.  Finally we brought it back to the Plutonium and after a million hours noodling then whittling then noodling then whittling we finally settled on the best song we’ve ever put on tape.”  Tim

“We were still adding things on the last night of album mixing. It was a 1000 piece puzzle that sat unfinished on a coffee table in our collective minds for months. Then we found some rogue pieces under the couch. Miro Mackie made us finish it before bed. It’s about 8 minutes but we love it like it is 2mins. Who says 8 minutes is too long for a single?… Everybody apparently?…dang”  - Luke

 

BLACK CAB share new single ‘Uniforms’ + announce Melbourne & Sydney launches

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Fresh from their Saturday witching hour appearance at Golden Plains, Melbourne’s Black Cab have released new single ‘Uniforms.’ In addition, the Cab will play launch shows at Melbourne’s Howler Bar on Friday 6 May and Sydney’s Newtown Social Club on Saturday 14 May.

The single ‘Uniforms’ which was premiered via Double J today was mixed and produced by Woody Annison and features guest programming and keyboards by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current). This is the Cab’s first new release since 2014′s critically acclaimed Games Of the XXI Olympiad double LP.

These launch shows will also be the Cab’s last headline shows for at least 6 months as they complete new material for a full length album in early 2017.

Milk! Records ‘Good For You’ compilation out today + touring nationally in March

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Milk! Records are proud to release their compilation Good For You digitally today. The record will be released on vinyl this Valentines Day Sunday 14 February. 

In addition, the Milk! Records crew have sold out their Melbourne show on Saturday 5 March and have just announced a second show on Sunday 6 March. Full tour details below.

Good For You features six brand new songs from six Milk! Records artists, slapped down in gleeful defiance of punishing touring schedules over one weekend in September, at Melbourne’s Newmarket Studios, with engineer Cal BarterPre-order is available now for limited edition signed 12″ vinyl direct from Milk! Records.

Catch the Milk! Records crew including Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and The Finks, perform tracks from the Good For You compilation this March.

This won’t be a six-band yawn fest but more of a collaborative roadshow, the kind immortalised by Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia in the Festival Express, minus the steam train.

The tour will see the roster hit Adelaide, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Bangalow, Brisbane, Edmundi and Gold Coast. Tickets are on sale now via milkrecords.com.au

Milk! Records share ‘Three Packs A Day’ by Courtney Barnett

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Today, Milk! Records have shared Courtney Barnett’s single ‘Three Packs A Day’ from their compilation album Good For You out Sunday 14 February. The witty single focuses on Barnett’s appreciation of Mi Goreng and features Fraser A. Gorman on harmonica.

Good For You is six brand new songs from six Milk! Records artists, slapped down in gleeful defiance of punishing touring schedules over one weekend in September, at Melbourne’s Newmarket Studios, with engineer Cal Barter. Pre-order is available now for your digital copy or on limited edition signed 12″ vinyl direct from Milk! Records. The first single from the compilation ‘Skyscraper Skyline Blues’ by Fraser A. Gorman premiered via Triple R in December last year.

On the unique release, Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, the Finks, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and Ouch My Face offer six fine reasons why Milk! Records was named Australia’s Best Independent Label at the 2015 AIR Awards.

The John Steel Singers Drop Twin Sun Remix For ‘Weekend Lover’

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Just in time for the so called silly season, everyone’s favourite Brisbanites The John Steel Singers have dropped a special summer remix of their latest single ‘Weekend Lover’ by Twin Sun (UK). The remix has been premiered exclusively by Happy.

Twin Sun are a DJ/Production duo from Reading, UK with a strong adoration of 80s power synths. John Steel Singers played directly below the Twin Sun’s studio on their last tour (in the infamous Oakford Social Club), giving ‘Weekend Lover’ one of its first live outings. The track immediately struck a chord with the duo, who share the John Steel Singers love of Can, David Axlerod, Chic and miniature toy horses. The chance to add their own twist to the track was an irresistible one.

‘Weekend Lover’ is Twin Sun’s first official remix release, following several edits of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Can, Jamie xx & Fleetwood Mac. Their Fleetwood Mac edits (including a Georgio Moroder-esque take on ‘Gold Dust Woman’) resulted in them playing Glastonbury this year with the DJ collective Fleetmac Wood, who are currently in Australia for Falls Festival and a number of much anticipated sideshows.

Listen, share, dance to Twin Sun’s remix of The John Steel Singer’s ‘Weekend Lover’ HERE.