October, 2013


Stream ‘In Stranger Times’ over at The Music



Brisbane via Canberra five-piece Fox & Fowl have shared their debut single ‘Pilot’.

Sun-dappled and laced with electrifying hooks, ‘Pilot’ is driven by lead vocalist Lachlan Smart’s effortless and lively performance.

A fitting name for their single, ‘Pilot’ was one of the earliest songs Fox & Fowl composed back in 2011. With final adjustments, the song was re-recorded with Brisbane producer, Yanto Browning (Jungle Giants, the Medics, The Art of Sleeping) and is the first single of their debut EP due out early 2014.

Make sure to catch Fox & Fowl as they head down Australia’s east coast to play a string of shows this November & December alongside Kite Club and High-Tails.

Fox & Fowl formed in early 2011 in Canberra after all five members moved from regional NSW to Australia’s capital to study.  Upon finishing uni the band were at a crossroads.  Wanting to re-locate, they looked to where their favourite Australian artists were emerging from and instead took the road less travelled and decided to move to Brisbane.

With comparisons to The Jungle Giants, Foals & Cloud Control, Fox & Fowl are surely headed for big things in 2014.

SASKWATCH Announce Tour Supports for the ‘Hands’ East Coat Tour

Fresh from performing to a packed audience at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, Saskwatch are getting ready to kick off their final headline tour for 2013.  The ’Hands’ East Coast Tour will see the legendary soul outfit take their infectious new single to stages across Australia throughout November and December.  Supporting Saskwatch on the tour will be The Harpoons, Fraser A Gorman and Atolls

In the tradition of the great voices heard from Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, The Harpoons make some of the finest pop R’n'B in Australia.  Founded by brothers Henry and Jack Madin and fronted by the talented Bec Rigby’s arresting vocals, their sound filtered through Martin King (Oscar + Martin)’s steezy beats and and production aesthetics.

Originally hailing from the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, Fraser A Gormanembraces an old-world style of story-telling. Drawing inspiration from early dustbowl singers like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Gorman also draws insight from modern songsmiths such as Justin Townes Earle whom he also had the pleasure of supporting in January this year.

Also joining the band on select dates will be Melbourne fuzz-trio Atolls, Sydney hip hop collective Naughty Rappers Collective and Canberra’s Brass Knuckle Brass Band.  Melbourne audiences will also be treated the soulful grooves of DJ Chris Gill (Triple R & Northside Records) and The Horns of Leroy.

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Elizabeth Rose – New video & Tour announcement


The video for  Elizabeth Rose’s new single ‘The Good Life’, premiered earlier today with US tastemaker blog Pigeons and Planes. It was shot in Brisbane and Byron Bay by director Liam Connor of PixelFrame, a Tropfest 2013 Finalist. Drawing on Rose’s lyrics for inspiration, Connor paints a picture of escapism and the need to seek out one’s own ‘Good Life’

Elizabeth will head overseas for the first time this month to perform and string of showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York before bringing her new single to venues across Australia as she launches ‘The Good Life Tour‘ around the country this November.

Rose will bring her new band member into the fold to add to her already reputable and intense live performances. Elizabeth Rose’s live show will debut a variety of new songs and arrangements from her EP set for release in early 2014.

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Jeremy Neale – New Single ‘Swing Left’

Brisbane’s Jeremy Neale has returned with the brand new single ‘Swing Left’. Signing a deal with label Create/Control, the single will be released on Neale’s forthcoming In Stranger Times EPdue out in late October.

‘Swing Left’ had its worldwide premiere on triple j’s Good Nights last night.

Produced and mixed by Tony Buchen (Andy Bull, Washington, Old Man River), ‘Swing Left’ showcases a darker side of the crooner revivalist movement while effortlessly blending into Neale’s strong background in garage-pop. It’s laden with all the memorable hooks and the swaying danceability you could’ve hoped for and finally proves to the non-believers and player haters that Jeremy can write a song with more than one verse.

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Fractures shares new single Cadence

Melbourne’s FRACTURES has had an auspicious and challenging beginning to his musical career. Captivating debut single Twisted became the most played track on triple j unearthed for the first half of 2013 as well as collecting over 160,000 plays via soundcloud and garnering substantial local and international attention.

Just as momentum was building towards his debut live show at Melbourne’s Toff In Town, multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Mark Zito was involved in a near fatal fall which left him with a fractured (ironically) vertebrae in his neck and confined to a neck-brace bolted to his skull for three months.

After a long road to recovery FRACTURES now returns with his long awaited new single‘Cadence’, premiered via triple j by Richard Kingsmill on 2013 this past Sunday. Haunted and unadorned, the single tells a tale of quiet yearning.

Zito himself says that ‘Cadence’ is a song about unfulfilled attraction. “It’s about unrequited lust, and a lingering longing – trying in vain to shut out memories and thoughts of the object of attraction.”