March, 2015

Mike Waters sells out show in five hours and announces a second!

Just hours after the MIKE WATERS’ ‘Gambling Man’ single launch was announced for Thursday 16 April at Melbourne’s Some Velvet Morning, it reached capacity. Quickly, a second show was pulled together. Mike Waters will now also play at Some Velvet Morning on Wednesday 15 April. Tickets are on sale now for $10 – with just a few left already – from HERE

Mike has also announce his supports for the two shows, adding indie folk singer/songwriter Janie Gordon for the new Wednesday show, and Jam Nawaz (Big Winter) at the sold out Thursday show.

Listen to his single ‘Gambling Man’ below.

Say Lou Lou Stream Full Album ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Now Via NPR

Today, people all over the world have flocked to NPR Music for the very first chance to hear Say Lou Lou’s debut album Lucid Dreaming in full! The album is out April 10 in Australia via À Deux Records / The Orchard.


The lead single from the forthcoming album is called ‘Nothing But A Heartbeat’.

Following a year spent touring the globe, gathering huge momentum and setting the internet alight with every release, the sisters – who grew up in both Australia and Sweden – recorded their stunning debut in Los Angeles, London and Sweden. Working with the likes of Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Foxes), Hannah Robinson (Icona Pop, Lana Del Rey) and Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding), the finished record is a beautifully crafted and elegant body of work.

The twin sister duo (and daughters of Steve Kilbey, The Church) control every aspect of this project – the lyrics, the music videos, the styling, the artwork and all aesthetics involved.


Introducing Mike Waters. Having spent the past 10 years working in the corporate world it came as a complete shock to colleagues, friends and family when Mike casually revealed he had secretly been writing songs in his bedroom…. Incredible songs.

Listen to ‘Gambling Man’, Mike’s debut single. It was produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, Megan Washington) and it explores taking chances and diving head-first to things even when the odds are stacked against you. Listen to the track here. Watch a special performance of the track for The Age sessions HERE

The first EP Life is due out independently on May 8, and has seen Mike working with the likes of John Castle, Craig Harnath (Jet, Motor Ace) and Jack Arentz (I Know Leopard, New Navy, Deja). Be prepared to hear a lot more about the incredibly talented and very humble Mike Waters in the coming months. Believe us.

Mike Waters has announced the ‘Gambling Man’ single launch, happening in Melbourne on Thursday 16 April at Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. Tickets HERE

SOAK Adds Melbourne Support And Turns Heads At SXSW

The much talked-about 18 year old Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK has just spent a week in Austin, Texas, wowing crowds at the annual SXSW music conference. She was described by Consequence of Sound as “the only performer to stun the crowd to silence”, and the NY Times said “I saw a lot of great stuff at SWSX. But I have to choose one. She’s 18… But amazing — and I very much doubt I’ll get this close again”

As SOAK prepares to embark on her first Australian shows next month, it has been announced today that along with fellow 18 year old singer/songwriter Jesse Davidson, HOWQUA will join the bill at Shadow Electric in Melbourne on Friday 17 April. Carrying a certain enigma with his musical style, HOWQUA’s performance leaves you yearning to know his story, he displays all the traits of a phenomenal storyteller and performer.

Ticket details for the Melbourne and Sydney shows can be found HERE

SOAK Sells Out First Sydney Show, Second Sydney Show Added + Support Act Announced

It took well under a week for SOAK – aka 18 year old Northern Irish Bridie Monds-Watson – to sell out her first ever Australian show, happening at Sydney’s Hibernian House on Wednesday 15 April. SOAK has announced a second intimate performance at Sydney’s picturesque Paddington Uniting Church on Thursday 16th April. Tickets are selling fast for her Melbourne show at Shadow Electric on Friday 17 April.

Now with three shows set, SOAK has asked fellow 18 year old singer/songwriter Jesse Davidson to join her. Already having toured with the likes of Mac Demarco, Ball Park Music and Eves The Behaviour, and played the stage of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the dreamy triple j Unearthed finalist from Adelaide (and Hottest 100 place getter while guesting with Japanese Wallpaper) will soon add SOAK to the list.

Find all the ticket details HERE

Tour Dates
Wednesday 15 April – Hibernian House, Sydney SOLD OUT
Thursday 16 April – Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney NEW SHOW
Friday 17 April – Shadow Electric, Melbourne

SALLY SELTMANN shares video for ‘We Are The Music’

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sally Seltmann has shared a beautiful video for her current single ‘We Are The Music’ premiered via Rolling Stone Australia.

Watch it below.

The single is out now via her own label Three Of Hearts.


Loon Lake have premiered their video for Surfin’ via FasterLouder. 

On the video, frontman Sam Nolan says “We shot a majority of it just on a GoPro ourselves. We borrowed a mates old VK Commodore wagon and hammered around town collecting footage, we threw a party, put on a some beers, and played a gig to a whole bunch of friends who have been there for us from the start - no touch ups, no re-edits, straight-up good times.”

Catch the band at their single launch shows which are selling fast!
Thursday 26 March @ Shebeen, Melbourne VIC
Friday 27 March @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney NSW
Tickets via:


Post-punk provocatuers THE POP GROUP have released their first album in 35 years. Citizen Zombie is out in Australia via Freaks R Us / Rocket. After being offered as a first listen from Rolling Stone, the album is now available digitally in all good record stores and streaming services.

Produced by the much-acclaimed Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay, Bloc Party), a long-time fan of The Pop Group, the album features original members Mark Stewart, Dan Catsus, Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith.  On working with Epworth, Mark Stewart commented, “From his work with Phones onwards, I’ve loved his work and think he’s one of the world’s best producers. He gave us the freedom to create and, with his help, destiny rides again for The Pop Group.”

Purchase Citizen Zombie now on iTunes