April, 2015

IMMIGRANT UNION announce album ‘Anyway’, premiere video ‘In Time’, announce album launch show


IMMIGRANT UNION have today announced the Australian release of their second full-length album, Anyway, out independently on May 29. The album is available now to pre-order on limited edition vinyl. They will celebrate it’s release with a hometown album launch in Melbourne on June 13 at the Kelvin Club. Along with the announcement of the album, Immigrant Union have today premiered a video for ‘In Time’ via Tone Deaf. Watch it HERE.

Here’s the story in brief; Two guys meet at a bar. It’s a story as old as beer on tap. Like all good stories, Immigrant Union’s started with a few drinks. And… maybe a few dozen more. It was the summer of 2004 when Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols was killing some time in Australia and had a chance meeting with Melbourne musician Bob Harrow. This initial exchange led to a spontaneous trip to the regional Victoria and an all-night jam session. The friendship grew. They acquired the talented vocalist and keyboard player, Peter Lubulwa, and the band quickly planted its roots in alt-country-folk, bound by a communal love for classic rock and roll.

Immigrant Union’s Anyway is a shift from previous recordings – moving away from the country end of the sound spectrum, they approached their second album with a desire to produce a more layered, trippier sound. To achieve this elusive warmth, the band went literally to the farthest reaches of the earth: to Brent’s hometown in Portland, Oregon and to Altona on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia

SAY LOU LOU Premiere New Video, Debut Album Is Out Now

Dreamy electro/pop duo Say Lou Lou have released their highly anticipated debut studio album, Lucid Dreaming. To celebrate, Channel [V] last night hosted the television premiere of the band’s new video, ‘Nothing But A Heartbeat’.

Watch the video via Channel [V] here.

The ‘Nothing But A Heartbeat’ video was directed by Joanna Nordahl and features the band – Australian/Swedish twin sisters, Miranda and Elektra Kilbey – caught inside the same dream/nightmare; a repeating loop of events and movement that ends and begins with them jumping off a building, falling into a dark void of nothingness and waking up in a jungle.

The critically acclaimed duo – and daughters of, Steve Kilbey, The Church – first premiered the album’s lead single worldwide via The Fader and a remix was exclusively peroduced by Canadian DJs Free n Losh.

Following a year spent touring the globe, gathering huge momentum and setting the internet alight with every release, Say Lou Lou – 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. Say Lou Lou control every aspect of this project – the lyrics, the music videos, the styling, the artwork and all aesthetics involved.

Lucid Dreaming, the debut album from Say Lou Lou is out now in Australia via À Deux Records / Cosmos Music & The Orchard.

Soak is announced as Channel [V]‘s buzz artist for April!

Just two weeks away from playing her first ever live shows in Australia, the much talked-about 18 year old Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK has been named by Channel [V] as their Buzz Artist Of The Month for April. Recently hitting #1 on the UK Independent Breakers Chart, the accolades for SOAK keep growing. Read SOAK’s interview with Channel [V] HERE

SOAK has already sold out her first Sydney show at Hibernian House on Wednesday 15 April, with tickets selling fast to her second Sydney show at the Paddington Uniting Church on Thursday 16 April. She plays Melbourne at the Shadow Electric on Friday 17 April. Fellow 18-year old singer/songwriter Jesse Davidson from Adelaide will support SOAK at all three shows, plus local boy HOWQUA joins the line-up in Melbourne.

SOAK recently wowed crowds at this years SXSW in Austin, Texas. Consequence of Sound described her as “the only performer to stun the crowd to silence”, and the NY Times said “I saw a lot of great stuff at SXSW. But I have to choose one. She’s 18… But amazing — and I very much doubt I’ll get this close again”

Get tickets to see Soak this April HERE