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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.

Milk! Records announce new compilation, ‘Good For You’ – out February 14

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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. Announced exclusively yesterday by Fraser A Gorman on Triple R’s Maps with Fee B-Squared, the compilation album will be released by Milk! on February 14. Pre-order is available now for your digital copy or on limited edition signed 12″ vinyl direct from Milk! Records.

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.

In the wake of his acclaimed debut album, Slow Gum, Fraser A. Gorman leads the charge with the winsome jangle of ‘Skyscraper Skyline Blues’: a dizzy ode to urban romance featuring Ella Thompson (Dorsal Fins) and a chorus that will clean your windows, forever. The track was given its first play yesterday on Triple R and is the first single to be released from the Good For You compilation, and you can hear it / share it now HERE, or via iTunes and streaming services from this Friday, 11 December.

Good For You is the label’s second compilation album, the first, A Pair of Pears (with Shadows) gave birth to Barnett’s sleeper hit ‘Pickles From The Jar’ which came in at 51 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2014. It also saw Jen Cloher team up for an unforgettable, hip shakin’ duet with Tim Rogers on ‘Stone Age Brain’ taking out The Vine’s number one spot for the Best Songs of 2014.

‘Skyscraper Skyline Blues’ by Fraser A. Gorman (feat. Ella Thompson) is officially released this Friday 11 December. The Good For You compilation is out February 14, 2016 via Milk! Records.

Thee Oh Sees First Sydney Show Sold Out, Second Added & Selling Fast, Special Supports Announced

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Things are escalating rather quickly…. Thee Oh Sees had already sold out their Melbourne show at Howler, and added a second (on sale now, selling fast).

And now today sees their Sydney show at Newtown Social Club reach full capacity, and a second announced for Thursday 14 January – on sale and now selling fast (very fast).

Flightless Records and Panache Touring have carefully curated a long list of incredible supports for the national tour which will see Thee Oh Sees play 11 shows across 4 states this January, their first visit back to our shores since 2013. The supports can now be announced;

Brisbane, Crow Bar, January 8 – Blank Realm and Kitchen’s Floor
Gold Coast, Shark Bar, January 9 - Kitchen’s Floor, White Lodge and Donny Love
Byron Bay, The Northern, January 10 – Waxhead and Edward Thatch
Newcastle, Small Ballroom, January 13 – Straight Arrows and Leroy McQueen (Gooch Palms)
Sydney, Newtown Social Club – January 14 – Straight Arrows + special guests *New show*
Sydney, Newtown Social Club – January 15 – Straight Arrows + special guests *Sold out*
Wollongong, Uni Bar, January 16 – Straight Arrows and Los Tones
Geelong, Barwon Club, January 19 - The Living Eyes and ORB
Melbourne, Howler, January 21 – UV Race and Terrible Truths *New show*
Melbourne, Howler, January 22 – POWER and Tyrannamen *Sold out*
Fremantle, Mojo’s Bar, January 23 – Hideous Sun Demon + special guests *Selling fast*

To celebrate the tour, Flightless have arranged a very special Australian-only release of the group’s fourteenth studio album and fiercest record to date, Mutilator Defeated At Last, on limited edition deluxe vinyl which is out now. The new album released for Australian fans today for the very first time as a limited edition deluxe vinyl. It’s nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to.

IMMIGRANT UNION Share New Video ‘Wake Up & Cry’ Premiered by Pilerats + Announced for Boogie 10

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Melbourne’s favourite country-inspired rock band, Immigrant Union have shared a freaky new video clip for their track ‘Wake Up & Cry’ via Pilerats.

The video was shot at a winery near Nagambie in Northern Victoria by Brent DeBoer and directed by DeBoer and his co-frontman Bob Harrow. Brent’s wife, Sarah DeBoer plays the lead role. It’s a surreal depiction of the loneliness and longing at the heart of the track… Bob explains, “I could hear my mates jamming in the next room and it sounded really good. I think I had just been dumped like the day before by my girlfriend at the time. After a while I started feeling really lonely so I wrote ‘Wake Up and Cry’ as a substitute for a friend in the room.”

The release of the clip coincides with today’s announcement that Immigrant Union will join the line up of Boogie Festival’s 10th year, happening on Bruzzy’s Farm in Tallarook, Victoria, on March 25, 26 and 27th. Also on the bill is Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Emily Ulman, Those Pretty Wrongs, Jason Isbell, Hoss, The Meanies and more. See www.boogie.net.au for more details.

1200 TECHNIQUES Melbourne Single Launch Announced + New Remix Released

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Last month, Australian hip hop royalty 1200 Techniques (DJ Peril, MC N’fa and Kemstar), surprised fans by dropping a huge track featuring none other than Ghostface Killah from the world renowned Wu-Tang Clan. The track was soon followed with an adventurous video filmed on the streets of Melbourne, as premiered by Pilerats. Now they have announce a one-off hometown single launch happening at The Workers Club on Thursday 3 December. Supports soon to be announced, tickets on sale NOW.

‘Flow Is Trouble’ features on a special deluxe re-release of their latest EP Time Has Come available digitally and on a limited edition 7″ vinyl from October 16 via the band’s longtime label, Rubber Records. As first premiered on Lunch with Myf Warhurst on Double J, Flow Is Trouble is an iconically 1200-sounding dirty beat-filled jam, featuring guest verses from the New Yorker.

A new remix of the track is also now available. Stream / share it HERE

Time Has Come was the pioneering group’s first new music in over a decade, and the reissue will feature new tracks, plus remixes, re-worked tracks and two official music videos – making it a 13-piece special package.

Don’t miss 1200 Techniques as they officially launch ‘Flow Is Trouble’ feat. Ghostface Killah at the Workers Club in Melbourne on Thursday 3 December, tickets ons sale now.

Peaches Drops New Video For ‘I Mean Something’,

In keeping with her promise to release a video for each of the 11 tracks on her critical smash Rub, Peaches has shared the video for ‘I Mean Something’.

The track features Peaches’ former roommate and longtime musical cohort Feist on the hook. The video, directed by award winning filmmaker, Silas Howard, stars Peaches and burlesque legends Kitten Natividad, Satans Angel, Tiffany Carter, Dusty Summers and Shannon Doah.

Rub is one of the best received albums of Peaches career. Not only is she earning critical praise from press but she is also earning kudos from her peers in the entertainment world. In a feature on Peaches  in Time MagazineAmy Schumer says Peaches is just the shit. She’s the bravest one of us out there,” in NY Times. 

Jamie xx announces Sydney Headline Show

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It is with excitement that Jamie xx today announces a headline show for Sydney fans at the Enmore Theatre on Sunday 3 January.  The much-anticipated news comes after The xx star SOLD OUT two huge solo shows at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre in record time last month. The new Sydney announcement will make this his biggest ever solo tour of Australia.

For tickets to the newly announced Sydney show, you can join the Handsome Tours email list before 3pm today for access to special pre-sale member tickets (available until 5pm on Wednesday 4 November unless sold out)., or General Admission tickets will be on sale 9am on Thursday 5 November via Handsome Tours.

Also announced today, Tornado Wallace and Harvey Sutherland have been added as supports for all three shows. The elusive and enigmatic Melbourne-based DJ/Producer Tornado Wallace is straight off the back of a huge European tour, where he has been discreetly taking on the world with his hybrid of house, techno and disco. And Melbourne analog synthesist Harvey Sutherland – who was named one of FACT Magazine’s “Australian Electronic Artists to Watch in 2015” – will also bring his DJ set to the party.

 

THEE OH SEES Announce Australian Tour + Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl

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Flightless Records and Panache Touring are extremely excited to announce that Thee Oh Sees will be touring Australia in January, 2016. Not only that but to celebrate the tour announcement, there will also be a special Australian release of the group’s fourteenth studio album Mutilator Defeated At Last on limited edition deluxe vinyl.

Considered as one of the most influential, pioneering and exciting garage bands of the 2000s, Thee Oh Sees will return on the back of their fiercest record to date – Mutilator Defeated At Last – along with a brand new lineup consisting of John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and double drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. It’s the loudest, fastest and tightest Thee Oh Sees have ever sounded.

The band will embark on a massive nine-date Australian tour that will see them perform shows around the country this January. It will be their first visit back to our shores since 2013. See Thee Oh Sees in Brisbane at Crow Bar on January 8, Gold Coast at Shark Bar on January 9, Byron Bay at The Northern on January 10, Newcastle at The Small Ballroom on January 13, Sydney at Newtown Social Club on January 15, Wollongong at the Uni Bar on January 16, Geelong at the Barwon Club on January 16, Melbourne at Howler on January 19 and Fremantle at Mojo’s Bar on January 23. All tickets are on sale now, see below for details.

But before they arrive, November 20 will see their new album released for Australian fans for the very first time as a limited edition deluxe vinyl. The album is nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to. Previous album Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back – but Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin – with only two slight reprieves in heaviness this is a record made to be played loudly and that demands bodily sacrifice inherently.

Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous – synths and acoustic guitars expertly wind their way throughout like veins of gold through granite – any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best, and it’s available to pre-order now via Flightless / Remote Control Records.