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SNIPPETZ – THURSDAY JULY 4, 2024

Thursday July 4, 2024

 

PALM TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SYDNEY, BRISBANE & MELBOURNE IN DECEMBER 2024

TEG Live is thrilled to announce the return of Palm Tree Music Festival in December 2024.  Following a non-stop tour of international installments, the intercontinental tropical party is back for the second year running with a stacked lineup featuring The Chainsmokers, alongside Alesso, Gryffin, Austin Millz, Daya, and more.

The iconic global event will set up paradise at Sydney Showground on December 6, Sandstone Point on December 7 and Sidney Myer Music Bowl on December 8.

A Telstra Plus pre-sale starts Monday 8 July, 12:00 noon local time and runs until Wednesday 10 July, 2:00 pm local time followed by a TEG Live pre-sale, starting Wednesday 10 July, 3:00 pm local time and ending Friday 12 July, 2:00 pm local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday 12 July, 3:00 pm local time. For tickets, VIP packages and info visit www.teglive.com.au.

The inaugural Aussie edition, headlined by TIËSTO and KYGO in 2023, was a slam dunk for this universal brand which has become known for chasing down the hottest locations around the world, with Australia joining the fray alongside Hawaii, The Hamptons, Mexico, Croatia and more.  Developed by KYGO, the Palm Tree branded events are inspired by the bonds and memories forged with musical friends from years of touring around the world. Now heading into its second year, Palm Tree Music Festival is fast becoming an annual calendar fave in Australia, so ready your crew and get set to make your own memories with this one-of-a-kind music event.

There is no more fitting headliner for Palm Tree Music Festival 2024 than global hitmakers The Chainsmokers, with the GRAMMY® winning duo Drew Taggart and Alex Pall set to head back to Aus for the first time in five years. Don’t miss Swedish DJ and producer Alesso’s legendary dance anthems that have seen him own stages at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, Tomorrowland and more.    Get swept away by classically trained multi-instrumentalist Gryffin’s captivating soundscapes that have seen him gain recognition across the globe for iconic remixes of Tove Lo’s ‘Talking Body’, Maroon 5’s ‘Animals’ and more. Jump into the world of genre-bending Harlem hero Austin Millz.  Hailing from New York’s vibrant boroughs to taking center stage at international music festivals, Austin Millz’ innovative beats and electrifying sets have established him as a pioneering force in the global music scene.

Prepare to be dazzled by synth-pop innovator Daya. Earning a Grammy award before she was twenty, Daya’s debut single was written while she was still in high school and went double Platinum, her dance anthem with The Chainsmokers, Don’t Let Me Down sold more than 10 million copies in America alone.

Repping Australia proudly is one of the country’s most exciting emerging artists, Darley.  From triple j rotation, to performing on mainstage at Ultra, Darley’s ascent in the music industry has not gone unnoticed, and her gratitude is real, saying, “I can’t wait to be playing on one of the world’s biggest festivals with artists I’ve looked up to my whole career”.

Sunsets, good vibes, and epic beats. Palm Tree Music Festival returns in 2024 to provide the soundtrack to your perfect summer.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday 12 July, 3:00 pm local time. For ticket and info visit www.teglive.com.au.

PALM TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER | SYDNEY SHOWGROUND | SYDNEY, NSW | TICKETS
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER | SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL | BRISBANE, QLD | TICKETS
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER | SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL | MELBOURNE, VIC | TICKETS

 

DVRKWORLD  ‘Bonnie’(Single)

Dvrkworld, a Lutruwita (Tasmanian) based band, creates a unique blend of alternative rock, infusing their music with a mix of garage-rock, dream-pop, psychedelic-rock, shoegaze, and grunge. Emerging from the vibrant music scene of Lutruwita (Tasmania), alt-rock band Dvrkworld releases their latest single ‘Bonnie’, the second from their debut EP due for release in late 2024.

Formed in early 2023 by Mary Shannon and Drew Farrant-Jayet and later joined by Shawn Arnold and Ryan Unger, Dvrkworld blends an eclectic mix of garage-rock, dream-pop, psychedelic-rock, shoegaze, and grunge. Drawing inspiration from Mazzy Star, DIIV and Ride, the band creates a soundscape that is both reverberant and melodic, characterised by rich, fuzzy guitars and driving rhythms.

The single, “Bonnie,” explores self-identity and inner conflict, reflecting on the turmoil caused by personal actions and the struggle to maintain authenticity in a world dominated by societal expectations. Named after the band’s drummer’s beloved canine companion, “Bonnie” explores the tension between the desire to stay true to oneself and the pressure to conform. The song highlights the difficulty of being misunderstood and blamed for not fitting in. Much like a dog’s inherent loyalty and unconditional love, “Bonnie” serves as a metaphor for the yearning to be fully accepted and not alone. It captures the hope to find acceptance amidst both external pressures and internal doubts, mirroring the steadfast loyalty and devotion of a faithful companion.

Stream Bonnie here https://dvrkworld.bandcamp.com/track/bonnie

 

JODI ‘I Know A Girl’ (Single)

Gadigal/Sydney-based indie-pop artist Jodi has returned with her dynamic release, ‘I Know A Girl’ – co-written by Alex McIntyre (Lola Scott) and produced/mixed by Alistair Hayes (Daphnie, Jewel Owusu, youproblem). ‘I Know A Girl’ unfolds with Jodi’s ethereal vocals paired with stripped-back guitar arpeggios, creating an intimate, melancholic tone. Slow-building pads and atmospheric layers gradually infuse the track with a dreamy quality, leading to a chorus marked by hard-hitting drums and emotive melodies.

Jodi talks about the inspiration behind ‘I Know A Girl’: “‘I Know A Girl’ is a punk pop tantrum mixed with soft and sad indie pop about a boy. Holistically, this track is about knowing you aren’t the only one he’s seeing. It’s revengeful and confident. When we (Alex Mcyntire ‘Lola Scott’) wrote this demo in Nov 2022, it was over Zoom in the afternoon and it was prefaced with gossip. ‘I Know A Girl’ starts in a pretty desperate outlook; you’re starting your grief journey over this situationship and the rage is about to kick in… Themes of a rockstar’s god-complex surface, alongside feelings of shame and confusion.”

Accompanying the release is a single launch party at The Vanguard, with support from jnr. and SUÉ.
JODI ‘I KNOW A GIRL’ LAUNCH PARTY
Tickets available via moshtix.com
WED 10 JUL | THE VANGUARD, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW

Click to stream ‘I Know A Girl’

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MEMPHIS LK ’Say’ (Single)

Australian artist Memphis LK is eager to galvanise clubbers with dance tracks that pack summer anthem potential, and she’s bringing in Naarm-based powerhouse Willaris. K on new collaborative single ‘Say’. Known for cutting through electronic music with a distinctive pop twist, this is a thrilling teaser of her more heavily club-orientated ammo. Moving from her native Melbourne to London over a year ago, she’s on a mission to endear herself to more audiences across the UK and Europe. Gigs at The Cause and Phonox, playing alongside DJ Heartstring, Effy, sim0ne and Pretty Girl, is certainly setting her on that path. The relocation makes sense for the DJ, producer and songwriter as she credits the UK as having a huge influence on her music. Anyone who’s rinsed her Too Much Fun EP, which ranked in Pitchfork’s Best Pop Music of 2023, might have sussed as much with its vivid glimmers of UK club sounds.

‘Say’ initially started with Willaris. K, who’s likely still riding high off the back of a recent collaboration with Australian dance pioneers The Presets. “This track was started on a Sunday afternoon experimenting with ideas blasting through my laptop speakers. I loved the loop so I sent it over to Memphis, she added her angelic vocals, and we turned it into a full song. I love hearing the Australian accent inflections on it. I really enjoyed making something outside of the usual W.K sound.”

Stream / Download ‘Say’: https://memphis-lk.lnk.to/say

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NOAH DILLON ‘He’s A Lad’ (Single) ‘Soft’ (EP out August 30)

Fremantle-based indie-rock favourite, Noah Dillon, reveals a new single today ‘He’s A Lad’ and announces the release of the new EP ‘Soft’, out Friday August 30, via Dew Process and Universal Music. ‘He’s A Lad’ is the third single to drop from the upcoming EP, ‘Soft’, premiered on triple j drive with Tyrone and Abby. The energetic and lyrically vulnerable track is produced by Andy Lawson (The Buoys, Death By Denim, Tired Lion). It is written about toxic masculinity that stems from a place of insecurity.

Noah Dillon shares… “I wrote it after a night at the pub where this guy wouldn’t shut his mouth about himself, a desperate alpha male. I got home and felt both disgust and empathy for him. There’s no excuse for being a tosser but I could see his fragile inner child putting on a man suit. What are you hiding from? Being soft? Being sad? So scared to not be the centre of it that he never listens and in turn is the epitome of what he doesn’t want to be… a boring, lonely person. It was written in reference to this one person but is really a glance at my thoughts of the toxic parts of all masculinity. You only end up fighting yourself when you try fit into a box.”

The EP ‘Soft’ – Noah Dillon’s third, following 2019’s ‘Everything Melts’ and his 2021 breakthrough ‘Don’t Change for the World (Like It’s Changing Me)’ –  is a straightforward and succinct title, especially in contrast to the woven metaphor of his two previous titles. The beauty lies in the simplicity, which, in turn, reveals a deeper and darker complexity. Noah shares,“there’s strength in softness… the strongest thing you could ever do is be as vulnerable and as soft as you can. It’s not hard to be mean. It’s not hard to be jealous… It’s hard to be peaceful, calm and compassionate. It’s hard to be soft.”

‘He’s A Lad’ follows previous EP singles, the confident and defiant lead track ‘Let It Out’, officially added to triple j and most played track for several weeks, and the vulnerable letter ‘I Still Adore You’. The band have just wrapped up their most extensive headline international tour ‘Let It Out’, covering sold out shows in Australia, Europe and UK and have just been announced to perform at BIGSOUND 2024.

LIVE SHOW DATES September 3-6 – BIGSOUND 2024 – Brisbane

NEW EP ‘SOFT’ RELEASED FRIDAY AUGUST 30  PRE-ORDER AND PRE-SAVE HERE

NEW SINGLE ‘HE’S A LAD’ OUT NOW  VIA DEW PROCESS/UNIVERSAL MUSIC

 

CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT ‘The Violence of Action’ (Single out July 19)

Musical powerhouse Cairo Knife Fight have officially released a live version of their 2011 track ‘The Violence of Action’ via Golden Robot Records, bringing fans a powerful, raw live performance that captures the essence of the band’s dynamic sound. The band have also announce that their highly anticipated EP, ‘Dream Season’, is set to release July 19.

“The release of ‘The Violence of Action’ feels timely, and it’s still one of my favourite songs, even after all these years,” shares frontman Nick Gaffaney. “It takes me back to the early days of the band, when we were forcing equipment to do things in the looping world it was never designed to do and running with the inspiration wherever it took us.” Stream live version of The Violence of Action HERE

‘The Violence of Action’ was originally written in a storage unit in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the band endured the biting winter with only glow-in-the-dark carpet to muffle the sound. This unique environment played a crucial role in shaping the song’s raw energy. The newly released version is a live performance recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs in Los Angeles in 2015, capturing the unfiltered and visceral essence of Cairo Knife Fight.

Golden Robot Records is thrilled to bring these new releases to fans, showcasing the continued evolution and resilience of Cairo Knife Fight.

Pre save the EP Dream Season HERE

 

SUZI QUATRO ANNOUNCES HER 40TH AUSTRALIAN TOUR.

Heading to Australia in January, Suzi will perform her full theatre show, “Rockin On” where there are no limits as she takes her fans on a Musical Journey through her Life.  Her show features all her greatest hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘If You Can’t Give Me Love’, ‘She’s In Love With You’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’, and as always with Suzi a few inspiring surprises are included.

Combining her unbridled energy, crash-through stage presence with her legendary bass guitar and powerhouse vocals, on stage Suzi is a pure rock n’ roll legend, who has perfected her craft over six decades of touring. Suzi reminisces: “Looking back on my career, 60 years now in the “biz”, and now my 40th tour of Australia, I still can’t believe it. Since my first time in 1974, with two tours that year, I totally fell head over heels for Australia, with the country and the people, everything about it”

Suzi is never idle, she must entertain, she must create, and she must communicate. It is in the air she breathes…A true artist. In her recent milestones, her documentary, “Suzi Q” was released, in 2019, first in Australia, playing in 92 cinemas, then the UK playing in 52 cinema’s and all across Europe, and in July, post covid in the USA. The film has been a huge critical success drawing 4 and 5 stars in all media reviews. Significantly, 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of “Can the Can” being number one.

Suzi’s recent album releases include, in 2021 a second album, with her son Richard, “The Devil in Me’”. in 2022, “Uncovered’” was released on the Sun record label. In August, she released her duet album with singer/songwriter guitarist KT Tunstall, ‘Face to Face.’ Suzi’s closing comment: “Australia and me? We just love each other, it has been this ongoing affair, and we should never get married! I will keep coming as long you will have me. It’s my second home’”

Suzi Quatro Rockin’ On 2025 Tour Dates:

Friday 17 January Gold Coast, Twin Towns

Saturday 18 January Gold Coast, Twin Towns

Wednesday 22 January Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

Friday 24 January Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Saturday 25 January Hobart, Wrest Point Ent Centre

Sunday 26 January Melbourne, Palais Theatre

Wednesday 29 January Maryborough, Brolga Theatre

Friday 31 January Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Saturday 1 February Townsville Entertainment Centre

Sunday 2 February Cairns, Convention Centre

Tickets on sale from Tuesday 16 July via usual outlets and www.duetgroup.com

 

GOOD CORN LIQUOR ‘Mid Air’ (Single)

“Mid Air” – The second single from Good Corn Liquor’s forthcoming EP, “The Barfly Chronicles” reflects on the impossible task of slowing down in an ever changing world and the frustration that comes with it. Written and recorded in Nic’s bedroom in Newcastle, Mid Air is already a loved song with live audiences that gets listeners moving on a journey through the heart of Americana against the backdrop of a swirling psychedelic soundscape.

Originally forming from childhood friendships, Good Corn Liquor have been playing music together since their early teens and Ben, Nick and Murph have performed over 800 shows together. Good Corn Liquor started by accident and quickly evolved into a sought-after live act. Joined by a talented cast of friends, the band effortlessly blends country, blues and bluegrass and have been entertaining crowds across Australia since 2011 with their honest and fun approach to performance.

They have performed at festivals such as Dashville Skyline, BMUP, Nimbin Roots, Butter Factory Blues and Roots, Sydney Blues & Roots, Newcastle Blues & Roots, Friends & Relatives as well as at their own flagship event, CORNFEST!

STREAM AND DOWNLOAD AUDIO AS WAV AND MP3 HERE

 

CRAIG BLOXOM’S REGGAESPYS  ”UNITY GAIN” TOUR 2024

After a triumphant tour up the East Coast of Australia earlier this year, Craig Bloxom’s ReggaeSPYS are back with a bang, unveiling their freshly minted album “Unity Gain.”

Saturday, October 12 – Heritage Hotel – Bulli (NSW)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, October 19 – Paddo RSL – Paddington (NSW)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, October 26 – Prince Bandroom – St Kilda (VIC)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, November 02 – The Republic Bar – Hobart (TAS)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, November 09 – Freo Social – Fremantle (WA)
Tickets HERE
Friday, November 15 – The Hamilton Station Hotel – Newscastle (NSW)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, November 16 – The Royal Hotel – Queanbeyan (NSW)
Tickets HERE
Saturday, November 23 – The Back Room – Brisbane (QLD)
Tickets: HERE
Saturday, November 30 – Uni Bar – Adelaide (SA)
Tickets: HERE
Saturday, December 07 – Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)
Tickets: HERE

This dynamic release sees the ReggaeSPYS breathing new life into the classic hits of the iconic vSpy vSpy, reimagined with a vibrant new lineup. Infused with the distinctive hybrid reggae sound that has garnered the band widespread acclaim, “Unity Gain” is a powerful revival of the 1980s anthems that once dominated the scene. Craig Bloxom has expertly propelled his vSpy vSpy heritage into the modern era, imbuing each track with renewed energy and contemporary significance. With a sound that echoes the rebellious spirit of The Clash and the rhythmic allure of The Police, the new RSPYS album delivers a thrilling fusion of reggae, rock, and ska, ensuring a fresh and exhilarating listening experience.
“Unity Gain” promises to transport fans back to the electrifying days of pulsating rock music in Australia’s iconic pubs and clubs. Released under Laneway Music, this album is set to become a must-have for every ReggaeSPYS enthusiast. Craig Bloxom’s ReggaeSPYS will be hitting the road for a national tour in October and November 2024. Don’t miss the chance to experience these unforgettable shows and relive the magic of the SPYS!
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THE SHARP 31st Anniversary of “This is the Sharp”  TOUR DATES. NEW RECORDINGS. VINYL REISSUE.

The Sharp are Charlie Rooke (guitar/vocals), Allan Catlin (double bass/vocals) and Piet Collins (drums/vocals). Formed in Collingwood in 1990, the three piece already had a strong live following but when they released an independent single “Love Your Head” the band quickly gained radio support on Triple R and PBS.

Triple J were soon behind the band and a record deal with Warner Music was struck. Their debut album “This is the Sharp” went Gold and the band received Aria nominations, magazine covers and appearances on just about every TV/Radio show in Australia. Comedy program The D-Generation loved “The Sharp” so much they did a parody of hit single “Scratch My Back” and it became “Skivvies are Back” in reference to the now famous black skivvied uniform the band had adopted.  Rigorous touring ensued before the band settled into the studio to record its second album “Sonic Tripod” with American producer Rick Will (Ziggy Marley, Diesel). A brief tour of Europe and the US saw the band back home exhausted but ready to take on more touring.

Finally, after nearly five years in the limelight, the rigorous touring schedule brought the band to a crossroads and a decision was made to end on a high note. A collection of singles “Single File” was released as the band’s final album and a final tour “Thank you Goodnight” saw them playing to packed houses around the nation. When the band played its last shows in 1995, many (including the band), wondered when (or if) it could all happen again.

Now many years later (and thanks to some persistent pestering from fans) The Sharp are back and sounding better than ever.  Singer bass player Allan Catlin is not involved due to personal reasons, but he is ably represented by Scott Owen (double bass) from The Living End with lead singer duties taken care of by the amazing Louie Lee Feltrin. Playing all their hits plus some rockin’ covers. 31 years after the release of their debut album “This is the Sharp”, The Sharp are back with a vengeance!!!

TOUR DATES
FRI 26 JUL. The Sooki Lounge w/Greg Arnold Belgrave VIC
SAT 27 JUL Live @ The Bundy w/Greg Arnold Bundalaguah VIC
FRI 9 AUG Lucky 13 Garage w/Peter Farnan and the Homebodies
Moorabbin VIC
FRI 30 AUG. Dee Why RSL NSW (James Reyne support)
SAT 31 AUG. Dee Why RSL NSW (James Reyne support)
FRI 6 SEP. Southport  RSL QLD (James Reyne support)
SAT 7 SEP. Alexandra Hills Hotel QLD (James Reyne support)
FRI 4 OCT. Bird’s Basement Melbourne VIC
FRI 18 OCT. Wheatsheaf Hotel Adelaide SA
SAT 19 OCT. Crown and Anchor Hotel Adelaide SA
SAT 2 NOV. Corner Hotel. Richmond VIC. (James Reyne support)
FRI 29 NOV. The Odeon. Richmond VIC
FRI 13 DEC. Memo Music Hall. VIC

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THE ALLNITERS. Australia’s Legendary Ska Band Announces “Times Up” Final Tour

Formed in 1980, The Allniters have been at the forefront of the Australian ska scene for over four decades. With chart-topping hits, electrifying performances, and a legacy that spans generations, they’ve solidified their status as one of Australia’s most iconic musical acts. With five of the original members still rocking the stage after 44 years, their camaraderie and passion for ska continue to shine bright. Get ready to skank and groove one last time as The Allniters, Australia’s beloved ska sensation, gear up to hit the road for their ultimate farewell tour, “Times Up”! With a mixture of nostalgia and excitement, the band is set to take over all major capital cities across Australia, sprinkled with a few festival appearances for good measure. This promises to be one heck of a grand finale!

Having dominated the Australian music scene for an incredible 44 years, The Allniters stand tall as the undisputed kings of ska down under. With an impressive five of the original members still rocking on stage after all these years, their bond is as tight as ever. From their iconic hit “Montego Bay” to their trailblazing role in shaping the landscape of Australian ska music, this band has been nothing short of legendary. They introduced a fresh wave of ska sound infused with local flair, spawning countless homegrown ska acts in their wake.

On the “Times Up” tour, The Allniters will whisk you through four decades of unforgettable hits, delivering a tour de force (or maybe a farce, depending on your perspective!) of their illustrious career. Back in 1980, they kickstarted the Australian ska revolution during the second wave of ska music. Since then, they’ve graced stages worldwide, sharing the limelight with musical giants such as The Clash, Madness, UB40, Toots and the Maytels, INXS, Sandii & the Sunsets, the Troggs, the Style Council, INXS, Split Enz and many many more.

The ripple effect of their music reached far and wide, making waves in Japan and Europe like a sonic tsunami. With chart-toppers like “I Saw You First” “Hold On” “Love & Affection and more. The Allniters became fixtures on the music charts and festival circuits alike. From the infamous Narara Music Festival to rubbing shoulders with music icons, their journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

After a brief hiatus in the late eighties, The Allniters returned with a vengeance in 1991, contributing the theme track for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie “Secret of the Ooze” with “This World.” They’ve disbanded and reunited over the years, treating fans to electrifying performances and memorable recordings. From rocking Japan and China to setting the stage ablaze at the launch of “Stark Raving Mod” in 2010, The Allniters have left an indelible mark on music history. So, as the curtain draws to a close on this chapter of musical magic, join The Allniters for a celebration of ska, camaraderie, and good vibes. Don’t miss out on your chance to bid farewell to these legends as they embark on their final hurrah with the “Times Up” tour!

“THE ALLNITERS’ ‘TIMES UP TOUR”
Starting team:
Peter (Trav) Travis – vocals (original member)
Marty (le-Hemperor) Fabok – guitar (original member)
Perry (Pezzo) Andronos – bass (original member)
Brett (Patsy) Pattinson – vocals/bad jokes (original member)
Stuart (Stuey Bedhog) Crysell – guitar (original member)
Sara O’Connor – ( Vocals)
Patrick Muldrew (The Giggles Brass) – trombone and tuba
Simon Wale – drums (member from 1986)
Simon Smith – keyboards & vocals (since 2000)
Scott Kelly – sax (The Giggles Brass)
John Penning – (Trumpet)(The Giggles Brass)

October tour dates https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsallniters.com.au

 

THE QUIXOTICS ‘Red Traffic Light’ (Single)

Stop !!……Red Traffic Light ahead…….After releasing their first two singles, ‘See Saw’ and ‘Misdemeanour 10’ to a fabulous full house in Fremantle WA, The Quixotics are ready to stop traffic with their third single ‘Red Traffic Light’. This indie thriller from upcoming album New World State of Mind is packed with melodic tension and release as it tries in vain to contain its eruptive salvos……  ”Don’t Drive…..You got a reckless side”

The Quixotic Michael Gabriel is the singer /song writer/ guitarist behind the musical adventure that is The Quixotics. Currently recording album number 6 at the amazing Poons Head studio,The Quixotics are ready to release the second single  ‘Misdemeanour 10”. This and the previous song See Saw follow their 2021 album release ‘Young Tearaway’ which was launched locally at Mojos in Fremantle.The 2010 Quixotics debut ‘Bumpy ride’ was also launched at Mojos.

A trippy melodic rocking debut, the album highlights the Quixotics guitar based origins steeped in the blues, indie pop and rock n roll. Subsequent live shows and releases have highlighted the Quixotic nature of the band as it has adventured through myriad sound and personnel changes. Fluctuating members since the bands inception have contributed piano, sax and harmonicas over the years. The current line up ( since 2017) is stripped back to a 3 piece which includes Michael’s son Gabriel on drums and Hannah Smilie (Psychotic Reactions) on bass and notable harmonies.

Together they form the chemistry groove engine that powers the band. The 2017 album release ‘All is Atremble’ was launched live in Melbourne and Sydney. The Quixotics since then have been regularly gigging and recording locally and are ready to follow this up with some WA launches to be announced for their new single ‘See Saw’ from their forthcoming album throughout 2024.

STREAM AND DOWNLOAD AUDIO AS WAV AND MP3 HERE
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HARPER BLOOM  ‘Pinwheel’ (Single) ‘Flutterby’ (EP out August 30)

Today, queer indie-pop artist Harper Bloom, announces her anticipated sophomore EP Flutterby, set for release August 30. Flutterby, marks a triumphant return for Bloom, reflecting her growth as an artist and an individual. Alongside the announcement, she also has released her latest single off the forthcoming EP, ‘Pinwheel’. Produced by the renowned Charlie Westropp (Maisie Peters, Gabrielle Aplin), the track captures the raw intensity of secret lust and the overwhelming emotions of an intense crush.

“I think the EP is a triumphant moment for me and it’s the first stepping stone into bigger things to come,” says Bloom on Flutterby. “I feel like I have grown into a completely different person to who I was a few years ago when I was releasing folk music, musically and personally. I finally understand music and I am having this really full and broad view of the whole soundscape, and this is allowing me to bring ideas to the table and create songs that I never realized were possible before.”

The EP showcases Bloom’s newfound confidence and musicality. “I have been through big gear shifts in the last couple of years and I think I am at a stage of my life where I feel like I’ve unlocked parts of myself. I am really excited by my sexuality and feel empowered by it, and I want to help other LGBTQIA+ people feel this way.”

Bloom explains on the single, “This single is really about secret and intense lust. The full demo came together in about an hour. Tim started playing that retro synth melody, and lyrically it was incredibly quick because it was just this huge release of emotions you feel when you have an overwhelming crush on someone.”

Musically inspired by ‘Seabird’ by the Alessi Brothers, ‘Pinwheel’ combines quirky throwback sounds with a modern pop sensibility. Westropp’s production polished the track to perfection, creating what Bloom describes as her favourite song to perform live.

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POLISH CLUB ‘How Dare You’ (Single) ‘Heavey Weight Heart’ (Album out September 13)

Polish Club today announce their fourth studio album Heavy Weight Heart will be released independently on Friday 13 September. In tandem, the Eora/Sydney duo drop new single ‘How Dare You Fall In Love In This City’ and reveal details for their album tour in October, making stops in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Tickets are on sale from 10:00am AEST today here.

‘How Dare You Fall In Love In This City’ (HDYFILITC) came together incredibly quickly with Novak writing the lyrics in just 5 minutes, laying down the vocal in one go and making up the melody as he went. Written alongside Robby De Sa (who also worked with the band on previous two tracks ‘Manila’ and ‘Heavyweight’), ‘HDYFILITC’  is “easily the most organic, effortless lyric Polish Club have had,” says Novak.

With nods to Bruce Springsteen, Sharon Van Etten and The War On Drugs, ‘HDYFILITC’ is one big vocal crescendo, where the rest of the instruments are steady throughout. “This was the track from the album that stressed us out most in the studio, as we really didn’t want to lose the energy we found in the demo,” says Novak. “We also wanted to flesh out the instrumentation with more analog instruments. We spent more time than perhaps we ever have chasing synth sounds and guitar tones.”

Conceptually, ‘HDYFILITC’ can be viewed as a companion track to ‘Manila’, the first song released from Heavy Weight Heart, in April this year. “It’s a song about Eora/Sydney, with both songs exploring the notion of not being sure whether or not you’re happy in said place (Manila or Sydney),” adds Novak.

With release set for 13 September, the entirety of Heavy Weight Heart was recorded at Golden Retriever Studios in Marrickville across a couple of weeks in September 2023 – serendipitously, almost a year to the day of its release. Simon Berckelman, Golden Retriever Studios owner, recorded the album alongside  assistant engineer Yianni Adams, with writing credits to Robby De Sa (MAY-A, Vera Blue, Gretta Ray, Grent Perez) on ‘Manila’, ‘Heavyweight’, ‘How Dare Your Fall In Love In This City’ and ‘I Belong To You’, and Budo Miller for Fool On The Weekend’.

A great deal of Heavy Weight Heart’s lyrical content and vibe was informed by Novak’s heart surgery (which at the time was upcoming). After suffering a congenital heart disease for a couple of years, Novak underwent a successful procedure in January 2024. Many of the songs on the album imbue a dreamy, love-infused romanticism – with both Novak and John-Henry Pajak’s recent nuptials illuminating these tracks.

While the undertones and subject matter for the songs on the album are heartfelt and poetic, the sound doesn’t depart completely from their brash rock n roll backbone. “We thought this was going to be our last big label record, so we wrote a bunch of big stadium rock songs intended for a full band vibe,” explains Novak. The album strikes a perfect balance between hard and soft, sincerity and boldness.

Heavy Weight Heart is available to pre-order on vinyl via Impressed Recordings. There will be a strictly limited 300 copies pressed on an exclusive blue and white splatter which come with an individually-numbered obi strip. There’s also exclusive fan bundles available including an exclusive t-shirt design and a special 7” of two tracks (‘Repeating Repeating’/’Heavyweight’) from the album recorded live at their recent show in Castlemaine (in conjunction with Maison Baked). The 7” is limited to 200 and pressed on blue vinyl. The album and bundles are available to pre-order now.

Having recently parted ways with both their management and record label, Heavy Weight Heart will be the first proudly independent album release for Polish Club. With three singles under their belt already in 2024, an album and tour announced and a fresh accolade to add to their pool room, taking home the Most Played Rock Work APRA Award for ‘Good Time’, 2024 is set to be a career defining year for Polish Club.

‘How Dare You Fall In Love In This City’ is out now

HEAVY WEIGHT HEART IS OUT FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER VINYL PRE-ORDER: HERE

HEAVY WEIGHT HEART NATIONAL ALBUM TOUR

TICKETS HERE – on sale 10:00am AEST, Thursday 4 July

Sat 5 Oct | Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, Sa
Thu 10 Oct | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Nsw
Fri 11 Oct | Night Cat, Melbourne, Vic
Sat 12 Oct | The Brightside, Brisbane, Qld

 

EMILY WURRAMARA ‘Lordy, Lordy’ (Single) ‘Nara’ (Album out August 23)

Following lauded performances at The Gum Ball, Badayijeng Ninggoowoong-Woorr Festival  (alongside JK-47),  BlakYard Picnic & her second sold-out headline show for 2024, ARIA-nominated lutruwita/Tasmania-based artist, author and proud Warnindhilyagwa woman hailing from Groote Eylandt & Milyakburra/Bickerton Island EMILY WURRAMARA (she/her) today announces her long-awaited second studio album NARA out 23 Aug via ABC Music plus new single + video ‘Lordy Lordy’ ft Tasman Keith. Stream ‘Lordy Lordy’ ft. Tasman Keith | Watch video    Pre-order NARA

Titled for the Anindilyakwa word meaning “nothing”, NARA beckons its listeners through mystical portals on  a varicoloured journey through the years since Wurramara’s debut album Milyakburra (2018), tracing intense highs and lows – from winning accolades and taking her music across the world, losing her house in a fire, giving birth to her daughter and struggling with her mental health – to her ultimate arrival at peace in the knowledge that “It was when I had nothing, I realised I had everything”. Expanding into weird and wonderful spaces sonically & visually without losing the organic timelessness of Wurramara’s songwriting and steeped in love for community, NARA is fittingly announced alongside her most pop/dance-forward offering yet; “protest club song” ‘Lordy Lordy’ ft. Tasman Keith. ‘Magic Woman Dancing’, ‘Midnight Blues’ & ‘Lordy Lordy’ will all appear on NARA – pre-order digitally & on vinyl HERE. ‘Lordy Lordy’ ft. Tasman Keith is out now – stream HERE & watch the video HERE.

The announcement arrives ahead of live dates at the NIMAs 2024 – returning as a performer after her 2018 win for New Talent of the Year – Bondi Festival’s Proud, Proud Woman: A Ruby Hunter Tribute & Live @ The Gardens supporting Xavier Rudd

CATCH EMILY WURRAMARA LIVE
6 July – Bondi Festival: Proud, Proud Woman: A Ruby Hunter Tribute, Eora/Sydney, Gadigal Country NSW
10 August – NIMAs 2024 @ Darwin Amphitheatre, Garramilla/Darwin, Larrakia Country NT
23 November – Live at the Gardens – Naarm/Melbourne, Wurundjeri Country VIC*
*supporting Xavier Rudd

 

TYLA RODRIGUES ‘Wish I Would’(Single)

Tyla Rodrigues skirts the line between vintage and modern, making her old school country sound both timeless and refreshing. Today the young star-on-the-rise reveals her latest track, ‘Wish I Would’. LISTEN HERE

Saturated with blistering guitar licks, banjo and fiddle, the breakneck-speed romp echoes the sounds of by-gone eras. Yet Tyla’s soulful vocal adds a touch of contemporary sweetness, as she farewells a toxic relationship. “I won’t come crawling back even though I could / But I bet you’re gonna wish I would”.

The single follows her recent release, ‘Straight Outlaw’, with both songs set to appear on the singer-songwriter’s debut EP Upon Reflection, set for release on 10th October. Among the liner notes is Tyla’s ace producer Rusty Crook. “I was extremely privileged to have this track recorded and produced in Tamworth, NSW by the ever-talented Rusty Crook,” she recalls – noting that the time they spent on ‘Wish I Would’ far exceeds any other track the pair have tackled. “Rusty and I have been working together over the past few years and he never fails to bring my big musical ideas to life.”

As an old-school country artist, Tyla effortlessly combines elements of classic country, blues, and folk. Her straight-shooting storytelling – covering love, heartbreak, and the simple joys and struggles of everyday life – has the ability to transport listeners to a bygone era, while redefining the boundaries of country music.

Since arriving on the scene, Tyla has notched up a great deal of hours on stage, appearing at some the country’s biggest jaunts including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, and Groundwater Country Music Festival. Earlier in 2024 she was lucky enough to sing alongside global superstar, Noah Kahan, at his sold-out Sydney show. “It is a moment that I have to pinch myself about still to this day,” she laughs.

In the coming months, Tyla will embark on a headline run of dates across multiple states, showcasing tunes from her forthcoming EP Upon Reflection. “I cannot wait to get on the road in September for my headlining tour bringing all of my new tracks including ‘Wish I Would’ to a town near you!”

SHOW DATES:
Saturday 6th July – Lasso Country Music Festival – Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th July – Goomeri Boots and Beats Festival – Goomeri, QLD
Thursday 5th September – EP Launch – The Gem Hotel – Alberton, QLD
Sunday 15th September – EP Launch – Bridge Hotel – Richmond, VIC
Saturday 21st September – The Beer Shed – Leumeah, NSW
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th September – Texas Country Music Festival – Texas, QLD
Saturday 5th October – The Gem Hotel Rodeo – Alberton, QLD
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th October – Wild As Country Festival – Gold Coast, QLD
**Tickets on sale now and available via https://www.tylarodrigues.com.au/gigs/

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TELENOVA ‘Discothèque Inside My Head’ (Single) ’Time Is A Flower (Album out August 16)

Jangly electric guitars evolve into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic tinged alt-pop on Discothèque Inside My Head, setting the stage for some of Telenova’s most vivid songwriting and vocal performances yet. Frontperson Angeline Armstrong explains, “Sometimes all the noise and voices of my inner critic make me feel like I’m spinning around, lost in an overwhelming disco of light and sound inside my head. I’m discovering the key to living with that level of self-doubt and noise is learning to dance along with the discothèque”.

Premiering at the St Kilda Film Festival in June, “Discothèque Inside My Head” is also Telenova’s most ambitious music video yet. Written and directed by Angeline Armstrong and co-directed by Hamish MacGregor, the clip features a series of refreshingly quirky dance sequences by award-winning choreographer Zoee Marsh. “It’s essentially a 6-minute mini-musical”, Angeline says, “starting with an off-beat audition sequence where I’m literally being judged by myself (the inner critic made all too real), the competing dancers in the video represent the voices of comparison and self-doubt in my head…but me and the voices ultimately learn to dance happily ever after.”

Reflective of Telenova’s rapidly growing fandom locally and internationally, Telenova will play their biggest headline tour yet on their ‘Time Is A Flower’ tour with 40 shows spanning cities across Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand including Paris, London, Berlin and Oslo and their biggest headline show anywhere in the world, in Athens this October.

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

DEBUT ALBUM ‘TIME IS A FLOWER’ OUT AUGUST 16TH PRE-ORDER ALBUM HERE

TIME IS A FLOWER – AUSTRALIA TOUR
TICKETS HERE

AUSTRALIA
Thursday July 11th— Centenary — Perth, WA (supporting Girl In Red)
Sunday July 14th — Hordern Pavillion — Sydney, NSW (supporting Girl In Red)
Wednesday July 17th — Margeret Court Arena – Melbourne, VIC (supporting Girl In Red)
Sunday July 21st – Fortitude Music Hall — Brisbane, QLD (supporting Girl In Red)
Friday Aug 2nd – Lonnies, Launceston TAS
Saturday Aug 3rd – Altar, Hobart TAS
Thursday Aug 8th – King Street Warehouse, Newcastle NSW
Friday Aug 9th – Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Saturday Aug 10th – UC Hub, Canberra ACT
Friday Aug 16th – HABA, Rye VIC
Saturday Aug 17th – Volta, Ballarat VIC
Thursday Aug 22nd – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast QLD
Friday Aug 23rd – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday Aug 24th – Kings Beach Tavern, Kings Beach QLD
Sunday Aug 25th 0 Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
Friday Aug 30th – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Saturday Aug 31st – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC

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