New Music for your Ears, SAFIA, WHITE LIES, HEIN COOPER & MORE
TAKE IT OUT ON ME - WHITE LIES ( Liberator Music/BMG/Infectious Music)
‘Take It Out On Me’ is the first single taken from White Lies’ forthcoming album Friends. The track began as an experiment in which lyricist Charles Cave aimed to write a chorus using just numbers, however the track sounded so good he was convinced to write real lyrics for it. Friends was recorded with an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys)
SAFIA - OVER YOU (Rabble Records)
‘Over You’ is the seventh track to come from SAFIA, which sees the beloved indie electronic-pop outfit muse over a past love. The track has been taken off the highly anticipated album Internal set for release 9th September which was written and self-produced by the band in Canberra and London, before being mixed by Eric J Dubowsky, who has mixed the most recent albums for Flume, Flight Facilities, and Chet Faker.
SAFIA INTERNAL TOUR' DATES
Tickets on sale from 9am Friday 1 July
Fri 23 Sept / UC Refectory, Canberra – All Ages
Sun 2 Oct / Enmore Theatre, Sydney – All Ages
Fri 7 Oct / The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18+
Sat 8 Oct / The Nightquarter, Gold Coast – 18+
(Children under 18 years are allowed into the venue, if accompanied by a legal guardian)
Fri 14 Oct / Odeon Theatre, Hobart – All Ages
Sat 15 Oct / Festival Hall, Melbourne – All Ages
Fri 21 Oct / Metro City, Perth – 18+
Sat 22 Oct / Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – All Ages
Fri 11 Nov / The Powerstation, Auckland – All Ages
MATT CORBY - WRONG MAN (Universal Music)
Wrong Man follows on from previous singles Oh, Oh, Oh, Knife Edge, Monday and album taster Sooth Lady Wine, lifted from the #1 Aria debut album Telluric.
"At every stage in everyone's life you have that moment of 'I am not your man for this job right now. As much as I want to be or think I can, I don't know if I actually have the capacity to be what you expect of me or what you want'. That's a pretty normal thing to go through." Says Matt on Wrong Man.
Along side the new single Matt will headline at this years Splendour In the Grass Festival (22-24 July)!
'LAZY COLTS - TWENTY TWO (Independent)
Cinematic alt-folk group, Lazy Colts have today announced the release of their brooding new single, Twenty Two, the second taste of their debut LP, Trojan, set for release on August 5. They’ll be hitting the road in August to celebrate the new LP, kicking off in Melbourne on August 6 and moving on to Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney then wrapping up in Katoomba on September 4.
Of the single, Cole remarks,“Essentially, Twenty Two is about the grand ‘undying’ sentiments that hallmark your first cracks at a serious relationship. It’s about perspective, initially, the lack of it, and then the revelation that the reason you’re in your situation – however great or bad it is – is also the reason you will get through it: you’re only 22 years old.”
LAZY COLTS ‘TROJAN’ NATIONAL TOUR
SAT 6 AUG | THE WESLEY ANNE, NORTHCOTE | 18+
SUN 7 AUG | LABOUR IN VAIN, FITZROY | 18+
SAT 13 AUG | SANCHO’s DIRTY LAUNDRY, CANBERRA | 18+
SAT 20 AUG | THE BEARDED LADY, BRISBANE | 18+
SAT 27 AUG | FRANKS WILD YEARS, THIRROUL | ALL AGES
SUN 28 AUG | THE OXFORD CIRCUS, SYDNEY | 18+
SUN 4 SEP | HOTEL BLUE, KATOOMBA | ALL AGES
HEIN COOPER - OVER FLOW (Indica Records)
Following on from Rusty, and The Art of Escape, Overflow is the latest from Hein Cooper. The track was laid down in Montreal, Canada and produced by Marcus Paquin. Catch Hein when he plays Peter Bjorn and John's Splendour sideshows.
HOCKEY DAD - JUMP THE GUN (Farmer & The Owl / Inertia Music)
'Jump The Gun' is the latest track from the forthcoming Hockey Dad album 'Boronia' which is released worldwide on August 12th. The new single premiered this week via Consequence Of Sound & Triple J's Home & Hosed. The duo are gearing up for their first ever US tour in August, their New York show at Rough Trade NYC was even listed as one of the must see shows of the summer by Time Out.
BIG SCARY - THE OPPOSITE OF US
Big Scary have revealed their newest offering from forthcoming LP Animal. “The Opposite of Us”. With there being four stages of the animal explored on the album, “The Opposite of Us” is lifted from the “Resting” phase. It is a taste of the more nurturing moments on Animal. Just last week, Big Scary announced their first headline tour in three years, a national run of dates with an expanded live show featuring regular collaborator and saxophonist Gus Rigby, label mate Christopher Port and Ted O’Neil (Vasco Era).
Tickets on-sale now – http://bigscary.net
Friday September 30 | The Triffid | Brisbane
Saturday October 1 | The Metro | Sydney
Wednesday October 5 | 170 Russell | Melbourne
Friday October 14 | The Rosemount | Perth
Saturday October 15 | Fat Controller | Adelaide
KLANGSTOF - HOSTAGE (Mind of a Genius)
Los Angeles’ based label Mind of a Genius have announced the signing of Dutch producer, singerand songwriter Klangstof, as the latest edition to their growing collective. Klangstof's debut single, "Hostage", premiered today on Zane Lowe's Beats1 show. Lowe described the song as“layer after layer of beautifully produced and emotional music” and called Klangstof “such a brilliant talent who is so accomplished for such a new artist”.
Klangstof (Koen) began teaching himself how to make music age 14 whilst growing up in the Norwegian wilderness. Inspired by Radiohead’s seminal album ‘Ok Computer’, Koen started with the guitar and soon mastered playing the entire album. Two years later, his voice was rapidly making its way across the Nordic airwaves after he uploaded a song to a Norwegian music site.
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