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PLAYA D’EN BOSSA, IBIZA
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH
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USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL
PLAYA D’EN BOSSA, IBIZA
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH
TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE
Kikagaku Moyo have shared a second track from their forthcoming album ‘Masana Temples’, which is due for release on October 5th via the band’s DIY record label, Guruguru Brain.
Latest track “Dripping Sun” encapsulates the resonating sense of journeying that characterises the Kikagaku Moyo’s fourth album, meandering through differing terrains of balmy, laid-back psychedelia before building to a propulsive bass-fuelled crescendo.
“This is a day trip song,” drummer and singer Go Kurosawa comments. “Get up, ride on a horse, take a walk, explore, and go back to your place and sleep. Often within the trip, you will find something that makes you feel nostalgic, something that brings back memories of the past and no matter how crazy the journey is, we always come back to where we were or where we belong and we feel calm. That was the idea of song when I wrote it.”
The shifting dimensions of ‘Masana Temples’, fourth album from psychedelic explorers Kikagaku Moyo, are informed by various experiences the band had with traveling through life together, ranging from the months spent on tour to making a pilgrimage to Lisbon to record the album with jazz musician Bruno Pernadas. The band sought out Pernadas both out of admiration for his music and in an intentional move to work with a producer who came from a wildly different background. With ‘Masana Temples’, the band wanted to challenge their own concepts of what psychedelic music could be. Elements of both the attentive folk and wild-eyed rocking sides of the band are still intact throughout, but they’re sharper and more defined.
More than the literal interpretation of being on a journey, the album’s always changing sonic panorama reflects the spiritual connection of the band moving through this all together. Life for a traveling band is a series of constant metamorphoses, with languages, cultures, climates and vibes changing with each new town. The only constant forKikagaku Moyo throughout their travels were the five band members always together moving through it all, but each of them taking everything in from very different perspectives. Inspecting the harmonies and disparities between these perspectives, the group reflects the emotional impact of their nomadic paths. The music is the product of time spent in motion and all of the bending mindsets that come with it.
‘Masana Temples’ is available to pre-order on Bandcamp here. Kikagaku Moyo tour Europe in November, kicking off in the UK – details below.
‘Masana Temples’ track list:
2. Dripping Sun (Bandcamp)
3. Nazo Nazo
4. Fluffy Kosmisch
7. Orange Peel
9. Gatherings (Bandcamp)
10. Blanket Song
Kikagaku Moyo are:
Vocal/Guitar: Tomo Katsurada
Guitar: Daoud Popal
Sitar & Keyboard: Ryu Kurosawa
Drums/Vocal: Go Kurosawa
Kikagaku Moyo European tour dates:
Nov 07 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Nov 08 London, UK – Scala
Nov 09 Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Nov 10 Utrecht, NI – Le Guess Who?
Nov 12 Cologne, DE – Gebäude 9
Nov 13 Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 14 Krakow, PL – Something Must Break
Nov 15 Prague, CZ – Futurum
Nov 16 Leipzig, DE – Transcentury Update
Nov 17 Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn
Nov 18 Ravenna, IT – Bronson Hanna Bi
Nov 19 Vienna, AT – Arena
Nov 21 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
Nov 22 Malmö, SE – Plan B
Nov 23 Stockholm, SE – Fasching
Nov 24 Oslo, NO – Bla
Nov 25 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
Nov 26 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
Nov 27 Brussels, BE – Ab
Nov 28 Lyon, FR – Jack Jack
Nov 29 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
Nov 30 Barcelona, ES – Upload
Dec 01 Madrid, ES – Caracol
Dec 02 Porto, PT
Dec 03 Lisbon, PT – ZDB
Dec 07 Athens, GR – Fuzzclub
Dec 08 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso / Indiestad Night
It was already revealed that on Wednesday 9th of January Sound Tulum will be hosting Afterlife, one of the leading electronic music brands worldwide. Now, its location has been announced, Zamna Tulumcenote, its schedule, from 8pm to 11am, and its complete line-up. An absolutely stellar selection from Afterlife that includes Adriatique, Âme, Mathame, Mind Against, Recondite (live), Return, Stephan Bodzin (live), and of course, the hosts Tale Of Us.
Sound Tulum promises to exceed all expectations of its excellent first edition with a worthy successor.
Different types of tickets are already on sale, you can buy yours here: https://tickets.smartevents.
► Early Bird 50$ (USD): SOLD OUT.
► 1st Release 70$ (USD).
After releasing her debut album earlier this year via Italians Do It Better, Montreal musician Tess Roby is sharing a new video for standout track “Given Signs”, which was filmed in and around Los Angeles and directed by Tess Roby herself & Hugo Bernier.
Tess Roby will tour Europe this autumn with a headline London show on October 1st at the Shacklewell Arms.
Tess Roby is an artist with a vision. The Montreal-based photographer and musician, an eight-year veteran of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, seems utterly original, moving with a restless energy toward the sublime. Her sound betrays an intrepid longing to discover and explore, to reject convention and transcend cliché: Roby is a born traveller, absorbing everything she hears and making it new. Ethereal and crystalline, bathed sumptuously in synths, her music is heady, dreamy, singular — a transmission from parts unknown. The classical training and aesthetic omnivorousness combine like worlds colliding.
Roby’s debut album Beacon was written in 2015, following the death of her father. She collaborated with her brother Eliot to create what they describe as a kind of spiritual homage — both to her father and to the Beacon, where the family travelled often. Roby recorded these songs with the drum machines and synthesizers she found in her father’s recording studio, and galvanized by his spirit she imbued the music with love, movement, whispers, memories, and pain. “All the while the Beacon remained effervescent in my mind,” Roby remembers. “Visions of it ablaze on the hilltop, standing motionless while I searched for understanding.”
See Tess Roby live:
20th Sept – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE
21st Sept – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE
22nd Sept – Acephale, Cologne Germany*
24th Sept – Milla, Munich, Germany*
26th Sept – ACUD, Berlin, Germany
28th Sept – Badehaus, Berlin, Germany*
30th Sept – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
1st Oct – Shackewell Arms, London UK
2nd Oct – The Louisiana, Bristol UK*
3rd Oct – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK*
4th Oct – Oslo, London, UK*
5th Oct – Bodega, Nottingham, UK*
7th Oct – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, UK*
9th Oct – New Morning, Paris, France*
10th Oct – Le Groom, Lyon, France*
11th Oct – Pont Rouge, Monthey, Switzerland*
* – with Men I Trust
Hip-hop outfit Thundamentals have today announced a string of pop-up stores and listening parties which will celebrate the launch of their upcoming album “I Love Songs” which will be released on Friday September 21st. Titled “I Love T-Shirts”, the award-winning band will travel to all capital cities and Newcastle starting Wednesday September 5th at Blutes Bar Brisbane then finishing in Sydney at Lady Hampshire on Thursday September 20th
The “I Love T-Shirts” pop-ups will be FREE for everyone to enter; venue capacity will be capped so best to arrive early. Fans will be able to hear songs from their fifth studio album “I Love Songs” before it is released as well as purchase limited edition merchandise and pre-order of the album. Each night Thundamentals will be putting on party – DJing with a line-up of special guests.
“I Love T-Shirts” will launch Thundamentals self-produced album “I Love Songs” which features the single I Miss You and album track All I See Is Music. Recorded at their own studio in Sydney’s inner suburbs, the 12-track release is an intensely personal listen. Fans of the group will be familiar with their frequent political commentary, but amongst an increasingly turbulent society, they have decided to focus their album on what’s been lost amongst the chaos: Love. As a result, I Love Songs focuses on love in its varying forms, and showing Thundamentals’ undeniable writing ability in a more intimate light.
2018 also marks a ‘Decade of the Thundakat’, and with 10 years under their belts Thundamentals will embark on their album tour in November with tickets onsale now.
“I LOVE T-SHIRTS” POP-UP STORES & LISTENING PARTIES
Start Time 5.30pm
Includes Thundamentals DJ sets
Wed Sept 5th – Blutes Bar – Brisbane
Fri Sept 7th – The West Oak Hotel, Adelaide
Wed Sept 12th – Paradise Alley, Melbourne
Thur Sept 13th – Rosemount Beergarden, Perth
Fri Sept 14th – Cambridge Front Bar, Newcastle
Thur Sept 20th – Lady Hampshire, Sydney
THUNDAMENTALS | I LOVE SONGS NATIONAL TOUR
Presented by triple j
With Special Guests
Joyride” | Ziggy Ramo | Billy Davis & The Good Lords* | Jesswar
“not performing Melbourne | *Melbourne only
Sat 10th Nov – The Forum – Melbourne, VIC
Fri 16th Nov – Spilt Milk Festival – Canberra, ACT
Fri 23rd Nov – The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Fri 30th Nov – Hobart – The Goods Shed, TAS
Sat 1st Dec – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, NSW
Fri 7th Dec – HQ – Adelaide, SA
Sat 8th Dec – Fremantle Arts – Fremantle, WA
For more information visit
What is your name and role within Knights Of The Dub Table?
My in the band is Saximus, we all have alter egos which allow us to get outside of ourselves and cut loose on stage. My main roles sre tenor Sax and Emcee but I also sing lead and BVs a s well.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
We are based in the Waikato District with members scattered between Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Huntly. Our local scene is has really gained momentum over the years with Katchafire, House of Shem and Cornerstone Roots leading the charge for the likes of NRG Rising, Ourselves and more recently Rootz Konnect who are starting to make some serious noise in the area.
Please tell us what you have been up to lately:
This year we have been busy completing our ‘BROTHERHOOD EP’, the third EP in the D.U.B EP series featuring 5 new tracks. 2015 saw the release of ‘DEDICATION’ the first EP and then 2017 we released ‘UNITY’ which we toured to Melbourne, Perth, Margaret River, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast , Brisbane and Byron Bay in October 2017.
What can the Aussie’s expect for your upcoming tour?
The ‘JOURNEY’ Single Release Tour scheduled from September 28th to October 7th will be promoting the first release from the ‘BROTHERHOOD EP’ which we intend on releasing in November 2018. We will be performing a Sound system set featuring Mr Sammy Samson on lead guitar and Alto Sax, Saximus on Tenor Sax and Black Jack on Trumpet.
How did the band form?
Knights of the DUB table was formed in 2008 by Reti Hedley, Tim Heal and Matutaera Herangi whilst completing our final year of a Bachelor of Media Arts degree at Wintec in Hamilton, New Zealand. Our initial line up included live drums and acoustic bass before evolving to Ableton live samples and sessions containing beats and effects. Our musical focus has always been on creating original experimental dub flavoured songs that combine and interweave a range of genres including Soul/ funk/ reggae/ rock/ Hip Hop/ drum and bass and dubstep.
How would you describe your live shows?
Our live performance is like nothing ever seen or heard before, incorporating, soulful horn lines, improvised lyrical freestyling, three part harmonies and conscious uplifting roots vibrations over heavy Bass and DUB flavoured beats.
Whats the drive behind Knights of the Dub Table?
Our Band is fuelled by a passion and desire to uplift and inspire people with our music and positive messages around caring, sharing and living for the benefit of one another. Our fundamental values are derived from our personal band philosophy ‘The Way of the DUB’. Dedication Unity and Brotherhood.
We are committed to working collaboratively and collectively as a united force for the benefit of our individual selves, our fans, families and friends. Knights of the DUB table affords us the opportunity to manifest our highest forms of our individual selves as a part of a collaborative force.
We believe the ‘Band’ is the ultimate example of collaboration and cooperation with a group of individuals performing totally separate parts of a song in perfect unison to create something greater than each part, something magical that moves and affects people physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Tunes of I and Strangely Arousing have supported us in recent times and we are loving their styles. Troy Kingi and the Galactic Chiropractors are right up there and anything from Fat Freddys Drop, The Black Seeds, L.A.B and Kora are always on high rotation.
What do you like to do outside of music?
Outside of music the majority of us are high school teachers trying to make a difference in our communities by uplifting inspiring and educating our future generations.
What do you have planned following your up coming Australian tour?
After this tour we are going to release our ‘BROTHERHOOD EP’ which we will tour around the South island of New Zealand in January 2019 before we return to Australia later that year.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
As full time teachers a lot of our time is dedicated to our students and our schools. Gig time, rehearsals and recording sessions are pretty much our time to hang out and spend time together. We usually go for Laksa or Malaysian noodle soups depending on where we are playing. Oriental Kingdom in Wellington and Khymer noodle house in Hamilton are a couple of our go to spots.
It’s been a big year for Queensland punk rock outfit The Chats. The self-described “shed-rock” punk outfit are supporting the Cosmic Psychos, Queens of the Stone Age and sold out their first headline tour of Australia, not to mention touring the UK and Europe for the first time. So to cap the year off the boys are coming back to Melbourne to headline the revamped 3hree 8ight 6ix at Chasers nightclub in South Yarra on Friday 7 December, a room with so much history it’s only natural the new crop of Aussie bands step in to create more history at this iconic venue.
With special guests to be announced soon, catch The Chats before the release of their debut album in 2019.
‘Probably the most Australian thing since Neighbours,’ reckons UK site Clash; with 3 million+ views of instant classic/Centrelink-
inspired ‘Smoko’, the power of The Chats cannot be denied! We agree with one fan of the track, make this the national anthem.
Chasers located on Chapel St in South Yarra has undergone an extensive refit to provide Melbourne music fans and Australian concert promoters with an important mid-sized venue as Three Eight Six. The venue has a 24 hour licence and an overall capacity to hold up to 900 people. Chasers has been operating as a venue and night club for almost 40 years and there will be a huge celebration in November. In the late 1980s through to the late 1990s the iconic venue and night spot hosted many live music concerts including Sonic Youth, The Church, Hunters & Collectors, You Am I and Regurgitator, as well as some of Melbourne’s most popular and enduring club nights. Chasers recently announced that it will be hosting more live music under the brand Chasers 3hree 8ight 6ix.
What is your name and role within Pacific Heights?
There’s only me in Pacific Heights, so my role is all inclusive: writer, producer, engineer, instrumentalist, self-doubter, self-motivator and everything else.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I am currently living in Wellington, NZ and occasionally staying in LA. To be honest outside of my community and word of mouth I couldn’t accurately speak on the music scene, as I never have time to go out. I do feel there is plenty of new talent coming through, just from my limited exposure being a snapshot of the scene.
Your new single The End Is In Sight ft. Joe Dukie is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
Dallas, aka Joe Dukie from Fat Freddy’s Drop, came to me with a very rough sketch (just guitar and vocals) of the track and I built up the arrangement and sounds around his initial sketch. For me, it is always easy to write/finish a song when you have such a great vocalist and top-line writing to work with.
How did you come to work with Joe Dukie?
We have been great friends for a long time and both hail from the same part of NZ. We have also worked together on one of my previous albums with a track titled ‘Peace’.
Where and when did you record/produce this track?
This album (being a concept record) was probably my fastest and most efficient album to date. From the writing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering the whole process took about three months. I did most of it in my own studio which is here in Wellington.
What equipment/programs do you typically use when producing?
I use mostly software these days. I have a bit of analogue equipment as well. I love analogue for vocals – vintage mics and tube preamps etc. I work in Logic X and have been using Logic for many years now.
Your album A Lost Light will be out on the 31st of August, could you please give us an idea of what to expect and how the album came to life?
This album’s conception was spurred by a very visceral dream I had last year. The dream I experienced was of being a young English sailor in the mid-18th century and embarking on an exploratory journey to a place called ‘The Pacific’ to find a new home for my new family, away from the grind and darkness of London. The first part of the dream being very hopeful and peaceful, but quickly turns when our sailor is thrown off his ship in a storm. The rest of the album is about his survival, and the different stages of solitude and grief.
How do you usually write music?
It varies. I do love listening to all sorts of different sounding music to what I make and look for inspiring harmonic movements within that music. I like to try using different instruments to what I would have used previously, to see if a spark happens with that. If everything fails with my own writing, I like to look to collaboration with other writers.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The Acid, Nils Frahm, Rival Consoles, Luke Howard, Sevdaliza, Mark Pritchard, Chopin, Moses Sumney, Kelela, Bill Evans, The War on Drugs.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
Lots of music production work for other artists. Hopefully a holiday.
What do you like to do outside of music?
I don’t really have much time these days away from music related work, but when I do I enjoy spending time with my wife and new baby son. Outside of that, if have down time, I also enjoy watching basketball and cricket alongside reading books.
Favourite food and place to hang out?
Wherever my friends and family are. Ideally with some sharing food and a beverage of some sort.
With less than a month until the release of her awaited new album Lilac Everything on 14 September, Emma Louise reveals another cut from the record in ‘Falling Apart’, complete with a live video.
“‘Falling Apart’ was the last song I wrote for the album. I was having a lot of conflicting feelings and went to a friend’s party. I arrived too early and they had a piano. I wrote the song and then left before anyone arrived.” – Emma Louise
Comprised of 10 thoroughly unique new songs, Lilac Everything was written by Emma during a brief sojourn in Mexico. The songs were later recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle with Tobias Jesso Jnr. and mixed by Grammy-award winning sound-engineer Shawn Everett. Notably the album marks Jesso Jnr’s first time working as a producer.
Earlier cuts ‘Wish You Well’ and ‘Mexico’ attracted attention for their open and honest lyrics, but also their brave use of the pitched down vocal effect. It’s a decision that has won Emma praise from fellow creatives and fans, and makes for a wholly unique and novel listening experience.
It is with great excitement that Ivy League Records announce the return of Sydney-based four piece I Know Leopard by unveiling their brand new single ‘Landmine’, accompanied by a striking and evocative clip directed by the one and only Matt Sav.
To celebrate the stunning release, the band have also announced their return to the live circuit with a special performance at BIGSOUND this September, as well as three intimate shows this October in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney on the Landmine Tour – tickets for which are on sale now. Following the release of past hit singles ‘Let Go’, ‘Rather Be Lonely’, ‘Another Life’ and ‘Perfect Picture’, ‘Landmine’ marks the start of a new beginning for I Know Leopard, and will feature on the band’s highly-anticipated debut album slated for 2019.
Brand new single
UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE NOVEMBER TOUR ANNOUNCED
Including London, Heaven – November 15th
Over 200,000 albums sold worldwide
Quarter of a billion streams worldwide
“‘Absolutely massive” – NME
“Charm and charisma in spades” – The Independent
“A stomping, swaggering rock & roll balancing act teetering between blinding light and total darkness” – Rolling Stone
“It’s an instant scream-the-lyrics-at-the-top-o
“A tale of love that turns dark, it’s rooted in that emphatic, empowered vocal” – CLASH
Barns Courtney has today released his driving new single ‘99’, out now on Virgin EMI. Airing on the side of retrospect, the uplifting new indie anthem is a throwback to the glory days of the late nineties.
Speaking of the track, Barns comments; “This is the first song where I’ve ever been able to inject my true personality. I was born in England and grew up in suburban Seattle playing video games and watching Pokémon. 99 has got genuine sadness, but it’s got playfulness, and it references the nerdy parts of my personality where I’m in Seattle in the late 90s with my friends in front of a TV screen playing Nintendo 64. It’s got the silly playfulness where I reel off a list of dated games consoles at the end. That sense of poking fun at yourself. The universal goal is that to be successful is to have shiny status symbols, so there are people who’ve grown up and got the house and the Ferrari, but here I am clutching my old Sega Megadrive.”
Alongside the new single, Barns has also stepped things up in the live arena by unveiling his highest profile UK headline tour to date. With eight shows across the country, including a night at London’s Heaven, the tour further cements his stamp as one of the country’s most exciting acts.
The past year has been nothing short of extraordinary for the British troubadour. His debut album The Attractions Of Youth, has racked up a highly impressive 200,000 album sales to date, his arsenal of songs have struck a massive quarter of a billion worldwide streams, and his YouTube channel has caught light in the form 25 million views.
After sold-out UK tours including venues such as London’s Camden Dingwalls and Scala, the number of successes over the last 18 months have also included winning a ‘Sync Artist Of The Year’ award at Music Week’s Sync Awards beating the likes of Rag & Bone Man and Ellie Goulding to the post. He’s been tipped as One To Watch by Rolling Stone and completed live TV performances on James Corden’s Late Late Show (watch HERE) and Conan O’Brien (watch HERE), as well as rave reviews from Reading Festival, SXSW, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and his support slots with both Blur and The Libertines.
Barns Courtney has already experienced more highs and lows than most artists could wish to encounter in an entire lifetime. His is a story of family turmoil, bad record industry deals, homelessness, serendipitous meetings with movie moguls and sheer talent and hard work winning out against the odds.
Speaking about those challenging times and conquering the odds Barns said: “My first single appeared in this Bradley Cooper movie and before I knew it I got this call from my manager while I was slinging laptops as Currys and PC World who told me I didn’t have to work there anymore. I was so downtrodden after my experiences that even when I was sat in Virgin Records with a bottle champagne in one hand signing on the dotted line, I just couldn’t speak to anyone. I was so afraid the rug was going to be pulled from under me. It was another two years before I thought it might actually turn out alright”.
Now putting the finishing touches to his second album, this is Barns’ time. With a strong reception for his debut, he is now looking ahead to unleashing his brazen sound on as many people as possible.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Nov 6th – The Maze, Nottingham
Nov 7th – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Nov 9th – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
Nov 10th – G2, Glasgow
Nov 12th – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
Nov 13th – The Exchange, Bristol
Nov 14th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
Nov 15th – Heaven, London
Nov 18th – Privat Club, Berlin
Nov 19th – Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam
Nov 20th – Supersonic, Paris
Japanese Television have today shared brand new track ‘Country Joe’, taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP. The track was recorded in a “studio” outside of Peterborough (i.e a village hall armed with an 8-track) with Kristian Bell of The Wytches at the helm. The EP is out on 7th September via revered underground label Tip Top Recordings (Cassels, Sun Cop).
From the ashes of three separate psychedelic rock bands, rose Japanese Television – who formed late last year with a shared vision of creating wonky surf-rock. “Although the band is instrumental, we don’t play solos. It’s more about atmosphere and creating a hypnotic effect. Hypnotism through repetition, reverbs and delays, harps and fuzzboxes” Ian continues.
Japanese harp and synth player Ian Thorn and Bassist Alex Lawton met on tour in Europe, performing as part of a Canadian space-rock orchestra. They bonded over their shared passion for Finnish experimental band Circle, Pink Floyd, Television, Broadcast and Brian Eno, and went on to form instrumental space-surf band, Japanese Television, with James Moriaty and Tim Jones.
“The combination of extensive travelling and our shared love for psychedelic and experimental music has crept into the sound of the EP” says synth/harpist Ian. “If Country Joe represents the scenic part of the journey where you’re by the coast or in the mountains in the sunshine, then Tick Tock is bombing it up the M1.”
The quartet have succeeded in capturing the raw spirit of their live performance on the EP, recording over a mere two days to an 8-track tape. “The rural location coupled with the fact that it rained constantly, meant that we were able to focus completely on getting it done in a short amount of time” they explained.
With their brand-new EP, Japanese Television have captured the essence of a soundscape, lost in time.