I’m André and I’m the singer and guitarist of Coumarin.
We are currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. We as a band are fairly new to the scene here so we have only been able to dip our toes into it a little bit. But in terms of going out, you won’t have any problems finding somewhere that plays your type of music.
We just released our second single and video called ‘Make It Right’, which we are really excited about: https://youtu.be/VYp8_OmUhD0
The main themes that inspired the sound and songwriting were regret and forgiveness. I always wanted to write a song about these seemingly simple but actually complex things and their interplay and find a sound and melody that could package that in a song that is not a super slow piano ballad.
We recorded the song mainly in our rehearsal space and in my bedroom over the course of this summer.
In terms of programs, we use Logic Pro X exclusively to record and mix our stuff. The instruments on the song would be pretty much the standard line up, nothing exotic there: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synthesizers and Vocals.
The idea for the song itself is almost four years at this point, it changed a lot over the years and a lot of experiences have left their impact on the final version. Since mid 2015 I always had kind of a line out for the song, the idea for the lyrics and a part of the instrumental. A few months ago we had the version that I had known for years – already recorded and pretty much ready for mixing. One night around that time – at about 3 a.m. – I just started to play a whole new synth line along to the track that changed the entire character of the song, but in an amazing way. That synth line is what can now be heard as the main synth line in the chorus. So long story short, we recorded everything but the drums from scratch and we couldn’t be happier with it.
I love to go to the movies or just to watch something at home when I find the time. Earlier this year me and a very good friend of mine wrote our first short film that I directed which we are currently putting the last finishing touches on – our keyboarder Pascal does the sound design on it.
I can’t get away from the last War On Drugs record somehow, it’s so damn good. In terms of more recent music I was really surprised by the Brittany Howard solo album which is pretty rad. Our drummer Maksim and I share a love for Northlane who just put out an awesome album as well.
People can expect a lot more music coming from us later this year and going throughout 2020 and beyond. We had a whole year long gap between our first single and Make It Right, which was unfortunate but necessary for us on a creative level. We are really excited looking into next year and to our future releases.
We all love hamburgers, and our drummer really loves chocolate brownies. I like to hang out where good and inspiring people are.
The eagerly awaited Melbourne Night Noodle Markets return to Birrarung Marr from 7 to 24 November. Serving up sweet and spicy street-food from China, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond, the Night Noodle Markets will transform the banks of the Yarra into a vibrant hawker-style market for 18 noodle-filled nights.
Venessa Cowell, Head of Food Events, said: “The Night Noodle Markets has established itself as one of Melbourne’s biggest and most popular food events, capturing the imagination (and taste buds) of Melbourne year after year. We can’t want to celebrate the city’s multicultural flavours, as Birrarung Marr comes alive with the smoky scents and sizzling sounds of over twenty Asian food stalls”.
This year, Melbournians can expect signature dishes and exciting new snacks including Hoy Pinoy’s famous Filipino BBQ and Street Food, Poklol x Puffle’s quirky cone-shaped cheese waffles, Wonderbao’s fluffy steamed buns, Miso Fresh’s soba noodles, Kumokumo’s fluffy pillow-soft pancakes, and Scoopy Milk Bar’s Korean shaved ice desserts. Other stalls include Gelato Messina, Shallot Thai, @Roll Up, Bao Brothers, Bangkok Street Food, Calabang, Donburi Station, Drumplings, Flying Noodles, Fry’D Ice Cream, Fusion Paella & Tapas, Let’s Do Yum Cha, May’s Malaysian, Nem n Nem, Okonomiyaking, Pham Sisters, Pinchys, Raijin, Sambal Kampung, Teppanyaki Noodles, Twistto, Tokosan, Waffleland, WAWA and Wok Master.
This year, Citi is opening its doors to customers and non-customers alike in The Citi Lounge, a Melbourne laneway style bar with ample seating.
Robbie Rommers, Head of Brand Marketing and Sponsorships, said: “We love the hustle and bustle of the Night Noodle Markets, but we know it’s nice to take a break and a seat to soak in the atmosphere as well. We hope all Night Noodle Market attendees will drop by for a drink and to enjoy the delicious food on offer.”
In addition to the Citi VIP space, Citi will offer all Night Noodle Market attendees a chance to play the ‘Citi Wall of Fortune’, a lucky-draw game letting attendees pick one of 300+ stacked noodle boxes to see if they contain a prize.
2019 marks the first year the Melbourne Night Noodle markets welcome their official wine sponsor Jacob’s Creek™ to the table. For those seeking an escape from the hustle and crowds, the Jacob’s Creek Wine Tipi will provide the perfect spot for those wanting to grab a seat under cover and enjoy a glass of wine paired to their favourite fare. Jacob’s Creek wines have been expertly matched to Melbourne’s best restaurants and dishes for the perfect culinary wine moment.
Dan Swincer, Jacob’s Creek Chief Winemaker, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with this year’s Melbourne Night Noodle markets. Aussies love to catch up over good food and great wine, which is reflective of our life-loving Australian spirit. From the crisp Le Petit Rosé, to the rich and smooth Double Barrel shiraz, Jacob’s Creek has the perfect drop for your noodle market experience.”
There will also be live music and DJs, alongside a host of other experiences across the site. The Malt Shovel Beer Garden will serve ten styles of beer including the ‘Malt Shovel Brewers’, their signature hop driven, tropical and fruity XPA with a malt sweetness to balance, while Marriott Bonvoy is turning back time, with a 1920s style diner serving Hot Shoppe classics including Root Beer Floats, Shirley Temples and Spiders.
DiDi, Australia’s low fare rideshare is the official rideshare of the Night Noodle Markets. Marketgoers can travel to the event with 2x$10 vouchers (new users) and 2×20% (existing users) with code “DIDINNM”
The markets are also cash-free to save guests to the event the trouble of lining up at cash points. All major cards are accepted. Good Food $50 cash cards can also be purchased on the night from The Age information hub, found on the lower terrace, and can be used at any Good Food Guide restaurant as well as the Night Noodle Markets. Visit www.goodfoodgiftcard.com.au for more info.
Monday & Tuesday 5pm-9pm
Wednesday & Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – 11pm
Saturday 4pm – 10pm
Sunday 4pm – 9pm
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In celebrating the achievements and wonderful careers of many women in Australian music this year, Australian Women in Music Awards has announced that music legend Judith Durham AO will be inducted into the prestigious AWMA Honour Roll at the Brisbane Powerhouse on the evening of 9 October.
A living treasure and an example of determination and success in Australian music through the decades, Durham has long held a beloved place within the hearts of music fans and the industry across the globe.
With The Seekers, Durham was catapulted into the spotlight during the early 1960s with the band becoming the first Australian pop group to top the charts in the UK and US, and selling over 50 million records worldwide. Pursuing a successful solo career through the 1970s and then recording and touring through the 1990s and 2000s, Durham’s place in the Australian music industry was solidified as one of our most important figures.
Speaking from her home in Melbourne, Durham expressed her gratitude for the acknowledgement: “They say the longest journey begins with just one step, but you have to have a dream to start, and I had plenty of dreams. It’s such a blessing to have spent my 76 years of life so far in musical expression; so emotionally healing, inspirational and uplifting – first as a soloist aspiring to a life in opera or classical piano, or popular songs or musicals, but finding myself following the teenage trends; singing Dixieland Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Then sailing off with three fantastic guys whose voices blended uniquely with my own. Unbelievably, we stormed the international music world, at the top of the charts. They say destiny happens when you’re making other plans, and that’s how it was.” – JUDITH DURHAM AO
“Judith Durham has one of the world’s purest voices, she has a rare musical gift and is one of Australia’s most esteemed cultural leaders. An unforgettable singer, a visionary songwriter and composer, an uncompromising advocate for First Nations justice and numerous charities, Judith’s legacy is indelible! We couldn’t be more honoured to induct Judith into the 2019 AWMA Honour Roll where she will be joined by our inaugural recipient, the legendary Helen Reddy.” – AWMA Founding Executive Director and Executive Producer, VICKI GORDON
The 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards Ceremony, Concert and Party will be held on 9 October at the Brisbane Powerhouse and will include performances from some of Australia’s most inspiring artists, including RENÉE GEYER, KATIE NOONAN, CLARE BOWDITCH, MELINDA SCHNEIDER, NGAIIRE, ZOE HAUPTMANN, KAYLAH TRUTH, CHERYL BARKER AO, TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA and more.
The Australian Women in Music Awards are made possible with the proud support of the Queensland Government and Canon.
Trilane’s newest single “Never Forget” receives an energetic edit by Protocol label head Nicky Romero himself for the imprint’s latest release. The Swedish duo has made a name for themselves with their iconic progressive house sound, and “Never Forget” holds true to tradition. The track delivers uplifting melodies coupled with nostalgic vocals as Tom Noah sings heartfelt lyrics about fond memories and old loves; meanwhile, Nicky injects a dose of bouncy bass in the track’s drop, adding a soaring and dance-worthy element that is bound to make the crowd jump. “Never Forget” follows Trilane’s singles “Believe” and “Still Think of You” with Loris Cimino, featuring David Shane from earlier this year as well as their 2018 collaboration with Nicky Romero, “Bittersweet,” which has just surpassed 3,5M streams on Spotify. Take a listen to “Never Forget” and let Trilane and Nicky Romero send you on a journey down memory lane!
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them are Trilane, the Swedish powerhouse duo behind Protocol tracks “Miss Out“, “Hot For U“, “Bittersweet,” “Still Think Of You” and “Believe.” With their string of releases on Protocol over the last 2 years, Trilane have become the label’s veterans. They have also released on Revealed Recordings and Wall Recordings. With the unwavering support of Nicky himself and other high-profile artists, it’s safe to say Trilane’s future is very bright indeed.
Party Favor teams up with Danish trio Nonsens for his latest heavy-hitting single “Gasoline,” an electro and trap-influenced track that we predict will light dance floors on fire. Like its namesake, “Gasoline” starts out innocently enough with groovy instrumental melodies and distorted vocals, but quickly blooms into a hard, driving bassline and percussive drop that’s perfect for the headbanging crowd. Party Favor has been on a hot streak with rage-ready tracks like “Wasabi,” and “Wait A Minute,” now adding “Gasoline” to his arsenal. He also recently released a remix package to this year’s hit album “Layers,” featuring TroyBoi, YehMe2, Blanke, BIJOU, and more on remix duties. There’s no telling what Party Favor has up his sleeve next, so stay tuned for more announcements and new music coming very soon!
With one of the most diverse and accomplished resumes in the industry as a DJ, producer, and boundary-pushing artist, Party Favor is a real force of nature. His music has helped the festival trap, and twerk scenes rise to sudden popularity in dance music, frequently blurring the boundaries between electronic, rap, reggae, and many other genres. In addition to multiple hit singles and a debut EP (feat. Gucci Mane, Rich the Kid, Dillon Francis) that reached #2 on iTunes Dance, #1 on US Dance Radio and #7 on Billboard’s Dance radio charts, the LA-based artist has worked as a producer for some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Lil Jon, 2 Chainz, Migos and A$AP Ferg. Fans can catch Party Favor at his residencies at Hakkasan Group (Hakkasan, Omnia, Wet Republic) in Vegas, E11even in Miami and Premier Nightclub in Atlantic City this year. 2019 thus far has been a massive transformation for Party Favor, and shedding all of these “Layers” was just the beginning.
Kaeli McArter is a new Vancouver alt-pop singer-songwriter who weaves layers of “beautiful vocals with haunting melodies” to create memorable songs that invite listeners to hit replay. In her new 5-track EP “Secret”, to be released Fall 2019, Kaeli McArter’s dark-synth-beat-driven electro-pop songs explore a spectrum of human longings—from the dreamy aspirations of La La Land, to the need for honesty in Secret, to finding release and liberation in Round 2. Her lyrics often explore the push-pull needs for deeper connection and personal freedom. Facing the truth is important to McArter. “I see the light and darkness at play in all of us,” says Kaeli. But it’s the singer’s resilience, even in the face of loss, that listeners are left pondering.
Whether Kaeli is holed up inside her bedroom studio composing at all hours of the night, or bursting outside to run through North Shore forests, up mountain trails, and down by the sea, music runs right alongside Kaeli, a constant companion. Mirroring B.C.’s seductive-misty forests and steep mountains that she loves to explore, Kaeli McArter’s vocals can range from “hushingly intimate” one minute to “powerfully soaring” the next.
In person Kaeli McArter is effervescent, warm and upbeat. She laughs easily and often. Maybe that’s because she’s able to express her darker emotions through her music.
“When I’m being swept out to sea in a riptide of emotions, music is my lifeline back to shore,” says McArter. “My songs usually take shape at the end of whatever emotional journey I’ve been on.”
Hailing from the geographical centre of the continent (aka Winnipeg), Sweet Alibi has wowed audiences and critics alike with their unparalleled harmonies and down home roots infused soul. With three albums already under their belts, coupled with their captivating live shows – the ladies (Jess Ayre Rae, Amber Rose, and Michelle Anderson) have continually changed the game with their artistic craft. The CBC’s Tom Power has even described them like this – “If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child, it would be named Sweet Alibi.” And Coolibri GERMANY stated that the band “definitely belongs in the category of best Canadian folk-pop artists”
Their inspiration for “Confetti” (their first official single since 2016) came from a myriad of places that intersected to make one catchy and bittersweet tale. “Years ago while driving with a friend we were listening to CBC radio, and between songs, Rich Terfry amusingly read a headline. It was about an Austrian woman who cut up her 1.1 million life savings just before she passed away. A collection of shredded money was found strewn across her bed in her retirement home. I turned to my friend and said, “it would be like confetti made of money,” says Jess Rae Ayre. “Three years later, my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer – in the last three months of her life, a lot of my family started acting appallingly greedy and she was pretty disappointed with the silliness of everyone’s behaviour. It took me back to the story of the woman from Austria and sympathized with how she was likely fed up with how her offspring put money before family.”
Born and raised in Toronto, Zoelly spent most of her childhood penning lyrics and belting out catchy melody lines from the moment she could speak. Now, still in highschool, Zoelly has a flair for writing infectious melodies and lyrics that connect with listeners. Tracks like ‘Blowing Smoke’ and “Warning” (which was co-produced by Adam Tune, Juno award winner, and Ryan Guay of veteran reggae-rock group Street Pharmacy) have begun to solidify her reputation as Canada’s up and coming pop princess.
He’s flanked by London selector Anna Wall, who leads the next generation of fabric’s residents. This team of artists join us to represent the sound of the London institution, telling the story of the club’s unparalleled contribution to electronic music over the last 20 years.
Returning to one of the country’s most picturesque locations, the GRAMPIANS MUSIC FESTIVAL is kicking off a brand new decade, bringing another exciting edition of the event to the iconic Grampians Mountain Ranges in February 2020!
A festival that celebrates the diversity and excitement within the Australian music community, the Grampians Music Festival is a boutique music event that keeps the audience and the artists in mind, when it comes to providing a great and memorable experience for all.
The 2019 edition of the Grampians Music Festival boasted the likes of Sampa The Great, Wafia, Slum Sociable and Angie McMahon, a powerful lineup that drew some of the best crowds to the iconic Grampians Mountain Ranges. With 2020 edging closer to our doorstep, festival organisers are excited to be sharing their biggest plans. “It’s so exciting to be heading into our fourth year! We’re returning in our stunning Grampians National Park location with more incredible up and coming bands, boutique food and drink, that special community atmosphere and a weekend of dancing in the dirt. This year’s lineup is looking phenomenal and we can’t wait to release it to the world!” Carly Fleckoe, Grampians Music Festival
Today, the festival dates have been announced for the Grampians Music Festival’s fourth annual year, with festivities set to kick off this coming summer in late February. The perfect destination festival for families, little and big kids alike, GMF is proudly and wholly inclusive and welcoming.
Previous years have seen the Grampians Music Festival take real consideration in championing not only fantastic established and buzzing Australian names, but bright emerging talent too. Returning in 2020, the GMF Emerging Artist Stages will be popping up in pubs and taverns in town on Sunday, March 1st – an opportunity for festival goers and locals alike to get around even more live music to wind out the weekend.
The Grampians Music Festival remains dedicated to championing local produce and boutique beverages, with stellar menu options to be unveiled soon. Partnering with the Halls Gap Caravan Park, the festival is offering punters a safe and close option to stay near to the action. Situated a mere three minute walk from the festival site, the Halls Gap Caravan Park is offering spots for $30 for two nights, which includes access to toilet and shower facilities and the camp kitchen.
Full program details are coming soon, however you can start planning your trip out to sunny Halls Gap now, with ticketing details also being announced for next year. A number of packages are available for festival-goers, including 2 Day and Single Day Festival passes, as well as shuttle and camping options for those who want to kick on and camp out under the stars.
PRAISE FOR THE GRAMPIANS MUSIC FESTIVAL
“Who wouldn’t want to roadtrip to the rolling hills of Halls Gap? Sign us up.”
“It’s clear they’ve got the love of discovering music at the heart of GMF.”
“There are three words that sum up Grampians Music Festival – diversity, experience and opportunity.”
Establishing itself as one of the East Coast’s most desirable and unique destination festivals, the Grampians Music Festival has earned its reputation for providing great energy, a safe and inclusive space, and a platform for some of the best musicians and artists to thrive.
Nurturing an environment that makes attendees feel like they’re partying at their best mate’s place as opposed to a huge multi-day festival, the Grampians Music Festival is a unique experience that encourages new memories to be made.
2020 GRAMPIANS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, February 28th 2020 & Saturday, February 29th 2020
Halls Gap, Victoria
12:00pm – 11:30pm
Early Bird Tickets On Sale:
Wednesday, September 25th 2019 9.00am AEST
2 Day Pass Only: $149 + BF
General Public Tickets On Sale:
Thursday, November 14th 2019
2 Day Pass: $169 + BF
Friday Pass: $89 + BF
Saturday Pass: $110 + BF
2 Night Camping Pass: $30 + BF
Shuttle Bus Pass (Unlimited Use): $15 + BF
2 Day Car Parking Pass: $15 + BF