“The next-gen of voices in Aussie hip-hop who aren’t afraid to broaden the definition of the scene they run in” GQ Australia
“Triple One have been redefining the sound of Australian hip-hop” Redbull Music
“They have this Brockhampton-style energy in the sense of free will and creativity” Zane Lowe (Beats Radio 1)
“A versatile and creative force you can’t take your eyes off” Life Without Andy
“Unexpected – and groundbreaking” Pilerats
Butter ARIA Gold
Sydney supergroup Triple One today share ‘Loverose’, the first single from their highly-anticipated debut album. Watch HERE and listen HERE.
After years of dominating the Australian hip-hop scene, Triple One has finally given fans a glimpse of their first full-length release. That comes in the form of ‘Loverose‘, a reflective yet triumphant single that blends their preference for overcast melodies, venomous bars, and bombastic production. The song features pensive lyrics about sacrifice, the tentative nature of success, and what it means to achieve something in both their personal and professional lives; tying these real-life experiences with other-worldly space metaphors.
The atmospheric video was directed by Tyson Perkins and Marty Bugatti, and reflects the themes of ‘Loverose‘ through a series of alien landscapes, resulting in a cinematic experience housed in an eerie, post-apocalyptic planet. Vocalist Marty Bugatti shares that “Loverose is a song about the flawed nature of intimate love. Humans are an imperfect creation and also mortal. This makes love a lot harder, but also a lot more beautiful.” Producer Billy Gunns describes the track as about “being close to something that you’ve been wanting your whole life,” addressing Triple One’s undeniable ascension throughout the past few years.
Triple One’s debut album is slated for release in the near future. The release of ‘Loverose’ follows three EPs and a torrent of standalone singles that have catapulted the foursome from underground buzz act to garnering national and international acclaim, including their ARIA Gold-certified mental health anthem ‘Butter‘ and radio favourites ‘So Easy‘ and ‘Handyman‘. Triple One’s notoriously chaotic live gigs include a sold-out national tour in 2019, and show-stealing sets at Listen Out, Hidden, and Falls Festival. Along the way, they’ve impressed and surprised with their insatiable, all-consuming appetite to continuously venture into uncharted artistic terrain, and a rebellious desire to constantly fold new sounds and textures into their brand of unbounded, unclassifiable hip-hop.
‘Loverose‘ by Triple One is out now, buy/stream it here.
UK artist Alex Lleo has been creating lush, soulful melodic music since childhood, touring and performing as a teen throughout the UK and Europe at the turn of the decade, then breaking onto the scene with two back-to-back releases in 2018. Three-track EPs Park Studios, JQ and Emanate each caught the attention of fans and industry alike with their raw honesty and contagious mellow vibes, garnering Alex Lleo an international, dedicated fan base. Now the rising artist is thrilled to reveal his first new material in two years, with his stunning new single ‘4:05’ out Friday 10 July via AWAL.
Grounded in acceptance and undulating with reciprocal gratitude for both himself and others, Lleo recalls a moment of introspective clarity on ‘4:05’. Wrapped up in exquisite vocals, a soft tinkering of keys and warm guitar melodies that stick with you long after the final strum, ‘4:05’ is an emotive number as familiar as a home, yet fresh like a long-awaited summer holiday. Recorded in New York City with Alex Lleo’s full six-piece band and produced by Sahil Ansari, ‘4:05’ is a stunning display of Lleo’s uncanny ability to somehow stop you in your tracks and propel you forward in the same breath.
“‘4:05’ seemed a unanimous choice to start us off. I think everyone just instinctively knew how this one needed to be, ‘cruisey’. It also felt pretty fitting from a personal point for me. The idea for this one came during a moment of weird uncertainty about not only my music, but some relationships that had suffered thanks to some poor decision making. This idea of ‘go out for yourself for once’ was set as a sort of reminder to anyone that often puts others before themselves, to take time out and recharge. It was my attempt at trying to acknowledge and thank those people in my life, whilst simultaneously prompting the value of independence for everyone!” – Alex Lleo
Growing up in the small town of Lickey Hills in Worcestershire, England, Alex Lleo has always found inspiration in nature, constantly referencing it in his work and seeking it out in his travels, touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe, and most recently the U.S which lead to recording a bulk of new material in New York. Cutting his teeth with a formative residency in the alps of Norway, Alex Lleo’s seasoned musicianship has since seen him support the likes of Leif Vollebekk and Matt Corby, plus headline his own shows in Scotland, and back home at London’s famous St Pancras Old Church.
Biordi Music is proud to present Pistol Pete & Enzo’s first new release under their label ‘The Top’. The new single, which goes by the same title – ‘The Top’ – is out now and is the beginning of a new journey for the Australian rap duo, who have returned harder and stronger than ever.
Pistol Pete & Enzo are well known within the industry for their raw and lyrical bars and ‘The Top’ remains true to their style while also showcasing a more diversified version of themselves. Through the new single it is evident that one of their greatest strengths in the Rap Game is the use of word play. From one-liner puns such as “Put ‘em on the board cause they’re never gonna notice (know this)” to references from renown Disney movies, “if they’re lying (lion) about the king then they can get scarred,” the duo have no trouble piecing together sophisticated and unique lyrics. ‘The Top’ delivers a strong message of resilience and perseverance, an insight to their life and come-up as they make a significant return to the scene.
Pistol Pete & Enzo say, “’The Top’ is a track that showcases our versatilities in the current Australian rap game. Being in this game for some time now we’ve copped lot of love but also a lot of hate. In this track we are stating that ‘The Top’ is where we are heading regardless. This track is uplifting and has a feel-good vibe, but at the same time we stay true to our ways and we still talk our talk. ‘The Top’ is just the start of our new journey and in due time we will be there!”
‘The Top’ is released through Biordi Music, written by Pistol Pete & Enzo and produced by RELYT.
Multidisciplinary Geelong-based folk artist Momoko Rose announces single release for introspective art piece, ‘Humans Weep’, a product of the $10,000 Emerging Artist Grant awarded to the Rose in 2019 for Queenscliff Music Festival.An artist unafraid to explore wounded subjects and raw emotions, Rose navigates current family trauma and the uneasy revelations that are uncovered from past estranged maternal circumstances. Through assessment and acceptance of her childhood and unfortunate household breakdown resulting in financial hardship, Rose birthed ‘Humans Weeps’, a web of misery built by social constructs and existential conflict.
“‘Humans Weep’ is written from the perspective of being overwhelmed with life to the point of apathy. The simple opening lyric “Duller than a bad dream, not even tragic like a movie scene” sums up how sometimes life can deal you a bad hand that you can’t even extract any drama or poetry from, it just leaves you raw,” Rose explains.
“I wrote this song in what was the aftermath of an extremely overwhelming family conflict, which caused a complete paradigm shift in my outlook on life. It was a surreal feeling because even though I had clarity and felt better than I had about myself since I was born, I also truly thought that I could not feel or lose any more than I already had at the time. It’s pretty devastating for anyone to realise that while their childhood obviously had issues (which is normal) it was still not as great as we thought or would have liked it to be. These realisations and sense of loss from everything happening left me breaking down into tears most days, then every week and then every so often until I could regain a sense of stability. If not for my partner and close friends, I don’t know if I would have made it through this trying time. Braving this has given me a newfound confidence and I now accept what has happened to me without regretting the decisions I have made along the way. While ‘Humans Weep’ may not specifically be about these events, it was definitely birthed from them and their context which marks a pivotal point in my life.”
Written in 2018 and recorded late last year in the home studio of Isaac Barter (Didirri, BATTS) with her permanent band, Rose explores a new sonicscape, aesthetically trying to capture dawn/dusk as a landscape through sound with warm mellow guitars contrasting cold violins, still cricket sound grabs and intimate melodies.
“Sonically, this was a pretty new direction for me. From the beginning, I wanted to convey a sense of monotony in the song due to its themes of apathy towards life. I tried to do this by only moving between two (sometimes three) chords for the majority of the song through the verses and with these specific chords the only change between them is one note moving by a semitone,” Rose says.
“This was a purposeful choice which was honestly pretty restraining for me as I normally try to embellish songs with chord/key/rhythm changes, so to keep it interesting was a challenge. However, this lets the lyrics shine through which I believe are the strongest part of the song. Overall, the sonic vision for this song is an audible departure from the acoustic nature and intensity on my debut EP.”
Humans Weep will be available for streaming on all major platforms and will likely be on an upcoming EP titled “Anticlimactic Girl” set for release in 2021
Adelaide indie songwriter Josh Kroehn is marking his first release for 2020 in the striking ‘Never Found’. Letting his natural tone and lyrics take prominence, the acoustic driven song is an evocative release from the young artist, who is continuing to define his creative identity on record.
With influences ranging from Ben Howard to City and Colour and Bon Iver, it is clear that Josh Kroehn holds particular focus when it comes to articulating his songwriting in an especially emotional way. Previous releases have praised Kroehn for his musicality as a guitarist and depth as a songwriter, while ‘Never Found’ is showing maturity in his output.
Recorded at Island Studios in Adelaide, ‘Never Found’ came together at the end of last year, documenting personal change and realisation. Releasing this music in a period of lockdown and forced self-reflection, Kroehn acknowledges the significance of the song to him now. “I’ve found that the more I stay true to myself, the less involved I feel in certain relationships and friendships. I feel like in the past, I’ve tried becoming something I’m not in order to keep people happy, which I don’t want to do anymore as it took its toll on my own happiness.”Josh Kroehn
‘Never Found’ is one of the songs that Kroehn has incorporated into what will become his debut album, which is starting to take its final form. Until then, Kroehn is using this opportunity to introduce himself to more listeners and preparing for post lockdown music and touring opportunities. Along with the release of his new single, a music video for ‘Never Found’ accompanies. “The music video was directed, filmed and edited by myself. It tries to tell the story of how times have changed and I am a different person now, who perhaps was never a different person at all, but rather was led by a desire for acceptance.” Josh Kroehn
PRAISE FOR JOSH KROEHN
“His artistry is truly one of a kind and you can’t find another Josh Kroehn anywhere else” Buzz Music
“The Adelaide based musician crafts rich, textured rock tunes that stretch out far beyond any particular genre…” Happy Mag
“A modern exposition of confessional rock.” AMNplify
Diving straight into the strong and driving rock influences, Sydney’s Marvell are back with another bright single for 2020 in ‘19 Homes’. The track comes at a turning point for the group, as they anticipate a brand new chapter for the band looking ahead at new music.
For fans of bands including Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters or Boy and Bear, Marvell have distilled a charming, rogue-ish energy into the new single, making ‘19 Homes’ an immensely fun track to sink one’s teeth into. A familiar sound for those schooled up on the five-piece’s raucous style, ‘19 Homes’ is also a perfect introduction for any newcomers to the Marvell fold.
Recorded with award-winning producer and composer Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler, Dan Sultan) out at Red Moon Studios in the Macedon Ranges, ‘19 Homes’ is a result of sessions spent refining and continuing to define the sonic identity of the band. Off the back of March’s ‘Brainwash’ release, and with more music still in the wings, ‘19 Homes’ provides a great snapshot of where the band is now.
Pouring a love of classic songwriting in with fresh and contemporary indie-rock influences, Marvell’s music is grounded in melody and emotional storytelling. Between brothers Max and Tom Marvell’s distinctive vocals and a rhythm section that is relentless in its energy, Marvell is coming through stronger than ever as the music community continues to rebuild and take steps back into the spotlight, as lockdown restrictions ease.
The band worked with director Tom Muir and producer Daniel Pollock in bringing the music video for ‘19 Homes’ together – taking the idea of an open house and turning it on its head, flourishing into a fun, house party setting instead. Yearning for the time where we can do it again in real time, the video serves as a little substitute for what is on the horizon.
PRAISE FOR MARVELL
“This one is passionate and has me thinking of Stereophonics. A big sound from Marvell.” Triple J, Declan Byrne
“They definitely left some debris in the Canberra music scene and it left us wanting more!” BMA Mag
Back in April, local label Tremorverse Records put the call out for music students across the globe to take part in an isolation curation of sorts, for a chance to be featured on their compilation album Songs From Home. Created in collaboration with Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute, Songs From Home brings together emerging artists from Music Institutions throughout the world to share songs created in response to the unprecedented times we’ve found ourselves living in.
Music students responded and we are proud to release an 11-track album, traversing everything from neo-soul to alt-folk, and electronica to ambience. With songs to soundtrack either the deepest of meditations or the loudest of house parties, Songs From Home presents a powerful snapshot of the immense creativity of our extended music community, with something for everyone surely to be found in its tracklist.
TREMORVERSE COMPILATION SONGS FROM HOME TRACKLISTING
1. ‘On Hold’ – Trad Ukiyo 2. ‘Modern Logic’ – Eve.
3. ‘Lately’ – ReWire
4. ‘Tremor2020’ – Hack
5. ‘Heat’ – Icy, The Freeze
6. ‘No Face’ – No Face
7. ‘AM Meditations’ – Jameson Clarke
8. ‘Alpine Camp’ – The Nice Age 9. ‘A Song Of Songs’ – Jödanr
10. ‘Lord I Believe In You’ – Tony Thomas
11. ‘Are You Still There?’ – Keka Oetro
The compilation’s focus tracks feature songs and first releases from some artists including ‘On Hold’ by Melbourne neo-soul four-piece Trad Ukiyo, the lo-fi RnB mantra of ‘Modern Logic’ by Eve., the dreamy self-titled sounds of No Face, plus Hack’s dancefloor filler ‘Tremor2020’, and ReWire’s Stevie Wonder cover of ‘Lately’. The album obliterates genre boundaries by exploring the many multimodal soundscapes that music students have to offer.
“We are honoured to be apart of ‘Songs From Home’ — a wonderful initiative bringing creatives together, during what has been nothing short of an eventful 2020.
‘On Hold’ represents a journey of self reflection and solace. It could be a time, place, person; be what it may, we hope it serves as a vessel for inner peace and resilience. Thank you again to Tremorverse Records for this opportunity.”
– Gabrielle, Adriano, Brandon and Fergus (Trad Ukiyo)
Songs From Home is available to stream via AWAL from Friday 10 July, with all funds raised from the compilation going directly to the students involved, giving these emerging acts a leg-up through this time of great difficulty. So head to Tremorverse Records’ Bandcamp page and be sure to snag yourself a copy!
The Lemon Twigs have done it again with another shot of adrenaline straight into the vein of the American pop scene. ‘Live In Favor Of Tomorrow’ is a euphoric dance in the clouds which brings you close enough to God to slap him five. Time is an antiquated illusion when you play this puppy loud. Judy Garland twerks on Galileo to the sound of jangly guitars and drumming we haven’t heard since Jerry Lewis jammed with Lars Ulrich at Woodstock 2069. Every-day horror is a day at the beach in the land of the infinite. Is that a mushroom cloud, or the Buddha doing a cannonball at his holy summer pool party? These are the kinds of thoughts likely to ripple through your mind during the song’s relentless 3 minutes and 24 seconds. So take your shirt off and take a dive into infinity with The chosen Lemon Twigs.
The D’Addario brothers wrote, recorded and produced the forthcoming album entirely on tape at their Long Island home studio, Sonora Studios in Los Angeles, and Electric Lady in New York City. ‘Live In Favor Of Tomorrow’ is preceded by “excellent” (Flood) lead single ‘The One‘ and “thrilling” (NME) sax-driven single ‘Moon.’ Songs For The General Public is out August 21 on 4AD / Remote Control.
The prodigiously-talented duo first emerged as The Lemon Twigs in 2016 with their debut LP Do Hollywood, whose show-stopping melodies mined from every era of rock quickly earned fans in Elton John, Questlove, and Jack Antonoff. Go To School, the ambitious 15-track coming-of-age opus, followed in 2018 and solidified the band’s reputation for building grand walls of sound around an audacious concept.
The 12-track album will be released on August 21 digitally and on CD, limited translucent red vinyl (only available via indie stores and the 4AD Store) and standard black vinyl. Pre-order here: thelemontwigs.ffm.to/songsforthegeneralpublic
The Lemon Twigs – Songs For The General Public
1. Hell On Wheels
2. Live In Favor Of Tomorrow
3. No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met)
5. Somebody Loving You
7. The One
8. Only A Fool
10. Why Do Lovers Choose Each Other
11. Leather Together
The Lemon Twigs – Songs For The General Public is out Friday 21 August via 4AD / Remote Control Records
DMA’S release new album THE GLOW and share new single ‘Criminals’
Due to unprecedented pre-sale demand – six new & final shows added, 18 dates in total! Tix on sale today at noon
The band appeared on The Project last night – watch here
DMA’S will hold a virtual album listening party with fans tonight at 9.30pm AEST via their Facebook & YouTube
DMA’S Live – THE GLOW special airing at 3pm on Channel 9 tomorrow (Sat 11th July)
Today it is with great excitement that I OH YOU present DMA’S highly anticipated third studio album, THE GLOW, with a spotlight on the band’s new single ‘Criminals’.
Recorded and mixed by multi-Grammy Award winning producer Stuart Price (The Killers, New Order, Madonna) at the historic Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, THE GLOW is a step up for the band in every sense. With two top #10 ARIA albums, 4x ARIA-nominations, and multiple ARIA Platinum and ARIA Gold singles already under their belt, THE GLOW marks a leap forward for DMA’S that is bigger, bolder and brighter than ever, and shows just how far they’ve come.
DMA’S 2016 debut album Hill’s End was recorded in guitarist Johnny Took’s rundown Newtown apartment, where they would start the day by flipping a mattress up against the wall in an attempt to block out the traffic noise from a nearby highway. This time, working with one of the world’s most renowned producers (in a studio once frequented by Quincy Jones) the band were able to take their song writing to the next level, resulting in an anthemic pop record that sees the band fulfil their world-class potential with a collection of songs destined for arenas. From the New Order meets Pet Shop Boys dance vibes of ‘Life Is A Game Of Changing’ to the heartfelt, Lennon-esque ‘Learning Alive’, THE GLOW is a collection of fresh, impassioned songs that push the boundaries of what DMA’S “are” while proving their unwavering ability to write sensational and timeless songs.
THE GLOW’s huge first single ‘Silver’ debuted into the world in late 2019 and has become DMA’S fastest streaming song to date (with over 8.5 million streams in the space of a few months). Quickly championed by fans across the country, ‘Silver’ was voted #20 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019 (their 6th consecutive year in the countdown). Follow-up single ‘Life Is A Game Of Changing’ took the band to another level, premiering on the UK’s BBC Radio 1 and landing ‘Record Of The Week’ on the UK’s Radio X, later receiving official remixes from dance royalty Orbital, Melbourne producer Willaris. K and Martin Buttrich.
The album’s title track ‘The Glow’ was added to Daytime Playlist at Radio X, and latest single ‘Criminals’ which premiered via Richard Kingsmill on triple j earlier this week, is proving to be one of the biggest pop moments on the record.
“This song is my favourite off the record, I love the way it turned out and we had a lot of fun recording it.” – Tommy O’Dell
THE GLOW has seen plenty of early support from the likes of The Sun (UK), Dork, Q Magazine (4 stars), Uncut (7/10), Clash (8/10), NME AU, Rolling Stone AU and Consequence of Sound. This week has been a huge release week for the band, seeing them appear on The Project, The Today Show, Triple M Hot Breakfast, ABC TV and across daily newspapers, with much more to come!
8/10 “One of the most riotous new live bands, DMA’S have managed to bring that energy to the studio and fully deserve to bask in the glow of their success.”
– Long Live Vinyl
“An album evenly weighted with dance elements and full-blown pop excitement.”
– The AU Review
4/5 “Amid another hatful of huge choruses, this third LP delves deeper into the deft shoegaze-y texturing of synths and guitars the trio started on 2018’s For Now.”
– Q Magazine
8/10 “Stimulating and surprising, it is a remarkable result that allows guitars to count as much as the inclusion of digital beats and sequencers, and one where pop sensibility is as essential as exploration.” – Clash
8.5/10 “The Glow isn’t just another album in the band’s discography. It sounds like a coming of age, an album that is limitless in its imagination and one that defies genre limitations..The Glow combines different musical styles that showcases the Australian trio at their very best.” – The Line Of Best Fit
4/5 “Every moment of ‘The Glow’ sees the band step up…It’s not just the music that’s on another level: lyrically, ‘The Glow’ sees DMA’s at their most vulnerable, most excitable and most inspiring…‘The Glow’ is a hyper-charged record of dance and decadence. A bold step forward that sees DMA’s coming into their own.” – NME
To celebrate the release of THE GLOW, this week DMA’S announced an intimate run of stripped-back shows at Sydney’s Factory Theatre in July/Aug. Due to unprecedented pre-sale demand for the first 12 dates revealed, last night the band added an additional and final six shows. In line with updated regulations around live entertainment, the band will be playing to limited capacity crowds, with the multiple shows giving more fans a chance to be some of the first in the world to hear their new material live for the very first time. Tickets go on sale today at noon, head to frontiertouring.com/DMAS for tickets.
Having performed a sold out show at London’s iconic 5,000 capacity O2 Academy Brixton before the world went into lockdown, these new dates are DMA’S first gigs in many months, with local fans scoring the chance to be the very first in the world to witness the band’s latest material live on stage. Those eager to remember the joy of DMA’S live can tune into Channel 9 this Saturday (Jul 11) for a very special screening; ‘DMA’S Live – THE GLOW’ at 3:00PM AEST.
From bedroom recordings and Sydney pubs to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the biggest names in music, THE GLOW is a record about embracing change and taking risks. Every achievement is the result of DMA’S unwavering dedication to their craft. THE GLOW sees the band expand the limits of their production style and use of texture and sound, while still retaining the integrity of who they are as writers. And boy, has the risk paid off.
Tune into DMA’S Facebook and YouTube tonight at 9.30pm AEST to join Tommy, Johnny and Mason for a virtual listening party, as they live stream THE GLOW in full for the first time and take questions from fans throughout.
UNPLUGGED & INTIMATE
JULY & AUGUST 2020
Presented by Frontier Touring, I OH YOU and Secret Sounds
Thursday 30 July | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Friday 31 July | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Saturday 1 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Thursday 6 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Friday 7 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Saturday 8 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Thursday 13 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Friday 14 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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Saturday 15 August | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+
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THE GLOW DMA’S
Album out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream here
THE GLOW tracklisting:
1. Never Before
2. The Glow
4. Life Is A Game Of Changing
7. Learning Alive
8. Hello Girlfriend
10. Round & Around
QLD Gold Coast-based artist Black Rabbit George has just revealed the release date for his new album ‘Warren’ (due August 28) and his mesmerising new single ‘Fingers Radio’ – produced and mixed by the artist himself at his home studio.
‘Fingers Radio’ is a dreamy melting pot of psychedelia, folk and indie-rock. The sweeping track is driven by its steadfast rhythmic section, deft guitar work and ethereal vocal melodies that hover elegantly above. Unwavering from start to finish, ‘Fingers Radio’ never loses its momentum and immerses the listener into a pensive dream like state.
The Black Rabbit describes the motivation behind ‘Fingers Radio’:
“I spent a lot of time isolated at home toying with ideas I’ve had over the years. I’ve pretty much lived in the studio for the last 6 months, just toying with where I can take the things I’ve learnt and how they all make sense together. ‘Fingers Radio’ is one of the songs that came from these sessions.”
Black Rabbit George is a new incarnation for Tijuana Cartel’s guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul George. It’s an opportunity for Paul to further explore the acoustic guitar that is at the heart of Tijuana Cartel and to pursue his long-time interest in folk and roots music.
“Tijuana Cartel remains a core driving force in my life and I’d never want to leave it behind,” explains the Black Rabbit. “But at the same time, I want to follow a path that embraces the great loves in my life: my guitar and the wealth of stories that life simply places in your way.”
Black Rabbit George’s previous releases have been strongly supported by the likes of triple j, Double J, FBi Radio, PBS FM, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, Radio Adelaide, Bay FM and online blogs. He’s toured the country extensively multiple times and earned himself a small, but cult like following that come out in droves when he’s performing.
Honour Bon Scott and 40th anniversary of Back in Black…
Live streaming the awesome Acdshe Australia from 8pm!
On Saturday 11 July at Cherry Bar we honour Bon Scott with a special performance from our favourite (and the best!) AC/DC tribute act in the world Melbourne’s own AC/DSHE featuring the one and only Laura Davidson on lead vocals. On this unmissable night of rock AC/DSHE will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of ‘Back In Black’, the album dedicated by Angus and Malcolm Young to their fallen hero Bon Scott, by playing the album live track-for-track followed by blasting through some of the very best of Bon Scott’s unforgettable AC/DC bangers.
Live stream from 8pm in the comfort of your own home, direct from the Cherry stage!
Join us (online) on Wednesday July 15th as we live stream Davey Lane, direct from the Cherry stage! We’re delivering sensational performances every week whilst the COVID battle continues, beamed out from the live music capital of the world…
With a now two decades on lead guitar for You Am I along with fronting neo-mod rockers The Pictures, Davey Lane should need no introduction. Outside of these vital contributions, he remains an in-demand mercenary for local and international greats the like of Crowded House, Jimmy Barnes, Todd Rundgren, Vika & Linda Bull, Robyn Hitchcock, The Saints and one off supergroups such as The Wrights. Collaborative efforts that assist in the development of his craft, Davey continues to display a knack for true pop sensibilities, big choruses and a surreal turn of phrase.
Taking time out from the studio finalising 3rd LP “Don’t Bank Your Heart On It”, this performance is not to be missed!
International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music, will present and publish the findings of the annual IMS Business Report on Thursday July 16 at 17.00 BST in an interactive Zoom webinar. The report will feature full and detailed data on the last twelve months in the electronic music industry, including the impact of the global pandemic and the total value of the industry pre and post virus.
For the first time in its ten year history the report will be debated, examined and fully dissected in a live debate directly after the sixty minute presentation by author Kevin Watson. Moderated by Billboard Dance EditorKatie Bain, the analysis will feature commentary and insight from leading industry experts, to be announced next week.
The IMS Business Report is an annual leading study that provides vital statistics on the growth of the electronic music industry across the previous twelve months. Used by professionals across the industry and referenced in widespread news reports and studies, it is an essential tool for the electronic music business. The 2020 edition will reveal the impact of the pandemic and illustrate how the electronic music industry has reacted to this turbulent and unprecedented year, helping to steer decisions that will lead to future recovery.
The report will provide a global snapshot and examination of many areas of our sector, including information on artist income, festival and club cancellations, growth markets, DSP’s, the impact of streaming and associated revenue and how electronic music is competing for a share of the global music ecosystem against other genres including Hip Hop and Rap.
Comprised of three sections, ‘In Review’ will highlight the electronic music business year pre COVID-19, including recorded music, DJs & live acts, clubs & festivals and companies & brands. ‘2020 So far’ will examine the direct impact of the pandemic, finally ‘Industry Value’ will reveal the all- important estimated value of the global electronic music industry, which in 2019 stood at $7.2bn.
Participants of the interactive webinar will be able to engage with the assembled panel of experts, ask questions, provide opinions and vote in polls. Webinar places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis, to join the conversation click here. The presentation and debate will also be lived streamed on IMS and Billboard Dance Facebook pages for those unsuccessful with registering for a webinar place.
DATE: Thursday 16 July TIME: 17.00 BST / 18.00 CEST / 12.00 EDT / 09.00 PDT LINK TO REGISTER: Click here
As the release of his ‘L.A.’ album continues to draw closer, Tensnake is keeping his fans on the edge of their seats with yet another extraordinary record. The fourth album single to see its release after ‘Rules’, ‘Automatic’ and ‘Somebody Else’, ‘Strange Without You’ (feat. Daramola) sees the German studio magician touch down on leading dance music label Armada Music with one of his most personal records yet.
Only adding to the sheer diversity of his ‘L.A.’ album, Tensnake’s ‘Strange Without You’ is as musically magnificent as you can expect from its creator. With lush background pads, sounds that harken back to his early hit ‘Coma Cat’ and radiant, relatable vocals from Daramola working wonders in tandem with the beefed-up beats, this multifaceted record is tailored to deliver the best possible dance floor experience at any time or place.
‘Strange Without You’ is a very personal song for me. I wrote it after a breakup and the idea was to combine into one song the excitement of beginning a new relationship and the strange emotional state you often find yourself in after a breakup. Daramola captured the vibe perfectly and translated it into a bittersweet love song you can also dance to.” Tensnake
Daramola, the Nigerian, Miami-based singer, songwriter and music producer who charted on Billboard several times and produced for multiple artists including Grammy award-winning rapper Lecrae, added:
“Tensnake sent me the record and I immediately knew where to take it. His music resonated with my sound and my vibe; everything came so naturally.”
After getting his first taste of critical acclaim in 2009 with his ‘In The End (I Want You To Cry)’ EP, Tensnake has been cementing his status as a dance music pioneer every step along the way. The Hamburg-born DJ, producer and label boss secured U.K. chart success with 2010 single ‘Coma Cat’, officially remixed songs from the likes of Aloe Blacc (‘I Need A Dollar’, 2010), Lana Del Rey (‘National Anthem’, 2012), London Grammar (‘Hey Now’, 2014) and Duke Dumont (‘I Got You’, 2014), collaborated with Nile Rodgers, three-time Grammy-winner Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora and more for his debut album ‘Glow’ in 2014, and snatched up over 70 million streams on Spotify to date. And now with a brand-new artist album in the pipeline, Tensnake is taking all the right steps to ensure that this year will be his best one yet.
Tensnake ‘Strange Without You’ is out now on Armada Music
The oh so amazing and not so new kid on the block Isabel Wood delights our ears and touches our souls with her fresh new atmospheric Pop/Indie track ‘Mind Reader’ an emotionally immersive song from a talented songwriter that unveils Isabel’s frustration with people not expressing what they’re thinking, a topic that resonates with people from all walks of life.
Hailing from the beautiful Sunshine Coast – Australia, Isabel’s tranquil vocals, honest, open and revealing lyrics coupled with her delicately woven melodies intertwine to take the listener on climatic ride of musical wonder.
‘Mind Reader’ Premiered on Triple J on the 8th of July to a howl of praise from music listeners across Australia and the world.
Keep your ears peeled and your eyes wide open as Isabel Wood has many more musical blessings on the way.
Produced by Tom Eggert (of MTNS), mixed by Aidan Hogg (Jaguar Jonze) and mastered by Grammy Award winner William Bowden.
Daddy’s Groove are keeping the music coming through thick and thin, bringing some serious heat with the release of ‘Everyone’ on Heldeep Records, following in the footsteps of their previous smashes on Oliver Heldens’ label like ‘Addicted To Drums’ and ‘Been A Long Time’.
‘Everyone’ wastes no time in getting down to business, with a filtered snare roll build and meaty claps surrounding a commanding vocal sample taken from the legendary queer and trans ballroom scene of New York that has influenced many producers, artists and fashion designers over the years. We’re then slammed hard into an undulating bass groove which is punctuated by big tribal drum hits, pitched and reverberated in intense fashion. The sassy vocal drives the track forward with its dance move instructions, and the intense build-up midway through the track brings a warped synth into play that also recalls more classic New York vibes – the sound of ‘90s tribal house. It’s a chunky, hard-edged track that will pulverise any dancefloor.
Currently sitting at #92 in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, the Italian duo have co-produced and remixed the likes of Axwell, Lady Gaga, Sia, Bruno Mars, Usher, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Sean Paul. They have scored several Beatport Top 10 hits, and it sounds like plenty more are on the way.
‘Everyone’ is out now on Heldeep Records!
About Heldeep Records:
International superstar Oliver Heldens founded Heldeep Records to create a platform to showcase the new music of budding producers after receiving 1000s of demos. Since 2014, Heldeep Records has grown from a modest imprint into a fully-fledged label, featuring respected mainstay acts like ALOK, Chocolate Puma, & Dada Life as well as hosting stages at leading festivals across the globe like Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Electric Forest, Spring Awakening Music Festival and South West Four. Heldeep artists are showcased weekly on Heldeep Radio, which is syndicated across 91 stations, in 66 countries and reaches 118 million people a week.