Friday February 22, 2019 – Sheffield based, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated BRING ME THE HORIZON are pleased to announce YOU ME AT SIX, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES andTROPHY EYES as the support acts for the ‘First Love’ Australian Tour in April.
BRING ME THE HORIZON have been on a rocket of a journey over the last few years, selling over 4 Million albums globally to date and 2019 is already proving to be an incredible year for BRING ME THE HORIZON following on from an equally as impressive 2018. Their highly anticipated sixth studio album,amo, debut #1 on the ARIA chart, their fourth #1 ARIA album debut. amo marks a huge step for BRING ME THE HORIZON and is easily one of their most exhilarating and genre spanning albums to date. The three singles have amassed 100 million streams and and earned a Grammy nomination for the first single taken from amo; MANTRA.
Joining BRING ME THE HORIZON is British rock band, YOU ME AT SIX. Forming as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, the five-piece have an impressive resume and list of bucket-list performances such as Ally Pally, Wembley Arena and The O2. The band’s latest studio album ‘VI’ became the band’s fifth Top 10 album in the UK (including 2014’s Number 1 album Cavalier Youth). They’ll be returning to Australia in support of ‘VI’, featuring singles ‘Back Again’ and ‘3AM’ which have become instant live favourites
English punk rockers FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES are no strangers to Australian shores. Their explosive, jaw-dropping and energetic live show is not to be missed. Frank Carter is one of the most commanding and mesmerising front men in punk rock. Their third album, End Of Suffering, is the follow up to the savage brilliance of 2015 debut Blossom and Top Ten follow up, Modern Ruin. In an age of say-nothing pop and codified corporate rock, End Of Suffering does what all great music should- lift the spirits and stir the soul.
Australia’s TROPHY EYES had a big year on the back of their third full length album The American Dream, which debuted at #8 on the ARIA album chart. The album earnt a triple j feature album and had praises from critics such as NME, Rock Sound and Kerrang! They have spent the last 6 months touring globally on their own sold out theatre tours and festival appearances.
Tickets for the ‘First Love’ Australian Tour are on sale now.
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Hot on the heels of unveiling the first taste of his exciting new global multi-EP project with feelgood single ‘After The Sun’, Kim Churchill today unveils the song’s official clip, alongside the release date of the project’s first EP titled ‘I AM’ and a slew of national and international tour dates.
Directed by Connor Rancan, the official music video for ‘After The Sun’ was shot in and around Berlin. Armed with a camera, the pair went adventuring throughout the historic city, finding areas including Grunewald Forest, Chemiwerk Rüdersdorf, The Spreepark and Brandenburger Tor, in particular looking for places that were abandoned or re-purposed.
Kim explains the inspiration behind the video as follows:
“It started out as a way to contrast the natural and the man-made, but as we started searching the city and finding things, we noticed that there were so many wonderful examples of nature jumping into buildings, re-taking over what it originally owned”.
Since release, ‘After The Sun’ has been added to triple j rotation and supported strongly via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube Music. It marks the first single to be released from Kim’s unique new project, which will see the celebrated singer-songwriter release four EP’s over time. The EPs were written and recorded in Germany, Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers.
To coincide with today’s official ‘After The Sun’ music video release, Kim has also revealed that his first EP – recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields) – will be entitled ‘I AM’ and be released on Friday May 3.
Kim has further announced a huge run of global tour dates in celebration of the new EP, taking in Germany, South Africa, The Netherlands, France, UK and wrapping up with a national headline run in his native Australia, with stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
‘I AM’ will be available worldwide on Friday May 3
Tickets on-sale at www.kimchurchill.com
FRI 19 APR | LUSH FESTIVAL | CLARENS, SOUTH AFRICA
SAT 20 APR | SPLASHY FEN FESTIVAL | UNDERBERG, SOUTH AFRICA
MON 13 MAY | UNTER DECK | MUNCHEN, GERMANY
TUES 14 MAY | GROOVESTATION | DRESDEN, GERMANY
WED 15 MAY | BADEHAUS | BERLIN, GERMANY
FRI 17 MAY | BITTERZOET | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SAT 18 MAY | NOCHTSPEICHER | HAMBURG, GERMANY
MON 20 MAY | BLUE SHELL | KOLN, GERMANY
TUE 21 MAY | LES ETOILES | PARIS, FRANCE
TUE 28 MAY | JAZZ CAFE | LONDON, U.K.
FRI 7 JUN | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY | SYDNEY, AU
SAT 8 JUN | WOOLY MAMMOTH | BRISBANE, AU
SAT 15 JUN | HOWLER | MELBOURNE, AU
FRI 21 JUN | LION ARTS FACTORY | ADELAIDE, AU
SAT 22 JUN | JACK RABBIT SLIMS | PERTH, AU
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“This Melbourne beatmaker is doing something special.” – Pop Matters
“Dreamy, seemingly effortless culmination of instrumental perfection matched with immaculate sampling” – Stoney Roads
“The genre-defying Aussie artist makes dreamy, summer-party style tunes that get in your head so bad, you’d be silly to not chuck them straight into your Sunday sesh mixes.” – Pedestrian
In March 2018, while thousands of the world’s musical hopefuls descended on Austin for SXSW, Melbourne-based artist and producer Alice Ivy took leave from Rainey Street (where her showcase later in the week would draw a capacity crowd) in favour of a deserted studio in the Texas foothills.
The cause for her absconsion was to lay the foundations of an inspired collaboration with Detroit icon-in-waiting Flint Eastwood, the seeds of which were sewn a couple months and many thousands of kilometres earlier when the pair made fast friends on The Falls Festival in Ivy’s native Australia. A subsequent trip to Flint’s hometown of Detroit and an afternoon spent at Assemble Sound, a historic 1872 church-turned-recording studio complex and ‘Close To You’ was born.
The product of their artistic union is a touch over three minutes of masterful electronic pop piloted along by Ivy’s bold synths and playful kalimba over which Eastwood muses on a romance in-the-making set to the backdrop of her beloved hometown.
To celebrate the release of this new single, Alice Ivy has announced she’ll also be heading out on a ‘Close To You’ National Tour. Supported by her friend, Like A Version collaborator, and the most fearsome force in Australian hip hop, Miss Blanks, the tour will kick off May 17 in Adelaide, and will head to capital and major cities around the country. Tickets are on sale now!
Having released her debut album I’m Dreaming in February 2018 (which was recently long listed for the prestigious Australian Music Prize), electronic producer Ivy has performed more than 50 shows worldwide including Australian national tours with Flight Facilities, Vera Blue & The Jungle Giants, SXSW 2018, Falls Festival & Splendour In The Grass. Alice Ivy’s eclectic signature sound spans sample-influenced soul, hip-hop and electronic pop that she brings to life live as a multi-instrumentalist. With a trio of past singles on high rotation at triple j and a reputation for explosive live performances, Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists.
‘Close To You’ is released digitally worldwide on Friday, February 22, 2019 by Dew Process/UMA (AU/NZ) and Last Gang records internationally.
ALICE IVY ‘CLOSE TO YOU’ NATIONAL TOUR
Supported by Miss Blanks*
Tickets on sale now from aliceivymusic.net
FRI 17 MAY – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE
THUR 23 MAY – UOW UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG
FRI 24 MAY – MR. WOLF, CANBERRA
SAT 25 MAY – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
FRI 31 MAY – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
SAT 1 JUNE – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
SUN 2 JUNE – AT FIRST SIGHT FESTIVAL, NEWPORT*
FRI 7 JUNE – THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
SAT 8 JUNE – MIAMI SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST
*Miss Blanks not appearing
Alice Ivy ‘Close To You’ feat. Flint Eastwood is available now via
Dew Process /UMA
Today, ARIA award winning singer/songwriter Jarryd James, has released the visuals to his latest single, ‘Slow Motion’.
Shot predominantly in Stockholm, Sweden the ‘Slow Motion’ video perfectly echo’s James’ emotive longing of a loved one. Filmed on vintage video cameras the footage also adds a sense of nostalgia and yearning that matches the pining vibe of James’ vocals.
“We managed to shoot a bit of a video for “Slow Motion” with my good friend Kenny Laubbacher while me and my band were in Stockholm for my other very good friend Matt Corby’s tour. The video shows all sides of touring, from the initial rehearsals, the shows and the fun parts you get on the side”, says Jarryd.
Instantly added to triple j, ‘Slow Motion’ has also secured playlist additions on Apple Music’s A List Pop and Spotify’s Front Left, Indie Arrivals, Singled Out and New Music Friday in over 20 countries including Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Jarryd has been in the studio recording his upcoming album and in addition to working with Joel Little on ‘Slow Motion’ he is collaborating with a wide array of musicians and producers that include Clams Casino [A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Lana Del Rey], Cautious Clay [KYLE, Logic], Andrew Wyatt [Miike Snow] and Malay.
Fresh from supporting the European leg of Matt Corby’s The Rainbow Valley Tour, Jarryd is confirmed to perform at the upcoming 2019 SXSW Festival.
The track was recorded by the band in the UK and in their home in Australia, and is about getting outside to find space. It also comes with its own accompanying music video directed and edited by the band and features young Sydney skater Vanessa Miles cruising through the sleeping streets late at night.
breathe shared their debut offering ‘Are You All Good?‘ in late September of 2018. The track peaked at #1 on Hype Machine with features across XLR8, Hillydilly, triple j, Indie Shuffle and more, saw playlist additions across FBi Radio and triple j Unearthed and has clocked more than 2 million online streamsin its first four months.
breathe. is made up of two friends who love making music, taking photographs, shooting film.
Photo credit: Adriana Tangassi
Tijuana-based psych trio Mint Field return with new EP ‘Mientras Esperas’, set for release March 1st via Innovative Leisure. The first single from the record “Jardin de la Paz“ is streaming online now.
In the words of the band themselves, “The ‘Mientras Esperas’ EP comes from a connection between what’s happening in the modern world and how that reflects and affects our minds. “Jardín de la Paz” is about taking a deep breath amidst all of this, it’s about acquiring peace of mind.”
With their 2018 debut ‘Pasar de la Luces’, released on Innovative Leisure Records, Mint Field made an album that couldn’t come from anywhere other than Mexico. It’s a unique combination of psych rock, dream-pop, shoegaze and krautrock, dreamt up and shaped by Amor Amezcua and Estrella del Sol Sánchez under the skies of Playas de Tijuana. Organic, spacious and inhabited, their music was driven by furious drums, dramatic basslines and distorted guitars. One year later, and the band has played more than 80 shows across Mexico, USA and Europe. They’ve played festivals such as Desert Daze, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Ceremonia, SXSW, toured with Ulrika Spacek and have opened for the likes of Courtney Barnett and Franz Ferdinand. Their music was also been chosen by Dior to illustrate its collaboration with the eight Mexican photographers who captured a collection inspired by escaramuzas, Mexican female riders who compete in the male-dominated rodeos.
Mint Field has since become a trio, with bass player Sebastian Neyra joining the band for the ‘Pasar de la Luces’tour. Written on the road and recorded in a couple of days during a stop-off in Los Angeles, Mint Field’s new EP ‘Mientras Esperas’ is more dry, more distorted and more powerful. It captures the essence and the intensity of their live sound and energy. This EP is a reflection of the band’s feelings towards the modern world: the lack of care for nature and what surrounds us, our selfishness towards it and our thoughtlessness of what we are about to loose. It’s about questioning your role, carving your own path and acquiring peace of mind throughout it all.mind through all of this.
See Mint Field live:
2nd March – NRMAL Festival, Mexico City
‘Mientras Esperas’ track list:
1. Ella Se Queda
2. Jardin de la Paz (stream)
3. Vamos Rapido
4. Ver Mas Alla
5. Eclipse Solar
‘Mientras Esperas’ artwork:
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Istanbul dark-wave vanguards Jakuzi are sharing new single “Yangın“, which is taken from their upcoming album ‘Hata Payı’ set for release April 5th via City Slang.
New single “Yangın” (literally translated as “Fire”) deals with the feeling of being stuck and going in circles, singer Kutay Soyocak remarks “My life is in a process of development and I am trying to go somewhere I would like to be. As this process goes on, a personal defect of mine distracts my attention and all of a sudden, I start watching it and that stops me. I am getting passive.” The visuals reflect this, showing Soyocak stuck in a seemingly bugged reality.
Istanbul synth-wave vanguards Jakuzi turned heads in 2017 with the release of their debut album ‘Fantezi Müzik’ which showcased their modern Turkish underground music to the world. This record saw the band go against what you would stereotypically expect from a male-fronted band out of Istanbul – Turkish music is not necessarily known for being a genre where men are introspective – but Jakuzi’s gothic sensibility addressed the personal psychological issues they were facing.
When they originally released their debut on cassette in 2016, no one expected it to leave their circle, especially not the band themselves, but the record was re-released with new tracks in early 2017 via City Slang Records and immediately gained more attention than anyone anticipated. All of this seemed to happen over night, with praise from international outlets like The Quietus & The Guardian and the band also got to play sold-out shows with their musical idol John Maus.
Despite all the positivity that came with this, it came not without issues. The reality for a band in Turkey is challenging, both from an economical and personal perspective. Singing in Turkish for Jakuzi vocalist Kutay Soyocak is important to express himself, but it also means that the opportunities are limited. There are no playlists in for Turkish DIY dream pop dark wave bands, their songs will not be played on the traditional radio shows and there’s no mass market for attending punk shows. Jakuzi will always end up as the outcasts in the corner, even if your plays stack up to over two million. Paving your own path is hard, and not always rewarding.
But Jakuzi were not willing to give up. Arriving two years after their debut, ‘Hata Payı’ (literally translated as ‘’a part of the mistake”) delves deeper and explores further all the feelings that were touched upon in their debut – what it’s like to be a young adult growing up in Istanbul, having success and then having to live up to expectations, being an artist in a country that doesn’t necessarily support your work, managing personal relationships and also addressing mental health. ‘‘Hata Payı’ ’brings a more refined, darker sound to the surface, exploring the human condition.
Speaking about his personal journey creating this record, Kutay said: “I think my melancholy comes partly from where I live. This can be seen in the lyrics. I sometimes feel dark, lost and lonely as everyone. Here, the economy and politics make me feel hopeless sometimes. The future seems blurry but we try to keep our hopes high and continuing what we do. The audience is getting bigger every day and they support us and it is just pure love in our gigs.’’
As a result, Jakuzi are here to offer a home to anyone who has ever felt out of place. Instead of sinking into his personal abyss, Kutay Soyocak croons and purs his heart out on ‘Hata Payı’, which blends elements of dark wave, krautrock, post punk and British early 80s synth sounds in the hope that by confronting and observing his inner demons, he’s able to help himself and also the listeners.
Produced by Taner Yücel and recorded in Instanbul ‘‘Hata Payı’ is about acceptance, acceptance of every community, every gender, every race, ever sexuality and also about acceptance of yourself and dealing with the demons that come with being alive in the modern day.
‘Hati Payı’ track list:
1. Sana Göre Bir Şey Yok
2. Şüphe (video)
3. Yangın (video)
4. Gördüğüm Rüya
5. Kalbim Köprü Gibi
6. Hâlâ Berbat
7. Kendine Rağmen
10. Bir Şey Olur
11. Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu
‘Hati Payı’ artwork:
Prior to this, you may well be familiar to tracks like his Markantonio remix that became something of a Richie Hawtin anthem.
Anthony Castaldo’s style of techno is dark with shadowy atmospherics and fiery aggression well suited to peak time DJ sets. All of the originals on this Intec release fit his trademark sound, and the defining vocals feature as a main focus to give each cut its own personality.
Track three is a dub with a marauding lead sound and deep pads that give it a slightly different sound from the other two cuts on the release.
This is a very well executed release and we very much hope to hear more of Anthony Castaldo’s music on Intec.
You wanted it, now you got it!
TASH SULTANA is an explosive live artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos went viral. Tash was soon selling out major theatres & arenas globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.
Since Tash’s grandfather gifted a guitar at the age of three, the self-taught artist quickly developed a unique style that has people lining up to see around the world. Tash has mastered over 15 instruments, vocals that shine with a magical quality and a live show that needs to be seen to be believed.
The one-person powerhouse started out playing open mic nights on a fake id and busking on the streets of Melbourne, Australia.
Recent accolades include winning an ARIA award for Blues and Roots Album of The Year with ‘Flow State’, over 500M streams, topping the iTunes chart in multiple countries, ‘Jungle’ coming in at #3 in triple j’s Hottest 100, achieving platinum sales for the Notion EP and platinum sales for single ‘Jungle’ which also featured in FIFA 18, winning the prestigious unearthed j award, multiple APRA nominations and recently playing a stand out set at Coachella & Lollapalooza 2018
Tash’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Flow State’ is out now worldwide
Tour Dates At: https://www.tashsultana.com/#ContactId
Jamaica Blue is celebrating the launch of their fresh and tasty limited-edition pineapple themed menu, with free meals and drinks for all pineapple lovers. Showing that the proof is in the pineapple, the franchise chain is giving away free jerk chicken tacos, breakfast bowls, cheesecakes, iced tea and kombucha to anyone wearing pineapple patterned clothing or fashion accessories over five weekends, across the country.
Walk into any boutique or homewares store today, and it is clear that pineapples are having their moment in the fashion spotlight. From printed phone cases to quirky handbags, funny gadgets to amazing swimsuits, the pineapple is front and centre of all the latest fashion must-haves. Whilst fans might only be jumping on the pineapple express now, the prickly fruit has always been central to Jamaica Blue’s story – it was part of the original logo when the brand launched in the early 90s and the fruit is a traditional Jamaican gift given by hosts to their guests as a way of saying welcome.
To celebrate our love for the pineapple and the launch of their exciting new menu, Jamaica Blue is calling on all pineapple enthusiasts who love the tropical fruit enough to wear them. Any customers that can prove they are part of the pineapple tribe by coming down to Jamaica Blue and showing a member of staff their pineapple clothing or fashion accessories (be it on their shirt, hand bag or even skin as a tattoo!) will be entitled to a free meal or drink from the new pineapple menu. Jamaica Blue’s free pineapple offer is available at Jamaica Blue Joondaloop, (WA) on 23 February, Myer Centre (SA) on 2 March, Doncaster (VIC) on 9 March, Bondi (NSW) on 16 March and Indooroopilly (QLD) on 23 March. Each pineapple fan is entitled to one item from the menu, on the specific day in each state.
Embracing the Jamaican tradition of welcoming guests with pineapple, Jamaica Blue’s new menu ensures guests get some pineapple on their plates, with dishes like the Soul Bowl, a pineapple filled with honey flavoured yoghurt, Brookfarm macadamia muesli, dried fruits, coconut flakes and blueberries; The Ya Man! Taco, on grilled roti bread with jerk BBQ grilled chicken, aioli and a pineapple, coriander and crispy cabbage slaw; Caribbean Secret with pina-colada flavoured cream cheese, pineapple, coconut, crumbled shortbread biscuits. Drinks include the Pineapple Punk, a hand-crafted pineapple flavoured Kombucha exclusive to Jamaica Blue, and Reggae Tea, homemade iced-tea, pina-colada syrup, pineapple juice, lemongrass and ginger tea that is half-price at Pine-Appy hour after 2pm.
Jamaica Blue has been a beloved franchising cafe brand in Australia for over 25 years. Today over 170 Jamaica Blue cafes can be found in seven countries. Sourcing the world’s best coffees, using only award-winning beans
from top coffee regions, Jamaica Blue has been recognised with a haul of awards, including 7 medals at the Golden Bean Awards 2018 for their blends.
To try the full Pineapple menu, head into any Jamaica Blue store now.