Swamp Creek track list:
2. The Flow & The Motion
3. Awake On The Moon
4. Interlude #1
5. Aliens Of Babylon
6. Interlude #2
7. Supersonic Melodies
8. Interlude #3
9. Swamp Creek
10. Bayside Suicide
12. Interlude #4
13. Told You So
14. Interlude #5
15. Jarmin In The Dark
17. Bad Bad Freddy
18. Interlude #6
20. Interlude #7
22. Food Of The Gods
YOUNG MONKS – SWAMP CREEK AUSTRALIA TOUR
Tickets on sale now from youngmonks.net
Friday 1 June – Mr Wolf, Canberra
Friday 13 July – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane
Sunday 15 July – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday 20 July – Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday 21 July – Brighton Up, Sydney
Sunday 22 July – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Wednesday 25 July – Roundhouse Beergarden, Randwick
Friday 27 July – The Park House, Mona Vale
Saturday 28 July – Waterfront Hotel, Moruya
With his Brisbane and Melbourne (plus international) tour dates already selling out, Australian singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist, Xavier Rudd has added additional shows for both those cities, while also announcing two new WA shows for his upcoming Storm Boy Album Tour. The tour kicks off in Canberra on August 2 (full tour dates listed below).
Rudd’s ninth studio album Storm Boy, is released today via Warner Music Australia and features the previously released tracks Walk Away andTimes Like These. To listen or download Storm Boy, click here.
Xavier spoke of today’s release, “I’m super excited to offer Storm Boy to the world. It’s been an amazing journey making this album, many magical collaborations with talented people and many stories to tell. Some of the tracks I’ve had tucked under my wing for up to 10 years and I’ve waited for the right time to bring them to life. I feel like we captured some magic for sure, we explored new territories/sounds but we also peeled stuff back to its rawest form like my early recording days. I’m proud of this album, happy to share and hopeful folks dig it!”
It’s been six years since Rudd’s last solo release, the ARIA #2 and Gold Certified Spirit Bird, and a lot of things have happened in that time. Storm Boy tracks the journey along the way.
THE STORM BOY ALBUM TOUR
AUGUST 2 – UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA, ACT
AUGUST 3 – UNI HALL WOLLONGONG, NSW
AUGUST 4 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
AUGUST 5 – CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW
AUGUST 10 – NIGHT QUARTER, GOLD COAST, QLD
AUGUST 11 – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD SOLD OUT
AUGUST 12 – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD *NEW SHOW ADDED
AUGUST 17 – ODEON THEATRE, HOBART, TAS
AUGUST 18 – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE, SA
AUGUST 24 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC SOLD OUT
AUGUST 25 – COSTA HALL, GEELONG, VIC
AUGUST 27 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC *NEW SHOW ADDED
NOVEMBER 23 – FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, FREMANTLE, WA *NEW SHOW ADDED
NOVEMBER 24 – 3 OCEANS WINERY, MARGARET RIVER, WA *NEW SHOW ADDED
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Summer may feel like a distant memory here in Australia, but listening to the newest EP from Copenhagen’s M.I.L.K., ‘Maybe I Love Kokomo’, we can’t help but feel like throwing on our swimmers and running down to the surf.
A self-professed love letter to Paris, ‘Maybe I Love Kokomo’ takes us on a sonic trip around the world – stopping off in Jamaica, a beach in Malibu and a sweaty dance floor of a Berlin club.
An amalgamation of Scandinavian alt pop, soul, funk and modern electronica, M.I.L.K.’s sun-soaked new music is fun, refreshing and danceable – the perfect cure to your autumn/winter blues.
The lineup of the Theatre is also closed with three stage performances happening on each day of the festival. It all starts with !..!.Art.Attack.!..! + HH Art Spaces that will present the outcome of an ongoing collaboration. “Relaxation Oscillator” is a piece of visual and sound poetry in which the audience is invited to enter hypnotic states and surrender to the repeating ever-changing circuit.
On the second day, Jose Macabra brings his many influences, from the industrial and noise scenes, together with a legion of related genres such as ritual and the darker flavours of techno, blended with sound art, art brut and experimental music. Ranging from the apocalyptic to the joyous, these genuinely powerful sounds are always challenging in the positive senses of the term, always inviting the listener to explore sonic vistas that break new and ever-fresh ground.
Finally, on the third day, Rotten Sun will present “The Art of Mirrors”, a new performance collaboration between Mia Zabelka (e-violin, electronic devices, alien objects), Kira O’Reilly (live art), Tina Frank (video art) and Lee Adams(experimental dj). Inspired by the eponymous Bataille text, Rotten Sun present their initial explorations in movement, image and psychoacoustics – Art of Mirrors – is an improvisation between four artists who have never before worked together. A gleaming razor’s edge, reflecting back the blank stare of the void.
There is also news regarding artists that will perform at the camping site. Berlin based duo and couple Local Suicide have been releasing music on labels such as HFN, My Favorite Robot, Multi Culti and Bordello A Parigi, running one of the top 10 independent music blogs in Germany, organizing events and touring the world since 2007. Their sound could be described as an energetic fusion of slow techno, post disco, new wave and acid house or as they like to call it “technodisco”.
A great representative of the Portuguese electronic scene, Lisbon based Caroline Lethô will live up to the hype and demonstrate her talent spinning through different genres of high quality dance music.
A new culture has been created, formed by a special audience that is dedicated and interested in the innovative proposals that the festival has to offer and which extend throughout the town of Montemor-o-Velho, the Castle, with the stage and the generative garden, the Camping site and the Theater.
With the bar set very high, Festival Forte’s team transcends itself and embraces the challenge of making each edition more spectacular. The public expects it and deserves it. The artistic choices stand up to this challenge and for the 2018 edition, the complex task of finding those who are at the level of the Forte’s requirements is fulfilled with audacity and determination.
Generative Art continues to be a central element in the creative process of Festival Forte, which will culminate with Jaygo Bloom’s installations in the castle garden and church.
The commitment to sustainability remains a concern, with the implementation of new measures that promote a greener environment, in addition to those already accomplished such as compostable loos, recyclable cups, paperless digital promotion and the cashless system that was awarded a prize in 2017 by the Ministry of the Environment, promoter of the “Sê-lo Verde” program.
We are all set for the most special edition of Festival Forte ever, which is the fruit of the contribution of all those who believe and support it, valuing an obsessive passion for art and innovation.
Tickets & Press Acreditation
General Admissions are being sold in limited quantity for 100€ + commissions on online sales and for 105€ at physical points of sale.
Daily Tickets are being sold exclusively for 40€ on Sonicgoods until the end of May and for 50€/55€ on all platforms from June 1 on.
Official Ticket Seller (No added commissions): Sonicgoods
The General Admission for Festival Forte is valid for 4 days of the Festival and includes free access to the camping site, which is walking distance from the Castle.
Capacity is limited to 5000 people per day due to the space delimited by the Castle Walls.
Photo Credit: Justin Singer
Chastity (aka Brandon Williams) is excited to announce North America tour dates supporting Barcelona’s post-punk darlings, MOURN. The tour begins on July 18 inBrooklyn at Baby’s All Right before making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and many more cities before culminating in a performance at Toronto’s Great Wavelength Festival on August 18. Full list of dates below.
To celebrate the announcement, Williams is sharing an official live video of his song “Chains“. Chastity will be releasing the upcoming debut album, Death Lust, on Friday, July 13th via Captured Tracks.
+ supporting MOURN
Both band members hope that Sun Machine encourages others to see the possibility for transformation in painful experiences of all kinds. “When I got cancer and Alex quit drinking, that was the beginning of a huge journey for both of us,” says Kalmia. “So much of that journey has been about giving myself the freedom to exist on my own terms, believing in my ideas instead of self-editing. I think this album represents both of us allowing ourselves that freedom in a totally new way, and hopefully it’ll give people inspiration to be creative in their own lives, and to just soften up a bit too.”
TOTTY have moved from strength to strength in the past year. The Wollongong trio recently announced their new label home, Ratbag Records (Dune Rats, Skegss, Pandamic) who will be releasing their debut EP Cut The Poppies out this Friday, 25 May.
TOTTY are stoked to announce they’ll be hitting the road in July and August for the Cut The Poppies EP Tour showcasing songs from the EP.
Cut The Poppies EP features Uncomfortable, the infectious lead single about relationships throughout life whether they are romantic or otherwise. It’s also about learning to communicate and to listen to other’s feelings. The single has received radio additions on triple j, Unearthed, featured on Spotify tastemaker playlists and the video was featured as Rage’s Wild One.
They gained recognition shortly after their inception in 2017 and continued to grow as a strong touring band as they accompanied acts such as Ruby Fields and Skegss on sold-outs dates around the country supporting singles, SIGH and RIFF.
Describing themselves as “Dog loving, 90’s fanatics”, Kelly, Chris and Max began working together after meeting through their previous bands and sharing love for all things fuzzy and furry. TOTTY recorded their EP in the backyard shed of Kelly’s house before taking their work to the Grove Studios for completion, being mixed by the bands own Chris Peruch. The result is the sound of a band comfortable in their work environment yet confident in taking the next step in their career.
FRIDAY 13 JULY – SELINAS, COOGEE
THURSDAY 19 JULY – THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY
SATURDAY 21 JULY – THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
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SATURDAY 28 JULY – BOTANY VIEW, SYDNEY
FRIDAY 3 AUGUST – YAH YAHS, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY 9 AUGUST – RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG
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NO MONO NATIONAL TOUR
Supported by Eliott* and Jeffe^.
Tickets at yesnomono.com
JUNE 2 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (VIVID FESTIVAL) – SYDNEY
AUGUST 25 – THE BRIGHTSIDE – BRISBANE*^
AUGUST 31 – JIVE – ADELAIDE*^
SEPTEMBER 1 – JACK RABBIT SLIMS – PERTH^
SEPTEMBER 7 – CORNER HOTEL – MELBOURNE*^
SEPTEMBER 15 – THE STUDIO – DARWIN^
SEPTEMBER 16 – MONTE’S – ALICE SPRINGS^
**Also appearing at Splendour In The Grass**
Their debut track “Canyons” received a warm welcome from fans and writers alike. Now “Tal Uno” shows another facet to the group’s laid-back, hazy, shimmering song-writing as they leave listeners with one last thought – “don’t you think that you can do better”.
While the group now calls Brooklyn home, each member arrived via their own avenue, coming from Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York. Previously, lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay worked as a studio assistant for a sculptor, while Spurge and Noah work at The Lot Radio – a community-run, online radio station – where the three met through a mutual friend and connected with their drummer Dom. And then there’s Sabine, from Brazil via Berlin, who was recruited through a Tinder profile set up by the band to track down a bassist.
“Tal Uno” artwork:
Universalist is the first album by ACT! Baroque, kaleidoscope electronics; material sound for a disembodied world. The energy is optimistic and posi – even naive – a statement of unity in the age of psychic dislocation. 10 Tracks of phosphorus midi and brittle digi textures feel indebted in spirit to the masters of psychic jazz as much as the physical euphoria of the club. Above all, this album belongs to the catalogue of Halocline Trance, yet subtle references connect it to a larger lineage of free sound.
The empty, divine heaviness of songs like Ecstatica / On Patrol invokes Yusef Lateef’s Little Symphony, while the computerized spontaneity of Lava Valley feels somehow connected to Yasuaki Shimizu’s Music for Commercials. Non-musical sounds and evocative melodies sit side-by-side – new psychedelia for love and life in the digital jetstream.
ACT! is a project from Toronto-based musician David Psutka. Building on a diverse body of releases as Egyptrixx, Ceramic TL, Anamai and various other collaborations, ACT! denotes a new chapter of creative output from Psutka and the Halocline Trance label. Universalist follows a prolific string of releases in 2017 with Anamai – What Mountain; Ceramic TL + Ipek Gorgun – Perfect Lung; and Egyptrixx – Pure, Beyond Reproach, and synthesizes recurring themes of materiality and the unifying potential of sound.
Whether you come for the music or for POP’s many segments – Film POP, Art POP, POP Symposium, Puces POP, and Kids POP -the five day event is sure to have something for everyone. For a limited time, the POP Montreal Discovery Pass is $100+tax (regular $300 + tax) Pass includes skip the line access to the whole festival and more! Don’t forget POP Montreal’s warm up to summer, the Marché des Possibles every weekend from June 22 to July 29.