Category: Music

S O U N D S – I N – T H E – S N O W

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Rekorderlig Secret Gig

Electro band Panama have just been announced as headliners of the Rekorderlig Cider Sounds in the Snow, an exclusive alpine music experience held in Thredbo from 2pm on Saturday September 13th, 2014.

Set to bring the party vibe to the Alps, Panama is one of Australia’s finest indie music groups earning global success with their distinguishing synth pop sound. Reigning from Sydney, the boys will arrive on the slopes following an international tour throughout Europe and the USA.

Highlighting an exhilarating snow season filled with Beautifully Swedish festivities, Sounds in the Snow will be a free gig presented by Rekorderlig Cider for all ski and snowboard enthusiasts to enjoy, before kicking back and relaxing at the Rekorderlig hot pools for a European Après experience.

“We are thrilled to announce Panama at Sounds of The Snow. With their electro pop sound, the group are sure to shake up the mountains for an afternoon of great tunes with warm winter cider. Having created the ultimate après-ski environment in Thredbo for the Australian snow season, what better way to close out the winter months than with such a unique experience at Sounds in the Snow” – Nikki Langford, Marketing Manager.

Held during the annual Toyota One Hit Wonder weekend, the music gig will take place by the Rekorderlig Hot Pools at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

Rekorderlig Cider has embraced the Australian winter with open arms and infused our snow season with a true Scandinavian touch. With amazing afternoon chill sessions at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel every Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon from 3pm- 6pm, deliciously warm spiced Winter Cider and Swedish treats, live entertainment, fire pits and a heated outdoor Rekorderlig Hot Pool, the scene is one that rivals the best après-ski that Europe has on offer.

S L E E P Y – D R E A M E R S – S I N G L E – L A U N C H

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Melbourne’s Sleepy Dreamers launched their single Hunk at last Wednesday’s edition of Shady Lane at The Evelyn in Fitzroy. Despite the single not being  available as a hard copy on the night, the four dreamers, Ed, Shannon, Callam and Matt, were enjoying the buzz of their supportive crowd.

Playing their smooth melodic tracks, the live show reflected just how proud and excited the guys were to be playing at The Evelyn. With the official launch of their new single Hunk, the dreamers played an intimate show with their trademark enthusiasm, which we have come to know of this local Melbourne band.

The tracks played throughout the night included the likes of Bike Song, Long Way Down and Stockholm. Favourites amongst the crowd, these tracks soothed the crowd into a feeling of bliss and euphoria. The Sleepy Dreamers quartet are a Melbourne made band definitely worth appreciating.

 

B A N K S

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Electro songstress Banks today released her debut album Goddess, and while it’s been a fast rise for the artist musically, she’s also making waves on the high fashion scene.

Scoring photo-shoots in illustrious titles such as Harper’s Bazaar and Miss Vogue, the star has also been spotted sitting front row at some of the biggest fashion shows of the year. It’s safe to say, Banks has arrived.

So while we’ve been fawning over her tunes,  designers such as Karl Lagerfeld have been sending Banks some fine Chanel attire, not to mention an invitation to sit front row at the label’s Paris show earlier this year.

The 14-track album is full of the smooth beats and gorgeous vocals we expect of Banks. It’s funny to think this is her first album, not just because we’ve been listening to her for yonks, but because her music is remarkably seasoned.

Words sourced from Pages Digital.

 

C L U E – T O – K A L O


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Melbourne-based musician, Clue to Kalo has released his first track, Burning Arrow from his upcoming album, The Motives Records. We’re thrilled to be able to support independent artists like Clue to Kalo by featuring his debut single, Burning Arrow.

 


The upcoming album The Motives Records, will be released digitally towards the end of this month, on September 23. Burning Arrow gives listeners a taste of what’s to come from the album. The track is nothing short of catchy beats, mellow synths and smooth lyrics.

 

Prior to Burning Arrow, Clue to Kalo has been signed with LA’s Mush Records in 2003 as well as in Australia and internationally with The Leaf Label, & Records, Popfrenzy and Spunk. Clue to Kale has also had the privilege of touring the US, Canada and Japan, playing shows with Four Tet, Caribou, and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. With a world of experience already under his belt there is no doubt that, The Motives Records will be another sell-out for Clue to Kalo, as he embarks into his career as a newly independent artist.

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S L E E P Y – D R E A M E R S – H U N K

Indie quartet, Sleepy Dreamers have announced a Melbourne single launch to unveil their new single ‘Hunk’ lifted from their forthcoming second EP.

The boys are proud to announce this hometown single launch, which is to take place on Wednesday the third of September at the Evelyn Hotel. Joining the dreamers on stage will be special guests Seven Year Itch and Young Vincent.

Sleepy Dreamers Single Launch
Wednesday September 3rd
The Evelyn Hotel with Seven Year Itch & Young Vincent
Doors 8pm, tickets $7

Video courtesy of Semple Size

O W E N – R A B B I T

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Catch Release’s latest signing Owen Rabbit and his debut single Police Car which is set to be released on August 1st on 7-inch vinyl. We had a chat to Owen about his upcoming national tour and the release of his debut single.

1.     Your debut single Police Car has just been released on 7-inch vinyl, how has the response been so far?

I’m really happy with how my tune has been received so far. I feel like I’m etching myself a nice little groove into the Australian music scene. The vinyls look really cool as well.

2.     How would you describe your debut track Police Car? What would you like this track to ignite within your listeners?

It’s a sad pop song. When I was writing it I had a lot of time to myself and I was remembering growing up in Perth and feeling directionless and getting in trouble. I hope it makes people feel better when they’re in a bad situation.

3.     Describing yourself as a multi-instrumentalist and producer, how many instruments in total can you play?

On stage I’ve got a guitar, an electric drum pad, a keyboard, a bass synth, another keyboard, a midi controller, which I use to trigger beats and samples and a whole bunch of percussion instruments. I play some other stuff as well. I really want to get a theremin.

4. Other than using bottles and matches, what is the weirdest thing you have used to make music?

I’ve got a travel monopoly set that I use as a shaker. I want to get a gun. Maybe not a real one, one of those replicas. I thought it’d be cool cocking it into the microphone. I might have a bit of trouble explaining that one to the cops if I get pulled over while I’m driving up and down the country heading to shows. I want to get some nice bells as well. Always after new stuff. It’s my birthday round about my next Melbourne show at the Wesley Anneon August 8th. If you wanna get me a present get me something that makes a cool sound.

5.     You no doubt have a talent in combining beats and vocals to create textured yet haunting sounds, who would you say this style is drawn from?

I grew up listening to Bjork, Nine Inch Nails and Aphex Twin. Lately I’ve been really smashing heaps of 90s soul/rnb like Bilal and D’Angelo. I love listening to anything that makes me feel something intense. I’m so into the new Porter Robinson right now. That dude is amazing.

6.     What do you think differentiates your style of music production from other producers within the industry?

I do everything live. I make up all the loops live with my drum pad and a microphone and play instruments. Everything is off grid, so even the samples are played more like a drum machine. I think it gives the whole sound a more organic feeling. Nothing’s so rigid as a lot of electronic music. I think people appreciate seeing where all the sounds come from when I play live.

7.     You are set to begin an Australia wide national tour on the 8th of August, are you excited to be headlining your very own national tour?

Yep yep yep! Stoked! It’s gonna be sweet as. I’ve got some pretty amazing supports all around the country. I think there’s gonna be some great nights of music.

8.     After the release of your debut single and a national tour, when can we expect your debut album?

I don’t want to rush it. I’m aiming to put out another single before the year’s up and then an EP early next year. I have an opportunity to record in Korea at a beautiful studio in Seoul. So even though I’m not doing an album yet, I’ll be putting out some music.

9.     Will your debut album be anything like your debut single Police Car, or should we expect something completely out of the blue from Owen Rabbit?

I’d like to keep doing different things. Even in my live show right now has there’s some pretty varied tunes. I think it’ll be a little darker.

10. Finally, who would you love to collaborate with in the future?

Heaps of people. At the moment I’m collaborating with a really amazing trap producer from Melbourne. Don’t wanna say too much about that one just now but that’ll be out soon. I’d love to work with Shane Koyczan as well. That guy is such a beautiful poet.

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