After winning Triple J Unearthed in 2011, Husky’s debut album, Forever So, has been a favourite amongst the indie music scene. Since then the band has continued to reach new heights, winning hearts with sold-out shows across the country. The band has previously toured with the likes of Neil Young, Gotye, Mumford and Sons, the Shins as well as a year of touring throughout the USA, the UK and Europe.
With a such a successful beginning to their career it comes with great excitement that the band are back, and have officially released their first single, I’m Not Coming Back. The bands entire album is scheduled for a Spring release and in the mean time the band will touring nationally across Australia promoting the new single. The song, and the dates, are below:
Joel Cooper from The Evening Cast had a chat with All I’ve Heard about the bands recent single release and Australia wide tour, here’s what he had to say.
- Firstly, congratulations on only just recently kicking off your Australia wide tour. Where are you most excited to play over the one month that you’re on tour?
That’s a tough question, because honestly every show is shaping up to be amazing! We are playing with some really exciting bands, of which I’m hanging to hear their sets. So I equally pumped for each show! In saying that, i have a soft spot for Byron Bay as a place, so I’m looking forward to playing and hanging out there. Fingers crossed we’ll get some sun.
- Your recent single ‘Questions’ has received a great response from both listeners and industry experts, what was your direction and influence whilst writing this track?
We had a real belief in this song from the start. Every time we would come to it in rehearsal we would get so excited, we were all so invested in the writing process and there was a real buzz about how it was all shaping together. The lyrics became really personal, and the music riffs reflect that perfectly. We wanted to push ourselves and create something that we would be really proud of, and would reflect our ever-growing love for music. The lyrics are personal, the riffs are strong and that’s how we wanted to kick off this new season for us.
3. How did you decide on the concept for the Questions video clip?
There is something about the ocean at the crack of dawn that is incredible. The expanse, the solitude, the stillness, the roughness and the colours. I would often connect the feeling of the song to this feeling of freedom, space and letting go. Sunny Meade is one of my favourite beach coves; so it was nice to let people in to that space, and visually show them that side of the song. My brother Paul, (and guitarist) filmed, directed and edited the clip, so it’s really thanks to him for bringing that image to life.
- You’ve recently kicked off your Australian tour, already having played in Melbourne at the Grace Darling Hotel, what is your favourite thing about being on tour?
Spending time together, playing show after show, meeting people who connect with our music and seeing all our hard work pay off.
- Majority of your gigs are often played to intimate crowds, what do you hope to ignite within your fans whilst they watch your set?
We hope to ignite a moment that they will remember, that will move them or make them laugh, make them feel something they haven’t felt before, make them happy. Music does that to people, and along with our stories, our lyrics and the way we play, we hope to create a night that people thoroughly enjoy!
- With such successful singles under your name, when can your fans expect your debut album?
Very soon. We’ve been holding off writing an album. We wanted to allow time to play around with different sounds and ideas. But it has been very clear to us that the time has come. We’ve never felt so right about it, and we also feel our audience is ready for one too!
- You recently worked with Marty Brown on a Clare Bowditch track, what was that like?
We actually worked with Marty Brown on our own tracks. He has been our producer for the Last 3 Releases now: Questions, Lake and Hunting. He is an incredible producer and we have established an amazing relationship both with Him and Clare over the last five years. To have people of that calibre to bounce ideas off, to help point you in the right direction and to push you further is incredible. We really trust Marty, so we always have open ears to his musical ideas and wisdom! We have had the opportunity of supporting Clare on her last national tour, which was a buzz. There is a lot of love for Clare, and the energy at her shows is phenomenal!
- Within the band who is primarily involved with the song writing process? Or is it a collaborative effort between the five of you?
It’s very collaborative. We love writing together and we each know our strengths, which is important. No one is trying to be the hero; we actually just enjoy creating something together. Then we all own it.
- How does The Evening Cast differentiate itself from other indie pop bands?
We are musicians, who have chosen to do this because we can’t live without it. We aren’t going to break up if we aren’t an overnight success, in it’s our blood and we will be writing music for years to come. We don’t seek a particular genre or sound because of airplay, or what people are diggin, we just play our music, we work hard at it, and hope it connects! Strangely I think that kind of head down, work hard, stick at it has become a point of difference. Bands pop up and disappear again too quickly.
- Where does The Evening Cast see themselves over the next couple of years?
An album under our belt, more shows, more tours, more festivals and more interesting collaborations!
Melbourne based DJ/producer Lil’ Rossco was excited to officially launch his latest mix ‘27 Club’. The tribute mix was three years in the making and consists of nostalgic throwbacks to music legends whose lives ended abruptly at the age of 27. Members of the infamous ’27 club’ feature in the mix and include 44 music personalities who all left their own unique stamp on the industry.
Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among some of the big-name featured in the mix. Lil’ Rossco serves up the ‘27 Club’ release which effortlessly fuses the genres of rock, grunge and jazz with flavours of electro, metal and blues. Choosing not to be constricted by any one style, Rossco is famous for delivering his own unique brand of impressive beat-making, continuing this trademark style with his latest mix.
To celebrate the launch of ‘27 Club’, Lil’ Rossco threw an invite only party, where guests listened to the exclusive mix whilst jamming with the hard-partying legends of years gone by. The mix is now exclusively available for free streaming, downloading and sharing, via lilrossco.com and soundcloud.com/lilrossco.
Check out the social snaps from the event below.
Starting out as a basic means for curator Ed Tripodi to share songs he wrote in his bedroom, Marmalade Ghost has since began to gain plenty of interest within the independent Melbourne music scene.
Singer and song writer Ed Tripodi, created Marmalade Ghost with the intention to produce a stripped back, minimalist approach to conventional recording and writing, whilst maintaining a heavy emphasis on the art of story telling.
The debut single from Marmalade Ghost, This Chest of Drawers, will be officially launched at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne on the 2nd of July. Be sure to check out the work of this budding Melbourne artist.
“I had a friend who kept buying food at lunch time, he was trying to lose weight but kept buying donuts, and we kept on saying, ‘Oh you know, big boys ‘gotta eat!’ I named my demo after that, and then I couldn’t think of a better name for it so I left it as Big Bois Gotta Eat.” Rip It Up.
Triple J Unearthed High finalist (2012) Jesse Davidson is celebrating the release of his debut EP Ocean. The 18 year old Adelaide teen will be touring on his own across June and July, after already having accompanied Ball Park Music on their last tour around the country. Bringing along some special, as yet unannounced guests, this latest bright spark is definitely worth seeing live.
Taking over the world with their 2010 hit track, Big Jet Plane, Angus & Julia Stone are back with a brand new single, Heart Beats Slow. This much anticipated single is one of intricate melodies and intertwining vocal lines. The sound familiar, but also like nothing the duo have done before. Angus & Julia Stone’s self-titled album will be out on August 1, in the meantime have a listen to Heart Beats Slow below. Welcome back A & J Stone.
Hip-hop and electro fusionist Greg Broussard, better known as Egyptian Lover, returns to Australia on behalf of Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) to headline the May edition of their Club Nights series.
Since his 1984 debut, the ‘West Coast Father of Electro’ will be laying down the blueprint for breakdance via his favourite vinyl and the Roland TR-808 drum machine that has become his signature piece of kit. The veteran producer’s influence becomes more widespread as the years go by, thanks in part to a relentless touring schedule that in 2014 has already seen him perform throughout Europe and at Miami Music Week in March. Classic cuts like Egypt, Egypt and Dance have as much dancefloor relevance now as they did when they were written, as evidenced by Egypt’s sets for Red Bull Music Academy in New York City.
Egyptian Lover has his own milestone to mark in 2014. Stones Throw Records will be releasing the Egyptian Lover Anthology, with Egyptian Lover no doubt be showcasing some of that material when he hits Australia shores for RBMA. You can catch the ‘West Coast Father of Electro’ at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Thursday the 8th May with supports from Simon Caldwell, Levins and Silky Doyle. Then on Saturday the 10th of May at Boney in Melbourne, backed up by Australia’s RBMA NYC 2013 participant Julien Love, J-Red, Mike Hunt and C:1.
Keep in mind all the RBMA club night events are free on a first come first serve basis, so RSVP’s are essential! So you’d best click the link below and get in early!
Thursday 8th May:
Goodgod, Sydney, 8pm Egyptian Lover + Simon Caldwell + Levins + Silky Doyle
Saturday 10th May:
Boney, Melbourne, 9pm Egyptian Lover + J-RED + Julien Love + Mike Hunt + C:1
Introducing I Know Leopard, an indie pop outfit hailing from Sydney. Daisy Eyes is the latest single released from their debut EP Illumina, and is distinguished in its melancholic melody. The five piece bands vibe is beachy, mellow and sweet. Coupling dreamy instrumentals and sharp rhythms, I Know Leopard nostalgically ignite 70s inspired pop beats.
The soft melancholic vocals and chilled melodies of Daisy Eyes is enchanting, giving its listeners a breath of fresh heavenly air. The track is refined and mastered beautifully making for a pleasant introduction to Sydney’s I Know Leopard.
“Luke O’Loughlin’s dense and enchanting vocals drifting in and out, coupled with the glittering mass of dreamy melodies and up tempo riffs and percussion is the work of a quality track; and if Illumina follows the same recipe for the rest of the EP then it’s sure to be a solid release, deserving of some serious air-time.” – AdamNotEve