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:
Popular sunglass label Oakley has introduced their new range of women’s activewear products. We often know how difficult it can be trying to stay active during the cold winter months, as well as staying warm whilst looking good. The new Oakley activewear range contains an O Hydrolix technology, which cleverly keeps you both warm and dry. The range offers comfortable workout garments that not only look good but offer you the support, comfort and style that is paramount when purchasing workout wear.
- The Oakley Continuity Bra, with mesh knit panels create a breathable fit, and is perfect for low-impact activities like pilates, yoga and walking.
- The Activation 2.0 long sleeve shirt is made of a stretchy fabric that moves with you, making you feel motivated and comfortable enough to tackle those 5am boot camp sessions.
- The Oakley Work It Out capris offer reflective panels which are perfect for pre-dawn or after-dark workouts. It’s hidden pocket is perfect for storing those small essentials.
The Holbrook Ruby Iridium shades, will protect your eyes from the rising sun and the chilly morning air, offering you a pop of colour to your Oakley activewear ensemble.
For the complete range, head to Oakley online to find out more.
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!
Celebrating the arrival of their new line Black Rope, NEUW held a Black Rope Party at the Abbotsford Convent over the weekend. It was an expected night of drinking Sailor Jerry and Tomoka Beer, with live music performances by Citizen Sex and DJ stylings by Handsome Steve. Black Rope is dark, edgy and inspired by the early days of punk, so fittingly, the night was shrouded in mystery. Check out the social snaps from the night below!
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.
Introducing Nick Campbell Eyewear. Currently in it’s second collection, this eye-wear brand is already a favourite amongst the cool kids of the blogoshpere. With big names like Zanita Morgan, Samara Weaving, Jessie Bush, Margaret Zhang, Sara Donaldson and Carmen Hamilton all rocking these trendy shades.
Nick Campbell‘s uber cool namesake label has been making serious waves in the industry since its beginning in 2012. The label displays a balance between creating unique aesthetics whilst retaining wearability. Nick Campbell’s designs are striking but not obnoxious and are always inherently cool.
The latest collection is a trans-seasonal, unisex collection of modern classics. Campbell mixes bold, retro inspired, acetate frames in black, tortoise, smoke, oyster, butterscotch and cookies & cream with round chrome and brushed metal frames and new shaped aviators with a 60’s Steampunk vibe.
All Nick Campbell Eyewear is handmade and are backed by a lifetime guarantee. You won’t see any garish branding on the arms of Nick’s sunnies either; it runs counter to his philosophy that the frames should speak for themselves.
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“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.
Encouraging a new way of thinking about the humble coconut, Australian owned and operated Coconut Revolution have conveniently covered all your coconut needs from skincare, haircare bodycare and dietrycare.
The coconuts used to create Coconut Revolution products are harvested from the Tapee River basin area in southern Thailand. The oil is cold-pressed from the coconut without any chemicals ensuring the retention of all its naturally occurring nutrients.
The Coconut Revolution range of cosmetic and food products are made with the all-natural goodness of cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil. Around the world, coconut oil is used as a traditional medicine to treat a diverse range of health problems. Only now, coconut oil is now gaining overdue recognition as an invaluable contributor to a healthy lifestyle together with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
How the Coconut Revolution skin and body range cares for your skin:
A Great Moisturiser:
Coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity so it acts as an excellent moisturizer for your skin. You’ll also smell wonderful.
An Effective Emollient:
Coconut oil contains mostly fats, so it acts as an emollient providing a softening and soothing effect for small wounds and itchiness or dryness.
An Excellent Skin Nourisher:
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed into the skin, where they can be directly utilized for nutrition and energy. This provides all the energy your skin needs to heal and maintain itself.
Antiseptic & Anti-Microbrial Effects:
Coconut oil limits the amounts of microbes on the skin, cleaning up various conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and many other skin infections.
A Natural Treatment For Acne:
Coconut Oil has the ability to cure your acne, by killing the bacteria, which causes the problem (acne vulgaris). It also possesses skin-healing properties for wounds like acne and pimples.
Keeps You Looking Younger:
Improves the quality and appearance of skin by eliminating dead skin cells and reducing flaking skin.
The Perfect Massage Oil
As we know the oil can be absorbed into the body very easily, this means it can be a superb massage oil.
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.
Cabin & Cove are the destination for home and wardrobe staples. Run by partners Daniel and Kristen, the couple are driven by their vision to fuse coastal cool with leather and suede essentials resulting in easy and relaxed pieces.
Affordable luxury and timeless-yet-on-trend clothing and accessories is not a common union, yet Cabin & Cove delivers exactly this. They retail a base range of leather goods with regular fresh injections of new clothing and accessories. Featuring mainly on subtle lamb leather or grainy cow-hide leather, the Cabin & Cove stores offers a selection of skirts, shorts, sandals and clutches to delicate lace bras with every piece signed with a touch of Cabin and Cove cool. Kristen’s penchant for leopard lives through Cabin & Cove, aside from leather staples, the online store offers a selection of key leopard print pieces for a dash of panache.
Available from Cabin & Cove also is an endearing range of shoes and separates for kids, the ever growing ‘Mini’ range features leopard print lace ups and metallic booties. Also catering to the house proud, Cabin & Cove also have a selection of contemporary flourishes for the home, their ‘Home’ range unearths a selection of concrete plant pots and handmade macramé hangers to bring the outside in.