AIRLING RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘GIVE ME ALL YOU GOT’

Airling has released her third single, ‘Give Me All You Got’, taken off her upcoming debut LP Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream, out via Pieater on April 28. This follows the release of previously shared singles ‘Move Me’, ‘Not A Fighter’ and the stripped back album track, ‘A Day In The Park ft. Tom Iansek’.

Written in half an afternoon with band-member and co-producer, Graham Ritchie, ‘Give Me All You Got’ is another example of Shepherd’s soaring vocals and signature pop sensibilities. Listen to ‘Give Me All You Got’ below.

Pre-order Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream digitally or on vinyl now before it’s official release out via Pieater on April 28.

AIRLING ALBUM TOUR 2017
Supported by Jack Grace
Presented by triple j

Fri 19 May – Jive – Adelaide (TIX)
Sat 20 May – Babushka – Perth (TIX)
Sun 21 May – Mojo’s Bar – Fremantle (TIX)
Fri 26 May – Civic Underground – Sydney (TIX)
Sat 27 May – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane (TIX)
Sat 3 June – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne (TIX)

Grab tickets via airling.net

MID AYR UNVEIL POCKET HER EYES VIDEO

Having released their second EP Elm Way on April 21, Mid Ayr has revealed the video for their latest single Pocket Her Eyes. Directed by Thomas Calder of  Tinker Films (The Trouble With Templeton) the frenetic showpiece is a non-linear visual of night time madness, uncovering the darkness within.  The video comes ahead of Mid Ayr’s first east coast tour this April and May, and follows on from their acclaimed 2016 self-titled debut EP which featured Letting You In, the #1 most played Australian track at triple j.
The Brisbane two-piece comprised of Hugh Middleton (Guitar/Vocals) and Zac Moynihan (Drums) master the art of gritty production, heavy-driving drums, dissonant guitar bends and grainy synth.  Pocket Her Eyes sees main songwriter Hugh Middleton making “an observational commentary on society turning sexual pursuits into a contest.”

Recorded in Luv Basement, their inner-city underground studio, the new recordings once again feature Alex L’Estrange on co-production duties with Hugh and Zac, Elm Way touches on love, loss and the pressures of social acceptance.

2016 was a watershed year for Mid Ayr with the success of Letting You In which continued when Vampires, the second single from their debut EP was handpicked by Unearthed and NIDA as the winner of their national music video competition. Mid Ayr also toured as special guests for Olympia, showcased at BIGSOUND and performed at boutique festivals Jungle Love and End of the Line.

Client Liaison

Remote Control Records, in partnership with Dot Dash, are pleased to share the new single from Melbourne’s Client Liaison. ‘World Of Our Love’ is the first taste from the duo’s forthcoming debut album and was World Premiered on triple j’s 2016 with Richard Kingsmill on Sunday night.

With shareholder confidence at an all time high and strong yield from the 2015/2016 festival season, Client Liaison are also about to embark on their most comprehensive Australian tour to date. The band are set to deliver above and beyond the high returns investors have come to expect.

This extensive national tour will provide the first opportunity for shareholders to experience the new products on offer ahead of the Q3/Q4 2016 debut Client Liaison album release.

Client Liaison’s ‘World Of Our Love’. New music. New staging. New wardrobe. New locations.

H A Y D E N – J A M E S

Hayden James may have only released his first track in late June 2013, but he has already amassed a million plays across Soundcloud and Youtube for his work.  Producing immense summer jams with soulful and evocative vocals his music has stockpiled consistently rave reviews from the US, Europe and Australia alike, being labelled the “face of the new Australian production music scene”.   Hayden’s first single “Permission to Love” garnered worldwide love and attention hitting #1 most blogged on Hype Machine, as well as becoming the most played track on national broadcasting giant Triple J in Australia. The recent release of his latest track “Something About You” through electronic label Future Classic, is a definite summer playlist hit.

A L L D A Y

After a slew of mixtapes, Allday has a healthy back catalogue to reflect on as he preps his hotly anticipated debut LP Startup Cult. The Adelaide-to-Melbourne emcee is fresh off a sold out tour with Sydney act Jackie Onassis, admist the whirlwind that is his rapidly growing career we had a chat with Allday to discuss the new album, what he has learned from putting out so many mixtapes, his growth as an artist, and more.

How are you feeling about the album release?

Yeah I’m pretty nervous I guess. I guess because the music is a bit different from some of my other music that people know. So like I could have given them a bit of an easier pop tune but I just made an album that I really like, I did the best I could at the time. I’m pretty psyched. I just got to believe in it!

You’ve put out so many mixtapes in the past. Has all this experience with putting out constant material helped with the process of making Startup Cult?

I think it was a bit detrimental [laughs]. Even though I’ve been rapping for awhile and I know how to craft a song on paper and rap a verse into the microphone, I was kind of lacking in the area of perfectionism and my understanding about audio quality; all these things that you really have to start thinking about if you’re going to make an album that’s comparable to other artists who you want to rival in the industry, like successful ones. That was a process I had to learn when this album started, because there was a lot of stress getting there. I feel like towards the end of the album I started to understand it a lot better.

What are some of the main lessons you learned during the recording process that you feel is going to help you in your career?

Well I think number one is like it doesn’t matter how long it takes, as long as it sounds good. I would often get really stressed and go through all these stages of grief while I was recording, but by the end I was like ‘oh man, don’t get so bummed about it, just keep going.’

Another one I learned was that if you do something you hate and you know you don’t like it, don’t think that you’ll like it later – you’ll hate it forever and not let it go. Just go off instincts.

Also EVERYTHING is your responsibility; handle your shit!

Do you wish you knew all that before you started putting out mixtapes or are you happy with how everything has gone?

Yeah for sure, some people have like older people, who can help them in and school them, but I guess you can only learn at your own pace. I don’t regret anything, but part of me just wishes I could have put in the same effort into everything I’ve done.

What do you feel are some of the benefits from having had so many mixtapes? I know you’ve said in the past that there are a lot of tracks that you don’t like yourself, but do you see some positive in it?

Yeah, I mean there was a lot of tracks for people to grab from. Some people might like five or six of my songs, and all five or six of those would be songs which I fucking hate. But something about that group of songs has really appealed to them. So that could kind of go in the different kind of sub-genres that I mess around with. Hopefully with this album they can still like all the music though, but the mixtapes was definitely a way to draw people in. So that was kind of the cool thing, and not having to keep people waiting like three years for an album because people have a short attention span these days. I know that myself, like bands I listened to three years ago I’d tend to forget about.

What kind of bands are you listening to at the moment?

I’m listening to heaps of PARTYNEXTDOOR right now – I really like that dude. The new Ed Sheeran album is really cool. I just re-downloaded all The Vines stuff, I used to listen to them a lot when I was young. And Future as well; I really like his album!

You’ve said that you draw a lot of your influences from American artists. Has the evolution of your sound mirrored the changes in commercial music over there?

Right now I know what kind of sound I want to make, and I always listen to that type of music. Since I started recording rap, I still listen to the same things as I did back then, but I’d just rap on anything. Rapping to me was more about the experience of getting to write my stuff down and standing in front of a microphone because that was fun. Only now am I getting to take more control of it all, so I can control the sound I want to make. Hopefully I can make something that’s interesting in it’s own right and has it’s own sound.

What kind of topics do you deal with on the Startup Cult?

Just like adjusting to this life, and my current situations. I’m away a lot from home touring and all that kind of stuff. It’s a lot less about high school and all that now; just kind of the stage of life I’m in – early 20’s and all that.

You have a very honest and open approach to social media. How important do you feel it is for up and coming artists to be as involved with social media as you have been?

Sometimes my lack of mystery can work against me, and some artists use that mystery really well! But I guess, with being myself, it works because it’s good for people to get to know me, and I hope it helps them enjoy the music a bit more as well.

You recently had a mobile listening party in Sydney and Melbourne. How did you come up with the idea of having a listening party on a private bus?

I originally wanted to just like get a car and pick people up but then thought about how we could make it bigger. So then we just got some fans onto a bus and drove them around; we got a bunch of selfies and they would call their friends and all that. I just wanted to thank them all for being such legends.

I’ve never been someone who has been made super cool by all the scenester blogs and all that, so it’s always been the fans, it’s always been about the fans over everything. So let’s not do a small listening party with bloggers, let’s do a fan bus listening party!

At the time I was like ‘these guys didn’t have fun,’ but then I would go on instagram after and read people saying it was the best day of their life and all that. Giving people that really cool experience was great, hopefully for some people they can have that memory forever.

Your profile is growing at a tremendous rate. Do you feel that once you get bigger as an artist you’d still have time for intimate events like this?

I hope so man, I hope we can do it to some degree. There would definitely be a level when it would get too much. I spend a lot of hours everyday replying to fans, I’m really happy to do that, but I can’t reply to everyone. I have thousands of messages and I can’t get to everyone, it really breaks my heart. That’s why I’m trying to move onto things like the bus idea, like not everyone will get to go but some people will get the chance to have an experience way better than getting a reply.

So you said that you have learned to not stick with songs that you don’t really like as you have done in the past. Do you feel like we will be getting the same level of output from you in the future?

I don’t know if it’ll be as fast as I was going with the mixtapes. I like putting out a lot of free music, but now when I drop a new link on the internet you know it’ll be something worth playing; that’s what I want for my music now.

If I see like an artist who I like drop a song on their social media channel then I don’t want it to be a half-hearted song, I want it to be something I’d put on repeat.

I’ve got a bunch of songs that I’m sitting on at the moment that I want to put out for free but I’m not going to, not until I get one that I really like.

This interview can be found on the AU review.

https://soundcloud.com/alldaychubbyboy/cult-prod-jord-levus

A N D R A S + O S C A R

Melbourne’s purveyors of “polite” house music talk the art of subtle persuasion, late-night table tennis and being vulnerable. Andras & Oscar sit somewhere toward the lighter side of Melbourne’s dance-music spectrum.

“Our music isn’t clubby, or rave-y”, says Andras, real name Andy Wilson. “It’s polite. If it persuades you, it does it gently.”

The duo’s debut full album may bear the name Cafe Romantica – after Lygon Street’s 24/7 Italian venue for late-night tête-à-têtes – but don’t get the wrong idea. This is not the duo throwing you onto a bed and having their way with you; this is them mixing you a Campari and soda and gently grazing your arm as they hand it over with a longing look.

Both individually successful in their own right as Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung (real name: Oscar Slorach-Thorn), the pair decided it was onto a good thing after the critical success of its 2013 EP Embassy Cafe, released on Dutch label Dopeness Galore. One year on, Cafe Romantica is casual and synth based, with Andras’ pared-back production delicately balancing out Oscar’s pleading vocals. The duo’s sounds are soulful yet nervous, and always oozing leisure.

But if it’s not ripping up dance floors, what do Andras & Oscar envision people doing while listening to their music?

Slorach-Thorn suggests, “Having wines with four friends, making fun of mutual friends and having a little dance while doing it.” Wilson takes a different route, recommending seduction as the ideal activity. Just not for him.

“That would be a funny thing to do – trying to seduce someone by playing your own music. Hopefully we have better moves … actually ‘moves’ implies there’s some sort of trick to it … ”

“I would say I have the moves,” Slorach-Thorn says.

Moves or no moves, the pair set out to make a romantic album. Even admitting this fact sets Andras & Oscar apart from their more club-focused and up-tempo dance music peers. It has helped them to create a niche for themselves in the Australian music scene.

Wilson and Slorach-Thorn discovered their simpatico while living in a West Melbourne warehouse together a few years ago.

“Table tennis was a big part of it,” says Wilson.

“We’d both go out to a party on Saturday night and then at like 12.30am we’d both be back at home … wearing our dressing gowns and making music and playing table tennis instead of partying.”

This scene sounds like the ideal environment for creating Andras & Oscar’s music, most of which is improvised.

“A lot of it happens in call and response, or on the spot,” says Wilson, “That’s when we make the best music.”

Despite claiming he’s never felt quite comfortable within either the dance music or band worlds, it’s clear that both have warmly accepted Wilson’s output through Andras & Oscar, and what better proof than being selected to appear on Cut Copy’s recent compilation Oceans Apart; a comprehensive who’s who of Melbourne’s underground dance music scene.

“I actually used to think that dance music was for dumb people,” says Wilson, “But it’s fun being dumb, I’ve realised.”

“Although I think I have a really skewed perception of what is dance music – the most clubby songs I’ve written always get put on Best-of-Chill-Out-Ibiza-type compilations.”

This interview can be found on Broadsheet.

C H R I S T M A S – G I F T – G U I D E

For those last minute shoppers, All I’ve Heard’s Summer Christmas gift guide will have your entire nice list sorted. See below for each of our favourite brands and a link to their site. Happy Holidays!

B E R R Y – S A F A R I

Berry Safari is a lifestyle brand for lovers of the beachy luxe lifestyle. They have woven cotton beach towels and large beach blankets that are extremely soft and absorbant. The silk cotton robes feel as light as a feather on the skin and are perfect for lounging around in the home or as a beach cover up.

All Berry Safari pattern designs are 100% original, inspired by patterns, artworks, landscapes, seascapes, architectures, so each print is unique and individually woven.

Z E F Y R

Zefyr is an eco glam jewellery label which combines beauty with ethics to produce gorgeous sustainable jewels. Their jewellery is handmade from recycled brass sourced from factory offcuts and lovingly plated in 18 karat gold. Specially created eco-glass gemstones add dashes of colour to the distinctive and feminine collections. Zefyr is inspired by travel, history and architecture.

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The Parrot Zik is revealing your emotions. It merges with the body, like a technological extension of the music you listen to. Adjustable, the headband plays the contrast between metals’ alloy and “leather-like” band. Parrot have developed these headphones using ground- breaking technology to create a truly immersive sound. The Zik are designed around a powerful processor that spatializes sound and recreates the acoustics of a concert hall.

S KY W A T C H

Skywatch is a Swiss-made dive watch that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Skywatch is a culture, where Swiss precision and Southern California lifestyle intersect. Skywatch is inspired by vintage dive watches, iconic sports cars, and clean, cool, minimalist design.

 

P A L M – S W I M W E A R

Palm is an Australian Swimwear Label that celebrates simplicity and elegance through intricate detail and enduring quality. Form, line and texture are central to their design aesthetic; remastering the basics by synchronising simple lines, classic styles and fresh, clean palettes. Palm swimwear is carefully tailored to provide comfort and wearability.

T HE – L U X E – P R O J E C T

The Luxe Project sources art and fashion with a backstory. Selling contemporary designer bags, art and homewares made from the hand embroidered fabrics of South East Asia’s hill tribes. Most of The Luxe Project’s pieces are made from deconstructed ceremonial garments and baby carriers used by the hill tribes of South East Asia. As each piece of fabric has been hand embroidered and woven by hill tribe women, no two pieces are exactly the same – each item sold is truly a one of a kind.

G A I A

GAIA Skin Naturals manufactures pure, natural, organic skin care products formulated especially for sensitive skin, for everyday use, at an affordable price.
 

M R – B L A C K

MR BLACK Cold Drip Coffee Liqueur is made by a few men and women in a shed here in Australia, drunk on ice, and enjoyed by booze enthusiasts around the world. MR BLACK Cold Drip Coffee Liqueur is a product with no equal. In 2012 MR BLACK was one of only six (of over 600) liqueurs globally to be awarded a gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. The creation of the MR BLACK blend took six months and over 240 iterations to achieve a superbly balanced spirit, true to the character of the ingredients and rigour of the process.

J E A N S – W E S T

Nothing says holiday fashion like gorgeous bikinis, shape enhancing one piece swimsuits, chic beach bags and vibrant sarongs. The Jeans West Holiday Essentials range will be sure to help you find that perfect summer outfit, whether it be for poolside or the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C R A Y – B A N D S

After years of owning salons and seeing how hairbands break easily, damage hair and are unsightly on the wrist, Craybands creators saw an opportunity to launch a product that was non-snagging, gentle on hair, causes less breakages, are less damaging and simply more stylish.

With a range of on-trend colours and patterns, customers can create their own unique style. The product is made of soft elastic that will not mark or damage hair or skin. It is also highly-fashionable, versatile, comfortable and affordable.

N I K O N

Bring your vision to life with the remarkable speed, image quality, creative features and design of the Nikon 1 system. New innovations make it easier to catch the moments that matter, apply artistic effects and share your creations with friends and family. The 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 J3 camera is so easy to use, you’ll forget how advanced it truly is.

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L O O M – T O W E L S

LOOM towels are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, creating a beautiful softness against the skin. These towels are also made sustainably and ethically in Turkey. Their made by hand on old shuttle looms – supporting local workers and traditional methods and creating small runs of towels at exceptional quality. Designed in Melbourne each LOOM towel is part of a limited collection of 70-80 towels.

N A J O

NAJO is dedicated to crafting original pieces to suit each person’s distinct style, resulting in works of art that will weave their way into your consciousness and remain part of your style story forever. NAJO’s exceptional pieces reflect the rich mosaic of life, culture, arts, fashion and history of many different continents and cultures.

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RosehipPLUS is about all things natural and organic for the face and body and we are delighted that after intensive research our first product to be launched under the banner of RosehipPLUS™ brand is our Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. The Rosehip Specialists™ pride themselves on sourcing and producing the finest Rosehip products that enhance the quality of people’s inner health and beauty.

P L O X – I T

Plox produce portable iPhone charger and Android chargers for phones and electronic devices. Their products are designed to the highest specification with a colour for every personality. Both the iPhone charger and Android charger come complete with charging connections inbuilt, slotting directly into your phone to provide instant power. Plox portable chargers are made for iPhone4, iPhone5 and Android (all non-iPhone phones) and will provide between 2 – 4 full charges before requiring recharging themselves (depending on size of Plox charger you purchase).

Plox batteries are designed for the traveller, the business person and the everyday iphone & Android phone users. Imagine never running out of phone power again! Never losing GPS directions at that crucial time, or just not being able to connect with your friends when you are planning to catch up.

F R A N K I E 4

FRANKiE4 is the answer to many women’s prayers who have been searching for the ultimate combination of style and comfort. Produced in fashion-forward colours and prints and using beautiful soft leathers, FRANKiE4 has a style for any occasion whether it be work, working out or just walking about. FRANKiE4s are designed by a podiatrist and physiotherapist, to deliver unparalleled comfort and foot supporting benefits. They are truly the MOST comfortable shoes and the best gift you could ever give your feet (and your wardrobe!).

T A N G L E – T E E Z E R

Tangle Teezer is an innovative hairbrush that is just too busy being fabulous! Cute in size and big on style, it can be popped into your bag and pulled out in a New York minute to reboot hair in seconds. Has a removable cover to protect the patented and innovative teeth from fluff and dirt.

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T H I N G S – T E R R I F I C

Things Terrific is an Australian family company born from a love of  leather handbags. From their early beginnings in 1981, the brand has evolved and now includes wallets, accessories and travel bags. All Things Terriffic items are made with the best quality full grain leather in our products

F U E N T E

Drawn from the natural source of a unique line of hair care products, Fuente is dedicated to developing exclusive, naturally-based hair care, colour, transformation and styling products. The products all unite nature’s regenerating powers thanks to the specific properties of organic-based active ingredients, plus the purest spring water enriched with ions from Laguna Fuente de Piedra.