YOKE LORE RELEASES NEW SINGLE GOODPAIN

Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore has released his brand new single”Goodpain” which debuted on Beats1 and is the title track from his upcoming sophomore EP, out June 16th (ILA/Yell House Records).

Yoke Lore is currently on the road, touring the US with Overcoats & the UK with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. He made his UK debut at The Great Escape Festival this past weekend and will be headlining Brooklyn, NY’s Baby’s All Right on July 7th!

Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian ​Galvin, previously of Yellerkin​ and Walk the Moon​. Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own artwork as the cover of his 2016 debut EP & the forthcoming Goodpain EP.

Yoke Lore’s debut Far Shore EP included “Hold Me Down” which has over 3.8 million plays on Spotify and was a top 10 Hype Machine track. 2017 kicked off with a bang for Yoke Lore, playing shows alongside Shura, Aquilo, Wild Child & Urban Cone and making his SXSW debut which saw him as the face of Spotify’s Best Indie SXSW Playlist!

PRAISE FOR YOKE LORE:

“There’s a sense of liberation innate in much of Yoke Lore’s music” – Billboard

“[’Only You’] sprawling, intense, folk-inspired new single” – The Line of Best Fit

“A track about feeling responsibility and to keep going when things seem hopeless, “World Wings” is the perfect introduction to the next steps in Galvin’s career.” – Paste

“Emphatic percussion and soaring vocals…as Yoke Lore, Gavin clearly has something to say, and he says it ecstatically.” – All Things Go

“The Yoke Lore project is storytelling at its heart, as Galvin reflects on relationships between people, places and things on a deeper level, with evocative and thoughtful lyrics.” – Bedford & Bowery

 

WAFIA SHARES NEW SINGLE ’83 DAYS’

Photo taken by Ta-ku.

Australian vocalist and songwriter Wafia returns with her new single ’83 Days’, which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano. Co-written with Ben Abraham and produced by Toro, ’83 Days’ is the is her first solo release since her debut XXIX EP in 2015 and the first track from her forthcoming EP set for release via Future Classic in 2017.

Wafia says of the song, “This song comes after someone I love wouldn’t stay. I developed an obsession with noting down the ways their absence was so loud and present. How intangible they had become. How intangible the memories I was left with are. How I reminisce on only the highest points of the situation that I know were so bad for me. How something that ceased to exist anymore could be felt constantly.

83 Days’ is the most recent release from the 23 year old Netherlands born, Brisbane-based Wafia Al-Rikabi, which follows the collaborative (m)edian EP with label mate Ta-ku and the duo’s subsequent world tour. Watch their performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert here.
83 Days’ is out now via Future Classic.

ALDOUS HARDING RELEASES NEW ALBUM PARTY

Aldous Harding has released her second album, Party, via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance. She’s known for her sinister torch songs, gentle laments and eerie odes delivered with a charismatic combination of hubris, shrewd wit and quiet horror.

For her 4AD debut, Aldous (real name Hannah) Harding worked with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse). First single ‘Horizon’ offers an enticing portrayal of that collaboration. Harding wraps her effortless voice around a simple three-chord skeleton with poise and, at times, near violent intensity. The confrontational accompanying video, directed by Charlotte Evans, and produced by Evie Mackay, features Harding’s own mother performing a transfixing blend of Aikido and physical theatre in the New Zealand hinterland.

Latest single, ‘Imagining My Man’ is an intensely intimate listen as Aldous explores the curiosity of a lover’s idiosyncrasies. The video was created by ‘Horizon’ director Charlotte Evans and once again draws focus on Harding, tracking her movements throughout the city of Auckland.

With echoes of folk luminary Linda Perhacs, Harding’s work is one step removed from the modern world, lying in the more savage and dramatic terrain where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside, wrought with a wry wit and tenacious gall. Party is Aldous Harding at her unnervingly best yet.

Aldous Harding – Party

1. Blend
2. Imagining My Man
3. Living The Classics
4. Party
5. I’m So Sorry
6. Horizon
7. What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming
8. The World Is Looking For You
9. Swell Does The Skull

TEISCHA DEBUTS SINGLE ‘MIDNIGHT HOUR’

Meet Teischa, the young Perth-based, self-taught pianist and vocalist, who debuts her single, ‘Midnight Hour’ which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano. Taken from her debut self-titled EP, ‘Midnight Hour’ is at once commanding and calm, gripping you with powerful vocals across bold production. Listen below:

Combining her love of classical and soul music, and inspired by female voices like Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, Teischa delivers a full debut EP including tracks ‘Move’ and ‘Oh Brother’ that offer up a silky, contemporary spin on classical technique, with each song as understated and charming as she is. Growing up in Thailand and pretending to read sheet music when instead learning by ear via YouTube videos on repeat, Teischa writes songs that tell stories of cultural dislocation and finding one’s place in the world.

Having performed at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest and Groovin The Moo, Teischa has supported the likes of Vera Blue, Vallis Alps which is just the start of an impressive resume that she has mustered for her age.

VALLIS ALPS RELEASE FABLE EP

The Sydney via Canberra/Seattle electronic duo, Vallis Alps, today share their Fable EP. Independently released, the EP is made up of an eclectic collection of songs that vary in tempo, tone and subject matter including previously shared singles ‘Fading‘ and ‘East‘, along with two new tracks ‘Run‘ and ‘Serity‘. Listen below:

David Ansari and Parissa Tosif of Vallis Alps say, “Our first EP was a body of work that contained reflections that were centred around the past; memories, dreams, surreal forces in our lives. The Fable EP takes on a more forward-looking outlook. We wrote it with the intention of conveying a crossroads in life, where you realise the beauty of youth and the lessons it can teach your older self. Each song is a concept that shows a snapshot of where we are in our lives and the things we are currently thinking and learning about; risk, courage, the power of the mind, joy, battling the ego and fear.”

This is the second EP from the pair who were first made known for their self-titled debut release in Jan 2015. With no initial following or team behind them, Vallis Alps topped charts, received heavy radio airplay and toured the world playing festivals and sold out headline shows.

In 2017, the pair have completed sold out tours in North America and Australia and are set to return to the states for their second run of shows alongside their debut US festival set at Lightning In A Bottle, Splendour In The Grass in July and a headline show in London in August. See dates and details below.

WORLD TOUR DATES

Mar 31 – Fat Controller – Adelaide, SA (SOLD OUT)
Apr 1 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth, WA (SOLD OUT)
Apr 2 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth, WA (SOLD OUT)
Apr 8 – The Metro – Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT)
Apr 9 – The Metro – Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT)
May 15 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD (TIX)
May 16 – Spirit Lodge – Pittsburgh, PA (TIX)
May 17 – Hi Fi – Indianapolis, IN (TIX)
May 19 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA (TIX)
May 20 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, GA (TIX)
May 22 –The Secret Group – Houston, TX (TIX)
May 23 – Mohawk – Austin, TX (TIX)
May 24 – Three Links – Dallas, TX (TIX)
May 26 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ (TIX)
May 27 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA (TIX)
May 28 – Lightning In A Bottle Music & Arts Festival – Bradley, CA (TIX)
July 21-23 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay, NSW
Aug 30 – Omeara – London, U.K. (TIX)

Tickets at vallisalps.com/live

FORTUNES RELEASE UNDRESS EP

The Melbourne-based, NZ-born R&B duo Fortunes. today release their Undress EP. Released via Future Classic, the EP is “characterised by their ability to integrate warmth and intimacy into electronic music as well as spark and vivacity to hip hop” and includes previously shared singles ‘501’s’ and ‘Focus’, along with two new tracks, ‘Linen’ and ‘Hero Man’. Conor McCabe and Barnaby Matthew of Fortunes. say, “We started out in a cold warehouse with a hat rack for a mic stand. Along the way we’ve learned a lot and since purchased a mic stand”. Start listening below before you buy/stream it here:

Along with the release of the EP tracks came accompanying remixes for ‘501’s’ from Salute and Dai Burgerand a tongue-in-cheek video, produced and directed by Nima Nabili Rad. Watch it here.

This is the third EP from the pair who first met at High School in New Zealand and reconnected at a Melbourne house party. After independently releasing their 2015 Hoodie EP and early 2016’s Jacket EP, Fortunes. went on to sign to Future Classic, embark on their debut headline Australian tour, support the likes of Alunageorge, Shlohmo and Lapsley and play at festivals such as Laneway Festival, Splendour In the Grass, BigSound, Paradise Music Festival and more.

Fans of Fortunes. can catch them live across their Undress Tour this May. The tour begins in New Zealand before hitting Sydney, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, Perth and Adelaide. See the dates and details below.

The Undress EP will be available on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, with the Undress EP on the A side and the duos much loved 2016 Jacket EP (never before pressed on vinyl) on the B side. Buy it here.

UNDRESS TOUR

4 May – Mono, Christchurch NZ
5 May – Caroline, Wellington NZ
6 May – REC, Auckland NZ
19 May – Banquet @ World Bar, Sydney NSW
20 May – The Gasometer – Melbourne VIC
27 May – Big Pineapple Music Festival  Sunshine Coast QLD
2 June – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth  WA
3 June – Rocket Bar  Adelaide SA

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.