Check out the brand new clip for ‘Hold On’. Directed by Sam Pilling, the video features a haunting, painful scene that replays for the protagonist. An eerie clip that holds up to the tracks own icy pleas and textures.
[info via Stereogum]
Melbourne electronica artist Chet Faker has sold out his Thinking in Textures Melbourne launch at the Toff in Town on Saturday 21 April in a matter of days. Don’t fret if you didn’t get tickets – a second Melbourne launch has been announced for The Toff in Town on Sunday 22 April. Tickets are available now from www.moshtix.com.au.
Thinking in Textures EP launch tour
Saturday 21 April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne
With special guests I’ll’s | SOLD OUT
Sunday 22 April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne
With special guests I’ll’s | Just announced
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au
Friday 27 April – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
With special guests Outerwaves and Motion Picture Actress
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
Saturday 28 April – GoodGod, Sydney
With special guest Flume
Tickets from www.moshtix.com
All tickets $12 + BF pre-sale or $15 on the door (if available)
Ned Collette and Wirewalker return with their much anticipated second album 2, set for release on Friday 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
It’s been the over two years since Melbourne musician Ned Collette relocated to Berlin. Written mostly during Collette’s first year in the German capital, 2 explores themes of distance and restarting, taking up arms against the neighbours, fantasies of death and decline after the party, butterflies, salad, altering cities and forgotten home. The album also features an instrumental tribute to late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.
Most of the album was recorded between Collette in Berlin and Joe Talia in Melbourne, with Talia spending six weeks in Berlin over May and June in 2011 to further expand on their recordings. Collette came to Melbourne in October 2011 and finalised the mixes of nine songs, many of which have codas courtesy of Talia.
While this is the second Wirewalker record, the title 2 also refers to the fact that the album is essentially a collaboration between Collette and Talia, with regular Wirewalker member Ben Bourke taking time off to be with his young family in Melbourne.
Ned Collette & Wirewalker are kindly offering a free download of ‘Happy Heart’, the first track taken from 2.
LISTEN & DOWNLOAD TO ‘HAPPY HEART’
1. Il Futuro Fantastico
3. The Hedonist
4. How To Change A City
5. The Decision
6. Long You Lie
7. Happy Heart
8. For Roberto
9. What Lights Have You Seen
On September 22nd 2011, Adele played the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. The concert was a dream come true moment and an absolute highlight of her record-breaking year with second album 21.
The concert will make its Australian television premiere on MAX TV on Thursday 19th April at 8.30pm.
The concert features songs from albums 19 and 21 plus it is also the first time fans will be able to hear Adele’s stunning covers of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and The Steeldrivers ‘If It Hadn’t Been For Love’.
Adele’s phenomenal success has continued in 2012 with two Brit Awards and six Grammy Awards. 21 holds the 6th longest stay at #1 in Australian chart history and is expected to sell its 20-millionth copy worldwide in the next month.
21 is 12 times platinum in Australia.
Adele – Live At The Royal Albert Hall MAX TV Screenings
Premiere Thursday 19 April: 8.30pm
Friday 20t April: 2pm
Sunday 22 April: 10pm
Monday 23 April: 9am
Alabama Shakes have taken the world by storm with their recent performances at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Performing to sold out crowds and receiving standing ovations over multiple nights, Alabama Shakes have made their mark as a major new rock and roll band, with everyone from the Los Angeles Times to Rolling Stone USA praising their talents.
Boys & Girls, the hypnotic, show-stopping debut album from Alabama Shakes, will be released on 6 April 2012 via Rough Trade / Remote Control.
Listen to Alabama Shakes perform live from SXSW:
“It’s not hard to recognize greatness like this” StarTribune
“Howard is a performer who instantly demands the spotlight. She stomps, she howls, she hollers and she grooves, tackling vintage soul and blues with the rock ‘n’ roll ferocity of Jack White.” Los Angeles Times
“Billed as one of this year’s must-see acts at SXSW, the group delivered on their hype” Rolling Stone USA
“To say that the Alabama Shakes live up to the hyperbolically positive advance buzz is an understatement—they aren’t just the best band at SxSW, they might be the best, most authentic new American band of the 21st Century.” Hyper Vocal
“Brittany Howard might be the most exciting young indie-soul singer in the game … Best New Artist. You heard it here first.” Oakland Tribune
“Armed with a bright new batch of songs from the forthcoming Boys & Girls — not to mention booming, shout-along standbys like ‘Hold On’ — lead singer Brittany Howard seemed to feed off a crowd 2,000 strong and packed to the exits. Commanding the spotlight with a generous set worthy of a headliner, Alabama Shakes ought to get used to playing for this many people in years to come.” NPR
“Their raucous live shows are already the stuff of legend … the future is theirs for the taking” NME
Hailing from Miami, FL, SpaceGhostPurrp, who spearheads the Raider Klan Mafia, was born on April 1st, 1991; a date that has subsequently become known to him and his followers as ‘Purrp Day’. Cast in the classic mould of producer/MC, his musical influences read like a checklist of hip-hop touchstones – Three 6 Mafia, UGK, DJ Paul, Eazy E, Tupac and DJ Screw – revealing him as a true connoisseur of the gloriously weird and wonderful. Given his age, the reference to such rich heritage shows Purrp as a child of the digital era; his rhymes veering between the hallucinogenic, somnambulant and visceral, his productions syrup-thick, schizophrenic and refreshingly off-kilter. Hard to pin down, his choice of language is an intriguing invite into his murky world, with the track titles alone a playful assault on audience expectations.
The album, ‘Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp’ compiles both new and old material, tracking the early years of this intoxicating prodigal talent.
‘No Evidence’ is available for free download below.
Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp is out June 8 via 4AD / Remote Control.
[info via 4AD]