DIIV have shared a new single ‘Under the Sun.’ The single premiered on Pitchfork, finds DIIV at its most direct — its an immediate earworm that retains the band’s signature sonics while showcasing its most approachable songwriting to date.
The New York based four piece will visit Australia for the very first time in 2016 touring as part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival throughout February. The band will also play sideshows in Sydney on Tuesday 9th of February at Factory Theatre and in Melbourne on Thursday 11th February at the Corner Hotel with very special guests Totally Mild. Get your tickets here.
After playing to a packed crowd at Meredith Music Festival over the weekend, Jess Ribeiro has today premiered the Mikey Young remix of ‘Hurry Back To Love’ via THUMP.
Mikey describes the track: “I met Jess. She was super funny and off kilter. She said do a remix for me and make me sound like Donna Summer. So after trying to turn her into a bunch of Steve Reich tape loops for a day, I gave in and had a crack at unashamedly ripping on Moroder and Patrick Cowley as hard as I possibly could and coming up short of course but not tooooo short”
Mac DeMarco has announced a second headline show in Sydney at the Factory Theatre on Thursday 7 January. Joining Mac & the band will be supports Kirin J Callinan and Free Time. Tickets are on sale now.
To further celebrate the new tour dates, Mac is excited to unveil his brand new website for all things Mac (www.mac-demarco.com), as well as the Mac DeMarco Fan Club! The Official Mac DeMarco Fan Club is a community for Mac fans. It’s a place where fans can receive the most up to date informacon on all things Mac-related. The Club is operated by Mac, his mother Agnes DeMarco who will be acting as Fan Club secretary, and his manager Michelle Cable. There are will be two types of membership: Fan Membership is free and Disciple Membership involves a small annual fee and comes with some very special gifts including a fan club ring, newsletter and other perks. Visit the Fan Club’s website for more info.
Our friends Alabama Shakes have been nominated for: Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year! Jamie xx has been nominated for Best Electronic Album and Courtney Barnett has been nominated for Best New Artist!
Watch the videos from their critically acclaimed albums below:
Banoffee is excited to premiere the video for ‘Body Suit’ via Red Bull Music. The single comes from her stellar EP Do I Make You Nervous? out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
The video for ‘Body Suit’ was a collaborative effort. Written by Rhys Mitchell and Banoffee, directed by Rhys Mitchell, produced by Ruth Morris, and with cinematography by Jack Peddey.
The clip follows an eclectic group of characters all interpreting and judging the same presentation: A woman, alien-like and bare presenting herself to an audience.
Banoffee is cloaked in a skin of paint created by Melbourne artist, Lani Mitchell, which she uses to divide her from the scrutiny of her audience – a theme that the track touches upon lightly. Watch the incredible clip below.
Charlie Hilton, has shared her new single ‘100 Million’ featuring Mac DeMarco who sings back-ups and plays every instrument on the track. The single, which premiered on Pitchfork was produced by Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere and comes from Charlie’s debut album Palana out Friday 22 January via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.
Ibeyi have shared a re-fix of their single ‘Stranger / Lover’ by Mark Ronson and a remix by Mura Masa.
Ronson worked attentively with the twins on the track as he explains, “I’ve never worked so closely with an artist when doing a remix before, it was more like producing a track from scratch than making a remix.”
Ibeyi released the Léo Bigiaoui and Maxime Baudin directed video for ‘Stranger / Lover’ earlier this year. Both remixes are available digitally now.
Since the release of their stunning, self-titled debut album in February this year, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá.
Ibeyi will come to Australia for the first time in March 2016 with shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as performances at Perth Festival and WOMAD. Tour details here.