FLYING NUN RECORDS RE-ISSUE TWO LIMITED EDITION 12” EPS FOR RECORD STORE DAY

It’s been over three decades since Christchurch record shop employee and music fan, Roger Shepherd was inspired to start a record label as an outlet for South Island bands. And it was the city of Dunedin that quickly became most strongly associated with Flying Nun, and in 1982, four bands from that southern outpost - The ChillsSneaky Feelings, the Stones and the Verlaines – each recorded a side for a double 12″ EP pack, which actually untitled, was referred to as the Dunedin Double.

The Dunedin EP theme also continues with Flying Nun’s other Record Store Day release, the Bored Games - ‘Who Killed Colonel Mustard.’

Released the same year as the Dunedin Double (1982) it introduced the music of a 17-year-old Shayne Carter, who would later go on to form The DoubleHappy’s and Straightjacket Fits. In the tradition of many great bands they formed while attending high school, debuting at the school’s talent contest in 1979 they went on to play a show supporting Toy Love.

As part of the Record Store Day release, the EP has been remastered and includes an insert of previously unseen photos. Limited to 1000 copies.

LE1F SIGNS WITH TERRIBLE RECORDS / XL RECORDINGS, REVEALS ‘BOOM’ OFF HEY EP

New York City hip-hop artist LE1F has announced that he has signed with Terrible Records. His first release for the label will be the Hey EP which will be released digitally on March 10th with an LP to follow later in the year.

Stream first single ‘Boom’ off the forthcoming Hey EP here

With an impressive amount of acclaimed mixtapes under his belt (Dark York, Fly Zone, Tree House) garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork , Fader, Spin, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Vogue and more, Le1f and Terrible Records in their new partnership with XL Recordings have decided to make the Hey EP the literal introduction to their roster.

The EP features 4 new tracks produced by the likes of Matrixxman, Harry B, Dubbel Dutch and past contributor/collaborator Boody, alongside ‘Wut’ from his career establishing mixtape Dark York. The video for ‘Wut’ has now reached nearly 2 million YouTube views and features the trademark choreography from the Wesleyan graduate, a theme strung though all of the rapper’s stunning and widely popular videos.

LE1F – Hey EP

1. Hey
2. Sup
3. Boom
4. Wut
5. Buzz

SASKWATCH SIGN WITH REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS FOR NEW ALBUM NOSE DIVE

Every band has a story, but few can say they have gone from busking on the streets to gracing the stage at Glastonbury in just four years. Saskwatch, however, are the exception to the rule. It was at Melbourne’s notorious Cherry Bar that the 9-piece cut their teeth and established their reputation as one of Australia’s most electrifying live acts.

Today Remote Control Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Saskwatch to its current Australian roster which includes Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Teeth & Tongue, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Dirty Three, Mick Turner, Midnight Juggernauts, Miami Horror & many more.

After the astounding success of the bands most recent single ’Hands’, which received significant triple j& community radio airplay in the closing months of 2013, Saskwatch are back with new single ‘Born To Break Your Heart’ and the announcement of the release of their sophomore album Nose Dive in April this year.

Premiered by Richard Kingsmill on his 2014 program last night ‘Born To Break Your Heart’ is a down tempo slow burning ballad with a hook that traps itself inside your mind with ease. Of the new single trumpet player, guitarist & main songwriter Liam McGorry says “We recorded BTBYH with Magoo in his converted church studio Applewood Lane in Fernvale QLD, it’s about a darker side of relationships and losing control.”

Saskwatch’s second LP Nose Dive will be released via Northside Records / Remote Control on Friday 11th April 2014, more details on the record will follow in the coming weeks including an intriguing video clip for ‘Born To Break Your Heart‘. In the meantime the band will hit the road playing a bunch of special festival appearances over the coming months including WOMADelaidePanama FestivalBluesfest Byron Bay.

SASKWATCH
UPCOMING SHOW & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

SATURDAY MARCH 01
Mordialloc by the Bay Food & Wine Festival
Melbourne, Victoria

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FRIDAY MARCH 07
Melbourne Zoo Twlights with Charles Bradley
Melbourne, Victoria 
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET DETAILS

SATURDAY MARCH 08
Panama Festival
Lone Star Valley, Tasmania
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SUNDAY 09 & MONDAY 10 MARCH
WOMADelaide
Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia
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THURSDAY MARCH 13
Woollongong Uni Garden Party
UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong, New South Wales
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FRIDAY APRIL 18
Blenheim Festival
Clare Valley, South Australia
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SATURDAY APRIL 19 – MONDAY APRIL 21
Bluesfest Byron Bay
Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm, New South Wales
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET DETAILS

Saskwatch - ‘Born To Break Your Heart’ is released digitally on 21 February 2014 via Northside Records / Remote Control

COURTNEY BARNETT SIGNS WITH REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS FOR AUSTRALIAN RELEASE OF DOUBLE EP & DEBUT ALBUM

Over the past 12 months Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has received international acclaim for her remarkable ability to transform the most mundane events of everyday life into spellbinding, thoughtful lyrics. Courtney has quickly caught the attention of music lovers and critics the world over with Rolling Stone (USA) comparing her to “early Bob Dylan”, while NPR described Barnett as “laconic, funny and charming.”

Remote Control Records is excited to announce the signing of Courtney Barnett to its ever growing Australian roster which includes King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Teeth & Tongue, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Dirty Three, Mick Turner, Midnight Juggernauts, Miami Horror & many more.

Barnett will release her debut album later this year on her own imprint label Milk! Records backed by the team at Remote Control. More immediately her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas will be available in store on CD format in March with a limited edition vinyl to follow.

In the USA The Double EP will be released in April on NYC-based indie powerhouse Mom + Pop, (home to revered artists like Sleigh Bells, Andrew Bird, Polica, and fellow Australians Jagwar Ma).  In the UK the album is released on Marathon and has already received a full page review in Uncut.

Courtney’s music featured strongly in 2012 end of year lists, including NME, Spin, The Music, Rolling Stone (USA), Pitchfork, Fuse and NPR.  “Avant Gardener” has already received significant play on Triple j and community radio and “History Eraser” was recently nominated for the APRA Song Of The Year.

Right now Courtney Is on a SOLD OUT tour of the UK & USA and will return to Australia in March to support Billy Brag on his National Tour. Later in 2014 Barnett will tour the UK & USA more extensively  and will make festival appearances at SasquatchPrimavera and Coachella.

The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Tracklisting

1. Out Of The Woodwork
2. Don’t Apply Compression Gently
3. Avant Gardener
4. History Eraser
5. David
6. Anonymous Club
7. Lance Jr.
8. Are You Looking After Yourself
9. Scotty Says
10. Canned Tomatoes (whole)
11. Porcelain
12. Ode to Odetta

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas is released in March 2014 via Milk! / Remote Control Records

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD SHARE COVER, TRACKLIST AND TOUR DATES

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard shocked the pants off fans & the music industry in January when they announced that they would release their fourth long-player in  just 18 months. Now what’s a the release of an album titled Oddments without a suitably fitting collection of show dates to call a tour?

Today King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are stoked to announce the Oddments Tour which will see the band play an array of different sized venues & festivals across the country. The 17 date tour will include an odd collection of shows all over this wide brown land, including five consecutive Melbourne shows spread across some of the cities best venues! Full tour details and ticket information can be found below.

Due to unforeseen production issues the release date of Oddments has been pushed back and is now set to be released on Friday March 7th via Flightless / Remote Control Records. Today the band share the album artwork & tracklisting for the very first time.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

ODDMENTS TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

SATURDAY MARCH 01

Secret Garden Festival, Sydney, NSW
SOLD OUT

SATURDAY MARCH 08 & SUNDAY MARCH 09
Golden Plains, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, VIC
SOLD OUT

SATURDAY MARCH 22
Rosemount Hotel Perth, WA
w/ THE SILENTS + MT MOUNTAIN + PAT CHOW
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.au

SUNDAY MARCH 23
Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
w/ RED ENGINE CAVES + SPACEMANANTICS
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.au

WEDNESDAY MARCH 26
Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
w/ GUM + MYSTERY DJ
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.auwww.theoldbar.com.au

THURSDAY MARCH 27
The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
w/ GUM + MYSTERY DJ
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.au www.thetotehotel.com

FRIDAY MARCH 28
Boney, Melbourne, VIC
w/ GUM + MYSTERY DJ
Tickets via: www.boney.net.au

SATURDAY MARCH 29
Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
w/ GUM + MYSTERY DJ
Tickets via: www.thetoffintown.com

SUNDAY MARCH 30
Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
w/ GUM + MYSTERY DJ
Tickets via: www.cherrybar.com.au

FRIDAY APRIL 04
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
w/ CHRIS RUSSELLS CHICKEN WALK
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.au

SATURDAY APRIL 05
Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
w/ CHRIS RUSSELLS CHICKEN WALK
Tickets via: www.karovalounge.com

SUNDAY APRIL 06
The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
w/ CHRIS RUSSELLS CHICKEN WALK
Tickets via: www.oztix.com.au

WEDNESDAY APRIL 09
Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
w/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Tickets via: www.thesmallballroom.com.au

THURSDAY APRIL 10
Roller Den, Sydney, NSW
w/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Tickets via: www.therollerden.com.au

FRIDAY APRIL 11
Gumball Festival, Sydney NSW
Tickets via: www.thegumball.com.au

SATURDAY APRIL 12
FBi Social, Sydney NSW
w/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Tickets via: http://fbisocial.fatsoma.com/

SUNDAY APRIL 13
Famer & The Owl Laneway Party, Wollongong, NSW
w/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Tickets via: www.yoursandowls.com.au

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
ODDMENTS – TRACKLISTING

1. Alluda Majaka
2. Stressin’
3. Vegemite
4. It’s Got Old
5. Work This Time
6. ABABCd.
7. Sleepwalker
8. Hot Wax
9. Crying
10. Pipe-Dream
11. Homeless Man In Addidas
12. Oddments

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Oddments is released Friday 7th of March 2014 via Flightless / Remote Control


KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + SINGLE

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, the band that refuses to be defined by genre or bound by time are stoked to announce the release of their fourth LP - ODDMENTS.

The first taste of this collection of new music from the Melbourne seven piece outfit comes in the form of new single ‘VEGEMITE. Vocalist/Songwriter Stu Mckenzie says of the song:

I recorded vegemite at my parents house in Anglesea on their out-of-tune-but-exactly-a-half-step-down piano. It’s probably the most literal song I’ve ever written. I love vegemite..

Oddments will be released on Friday the 15th of February in CD & digital format and a extremely Limited Edition collectors vinyl will be available in time for Record Store Day on April 19th 2014.

Stay tuned for more information & announcements form King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in the coming weeks.

UPCOMING SHOW DATES
SUNDAY 09 FEBRUARY
St Kilda Festival, Melbourne
8:30pm – O’Donnell Garden Stage
FREE EVENT

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Vegemite’  is released digitally Friday 17th of January 2014 via Flightless / Dot Dash