Ceremony release double video for The Separation + The Understanding

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Ceremony are back!

The band have announced the release of their fifth studio album out Friday 15th May. To celebrate the band have shared a mega video for two of their killer tracks The Separation and The Understanding. Watch the video below!

The album uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness. “A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about,” Farrar says. “There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There’s not really any way to hide that.”

SOAK named Channel [V]’s Buzz Artist for April

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The amazing Soak has been named Channel [V]’s Buzz Artist for this April. Keep an eye out on the Channel [V] site here for a Q&A with the lovely artist!

She is hitting our shores in less than two weeks playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne which are selling fast! Ticket details HERE.

Her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’ is out May 29th. We can’t wait!

Soak recently performed an incredible performance with Ulster Orchestra watch it HERE

Watch her video for Sea Creatures.

 

Listen to The Mountain Goats’ album ‘Beat The Champ’

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YES! The Mountain Goats have shared their new album early via Rolling Stone.

Beat The Champ is the band’s 15th album! It is also a killer collection of 12 tracks that focus on professional wrestling!

“I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” Darnielle says of Beat The Champ.

Listen to the epic pre-stream of the album HERE.

The album is out officially out tomorrow Friday 3 April.

Earlier this year, frontman John Darnielle visited Australia to promote his novel Wolf In White Van. Listen to John read the first 10 minutes of the novel with Pitchfork here.

Jamie xx announces new album and shares video for ‘Loud Places’

Oh my gosh.

Jamie xx has been keeping busy. He has just shared a brand new killer video and track ‘Loud Places.’ The single features Jamie’s bandmate Romy Madley Croft from The xx. The clip features Romy and Jamie skating around London. Listen to the track below.

Jamie has also shared his album opener ‘Gosh.’

Both of these killer tracks feature on his forthcoming album ‘In Colour’ which is out Friday 29th May! The album features other amazing tracks including ‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound.’

If May is too far away and you want some more Jamie listening, check out his Essential Mix with Four Tet on BBC Radio 1 HERE

Courtney Barnett winning at SXSW

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It’s been a crazy week for Courtney Barnett!

She has released her debut album, performed killer shows at SXSW and has been praised by just about everyone! She has also announced a whole heap of new shows around Australia.
She has also won the incredble Developing Act Grulke Prize at SXSW 2015. The Prize, awarded in three categories, was developed in honour SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke, who passed away on August 13, 2012.

The prize is for artists who are breaking new ground with their creativity and show the most promise in achieving their career goals. Go Courtney!!

Watch Courtney in an interview with ABC Arts where she talks about her career on the world stage and performs her single ‘Depreston’ HERE

AUS TOUR DATES:
FRIDAY APRIL 24
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS

THURSDAY APRIL 30 *NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

FRIDAY MAY 01 *SOLD OUT*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

SATURDAY MAY 02 *SOLD OUT*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

SUNDAY MAY 03 *NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

THURSDAY MAY 07 *NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

FRIDAY MAY 08 *SOLD OUT*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

SATURDAY MAY 09
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC