Future of the Left - ”how to stop your brain in an accident” is out now through Prescriptions/Remote Control.
Recorded by Charlie Francis (R.E.M, The Noisettes, Sweet Baboo) at the prestigious Monnow Valley Studios in Monmouth, and mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, it contains fourteen songs and runs to/at/on 46 minutes, all of which are completely necessary. if you are alive and even vaguely in love with the idea of rock music being more than an ersatz lifestyle choice then it is clearly their best album yet. Yes, they would say that. No, it’s not open to debate.
The album is also accompanied by mini album, Human Death, which was recorded during the same album session. It is available on the same release date and sold separately. The 6 songs on this are by no means lesser in quality. They are album worthy but simply did not fit on the record. After an extremely prolific period of writing the band wanted to record as much as possible, hence these additional songs in the form of this extra mini album. Continue reading →
This September saw psychedelic-disco adventurers MIAMI HORROR unleash their first new single in over three year’s, Summer tinged track ‘Real Slow’. The band have now called upon the likes of Plastic Plates, LDRU, and Australian locals Gold Fields, to spin the original into three full-on club catchy as hell remixes, each of which are available in high quality WAV format for free download below.
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Miami Horror – “Real Slow” (Plastic Plates Remix) HERE
Miami Horror – “Real Slow” (Gold Fields Remix) HERE
Miami Horror – “Real Slow” (LDRU Remix) HERE
According to the band’s producer Benjamin Plant, ‘REAL SLOW’ was written around similar personal experiences that they were having at the time. “It’s about finding that place or person where you feel secure enough to take things slowly. We wanted to write a song that is more than just a concept, we wanted to write about something we were actually experiencing rather than something imagined. We wanted to see how that emotion translated into our music. I’ve never been a huge fan of listening to songs about love, no matter how painful or joyous they are, they can seem mediocre, but once you have those experiences for yourself then suddenly, all those songs make sense and become something you can really feel.”
“it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” is the new digital and 12″ vinyl EP from Kurt Vile and The Violators, out on November 15th via Matador / Remote Control, with six of the seven tracks previously unreleased.
The EP was recorded during the same sessions as the latest album and doubles as the bonus content for the newly announced 2xCD and digital album version of Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), also out in Australia on November 15th.
Grab a free download of ‘Feel My Pain’, a new track from the forthcoming EP.
Sydney five piece Sister Jane’s brand new single ‘Whole Wide World’ is released digitally today. The band will play in Melbourne and Sydney this November to launch the single. ‘Whole Wide World’ is lifted off their forthcoming second album Frontier which is set for release early 2014 via Broken Stone Records / Remote Control.
‘Whole Wide World’ is a track that is equal parts sonic sidestep and emotional evolution. The song also hints at the sprawling soundscapes and sweeping imagery at the heart of their forthcoming second record. Frontier will see the Sydney five-piece channel their trademark electricity into an accomplished studio effort.
Saturday 9th November – The Old Bar, Melbourne
with Buried Feather & special guests Saturday 16th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
with Buried Feather & special guests. Tickets available on the door.
Second album Frontier will be released early 2014 via Broken Stone Records / Remote Control Records.
Sister Jane – ‘Whole Wide World’ is available digitally via iTunes today.
Having just performed a special one off headline set at Splendour In The Grass last month, The National will return to Australia in the summer of 2014 in what will be their first headline shows in Australia since their sold out 2010 tour. The Cincinnati 5 piece will perform at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Thebarton in Adelaide, Brisbane’s Riverstage, the Sydney Opera House Forecourt – the first contemporary music performance to be announced at the venue after 2.5 years of renovations – and the Belvoir Amphitheatre as part of Perth Festival.
Sydney general public tickets on sale Friday 30th August.
Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne general public tickets on sale Tuesday 3rd September.
Perth general public tickets on sale Tuesday 12th November.
The band of brothers – The National features two sets of siblings; Aaron Dessner (guitar/keys) and his twin Bryce (guitar), plus Scott Devendorf (bass) and his brother Bryan (drums), abetted by the glorious baritone of vocalist Matt Berninger – first captivated Australian audiences in the early weeks of 2008, and have since become one of Australia’s most sought after touring acts; they wowed audiences at the 2010 instalment of the Falls Festival (plus some sold out sideshows), as well as appearing as one of the main draw cards on the inaugural line-up of the Harvest Festival, where they went on to dominate proceedings amidst a slew of high profile bands from both here and abroad.
Sometime last year, The National locked themselves away for one of their typically intense creative sessions and emerged with their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, and the meteoric rise of this incredible band continued unabated. Now, The National are returning in their favoured southern summer of 2014 and playing bigger venues than ever before, as more and more people have fallen in love with their intense and sophisticated brand of indie rock. Their socially-conscious message will reverberate around arenas and be soaked up by masses of adoring followers when they return to our shores in February, so get in quickly and don’t miss out when one of Australia’s favourite acts returns for a glorious celebration of all things lush and emotional. All hail The National!
‘Tookah’ is Emiliana Torrini’s fourth album and follows 2008’s fantastically received ‘Me And Armini’. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-term producer / collaborator Dan Carey. As well as Emiliana’s three previous albums the pair co-wrote and produced Kylie Minogue’s Grammy award-nominated track ‘Slow’ which went straight to number 1 upon release. ‘Jungle Drum’ from Emiliana’s last album ‘Me And Armini’ also charted at number 1 in several countries including Germany where it stayed for 9 weeks.
The first single to be taken from ‘Tookah’ is ‘Speed of Dark’, which you can listen to HERE.
Of the album Emiliana says:
“For me the first album was learning to write songs, the second was working on my own melodies and lyrics and the last album ‘Me and Armini’ was about learning to let go. With this record, it’s much more about the exploration of sonics and visual landscaping in order to find my own sound. I am a craftswoman and for me this record has been about Dan (Carey) and I evolving and going on a sound journey.“
‘Tookah’ is a made up name or word, which I connected with in a very deep and blissful way. It is the core of you, the you when you were born before life decorated you like a Christmas tree with all your baggage. It is what connects us with everyone and everything. It is what the Sufis spin for. It is the sudden thankfulness you feel when doing nothing in particular, where everything is gently perfect for a moment. Some call it god. I call mine ‘Tookah’.”
Track listing For Tookah: Tookah
Speed Of Dark
When Fever Breaks
‘Tookah’ by Emiliana Torrini will be release by Rough Trade/Remote Control in Australia on the 6th September 2013