Charlie Hilton shares new track ‘Funny Anyway’

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Charlie Hilton has shared Funny Anyway,’ the latest single from her stunning debut album, Palana out Friday 22 January via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Charlie spoke to Noisey, who premiered the track today, and told them it accurately communicates what it feels like to be her and that it’s “the most personal” song on the album.  The track was produced by Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who also played guitar and keys and Anand Wilder from Yeasayer on cello.

Listen to ‘Funny Anyway’ below

DIIV share new single ‘Under The Sun’

cole_blue_by_sandy_kim-2DIIV 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.

Jess Ribeiro shares ‘Hurry Back To Love (Mikey Young Remix)’

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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”

Catch her perform live in February

SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY
Howler, Melbourne

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY
Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Charlie Hilton Shares ‘100 Million’ Featuring Mac DeMarco

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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 share ‘Stranger / Lover’ remixes by Mark Ronson & Mura Masa

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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.

Listen to the Mark Ronson re-fix here:

Palma Violets share Christmas single ‘Last Christmas on Planet Earth’

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Palma Violets have come to spread the Christmas cheer by sharing their single ‘Last Christmas on Planet Earth’

‘Last Christmas On Planet Earth’ follows in the snowy footprints of other Rough Trade Christmas classics, including Low, Julian Casablancas, Sufjan Stevens and Super Furry Animals.

Have a look at Palma Violets’ website here to find the band’s own advent calendar with covers, poems and other festive treats from some very well known bands as well as the band themselves.

Palma Violets are currently on the road with The Vaccines & The Big Moon followed by a European run with Florence & The Machine. Read a review of their Australian tour from this July here.

ANOHNI shares ‘4 DEGREES’

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 10.44.55 AMANOHNI, the lead singer from Antony and the Johnsons, has released a new song ‘4 DEGREES.’ The track sees ANOHNI collaborate with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never.

The song has been released to support the Paris climate conference and tackles the issue of global boiling and collapsing biodiversity.

As discussed by ANOHNI, “I have grown tired of grieving for humanity, and I also thought I was not being entirely honest by pretending that I am not a part of the problem,” she said. “‘4 DEGREES’ is kind of a brutal attempt to hold myself accountable, not just valorize my intentions, but also reflect on the true impact of my behaviors.”

Listen to the track via Spotify / Apple Music

‘4 DEGREES’ is the first single from her upcoming album HOPELESSNESS. Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming release.

Wild Nothing announces ‘Life of Pause’ + shares ‘TV Queen’ and ‘To Know You’

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Wild Nothing, a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum, is pleased to announce his third-studio album, ‘Life of Pause’, will be released Friday 19th February via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Watch the first two cuts from from the album; ‘TV Queen’ and ‘To Know You,’ both of which can be streamed via the video link below.

When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause he had fascinating ambitions. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says. “I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it’s own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”

Life of Pause is an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable. “I allowed myself to go down every route I could imagine even if it ended up not working for me,” he says. “I owe it to myself to take as many risks as possible. Songs are songs and you have to allow yourself to be open to everything.”