HÆLOS have shared brand new music with their new track ‘Pray’. It comes hand in hand with its accompanying video, which together with the recent video for ‘Dust’, completes the bands visual triptych, introduced earlier this year with ‘Earth Not Above’.
‘Pray’ sees the enigmatic trio once again treading the fine line between darkness and euphoria as intensifying drum loops and cinematic strings form a backdrop for Lotti’s haunting and impassioned vocals.
The accompanying video follows on from ‘Earth Not Above’, and comes alongside the release of the long awaited video for ‘Dust’ – the bands inaugural track that first won them an intrigued and dedicated following.” Available to view on the bands website – the 3 part triptych is a rare glimpse into the HAELOS psyche as the band explore modern big city life with the rituals and coping strategies that occupy the early hours, the pain after the rave.
Jeffrey Lewis has shared his latest single ‘Back To Manhattan’ from the upcoming new album Manhattan out this Friday 30 October via Rough Trade / Remote Control Records.
‘Back To Manhattan’ is about breaking up with someone during a walk over the Williamsburg bridge and includes Jeff’s poignant perspective with a bit of humor…’I’m sleeping alone / back in Manhattan / But that’ll be later / if I make it happen / the air’s so romantic / But the big graffiti says suck dick / While the night drifts so gently / thru the sadness between us.’
Sui Zhen returns to Oz after showcasing her talents in THE BIG APPLE (NYC) to launch the album you know and hopefully love in your very own special way, SECRETLY SUSAN.
Secretly Susan has been receiving warm reviews from all over, including ALBUM OF THE WEEK on TRIPLE R RADIO so – time to celebrate! Susan will be throwing two very special Spring parties, in Sydney on Friday 13th November at 107 Projects and in Melbourne on Saturday 21st November at Shebeen proudly presented by the lovely people at Thump, Dot Dash and I Heard A Whisper.
Sui Zhen will perform with her live band featuring Alec Marshall (HOT PALMS, Why Don’t You Believe Me Records?) and Ashley Bundang (TOTALLY MILD, ZONE OUT). Guest appearances on congas by Mitch McGregor + saxophone by Cayn Borthwick borrowed from NO ZU.
Supports for both shows come in the form of by ZONE OUT + SANPO DISCO.
Zone Out is the exciting project of Ashley Bundang. With a new album on the way Sui can’t wait to see her play live. Sanpo Disco is the mix project of Rowan Mason aka DJ Cappuccino + Endless Sunset parties. Sui can’t wait to get down.
Sui Zhen’s Secretly Susan is in stores now, available on iTunes and on limited edition vinyl via Bandcamp.
Sydney electronic trio The Sticks have today shared the video for their second single ‘Sidestep’. The track comes from the trio’s self-titled debut LP to be released Friday 6 November via Broken Stone / Remote Control Records and features the vocals of soprano Jane Sheldon.
Their new video for ‘Sidestep’ is a visual feast, director Alex Ryan (The Preatures, 360, Papa vs Pretty) captures the bands live manipulated sonic-visual experience and wraps it into an immersive dreamy digital landscape. To celebrate the release of their debut album, The Sticks will be performing an audio-visual spectacular in Melbourne and Sydney this summer.
The video for ‘Hello’, the first single from Adele’s forthcoming album, 25, has smashed the Vevo 24 hr streaming record with 27.7 Million views. The previous record was held by Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ with 20.1 Million views.
25 is currently sitting at #1 on the Australian iTunes Album Chart. ‘Hello’ is also holding the top spot at #1 on the iTunes Single Chart.
‘Hello’ also shot straight to #1 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart.
Watch Adele’s record breaking video for ‘Hello’ via the image. The video is lensed by Cannes Jury Prize winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).
Overnight Grimes released her self-directed video for ‘Flesh Without Blood’/’Life in the Vivid Dream’, from her forthcoming album Art Angels, out digitally Friday 6th November via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
This morning triple j premiered the new single ‘Flesh Without Blood’ and announced Grimes’ Laneway Festival sideshows in Sydney & Melbourne.
Spanning over 14 tracks, the new album features collaborations with Janelle Monáe and newcomer, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. It was recorded primarily in her home studio in Los Angeles, CA, where she relocated to in 2014. Like all of her previous albums, Art Angels was written and recorded entirely as a solo endeavor. The new album features more live instrumentation than ever before on a Grimes record. She plays piano, guitar and violin, continuing her evolution as a musician and a producer for her most ambitious album to date.
Catch Grime’s in Melbourne and Sydney. Tour details below.
Tickets on sale 30 October!
3 Feb – 170 Russell, Melbourne
10 Feb – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets + more info here.
Flightless Records and Panache Touring are extremely excited to announce that Thee Oh Sees will be touring Australia in January, 2016. Not only that but to celebrate the tour announcement, there will also be a special Australian release of the group’s fourteenth studio album Mutilator Defeated At Last on limited edition deluxe vinyl.
Considered as one of the most influential, pioneering and exciting garage bands of the 2000s, Thee Oh Sees will return on the back of their fiercest record to date – Mutilator Defeated At Last – along with a brand new lineup consisting of John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and double drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. It’s the loudest, fastest and tightest Thee Oh Sees have ever sounded.
The band will embark on a massive nine-date Australian tour that will see them perform shows around the country this January. It will be their first visit back to our shores since 2013. See Thee Oh Sees in Brisbane at Crow Bar on January 8, Gold Coast at Shark Bar on January 9, Byron Bay at The Northern on January 10, Newcastle at The Small Ballroom on January 13, Sydney at Newtown Social Club on January 15, Wollongong at the Uni Bar on January 16, Geelong at the Barwon Club on January 16, Melbourne at Howler on January 19 and Fremantle at Mojo’s Bar on January 23. All tickets are on sale now, see below for details.
But before they arrive, November 20 will see their new album released for Australian fans for the very first time as a limited edition deluxe vinyl. The album is nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to. Previous album Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back – but Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin – with only two slight reprieves in heaviness this is a record made to be played loudly and that demands bodily sacrifice inherently.
Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous – synths and acoustic guitars expertly wind their way throughout like veins of gold through granite – any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best, and it’s available to pre-order now via Flightless / Remote Control Records.
‘Hello’, the first single from Adele’s forthcoming album, 25, is available to buy and stream now.
A video to accompany the single can be viewed below. The video is lensed by Cannes Jury Prize winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).
“It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s beautiful, heartbreaking song,” remarked Dolan. “When I first heard it, all the images were already running so clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely.”
The video was shot in mid October outside Montreal where the Canadian director explained, “being on set with her was wonderful. And the thought of directing her in the ‘acting’ aspect of the term was exciting. I discovered that she’s a very talented actress – no matter what she’ll tell you.” Dolan further enthused about the collaboration by saying “It was a great experience. Adele allowed me to dive into this full throttle, so I could abandon myself artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.”
The video also features a cameo by American actor Tristan Wilds (The Wire, The Secret Life Of Bees).