Mick Turner will release new album Don’t Tell the Driver on 15th November 2013 via King Crab / Remote Control.
With the help of his many friends, Mick Turner has turned over a powerful page of life and music with Don’t Tell the Driver. The album was recorded at Mick’s Melbourne studio ‘Big Moth’ over last 4 years.
Replete with classic epics and timely reprises, Don’t Tell the Driver is an inspired and focused collection of Mick Turner music that reaches for new borders without sacrificing the dizzy wandering and painterly stillness that has typified Mick’s best work of the past.
As much as guitar, Don’t Tell the Driver features heaps of help from friends, adding piano, melodica, Fender Rhodes, horns and vocals.
Caroline Kennedy-McCraken (Dead Star, The Plums, Caroline No) – vocals
Oliver Mann (Australian opera, solo artist) – vocals
Ian Wadley (Minimum Chips, Bird Blobs, Mad Nanna) – drums
Jeff Wegener (Laughing Clowns) -drums
Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Where Were You at Lunch) – drums
Peggy Frew (Art of Fighting) – bass
Don’t Tell The Driver Track-listing:
1. All Gone
3. Long Way Home
4. Don’t Tell the Driver
5. Gone Dreaming
6. Here’s a Way
7. The Navigator
8 Over Waves
9. The Birdcatcher
10. We’re Not Going Home
11. The Last Song
Mick Turner – Don’t Tell the Driver is out 15 November 2013 via King Crab / Remote Control.
Regular visitors to Australia, Future of the Left are contractually obliged to tell you that their fourth studio album “how to stop your brain in an accident” will be released on 25th October 2013 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.
Listen to first song off the album ‘bread, cheese, bow and arrow’ below:
Sydney five piece Sister Jane are proud to announce the release of their new single ‘Whole Wide World’ out Tuesday 15th October via Broken Stone Records / Remote Control. ‘Whole Wide World’ is lifted off the bands second record Frontier, set for release early 2014.
‘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.
‘Whole Wide World’ is a treatise on new beginnings and epic ambition. The track was recorded between an abandoned schoolhouse in Wauchope (NSW) and guitarist Liam Judson’s Sydney studio. Mastering duties were taken care of by Grammy award-winning producer William Bowden. Judson’s riffs recall the cinematic splendour of Echo And The Bunnymen, spiked with traces of post-punk and Dan Davey’s vocals – reminiscent of Britpop hedonism – are an exercise in narrative swagger. Elsewhere, Michaela Davies’ bass lends Lauren Crew’s sixties-soaked keyboards a tougher edge while an urgent drumbeat showcases Joe Driver’s technical progression and doubles as Krautrock-inflected call to arms.
The product of a fiercely collaborative ethos, ‘Whole Wide World’ is both a musical departure and a coming of age. It’s also proof of a band at the height of its powers – an unconstrained yet accessible musical foray.
T54 have released the new single ‘Return Of The Worm’ from their upcoming album In Brush Park, out in Australia on Friday 8th August via Flying Nun / Remote Control.
The new video premiered on Mess and Noise, and like the song, is loud and catchy but with a menacing undertone. Directed by Melbourne-based Samuel Galloway, he decided to keep the clip simple but difficult at the same time;
“I’ve always hated those creepy low budget puppet TV shows, so we used that idea to give the clip a bit of an edge,” Galloway says.“We had heard working with children was really easy, so we thought we’d make a challenge by feeding him lollies and then giving him a sword in a highly destructible environment. The whole thing was a nightmare.”
In Brush Park was recorded at the Dunedin venue Sammys by Tom Bell (David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights), it features ten tracks of glorious guitar drone, fuzz and feedback from the Christchurch three-piece (Joe Sampson, Matt Scobie and Sam Hood).
In Brush Park Tracklist:
1. Nails Painted
2. Life is Swell
3. Kill Red
4. O Nina
5. Return of the Worm
6. SW Chops
7. AC Parade
8. Return To Action Movies
9. Jennifer Hands
10. Biscuit City Sisters
T54 - In Brush Park is out in Australia on Friday 8 November via Flying Nun / Remote Control.
Remote Control Records & The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to announce that two of the world’s most influential bands of the last decade, NINE INCH NAILS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, will join forces for a massive double headline tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
In what could arguably be described as one of the biggest double bills to ever reach our shores, QOTSA and NIN, joined by special guest BRODY DALLE, will kick off this explosive tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday March 6th 2014 and continue on around the country visiting Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch.