KELLY DANCE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘GOODNIGHT BERLIN’

‘Head in the Noose’ is the first single from folk singer Kelly Dance, off her new album Goodnight Berlin due out May 17th via Broken Stone Records / Remote Control.

A showpiece for Dance’s otherworldly voice, ‘Head in the Noose’ is a shifting, tumbling lament over the bare snap of guitar and drums, like Bo Diddley or Sanford Clark at their darkest. Dance’s voice recalls the cracked amber of Karen Dalton and the enigma of Josephine Foster.

Dance is an itinerant artist. She has lived in Australia, Fiji and Indonesia, amongst the clouds in Hong Kong, the flamenco masters in Seville and the afterglow of 24-hour Tescos in London. Goodnight Berlin was mostly recorded over ten days and nights in an East Berlin studio. Dance’s songs are haunted by these places. Half-dreamt, half-imaginary landscapes recur in Goodnight Berlin.

‘Head in the Noose’ sings of lonely cities, empty rooms and pavement slipstreams. Spare and hand-made, with a ghosting of strings, ‘Head in the Noose’ has a subdued grandeur.

It stands out on an album both dark and nostalgic, sweet and unsettling. The warmth of Goodnight Berlin, as well as its strange, unexpected instrumental textures, are a product of its collaborative spirit. Dance joins in duets with Toby Martin from Youth Group and Aidan Roberts from The Maple Trail – the album also features a widescreen ballad penned by Roberts. Guest musicians provide bird-like clarinet lines in ‘Australia’ and the jingles, creaks and sighs in the aptly named ‘Signal’.

Kelly Dance ‘Head In The Noose’ single launch

Wednesday 20th March Arcadia Bar, Redfern NSW (free entry)

‘Head In The Noose’ is available digitally this Friday.

THE MAPLE TRAIL ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

The Maple Trail, the solo project of Sydney-based musician Aidan Roberts, will launch his stunning new album Cable Mount Warning in Sydney and Melbourne.

Catch The Maple Trail at The Gasometer in Melbourne on Tuesday 24 April (Anzac Day Eve), and at The Vanguard in Sydney on Thursday 3 May.

With Cable Mount Warning, out now on Broken Stone Records, The Maple Trail charges forth in a calamitous chorus of layered, epic, bright and summery folk songs. Roberts describes the albums sound as similar to “Bryter Layter (Nick Drake) and Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield)”. The Maple Trail will take you down a dark winding path and then throw you into the light.

His third solo album, Cable Mount Warning is a change of scenery and method. The album is an exercise in writing over 18 months, spanning across New Zealand, at home in the Blue Mountains, and recorded amongst the clutter and kipple of his new urban home studio in Stanmore, Sydney. Roberts focused almost exclusively on recording acoustic instruments, and the album was mixed with Liam Judson, long time collaborator and co-songwriter in Belles Will Ring. The result is the most concise and buoyant exhibition of The Maple Trail’s sound to date.

The Maple Trail Cable Mount Warning Launch Tour

MELBOURNE
Tuesday 24 April (Anzac Day Eve)
The Gasometer, Melbourne
with special guests to be announced

SYDNEY
Tuesday 3 May
The Vanguard, Sydney
with special guests to be announced

The Maple Trail – Cable Mount Warning is out now via Broken Stone Records
Cable Mount Warning - The Maple Trail

BROKEN STONE RECORDS ARTIST TALKS ANNOUNCED

Broken Stone Records (BSR) is hitting the road next week for a ten date east coast showcase tour, featuring live performances from Sister JaneCaitlin ParkMagnetic Heads and The Maple Trail. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

BSR is excited to announce that it will also host intimate artist-on-artist talks in Bellingen, Byron Bay, Kyneton and Katoomba. These FREE, ALL AGES artists on artists discussion sessions will be accompanied by a live acoustic performance.

BSR artists will share their experiences in self-recording and production with audiences, providing an insight into the use of digital technology and analogue techniques to self-produce music.  This is a great opportunity for local musicians to find out more about the ‘DIY’ approach to recording and releasing music.

The BSR live shows will also be accompanied by live footage VJ-ing and projections of their video clips. An exciting display of artworks created as part of Broken Stone’s recording releases will be on show in the venue space for audiences to explore.

BROKEN STONE RECORDS ARTIST TALKS
FREE & ALL AGES
Friday 10 Feb | 5 Church St, 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW | 11:30am
Saturday 11 Feb | Mullumbimby RocknRoll Coffee Company, Shp 3/ 55 Burringbar St, Byron Bay, NSW | 11.30am
Saturday 18 Feb | Kyneton Instrumental Music, 33 High Street, Kyneton, VIC | 4.00pm
Sunday 26 Feb | Cafe Zuppa, 36 Katoomba St,  Katoomba, NSW | 11.00am

BROKEN STONE RECORDS ROADSHOW
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Thursday 9 February | Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW – ALL AGES
Tickets via moshtix.com
Friday 10 February
| Byron Bay Brewery  Bryon Bay NSW
Tickets via moshtix.com
Saturday 11 February
| The Waiting Room, Brisbane QLD - ALL AGES
Tickets via moshtix.com
Friday 17 February
|The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT – ALL AGES
Tickets via patronbase.com
Saturday 18 February
| Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton VIC – ALL AGES
Tickets via moshtix.com
Sunday 19 February
| Horse Bazaar,  Melbourne VIC | Tickets via moshtix.com
Wednesday 22 February
| The Lass, Newcastle NSW| Tickets via moshtix.com
Thursday 23 February
| The Standard, Sydney NSW | Tickets via moshtix.com
Friday 24 February
| The Clifton School of Arts, Clifton NSW - ALL AGES
Tickets via moshtix.com
Saturday 25 February
| The Baroque Bar, Katoomba NSW
Tickets via moshtix.com

BROKEN STONE RECORDS SHOWCASE HITS THE ROAD

Boasting an impeccable roster of up-and-coming Australian talent, independent label Broken Stone Records is hitting the road in February for a roadshow extravaganza.

With a suitcase full of great local artists, the touring showcase of music and mixed-media art will feature live performances from Sister Jane, Magnetic Heads, Caitlin Park and The Maple Trail and will visit Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney, as well as regional cities Bellingen, Kyneton, Clifton and Katoomba.

The bands’ performances will be accompanied by live footage VJ-ing and projections of their video clips. An exciting display of artworks created as part of Broken Stone’s recording releases (including sculptural work used in film clips, photographs from live shows and illustrative cover art) will be on show in the venue space for audiences to explore.

THE ARTISTS

Roadhouse blues and tangled rock’n’roll dreamers SISTER JANE hail from the Blue Mountains. Following the release of their debut full length Mercy in 2011, Broken Stone Records is excited to announce the re-release of Mercy on 12″ vinyl in 2012. This re-issue will feature a limited edition alternate cover and a free download.

Longlisted for the AMP 2011, CAITLIN PARK’s debut album Milk Annual has been widely received as a par excellence debut effort. A singer-songwriter from Sydney, Park is not your average neo-folk musician and has single-handedly taken this genre and pulled it to the left with her abstract composition, electro-acoustic stylings and film nostalgia. Caitlin has spent some time in the UK in late 2011 and will be returning to release her sophomore album and tour in May 2012.

After two widely acclaimed EPs, there is much anticipation for the debut album from Sydney based four-piece MAGNETIC HEADS. The band (which has been compared to the Go Betweens, The Talking Heads and Echo & The Bunnymen) has spent the bright Australian summer writing and will be recording their first full length in March of 2012 – scheduled for a release this September.

THE MAPLE TRAIL will release their latest album Cable Mount Warning in March 2012. With Cable Mount Warning, The Maple Trail charges forth in a calamitous chorus of epic, introspective, yet summery folk songs that take you down a dark winding path before throwing you into the light.

BROKEN STONE RECORDS ROADSHOW
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

Thursday 9 February – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen NSW – ALL AGES
Friday 10 February – Byron Bay Brewery Bryon Bay NSW
Saturday 11 February – The Waiting Room, Brisbane QLD – ALL AGES
Friday 17 February – The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT – ALL AGES
Saturday 18 February – Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton VIC – ALL AGES
Sunday 19 February- Horse Bazaar, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 22 February – The Lass, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 23 February – The Standard, Sydney NSW
Friday 24 February – The Clifton School of Arts, Clifton NSW – ALL AGES
Saturday 25 February – The Baroque Bar, Katoomba NSW