BELLES WILL RING TO PERFORM ‘CRYSTAL THEATRE’ IN FULL

To celebrate the crowd-funded release of their critically acclaimed album Crystal Theatre on vinyl, Belles Will Ring are excited to announce a special one off show on October 20th at Newtown’s The Vanguard where they will play the record in full.

Joining them will be iconic Australian band Knievel, who will be playing their classic record, ‘Steep Hill Climb’ from beginning to end.

In 2011 Belles Will Ring received wide critical acclaim for Crystal Theatre with Rolling Stone giving it 4 stars, Mess and Noise calling it a “sweet and terrifying…a moody, sprawling animal” and Drum Media declaring Crystal Theatre to be “a nostalgically brilliant album that’s ironically way ahead of its time.”

Belles Will Ring fans called for a vinyl release of Crystal Theatre and in December 2011 the band successfully crowd funded the money to print a limited edition 180 GSM vinyl edition in a gatefold sleeve.

Crystal Theatre is such a huge record in both scope and length that it took 6 months in total to get the vinyl pressed and it is with no small amount of elation that the band wish to celebrate this by playing the album live from start to finish for the first and only time.

Tickets on sale from The Vanguard now.

BELLES WILL RING PERFORM ‘CRYSTAL THEATRE’ IN FULL
with special guests Knievel playing Steep Hill Climb in full
Saturday October 20 The Vanguard, Newtown

Belles Will Ring Crystal Theatre is out now via Dot Dash Recordings.

JOE MCKEE ANNOUNCES ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, has announced an album launch tour. Catch Joe perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this August.

JOE MCKEE ‘BURNING BOY’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR AUGUST 2012

FRI 10 – ESTONIAN CLUB, NORTH ADELAIDE
with Steering By Stars
SAT 11 – GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
with Melodie Nelson
THU 16 – PADDINGTON UNITING CHURCH, SYDNEY
with Melodie Nelson
FRI 24 – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH
with Melodie Nelson

First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.

Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.

DARLING HILLS from Liam Saint-Pierre on Vimeo.

 

Burning Boy is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Burning Boy - Joe McKee

NED COLLETTE & WIREWALKER SIGN WITH FIRE RECORDS!

Ned Collette & Wirewalker have signed a worldwide deal with Fire Records. The esteemed London based indie will release Ned Collette & Wirewalker’s new album 2 in August.  2 is out in Australia and NZ now via Dot Dash/Remote Control.

Ned Collette & Wirewalker embark on a national album launch tour this month. Russian-born, Israeli-raised and Berlin-based musician Mary Ocher will support all shows, joined by local supports.

NED COLLETTE + WIREWALKER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THURSDAY 14 JUNE – BLACKBEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
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FRIDAY 15 JUNE – FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY
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SATURDAY 16 JUNE- THE METRO, ADELAIDE
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SATURDAY 23 JUNE – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets via www.northcotesocialclub.com

 

Ned Collette & Wirewalker – 2 is out now via Dot Dash Remote Control.
Ned Collette and Wirewalker 2 - Ned Collette and Wirewalker
Purchase 2 on vinyl here.

NEW VIDEO: NED COLLETTE & WIREWALKER – ‘LONG YOU LIE’

MESS+NOISE have premiered ‘Long You Lie’, the alluring new video from Ned Collette & Wirewalker.

Taken from the forthcoming album 2, out 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control, ‘Long You Lie’ features guest vocals from Sascha Gersak and was directed by Berlin-based filmmakers Lucy Dyson and Joseph Jensen.

Check out the video below.

To celebrate the release of their much anticipated second album, Ned Collette and Wirewalker will perform a string of album launches over June.

NED COLLETTE + WIREWALKER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THURSDAY 14 JUNE – BLACKBEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
Tickets via www.mobileindustries.oztix.com.au

FRIDAY 15 JUNE – FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY
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SATURDAY 16 JUNE- THE METRO, ADELAIDE
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SATURDAY 23 JUNE – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets via www.northcotesocialclub.com

JOE MCKEE ‘DARLING HILLS’ VIDEO & FREE MP3

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, will release his debut solo album Burning Boy on 25 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.

Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.

NED COLLETTE & WIREWALKER ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

To celebrate the release of their much anticipated second album 2, set for release on Friday 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control, Ned Collette and Wirewalker will perform a string of album launches over June.

Russian-born, Israeli-raised and Berlin-based musician Mary Ocher will support all shows, with local supports to be announced.

It’s been over two years since Melbourne musician Ned Collette relocated to Berlin. Written mostly during Collette’s first year in the German capital, 2 explores themes of distance and restarting, taking up arms against the neighbours, fantasies of death and decline after the party, butterflies, salad, altering cities and forgotten home. The album also features an instrumental tribute to late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. Most of the album was recorded between Collette in Berlin and Joe Talia in Melbourne, with Talia spending six weeks in Berlin over May and June in 2011 to further expand on their recordings. Collette then came to Melbourne in October 2011 and finalised the mixes of nine songs, many of which have codas courtesy of Talia.

All tickets on sale Friday 20 April.

NED COLLETTE + WIREWALKER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THURSDAY 14 JUNE
BLACKBEAR LODGE, BRISBANE

Tickets via www.mobileindustries.oztix.com.au

FRIDAY 15 JUNE
FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY

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SATURDAY 16 JUNE
THE METRO, ADELAIDE

Tickets via www.mobileindustries.oztix.com.au

SATURDAY 23 JUNE
NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets via www.northcotesocialclub.com

STREAM: NED COLLETTE & WIREWALKER ‘IL FUTURO FANTASTICO’

‘Il Futuro Fantastico’ is the new single from Ned Collette and Wirewalker, taken from their much anticipated second album 2, set for release on Friday 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

It’s been the over two years since Melbourne musician Ned Collette relocated to Berlin. Written mostly during Collette’s first year in the German capital, 2 explores themes of distance and restarting, taking up arms against the neighbours, fantasies of death and decline after the party, butterflies, salad, altering cities and forgotten home. The album also features an instrumental tribute to late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.

While this is the second Wirewalker record, the title 2 also refers to the fact that the album is essentially a collaboration between Collette and Talia, with regular Wirewalker member Ben Bourke taking time off to be with his young family in Melbourne.

Collette plays mostly Spanish guitar on 2 and is joined by various guest vocalists including Gemma Ray (UK), Laura Jean, Biddy Connor, Mirjam Smejkal (Germany) and Sascha Gersak (Germany). Both Smejkal and Gersak feature in the forthcoming film clip for album track ‘Long You Lie’, directed by Berlin-based filmmakers Lucy Dyson and Joseph Jensen.

Stream ‘Il Futuro Fantastico’

Ned Collette and Wirewalker - 2 is out 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

JOE MCKEE (SNOWMAN)
 ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH BEN SALTER

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, is embarking on a co-headline tour of Australia this month with Ben Salter (The Gin Club, Giants of Science).

Snowman released two albums out of Perth – 2006s Snowman and 2009s violent masterpiece The Horse, The Rat & The Swan. Praise, wide ranging and effusive, came from all corners of the globe with the band touring around Australia several times and securing themselves first place in the Mess + Noise readers’ poll in 2008.

The band relocated to London where they gigged and slowly piecedtogether their third album Absence – a magnificent pulsing, wash of a record that would become their parting salvo. Two members moved to Iceland with child in tow, another firmly folded into the arms of Cambridge. Joe, always spinning in his own orbit, landed back in Perth with a collection of songs inspired by this process, by home, by London and by the catharsis involved in returning to a place you’ve tried so long to forget.

Now he is set to release his debut solo album, Burning Boy through Dot Dash / Remote Control. Recorded with long time collaborator Dave Parkin in Perth, Burning Boy was written in various countries over a three year period, all over the globe. Stay tuned for further album release details!

Joe McKee and Ben Salter, two veterans of the Australian music scene, are joining forces to perform a series intimate shows across Australia. Taking in six states and territories this could be the last time for a while that these two artists grace Australian stages. Don’t miss out.

Ben Salter and Joe McKee
Australian Tour

WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL – YOURS & OWLS, WOLLONGONG NSW

with Sean Curran and Obscura Hail
THURSDAY 5 APRIL – THE UNION, SYDNEY NSW
FRIDAY 6 APRIL – FRONT GALLERY, CANBERRA ACT

with Savages
SATURDAY 7 APRIL – PETERSHAM BOWLS CLUB, SYDNEY NSW
with Richard Cuthbert (of Richard in Your Mind)
SUNDAY 8 APRIL – CHINO’S, NEWCASTLE NSW
THURSDAY 12 APRIL – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

with Felicity Groom
FRIDAY 13 APRIL – LISMORE BOWLS CLUB, LISMORE NSW
with Felicity Groom
SATURDAY 14 APRIL – SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD
with Falconhood
THURSDAY 19 APRIL – THE METRO, ADELAIDE SA
with Lachlan James Wilson (Steering By Stars)
FRIDAY 20 APRIL – THE FLY TRAP, FREMANTLE WA
with Medicine Hat
SUNDAY 22 APRIL – THE BIRD, PERTH, WA
with Rabbit Island
FRIDAY 27 APRIL – THE ALLEYCAT, HOBART TAS
with Ben Lawless
SATURDAY 28 APRIL – THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC
with Single Twin (solo)
SUNDAY 29 APRIL – PURE POP RECORDS IN-STORE, MELBOURNE VIC

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Joe McKee – Burning Boy is set for release in 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.