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

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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

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.

NED COLLETTE & WIREWALKER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM | FREE MP3

Ned Collette and Wirewalker return with 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.

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 came to Melbourne in October 2011 and finalised the mixes of nine songs, many of which have codas courtesy of Talia.

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.

Ned Collette & Wirewalker are kindly offering a free download of ‘Happy Heart’, the first track taken from 2.

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD TO ‘HAPPY HEART’


2 Track-listing:

1. Il Futuro Fantastico
2. Stampy
3. The Hedonist
4. How To Change A City
5. The Decision
6. Long You Lie
7. Happy Heart
8. For Roberto
9. What Lights Have You Seen

TEETH & TONGUE TO TOUR THE US AND CANADA


Teeth & Tongue are heading to the US and Canada for a string of dates, including SXSW and Canadian Music Week.

Wednesday 7th March, The Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz, CA (9pm)

Thursday 8th March, The Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA (10pm)

Saturday 10th March, The Home Room, Los Angeles (time TBA)

Sunday 11th March, LA Aussie BBQ, The Echo, Los Angeles (4pm)

Wednesday 14th March, SXSW – Flavorpill Party, Lipstick 24, Austin, TX (time TBA)

Thursday 15th March, SXSW – Stephen F’s Bar, Austin. 11pm

Saturday 17th March, SXSW – 5th Annual Dart Music International House showcase at the German Free School, Austin, TX (2pm)

Saturday 17th March, SXSW – The Aussie BBQ at Maggie Maes Rooftop, Austin TX (7pm)

Wednesday 21st March, CMW – C’est What, Toronto ON, Canada (9pm)

Friday 23rd March, CMW – Don’t Touch That Dial Presents, The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada (time TBA)

Saturday 24th March, CMW- Toronto Aussie BBQ, El Mocambo, Toronto ON, Canada (3.10pm)

Sunday 25th March, New York Aussie BBQ, The Bell House, NY (6.30pm)

 

Tambourine is out now via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control
Tambourine - Teeth and Tongue

ON MY PLAYLIST w/ TEETH & TONGUE

The lovely Jess Cornelius from Teeth+Tongue talks about the music currently on her mind.

Teeth & Tongue will play at the Melbourne Music Week closing party this Saturday 26 November, Melbourne Central Rooftop. Presented by Two Bright Lakes & Mess+Noise, also playing is Nick Huggins and Oscar+Martin + many more.

Superette – ‘Waves’

We’re covering this song for a Flying Nun birthday celebration gig and it’s reminding me how much I love this band. They were played a lot on student radio in Wellington, and this came out in 1997. They’ve been broken up for ages, though. This track is about a guy who accidentally kills a girl in the middle of a field, it’s pretty heartbreaking.

The Weeknd – ‘The Morning’

http://youtu.be/NRUKozmkPPY

This doesn’t really need any explanation. I’m hooked, just like everyone else. I didn’t realise Marc had the record until a recent drive up to Sydney, where we had it on repeat. It’s good driving music. Marc loves slinky R ‘n’ B a lot more than anyone would guess.

Laura Jean – ‘Australia’

Simon Grounds recorded this track and he was telling me about it before I heard it. He described it as the ‘anti national anthem’. It sends shivers down my spine when I see it played live.

We could not find this track online, but you can listen to more of Laura’s beautiful music here.


Ballads – ‘Your Mistake’

Listen here.

This is a new Melbourne band that have only put out a 7″ so far. But this track has had got a lovely lilting, meandering rhythm and a sweet wurlitzer vibe, but then this big droney organ thing comes in and makes it all a bit tough.

Alexandra Stan – ‘Mr Saxobeat’

This one’s on Marc’s behalf. He came to rehearsal one day raving about this really catchy pop song he heard in a supermarket. He even sang it to me to see if I’d recognise it. I think he really likes the way the singer says the word ‘freak’, kind of rolling her ‘rr’s in a very Russian sort of way. I went home and looked up the song on You Tube but I have to say, I ‘m not sure I share his enthusiasm. I like the way Marc sings it though.

 


Teeth & Tongue – Tambourine
is out now via Dot Dash/Remote Control
Tambourine - Teeth and Tongue

SAND PEBBLES’ REVEAL NEW SINGLE & KICK OFF TOUR NEXT MONTH

NEW SINGLE
SAND PEBBLES
‘Dark Magic’ (The Hell-Broth & Bubble single mix)

The wait is almost over for interstate punters. Melbourne flower-punk luminaries Sand Pebbles embark on a national tour next month to launch their acclaimed new album Dark Magic in Canberra, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart. To coincide with the forthcoming tour, Sand Pebbles have released their second single, the Hell Broth & Bubble remix version of single ‘Dark Magic’. Listen above.

SAND PEBBLES ‘DARK MAGIC’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER - THE FRONT CANBERRA (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ THE SUN BLINDNESS
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER – GOODGOD SYDNEY (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ THE SUN BLINDNESS & ASTRAL KALEIDOSCOPE
FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER - BYRON BAY BREWERY, BYRON BAY (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ BLACK CAB AND THE WINDY HILLS
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER – EIGHT MILES HIGH FESTIVAL BRISBANE, THE ZOO, w/ BLACK CAB, RICHARD IN YOUR MIND
SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER – GRAND POOH BAR, HOBART (ALBUM LAUNCH), w/ HEY MOOK!
FRIDAY 23 DECEMBER – THE ESPY FRONT BAR, MELBOURNE, w/ MATT SONIC AND THE HIGH TIMES, BURIED FEATHER
FRIDAY 6 JANUARY 2012 - THE NASH, GEELONG, w/ BLACK CAB

Sand Pebbles – Dark Magic is out now
via Dot Dash/ Remote Control
Dark Magic - Sand Pebbles