Johnny Hunter go deeper with raw new single, ‘Cry Like A Man’

Johnny Hunter go deeper with raw new single, ‘Cry Like A Man’

Johnny Hunter

go deeper with raw new single

Cry Like A Man


Making their 2022 return an impactful one, Sydney’s Johnny Hunter unleashes their new single, ‘Cry Like A Man’.

 

With their long awaited debut album in the wings awaiting its release this year, a song like ‘Cry Like A Man’ is another strong step forward for Johnny Hunter in demonstrating the strength and emotional pull of the broader record. Much like 2021’s singles ‘LIFE’ and ‘The Floor’, ‘Cry Like A Man’ is storytelling masterfully executed by songwriter Nick Hutt, and bolstered by the dynamic musicality of the band as a unit.

 

The single encompasses themes of vulnerability, masculinity and navigating the whole range of emotions that come with it. For Hutt, ‘Cry Like A Man’ is especially personal in both its genesis and creation; as he explains, there is much to be said in being able to acknowledge and embrace vulnerability, as there is in being able to look inward at yourself and your own behaviours.

 

 

“Men often abuse their masculinity to shield their vulnerability, in doing so they jeopardise the balance of the two dualities, they lose their sense of humanity and sense of self, to satisfy the self-aggrandising fallacy that the world belongs to them. 

 

I had been placed in the unfortunate position of witnessing someone shrink into very selfish and abusive behaviour. It had been my first encounter with such an event and it shook me to my core. After the dust had settled, I couldn’t help but dissect it. A special song as it was written the first time I interacted with our producer Jack [Moffitt]. The violent lyrics set the tone for the song and unravel the events that took place on that fateful night, written in a 6 hour brainstorm with Jack as I manically yelled lyrics whilst he then pulled them apart.”
Nick Hutt, JOHNNY HUNTER

 

 

 

 

Since Johnny Hunter’s signing with Cooking Vinyl Australia in 2021, the band have been courting much support and buzz surrounding the music released throughout that year. Music that spoke from the heart while also generating theatrical soundscapes that invoked the spirits of artists like IDLES, Fontaines D.C. and Parquet Courts; the evolution of Johnny Hunter now enters a triumphant phase.

 

As a live unit, Johnny Hunter flourished in 2021, selling out shows along the east coast at venues like The Lansdowne in Sydney, Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar and O’Skulligans in Brisbane. Internationally, their music dipped into the fashion world with landmark Australian label Zimmerman featuring Johnny Hunter during their runway AW21 campaign.

 

PRAISE FOR JOHNNY HUNTER

“[Johnny Hunter] emerge from the darkness with a new passion for existence…”
The Line Of Best Fit (‘LIFE’)

“One of the most exciting and dynamic bands in the antipodean region…”
Backseat Mafia

“…a dark, guitar-heavy jam that goes deep into the realms of introspection.”
The Music (‘LIFE’)

“The band’s brooding, bass-slung, post-punk style cites many of the UK city’s [London] greats, while moving in a lane of its own.”
Clash UK (‘LIFE’)

“How ‘bout these Shakespeares of the inner west managing to get ‘et tu brutus’ into a chorus?! invigorating and seismic stuff from one of the best live bands around right now.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘The Floor’)

“Johnny Hunter at their most cataclysmic. The chorus is a harrowing, ominous war cry and I’m absolutely heeding the call.”
Triple J, Joe Khan (‘The Floor’)

“…a collection of theatrical, propulsive post-punk gems influenced by stalwarts like Joy Division and Sonic Youth along with contemporaries like Royal Headache.”
Music Feeds

“Rocking what could best be described as a post-glam-rock aesthetic, Johnny Hunter are much more of an experience than they are a band.”
I OH YOU

“A listen to Johnny Hunter’s music will reveal punkish stories of heartbreak, overconfidence, and millennial masculinity.” 
Happy Magazine

“If you’ve been paying any attention to the Sydney rock scene lately, chances are you’ve heard the buzz over Johnny Hunter already.”
Pilerats

“…Johnny Hunter are a powerhouse of the music industry.”
Temporary Dreamer

 

 

CRY LIKE A MAN’ is out now


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Jack White shares ‘Love Is Selfish’ from second album of 2022, Entering Heaven Alive out July 22.

Jack White shares ‘Love Is Selfish’ from second album of 2022, Entering Heaven Alive out July 22.

Jack White

shares ‘Love Is Selfish’

from second album of 2022,

Entering Heaven Alive

out July 22.


Jack White has shared ‘Love Is Selfish’, the latest track from his upcoming new album Entering Heaven Alive the second of two to be released this year. Listen to the new single HERE, and look out for the official self-directed music video premiering overnight HERE.

 

‘Love Is Selfish’ precedes the release of two brand new Jack White albums: Fear Of The Dawn arrives everywhere via Third Man Records on April 8, and Entering Heaven Alive follows on July 22. Both albums are available for pre-order on vinyl and CD now. In addition to the standard black vinyl version of Fear Of The Dawn five limited edition vinyl variants have been announced and are also available for pre-order (while supplies last). Details on digital pre-orders for both albums and vinyl variants for Entering Heaven Alive will be announced soon.

 

Fear Of The Dawn was first announced with the release of ‘Taking Me Back’, hailed by Paste Magazine as “a return to White’s sweet spot” and joined by a companion video – directed by Jack White and co-directed by Lauren Dunn (Megan Thee Stallion, Kali Uchis). In addition, White previewed his upcoming ‘Supply Chain Issues Tour’ band in the ‘Taking Me Back (Live)’ performance video which premiered last week. WATCH HERE.

 

Jack White recently announced the first dates of The Supply Chain Issues Tour, with shows in North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Produced by Live Nation, the tour – which features White’s first headline shows in four years – begins with two sold-out Fear Of The Dawn album release shows, set for April 8 and 9 at Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre, and then continues through late August.

 

 

Love Is Selfish’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

 

JACK WHITE
Fear Of The Dawn LP
April 2022
PRE-ORDER HERE

 

 

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July 2022
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COYLE GIRELLI RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘HERE COMES MY BABY’ + ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘FUNLAND’ SET TO DROP FEB 25

COYLE GIRELLI RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘HERE COMES MY BABY’ + ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘FUNLAND’ SET TO DROP FEB 25

COYLE GIRELLI

RELEASES NEW SINGLE

HERE COMES MY BABY

+ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘FUNLAND

SET TO DROP FEB 25


NYC-based English troubadour Coyle Girelli is back with a breathtaking new single Here Comes My Baby, a song filled with sweet longing amidst a strange and confusing world, out now . Here Comes My Baby is accompanied by a stunning visualiser, perfectly tailored to suit the yearning at the heart of the song.  The new single precedes Coyle Girelli’s new album Funland, written in isolation and set for release on February 25 – the album is available for pre-order now.  Australian fans will be familiar with Coyle’s one-of-a-kind vocals as his collaboration with Peking Duk member Keli HolidaySong Goes On, has been on high rotation on triple j throughout the year.   

 

Here Comes My Baby is one for the shoegaze fans – evocative of masters of the genre Mazzy Star, ingénue Hatchie and rockers The War On Drugs, this song would feel at home nestled amongst the tracks on the Big Little Lies original soundtrack; gentle guitars sway, Coyle’s unique, dreamy vocals lead confidently, like magic, amongst whirling reverb. 

 

There’s even a little Lana Del Rey influence amongst the bed of sound – in other words, every fan of alternative pop, guitar-led slow dancing, and genuine, classic songwriting will find something to love here.  Reflecting on the meaning behind the song, and the influences behind its conception, Coyle says, Here Comes My Baby has a dreamy indie vibe that I loved living in as I created it.  

 

 

 

Lyrically, it’s pretty simple it’s about craving the body of a lover in an uncertain moment of strangeness.  I had a running playlist that I listened to pretty much every day while I was writing and I think a lot of them influenced this track, and the album Some of the main ones on there were Leonard CohenNina Simone, Hamilton Leithauser, Cigarettes After Sex, The War on Drugs, Big Thief and Bruce Springsteen. 

 

Here Comes My Baby is just a taste of what is to come upon the release of Funland.  Years of experience within the music industry – upon performing on David LettermanLetterman himself said, “If I had a voice like that I’d run for President!” – have helped Coyle hone his craft to perfection, and he is in brilliant form on this new record, as Coyle says, “I’m so proud of Funland as a followup to my debut solo album Love Kills It takes you on a ride of hope, debauchery, lust and love.  I hope Aussies can turn it up and escape into Funland for 45 mins whenever they need it. 

 

A prolific, in-demand artist, Coyle Girelli has also written with global K-pop sensation BTS (their collaboration Heartbeat has a cool 97 million streams on Spotify), Macklemore and Robin Schulz, not to mention Australia’s own Keli Holiday, as he enthuses, “I’ve known and worked with Adam and Rueben of Peking Duk for a few years now.  I’ve written a bunch of songs with them both and even toured with them as guest vocalist in the US and in Europe shortly before COVID lockdown.

 

Song Goes On came out of one of those writing sessions and Adam and I continued to work on it for his Keli Holiday project.  I love how it came out and am thrilled that it’s getting love in Australia and from triple j.  Adam and I have been busy writing a lot more for Keli Holiday in the last few months.  Some right tunes to come!” 

 

 

Here Comes My Baby is out now. 

Funland is out February 25.


 

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Placebo Share New Single ‘Try Better Next Time’ From New Album ‘Never Let Me Go’ Out 25 March

Placebo Share New Single ‘Try Better Next Time’ From New Album ‘Never Let Me Go’ Out 25 March

 

Placebo

Share New Single

Try Better Next Time

From New Album ‘Never Let Me Go’

Out 25 March


Placebo share brand-new single, Try Better Next Time. It follows recent new tracks Beautiful James and Surrounded By Spies, the latter of which heralded news of the band’s long-awaited 8th studio album – and first together in almost a decade – Never Let Me Go.

 

 

Listen to Try Better Next Time here and view the visualizer here:

 

 

 

 

 

Never Let Me Go is released on 25th March 2022. Pre-order the album here.

 

Try Better Next Time further opens up what we know about Never Let Me Go’s frank and honest depiction of our modern times. Where opening single Beautiful James revealed a stern commentary on the proliferation of ignorant opinions, and follow-up track Surrounded By Spies spun themes of tech-saturation, Try Better Next Time – the album’s poignant centrepiece – can be easy to mistake as an apocalyptic vision of the future. Instead, we find the band focusing less on endings and more on new beginnings. It’s an anthem for the end of a world that we know – not the end of it completely – and a celebration of the possibility of what might come next, whether humanity has a seat at the table or not.

When Brian Molko considers how we might “grow fins, go back in the water” it is proposed with the greater good in mind. It is the setting aside of ego in the face of eco-disaster, in recognition of all that mankind has done to the planet. The world keeps turning whether under the influence of humanity or not. Commenting, he says: “It is not the end of the world, only the end of humanity, a distinction that in our overblown hubris we are unable to detect. Mother Nature has grown extremely weary of us. Try Better Next Time.”

 

Entering into the release of Never Let Me Go, Placebo continue to view their subject matter through as wide a lens as possible. Details come into sharp focus but are always considered with a bigger picture in mind. It may at times paint their world as one ravaged by the effects of mounting crises, but it also stands up as a document of how to hold onto one another, and nurture relationships, even when it feels like a losing battle. Never Let Me Go is a place to stare harsh realities in the face, while holding onto the hope of something brighter to come.

 

 

 

 

 


NEVER LET ME GO TRACK LISTING:

01. Forever Chemicals
02. Beautiful James
03. Hugz
04. Happy Birthday In The Sky
05. The Prodigal
06. Surrounded By Spies
07. Try Better Next Time
08. Sad White Reggae
09. Twin Demons
10. Chemtrails
11. This Is What You Wanted
12. Went Missing
13. Fix Yourself

 

 


 

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THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS RETURNS TO SBS – VICELAND ON 16 JANUARY 2022

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS  RETURNS TO SBS – VICELAND ON 16 JANUARY 2022

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY,

BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS

 

RETURNS TO SBS – VICELAND ON 16 JANUARY 2022


Back by popular demand, the cult hit documentary has been scheduled for an encore screening in Australia on SBS VICELAND on Sunday, 16 January 2021.

 

The 3 x BAFTA nominated and award-winning documentary, Bros: After the Screaming Stops originally premiered at the London BFI Film Festival in 2018 to huge acclaim and rave reviews from the media and fans alike. It instantly received a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and became a viral sensation after it aired in the UK on BBC4 to over 2M viewers and has since been viewed 20M times.

 

The story of Bros is one of immense success, immeasurable fame, unprecedented highs and truly devastating lows. It is one of tragedy, triumph and heartbreak, of noise and youth, silence and reunion. It is the story of brothers bound together by blood and music, taking on the world and making a reality out of their dreams.

 

In 1989, Bros, led by identical twins Matt and Luke Goss, took the world by storm with their catchy songs and good looks, bringing about a level of mania that had not been seen since The Beatles. Bros were everywhere: their debut album ‘Push’ has sold 10 million copies worldwide, and their singles were Number One in over 20 countries, with their biggest hits being ‘When Will I be Famous?’ and ‘I Owe You Nothing’. Bros were the only band to appear in every issue of Smash Hits from 1988 to 1991.

 

Produced by international production company, Fulwell 73, the home of The Late, Late Show with James Cordon, Carpool Karaoke, I Am Bolt and Hitsville – The Story of Motown with Berry Gordy, the critically acclaimed documentary stunned audiences around the world.

 

Bros: After the Screaming Stops is an explosive rollercoaster of emotion and follows the long-awaited reunion of the 80s pop sensation Bros. After decades of being estranged, twin brothers Matt and Luke announced they would reunite for a comeback gig in 2017, 30 years on from their last concert.

 

“The documentary was challenging for both of us, we questioned doing it because we are both so private and had been represented by soundbites throughout our careers.  We agreed to go ahead because we were both established in our own rights and as twins, we privately pine our own individuality even more so. It allowed us to get things off our chests, but I hope it also corrected some of the misconceptions about us that were radically inaccurate.” Said, Matt Goss.

 

Shot over 12 weeks in the build-up to the boys’ comeback gigs at London’s O2 Arena, Joe Pearlman and David Souter’s documentary is a jaw-droppingly unfiltered look at two estranged siblings attempting to reconnect. The film resonated with a wide audience and generated a plethora of new fans, rather than being solely about their music, it focused on the primal tensions of sibling rivalry and the imperfections of familial love.

 

 

‘The Best Music Documentary of All Time’ GQ Magazine

Bros: After the Screaming Stops is one of the best music documentaries of all time. A must-watch’ NME Magazine

‘Bros: After the Screaming Stops – Goss breakdown is the best music film since This Is Spinal Tap’ iNews

‘It is both deliberately hilarious and unintentionally so, as tragic as it is funny and as frank a portrait of fickle fame as you’re ever likely to see… this is one of the best music documentaries I have seen in a long time.’ The Guardian

 

‘It is a compelling portrait of complex human interpersonal dynamics’ The Independent

 

Forget everything else. If you haven’t seen Bros: After the Screaming Stops Documentary, You Need to Know! – BBC News

 

 

 

Bros: After the Screaming Stops will air on SBS VICELAND

  Sunday, 16 January 2022 at 11:15pm


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SUMMER SUNDOWN attracts an evening of vibrant Australian talent to PARRAMATTA PARK this January!

SUMMER SUNDOWN attracts an evening of vibrant Australian talent to PARRAMATTA PARK this January!

SUMMER SUNDOWN

attracts an evening of vibrant Australian talent to

PARRAMATTA PARK

this January!


In the thriving hub of a world heritage listed Parramatta Park, Summer Sundown will see live music return to The Crescent in Parramatta Park on Tuesday, January 25th 2022.

 

Music fans, families and groups of all ages will be welcomed back for a glowing Sydney summer evening, featuring an array of exceptional homegrown talent, including; SAFIA, Touch Sensitive, Alice Ivy & Clypso. The event is a family friendly affair, presented by the City of Parramatta Council in partnership with Live Nation, and Greater Sydney Parklands.

 

Buy Summer Sundown tickets, NSW 2022 | Moshtix

 

Australian darlings SAFIA lead the lineup with their rich, electronic woven, sonic landscapes; capping off a 2021 that saw them hit festivals Wildlands Weekender, Castaway, Now & Again and Bass In The Grass, alongside the likes of Missy Higgins, Tones & I, Hermitude & Ocean Alley.

 

Sydney’s own synth-driven visionary & style icon Touch Sensitive will also take to the stage, marking a year that saw him dominate streaming platforms, with over 14 million spins across his catalogue. Renowned collaborator and ARIA-nominated producer Alice Ivy performs earlier in the evening, bringing her eclectic soul-influenced, electronic-pop sound to soundtrack the clear evening, whilst Sydney-based producer and vocalist CLYPSO will open proceedings with her tropical inspired electronica. 

 

For the artists involved Summer Sundown will be some of the first opportunities they will have had to perform since early 2021. The return of live music around the country is one many fans and artists alike have been hanging out for. Summer Sundown promises to be an enjoyable summer evening of entertainment and music for City of Parramatta residents and visitors alike.

 

“It’s been over 2 years since we’ve had the opportunity to perform in Greater Sydney so as you can imagine we are extremely excited to just get out there & play! People can expect big production, loud sing-alongs & 3 guys who’ll just be happy to do what they love again!”

SAFIA

When I saw Parramatta in the initial email re this show I was super pumped. I grew up not too far from there, hanging out as a kid. It was the city away from the city, so I grateful to be part of it. I wish that there were things like this when I was there so it’s good to be able to come back”

Touch Sensitive

“Stoked to be playing Summer Nights in Parramatta next month! I’ve been working super hard on a brand new set that will keep you dancing. Live music is back baby!”

Alice Ivy

 

Parramatta Park’s spectacular outdoor venue, The Crescent is one of Sydney’s most sought-after major outdoor event spaces. Having played host to incredible events such as MTVs Beats & Eats, Harvest Festival, FOMO & Tropfest over the years, it forms a natural amphitheater along Parramatta River – the perfect host to Summer Sundown. 

 

“As a longstanding cultural and entertainment hub, the City of Parramatta has a proud reputation for

presenting and hosting a wide range of popular events and festivals – and we are thrilled to add the

Summer Sundown concert to the list. I look forward to welcoming residents and visitors back into our city in January for a spectacular evening of live music at the beautiful World Heritage-listed Parramatta

Park.”

Brett Newman, City of Parramatta CEO

 

 Tickets for Summer Sundown are on sale through Moshtix from 12.00pm AEDT

For more information on how to access the park via public transport or car, visit Parramatta Park’s website

 

 

 

 

SUMMER SUNDOWN

Tuesday, January 25th – The Crescent, Parramatta Park

 

Tickets Here

SAFIA

TOUCH SENSITIVE

ALICE IVY

CLYPSO

 

 

Tickets to ‘Summer Sundown’ on Tuesday, January 25th 2022 are on-sale now!

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PABLO NARANJO RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘ECOS DEL FRIO’ (WINTER ECHOES)

PABLO NARANJO RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘ECOS DEL FRIO’ (WINTER ECHOES)

PABLO NARANJO

RELEASES NEW ALBUM

‘ECOS DEL FRIO’ (WINTER ECHOES)

 


 

Colombian born singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Pablo Naranjo,  releases his third album as a solo artist ‘Ecos del Frío‘. The release includes video clips of four of the songs on the album ‘Dissolve’, ‘Luna Gris‘, ‘Nightmare Shadow’ and ‘Ecos del Bosque‘.

 

 

 

 

 

The album’s first single ‘Dissolve‘ was released in September and is a listening journey not easily forgotten according to Sydney-based magazine Happy Mag

 

 

 

The second single, ‘Luna Gris‘, was featured on the SBS website and other music blogs such as Indie AM in Mexico.

 

 

 

Pablo’s career spans over twenty years as the leading composer/songwriter of rock band Septimo Aposento and classical/jazz guitar duo Orbeum. As a solo artist, Pablo has recorded three self-produced albums and has collaborated extensively with musicians from all around the world, including members of the Melbourne, Vienna and Bogota Symphony Orchestras. His work has been described by UK music blog Audio Pulse as a journey for the soul.”

 

Pablo’s music features the guitar as the leading instrument in all his pieces and ‘Ecos del Frío’ takes this exploration even further: “I love to create all sorts of sounds with the guitar, to use it as an orchestra and as a source of different textures in the music which often don’t sound like a guitar at all.”

 

 

‘Ecos del Frío’ is less band focused than his previous work and includes more subtle layers and atmospheres. “I explore soundscapes outside the realm of any genre, so it’s more filmic and textural but with the guitar always leading the way.”

 

“I sing in Spanish and English in this album and started doing that in my last EP. The words come by themselves as I’m writing the music, they come in English or Spanish, I can’t force it. It’s nice to have some songs in my mother tongue.”

 

 

 

Recorded at his studio in Melbourne, ‘Ecos del Frío’ is out now and available on all platforms.

 


 

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Good Times Festival 2022 Line Up Announcement

Good Times Festival 2022 Line Up Announcement

GOOD TIMES FESTIVAL

NEW DATE FEBRUARY 12 & 13

Line Up Announcement

and more to be announced!

All Ages, Family Friendly Event

February 12 & 13, 2021 Tocumwal, NSW


Start prepping social butterflies; 2022 is going to be jam-packed! Pack your best swimsuit, sunscreen, hat and towel, get ready to soak up the warmth of summer on the banks of the glorious Murray River in the picturesque township of Tocumwal, NSW and let the Good Times roll!

 

 

They say there is a rainbow after every storm, and here at Good Times, we have a rainbow of Teskey proportions after a couple of stormy false starts!

 

 

We are ecstatic to announce new dates of February 12 & 13, 2022. With not one but TWO Teskey’s.  Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald will be re-joining the Good Times lineup this Feb, as will Sam Teskey with his live band; fourth time’s a Teskey charm!

 

 

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks will bring the full formidable force of their infectious political rock to Toc, alongside the sublime sounds of Emma Donovan & The Putbacks.

 

 

Cinematic soul journeymen Surprise Chef, Floodlights with their catchy ‘80s alternative rock melded with ‘90s New Zealand jangle-pop, and blues singer/songwriter Benny Walker will join us, with many more to be announced.

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the closure of Deniliquin St will transform Tocumwal’s main drag. Discover a prohibition-era Speakeasy Bar hidden in a heritage-listed building, have your palm read by a fortune teller in the Antiques Store, challenge yourself to a game of “relatively serious” pub backgammon, or simply enjoy the stellar live music program.

 

Soak up the summer sun this February as we take over the historic main street of Tocumwal with some of Australia’s best live blues, rock and soul musicians, great food and even better company.

 

Try your chances at a fairly serious pub backgammon tournament. Have your palm read by a fortune teller in the local antique store. Or just kick back with a G&T at the luxurious Archie Rose speakeasy bar.  All entertainment is family friendly. 100% of funds raised will be donated to local community groups and charities.

 

Head over to https://www.good-times.com.au/ for accommodation options, the best places to stay, the most pristine spots to camp!

 

 

Good Times Festival was created to reinvigorate community spirit in Tocumwal, which alongside several regional areas, has been hit hard due to the pandemic. The intention has always been to boost tourism and visitation to the picturesque township nestled along the Murray.

 

Good Times is a new event for the whole family that celebrates live music, art, food, workshops and local delights of this stunning village.

 

Good Times is brought to you by the team behind Strawberry Fields (which sold out in 60 minutes after announcing their new 2021 date). The team are thrilled to be supporting their hometown of Tocumwal by drawing visitors from Melbourne, regional VIC and NSW to support the regional tourism recovery and bolster local businesses after a challenging year in 2020.

 

Good Times has been made possible thanks to the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. All performances will be either free or donation-based, with proceeds going to the local community groups. So come along, give what you can, and have an old fashion GOOD TIME!

 

 

Head over to good-times.com.au for further details and tickets.

 


 

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INDIE POP PRINCESS CHLOE STYLER RELEASES NEW SINGLE – “CONSIDER ME GONE”

INDIE POP PRINCESS CHLOE STYLER RELEASES NEW SINGLE – “CONSIDER ME GONE”

INDIE POP PRINCESS

CHLOE STYLER

RELEASES NEW SINGLE

CONSIDER ME GONE


 

There’s an old adage that it’s the singer not the song. That’s not strictly correct. It’s all about the singer and the song. Without those two components you have nothing. No amount of production, studio trickery and sheen can compensate for the lack of those two essential ingredients.

 

“Consider Me Gone” is one of those tracks and the first lifted from the 24-year old’s forthcoming debut album.

 

Recorded at The Grove Studios, “Consider Me Gone”, sees Andy Mak (Vera Blue/Winterbourne) at the production helm and on bass, piano and keys. Harry Day from Middle Kids features on drums while Sam Telford (Vera Blue) provides guitars. It’s impeccably mixed by Jackson Barclay (Birds of Tokyo) and mastered by US dream team, Greg Calbi & Steven Fallone (Tame Impala/Taylor Swift).

 

“The whole team worked so well together to bring this song to life in a way I could never have imagined”, says Chloe

 

It’s the perfect blend of every influence of mine, from early 2000s punk pop to 80s pop to a more contemporary indie pop – it’s the perfect song to welcome you all to this new era”.

 

Writing Consider Me Gone was like going to therapy. I was able to get all the feelings out that I’d held in for so long, and the words practically fell onto the paper in front of me. There’s no anger, regret or any ill feeling in this song – just relief for finally being able to let go of something that I held onto for way too long”.

 

The accompanying music video was shot by an all-female production team including director, Madeline Jones (Meg Mac) on a beautiful sun-drenched day on Queensland’s Gold Coast in between lockdowns.

 

 

 

Filming the music video was so much fun! It was the perfect day to film, and it couldn’t have happened without my amazing all female-team. I’m so proud of what we were able to create. It was crazy to see my pink-California dream Pinterest board come to life on the Gold Coast”

 

Consider Me Gone has been a long time coming and I can’t wait for it to reach the people it needs to. Remember – you’re the director of your own movie! Write your own lines!”

 

 

Consider Me Gone” by Chloe Styler is available now through MGM.


 

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Evol Walks returns with a fierce new single ‘Gun & A Crucifix’

Evol Walks returns with a fierce new single ‘Gun & A Crucifix’

Evol Walks

returns with a fierce new single

Gun & A Crucifix’


Enigmatic, energetic, and accompanied by a healthy chunk of attitude, Evol Walks have made a veritable mark on the US and Australian rock ‘n’ roll scenes since their arrival in 2014.

 

Originally formed in Los Angeles, California in 2014 by flame haired, Australian-born Leah Martin-Brown, Evol Walks have moved from strength to strength, earning plaudits from artists and fans around the world, played across three Continents and shared the stages and line-ups with the likes of Johnny Depp, Nita Strauss, The Killers, Everclear, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nancy Wilson, Black Label Society, Within Temptation and many more.

 

Their latest single, ‘Gun & A Crucifix’ is a high-octane and heavy-hitting single that passionately showcases the raw power and musicianship shared between the 5-piece Pop Rock outfit.

 

 

 

 

Think tight, in-the-pocket grooves, soaring distorted guitar riffs and a vocal performance capable of sending shivers down the spines of even the most acquiescent listeners.

 

Initially written by revered lead singer Leah Martin-Brown and ARIA Award-winning producer Stuart Stuart in Brisbane, Australia, all the way back in 2015, it’s safe to say this single has been well worth the wait. With Swedish producer Chris Wetterstrom now at the helm, the result is a track that not only slams musically but is also a treat to turn up loud and proud.

 

Gun & a Crucifix is about the dichotomy between dark and light and the constant struggle for power between these two energies. When writing it I was envisioning the inexplicable yet enigmatic pull of a Cult Leader and exploring that a little. Said, Leah Martin-Brown.

 

 

 

Gun & A Crucifix is out now and will be available to stream across all major platforms.

 


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HAWKER launch with a double A side single release ‘Bot Noxious’ and ‘Chaka’

HAWKER launch with a double A side single release ‘Bot Noxious’ and ‘Chaka’

launch with a double A side single release

‘Bot Noxious’ and ‘Chaka


Hawker announce debut double A-side single “Bot Noxious” / “Chaka” + live show, Signalling its arrival from behind a sea of feedback and arsenal of scorching riffs. Sydney band Hawker are set to win the hearts of heavy rock fans everywhere with its just-released debut double A-side single, “Bot Noxious” / “Chaka”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, the four-piece – Jefferson Grainger on guitar/vocals, Ish Karunanayake on lead guitar, Chris Grainger on bass and Jason Robertson on drums – conjure the spirit of grunge for the 2020s, its searing music invoking the likes of grunge-era royalty like Nirvana, Mudhoney, Helmet, Hole and Tool.

 

 

In its review of “Bot Noxious” / “Chaka”, Yack! Magazine raved about Hawker’s “huge sound built on monumental riffs, pounding drums, and bleeding throat vocals… the emotionality of the lyrics and the powerful passion behind the pen is impossible to ignore as the blood and spit crackle against the mic.”

 

 

To celebrate the release of “Bot Noxious” / “Chaka” on digital platforms, Hawker will be making their live debut at the Manly Boat Shed on December 11, ready to take no prisoners and possibly blow a few amps with their energetic, face-melting live show.

 

 

As Yack! Magazine rightly points out, “Hawker doesn’t sound like it belongs to this decade or any other… brought to us on cosmic winds howling through a dimensional riff rift, it emerges terrifying in stature, still dripping in primordial sludge.”

 

 


 

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AERBORN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM – PEACE

AERBORN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM – PEACE

AERBORN

RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

PEACE


Over the past four years, the clubs and venues of Brisbane have witnessed the upbeat, interactive musical performance from Aerborn. Born in Brisbane, Australia, she is known for her energising dance music production and enchanting, delicate vocals.

 

After seven years in the making, Aerborn has created her debut album Peace.
It is a culmination of her findings since working in the industry, and holds messages of self awareness, current global issues, world peace, and self healing.

 

The tracks share Aerborn’s introspection from her personal experiences, and realisations of her impact on others and the Earth. She believes music is crucial for health and peace of mind. Aerborn wants to make a difference and a positive impact with her songs, as music has healed and inspired her all of her life.

 

“I have carefully chosen words that will spark a light within the listener, and will grow new brain pathways. The entire brain reacts to music, and we are very susceptible to the lyrics on the radio influencing our behaviours and our lives. I hope to hold my audience and guide them with my songs; so they feel like they are getting advice from a good friend who cares about them. All my cool epiphanies about life often end up as my songs.” Aerborn explains.

 

She began the project ‘Aerborn’ in 2014, teaching herself how to use production programs and recording straight into her laptop microphone. By 2017 she had released her first single ‘Smokers and Jokers’ that now has over 360,000 streams on Spotify. In 2018 she won the Innovation Award at Brisbane’s ‘Cube Effect’, and played events including ‘Valley Fiesta’, and supported Sarah Blasko at ‘The Tivoli’.

 

Peace is an anthem of positive change, and Aerborn believes if someone wants to see change in the world it has to begin inside of themselves first. Her dream is to spread a message of self love, deep connection, and heal her listeners by tapping into the ancient craft and rejuvenating power of music.

 

“Music changes my mood the instant I put it on. It’s one of the most powerful forces in this world, and it impacts us whether we realise it or not. I really hope I have left something positive in the world, and my music can help awaken people to their own greatness.”

 

Empowering, inspiring, energised, Peace promises to be 10 supercharged tracks that will take you to the mysteries and wonders of far away galaxies and back!

 

 

 


 

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MAX LAWRENCE RELEASES THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘CONFECTION’

MAX LAWRENCE RELEASES THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘CONFECTION’

MAX LAWRENCE

RELEASES THEIR NEW SINGLE

CONFECTION


Written from the perspective of the heartbreaker, Max Lawrence brings you their new single ‘Confection’. The genre-bending artist creates a world oscillating between catharsis and chaos. Accompanying the hyper self-indulgent track is the camp, self-directed clip filmed by Fagan Wilcox (Peachnoise) and co-directed by Josh Coles-Braun.

 

While the sickly sweet track depicts themes of desire and temptation, there are also underlying themes of consumerism:

 

“The candy is tempting you to buy it and is essentially just a bunch of chemicals manufactured in a certain way to get the consumer addicted for profit. It’s all ‘Buy Me’, ‘Eat Me’, ‘Love Me’, which we see a lot in the modern age with the commodification of the self through social media, reflecting this neo-capitalist fever dream we’re currently in.”

 

 

 

Mixed by Becki Whitton (Aphir) and mastered by Andrei Eremin, Max began the writing journey for the single with Scottish producer Lewis Tollan (Crow’s Feet, The Ninth Wave). Tollan sent them a modular drum pattern and progression via email, inspiring Max to write ‘Confection’ that same day.

 

This spurred an exciting collaborative relationship over email between the two artists who hadn’t met, resulting in a new, expansive sound. Enter the gooey realm of ‘Confection’ and be transported from reality!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what is next for Max Lawrence…..

I’m working on lots of new music and am constantly experimenting and playing around with sounds and songs, and I have a good feeling that an album may be coming together so stay tuned!

 

 

 

Enter the gooey realm of ‘Confection’ and be transported from reality!

 


 

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TOM HOGAN release EP ‘Or The Whale’ out now!

TOM HOGAN release EP ‘Or The Whale’ out now!

TOM HOGAN

release

EP

‘Or The Whale’

out now!


Tom Hogan lives and works on Gadigal land, Sydney. Known for his charismatic and mercurial live performances, Hogan’s work has been featured in galleries around the world. This is an artist obsessed with the power of pop culture, leaning into music at every curve, and never shying away from the weird.

 

His latest offering is the EP Or The Whale – a string of songs taking inspiration from Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris… and Moby Dick. “Reading Moby Dick was a consequence of Sydney lockdown,” according to Hogan. “… But rather than discuss themes in a book club, I found myself writing guitar solos, and belting out a chorus!”

 

The EP covers a lot of ground in six songs, all swaying and evoking the frenzy of the high seas. The standout track, A Night in a Hotel, is joyously explosive and dirty love song. True Enough throws vocoders and guitars behind ye olde language quirks.

 

These give way to tragic ballads with a sea shanty twist (A Stove Boat Song), or desperate calls for connection, floating out to sea, with baritone country-guitar codas (Darling I Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye), folky nylon guitar instrumentals (Footfall) and character studies in lo-fi soundscapes (Melville Lane). This is an EP full of storytelling theatrics, revelling in blending genres and sounds.

 

Previously, Hogan has been prolific around the Australian music scene for over 10 years, alongside artists such as Polish Club (their moral conscience and producer of Polish Club’s Sophomore Slump) and Elana Stone of All Our Exes Live In Texas (co-creating the musical Mount Hopeless).

 

Hogan’s previous projects include Obscure Music History, where he produced and performed 45 songs – from jazz standards to symphonic metal, acoustic folk to Christmas ballads – and the accompanying podcast was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.

 

His nationally touring show Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer), created with artist Bonnie Leigh-Dodds, was nominated for two Green Room Awards, and showed his passion for disseminating classic love songs. This is an unpredictable musician, with an expertise that can only be described as “chaotic neutral”

 

 

All songs on Or The Whale were written and
performed by Tom Hogan
Produced and Mastered by Nick Franklin
Cover artwork by Anna Louise Richardson

 

Digital Release out now!


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Yours and Owls Festival 2022 Announce Line Up

Yours and Owls Festival 2022 Announce Line Up

Yours and Owls

Festival 2022

Announce Line Up


Roll erp! Roll erp! Yours and Owls 2022 lineup is here! Come one, come all! A collection of the most extraordinary Oceanian live acts, descending on Stuart Park in Wollongong April 2 and 3, 2022.

 

Let’s get this live music circus rolling. Prepared to be enchanted with astonishment by performances from:

 

 

Hilltop Hoods

Benee | Bliss & Eso |Flight Facilities | The Jungle Giants  Peking Duk | Violent Soho

(The Return Of) Faker | Harvey Sutherland | Jack River | Lastlings 

Late Nite Tuff Guy

LDRU | Luca Brasi | Hiatus Kaiyote | Ruby Fields | San Cisco

Arno Faraji | Barkaa | Big Twisty & The Funknasty | Budjerah | The Bouys | Fergus James

Floodlights | Hope D | Jen Cloher | Karate Boogaloo | King Stingray | The Meanies  Miiesha | Ninajirachi | Nyxen | Private Function | Surprise Chef | Sycco | The Terrys Vlossom | 1300 | Alter Boy | Babitha | Bakers Eddy | Boom Child

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys | Clamm | Clypso | C.O.F.F.I.N | Death By Denim 

Good Lekker | Nooky | Rest For The Wicked | The Rions | Shady Nasty | Sophiya

 To Octavia

 

 

Amends | Bored Shorts | Charbel | Chimers | Chloe Dadd | Classic | Club Camel | Drift

Hellcat Speedracer | Imaginary People | Kitten Heel | Lizzie Jack & The Beanstalks | Miners

The Morning Mood | Nosedive | Nothing Rhymes With David | Placement | Private Wives

Proposal | Radicals | Satin Cali | Sesame Girl | Solo Career | Stephen Bourke | Topnovil

 

 

Plus DJ’s at Das Schmelthaus

L  N T G | Jennifer Loveless | Toni Yotzi | Ayebatonye | DJ Plead | Barney In The Tunnel | Foura

Body Promise | Randy Knuckles | Cover Sound System | Beachcombers | Wilder & Pryor

 

 

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Ten ARIA Awards; 6 consecutive #1 albums; sold-out arena tours, and over 50 x platinum accreditations throughout their career so far. Every studio album from 2006’s The Hard Road onwards has debuted at number one – they even picked up a number one debut for their Remix album (Drinking From The Sun Walking Under Stars Restrung).

 

They’ve consistently racked up multi-platinum sales in an era when the industry is seeing sales dwindle across the board. They’ve also been a consistent and powerful live act throughout Australia, Canada and Europe, and even took hip hop back to its birthplace in the US. The legacy of Hilltop Hoods is undeniable; they helped propel hip hop as a local genre in Australia; we are thrilled to bring them to the Gong in 2022.

 

Travel restrictions prevented Aotearoa breakthrough pop sensation BENEE from joining us in 2021. We are stoked she can make it for the 2022 edition! Already her tale is one of eye-watering statistics and achievements: close to ten million TikTok videos made to her latest single ‘Supalonely’ featuring Gus Dapperton, hundreds of millions of streaming numbers, the most added song on U.S. Top 40 radio and a collection of platinum records in her home country. Her audience seems endless.

 

An incredible career with multiple ARIA nominations, multiple ARIA #1’s, and a long list of accolades, hip-hop giants Bliss n Eso will bring tracks from their 7th studio album The Sun alive on stage at Y & O! The Sun is the massive follow up to 2017’s critically-acclaimed album Off The Grid, that featured their triple-platinum smash hit single ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’, which has amassed 60+ million streams across platforms and received the ARIA Award for Best Music Video. Selling close to half a million records in Australia alone, a reputation for their consistent epic live shows and one of the most loyal fanbases in the country, we can’t wait for them to land at Stuart Park in April.

 

Flight Facilities were founded in 2008 off the back of the Sydney club scene at its peak. Their first release, Crave You, became the unofficial soundtrack to summer parties. The pair has spent the majority of their careers bucking trends in electronic music, consistently and reliably favouring the timelessness of a well-crafted song. Their 2021 release ‘Lights Up’ marks the beginning of a new chapter, and much more promised to come this year. We’d say Flight Facilities are back, but they never really went anywhere, and after sound tracking the last ten years for their fans, they’re settling in for another decade to come. Flight Facilities forever!

 

With over 350 million streams worldwide and growing, Brisbane’s The Jungle Giants are fast becoming an unstoppable force. Known for delivering explosive, high-energy live performances. With the release of their #1 ARIA-charting fourth album, Love Signs, The Jungle Giants are channelling hope, love and a dance-pop sensibility into their most irresistible and genre-defying work yet. Driven by optimism, creative freedom and a desire to “go weird, go funny, and not be scared,” they are paving the way for their continued metamorphosis.

 

While we have always loved them as a loose-unit electronic act, the moment Adam and Reuben emerged from behind the decks and channelled their antics into the glorious shitstorm of energy that is a Peking Duk live show was the moment Peking Duk became legend. Over recent years, Peking Duk has taken their live show far beyond Australian borders, performing to sold-out crowds in venues and festivals across the US, UK, Asia and Europe.

Now with electro-smash ‘Nothing To Love About Love’ in the arsenal for 2020, the sky ain’t no limit. But no matter how high the Duks fly, they’ll always keep one foot in the sticky mosh from whence they came.

 

After several years of playing the part of “those kids who don’t seem to fit in anywhere” with their first two records (2008’s We Don’t Belong Here & 2010’s self-titled), Violent Soho finally announced themselves into the public’s consciousness with 2013’s Hungry Ghost. But now, with Everything Is A-OK (2020), Mansfield’s favourite sons have drawn a metaphorical line in the sand: five albums into their career, equipped with a renewed self-confidence, they know not to follow a rule book written by other people. Violent Soho are still four blokes from Queensland who just want to shred some riffs, play some shows and make the music they love. Their music. And this is them at their best.

 

Faker was formed in Sydney in 1996. Their second album, Be the Twilight, was released on 17 November 2007. It has thus far peaked at No. 24 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. The first single from the album ‘This Heart Attack’ was released on 27 October 2007. The song has peaked at No. 9 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and also reached No. 5 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2007. In 2013, frontman Nathan Hudson announced the band had broken up. Seven years later, in October 2020, Faker announced on their Facebook page that they would be reforming for a late-career comeback… in 2022; we can’t wait to reignite our love affair with them at Y & O!

 

You can deep dive into the rest of our lineup here.

 

So, what can you expect from the Yours & Owls 2022 April edition? It will be bigger (larger site and more people), better and back at our spiritual home by the sea, Stuart Park, Wollongong.

 

We kinda fell in love with those autumnal April feels this year, so ya’ll already know what that temp brings! Aint nothin’ like a #GongChristmas two weeks before Easter!

 

We will, of course, be in constant contact with the relevant overlords every step of the way to make sure we deliver you one of the best events to date in the safest way possible.

 

Pre-sale on sale 9 am AEDT Nov 16th  https://bit.ly/YAO22WIN

 

 

Sign up for pre-sale and enter the chance to win:

  • 1st Prize (Top point scorer) : A Fender Guitar Signed by Y&O Artists + 4 VIP tix for you and your besties + $200 Festival Credit
  • 2nd Prize: (Next top 10 scorers) : 2 x GA Weekender Tickets (Double Weekender Pass)
  • 3rd Prize: (Next top 20 scorers) : 1 x GA Weekender Ticket (Single Weekender Pass)

 

General Tickets on sale AEDT 9am Nov 18 from https://bit.ly/YAO2022

 


 

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