DROWN THIS CITY RETURN WITH THUMPING NEW SINGLE ‘NEW BURN ORDER’ + MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

DROWN THIS CITY RETURN WITH THUMPING NEW SINGLE ‘NEW BURN ORDER’ + MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

DROWN THIS CITY
RETURN WITH THUMPING

NEW SINGLE
NEW BURN ORDER

+ MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW



Melbourne outfit Drown This City return with their thrashing new single and video ‘New Burn Order’ today after the track’s premiere on triple j’s short.fast.loud last night. The release marks the first taste of new music from Drown This City in 2021 and comes alongside the announce of new bassist/vocalist Toby Thomas joining the group.

 

‘New Burn Order’ paints a hauntingly stark picture of DTC vocalist Alex Reade’s rejection and detachment from her family at a young age. Listeners will find the song’s character breaking free from her abandonment to join a cult for a sense of belonging. Reade shares that writing from the perspective of a character to express herself ultimately allowed her to go to places she had previously been too uncomfortable to express.

 

On the story behind the track she shares: “There’s a line that says ‘You said you were ashamed to share my DNA, I’m sorry to tell you we are counterparts – mirror image, blurred view’… I want to tell them we are cut from the same cloth, my destruction is their destruction, my shame is their shame. They don’t have what it takes to survive this and I’m going to show them I do,” adding:

 

“While you are not responsible for what happens to you, but you are for how you react. True freedom is acceptance that all our feelings, hurts, pains, vices, they belong to us now and we must battle them alone – carry them with pride – I’m not burning to be annihilated but to be cleansed and set free.”

 

 

 

 

After joining the UNFD family in 2019, Drown This City released their colossal sophomore EP Alpha // Survivor.  Warring with the idea of both a powerful survivor and a broken victim residing in herself, Alpha // Survivor captures vocalist Reade’s journey rising above pain in power.

 

A fierce six-track package of strength and triumph, the release was quickly announced as Feature Album on heavy music radio juggernauts The Faction, its singles climbed to #1 on the Unearthed Metal chart and swiftly added to rotation. Outlets including Distorted Sound classed the record in the upper echelons of releases that year, commenting “this is a well rounded collection of songs that offer a true glimpse into what this exciting group are capable of.”

 

Drown This City play the Melbourne leg of Full Tilt Festival alongside Northlane, Hands Like Houses, Thy Art Is Murder, Luca Brasi, Slowly Slowly, Make Them Suffer + more in July and are set to support In Hearts Wake on their national tour in November.

 

 

 

 

New Burn Order’ is out now.

Stay tuned for more new music from Drown This City soon.

 

 

 

DROWN THIS CITY
2021 TOUR DATES

Full Tilt Festival:

Saturday July 3 – Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne, VIC (SOLD OUT)

Supporting In Hearts Wake:

Thursday November 11 — 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Friday November 12 — 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC (SOLD OUT)
Saturday November 13 — Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT)
Sunday November 14 — Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday November 19 — Magnet House, Perth, WA
Saturday November 20 — Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

 


 

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EMMIT FENN OFFERS UP ENTRANCING SINGLE ‘MOVING ON’

EMMIT FENN OFFERS UP ENTRANCING SINGLE ‘MOVING ON’

EMMIT FENN

OFFERS UP ENTRANCING SINGLE ‘MOVING ON


Emmit Fenn once again orchestrates the sounds of even the most complex human emotions in new single ‘Moving On, out now on all platforms. Evolving from a desperate chant into a liberated electronic breakdown, the twinkling record builds momentum over the 4-minutes for a euphoric release.

 

The single is yet another from Emmit’s forthcoming debut album, Far From HereThe long-awaited project is undoubtedly setting up to be the soundtrack to your escapism. At times during 2020, we’ve all wanted to travel “Far From Here” and the album is for those looking to escape in search of hope.

 

 

 

 

The independent artist is one of the few collaborators to have worked alongside pop phenomenon Billie Eilish, co-writing and co-producing her ‘bitches broken hearts‘ in 2017. Emmit has also produced for the likes of Lolo ZouaiYunaRy XShallou and Vic Mensa and scored the TV show Five Points for Mary Ramos (Quentin Tarantino’s music supervisor). To date, Emmit has also garnered over 120 million streams across platforms.

 

Throughout quarantine, Emmit has also kept connected with friends and fans through sharing exclusive content and new music via Discord and Community

 

 


 

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CROSSFAITH REVEAL NEW SINGLE ‘REDZONE’

CROSSFAITH REVEAL NEW SINGLE ‘REDZONE’

CROSSFAITH
REVEAL NEW SINGLE

REDZONE


Japanese genre-blenders, Crossfaith have released THEIR brand new single, ‘RedZone’ today.

Speaking of the song, frontman, Kenta Koie, says, “We’re so excited about RedZone. We wrote it for a video game, based on one of Japan’s most famous military sci-fi anime series, GUNDAM. The world is still fighting with COVID-19, and right now we can’t tour outside Japan, but we hope you guys can keep jamming this track until we’re back on the road.”

 

 

 

 

 

‘RedZone’ is the second song to be released this year from the genre-five-piece, following February’s ‘Dead or Alive’. Not normally an outfit that sits still, the band’s 2020 was heavily affected by the global pandemic, but not before the band completed a 23-date UK and European headline tour, in support of their ‘SPECIES’ EP, a release that marked the end of the band’s successful two year ‘EX_MACHINA’ album cycle.

 

While the rest of the world continues to take steps towards normality, Koie is keen to share that the band are still hard at it and that “you can expect more new releases from Crossfaith soon!”

 

STREAM THE FULL
‘SPECIES’ EP NOW:

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HOKO release official music video for latest single ‘Big Mistake’

HOKO release official music video for latest single ‘Big Mistake’

HOKO

release official music video for latest single

Big Mistake


Fresh off the back of the release of their debut project HEATHEN, New York’s HOKO have released a new set of visuals for their latest single, ‘Big Mistake’.

Directed by James Mountford, the video puts HOKO songwriter and lead vocalist Nathaniel Hoho to work, bringing new energy to an already spirited original.

As part of the wider HEATHEN EP, ‘Big Mistake’ is a standout point for HOKO – the song is a fleshed out and fully realised example of the type of band they are. Striking and captivating at their core.

 

 

A  track that focuses on the dissolution of relationships, viewed through a sharp and entertaining indie pop lens, ‘Big Mistake’ is anything but for HOKO. It’s a touchstone release for the group, who have been taking strides since their inception only a few years ago.

“I feel like most songs come to you and write themselves through you, but I’m pretty sure ‘Big Mistake’ is a song about some of my exes. It’s a pop song with sitars and yoyos weaved through it; it’s a perfect example of the line we wanted to walk for HOKO. Exploring pop but keeping it unique and a little cynical. For the record, I have no hard feelings towards any of my exes who may read this; everyone is someone’s Big Mistake, I know I am!” Nathaniel Hoho, HOKO

 

 

Recently, HOKO took part in Rolling Stone Australia’s ‘In My Room’ series, where they performed ‘Big Mistake’ as well as ‘Starlite’ and ‘Hellogoodbye’ in a special stripped back style.

Says Rolling Stone of ‘Big Mistake in particular, it is ‘a track that perfectly helps to encapsulate the HOKO sound, in this case features Hoho’s Weeknd-esque voice, and luscious, subtle backing instrumentation that mix ambient soundscapes with electronic melodies.’ 

 

 

PRAISE FOR HOKO

“HEATHEN is an album that sees HOKO fully flex on their ability to produce music that is likeable for almost everyone. Pushing the boundaries on all types of sounds, they really have a knack for producing tunes that sucks the listener in and takes them on a ride.” 
AAA Backstage
“The EP is a stunning showcase of a band who are likely set to be household names in no time.”
Rolling Stone Australia

 

HEATHEN is out now.


 

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CID DEBUTS ON SOLOTOKO LABEL WITH ‘CAN’T STOP MISSING YOU’ FT. LIZZY LAND

CID DEBUTS ON SOLOTOKO LABEL WITH ‘CAN’T STOP MISSING YOU’ FT. LIZZY LAND

CID DEBUTS ON

SOLOTOKO LABEL WITH ‘CAN’T STOP MISSING YOU’

FT. LIZZY LAND


Following Jumpin’ alongside Westend on Repopulate Mars earlier this year, Grammy-winning producer CID now heads to Sonny Fodera’s Solotoko for new single Can’t Stop Missing You (feat. Lizzy Land), marking his debut on the esteemed imprint.

 

From after-hour house weapons to crossover dance anthems, CID’s sonic landscape has continued to evolve over the years whilst standing at the forefront of the scene as a leading, worldwide curator.

 

Racking up world-class experience, the US producer’s expertise stem from his first ever Grammy for his production work on Cedric Davis’ multiplatinum hit remix of  Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness. Catapulting across the Atlantic and into UK waters, CID reached global recognition with Got Me Thinkin’ that saw support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.

 

Since then, CID has continued to reel in the success that sees him amass millions of streams regularly, including multiple collabs with Kaskade, Loud Luxury, Anabel Englund and Cee Lo Green as well as remixing pop hits for the likes of Lizzo, Halsey, Ellie Goulding x Diplo, Galantis and more.

 

 

Also landing solo hits on the likes of Big Beat, Musical Freedom, HEXAGON, Spinnin’, SIZE and his own rising imprint Night Service Only, CID continues to push his versatile, artistic vision with new offering on Solotoko. 

 

Boasting grooving bass that underpins Lizzy’s soaring vocal cuts, Can’t Stop Missing You makes for a crossover house anthem packed with global appeal. Demonstrating his ability to once again navigate multiple genre realms effortlessly, we can’t wait to see where CID heads next.

 

CID Can’t Stop Missing You (feat. Lizzy Land) is out now via Solotoko


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NTRODUCING BROTH RECORDS JOJI MALANI ANNOUNCES NEW INDEPENDENT LABEL VENTURE VIA GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR THE ORCHARD

NTRODUCING BROTH RECORDS  JOJI MALANI ANNOUNCES NEW INDEPENDENT LABEL VENTURE VIA GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR THE ORCHARD

INTRODUCING BROTH RECORDS

JOJI MALANI

ANNOUNCES NEW INDEPENDENT LABEL VENTURE

VIA GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR

THE ORCHARD


Today Joji Malani [pron. choch-ee ma-la-knee] is proud to announce his new independent label venture, Broth Records, in partnership with  leading distribution company The Orchard.

 

Broth Records is a network of musicians and creatives who together represent community, independence and pure music discovery at its core. Its ethos remains firmly planted in Malani’s interpersonal approach and a DIY mentality that could only be shaped by his near-decade tenure as a musician, formerly of Gang of Youths. This experience, born out of sheer creativity and ambition built from the ground up, is what gives Joji the means to understand the artist process first and foremost and nurture those taken under his wing.

 

Of the launch Joji Malani says “I am thankful to have a great partner in The Orchard and excited to work hard and throw myself at this next venture with these amazing acts.” Blake RaynerGeneral Manager of The Orchard for Australia and New Zealand echoes Malani’s sentiment, adding Joji came to me with the idea of a very modern independent record label that represented an incredible diverse roster of artists and genres. The Orchard’s teams in Sydney and New York worked closely with Joji to develop a structure that suited his vision. We are delighted to offer the leverage and reach of The Orchard’s global teams for the Broth Records artist roster for many years to come.”

 

Malani continues, “In one of my early hospitality jobs, there was a storeroom malfunction that caused our many vats of broth to collapse and flood the storeroom. It added a painful extra five unpaid hours of cleaning the spillage and remaking all the broths to my shift, causing much justified resentment towards soups and warm liquids. I thought it was nonsense, a soup made up of so much of random meat and veg, that takes so long to prepare and to my untrained taste buds, made very little difference to the end product.

 

 

The chef saw my disgruntled demeanor and was motivated to improve my countenance towards broths. He made two dishes, one with and one without the broth, which he asked me to try and to show him which one tasted better. Unbeknownst to me, I acknowledged the broth based dish. The chef then went on to impart a lesson I would never forget: ‘You may not see the value in the process of what goes into the broth but without the time and process, you don’t get the end result.’

 

I changed a lot that day. That thought and concept caused me to become so thorough. Not cutting corners but trying to be present and fall in love with the process. I’m privileged enough to have had the career I’ve had so far and achieved so much success, but it’s the ‘broth’ that nobody else sees. A good broth can either be enjoyed on its own or can form a strong base for most meals. A good broth is uncompromising. The labour of love behind those many tours and recordings, that’s what makes the end product so much more special. This is what I look forward to sharing with Broth Records, and to be a part of with the new acts that I will be releasing.”

 

Beyond Joji’s forthcoming solo project, the Broth artist roster is dedicated to ambitious bedroom music; “the Australian art that I see and want to see more of. Diverse in race and gender, yet strong in identity,” Joji shares. He describes each act through the tales of their discovery in moments of unsuspecting serendipity via dating apps, his time living in London and the United States, and close attention paid to those on the fringes of the music community, who contribute behind the scenes. Threading each artist together are the moments that Broth and Malani hold close – the nostalgic spirit of uncovering your favourite band as a teenager; stumbling across something so unexpected; the glee of being let in on a secret before anyone else.

 

 

Broth’s ‘Soup Kitchen‘ is an upcoming live music showcase of the label’s roster and more coming later this year. Stay tuned as Broth Records steadies to introduce its artist roster in the next few weeks.

 


 

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POLARIS ANNOUNCE THE VAGABOND TOUR & RELEASE AN EPIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR VAGABOND

POLARIS ANNOUNCE THE VAGABOND TOUR & RELEASE AN EPIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR VAGABOND

POLARIS
ANNOUNCE THE VAGABOND TOUR
& RELEASE AN EPIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR VAGABOND


Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris are stoked to announce the Vagabond Tour which will see the band hit regional spots on the east coast throughout June with special guests, Deadlights.

 

“It’s turned out to be kind of ironic that the lyrics of “Vagabond” mention this idea that “nowhere feels like home”, which was originally a reference to constantly being on the move when we were touring… But after the last year of being unable to tour and travel, there were a lot of times when our actual homes didn’t really feel like home either, because where we really wanted to be was out travelling the world and playing shows! We are so psyched to finally shake the rust off and get back on the road after what will have been 16 months away from doing what we love most. We’ll be hitting some of those little pockets of the East Coast that we don’t get out to as often, as well as some spots that we’ve never been out to before.” says drummer Daniel Furnari.

 

To coincide with the tour announcement, Polaris reveal an epic music video for Vagabond, taken from their ARIA Nominated and #3 ARIA Album Chart debut record, The Death Of Me.

 

Drawing visual inspiration from classic movies such as Mad Max, Star Wars, Dune and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and the aesthetics of festivals like Burning Man and Rainbow Serpent, the Vagabond music video was filmed entirely outdoors and shot in natural locations. Filming outdoors had it’s challenges such as facing high winds, intense heat, military planes flying overhead and a whole lot of factors which made filming a very interesting experience.

 

 

Watch the official Vagabond music video here:

 

This video has been a long time in the making, and is probably the most ambitious visual project we’ve ever worked on. When we first considered doing a video for ‘Vagabond’ we knew that the vibrant sunny attitude of the song’s chorus was something we wanted to reflect in the visuals – something a lot brighter than what we’d normally go for. The name of the song and the sound of the intro guitar motif had always inspired desert imagery for us so we began the concept focusing more on the visual ideas we wanted to accomplish, with the narrative then forming naturally around those images and elements of the song’s lyrics.” says vocalist/bassist, Jake Steinhauser.

 

He adds, “With the initial idea for the video having been conceived in early 2020 there was also a desire to show off the beautiful Australian landscape we’re lucky enough to call our backyard – a landscape that had recently been ravaged by a very long and intense bushfire season.
Over the months that followed, a series of lockdowns, interstate travel restrictions, and wild weather conditions all created complications for us. But between us and our friends Kez Ellis-Jones and Chris Elder, who worked on the video with us, we adapted and kept pushing ahead because we were all determined to see it brought to life. We had a lot of fun getting heavily into the concept with the outfits we put together to create our own little post-apocalyptic cinematic world.”

 

While Daniel Furnari includes, “Getting to film that big “desert-rave” scene that closes out the video was so special. Something that we felt had been missing from ours and so many peoples’ lives over the last year was the ability to get together with a large group of people and just celebrate life through music and dancing and self-expression. That search for a sense of community and togetherness not only became the driving force for the characters in the video’s narrative, but also allowed us to do something that temporarily filled that void in real life for a night! And the best thing was that we could see that all the friends who jumped on board to be extras had been really craving that too, and I think that’s why so many of them were willing to get around the idea, put together wild costumes for themselves and and trek into the dunes at night – they had missed it as much as we had, and there was a really exciting energy in the air because of that.

 

So much planning and crazy logistics went into that scene and there were so many points where we thought we wouldn’t be able to pull it off. When night fell and we were about to start shooting, we finally turned around and saw the location lit up and filled with all these people in these amazing colourful outfits and we couldn’t believe our eyes!”

 

The Vagabond Tour kicks off on June 10 and is supported by Brisbane post-hardcore band, Deadlights.

 

Deadlights have gone on to become a household name within the Australian alternative scene supporting acts such as Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder, Every Time I Die, and so many more; dropping ever more creative singles along the way with Bathed In Venom and Sugarcoated Psychosis.

 

Tickets on sale Thursday 8 April at 5pm from polarisaus.com.au

 

POLARIS 
VAGABOND TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
DEADLIGHTS
Thursday 10 June: Wool Exchange, Geelong
Friday 11 June: The York, Mt Evelyn
Saturday 12 June: Pier Live, Frankston
Sunday 13 June: Commercial Hotel, South Morang
Wednesday 16 June: Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns
Thursday 17 June: Magnums, Airlie Beach
Friday 18 June: Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone
Saturday 19 June: Eleven Dive Bar, Sunshine Coast
Sunday 20 June: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Wednesday 23 June: The Basement, Canberra
Thursday 24 June: Panthers, Penrith
Friday 25 June: Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday 26 June: Uni Bar, Wollongong

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ONSLOW UNVEIL COLOSSAL DEBUT SINGLE ‘LET ME RUST’

ONSLOW  UNVEIL COLOSSAL DEBUT SINGLE ‘LET ME RUST’

ONSLOW

UNVEIL COLOSSAL DEBUT SINGLE

LET ME RUST


Perth-based melodic-punk group Onslow have just revealed their titanic debut single ‘Let Me Rust’ – produced and mixed by Matthew Templeman (Make Them SufferVoyagerStatues).

 

Opening with poignant guitar chords, ‘Let Me Rust’ vigorously bursts with potent drums and driven distorted riffs, before the melancholic vocals of Sean Harmanis guide the track dynamically through quiet verses and compelling choruses. Emotionally charged hooks lead into an entrancing bridge, where colourful harmonies then pave the way for a monumental finale to bring the song to its abrupt ending.

 

Harmanis talks about the process behind ‘Let Me Rust’:

 

“This tune was probably the main catalyst for starting the band in general. To me, the song is about feeling as if you’re going to waste. At the time, I was struggling to find purpose and felt as if I very had little direction in my life. Between Make Them Suffer tours I felt an increasing sense of isolation and separation from my friends and normal life at home. This led to some unhealthy habits. The lyrics ‘Let me rust. Drink me empty. Turn to dust, slow and steady’ are about the vicious and unhealthy cycle I felt I had fallen into and the increasing sense of isolation that paired with my reclusivity.

 

Musically, I tried not to think about it too much. I just see each section as a bite-sized moment from my favourite bands of my early adolescence. They come together to form the alt-rock Frankenstein that the song is.”

 

Onslow consists of hardcore-scene behemoths Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer), and Scott Kay (VoyagerStatuesAbsent Heart). Expanding from their roots, the two musicians confidently show their ability to blend heavier music elements with angst-fuelled punk lyricism, taking cues from Deftones, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

 

In the coming weeks, Onslow will release an accompanying video clip for ‘Let Me Rust’.

 

‘Let Me Rust’ will be available worldwide on Friday, April 9

 


 

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BLOW RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘FULL DELIGHT’

BLOW RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘FULL DELIGHT’

BLOW

RELEASE NEW SINGLE

FULL DELIGHT


French electronic pop band BLOW release a new single, ‘Full Delight’. It’s the first taste of the Parisian three piece’s soon-to-be-announced forthcoming second album – the follow up to  2018 debut Vertigo, and has been produced by Kitsuné-fostered talent Crayon (who’s previously collaborated with Phoenix, Yuksek and Simian Mobile Disco). ‘Full Delight’ is now streaming on all platforms – alongside a live session video shot by Rodrigue Huart (Her) .

 

Bubbling with a sedated sensuality rippling out from Thomas Clarice’s (formerly also a touring member of Her) lithe baselines to the languid, near-spoken vocals of Quentin Guglielmi, ‘Full Delight’ arrives alongside a live video shot by Huart and fast-rising production agency Paume (Wizkid, Burnaboy, Stormzy) in a deserted Parisian bistro.

 

 

 

Speaking about ‘Full Delight’ – which skewers its sunny title and lush tones with a rueful takedown of the transactional anonymity of modern society – BLOW say; Dark lyrics on light music. This sets the tone for our new album, whose main topic is duality. We often expose, threaten, get loved and love ourselves. Our society is increasingly contradictory. As beautiful as it is terrifying. Stardust lands on our closed eyelids. We only dream of a shallow life and race solo. It’s a full delight.

 

 

‘Full Delight’ is the first fruits of a creative left turn from BLOW following the release of Vertigo. Driven by an instinct to leaven the completely electronic textures which defined the band’s debut EPs and album release with more organic sounds, here Crayon keeps the layered synths integral to BLOW’s blissed out sound in balance with Jean-Etienne Maillard’s alternately gauzy and rich guitar lines.

 

 


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MORGXN RELEASES ELECTRIFYING NEW SINGLE “PORCELAIN”

MORGXN RELEASES ELECTRIFYING NEW SINGLE “PORCELAIN”

MORGXN

RELEASES ELECTRIFYING

NEW SINGLE

PORCELAIN


LA-based alt-pop singer-songwriter MORGXN has released the electrifying and anthemic lead single “PORCELAIN”, from his upcoming EP MERIDIAN : vol 1. “PORCELAIN” unfolds as a passionate refusal to deny your fragility, its defiant energy channelled in stomping beats and majestic gang vocals. In revealing the song’s inspiration, MORGXN points to the the time honoured japanese practice Kintsugi, “It’s a process where a piece of pottery breaks and they use a gold glue to mend it, and the broken piece is more valuable than the supposedly whole piece,” said MORGXN“To me ‘PORCELAIN’ is about admitting you might fall apart and recognizing that showing up in the first place is the kind of strength that really matters.”

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately catching the attention of the ear through upbeat alternative-pop rhythms, the track metaphorically provides personal insight into the understanding of what a hero is to MORGXN. The vocal synched with a fun beat and catchy lyrics insists on motivating listeners to hop out of their seats, be brave and “dance in the wind.”

 

Animated by Dani Okon and features illustrations by Okon and Mina Walker. The music video for “PORCELAIN” was influenced by the idea of a broken superhero.

 

“I grew up thinking superman was the ideal superhero, but I realized how flawed it is to look up to someone who is literally perfect and indestructible,” said MORGXN. “To me – a hero is someone who might break but shows up anyways. Like in Kintsugi,  breakage and repair is part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

 

“Our character starts out in their bedroom. maybe real, maybe a dream… living an expressed life. when their “parental” figures come in to squash that. Between bullies and fear of being seen, they navigate their daily life. Their north star guides them to their own concert in the sky. Full of expression. Full of like minded people. Full of life,” said MORGXN.

In February 2021, MORGXN released the emotional ballad, “HOW DO YOU HOLD WHAT HURTS,” which was inspired by how 2020 tested and divided us all. Through an unprecedented pandemic and political unrest across the globe, MORGXN sings the lyrics, “how do you hold what hurts?”, begging the question – how can we start to heal?”

 

In June of 2020, MORGXN released the single “WONDER.” The first single hit over 2.3 million streams on Spotify with continued growth, culminating in 50 MILLION global streams to date. The song has also gone viral on TikTok, with over 5,000 videos using the track culminating in 25 million views across the social media app. MORGXN released a new remix EP, “WONDER [reimagined]” in November of 2020, collaborating with some of his favourite artists and friends, including PVRISJagwar Twin, and Smallpools to breathe new life into “WONDER.”

 

Over the past three years, MORGXN has been writing music and collaborating with some of the industry’s finest, including releasing his debut album vital and a lush, acoustic EP vital : blue. He has also made festival debuts at LollapaloozaFireflyLaurel Live and Hangout Music Festival, as well as toured extensively alongside the likes of  XAmbassadorsPhoebe RyanSkylar GreyMiike SnowDreamersRobert Delong and Arizona. A re-recorded track of his song “home” featuring WALK THE MOON was released in 2018 and reached the top 10 at Alternative radio and Adult Alternative in 2019, while accruing upwards of 25 million combined global streams. Adding to the list of achievements, in March of 2020 Billie Eilish posted a list of five songs that inspired her Grammy Award-winning smash hit “Bad Guy,” including MORGXN’s very own “home” – the lead single from vital which was a Top 10 Alternative radio hit.

 

 

 

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LOLA SCOTT REVEALS NEW SINGLE “I WANTED TO CALL HER BUT I’M TRAGIC AND SHE’S OVERSEAS (8 MONTHS)” FEATURING. MEL BLUE

LOLA SCOTT REVEALS NEW SINGLE  “I WANTED TO CALL HER BUT I’M TRAGIC AND SHE’S OVERSEAS (8 MONTHS)”  FEATURING. MEL BLUE

LOLA SCOTT

REVEALS NEW SINGLE

  “I WANTED TO CALL HER BUT I’M TRAGIC AND SHE’S OVERSEAS (8 MONTHS)” 

FEATURING. MEL BLUE


 

Lola Scott, the most free-spoken narrator in indie-pop has teamed up with friend and electronic-pop geniuses Mel Blue in her latest single “I Wanted To Call Her But I’m Tragic And Overseas (8 months)”, another fresh cut from her upcoming debut EP “¼ Life Crisis.” Lola Scott has proven herself to be a notable newcomer in the indie music scene with her ‘tell it like it is’ ethos. Her lyrical wit and beautifully breathy vocals are amplified in this track, following the refreshingly honest direction Lola is taking with her music in 2021.

 

First picking up the guitar from the age of eight, and putting her emotions into her songs, Lola Scott would spend her lunchtimes in the music rooms for the majority of her school life. This dedicated honing of her musical craft over the years eventually led to her attaining a Bachelor’s degree in guitar, and subsequently beginning her career as a session musician playing in friends’ bands throughout University, even landing a European tour and various local tours.

 

Since the launch of her solo project in 2018, Lola Scott has delivered highly-praised singles with mind-blowing consistency, releasing three hook-laced singles in 2019 including “Crowded Conscience”, which saw spot plays on triple j, and “Cyclone Weather”, which was added to full rotation on the tastemaker station FBi Radio in Sydney. Lola launched into 2020 stronger than ever with “Take Me Back”, which received praise from Purple SneakersLeFutureWaveCloutCloutCloutMusic FeedsIndietronica and more.

 

 

Scott’s most recent single “4E Jobless” from the forthcoming EP which premiered on triple j’s Home and Hosed received an amiable amount of praise, having been awarded triple j Unearthed artist of the week, as well as being featured on AmnplifyMilkyGood IntentAMR Australia and Happy Mag. The track has also been a favourite among community radio stations FBiRadio Adelaide and 4ZZZ.

 

 

Becoming a popular name in the Australian music media circuit, “The Eviction Song” saw Scott celebrated by NME Australia, Women In Pop, The Partae, Happy Mag and Milky and granted the addition to full rotation on triple j Unearthed.

 

Evoking comparisons to alt-pop trailblazers King Princess, Wolf Alice and Rex Orange County, and with more music to come in 2021, Lola Scott has cemented a truly original sound and a formidable reputation in the Sydney music scene.

 

“I Wanted To Call Her But I’m Tragic And She’s Overseas (8 months)”
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MOTEZ RELEASES HYPNOTIC DANCE TRACK ‘GIVE ME SPACE’, FEATURING THE KITE STRING TANGLE.

MOTEZ RELEASES HYPNOTIC DANCE TRACK ‘GIVE ME SPACE’, FEATURING THE KITE STRING TANGLE.

MOTEZ

RELEASES HYPNOTIC DANCE TRACK

‘GIVE ME SPACE’

FEATURING THE KITE STRING TANGLE.


Motez collaborates with The Kite String Tangle for an euphoric electronic record, ‘Give Me Space’, out now on Sweat It Out. Motez exhibits his vast musical knowledge by incorporating an array of genres and combining various styles of electronic music with classical elements. ‘Give Me Space’ makes clever use of house claps, classical piano arpeggios, and fast-paced dance and techno nuances.

 

The release showcases The Kite String Tangle’s enticing vocals, while lyrically the song is about needing time in life to figure things out. 

 

Motez discusses why he wanted to work with The Kite String Tangle and the meaning behind the track, I’ve been a big fan of The Kite String Tangle since his first release; I really connect with his music and his work ethic. ‘Give Me Space’ was the result of me wanting to mix his beautiful voice with my take on 80s inspired dance music, something that I have been listening to a lot lately. Think lots of chorus effects, lots of arpeggios and big, gated snares.

 

Thematically, it’s a song about wanting space to figure out things in life. I felt like this was quite on point for me after our world was turned upside down over the last year. However, I was able to hone in on what I really want creatively and get back to what I truly loved about making music.” 

 

Motez has cemented himself as a leading electronic producer in Australia, with the gold accredited record ‘The Future feat. Antony & Cleopatra’ as well as dance-floor favourite ‘Down Like This feat. Tkay Maidza’. While more recently, the Adelaide via Baghdad producer has released dynamic electronic records such as, ‘Where Have You Been’, and ‘Give Your Heart Away’ both of which scored support from triple j, Kiss FM (UK) and KCRW (US).

 

In 2020, Motez also showcased a different side of his sound with the release of ‘Soulitude’, an EP created during isolation, designed to bring his fans a sense of serenity and tranquility throughout the trying time. The EP took Motez to win best release, best music video and best electronic artist at the 2020 South Australian music awards. Outside of producing his own work, Motez has created official remixes for the likes of Goldlink, Disclosure and Ellie Goulding, earning him praise from dance icons such as Destructo, Justin Martin, Diplo and Flume. 

 

 

 

 

‘Give Me Space feat. The Kite String Tangle’ is out now via Sweat It Out


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DOM DOLLA IS BACK WITH ‘PUMP THE BRAKES’

DOM DOLLA IS BACK WITH ‘PUMP THE BRAKES’

DOM DOLLA

IS BACK WITH

PUMP THE BRAKES


Having kept fans eagerly awaiting the next thumping instalment, Australia’s crowned electronic talent Dom Dolla hits the mark with the bold new single ‘Pump The Brakes’, out now on Sweat It Out. Taking the world by storm with a series of hypnotic house heaters, including his international breakthrough single ‘Take It’, earning over 100 million streams worldwide, the Melbourne talent followed it up with the ultimate ode to dance floors ‘San Frandisco’.

 

With both records being accredited gold, the latter went on to earn him a multitude of accolades including #1 most played triple j, whilst charting at #33 on triple j’s prestigious Hottest 100 list, before earning himself an AIR award for Best Independent Dance Release, as well as an ARIA award for Best Dance Release following two previous nominations.

 

The signature Dom Dolla sound shines through in all of its modulated tech-house glory on ‘Pump The Brakes’, whilst lyrically paying homage to his much loved and beat up first car. Although now looking a little tired and dishevelled, the car reflects a moment in time where Dom was just getting started on the club scene, with the song invoking that sense of anticipation and excitement.

 

Dom shares “I produced this record specifically to play at the Shrine in LA in early 2020 (which turned out to be a few weeks before the world shut down). It was written as a tongue in cheek story partly inspired by my first car, an old Camry that collects dust in Melbourne while I’m away on tour. I wasn’t sure what to do with the record when dance floors paused around the world. But I’ve received requests for it every other day since. All things considered, I figured it’s probably time to get it out there into the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed giving it a rev on the dance floor”.

 

As a bright and charismatic personality on the scene, Dom’s feel good attitude shines through in his music, earning him a plethora of fans all around the world. Quickly pricking the ears of tastemakers far and wide, Dom was named Pete Tong’s ‘Future Star’ on BBC Radio 1, Billboard Dance ‘One to Watch’, and Dancing Astronaut’s ‘Breakthrough Artist’.

 

Now with a staggering 300 million+ streams across his releases to date, Dom has proven himself through his originals, and his collaborations including the knockout single ‘Moving Blind’ with Sonny Fodera, the mammoth Torren Foot collaboration ‘Be Randy’ which earned him his first ARIA nomination, and one of his all time classics ‘Define’ with Go Freek, which to this day is one of his greatest streaming successes. Firmly cementing his place in Australia, and around the globe, Dom Dolla has become one of the most sought after producers, delivering official remixes for Purple Disco Machine’s ‘Body Funk’, PNAU’s ‘Chameleon’, and more recently Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ which has garnered over 13 million streams.

 

In the wake of no touring through 2020, Dom Dolla took part in various live streams, with his debut live stream partnership with Untitled drawing in over 50,000 people. Continuing to connect with his fans all around the world, Dom went on to perform live streams with Tomorrowland, Defected Records, and a triple j Mix Up Residency.

 

In the 12 months prior, Dom played an incredible 125 shows globally including some of his biggest performances to date at Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo New York, and Spring Awakening Chicago, amongst many more. With his biggest undertakings to date still ahead of him, with a sold-out national tour of Australia, and forthcoming dates across America, UK, and Europe, including festival appearances at Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorowland, Reading and Leeds Festival to name just a few, Dom is looking forward to reconnecting with his fans once more.

 

Dom Dolla’s thumping new single ‘Pump The Brakes’ is out now on Sweat It Out.

 


 

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Garbage Announce New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out June 11

Garbage Announce New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out June 11

Garbage

Announce New Album

No Gods No Masters

Out June 11


Garbage will share their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters. The record’s first single, ‘The Men Who Rule The World’, and its accompanying mixed media video—created by Chilean film director, animator and painter Javi.MiAmor—are out today, listen and watch here.

 

“This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins,” says the band’s iconic frontwoman Shirley Manson of the album and its twists and turns from capitalism and lust to loss and grief. “It was our way of trying to make sense of how f**king nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.”

 

‘The Men Who Rule the World’, the opening track of No Gods No Masters, is a protest song – a searing indictment and call to arms critiquing of the rise of capitalist short-sightedness, racism, sexism and misogyny across the world. It’s a clear statement of intent from a band who still believe in the power of dissent, setting the tone for the rest of the record.

 

 

 

Produced by Garbage and long-time collaborator Billy Bush, the seeds for No Gods No Masters were planted in summer 2018 in the desert in Palm Springs. The quartet – Manson and bandmates Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig – convened at a home belonging to one of Marker’s relatives and sketched out the skeleton of the album over two weeks, jamming, experimenting and feeling the songs out. They then took those demos and went their separate ways before connecting in Los Angeles to finish the record.

 

Garbage will unveil a deluxe CD/digital version of No Gods No Masters featuring covers of classic tracks by David Bowie, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen along with rare Garbage originals. The deluxe version also features new voices, with appearances from Screaming Females, Brody Dalle, Brian Aubert, John Doe and Exene Cervenka. The album will also be available on neon green vinyl and white vinyl.

 

Since releasing their eponymous debut album in 1995, Garbage has blazed a unique sonic trail, garnering critical acclaim and amassing a passel of hits as well as seven Grammy nominations along the way to 17 million albums sold.


Garbage – ‘The Men Who Rule The World’
Single out now through Liberator Music
Buy/stream here

Garbage – No Gods No Masters
Album out 11 June 2021 through Liberator Music
Pre-order here

 

 

 

Garbage – No Gods No Masters tracklisting: 
1. The Men Who Rule The World
2. The Creeps
3. Uncomfortably Me
4. Wolves
5. Waiting for God
6. Godhead
7. Anonymous XXX
8. A Woman Destroyed
9. Flipping the Bird
10. No Gods No Masters
11. This City Will Kill You

 

Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
1. No Horses
2. Starman
3. Girls Talk (with Brody Dalle)
4. Because The Night (feat. Screaming Females)
5. On Fire
6. The Chemicals (with Brian Aubert)
7. Destroying Angels (feat. John Doe & Exene Cervenka)
8. Time Will Destroy Everything

 

 


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‘LT’ SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘HOLD YA’

‘LT’ SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘HOLD YA’

LT

SHARES

NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

HOLD YA


Soaked in nostalgia, Hold Ya is clever indie pop that showcases LT at her best.  Littered with triumphant brass notes and uplifting guitar, the track is buoyed by LT’s dreamy voice with that refreshing Aussie pronunciation she’s known for.  “Hold Ya was written during a pretty turbulent time,” explains LT, “It’s a story about two people in love, however through the struggles they’ve endured they begin to drift apart.  Neither of them want to leave, but both of them are desperately seeking reassurance that the other wants them to in fact stay and it turns out they both do.”

 

 

 

Already notching up some impressive acclaim pre-release, Hold Ya placed LT as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the Queensland Music Awards (Blues & Roots category).  And LT’s last single Overthinker was part of the Slow Down Songs campaign last month, she’s one of ten Queensland acts (including Jungle Giants, Tijuana Cartel and more) who have donated their tunes to a Spotify campaign addressing road safety outside schools, alerting drivers when they are five kilometres from a school zone. The Slow Down Songs campaign on behalf of the Australian Road Safety Foundation sees Spotify insert the songs, edited to include the safety message, into the personalised playlists of its Queensland premium users.

 

Filmed and edited by emerging filmmaker and fellow Cairns local, Chelsey Johnston, with visual effects and animation by Annie Murray from Bigger Picture Animation, LT insights, “Chelsey had the beautiful idea of capturing moments of connection between people. Mothers and daughters, best friends and lovers all connecting in different ways. 

 

She messed around with the speed of the track during the filming process, which really signified to me the changes of pace we all experience in any relationship.  Relationships change, move, disappear and re-invent themselves all the time and our life can be quite tough if we don’t allow them to do that.  Sometimes you’ve got to try harder, and sometimes you have to let go.  We chose to film at the Cairns Roller Skating Rink as it’s dear to the community and holds so many memories and stories of connection within its 1980s decor.”

 

The UK-born, Papua New Guinea-raised, far north Queensland resident, LT recently rebranded from Leanne Tennant. After the release of her third studio album Happiness Is….. in the troubled year of 2020, Leanne had the space and time to reflect on her career to date – and where she wanted to head in 2021.  She explains, “I rarely ever get called by my full name, and I really felt that after such a complicated year it was time to simplify my life and go by the name most know me by and start 2021 with a fresh outlook. LT feels so right to me.”

 

Thrilled to get back to performing live after the year that was, LT recently supported Bernard Fanning and has announced shows at Bearded Lady (Brisbane) on April 17, Brother Jenkins (Cairns) on April 22 and will play the Sunshine Sounds Festival (Eumundi, QLD) on May 1 and 2.

 

Hold Ya is out now.

 


 

SAT 17 APR | BEARDED LADY, BRISBANE QLD | 18+

Supporting Roz Pappalardo

THUR 22 APR | BROTHER JENKINS, CAIRNS QLD | 18+

Supporting Roz Pappalardo

SAT 1 MAY | SUNSHINE SOUNDS FESTIVAL, EUMUNDI QLD | ALL AGES

 

SUN 2 MAY | SUNSHINE SOUNDS FESTIVAL, EUMUNDI QLD | ALL AGES

Tickets available from https://www.oztix.com.au


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