Placebo Announce First New Single In Five Years. Listen To ‘Beautiful James’

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Placebo

Announce First New Single In Five Years. Listen To ‘Beautiful James


Placebo are today announcing their first new single in five year,  Beautiful James. 

 

Hear Beautiful James on DSPs here and view the visualizer here:

 

 

 

 

Over the course of more than 25 years, and over 13 million album sales, Placebo have shown themselves to be masters at cataloguing the human condition. The band’s unique way of examining both its flaws and beauty has for a long time made them a refuge for those who felt that the trappings of tradition, and the mainstream, were exactly that – a trap. Placebo continue to shine a light on the aspects of our society that are all too often viewed by some with scepticism at best, and hatred at worst.

 

It is with some poignancy then that new single Beautiful James arrives, finding itself born into a world that is as divided as it has ever been. Against the backdrop of splintering global relations, unchallenged online abuse and widespread fear among the narrow-minded of what they cannot understand, Beautiful James brings with it a message of defiance that seeks to normalize and celebrate non-heteronormative relationships in song.

 

Brian Molko comments further about the release of Beautiful James:

“If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you how to feel.”

Created through the glaze of insomnia, the band turned their creative process on its head in order to bring Beautiful James to life. It meant approaching their work together in a new way, which began first with photographic imagery and a song title that evoked a certain feeling – long before any music was written. The resulting song is as powerful as it is tender – a resolutely defiant and ultimately necessary piece of art.

Beautiful James is not a polemic, or even a conversation. It is a statement – one that is as clear and bold as they have ever made.

 

Fast forward to 2021, the band have finished their 8th studio album and now have new music on the horizon.

 

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More new music is on its way.

 

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Johnny Hunter soars high with vivid new single ‘Life’

Johnny Hunter soars high with vivid new single ‘Life’

Johnny Hunter

soars high with vivid new single

‘Life’


Today, the new single from Johnny Hunter arrives: striking, evocative and executed with a vibrancy that can instantly captivate. Simply titled ‘Life’, the latest track from the Sydney group freely dives into a multi-layered soundscape that reflects the intricacies and unpredictability of the subject itself.

 

Built on a foundation of strong guitars, rhythms and synth work that provide moments of euphoria amongst the brooding, ‘Life’ is a touchstone release for Johnny Hunter. Here, the band offers up a moment of catharsis – an avenue to find a renewed passion for life when we’re at our lowest.

 

As the band’s second release through Cooking Vinyl Australia, ‘Life’ is another stride forward for Johnny Hunter as they head into a new creative cycle of releases.

 

The release of ‘Life’ follows on from ‘The Floor’ – the darkly addictive single Johnny Hunter released in July. To view both songs side by side, the listener can hear the shift in mood and tone on ‘Life’. Both exist within the same meticulously crafted world, yet ‘Life’ is the companion release that chooses to look onward and upward to a brighter horizon.

 

As with ‘The Floor’, Johnny Hunter worked on this single with engineer Adam Greenspan (IDLES, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) at Parliament Studios in Sydney.

 

 

 

Sonically, ‘Life’ moves between shades of IDLES, Fontaines D.C. and Parquet Courts. Vocalist Nick Hutt sings each lyric with an impassioned sense of yearning, the lyrics soaring against a beautiful synthesis of post-punk and airy synth-pop sounds.

 

“To find life is to find happiness, it is the ultimate end and purpose of our existence. 

 

Life is not found in the darkness of the night, nor is it found in selfish ideals. It lies in the balance of the new day and how we approach our imperfections to bring balance to ourselves. The answer to The Floor, an ultimatum proposed to the self, to change or die, to sink or swim. 

 

The sun is shining, it’s time for change, appreciate what you have, know who you are and lose yourself in Life. Inspired by the moral dilemma I faced pulling beers for alcoholics to sustain a week to week pay cheque that was almost always whimsically spent on alcohol for myself. These people were dying right in front of my eyes (some did die) and I was joining them.”
Johnny Hunter, Nick Hutt

 

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Releasing their debut EP Early Trauma in 2020 to critical acclaim and praise nationwide, Johnny Hunter’s ambition and passion for music simply galvanised and their attention became more focused than ever on new material.

 

Their signing to Cooking Vinyl Australia in 2021 was an early sign that the band was well into the next stage of their evolution and now with two arresting and dynamic releases under their belt for the year, Johnny Hunter’s sonic identity continues to thrive.

 

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Life is out now.


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KWAME RETURNS WITH ‘H I G H E R’ MARKING A NEW ERA IN HIS ARTISTIC JOURNEY

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KWAME

RETURNS WITH ‘H I G H E R’ MARKING A NEW ERA
IN HIS ARTISTIC JOURNEY


Known to many as one of Australia’s breakout talents in recent years, Sydney based artist Kwame has continued to impress time and time again, with his thoughtful, forward thinking take on modern hip hop.

With a multitude of accolades under his belt, including a j award for Unearthed artist of 2018 and FBi Smac Award for Best Song, Kwame has built on an ever-growing wealth of industry fanfare with support from the likes of Zane Lowe, and A$AP Ferg, who first thrust the young musician into the literal spotlight.

 

Now Kwame returns with ‘H I G H E R’ – his first solo release of the year, whilst promising an abundance of new music to follow throughout the remainder of 2021. From the outset, it is clear that ‘H I G H E R’ stands apart from Kwame’s impressive repertoire, not just sonically, but as the title so aptly suggests, as a higher form and more considered take on his artistry to date.

 

 

 

 

 

The refined self-produced soundscape is a gleaming interpretation of neo-soul,  hip hop, and electronica. Whilst layered with psychedelic elements that are designed to imitate the roller coaster of emotions and euphoria when one embarks on a new intimate relationship. It is through this that Kwame, with openness, describes the addictive and drug-like feel of intimacy that he encounters, alongside stimulating elation, gratification and wholeness.

 

Speaking on the ideation of the record, Kwame further shares “‘H I G H E R’ is a song that speaks on the euphoric nature of intimacy one in embarks on with their significant other, this was actually one of the first songs where after producing the instrumental, I just grabbed the mic and punched in the verses and chorus after every 8 bars or so. This was new and fun to me as I’m more used to sitting down and taking the time to write, whereas, this process here allowed me to just say whatever was on my mind at the time.”

 

Accompanying the release is a bold new music video featuring a stunningly suited up and inebriated Kwame. The clip opens with Kwame stumbling through the front door, putting on some beats, and getting in the zone as he sings about the excitement of a new love. The energy and euphoric dancing perfectly encapsulate the feeling following the perfect date that leaves you totally in awe of what might come.

 

Directed by Kwame and Zain Ayub, the duo have created a three-part series in which a wider story is told over a single night out, sharing “the concept of the video draws inspiration from the iconic dance scene in Risky Business featuring Tom Cruise. The film encapsulates my evolution as an artist by showcasing the growth and maturity in both the sonic qualities of my music as well as the visual aesthetic. We felt as though the choice of considered steady cam and widescreen would help captivate the audience, bringing them into the universe we created.”

 

The Kiwi born, Ghanian artist exploded onto the scene with an energy like no other, and has gone on to amass an incredible 23 million+ streams across his catalogue to date. Quickly earning the praise of triple j /  Unearthed, after uploading the equally powerful and anthemic single ‘WOW’, the independently released single went on to garner over 6 million streams alone, whilst more recently being synced for a global Apple commercial.

 

Following it up with the acclaimed 2018 EP Endless Conversations., and 2020’s Please, Get Home SafeKwame’s name has become a staple with tastemaker support across Rolling Stone Australia, Red Bull, Acclaim, Music Feeds, NME, Junkee, Sniffers, Life Without Andy, Pilerats, Stoney Roads, and Purple Sneakers, amongst many others.

 

Marking a period of new beginnings, and a plethora of new music to follow, Kwame has set the tone for what is to be a significant year ahead.

 

 

 

Kwame’s new single ‘H I G H E R’ is out now on all streaming platforms.

 

KWAME


 

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DELAIRE THE LIAR REVEAL NEW SINGLE ‘FURNACE’

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DELAIRE THE LIAR

REVEAL NEW SINGLE ‘FURNACE’ AND ACCOMPANYING MUSIC VIDEO


London based alternative band DELAIRE THE LIAR have released new single and video ‘FURNACE’ via their new home at RUDE RECORDS.

 

The band spoke on the new song ‘FURNACE’:

“’FURNACE‘ is a tragedy. Some ditches are too deep to dig out of, some punishment too painful to forget. It infuriates, to see the ones you care about refuse the kindness and attention they afford to others. Harder still when they turn that mirror back on you. That lack of compassion for your own body can turn to neglect and that negligence can bury you.”

 

Music, at its best, opens the door to an honesty that borders on disconcerting. For London four-piece Delaire The Liar, expressing a central truth is at the very core of all they create.

 

Utilising a weaponised punk rock attitude that feeds into a visceral delivery and live performance, married with a fragility and earnestness that extends a welcoming hand to the listener, Delaire The Liar are set to explore the nuances of human emotion and response.

 

Unafraid to be vulnerable, unafraid to be hysterical and open to all.

 

 

 

DELAIRE THE LIAR
TOUR DATES

SAT 4 SEP | PWER FESTIVAL, CARDIFF UK
SAT 11 SEP | BURN IT DOWN FESTIVAL, TORQUAY UK
SUN 12 OCT | WATERFRONT STUDIO, NORWICH UK *
MON 13 OCT | SUGARMILL, STOKE ON TRENT UK *
TUE 14 OCT | THE BOOKING HALL, DOVER UK *
WED 15 OCT | THE LOFT, SOUTHHAMPTON UK *
SAT 18 OCT | THE GLOBE, CARDIFF UK *
SUN 19 OCT | CRAUFURD ARMS, MILTON KEYNES UK *
MON 21 OCT | PATTERNS, BRIGHTON UK *
TUE 22 OCT | OSLOW, LONDON UK *
WED 23 SEP | O2 ACADEMY, BIRMINGHAM UK *
THU 24 SEP | NIGHT & DAY CAFE, MANCHESTER UK *
SUN 26 OCT | RESCUE ROOMS, NOTTINGHAM UK *
MON 27 OCT | KEY CLUB, LEEDS UK *
TUE 28 OCT | ST LUKE’S, GLASGOW UK *
SUN 4 DEC | VOODOO DADDY’S SHOWROOM, NORWICH UK

* Supporting VUKOVI

 

delaire the liar

 

 

DELAIRE THE LIAR are:
Ffin Colley
Hannah Watts
Em Lodge
Chaz Tomlinson

 

‘FURNACE’ is available worldwide now, via Rude Records

 

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LOSER’s NEW ALBUM ‘ALL THE RAGE’ IS OUT NOW!

LOSER

LOSER’s
NEW ALBUM ‘ALL THE RAGE’
IS OUT NOW!


 

After a string of lapped-up single releases, Melbourne rock outfit LOSER have unveiled their sophomore full-length All The Rage in full.

 

By every metric LOSER have gone from strength to strength since introducing the record, clocking over 330,000 album streams thus far, landing positions in major playlists including New Music Friday AU/NZAll New RockThe Local List, Local NoiseSmells Like Stream Spirit  + more throughout its campaign and snapping widespread attention in Australia’s music media landscape.

 

Last month, the album was included in NME Australia’s “Most Anticipated Australian Album Releases In September“. In good company alongside the likes of Ruby Fields and Amyl & The Sniffers, meanwhile further heavyweights. Including Rolling StoneBeat MagazineAustralian MusicianHysteriaBlunt and more have sung LOSER’s praises.

 

The albums’ singles have enjoyed a rinsing on Australian community and online radio and significant support from triple j’s main station and Unearthed platform. Listen back to last night’s interview on triple j’s 2021 with Richard Kingsmill to discover more on vocalist Tim’s breakdown and breakthrough during the album’s creation period and its recording in his new studio here.

 

Stay tuned as LOSER ready to announce their long-awaited album tour dates as soon as restrictions allow.

 

All The Rage is out now via Domestic La La. The record was produced by Tim Maxwell Craig Selak, mixed by Anton Hagop (Silverchair, Powderfinger), mastered by Matt Gray & drum recording by Sam Johnson.

 

 

 

LOSER IS:
Tim Maxwell (vocals/guitar)
Will ‘Dragon’ Maxwell (guitar)
Craig Selak (bass)
Jake Farrugia (drums)

 

 

 

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LOSER // ‘ALL THE RAGE’ OUT NOW!
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1. Head First
2. On The Edge
3. Don’t Leave Me
4. Upside Down
5. All I Need
6. Time Won’t Wait
7. Skyward
8. Stall
9. So
10. Meant To Be


 

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FANGZ REVEAL SEARING SKATE-PUNK ANTHEM ‘I DON’T LIKE ME’

FANGZ

FANGZ

REVEAL SEARING SKATE-PUNK ANTHEM

I DON’T LIKE ME


After releasing their compelling track ‘Prove Me Wrong’, Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have today returned with their emotively-charged new single ‘I Don’t Like Me’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours TrulyStand AtlanticThe Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (UnderoathParamoreAS IT IS).

 

‘I Don’t Like Me’ is a tip of the hat to 90’s skate punk-rock. Opening with an arpeggiated guitar riff and a hook-laden melody, the track swiftly picks up pace as monstrous drums and thudding bass combine. The arrangement deftly modulates back and forth, before building into a roaring crescendo at the bridge, closing out with its infectious chorus.

 

Front man Joshua Cottreau talks about the meaning behind ‘I Don’t Like Me’:

“‘I Don’t Like Me’ is about the version of ourselves we publicly present in order to hide our true experience and what we’re really going through. It touches on our personal issues as well as the passing of close friends that lost their own battles with depression. This song is for anyone that is not ok and feels isolated. Just know you are not alone and you are loved.”

 

 

 

 

 

Although battling against an unforgiving global pandemic, FANGZ have maintained their resilience and continued on throughout 2021 with great strides. They sold out all shows on their ‘Self Medicate’ tour, making appearances across NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. In the live arena, the band have also supported the likes of Comeback Kid (CAN), Cancer Bats (CAN), GyroscopeTotally Unicorn and Bare Bones.

 

Their two recent singles ‘Self Medicate’ and ‘Prove Me Wrong’ were extensively supported by the likes of Australian and New Zealand radio stations triple jtriple j UnearthedTriple MThe Faction4ZZZSYN FM2SERPBS FMRadio AdelaideEdge RadioThree D RadioPhoenix FMKICK (NZ) and Radio Crescendo (NZ).

 

The tracks also received praise from tastemakers NMEHopeless RecordsManiacsMusic FeedsHEAVY MagThe GuardianHysteria MagWall of Sound and Juice TV (NZ).

 

In the coming weeks FANGZ will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘I Don’t Like Me’.

 

‘I Don’t Like Me’ is available worldwide now

 

 

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ELI GREENEYES SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘SHE DON’T CARE’

ELI GREENEYES

ELI GREENEYES

SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

‘SHE DON’T CARE’


Eli Greeneyes is exactly the kind of artist we need in 2021 – eccentric, exciting, guitar-driven pop reminiscent of classics Oasis and Something For Kate but also modern pop rulers Yungblud and even Billie Eilish – he has announced his electric new single and video She Don’t Care.

 

The WA-based musician will be performing a one off, hometown headline show at Indian Ocean Hotel on September 2. And off the back of his collaboration with Perth hip hop royalty DRAPHT on his new album Shadows and Shinings (also released today), Eli Greeneyes will be joining DRAPHT on the road for his extensive 13 WA-date album tour in September, October and November this year.

 

She Don’t Care features so much of what we already know we love about Eli Greeneyes, but with plenty of innovation to spark a thrill upon every new listen.  It’s guitar-driven, powerful pop, with a carefully written topline, impassioned lyrics, and an absolutely killer mix.  It’s like a track from the early 2000s, written for a 2021 audience.

 

Speaking on the inspiration behind She Don’t Care, Eli Greeneyes says, She Don’t Care is about someone from my past who came along at a time when I was having a lot of mental health issues.  Their intentions were extremely different to mine and I was listening to them too much instead of trusting my own intentions and instincts!  I lost myself.  When I wrote it I thought it was their fault, but now I realise that I also played a part in letting it take that direction.  I had to write this song to gain back my true ‘not taking shit’ self.”

 

The video for She Don’t Care is overflowing with attitude, and it’s the perfect visual representation of the frustration and angst behind the song itself.  Eli Greeneyes sings directly to the camera, walking towards us while a woman points and yells right up in his face.  The confrontation is real, but the resolve that Greeneyes has developed through the catharsis of this song is real too.

 

Speaking simply, he reflects on the idea behind the video clip, and the team who made it happen, “The concept was created by my friends James Mooney, Ben Matei and I.  We wanted it to be predominantly a performance based video with an underlying simple narrative of self destruction and attracting the wrong people in your life… Everyone involved with the clip is creative in their own light with something to say and achieve.  They are all my best friends who I want to take on this journey.”

 

 

 

Produced alongside Mark McEwan (Karnivool, Drapht), She Don’t Care is a brilliant example of an artist who is totally in control of the process, and completely enamoured by the idea of creating new songs and new sounds.  Not only is Eli Greeneyes producing killer tracks for himself, but he’s also collaborating with other artists, including DRAPHT, and sharing his high production skills with his wider community.

 

Speaking of community, Eli Greeneyes is pumped to get back on the stage and perform for his fans, as he reflects, “My shows are an opportunity to meet and understand my fans with what they connect with the most about my music.  What am I saying that makes them feel heard and understood?  That all comes down to singing the lyrics for me.  Expressing them in that up close and personal way so the story hits straight to the heart.”

 

She Don’t Care is out now.

Tickets to the Indian Ocean Hotel show are on sale now.

 

FRIDAY 24 SEP | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL | SCARBOROUGH | 18+ | TICKETS

 

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Jervis Bay duo Debbies unveil video for their current single ‘Sinner’.

Jervis Bay duo Debbies unveil video for their current single ‘Sinner’.

Jervis Bay duo

Debbies

unveil video for their current single

Sinner‘.

Supporting Teenage Joans on their EP tour in October.


Jervis Bay duo Debbies unveil their new video for their ‘Sinner’. The new track illustrates why this young Aussie surf punk band have in 2 short years already achieved so much – winning the Yours and Owls Festival (2019), Triple j Unearthed High Finalists (2019) as well as performing at Falls Festival and Bigsound.

 

Sinner has been added to Triple j Unearthed with spins on Triple j including on Home and Hosed with Declan Byrne and added to Spotify’s Local Noise and Fresh Finds AU/NZ playlist.

 

 

 

 

When writing the single, Debbies wanted to capture a more ‘word-painting’ esque vibe by incorporating the river scenery throughout the verses which stemmed from a real experience of when they went to a party a few years ago.

 

The video for ‘Sinner’ was filmed on the Shoalhaven River at Grady’s River Retreat.  A place the band had grown up around. It was directed by Dane Singleton and edited by Tas Wilson from Ruby Fields.

 

“Looking back on it now, the way the Sinner music video came about was really just a series of fortunate events.  Of meeting the right people and bringing the ideas we had to life. It all started before we even recorded the song when we went to the Gerringong Winter Wine Festival to watch friends Teenage Joans, and happened to bump into Tas Wilson from Ruby Fields

 

 

‘Sinner’ is the follow up to Triple j favourites ‘Money’, ‘Influencer’ and ‘Waking Up In L.A.’ The track came together at Defwolf Studios Sydney with mixing and mastering by George Georgiadis. “In the studio we wanted to really make the bridge a special moment in the song so we played around with different synths and ways of layering drums and vocals that we had never done before. The result felt like some dreamy vocal layered questioning of “is it hard to be like somebody else” that snaps out into an answer in the last pre chorus.” 

 

 

SINNER

 

Don’t miss Debbies supporting Teenage Joans on their tour later in October!

MON 4 OCT – THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE SOLD OUT 
THU 7 OCT – LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE SOLD OUT
SAT 23 OCT – CROWBAR, SYDNEY – SELLING FAST
FRI 29 OCT – THE TOTE, MELBOURNE – TICKETS ADDED
SUN 31 OCT – THE TOTE, MELBOURNE – SELLING FAST

 

 

“We couldn’t be more stoked to be releasing Sinner in the midst of supporting Teenage Joans on their national EP Tour. The shows are by far the biggest shows we’ve lucked out on and we’d definitely consider TJ’s some of our best friends in the music biz. It really feels too good to be true!” 
Debbies

 

 

 

Debbies will also be supporting The Terrys:

THURS 28 OCT – UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA 
FRI 26 NOV – PADDO RSL, SYDNEY

 

 

‘Sinner’ is out now.


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STARSET Return With Fourth Studio Album ‘HORIZONS’ Out October 22.

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STARSET

Return With Fourth Studio Album

HORIZONS

Out October 22.

Band Shares ‘THE BREACH’ Video


STARSET return with their fourth studio album, HORIZONS.  The album arrives October 22 via Fearless Records.

 

A continued voyage through a captivating narrative, HORIZONS delivers a cinematic soundscape that accompanies the listener through pain, love, descent, and triumph. The world has been consumed by synthetic methods of escaping reality. It is with this technology that we are able to explore life through other users experiences — finally, the ability to be someone else. STARSET’s epic hard rock styling does not disappoint, as we travel a newfound digital frontier along with them.

 

 

Watch the video for the first transmission THE BREACH here:

 

 

 

 

HORIZONS TRACK LISTING:
01. UNVEILING THE ARCHITECTURE
02. THE BREACH
03. OTHERWORLDLY
04. ICARUS
05. EARTHRISE
06. LEAVING THIS WORLD BEHIND
07. DEVOLUTION
08. ANNIHILATED LOVE
09. ALCHEMY
10. DISAPPEAR
11. ENDLESS ENDEAVOR
12. SYMBIOTIC
13. DREAMCATCHER
14. TUNNELVISION
15. INFECTED
16. SOMETHING WICKED

 

starset album cover

 

ABOUT STARSET:
Formed in 2013 by Columbus, Ohio singer/songwriter/frontman Dustin Bates, STARSET’s first album Transmissions debuted at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.  One of the highest-charting debuts for a rock band in 2014. The group’s intricately-crafted sci-fi backstory piqued the interest of fans, and they subsequently released the concept album Vessels in 2017, followed by DIVISIONS in 2019. Their song Monster peaked at number 2 on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock chart in May 2017, and by 2020.  The band had tallied over two billion streams worldwide.

 

STARSET’s latest single is INFECTEDSTARSET have received critical acclaim from Billboard, Forbes, Loudwire, Nerdist, and beyond over the course of their career. The band’s fourth album HORIZONS arrives on October 22.


 

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Ash Grunwald Announces New Album ‘Shout Into The Noise’ + New Single ‘I Want You To Know’ Out Now

ASH GRUNWALD

Ash Grunwald

Announces New Album

‘Shout Into The Noise’ 

+ New Single

‘I Want You To Know’

Out Now


Ash Grunwald is back, delivering his most personal album yet with Shout Into The Noise, due for release on 21 January 2022. Today he shares the album’s lead single, ‘I Want You To Know’.

 

Written for Ash’s children, Sunny and Aria, ‘I Want You To Know’ is a deeply personal song. Ash says, “I wanted to let them know why I’m away, why I am who I am and that I’m missing them. We went to a place emotionally that I hadn’t explored in my songwriting before. It’s a much more tender side of me. I was really nervous to start doing this song at gigs because it’s quite different to my bluesy stuff, but my audience has been super kind. They always feel touched by the genuine sentiment. This begs the question: why didn’t I open up earlier?”

 

 

 

WATCH: Ash Grunwald – ‘I Want You To Know’

 

Shout Into The Noise, Ash’s eleventh studio album, sees him challenge himself and push into new territory, crafting the finest album of his career. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Lachlan Bostock (Mansionair).

 

“I embarked on a mission to write with younger writers and producers,” Ash says. “I’ve spent much of my career tipping my hat to those who have gone before.  Maybe it was time to learn from the younger generation and find a new sound that blends the two worlds. An irony that I only realised after the fact is that this is actually my most personal songwriting I’ve ever done. These amazing songwriters unlocked something for me.”

 

Shout Into The Noise is the start of a new chapter for Ash Grunwald. “This album is my resolution to myself that I am releasing any constraints on who I am or what I’m capable of.”

 

ASH GRUNWALD

 

Ash Grunwald – ‘I Want You To Know’
Single out now through Bloodlines
Buy/stream here

 

Ash Grunwald – Shout Into The Noise
Album out 21 January 2022 through Bloodlines
Pre-order here

 

 

Shout Into The Noise tracklisting:

1. Shout Into The Noise
2. I Want You To Know
3. Surrender
4. Let Me Go
5. Good Thing
6. Gone
7. Madhouse
8. Chains
9. Tell It Like It Is
10. Way Too Long


 

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DRAPHT SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘HYPOCRITE FEAT. ELI GREENEYES’

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DRAPHT

SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

HYPOCRITE

FEAT. ELI GREENEYES’

 

NEW ALBUM SHADOWS AND SHININGS 
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Aussie hip-hop legend Drapht will tonight share his boisterous new track Hypocrite featuring Eli Greeneyes, dropping at 8pm AEST.  Accompanied by yet another brilliantly comical and outstandingly produced video, Hypocrite is the fourth taste of the prolific artist’s electrifying seventh album, Shadows and Shinings, before it lands this Friday (available for pre-order now).

 

Although the national tour has been disrupted by Covid, fans across regional WA will now pick up the win, with thirteen shows set for WA over the coming few months, kicking off in Perth at Jack Rabbit Slims on September 10, then moving on to Fremantle, Geraldton, Exmouth, Dampier, Port Headland, Broome, Margaret River, Bunbury, Rockingham, Kalgoorlie, Esperance and finishing up in Albany at Studio 146 on November 20.

 

Following on from colossal tracks Hollywood HillsProblem Here and Shadows On My WallsHypocrite .Drapht continues to hold up his end of the bargain, dazzling with rapturous beats, clever rhymes. By keeping it real with his clever, introspective songwriting.  “The first part (of the song) came to life after a massive night out in LA with some friends, I used the writing of it to crawl myself out of the depths of the darkest of hangovers.

 

It’s about everyone having a little slice of Hypocrite in them, and now more than ever in the age of the influencer. So I just wanted to balance out the universe a bit,” Drapht insights. The second half came about a week later when catching a flight from LA to New Orleans. I was so busy trying to get to the gate to catch my flight I didn’t realise I had just cut off a guy in a wheelchair going to the same gate getting on the same flight. I could definitely get better at slowing down, I think we can all be guilty of getting caught up in the race to the next destination and at times don’t quite understand the damage we’re doing in the process.”

 

Filmed and directed once again by close Perth friends Complete and Uncool Sam from Drop Shot Media. the video for Hypocrite is another slice of musical comedy. Following Drapht as he shares his story at a ‘Hypocrite Support Group’ before later cutting off a guy in a wheelchair. As he races to catch a flight to get to his own show. This is the fourth video these guys have been a part of for this album cycle. We’ve been shooting a video every two weeks .And time after time they just keep going above and beyond.

 

 

 

Recorded in his home studio in Perth, mixed by Andy Lawson and mastered by King Willy Sound. The new album Shadows and Shinings is a 15-track adventure through the human psyche, contemplative and deep.

 

But still full to bursting with addictive beats and clever production. Drapht explains, “The album cover art is an illustration (drawn by Travis Price) of my childhood home and the title Shadows and Shinings is a metaphor that represents all of the lightest and darkest times within my life while making it. From the birth of my daughter, to having another relationship break down… From reflecting on the success of my career in the industry, to the struggles with my mental health that also came with it. The theme originally started out from a line in one of my favourite books – Man’s Search For Meaning, ‘Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise’”.

 

 

Drapht has notched up his fair share of accolades throughout his career. With platinum records, multi-platinum and gold singles and two ARIA awards under his belt. And Shadows and Shinings is a stellar addition to his discography.

 

Excited to still be able to celebrate the album’s release with live shows. Drapht explains, Some of my fondest memories are of touring regional WA. I did year one and two of my schooling up in Broome too,  I always love heading back up north. Also because of what’s happening with the Covid situation at the moment I am more grateful than ever. To be able to get out there and play some shows off the back of the album, when so many of my friends over east don’t have the same opportunities right now.

 

 

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Hypocrite featuring Eli Greeneyes is released at 8pm AEST this evening.
Shadows and Shinings is out September 10 – pre-order now.

 

 


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NURIA RELEASES BREATHTAKING NEW SINGLE “RED VELVET”

TASMANIAN SINGER SONGWRITER

NURIA

RELEASES BREATHTAKING NEW SINGLE

RED VELVET


Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria has returned with her latest single “Red Velvet” a stunning contemporary indie track featuring breathtaking vocal layering and masterful instrumentation. “Red Velvet” focuses on the narrative of a showgirl. The glitz and glamour she displays contrasted by her dark unguarded personal life.

 

 

 

Red Velvet” was written and recorded in Nuria’s home studio, produced by Melbourne artist Sam Phay. 

 

And mixed and mastered  by Peter Holz (Gang of YouthsThe VeronicasJessica MauboyDelta Goodrem). Nuria, a new force in the game is continuously proving her power, belting out soul stirring tracks that leave listeners yearning for more.

 

Red Velvet” is Nuria’s third single release of 2021 after “Juliette” and “Closer”. Both of which were played on beloved community radio stations Radio Adelaide and 4ZZZ.

 

Juliette” was premiered on the femme empowering blog Women In Pop and was featured across Amplify, Backbeat Podcast. And Rawing In The Pit among others. “Closer” was featured on FBi and 2SER as well as receiving praise from AmplifyLike Velvet and AuspOp.

 

Nuria is the stage name of Tasmanian indie-pop artist Anna Maynard. Pronounced Noo-ree-ah, this name from her childhood meaning “Fire of the Lord”. Speaks of passion, boldness and captures a spirit unhindered by the constraints of growing up.

 

Nuria’s story is reflected in the depths of her songwriting. A childhood of fantasy, tumultuous adolescence of desires, insecurities and self-discovery. The “sensible” choice of a day job as a doctor and all the while a burning and insatiable desire to create and connect through music.

 

A seasoned performer, Nuria has previously worked under her name Anna Maynard having notable past performance opportunities.

 

Including the Cygnet Folk FestivalNannup Folk FestivalTop Half Folk Festival and support act for the Waifs. With fellow artist Dave Crowe (aka Resin Moon). She is also a regular feature at MONA, the Wrest Point Casino Hobart and an active member of the Australian Songwriters Association.

 

With the release of her debut album “Alive” in 2020, Nuria’s music is being received by audiences throughout Australia. With massive community radio support and her songs being added to the ABC rotation, this Tasmanian artist is building momentum with each release.

Singles from her debut album have made it into the Top 30 for the 2020 Australian Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest as well as being selected in the Unsigned Only Competition semi-finals.

 

Taking the world by storm Nuria is preparing for the release of her second album in 2021. With her soulful and enigmatic vocals wrapped up in the multi-textured and elegant production work of Sam Phay and mix/master engineer Peter Holz, this emerging artist is stepping into an exciting new chapter.

 

 

“Red Velvet” is available on all platforms now.

 

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MO•LOUIE RELEASES ELECTRONIC-POP SINGLE “BODY”

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MO•LOUIE

RELEASES ELECTRONIC-POP SINGLE

“BODY”


Mo•Louie is the moniker for Melbourne-based artist Monique (MoSestoMo demonstrates her versatility as both a singer and producer with her latest single “Body” – an upbeat, bubbly, electronic track that has the funkiness of a Bruno Mars song, the electronic playground of Charli XCX track, infused with Mo‘s loud, playful and crazy personality. “Body” is a nod to body positivity and just like Mo’s ass, the beat is PHAT!

 

Her music creatively plays with cinematic elements and influences ranging from soul to avant-pop. The message behind “Body” goes far beyond its catchy hooks!

 

 

 

 

Body is a celebration of body positivity, confidence and sex,” says Mo•Louie. “When I was younger I was really thin. My perception used to be that being thin was a really “beautiful” thing to be. A lot of my mental health problems and sickness meant that I had to take medication which made me gain weight. At the time, other people, even my family, would tell me you need to lose weight because you used to look so pretty when you were thin.

 

Just like the instrumentation and production in the track, the song is powerful, sensual and fun. “Body” was written by Mo and longtime collaborator/friend Ven X.  produced and mixed by Mo•Louie (Mo Sesto) herself and mastered by Ben Feggans (Mallrat, Ngaiire, RÜFÜS DU SOL).

 

Mo released her debut single, “She Said” in November 2016. The electronic/synth-produced track made the Semi Finals of ‘The International Songwriting Competition 2016’ (ISC). Written and produced by Mo•Louie and mastered by Simon Lam (Kllo). Mo’s debut EP Fire Brick (2017) was celebrated by AAA Backstage . “a collection of genre-agnostic soul excellence.”

 

The EP was launched at Melbourne Music Week in a show co-produced with electronic artists Youthfire & Abraham Tilbury.

 

Mo and her long-time collaborator Ven X made the semi-finals of the International Unsigned Only 2020 Songwriting Competition, for their yet to be released song “Flames.”

 

2020 also saw Mo release her mixtape An Odd World, her first complete body of work mixed and produced by herself and mastered by Becki Whitton (Aphir). The mixtape included “Iso Iso Iso Bored” which was described by Forté Magazine as; “exciting, intoxicating and all out relatable”.

 

To end a solid year (despite COVID) Mo released her second single “Survivin” ft. Youthfire which premiered on JOY FM radio and was featured on Acid Stag’s Friday Favourites and described as; “very cool, unique and interesting.

 

Mo•Louie is ready to kick off her biggest phase of creativity and music yet!

 

“Body” is available on all platforms now.

 

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Snoop Dogg Announces National Australian Tour

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SNOOP DOGG

ANNOUNCES MASSIVE “I WANNA THANK ME” ARENA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA IN 2022!


Almost two years since the bright lights of Australia’s arenas were switched off as the pandemic struck, Entertainment Icon, Hip-Hop legend and one of the world’s most recognised artists Snoop Dogg has officially unveiled plans for a run of major, indoor arena shows around the country in 2022.

 

Snoop Dogg, who hasn’t performed in Australia since 2014 when he headlined the Big Day Out, will return to Australian shores in October 2022 for his ‘I WANNA THANK ME’ tour, which will see the West Coast rap legend celebrate the release of his 17th album ‘I Wanna Thank Me’, and documentary of the same name, released in 2019. 

 

The tour kicks off at Perth’s RAC Arena in Perth on 26 October 2022 and then heads to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 28 October 2022, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on 29 October before wrapping up at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 1 November 2022. 

 

The tour also marks an important milestone for the newly formed partnership between TEG MJR and Snoop Dogg. In March 2021, TEG MJR signed an exclusive deal with Snoop Dogg, covering all his international shows (excluding North America) for the next 5 years.

 

Telstra Plus™ pre-sale Friday 10 September, 12noon (local time) – Monday 13 September, 12noon (local time) 

 

 

General Public on sale Monday 13 September, 4pm (local time)

 

 

SNOOP DOGG
‘I WANNA THANK ME’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2022


 

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER – RAC ARENA – PERTH, WA


FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER – QUDOS BANK ARENA – SYDNEY, NSW


SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER – ROD LAVER ARENA – MELBOURNE, VIC


TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – BRISBANE, QLD

 

 

Event goers can take advantage of Ticketek’s world-leading partnership with Afterpay. Available via the Ticketek app or website.  Afterpay is the world’s largest buy-now-pay-later service. Offering fans greater flexibility, to pay for tickets in four equal instalments and secure seats with the first payment. 

 


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Stereophonics return with ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’. NEW SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM OOCHYA!

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STEREOPHONICS

RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM DETAILS
OOCHYA! 

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NEW SINGLE ‘HANGING ON YOUR HINGES‘ UNVEILED 


Stereophonics return with ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’. The song is the first to be unveiled from forthcoming album Oochya!, released on 4th March 2022 via Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order now here.

 

As the band celebrate their 25th year, ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ (listen here) is a gloriously unshackled palette cleanser for fans ahead of the multifaceted, Oochya!. With distorted question-and-answer vocals and scuzzed up guitars, it’s a song that harks back to some of the band’s loudest moments. Drawing on Kelly Jones’ love of garage rock. After 18 months of lockdown, ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ is an optimistic yet defiant howl, as the band get back to doing what they do best.

 

Kelly Jones says: “‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff. Like Masters of Reality and maybe some Iggy Pop too and probably nods back to ‘Bartender & The Thief’. It’s the song on this album that says ‘Oochya!’ more than anything else, so it’s something we wanted the fans to hear first. Having done some really emotionally lead and introspective songs on the last album (‘Kind’), we decided to come back with a bang this time. Giving the fans something to get a little loose to. The album title (‘Oochya!’) was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean “let’s have it”. A blast of energy and optimism and that’s what we wanted to get across with ‘Hinges’.”

 

A short, sharp explosion of colour and defiant attitude, the album title is perfectly complemented with a pop art album cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Stereophonics celebrate 25 years as one of the UK’s most enduring and loved bands, with Oochya.  Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters. Having now achieved 7 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards. 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win.  Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of British Music.

 

OOCHYA!

 

 

Oochya! Tracklisting –
1. Hanging On Your Hinges
2. Forever
3. When You See it
4. Do Ya Feel My Love?
5. Right Place Right Time
6. Close Enough To Drive Home
7. Leave The Light On
8. Running Round My Brain
9. Every Dog Has Its Day
10. You’re My Soul
11. All I Have Is You
12. Made A Mess Of Me
13. Seen That Look Before
14. Don’t Know What Ya Got
15. Jack In A Box


Stereophonics play the following live shows:

2021
Sat 18 Dec | Cardiff Principality Stadium
(w. very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen)

 

2022
Fri 18 Mar | Manchester Arena
Sun 20 Mar | Aberdeen P&J Arena
Mon 21 Mar | Glasgow Hydro
Wed 23 Mar | Leeds Arena
Thu 24 Mar | Newcastle Arena
Sat 26 Mar | Brighton Centre
Sun 27 Mar | Bournemouth IC
Tue 29 Mar | Liverpool Arena
Wed 30 Mar | Nottingham Arena
Fri 01 Apr 2022 | London The O2
Sat 02 Apr 2022 | Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Tickets on sale Friday 10th September from 9am BST at https://stereophonics.com/tour/


 

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