Bakehouse Studios Announces Bursaries For Women in Music

Bakehouse Studios Announces Bursaries For Women in Music

Bakehouse Studios Announces Bursaries For Women in Music


Bakehouse Studios today announced new music bursaries for women and GNC musicians to encourage greater participation in the music community.

 

The bursaries for fully-supported studio time will be offered quarterly and were announced at the One of One International Women’s Day Women in Music Breakfast 2021.

 

Women have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic, often as primary caregivers for children and parents, and over-represented in unstable casual and part-time work. In the case of music and the arts, we have seen an unprecedented attrition of women – both established and emerging – from our industry with many abandoning their craft altogether.

 

To help remedy this, Bakehouse are introducing ten quick-release bursaries for rehearsal packages to encourage and invest in greater participation of women in live performance, creation of new work, collaboration and skills development. Each bursary consists of three off-peak rehearsal sessions and full backline at Bakehouse Studios in Richmond. The bursaries allow flexibility for music practice and rehearsal and encourages collaboration between musicians & other creatives.

 

A percentage of the bursaries will be exclusively for First Nations artists, CALD artists and artists living with disability. There will also be subsidies on a sliding scale offered to a selection of other artists who apply. Whilst the bursaries will be looking at merit, they will predominantly be hardship-based.

 

To launch the project, Bakehouse Studios owner, Helen Marcou AM, announced the first recipient of the Bakehouse bursaries at the One of One International Women’s Day event.

 

The inaugural recipient is Melbourne-based guitarist, Bonnie Mercer. On being announced as the inaugural bursary recipient, Bonnie says: “Thank you so much Bakehouse! I look forward to having the time and access to an inspiring space to expand my personal artistic practice, and to forge new and existing collaborations.”

 

The remaining nine successful recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Applications are now open to women and gender non-conforming musicians at all stages of their careers.
www.surveymonkey.com/r/BakehouseBursary1
Bursaries will be valid for rehearsal sessions for three months from endowment.
Solo artists or women-led bands may apply.
Applications for this round close Tuesday 23rd March at 5.00pm EST.

 

About Bakehouse Studios

Bakehouse Studios in Richmond is a cultural icon in Melbourne which offers a creative and inclusive studio offering space for rehearsal, recording, filming, showcase events and other creative projects. Around 400 local and international musicians pass through Bakehouse every week. For almost 30 years it has been an important piece in Melbourne’s music history; and a secluded haven for musicians. Bakehouse is a place to create. It’s a place for writing music, rehearsing, pre-production for live shows and tours, shooting film clips, taking band photos, making documentaries, recording albums and meeting like-minded people. Bakehouse is a hive of musical activity.
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Olivia Merilahti of The Dø (Billie Eilish, Justice) new single + video

Olivia Merilahti of The Dø (Billie Eilish, Justice) new single + video

PRUDENCE

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM THE DØ’S OLIVIA MERILAHTI

BEGINNINGS’ OUT MAY 28, 2021

NEW SINGLE ‘GOOD FRIENDS’ OUT NOW!


Olivia Merilahti (formerly of Victoire-winning group The Dø) today announces details for the release of her debut album under the solo alias of PrudenceBeginnings due out on May, 28 2021 via RCA France is announced today alongside the first single to be lifted from the album, ‘Good Friends’. The new track and music video are now available to stream from here.

 

 

 

 

After nearly a decade of success as half of The Dø – who Billie Eilish recently cited as a key influence on her Apple podcast ‘Me & My Dad Radio’ – French-Finnish Merilahti this year makes her full length debut as Prudence. The release of Beginnings in May will follow the success of Prudence’s critically acclaimed EP Be Water, which arrived in late 2020 alongside this performance for La Blogothèque.

 

 

Featuring co-production credits from Xavier and Surkin of French touch royalty Justice, Beginnings takes cues variously from female synth pioneers – particularly Suzanne Ciani – the scores of Hans Zimmer and Kraftwerk’s legacy to create a multi-dimensional pop album. ‘Good Friends’ itself – an unabashed, club-ready celebration of affection – arrives alongside a sci-fi influenced new video shot by Leo Chatoudeau and featuring dancer Daniel Ralph. Speaking about the new track & video, Olivia says “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind by Spielberg was a reference Leo & I had when we started exchanging ideas for the video. ‘Good Friends’ is an allegory about how we make friends with the unknown, without fear.” 

 

 


 

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SHIRIN KALYANI RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “NAISSANCE”

SHIRIN KALYANI RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “NAISSANCE”

SHIRIN KALYANI RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “NAISSANCE”


Emerging Sydney based singer/songwriter Shirin Kalyani has released her debut single “Naissance.” The new single, written and produced by Shirin features a flawless cross of alternative rock and dreamy pop. This electrifying single is prepping Shirin Kalyani for a thrilling new year.

 

LISTEN TO “NAISSANCE” HERE

 

Skillfully fusing the borders of optimism and dark edge “Naissance” explores the depth of human experience with deep lyrical meaning, that hit both with force and soft sadness. Reinforcing the song’s message through haunting sonic elements, Shirin incorporates stirring riffs and kick drums akin to heartbeats that sit deep within listeners.

 

“Naissance’ is an ode to adolescence and the discovery of the complex intertwining between life and death,” said Shirin“Written at a time when everything was in turmoil, ‘Naissance’ is a survival anthem, expressing a deep longing and optimism for new beginnings.”

New kid on the block Shirin Kalyani is melancholic, dreamy and mysterious. Inspired by the likes of Lana Del ReyMorcheebaR.E.MDavid BowiePrimal Scream and Massive AttackShirin combines her love for upbeat and experimental electronica, dream pop and alt rock to bring a fresh yet nostalgic sound to the table.

 

 

Attempting to make sense of the world around her while simultaneously fighting for who she is through the means of music, a rebellious and undying spirit shines through in Shirin’s sound. Fascinated with concepts like space and time, existence, politics and the human experience, Shirin’s songs are universal yet closely relate to her lived experience.

 

 

 

“Naissance” is available to stream on all platforms now.

 


 

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LETOA SET TO BLOW UP WITH HOT NEW SINGLE ‘SHEESH’ SINGLE OUT NOW

LETOA SET TO BLOW UP WITH HOT NEW SINGLE ‘SHEESH’ SINGLE OUT NOW

LETOA SET TO

BLOW UP WITH

HOT NEW SINGLE

‘SHEESH’ SINGLE

OUT NOW

 


 

Fijian born, Australian/ Samoan trap artist LETOA is set to blow up with the hot new single ‘SHEESH’ dropping today via X-Rae Music. The 17-year-old sensation has already accumulated a legion of die-hard fans, racking up over 10 million YouTube views and 6 million Spotify streams. Through notable collaborations, mixtapes and tours, he’s fast become one of trap’s most magnetic underground acts.

 

LETOA below

 

 

The buzz around this breakout trap and hip-hop star is insane, and shows no signs of slowing down. A cosign with elite Youtube taste-maker Dolo helped LETOA first break through with single ‘slatnotslime’, quickly cracking 1 million YT views. Capitalising on momentum, his brilliant and hugely popular mixtape ‘GLOCSTARR V1’ dropped early 2020, including stand out track ‘Ice Cold’, racking up a combined 2 million views on streaming platforms. This was followed by a successful NZ tour supporting Lil Rae on his “Lost in the Void” tour across NZ. Recent collaborations include a guest feature on Lil Rae’s ‘In My Prime’, as well as with partner in crime lilbubblegum on singles ‘Back It Up’ and ‘Guap’.

 

 

Boasting hypnotic trap beats, effortless bars and memorable refrains, LETOA has crafted a slick and unique sound drawing from similar artists like $NOT, NIGHT LOVELL and SYBYR. The release of single ‘SHEESH’ represents a giant next step for this artist on an astounding and deserved rise to the top.

 

 


 

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LUCIEN JOHNSON RELEASES LATEST SINGLE ‘BLUE RAIN’ FROM ALBUM ‘WAX///WANE’ SINGLE OUT NOW

LUCIEN JOHNSON RELEASES LATEST SINGLE ‘BLUE RAIN’ FROM ALBUM ‘WAX///WANE’ SINGLE OUT NOW

LUCIEN JOHNSON RELEASES

LATEST SINGLE ‘BLUE RAIN’

FROM ALBUM ‘WAX///WANE’

SINGLE OUT NOW

 


 

Globally renowned jazz composer/ saxophonist Lucien Johnson releases his latest single ‘Blue Rain’ via brand new record label, Deluge Records. It’s the second single off the upcoming album Wax///Wane, which is made up of six compositions about the moon and other wonders. The album is being released on limited edition vinyl (300 copies) plus digitally and is due out March 30th.

 

A distinguished artist with a long list of accomplishments, the sound of his saxophone has featured on albums by The Black Seeds, Hollie Smith, The Phoenix Foundation and The Yoots.

 

Wax///Wane is the first digital release for Lucien Johnson under his own name, and the album features an intriguing ensemble; John Bell on vibraphone, Michelle Velvin on harp, Tom Callwood on double bass, Cory Champion on drums and Riki Piripi on percussion – all combining to create immersive landscapes and smouldering grooves. Johnson’s saxophone, described by Jazz in Paris as “lyrical as Coltrane, as powerful as Rollins”, soars above the ensemble, bringing mystique and aura to these unique pieces, themselves an expert study in light and shade.

 

Lucien Johnson below

 

From Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, Lucien Johnson has forged a reputation of being a formidable composer and multi-instrumentalist, with a crossover audience for jazz & classical music through to electronic & experimental. He has performed with a long list of luminaries from jazz and improvised music, such as Mulatu Astatke, Barre Phillips, Marilyn Crispell, John Betsch, Steve Potts, Jobic Le Masson and Lol Coxhill. Prior to signing with Deluge Records, he released music through the influential Japanese label ‘Wonderful Noise’, with album ‘West of the Sun’ being a finalist for NZ Jazz album of the year in 2017.

 

Lucien Johnson below

 

He was also musical director of Shogun Orchestra, which released two albums on German label Jakarta Records. In Paris in the 2000s, he performed in a free improvising trio with Alan Silva and Makoto Sato, releasing an album on French label Improvised Beings. Other notable accomplishments include winning Sound Designer of the Year and a nomination for Outstanding Composer at the 2017 Wellington Theatre Awards, winning the Susan Rhind Award for Composition ‘Addis Nocturnes’ on solo piano in Paris 2017, composing for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Dance Company, and the inclusion of his performance of his work titled ‘Strasbourg 1518’ at New Zealand Festival 2020 and the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival 2021.

 

“A composer and arranger of supreme skill” – Dominion Post

“a unique musical vision” – Sea of Tranquility

“A miraculous musician with a terrific creative imagination” – Radio NZ

 

 


 

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BLOWERS RELEASE SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM THROUGH SPOOKY RECORDS / CHAPUTA RECORDS

BLOWERS RELEASE SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM THROUGH SPOOKY RECORDS / CHAPUTA RECORDS

BLOWERS RELEASE

SELF TITLED DEBUT

ALBUM THROUGH

SPOOKY RECORDS /

CHAPUTA RECORDS

 


 

A rough and raw shot of garage punk from down under, BLOWERS’ self-titled debut album features a three-pronged vocal attack delivering songs themed around giving zero fucks. The album comes out March 1st on 12” vinyl/ digital via Spooky Records (Australia) and Chaputa Records (Portugal), along with single/ video ‘Ripped’.

 

From opener ‘Ripped’ through to tracks like ‘Waste of a Man’, ‘Eat It Up’ and ‘Too Old For This Shit’, it’s 15 tracks full to the brim with expletives, sick humour and fast guitars. Recorded by the band, then dumped onto an 80s Tascam 4-track, the album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young. 

 

From the sick minds of Kit Convict (Kit Convict & Thee Terrible Two/ The Kits/ The Spasms), Andrew Porter (The Bowers/ Cakefight/ Brat Farrar), Shannon Aswell (The Reprobettes/ Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls) and Pip McMullan (The Exotics/ Wrong Turn). 

 

So far, they’ve shared dive bar stages with Sore Points, The Cavemen, Salad Boys,  Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters and Stiff Richards.

 

 

If you dig Wipers, The Reatards, Wet Ones and The Spits, then this one’s for you.  So damn fast, so damn raw, so damn rude, so damn good!

 

BLOWERS launch their debut self-titled LP at the Tote Bandroom on Sat 17 April, with support from CUTTERS.


 

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BLACK COAST DROP NEW SINGLE ‘PARADISE’ & ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH NUCLEAR BLAST/BLOOD BLAST

BLACK COAST  DROP NEW SINGLE ‘PARADISE’ & ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH NUCLEAR BLAST/BLOOD BLAST

BLACK COAST DROP

NEW SINGLE ‘PARADISE’

& ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

WITH NUCLEAR

BLAST/BLOOD BLAST

 


 

Ahead of the release of their hotly-anticipated Debut Album, Stoke-On-Trents Nu-Metal bright lights Black Coast have revealed a new single ‘Paradise’. The new single’ ‘Paradise’ can be pre-saved/pre-ordered here.

 

The track’s official release comes alongside a new music video. ‘Paradise’ explores a sentiment perhaps many can relate to, after vocalist Charlie Hewitt found himself coming to a personal realisation during the writing process of this song: It’s about questioning myself, why did l think being a certain way, a way that destroyed myself should be celebrated?” He explains. “Things in life do that to everyone at some point and dependant how people deal with them is how they move forwards. l almost revelled in this state for so long, thinking the way that l was being was okay when it was just making me lose everything around me slowly but surely.”

 

 

The first of a number of singles in line to support the announcement and release of their Debut Album, ‘Paradise’ sees a level and growth in maturity and sound that not any bands are able to establish this early on in their careers.

 

Tying this in with a solid partnership with Nuclear Blast’s Distribution arm ‘Blood Blast’, the world could certainly be seeing a breakout year for the northern 5 piece. Since the band’s inception, Black Coast continue to meet widespread praise and hit career highlights. In 2018, the five-piece were offered the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Japan to showcase their talents on an international level.

 

Meanwhile the bands previous releases received national attention including Kerrang! Radio, BBC R1, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Kerrang, Upset Magazine and more. Black Coast burst out of their local scene in 2017 with their debut EP ‘Crows Of The North’, followed by EPs Ill Minds Vol1 & 2. Moving into 2021 Paradise unravels the challenge and adversity-filled year that was 2020 for the band personally and professionally, and the means for reflection and coping that writing their debut album was for them.

 

Black Coast will perform at a number of Festivals across 2021 and 2022 including; Your City Festival, Burn It Down Festival and Hammerfest. Keep up to date with the band’s socials for all the details.

 

Black Coast’s new single’ ‘Paradise’ can be pre-saved/pre-ordered here. Official single artwork below

 

 


 

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LANDMVRKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘OVERRATED’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘LOST IN THE WAVES’

LANDMVRKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘OVERRATED’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘LOST IN THE WAVES’

LANDMVRKS RELEASE

NEW SINGLE ‘OVERRATED’

FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

‘LOST IN THE WAVES’

 


 

Marseille, France based metalcore stars LANDMVRKS are back with a vengeance. After successfully building their reputation through asserting their own style on their masterpiece Fantasy (2018), the band returned in 2020 both fresher and heavier than before with their singles ‘Rainfall’, ‘Lost In A Wave’ & ‘Paralyzed’.

 

They launched the pre-orders for their upcoming third album »Lost In The Waves«, their heaviest and most organic album to date with an uncompromising, distinctive style. This is LANDMVRKS in their purest form.

 

Lost In The Waves will be available as CD, limited vinyl in two different colour variants and alimited special fan box on the 19th of March 2021 via Arising Empire.

 

LANDMVRKS release their heavy and super catchy fourth single ‘Overrated’, out now worldwide digitally! Official single artwork below

 

 

LANDMVRKS’ was born in 2014 in Marseille, France. The band now consists of Florent Salfati on vocals, Rudy Purkart on bass guitar, Nicolas Exposito and Paul C. Wilson  on guitars and KévinD’Agostino on drums.

 

On this new album, The band members gathered together when lockdown ended in France, after one of the strangest periods ever experienced. The time had come for them to assemble, within the vocalist’s studio (Homeless Records), the elements of their 3rd album, fashioned for months. The purpose of this album, entitled Lost In The Waves, is clearly not to reinvent LANDMVRKS.

 

The purpose is to fully deploy the band’s arsenal in order to definitively impose its style. An uncompromising style, assumed, claimed, and highly distinctive. The listener goes through massive, energetic, or even aerial parts, without escaping the efficient groove inherited from a rap culture. The musical production of this album is the most accomplished and organic that the group has ever had. The tone was clearly set by ‘Rainfall’, the first single released in early October.

 

This album shows that instead of getting lost in the waves, the French band firmly holds the helm.

 

 

Press quotes:

“They’ve followed up their crashing 2016 Hollow debut with a record that plunges deeper into both big concepts and the dynamic potential of the genre itself. Vocalist Florent Salfati and guitarist Nicolas Exposito manage the jagged, unwieldy shifts between luxuriant melody and serrated madness with a verve that’s equally parts classically heavy and up-to-date cutting edge.” – Kerrang

 

“If you’re craving metalcore with more depth, soul and artistry than the average, Marseille’s Landmvrks have you covered.” – Rock Sound

 


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BRISTOL’S GLASS VIOLET RELEASE KILLER NEW SINGLE ‘HOURGLASS’ OUT NOW

BRISTOL’S GLASS VIOLET  RELEASE KILLER NEW  SINGLE ‘HOURGLASS’  OUT NOW

BRISTOL’S GLASS VIOLET

RELEASE KILLER NEW

SINGLE ‘HOURGLASS’

OUT NOW!!

 


 

Following on from gaining attention from BBC introducing, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Wales, Amazing Radio and This Feeling with their first three releases, Bristol band Glass Violet return with a’ Joy Division’  and ‘Idles’ inspired single ‘Hourglass’.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Hourglass’ was born from trying to write something slightly darker sounding than our previous releases. Most of our songs are written in major keys, so this was an attempt at trying out a different pallet of colours and was influenced by bands such as ‘Joy Division’ and ‘Idles’.

 

Lyrically this song was inspired by experiencing being both introverted and extroverted and how at times mood states can flip, similar to an hourglass being turned onto its opposite sides. As the song progressed, the lyrics saw influence from dream sequences and the questioning of life after death.

 

The band are currently recording new material and their debut EP release is expected in the coming months! This is one band to listen and watch out for!

 

 

 

 

Glass Violets are:

Alex John (Lead guitar, vocals)

Tom Hurdiss (Lead vocals, guitar)

Matt West (Drums)

Josh Walsh (Bass)

Declan Pollard (Synth/keys)

 

 

 


 

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THE MARS VOLTA ANNOUNCE THE LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS BOX SET, OUT APRIL 23. PRE ORDER NOW

THE MARS VOLTA ANNOUNCE THE LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS BOX SET, OUT APRIL 23. PRE ORDER NOW

THE MARS VOLTA
ANNOUNCE THE LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS BOX SET,
OUT APRIL 23. PRE ORDER NOW

 

LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS (UNFINISHED ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF
DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM) OUT DIGITALLY ON APRIL 23.


 

We are excited to announce a very special vinyl release, all studio albums and EPs by the critically acclaimed iconic duo that is The Mars Volta. It is the release fans have been anticipating for years, including the myth-shrouded LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS – the original unfinished recordings of De-Loused in the Comatorium. The remastered box-set is limited to 5000 copies worldwide and includes an exclusive photo book of behind the scenes photos with accompanying text spanning the bands career and 2 collectible pin-badges.

 

LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS means “the reality of dreams” – and there is no title more fitting for this unbelievable box-set. This represents a dream come true for the many loyal fans of alternative rock giants, The Mars Volta, across the world. Working intimately with Omar Rodríguez-Lopéz, Clouds Hill has brought out an all-encompassing and wonderfully designed vinyl box-set.

 

The box-set includes 18 LPs (180 grams, black vinyl) & is available to pre-order from March, 5th 2021 with a release date of April, 23rd 2021. The vinyl only set contains the debut EP TREMULANT (2002) and the six studio albums from DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM (2003) and FRANCES THE MUTE (2005) through to their last work NOCTOURNIQUET (2012). Everything has been newly remastered specifically for vinyl by Chris von Rautenkranz. And you can hear the difference: Chris explains, “We have taken care to give the sound more space. To make it sound more lively and organic than the original, which was mastered for digital formats.”

 

We said “all-encompassing”: the thing about this box-set is that it includes the first ever release of recordings that fans of the band have long seen as The Mars Volta “holy grail” – shrouded in myth and rumour: do they exist? If so, where are they kept? Who is keeping them? And will we ever be able to listen to them? Well, now, we can!

 

This mythological beast, the unfinished original recordings of De-Loused in the Comatorium, is known as LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS. It was created when the band recorded previous versions of the pieces that Rick Rubin later produced for DELOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM. Omar Rodríguez-López kept the master tapes of these sessions under lock and key, but now he has given them the green light for release. “It is the right time, to open these recordings up to the public”, he says. “As a work of art in its own right, this set also needs to be seen as the end of a story.”

 

The recording of LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS reveals a sound that is more raw, more emotional, more tightly coiled. “Anyone listening to these tracks will get a glimpse into that time, into Omar’s soul” explains Johann Scheerer from Clouds Hill, who produced the box set in collaboration with Omar. Rodríguez-López responded to the end of his post-hardcore band, At The Drive-In by founding The Mars Volta, but the LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS sessions reveal a confidence and sensitivity that brings this legacy into The Mars Volta“It is a central part of the band’s history” reports Johann Scheerer, “the recordings prove just how much this band had to share, even so soon after its founding. But they also show just how much force this music could have if you didn’t have a producer like Rick Rubin behind the mixing desk.”

 

This is not to take away from Rubin’s contribution. Listening to DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM as remastered for vinyl reveals just how this “Rubin spirit” drove the band forward, particularly in how vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala found his voice, and how Omar developed so much self-confidence in his working with Rubin that he produced the subsequent masterpiece FRANCES THE MUTE on his own, complete with the sounds and structures that remain hard to believe to this day.

 

For everyone who can’t get enough of DE- LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM sessions, the recordings of the two ‘lost songs’ A Plague Upon Your Hissing Children and Eunuch Provocateur are being released in this box set for the first time. Included in this fabulously designed set is also a hardcover book specially put together by Omar Rodríguez-López and the Clouds Hill team with unpublished ‘behind the scenes’ photographs from their early days. The photos bring us into a world of a band that put everything it had into its music – recognizing LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS… the reality of dreams.

PRE-ORDER LA REALIDAD DE LOS SUEÑOS HERE

 

 

 

A LIMITED EDITION 18 LP SET OF EVERY STUDIO ALBUM & EP ON 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL

Including the studio EPs / albums:

 

  • TREMULANT
  • DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM
  • FRANCES THE MUTE
  • AMPUTECHTURE
  • THE BEDLAM IN GOLIATH
  • OCTAHEDRON
  • NOCTOURNIQUETPlus:
  • LANDSCAPE TANTRUMS (UNFINISHED ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM) PLUS
  • A PLAGUE UPON YOUR HISSING CHILDREN & EUNUCH PROVOCATEUR ON DOUBLE ETCHED VINYL (UNRELEASED VERSIONS FROM THE DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM SESSION)Plus:
  • PHOTO-BOOK OF EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PINS

 

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PARKER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘LIE LOW’  FOR RELEASE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

PARKER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘LIE LOW’  FOR RELEASE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

PARKER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

‘LIE LOW’  FOR RELEASE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY


Stunning visual artist, songwriter and musician PARKER has today announced her new single Lie Low, a deeply moving song about reclaiming power, out NOW.

 

Lie Low is intentionally released on International Women’s Day 2021, and this song is set to be an inspiration for any woman who has ever diminished their own hopes, dreams and talents to allow someone else to take the spotlight. Accompanying the intensely introspective track is a masterful film clip offering an eerie yet beautiful visual reflection of the song, created with long time visual collaborator Hans van Vliet.

 

Lie Low will mean many things to many people, but it is safe to say that women will be particularly moved by this work.  It takes a lot of strength to release a song that is so lyrically raw, so vulnerable, and so willing to pick at the most difficult and stigmatised moments of being a woman in a creative field.  The sparse, delicate, yet mighty production on this track, paired with Parker’s close, intimate vocal performance, makes for a supremely luscious and evocative track.

 

Speaking on the inspiration for this affecting song, Parker offers some extraordinarily honest insight, saying, I’ve always held myself with a belief that I should exist in the world with quiet grace. Not be too loud or stand out too much… Even though my friends, parents and partners have encouraged me to follow my dreams I always felt this responsibility to not be too loud or abrasive, to look pretty, to sound pretty, to not challenge people too much, make music and art that is beautiful and easy to listen to and look at.  Hans and I were working remotely on the track and we had the ‘be less, be less’ section looping at the end.  I felt this rage inside me in response to that idea.  This feeling of frustration at all the times I’ve controlled my emotions so that I didn’t make others feel uncomfortable.  I set up my mic in my bedroom and just started screaming and yelling until finally it felt like my heart cracked open. The floodgates opened up and I wept loudly for about 10 mins.”

 

The video for Lie Low is also an appropriately emotional experience.  Surreal, bizarre, unsettling – the colours shift and move within an entirely new world as Parker performs alone, and wanders through the ever-changing landscape.  Reflecting on the meaning behind the artistic choices in the clip, Parker explains, “We talked about the courage it takes as a woman to put yourself first in a world where there are still so many expectations for women to play support roles in both career and domestic spaces. 

 

 

 

 Thinking about the concept of sacrificing time and energy for another we found a way to represent this with the metaphor of colour being drained from one character to another.  I like that it is not explicit that the colour is being taken or given.  When the character drops to her knees she could be crying or she could be praying.  When we worship our loved ones we can fall into our own pattern of giving too much of ourselves to them.”

 

 

Parker is no stranger to collaboration and artistic challenge and it’s truly exhilarating to watch an artist genre-hop with such skill and ease.  Not only has she got lots of music and visual content in store for 2021 for this project, she is also working with charming indie pop band Runaway Belles and also with Adam Ouston (COSTUME) on a new project, FM2030, inspired by the late futurist and father of Transhumanism of the same name.  Fans will be thrilled with the diversity of the art and passion behind the work that this ultra talent has to share in 2021. 

 

 

 

 

Lie Low is OUT NOW!


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DMA’S Release Historic ‘Live at Brixton’ Album

DMA’S Release Historic ‘Live at Brixton’ Album

DMA’S Release Historic ‘Live at Brixton’ Album 

+ SHARE LIVE VIDEO OF ‘FEELS LIKE 37’
FROM THE FAMOUS SET


During one of live music’s quietest years, DMA’S bring the live magic straight to your living room with a live album that’s bound to make you beam.

 

Today, the one-year anniversary of their headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, DMA’S release Live at Brixton, the crisp and electrifying recording of the historic show that saw them play to a sold-out crowd of 5,000.

 

Live at Brixton is available digitally and as a very limited double ‘Smoked-Pink’ LP, set in a gatefold full of images from their now infamous London show. The album features early favourites ‘In The Air’ and ‘Lay Down’ to new material such as ‘Silver’ and ‘Life Is A Game Of Changing’ from their hugely successful 5 x ARIA nominated album THE GLOW (#2 in Australia and #4 in the UK).

 

 


 

 

Live at Brixton
DMA’S
Album out now through I OH YOU
Buy/stream here

 

Live at Brixton track listing:
1. Feels Like 37
2. Dawning
3. Too Soon
4. Hello Girlfriend
5. Silver
6. Time & Money
7. The Glow
8. The End
9. Step Up The Morphine
10. Delete
11. Life Is A Game of Changing
12. In The Air
13. Tape Deck Sick
14. Play It Out
15. Timeless
16. Lay Down
17. Your Low


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RIVA STARR RELEASES INTOXICATING NEW SINGLE ‘RIDE THIS SOUND’

RIVA STARR RELEASES INTOXICATING NEW SINGLE ‘RIDE THIS SOUND’

RIVA STARR RELEASES

INTOXICATING NEW SINGLE

‘RIDE THIS SOUND’

 


 

East-London based producer Riva Starr releases his electrifying new single ‘Ride This Sound’ on Club Sweat. The globally respected producer uses a classic 1920s blues-inspired vocal, adds delicate piano chords and a thumping bassline, creating an instant dancefloor groover.

 

Gushing on why he wanted to work with Imaginary Cities, Riva Starr explains “It’s no secret that I have always been fond of indie vibes in my music, this is evident on my 2013 album Hand in Hand, so when I heard the Imaginary Cities I fell in love instantly. Her unique voice just gives me thrills everytime. Enjoy!”

 

 

The dynamic producer has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Armand Van Helden, Camelphat and Green Velvet and created remixes for the likes of Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, Wiley and London Grammar. These releases have earned Riva Starr recognition from an array of tastemakers, Giles Peterson, Adam Beyer, Pete Tong and Annie Mac. With a reputation for making powerful electronic records, Riva Starr has released tracks on Dirtybird, Hot Creations, Truesol and Crosstown Rebels, while his impressive live sets have landed him slots at festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Creamfields and Tomorrowland as well as opening for one and only Jamiroquai.

 


 

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ATREYU ANNOUNCE ‘BAPTIZE’ ALBUM + DROP TWO NEW SINGLES ‘WARRIOR FEAT. TRAVIS BARKER’ & ‘UNDERRATED’

ATREYU ANNOUNCE ‘BAPTIZE’ ALBUM + DROP TWO NEW SINGLES ‘WARRIOR FEAT. TRAVIS BARKER’ & ‘UNDERRATED’

ATREYU ANNOUNCE

‘BAPTIZE’ ALBUM + DROP

TWO NEW SINGLES

‘WARRIOR FEAT. TRAVIS

BARKER’ & ‘UNDERRATED’

 


 

Atreyu have announced their new album Baptize, out June 4 via Spinefarm Records/Caroline Australia. The album can be pre-ordered/pre-saved now at https://atreyu.lnk.to/Baptize!

 

The band has shared not one but two brand new songs from the record. Listen to the anthemic “Warrior,” featuring Travis Barker, and “Underrated” at https://atreyu.lnk.to/WarriorUnderrated now!

 

 

“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up,” the band shares. “We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.”

 

Atreyu continues, “When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

 

Official single artwork below stream and purchase now at https://atreyu.lnk.to/WarriorUnderrated!

 

 

About “Underrated,” the band says, “We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”

 

Atreyu’s new album ‘Baptize’ will be released into the world on Friday June 4 through Spinefarm Records/Caroline Australia and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved now at https://atreyu.lnk.to/Baptize.Singles “Warrior” featuring Travis Barker, and “Underrated” are available for streaming and purchase now at https://atreyu.lnk.to/WarriorUnderrated!

 

 

BAPTIZE TRACK LISTING:
“Strange Powers of Prophecy”
“Baptize”
“Save Us”
“Underrated”
“Broken Again”
“Weed”
“Dead Weight”
“Catastrophe”
“Fucked Up”
“Sabotage Me”
“Untouchable” Feat. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach
“No Matter What”
“Oblivion” Feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium
“Stay”
“Warrior” Feat. Travis Barker
Pre-Order at: https://atreyu.lnk.to/Baptize Official Album Artwork below

 

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RESIDE SHARE SUMMER REMIX OF “IN THIS MOMENT” AND ANNOUNCE REMIX EP

RESIDE SHARE SUMMER REMIX OF “IN THIS MOMENT” AND ANNOUNCE REMIX EP

RESIDE SHARE SUMMER

REMIX OF “IN THIS MOMENT”

AND ANNOUNCE REMIX EP

 


 

Melbourne alternative rock five-piece Reside have revisited the past and are breathing new life into “In This Moment” with a brand new Summer Remix – marking the first from a collection of Reside favourites that have been reimagined to find a home on upcoming EP, ‘Relight’, out Friday April 23.

 

The single brings an upbeat, summer vibe to a previously melancholic track and made its radio debut on triple j Unearthed Tops on Monday night. Dave Ruby Howe reviewed with: “Reside tinkering under the hood of their old tracks and ‘suping this puppy up into a shiny emo banger”

 

After testing out new sounds and taking a more stripped back approach to their live performance, the demand for a full remix release was hard to ignore. Frontman Liam Guinane explains, The summer remix of this song came about last year when we were in lockdown. I couldn’t imagine playing heavier songs to a seated crowd so I started thinking about arrangements that would work for an audience in any context.

 

“Thankfully when we did get an opportunity to play these versions supporting Stuck Out, we had lots of people request we put them out officially. What’s been produced for both this EP and our new music covers all bases and certainly feels like the most authentic music we’ve put out to date.”

 

‘In This Moment’ is out now. Official single artwork below

 

This track comes one week before the bands Melbourne headline shows at Northcote Social Club on Saturday March 13 supported by The Rollercanes and Wifecult. Due to popular demand and a sold out late show, an evening show has been added – tickets available through Eventbrite.

 

Reside formed in 2017 with the longstanding original lineup of vocalist Liam Guinane, guitarists Ariel Johnson and Will Eggleton, bassist Sale Brown and drummer Dylan Houston. Reside turned heads in 2019 with sophomore EP ‘The Light That You Saw’, which made its way to the ears of hundreds of thousands of listeners, leading with “In This Moment” which received high praise from triple j and was added to Spotify playlists New Music Friday AU + NZ and Rock Out.

 

Reside sold out their EP launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar late 2019 and welcomed 2020 atop the main stage at UNIFY Gathering after winning the triple j Unearthed opener competition, joining the line up alongside hardcore legends The Ghost Inside, metalcore heavyweights Architects and Australian favourites in Northlane, Polaris and more.

 

2020 welcomed a standalone single, “Fallen”, which premiered at Pilerats who highlighted that the single “[continues] to emphasise this grand and somewhat cinematic take on emo-rock that’s become really unique to Reside“. Hysteria Mag coined it a “rocking anthemic track”, Music Feeds weighed in with: “This is arena-sized emo rock… think Angels And Airwaves meets Bring Me The Horizon”, triple j’s Richard Kingsmill reviewed with a four star “Houston, we have lift off” and Tone Deafaffirmed that Reside have “proven to be a real force to be reckoned with”.

 

Reside’s reimagined single “In This Moment” (Summer Remix) is out now to stream and purchase. Watch video below. ‘Relight’ will be available Friday April 23.

 

 

 

5.00PM – SATURDAY MARCH 13 – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
SUPPORTED BY THE ROLLERCANES
TICKETS

SOLD OUT
8.30PM – SATURDAY MARCH 13 – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
SUPPORTED BY THE ROLLERCANES + WIFECULT
TICKETS

 

 


 

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