Rising star Finn Askew releases his impressive debut EP Peach; shares ‘Egotism’ visual

Rising star Finn Askew releases his impressive debut EP Peach; shares ‘Egotism’ visual

Rising star Finn Askew releases his impressive debut EP Peach; shares ‘Egotism’ visual


One of the UK’s most exciting breaking artists Finn Askew shares his highly anticipated debut EP Peach alongside the visual for ‘Egotism‘.

 

 

 

 

Following his successful 2020 string of singles including ​’Same Old Love​‘, ​’Peach‘ and the undeniable ​’Roses‘​ – his debut single which shot him out of the gate and now sits on an incredible ​9.2 million views​ – Finn has not only been growing in the UK but after ​Taeyong from notorious KPOP group, NCT shared ‘Roses‘​​, saw him trend in Korea and pick up a dedicated following there that has propelled him globally and seen him establish himself on several Korean digital music charts. Creating undeniable earworms that transcend location and language and showcasing his versatile approach to pop music, ​Peach​ the EP does not disappoint in delivering an impressive debut with a song for everybody.

 

Tipped as a ​One To Watch for 2021​ by ​The Line of Best Fit​, the young Somerset artist’s, eclectic and varied range juxtaposes even the most melancholy lyrics with upbeat, heartwarming synths, guitar melodies, and enthusiasm, stretching way beyond Finn’s 19 years. Speaking on the ethos behind the EP, Finn remarks ​”I wanted to create something that showed how creative I really am. I’m a kid from a small countryside town where there is no music scene at all but I’ve had so many musical influences, which has created my mad diverse music taste.”

 

With such oxymoronic content across the EP and with the chance to really show what he is about, Finn’s process has been freeing and has seen him – much like his career so far – carving his own path. Not only reveling in his strength to convey accomplished songwriting but to also show the mature vulnerability of an artist with years of graft under his belt.

 

Speaking on his creative process ​“It’s been sick having no one to tell me what direction to take, I’ve just been left to my own devices and I’m beyond thankful for that, it’s why my sound is so real. I wanted this EP to really capture me as an artist and what I can do. I can’t be put into one genre and that’s the beauty of it.” ​Says Finn.

 

Enveloping articulately the teenage angst of love, Finn continues to show his varied style, sound, and range which has impressed the likes of ​COLORSClashLine of Best Fit, and Have You Heard and also has led to Finn being announced as a ​2021 VEVO DSCVR One To Watch​ artist!

 

With his influences ranging from ​Nirvana​ and ​The Smiths​ to ​Frank Ocean ​and ​Travis Scott​, Finn is a serendipitous amalgamation of creativity and talent. Naturally gifted and constantly absorbing elements from multiple sources, it was being born in a sleepy Somerset town that led him to big musical ambitions with a humble nature.

 

Crate digging through his Dad’s vinyl, Finn appreciated his upbringing but also knew he had bigger ambitions that would outgrow his location. Experimenting with the sounds he absorbed and instruments he picked up, he cast aside formal lessons to intuitively jam on the guitar and began writing songs while still in school.

 

Finn Askew encompasses the hard work, self-awareness, and drive of the DIY generation, who control TikTok trends, fight for social justice, and a deep longing but easy execution of equality amongst their peers, no matter gender, race, or sexuality. These characteristics blend with a deep soul embedded in his music that feels wiser beyond his years.

 

Finn Askew continues to impress and his Peach EP solidifies himself as one of the most exciting UK prospects this year.

 

 

 

 

Peach EP is out now via Polydor Records,
buy/stream it here.

 


 

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Brisbane’s LÂLKA shares new single ‘Atomic Blonde’

Brisbane’s LÂLKA shares new single ‘Atomic Blonde’

Brisbane’s LÂLKA shares new single

Atomic Blonde’


LÂLKA, Meanjin/Brisbane multi-hyphenate producer, shares the first of new music for 2021, ‘Atomic Blonde‘.

 

 

 

Driven by the phrase “I like the way music looks / I like the way fashion sounds,” synths bounce along a bubbly house beat before twisting into a rumbling, pitched up bassline. Produced collaboratively with Sydney electronic producer BRUX, ‘Atomic Blonde‘ illustrates LÂLKA‘s commitment to evolving her sound and creative energy, influenced by her trailblazing inspirations. From a chance decision to colour her hair, LÂLKA presents reinvigoration through song form on ‘Atomic Blonde’, and more broadly, striving to reclaim her identity as a woman of colour. 

Of the release LÂLKA shares “I appropriated this phrase from Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols, collaborator & ex-partner of Vivienne Westwood). It succinctly describes the reasons why I’m obsessed with both music and fashion. Pulling together phrases associated with my two biggest interests, this track is probably the most fun I have ever had lyrically.”

 

LÂLKA’s brazen take on pop experimentalism has been called many things: “the future” by Tone Deaf“attitude-filled organised chaos” by Stoney Road“too cool for this world” by Fashion Journal and many more. Since first emerging with her debut ‘Dare You To Love Me‘, LÂLKA has steadily worked and built her portfolio to include supporting Charli XCXAlice IvyGenesis OwusuMiss Blanks and more alongside appearances at BIGSOUNDLaneway and FOMO festivals in recent years.

 

Her contortion of glitchy hyperpop through the lens of her own experiences is palatial and ferocious with plenty of tongue-in-cheek energy. Her dynamism comes to life through dance, real-time sample triggering and live instrumentation as a classically trained musician. Stay tuned as LÂLKA promises more in 2021.

 

Atomic Blonde‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.


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TIARNIE RELEASES ‘SORRY (TOO MUCH)’ THE SECOND SINGLE FROM HER UNTITLED SOPHOMORE EP

TIARNIE RELEASES ‘SORRY (TOO MUCH)’ THE SECOND SINGLE FROM HER UNTITLED SOPHOMORE EP

TIARNIE RELEASES ‘SORRY (TOO MUCH)
THE SECOND SINGLE FROM HER UNTITLED SOPHOMORE EP


Emerging singer-songwriter – Tiarnie – presents the apologetic and vulnerable second single from her untitled sophomore EP; ‘Sorry (Too Much)’.

 

Too exhausted to sleep after a “hectic weekend of late nights and gigs”, Tiarnie pulled herself out of a dark place the best way she knows how – by grabbing her guitar and cathartically improvising lyrics. Having been “constantly surrounded by friends and excitement” throughout the weekend, Tiarnie was “now alone in [her] room feeling lonely and homesick”.

 

Putting her phone on airplane mode to “stop [herself] contacting friends and family scattered across [her] hometown of Canberra and the South Coast”, Tiarnie began “singing everything that [she] would’ve texted to [her] best friend”.

 

“I stayed up for hours playing the same guitar riff and singing jumbled nonsense to my bedroom ceiling, until I passed out with my guitar in my bed.” She recorded a 7 minute improv voice memo moments before crashing, saved in her phone as ‘Why Am I Still Awake? (Sunday Night Sadness)’.

 

“There’s a phenomenon my family and best friends refer to as the ‘Sunday Night Sadies’ – which is when I often call them on a Sunday night crying and complaining that they are so far away and I feel isolated in Sydney.” The song was written as somewhat of an “apology letter to everyone in my life for being a liability and causing them to worry about me.’

 

From there, Tiarnie demo’d the song with her friend Robbie Macpherson at his home studio in Glenorie. “It was stupid o’clock at night and we were about to call it a day when I played ‘Sorry (Too Much)’ on my unplugged tele. We were both hungover and deliriously tired, but this song sparked a whole new wave of inspiration.

 

 

Time seemed infinite as Robbie added in drums and bass to build the emotional intensity and mould the track from a vulnerable acoustic song to an anthemic track – without lacking heart or lessening the sentiment.”

 

Tiarnie eventually recorded the song – as it is now – at the Grove Studios with her band: Stirling Jayasuriya on lead guitar, Tahlia McLennan on bass, and Logan Ritchie on drums. It was produced by Jackson Barclay (Maddy Jane, Vera Blue)

 

 

After a first full-band take of the song at the Grove, Jackson declared the song a “worldwide smash” and suggested that Tiarnie increase the tempo of the track, which “lifted the energy and made it more punchy”.

 

On the last night at The Grove, Tiarnie and her team had a listening party in the studio. “The song made myself and my band incredibly emotional. ‘Sorry (Too Much)’ was no longer a dark moment encapsulated in time of a Sunday night breakdown in my bedroom, but a beautiful memory of me reaching out to the world and my team embracing me with open arms”.

 

In essence – “it became a song for anyone who has ever thought that they are ‘too much’ or felt like a liability- your feelings are completely valid, and you are not alone”.

 

‘Sorry (Too Much)’ was produced by Jackson Barclay, who recently produced Maddy Jane’s Triple J Feature Album of the Week, ‘Not All Bad or Good’. Jackson has otherwise previously engineered and mixed for Vera Blue, and co-written for Tia Gostelow. ‘Don’t Ask Me’ was mastered by Trent Dobson (Maddy Jane, Vera Blue).

 

This follows the success of Tiarnie’s first EP, ‘Consistently Inconsistent’, which has received 70,000+ streams since it’s release in early 2020. This release marked a number of milestones for Tiarnie – receiving Spotify editorial support, career first Triple J plays alongside radio support from FBi, SYN, Radio Adelaide and ABC National Radio.

 

To celebrate the release of the EP, she played a sold-out headline tour of Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong, a feat she replicated for her last single. Tiarnie has since received continued Spotify editorial support for her last single, ‘Don’t Ask Me’, with placement in ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Local Noise’.

 


 

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PANTEON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WAKING WAITING”

PANTEON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WAKING WAITING”

PANTEON RELEASES NEW SINGLE

WAKING WAITING


Berlin based singer-songwriter Yvonne Ambrée writes, records and produces all of her music under her moniker Panteon. Dropping her self-produced single “Seven” last year, the artist is back with her first release of 2021 in the form of “Waking Waiting” – a beautiful analysis of romantic turmoil.

 

Full of soft piano melodies and rhythmic guitars, Panteon allows herself to feel all the pain and heartbreak of a former relationship – the accompanying visualiser laying these fleeting moments out as scrapbook memories.

Articulating heartache and grief with refreshing candour, her voice soars over the shimmering soundscape – settling into her new reality.

 

“‘Waking Waiting’ deals with the result of a miscommunication between two former lovers”, Panteon offers.
“The days and weeks after a break up sometimes feel like a blurry vision (and version) of time and how it evolves. Some days it even feels like ‘time’ just stopped and you’re waiting for it to start again. Waiting to feel something again.

 

 

You are waking up and waiting for the world to turn – to start making sense again. I wanted to create an almost meditative guitar pattern to dive into the emotion of dullness that one encounters when being heartbroken and settling into the new reality after all the anger, sadness and anxiety have vanished.”

 

An accomplished vocalist, songwriter and musician, Yvonne began her musical journey as Panteon in 2018 with her debut EP Travel Log 1. Writing, recording and producing all her music herself, she has rapidly showcased herself as a multi-talented artist, creating a sincere and relatable experience for the listener to lose themselves in.

 

With support from Wonderland, Atwood Magazine and PopMatters, “Waking Waiting” is further indication of
Panteon’s expert musical ability.

 

Waking Waiting” is OUT NOW with her album Open Fire dropping April 2021.


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BRIGITTE BARDINI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WILD RIDE

BRIGITTE BARDINI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WILD RIDE

 

BRIGITTE BARDINI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

WILD RIDE


Upcoming singer-songwriter Brigitte Bardini has today announced her glowing new single Wild Ride, a celebration of the leap of faith that is deciding to pursue a full time career in music, out today, January 22.  Wild Ride is accompanied by a stunning video clip directed by Wilk (Sarah Blasko, Ella Hooper, Gotye) and is a perfect reflection of Brigitte’s developing artistic practice and her commitment to music.

 

Written and recorded in her home studio with some guitar laid down by Dave Butt at Highpoint Studio, and polished, mixed and mastered at Toyland Studios with Adam Calaitzis, Wild Ride is evocative of the songwriting styles of Gretta Ray and Stella Donnelly, but with just enough unique spin and experience within to make the track something very special. It begins with just guitar and bass, and grows steadily into a lush, ever-present blanket of sound that Brigitte’s soft, vulnerable voice sits comfortably atop of.   Strings sweep as an endearing flute line takes this song from a standard folk-pop into a new, ethereal world – if Wild Ride is only the second single from this young artist, it’s very exciting to wonder what she might come up with next.

 

Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Brigitte says, Wild Ride is a coming of age track written about my decision to take a risk and pursue music full time.  It’s very fitting as I feel like it symbolises my entering further into the music industry, and is an opportunity for my audience to get to know me on a more intimate level due to the confessional lyrics.  It’s a track that really took on a mind of its own, becoming relevant at every crossroad that has presented itself since I wrote the demo. It holds a great significance to me as it’s an open book and offers me nothing to hide behind, so I see it as a powerful tool to grow as a person and as an artist.”

 

 

 

 

True to Wilk form, the clip for Wild Ride is a gorgeous visual display with Brigitte as the star – warm, psychedelic patterns float and warp the film as Brigitte stands alone in the middle of an ivy-covered forest, assured and confident.  Reflecting on the creation of the video, she says, Wilk really captured the coming of age element to the song, as well as the otherworldly adventure of making a big life change and leaping into the pursuit of a passion.” 

 

Wild Ride is the sparkling follow up single to Brigitte’s debut track Aphrodite, and offers a luscious taste of what is to come from her upcoming album Stellar Lights, set to drop later this year.

 

Wild Ride is out now.

 


 

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DJANGO DJANGO unveil new single and video ‘FREE FROM GRAVITY’ Their new album ‘GLOWING IN THE DARK’ out via Because/Caroline on FEBRUARY 12.

DJANGO DJANGO unveil new single and video ‘FREE FROM GRAVITY’  Their new album ‘GLOWING IN THE DARK’ out via Because/Caroline on FEBRUARY 12.

DJANGO DJANGO unveil new single and video ‘FREE FROM GRAVITY’

Their new album GLOWING IN THE DARK’ out via Because/Caroline on FEBRUARY 12.


 

As we get closer to the release of Django Django’s highly anticipated fourth album, ‘Glowing in the Dark’ (12 Feb), we release ‘Free From Gravity’, the third single in the album campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

Following on the heels of the pulsing album title track, “Free From Gravity” represents an arresting about turn for the band – a beautiful anthem about escape and perhaps the most complete expression of the album’s central themes coming together. Beautiful cascading bleep melodies and strings wrap around the funkiest stop-start drum machine and a relentlessly infectious bassline to perfectly embody the bittersweet theme of yearning to “escape everything that’s weighing you down.” The band explain: “It’s really about the planet being in such a mess that we eventually have to leave”.

The track comes accompanied by a stunning music video by British director Jim Canty that was shot on location in Mystic, Connecticut over the holiday period. It documents a day in the life of an adorable child dressed in a green alien costume…or is it a child?

Glowing in the Dark will be released via Because Music / Caroline Australia on
12 February 2021 on standard black vinyl, CD and digital download/streaming on all usual platforms.


PRE ORDER HERE

‘Glowing in the Dark’ tracklist:

Spirals

Right The Wrongs

Got Me Worried

Waking Up (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg)

Free From Gravity

Headrush

The Ark

Night Of The Buffalo

The World Will Turn

Kick The Devil Out

Glowing In The Dark

Hold Fast

Asking For More

SINGLE: ‘Free From Gravity’ is out now.

ALBUM: ‘Glowing In The Dark’ is out on February 12.


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Tomahawk Return With New Album ‘Tonic Immobility’ – Out Friday 26 March + Listen To New Single ‘Business Casual’

Tomahawk Return With New Album ‘Tonic Immobility’ – Out Friday 26 March + Listen To New Single ‘Business Casual’

Tomahawk Return With New Album ‘Tonic Immobility’ – Out Friday 26 March + Listen To New Single ‘Business Casual’


Tomahawk, the rock band featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle, etc.) and John Stanier (Helmet/Battles), return with their first full-length album in eight years, the highly-anticipated Tonic Immobility – out Friday 26 March through Ipecac Recordings / Liberator Music.

 

“Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” says Denison. “It’s been a rough year between the pandemic and everything else. A lot of people feel somewhat powerless and stuck as they’re not able to make a move without second guessing themselves or worrying about the outcomes. For as much as the record possibly reflects that, it’s also an escape from the realities of the world. We’re not wallowing in negativity or getting political. For me, rock has always been an alternate reality to everything else. I feel like this is yet another example.”

 

 

A preview of the twelve-song album, which was co-produced by the band and Paul Allen, arrived overnight, with the release of ‘Business Casual’ – listen HERE. The track, which Denison describes as “a mocking look at the life of work in America,” marks the first new music from the foursome since 2014’s ‘M.E.A.T.’ single.

 

Tonic Immobility pre-orders are available now, with the album available in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180 gram LP in textured gatefold packaging. Vinyl variants include standard black and coke bottle clear (5000 available).

 

 

 

LISTEN: Tomahawk – ‘Business Casual’


 

Tonic Immobility
Tomahawk

Album out Friday 26 March through Liberator Music/Ipecac Recordings
Available to pre-order here

Tonic Immobility tracklist:

1. SHHH!
2. Valentine Shine
3. Predators and Scavengers
4. Doomsday Fatigue
5. Business Casual
6. Tattoo Zero
7. Fatback
8. Howlie
9. Eureka
10. Sidewinder
11. Recoil
12. Dog Eat Dog

 


 

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DYLAN CARTLIDGE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MOLASSES (WALK THE WALK)”

DYLAN CARTLIDGE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MOLASSES (WALK THE WALK)”

DYLAN CARTLIDGE

RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MOLASSES (WALK THE WALK)”


Effervescent English talent Dylan Cartlidge has just revealed “Molasses (Walk The Walk),” his latest track and first single of 2021. The single follows the release of Cartlidge’s second EP, released last year, “Yellow Brick Road”. The groovy new track brings in the New Year with a tone as uniquely brilliant as the artist himself, it is a perfectly crafted piece that takes its listener on a rollercoaster of emotions and exposes them to new experiences of music, an ability that Dylan is so well known for.

 

 

 

The brilliantly layered harmonies powerfully open the song, building to the insanely impressive vocal qualities of Dylan Cartilage, which excitingly carries the song through each verse, playing with variety, tone and instrumental layering. The composition and production of the track coheres beautifully with the clever lyrics, the signature genius eclectic artistry that is Dylan Cartilage on full display.

 

 

“The song is about slumps and moments of demotivation in life. I wrote this song at a particularly tough time when I was experiencing burnout after getting home from tour,” says Dylan“It’s like going through bouts of purgatory where you almost feel like the person who set themselves all the goals, dreams and ambition is no longer at the steering wheel. You find yourself scrambling to find that part of yourself again or prepare to fake it till you make it, on the road back to finding yourself.”

 

 

 

 

 

Hailing from a small town in the North-East of England, Dylan Cartlidge has long since embraced the phrase “Hope Above Adversity” as his motto. His life path took a turn out of being submerged in adversity and gave him hope for his future when he was spotted and signed to Glassnote Music in 2018.

 

Last year was a mammoth year for Dylan Cartilage, the brilliant and effervescent “Yellow Brick Road” – produced by James Dring (Jamie TGorillaz) was released early in 2020 and truly set the tone for what was set to be an enormous next few releases. “Yellow Brick Road” has become Dylan’s biggest streaming success to date, as well being supported by Radio 1’s Jack SaundersAnnie Mac and Huw Stephens, spending 8 weeks on Amazing Radio’s A-List, being supported by John Kennedy at Radio XTom Robinson on 6Music and Matt Wilkinson at Beats1.

 

Following the release of “Yellow Brick Road,” Cartilage revealed his second single “Cheerleader” in July before dropping his first EP “Yellow Brick Road.” The EP was met with much praise, with critics hailing Cartlidge’s ability to shift from genre to genre as well as the brightness of his sound.

 

 

 

“Molasses (Walk The Walk)” is available to stream on all platforms now.


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DZ Deathrays Release New Single ‘All or Nothing’ From Highly Anticipated ‘Positive Rising: Part 2’ (Out Friday 9 July 2021)

DZ Deathrays Release New Single ‘All or Nothing’ From Highly Anticipated ‘Positive Rising: Part 2’ (Out Friday 9 July 2021)

DZ Deathrays Release New Single ‘All or Nothing‘ From Highly Anticipated ‘Positive Rising: Part 2’ (Out Friday 9 July 2021)


I OH YOU are fired up to present DZ Deathrays second single ‘All or Nothing’ lifted from their fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 (out Fri 9 July 2021), the highly anticipated follow up from 2019’s Positive Rising: Part 1.

Premiering yesterday on triple J’s Drive, ‘All or Nothing’ is a testament to the objects that serve as reminders of home when the band are far from it.

 

“It’s reminiscent of touring life and the idea that something like a guitar can bring so much joy and adventure to our lives,” Parsons explains.

 

One of the hardest songs on the record to finish, Parsons rewrote the music over and over in different keys “to try see where it would go”. After six attempts it wound up right where it started: as a rollicking, garage epic that shifts key from verse to chorus. In other words: a classic DZ Deathrays song. “It’s the flip-side to some of the other tracks that look out into the world: this one looks into our little world.” 

 

 

 

Guitar hero ‘All or Nothing’ follows the anthemic sonic pep talk ‘Fired Up’ which was eaten up by fans and critics alike, seeing adds to international rock playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, hitting the 9th most played song on triple j just last week and receiving coverage from Rolling Stone AU, NME AU and Blunt Mag. Recently dropping the heartfelt acoustic version of the track while in iso, DZ take a step back from their punchy beats and melting riffs to substitute with a mix of soothing guitar plus cello, completely transforming the high energy tune into a romantic ballad.

 

DZ sent listeners into a frenzy when teaming up with one of their favorite bands, WAAX,  to deliver two absolutely belting covers – DZ reworking ‘FU’ and WAAX bringing their signature style to a rendition of ‘Fired Up’. Both bands molding the others’ song into passionate, head banging goodness that demands to be listened at full volume.

 

In celebration of their forthcoming album Positive Rising: Part 2, DZ have collaborated with the legends at Built To Spill to launch ‘DZ Deathrays Positive Sparkling Cremant’ – party fizz for one of Australia’s most high energy bands. The special release Pet Nat is made up of certified organic chenin blanc from Margaret River, WA. Positive Sparkling Cremant is finished like traditional sparkling wine, making it the ultimate thirst crusher yet still ultra-crisp and clean. Fans can order this limited-edition Pet Nat bundled with a digital pre-order of Positive Rising: Part 2 via Built To Spill while stocks last!

 

With a moodier tone than its predecessor, Positive Rising: Part 2 draws the outline of an apocalyptic scene, one that sees the band – Shane Parsons, Simon Ridley and Lachlan Ewbank – stepping outside of themselves, seeking out new perspectives and surveying the world from above. From up there, they don’t always like what they see, but Positive Rising: Part 2 offers a somewhat-hopeful ending to the sprawling rock saga.

 

‘All Or Nothing’ is coated in classic DZ Deathrays punk attitude, demanding attention to what they do best; slashing guitars and heavy riffs. The sonic mastermind gives a peak into the little world of DZ Deathrays and what Positive Rising: Part 2 has in store for fans.


 

‘All or Nothing’
DZ Deathrays

 

Single out now through I OH YOU

Available to buy/stream here


 

 

Positive Rising: Part 2
DZ Deathrays

Album out Friday 9 July 2021
through I OH YOU
Available to pre-order here

 

Positive Rising: Part 2 tracklisting:
1. Skeleton Key
2. Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)
3. All Or Nothing
4. Kerosene
5. Fired Up
6. Riff City
7. Make Yourself Mad
8. Golden Retriever
9. Swept Up
10. Run The Red
11. Positive Rising


 

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AHADIZZ RETURNS WITH A MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘SEXUAL CHOCOLATE’

AHADIZZ  RETURNS WITH A MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘SEXUAL  CHOCOLATE’

AHADIZZ

RETURNS WITH A MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘SEXUAL

CHOCOLATE’


After releasing a full-length album titled ‘Man in the Moon’, filled with 15 tracks, in the month of March last year.

Perth-based rapper Ahadizz is making moves this year with a music video for his track ‘Sexual Chocolate’.

 

 

 

 

 

The music video for ‘Sexual Chocolate’ is the brainchild of Ahadizz himself, handling every aspect of the music video from the directing, editing, producing and all the way to acting as the talent on screen. The video is a perfect compliment to the spacey track, showcasing a wide array of scenes glittered with neon lights and a manifestation of the brandish lyrics the artist uses.

 

“It doesn’t have to be perfect just good enough” – Ahadizz

 

Hallmarks in Hip-hop the likes of Meek Mill and Drake have inspired the sound Ahadizz’s brings about in his music, delivering his rhymes through slow and smooth flows on a wide array of instrumentals. His diction can be compared
to artists such Aj Tracey, Skepta, and Tupac Shakur showing his influences from the UK drill scene which is
prevalent in today’s Australian music scene.

 

 

Taking a hands-on approach to his music has allowed Ahadizz to be involved in every aspect of his release from the
production, writing, promotion, mixing and mastering of each track, which has garnered him a number of achievements under his wing. Receiving nods from publications such as Female.com.au and Raucous Youths, giving him praises for the diversity this artist is able to show.

 

2021 has just started for Ahadizz, coming in strong with a music video to start the year off, to be followed by another
release in February and to top it all of another music video in March. Make sure to catch all his releases by following
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Melbourne artist Cantrips return with new track ‘Goodbye Yesterday’

Melbourne artist Cantrips return with new track ‘Goodbye Yesterday’

Melbourne artist Cantrips return with new track ‘Goodbye Yesterday’


Embracing a new year of music and creativity, Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Cantrips releases his latest single, ‘Goodbye Yesterday’.

 

Leaning further into some rich songwriting skills that bring out a gorgeous combination of surf-rock and psychedelic grooves, Cantrips (aka Patrick Ryan) has demonstrated how his sonic scope has broadened through 2020 with ‘Goodbye Yesterday’.

 

In a year that was unprecedented and unpredictable for many, Cantrips kept busy and continued to release music throughout 2020. His two singles – ‘Off With His Head’ and ‘Don’t Open The Bag’ – were exciting new additions to the building Cantrips body of work and with his latest, the artist is striving forward.

 

 

Elements of nostalgia and bittersweet moments of self-awareness are prominent in Cantrips’ lyricism on ‘Goodbye Yesterday’. With the majority of the track written and recorded in his Thornbury home studio, Cantrips took the opportunity to dive deep into his love for instrumentation and production here; the final result being a layered and textured piece of music marked by his individualism.

 

“This song was written around the time where I’d just left the safety of full-time employment and was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with myself. I’d been living in this sort of limbo, bereft of meaningful work and was tired of doing nothing about it. I was listening to a lot of 60s pop (Beatles, early Pink Floyd, Margo Guryan), a ton of Curtis Mayfield and other Motown grooves, and surfing a bunch. This track meets somewhere in the middle of the three. It’s a song about personal transformation – letting go of who you used to be and taking steps to finding out who you can be.” Cantrips

 

Hitting the coastal surrounds of Rye in regional Victoria, Cantrips and videographer William Hamilton-Coates injected humour into proceedings when it came to creating the ‘Goodbye Yesterday’ music video.

 

Goodbye Yesterday’ is out now!


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NICKY NIGHT TIME, ALI LOVE AND BREAKBOT TEAM UP FOR DISCO SENSATION ‘UBIQUITY’

NICKY NIGHT TIME, ALI LOVE AND BREAKBOT TEAM UP FOR DISCO SENSATION ‘UBIQUITY’

NICKY NIGHT TIME, ALI LOVE AND BREAKBOT TEAM UP
FOR DISCO SENSATION ‘UBIQUITY’


Nicky Night Time and Ali Love have collaborated for a hypnotising new single ‘Ubiquity feat. Breakbot’. Filled with classic disco flair, funk riffs, and infectious vocals the track instantly encapsulates a dreamy dance-floor moment.

 

 

 

 

With each artist living in a different country, ‘Ubiquity’ has already made its way around the globe, Ali Love explains how the track came together, “‘Ubiquity’ started its life in Australia with Nicky Night Time as a drum and guitar track. Then made its way to London where I added electric bass and vocals very early in the morning. I recall there were about 8 Japanese girls in my flat for some reason, so you could say that really added to the song’s vibe. You can feel there’s a party happening. The tune then travelled to LA where, by chance, Nicky drafted in Breakbot, who wrote the amazing string and horn parts, and sent the song into the stratosphere. The stars have aligned and the vibe is ubiquitous.” Nicky Night Time adds “It was a love project really and I think we felt it was a cool thing just to put out into the world between the 3 of us amigos.

 

Widely respected Australian producer Nicky Night Time first arrived on the scene during the height of the electro-pop wave, touring alongside the likes of Phoenix, Daft Punk, Bloc Party and more. Traversing between various genres, Nicky Night Time has added his touch to Elderbrook’s ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Numb’, as well as working with the likes of Nick Littlemore (PNAU), Touch Sensitive, Cut Snake and more!  Recently spending time touring and producing alongside Nat Dunn for their project – NAATIONS. Together the duo featured and co-wrote ‘Nowhere To Go’ with Hayden James as well as ‘Real Life’ with Duke Dumont and Gorgon City which has amassed over 65 million streams!

 

UK singer, songwriter Ali Love first broke out with his synth-pop album ‘Love Harder’, showcasing Ali Love’s powerful and tasteful vocals. His versatile voice has scored him countless collaborations, appearing on record’s with Camelphat, The Chemical Brothers, Roisin Murphy, Justice, and Lee Foss! Finishing off ‘Ubiquity’ is French touch favourite, Breakbot, signed to the much-loved electronic label Ed Banger Records, he is recognised for smash hit record ‘Baby I’m Yours’, scoring a mammoth 208 million streams. Since then, the producer has remixed tracks for the likes of Lizzo, and Parcels.

 

 

 

‘Ubiquity’ is out now via Sweat It Out and Music To Dance To.


 

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RUNNING TOUCH LAUNCHES INTO 2021 WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE ‘JUNO’

RUNNING TOUCH LAUNCHES INTO 2021 WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE ‘JUNO’

RUNNING TOUCH LAUNCHES INTO 2021

WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE

‘JUNO’

 

Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl Headline Show Friday Feb 5th


 

Set to perform at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on February 5th, Running Touch dives into the new year with the release of his new single ‘Juno’.

 

 

 

 

If 2020 was the year that Running Touch’s artistry was reaching a new level of potency, then 2021 is going to be something entirely different – and ‘Juno’ proves this to the world.

 

 

“This song is my kind of escapism,” Running Touch says of the single. “I didn’t want to focus and write about what I was going through last year, so I wrote this story instead.” And what a story it is, bringing together “violence, crime and love” as he follows the fictional story of Sandro, a “son of crime and a young prodigal painter fleeing his city and falling in love with a budding thief” named Juno. “Sandro’s world revolves around getting as close to Juno as he can, while trying to keep his past at bay,” Running Touch explains.

 

It’s a moment of escapism disguised in one of his most infectious works of art to date. Exploring the intersection of his many artistic facets, the Melbourne artist moulds together the musicality of rock, electronica and pop with storytelling he finds inspiration for through thriller novels and film; combining pop culture references with world-building lyricism through that acute, Running Touch brilliance that makes his work so distinctive.

 

After 11 months of quietness, Running Touch will return to the live stage with performances at the following festivals – Summer Sound Festival with Hayden James & Cosmos Midnight (SOLD OUT), For The Love Festival and Yours & Owls Festival. The Melbourne artist’s headline show at Sidney Myer Music Bowl will feature guests Northeast Party House (DJ SET), Kult Kyss & Adult Art Club.

 

 

Running Touch is undeniably an enigmatic master-of-all-trades: A songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and creative director whose work stretches beyond limits to create not just art – but entire, multi-sensory universes. Influenced by the likes of everything from hardcore to pop to electronic, Running Touch’s music has acquired over 118 million global streams and achieved 4 x Gold singles for ‘My Hands’, ‘When I’m Around You’, ‘Better Together’ and ‘This Is Just To Say’. His monster track with Hayden James, ‘Better Together’ also gained him an APRA Award for Best Dance Work.

 


 

RUNNING TOUCH LIVE

SAT JAN 23 – Summer Sounds Festival with Hayden James & Cosmos Midnight – Bonython Park – Adelaide SA

 

FRI FEB 5 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne VIC

Featuring NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE (DJ SET), KULT KYSS & special guest ADULT ART CLUB

 

SAT MAR 13 – For The Love Festival – McCallum Park, Perth WA

 

SAT APR 3 – For The Love Festival – Birrarung Marr, Melb VIC

 

SAT APR 17 – For The Love Festival – Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast QLD

 

APRIL 17 – 18 – Yours & Owls Festival – Wollongong NSW

 

 


 

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever add second + final Sydney show to ‘Sideways To New Italy’ national tour

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever add second + final Sydney show to ‘Sideways To New Italy’ national tour

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever add second + final Sydney show to ‘Sideways To New Italy’ national tour | First Sydney show SOLD OUT | April & May 21


 

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce that due to unprecedented demand, a second and final Sydney show has been added to Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s upcoming Sideways To New Italy Australian Tour, taking place this April and May. The now eight-date Australian Tour will be in celebration of the group’s triumphant second album Sideways To New Italy.

The Australian guitar-pop five-piece will perform for a second night at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Sunday 23 May. Tickets to this newly-added Sydney show go on sale from 12noon AEDT on Wednesday 13 January.

Aussie indie band’s second album might be the best guitar record of 2020’
★★★★ Rolling Stone 
Don’t miss your chance to see the group perform back on Australian stages for their biggest headline tour yet.

 

 

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
NEW SYDNEY SHOW
via frontiertouring.com/rollingblackoutscf
Runs 24 hours from: Monday 11 January (12 noon AEDT)  
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted 

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
NEW SYDNEY SHOW
Begins: Wednesday 13 January (12 noon AEDT)  

ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW


APRIL 16TH 2021

The Gov | Adelaide, SA
With Jess Day
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

 

APRIL 17TH 2021

Altar | Hobart, TAS
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

 

APRIL 30TH

The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
Presented by Jet Black Cat

With Blank Realm RINSE
18+
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

MAY 1ST 2021

Freo Social | Fremantle, WA
With Adrian Dzvuke Nika Mo
18+
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

 

MAY 14TH 2021

The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
Presented by Triple R
With Elizabeth Pinch Points
SELLING FAST 18+
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 13 61 00

 

MAY 21ST 2021

Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW
With Hayley Mary Solo Career
SOLD OUT 18+
factorytheatre.com.au

 

MAY 22ND 2021

Kambri – ANU | Canberra, ACT
With Hayley Mary Solo Career
18+
moshtix.com.au  | Ph: 1300 438 849

 

MAY 23RD 2021

Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW
With Hayley Mary Solo Career
NEW SHOW 18+
factorytheatre.com.au

 


 

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Jimmy Eat World Announce Phoenix Sessions, A Global Stream Series

Jimmy Eat World Announce Phoenix Sessions, A Global Stream Series

JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCE
PHOENIX SESSIONS,

A GLOBAL STREAM SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS

 
PERFORMING SURVIVING, FUTURES & CLARITY IN THEIR ENTIRETY
OVER THREE NIGHTS, JANUARY 16TH, JANUARY 30TH & FEBRUARY 13TH


A year, a week and a day from their last live performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, critically acclaimed alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World are excited to announce Phoenix Sessions, a global stream performance series in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents.

 

To kick off 2021, the band will come together for one-of-a-kind performances of three “chapters” in their storied career. Beginning January 16th in Australia with a performance of their 10th studio album SURVIVING (Chapter X), which has only been seen live by the lucky fans who made it to the shows last October, followed by FUTURES (Chapter V) on January 30th and CLARITY (Chapter III) on February 13th.  Recorded at the Icehouse in Phoenix, AZ, the virtual events will feature the band performing each album in its entirety for a full concert experience.  Each show will start at 9am AEDT and will be available on demand for 72 hours post stream at JimmyEatWorldLive.com.

 

 

Watch the event trailer here

 

“We are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves, to do things as music fans that we think would be cool for OUR fans. We came up with the idea of presenting a series of concert films centred around a few specific albums (for now) and performing them on a different level. It isn’t the way we normally play a show and it’s definitely something new for how we approach a performance, but we haven’t been able to share the experience with our fans in over a year… so here we go!” Jim Adkins

 

Global Stream Performance Dates for Australia
9am AEDT January 16 – Chapter X – Surviving
9am AEDT January 30 – Chapter V – Futures
9am AEDT February 13 – Chapter III – Clarity

 

Tickets for these events are on sale NOW and can be purchased as a single show or in a three-pack bundle.  Early bird pricing begins at $US14.99 for a single performance (through the Sunday prior to each show) and $US39.99 for the bundle of all three through January 10th.  Other bundles, merchandise and VIP meet and greets will be available at a variety of price levels.  For more information on tickets and bundles please visit: JimmyEatWorldLive.com.

Jimmy Eat World are Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton and Zach Lind.


 

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