IRISH BAND THE CORONAS DROP NEW SINGLE + ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

IRISH BAND THE CORONAS DROP NEW SINGLE + ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

IRISH BAND

THE CORONAS

DROP NEW SINGLE + ANNOUNCE

AUSTRALIAN TOUR


 

A stirring new single from Dublin’s finest The Coronas, That’s Exactly What Love Is blends the trio’s knack for poignancy and indie pop and rock in charming fashion, with the group’s friend and collaborator Gabrielle Aplin also featuring on this latest release. The second single taken from The Coronas’ upcoming eighth studio album, Thoughts & Observations due out on Friday September 27, That’s Exactly What Love Is also arrives today accompanied by a brand new music video, with the track also destined to feature in the trio’s upcoming Australian live shows this November.

 

Opening with the beautifully wistful vocals of frontman Danny O’Reilly, serenely crooning “I’ll start with sorry / And please believe me / Kills me to see you cry”, That’s Exactly What Love Is burgeons as Alpin’s crystalline vocals fuse with O’Reilly into a heart-rending duet, echoing at times the sublime collaboration from Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush on the track Don’t Give Up.

 

Driven by the group’s trademark pensive pop and mature songwriting with a modern twist, That’s Exactly What Love Is reflects its vulnerable lyricism through astutely simplistic instrumentation
and warm tones, and the end result is ultimately one of hope rather than misery; a fact which carries across the broader upcoming album Thoughts & Observations. “Thematically, the album deals with love, loss and growing older,” shares The Coronas. “It’s possibly us fully embracing our man-band status. After seven albums we’re probably a little more cynical now than we were when we started! In saying that there’s still an optimistic feel to this album that The Coronas albums tend to have.”

 

Filmed in Glastonbury with longtime videographer and The Coronas friend Johnny Stewart (Hozier, Kodaline, Gavin James), the accompanying music video for That’s Exactly What Love Is effortlessly mirrors the track’s moving thematics, with the clip, filmed at a picturesque field near Glastonbury Tour. “That’s Exactly What Love Is was the first song I wrote after our last album came out,” vocalist Danny O’Reilly reveals. “I wrote it as a conversation between two people going through a breakup, and as soon as I wrote the female part, I had Gabrielle in mind to sing
it. In fact, I bumped into her at a festival a week after I wrote it. I immediately told her about the song and, over a year later, it was amazing to have her in studio bringing her own character to the song. She’s so talented and professional she blew us away when she came to London to record her part.”

 

 

 

 

Teaming up with longtime collaborator and Grammy Award winner George Murphy (Mumford and Sons, The Specials, Ellie Goulding), The Coronas inject a gamut of captivating moods and emotions throughout Thoughts & Observations, with their powerful and melodic eighth studio outing ultimately taking an incisive look at life, relationships and art. Alongside the talent and chemistry at the core of each member, with O’Reilly on vocals, piano and guitar, Graham Knox on bass, and Conor Egan on drums, Thoughts & Observations also embraces the talents of The Coronas’ touring supergroup, boasting Lar Kaye (All Tvvins) on guitar, Cian MacSweeney (True Tides) on saxophone, and Roisin O on backing vocals.

 

And balancing moments of delicacy with soaring anthems, Thoughts & Observations captures The Coronas unbridled authenticity and passion, with the album originating not long after 2022’s Time Stopped had released into the world. “We’re so excited to be sharing new music,” says the band. “To be honest we didn’t really take a break after the last one, as soon as the touring and promotion of Time Stopped slowed down, we were already working on Thoughts & Observations”

 

In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern music industry, The Coronas have continued to independently thrive without sacrificing their creative vision along the way. A multi-platinum group who can claim supporting Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park, playing for President Biden,
and a burgeoning global fanbase, The Coronas’ last three albums also went straight to #1 in the Irish Charts, with recent sold out tours in their wake spanning North America and Australia further showcasing the trio’s successful and ever-growing legacy.

 

Renowned for their magnetic live shows, having also been previously voted as the #1 Live Act of the Year by Hot Press, The Coronas have been headlining their own shows and festivals in Ireland for almost 15 years, with their regular Christmas performances at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin becoming the stuff of legend. And set to return to Australia this November following their acclaimed down under run late last year, The Coronas will arrive armed with their trademark magic as well as their hotly anticipated album Thoughts & Observations.

 

“Every album we make is with a view to improving our live show,” explains O’Reilly. “We still feel like we have something to say.”

 

 

 

THE CORONAS – THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT LOVE IS – Official single artwork


 

THE CORONAS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

THURS 21 NOV | CROXTON BANDROOM, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from https://thecroxton.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/9b2e8104-0fc7-4f60-bf75-65ee6f8aa049

 

FRI 22 NOV | SELINA’S, SYDNEY
Tickets available from https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-coronas/168917?skin=SelinasVenue

 

SAT 23 NOV | MAGNET HOUSE, PERTH
Tickets available from https://tickets.393murray.com.au/outlet/event/2f8576da-c523-4c8e-87dc-e0dcc38b3511

 

 

THE CORONAS – THOUGHTS & OBSERVATIONS – Official album artwork


 

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GAVIN MAC SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘SIDESWIPED’

GAVIN MAC SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘SIDESWIPED’

GAVIN MAC

SHARES NEW SINGLE

SIDESWIPED


A swaggering alt country ode to misadventures, the brand new single Sideswiped out from Sydney-based country sensation Gavin Mac is a slick follow up from Mac’s 2023 trio of singles, Bushfire, Live Your Life and Getaway. Also marking a further glimpse into Mac’s impending debut album, Make You Feel set for release in September, Sideswiped is a crisp outing as well as a meaningful full circle moment for the talented artist.

 

Produced by multi CMAA and ARIA Award winner Matt Fell, Sideswiped welds Mac’s effortless combination of nostalgic country licks, with rock, folk and soul hues linked alongside nods to Chris Stapleton, Eric Clapton, Midland, and John Mayer. Summed up by Mac himself as being “like mechanical bull riding”, Sideswiped evolved from a demo that first drew Mac to the attention of Sony Music Australia as a teenager, as Mac explains, “I first penned, then demoed Sideswiped when I was just 16 years old. The demo helped me capture the attention of Sony Music Australia, who ultimately signed me. By the time the deal was done, I had grown a bit older, and moved to a different place musically, so the song (and I) got shelved. It wasn’t until years later that I dug it out, rewrote it and recorded it properly for the first time, with Matt Fell, and incredible guitarist, Ben Butler.”

 

Teaming up with Grammy Award winner William Bowden on mastering duties, Sideswiped also features Mac’s effortless vocals and earworm choruses along with guitarist extraordinaire Ben Butler (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Suzanne Vega) on lead guitar, culminating in a track built both for sun-soaked highway road trips and hazy whiskey bars; or, as Mac reveals, to also soundtrack those days where things go from bad to worse. “I love classic cars, so I’m pretty sure there was a subconscious desire to write a song that featured one,” shares Mac. “The story itself though, is one of misadventure mixed with a dollop of bad karma. A bit like something out of a Quentin Tarantino flick, the (fictional character, loosely based on yours truly) has the proverbial day from hell, that starts off a mess and just gets worse, and with every turn. We all have those kinds of days…right?

 

Discovered at the age of 16 by Sony Music’s Denis Handlin and John Watson, Gavin Mac quickly gained the title of being Sony Music Australia’s youngest-ever Australian recording artist at the time. Evolving his music industry skills and knowledge in the years to follow, Mac worked alongside both international and iconic Australian artists, including previous work with Nickelback, Queens of the Stone Age, Linda & Vika Bull, and Alex Lloyd. And from managing A&R duties for Roadrunner Records to stepping back from the industry to raise his family, Mac still kept his creative fires alive, co-founding the award-winning brand experience agency Urban, conceiving and delivering marketing campaigns for Electronic Arts, Airbnb, and Netflix.

 

With years away from music, a fortuitous 2019 road trip to the Tamworth Country Music festival provided the very kindling that would ultimately turn Mac’s gaze firmly back to his passions, songwriting and storytelling, with the Melbourne-hailing singer-songwriter emerging from his musical hiatus with gusto in 2023 balancing renewed purpose, perspective and the powerful drive that comes with unfinished business.

 

In 2023, Mac released his debut solo singles Getaway, Live Your Life and Bushfire, amassing over 300K streams and counting, with 2024 also garnering Mac his first industry nod, taking home the Tamworth Music Association’s 2024 New Songwriter of the Year. Now poised to release his long-awaited debut album, Make You Feel on September 5, Mac’s latest single Sideswiped is the perfect appetiser, providing a full-bodied taste of the dynamic sound and depth of songwriting lying in wait later this year; and there will also be plenty of good vibes in the mix when Mac takes the stage with his new material in Northcote and Waverley in June, as Mac concludes: “I love fans and people who discover me at my shows to feel like they’ve just been invited into a party with their close mates. No egos, lots of chatter and songs you can stomp along to.”

 

 

 

 

GAVIN MAC – UPCOMING SHOWS:

SAT 15 JUNE | THE WESLEY ANNE, NORTHCOTE, VIC | 18+ Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

SAT 22 JUNE | ROBIN HOOD HOTEL, WAVERLEY, NSW | 18+ Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

SAT 20 JULY | POST OFFICE HOTEL, TAMWORTH, NSW Free Event, onstage at 4:30pm

 

 

Sideswiped is out now!

Make You Feel is set for release on Thursday September 5.


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MELBOURNE POP POWERHOUSE GREG GOULD RELEASES SEXUAL ABUSE ANTHEM ‘WHO GAVE YOU PERMISSION?’

MELBOURNE POP POWERHOUSE GREG GOULD RELEASES SEXUAL ABUSE ANTHEM ‘WHO GAVE YOU PERMISSION?’

MELBOURNE POP POWERHOUSE

GREG GOULD

RELEASES SEXUAL ABUSE ANTHEM

WHO GAVE YOU PERMISSION?’


Primal, moody and inescapably moving, the powerful new single Who Gave You Permission? out now from Australian powerhouse Greg Gould is a potent blend of pop, soul and searing intimacy. With an accompanying music video slated to land next week, and also set to captivate crowds with his latest release live in action throughout 2024, including onstage at SYNTHONY, Australia’s biggest orchestrated dance party this June, Gould also vigorously tackles exceedingly difficult narrative terrain via Who Gave You Permission? with unwavering finesse and poise.

 

Opening with a melancholic piano line, Who Gave You Permission? swells alongside Gould’s cogent vocals, ultimately building into a formidable primal pop anthem. Equally gripping musically as it is lyrically, Who Gave You Permission? weaves nods to the likes of Benson Boone, Rag’n’Bone Man, Teddy Swims and Sam Smith while also profoundly detailing an exceedingly personal experience for Gould himself.

 

 

 

“To be honest I’m only just starting to feel comfortable to talk about this,” shares Gould. “The first time I performed the song live I burst into tears. I have been a victim of sexual abuse on four separate occasions in all very different circumstances from when I was 10 years old, right up until I was 30. Each time left me feeling so violated, so powerless, paralysed. Nobody has the right to touch you without permission. No means no. It was a very emotional, heart wrenching and confronting experience to write this song to be honest as I’d pushed a lot of those feelings and
experiences down and hadn’t dealt with them – it took a while for me to be ok to admit it. There is a stigma around sexual abuse in general, and I do think it can be really difficult for men who are the victim – whether it be at the hands of another man or a woman. In my case, it was both on separate occasions. I want other men to feel comfortable to talk about this and speak up too.”

 

Seeking to empower fellow survivors through Who Gave You Permission? Gould co-wrote the compelling new single with Benedict, working alongside Gould to unpack his trauma and ultimately pen a connective and sonically robust ode to survival, along with production by Sydney duo Cressbrook, with live strings composed by Ryan Youens. With a striking music video set to accompany this deeply powerful song on April 20, filmed in Gould’s home state, the clip for Who Gave You Permission? flourishes with its sonic elegance alongside poignant visuals to further
amplify the driving message at the track’s core. “The music video features a protagonist moving through an old house,” shares Gould.” As they enter each room, a different storyline unfolds, each scenario reveals as we move back and forth between the rooms. I wanted to highlight that sexual abuse can happen in many forms and in many ways…without over-dramatising or sensationalising it.”

 

A creative cauldron from way back, Greg Gould began singing the moment he could talk; a talent which ultimately followed him to securing the runner up slot at the grand finale of Australia’s Got Talent in 2013. Following his Australia’s Got Talent success, Gould has gone on to generate
millions of streams as well as views of his award-winning videos, perform multiple sold out shows and festivals, tour the globe and ignite charts at home and abroad; and all while continuing to foster and grow an authentic connection with his fans through his heartfelt creations.

From snagging the #1 spot on the iTunes Albums charts via his 2020 album 1998, through to collaborating with En Vogue’s Maxine Jones (“a real pinch me moment”, Gould shares), Gould’s proudest moment to date remains releasing his first-ever self-directed music video, a cover of
En Vogue’s 1996 smash single Don’t Let Go (Love) with the song’s heart wrenching video having amassed an impressive 20 million+ views. Fast-forward to 2024, and Gould has embraced the mixture of excitement, anxiety, nerves and relief to unveil the vulnerable yet hopeful Who Gave You Permission? with the latest track also offering a hint as to what’s to come from Gould’s debut album of original songs, Strings Attached, set for release July 12, including his duet with one of the Philippines’ most successful artists, Morissette called Love It All Out (co-written by Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko) which recently hit over 1 million views on TikTok. Gould has also written and performed the main song for the credits of a new Australian feature film getting its theatrical release later this year, which is set to debut at the Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Set to perform Who Gave You Permission? at an array of events this April and June, fans can expect to hear Gould’s latest track live in action alongside many other original songs. As to what fans can expect in the not too distant future? “Whether the subject matter is darker or lighter, guests at my shows can expect big vocals, big moments and lot of fun,” Gould enthuses. “I love to perform and I’m excited for the next 12 months! I’ve got big plans and even bigger dreams. I am so proud that Who Gave You Permission? is out now and I’m moving forward both personally and professionally! I would love if even one survivor of abuse feels stronger as a result of hearing this song. I want people to know they are seen, they are heard and they are believed. We won’t be broken.”

 

Who Gave You Permission? is out now.
Strings Attached is out July 12.

 

 

 

GREG GOULD – UPCOMING SHOWS

KEEP THE FAITH – GEORGE MICHAEL & WHITNEY HOUSTON
SAT 13 APR | LOEV, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from loevmoorabbin.com | All Eventbrite Outlets

GREEK LEGENDS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
SAT 20 APR | STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW | ALL AGES
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | All Ticketmaster Outlets

GREEK LEGENDS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
FRI 10 MAY | PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | ALL AGES
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | All Ticketmaster Outlets

KEEP THE FAITH – GEORGE MICHAEL & WHITNEY HOUSTON
SAT 18 MAY | ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from trybooking.com
SYNTHONY
FRI 7 & SAT 8 JUNE | CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.carriageworks.com.au


 

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CLOE WILDER SHARES ETHEREAL NEW SINGLE AFTERGLOW NEW EP I SPENT MY SUMMER ON THE ROAD SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 19

CLOE WILDER SHARES ETHEREAL NEW SINGLE AFTERGLOW NEW EP I SPENT MY SUMMER ON THE ROAD SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 19

CLOE WILDER

SHARES ETHEREAL NEW SINGLE

AFTERGLOW
NEW EP I SPENT MY SUMMER ON THE ROAD

SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 19


A stunning mix of romance and nostalgia, the new single Afterglow from American singer-songwriter Cloe Wilder is a shimmering modern folk gem, marking an ethereal step closer to the release of Wilder’s impending new EP I Spent My Summer on the Road, set for release on Friday April 19.

 

A folksy ballad soaked in acoustic guitar and dreamy melodics, Afterglow also features glossy vocals from both Wilder and her long-time collaborator NICOLOSI, with the track reminiscent of Bon Iver and Lana Del Rey caught in a gauzy trance. Simultaneously introspective and
wistful with celestial overtones, Afterglow ultimately evolved from a melancholic narrative, as Wilder elaborates, “Escaping from locations is a big theme in my songs, but I also love the concept of leaving someone behind. Afterglow sort of morphed into this story of two people growing apart in the wintertime the understanding that the house has gone cold and there’s no way to imagine what that could feel like until it happens. I absolutely love that visual.”

 

Following on from her debut 2021 EP Teenage Lullabies, Wilder spreads her sonic wings on her upcoming EP, with I Spent My Summer on the Road traversing everything from stripped-back bedroom pop (Little White Pills) to coming-of-age odes (Fake ID), lush indie swoon (Take It In),
folk-hued warmth (Afterglow) and enraptured calm (Five Years). And while still laden with youthful exuberance following the release a few years ago of her debut EP at the age of 14.

 

I Spent My Summer on the Road is a stirring and disarming experience, with Wilder once again
finding magic alongside NICOLOSI and an array of influences, as Wilder explains, “I started writing with Sam when I was 14 and working on my first EP. I honestly didn’t let him go after. Lana Del Rey is my ultimate reference for everything. Bon Iver, Matt Maeson, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, The Lumineers, Florence & The Machine, and so many more came into play. This EP is a testament to the last three years of my life. It’s my coming-of-age scrapbook through the lens of being 17 and confused. In the course of processing that evolution, I started to accept it and I had to write about it.”

 

 

 

Emerging as a teenager armed with earthy melodies, wistful narratives and gossamer vocals, Cloe Wilder’s innate ability to evoke warm and familiar melodies with her witticism and heartfelt lyricism aligns her comfortably as a Floridian young Taylor Swift, with sonic poise well
beyond her young years. Dabbling in the bedroom pop realms of Lana Del Rey and Phoebe Bridges as well as folk and modern sentimentality, Wilder is as much a confidante as she is a conduit for evocative and memorable music.

 

With her previous single Call Me If You Need Me currently in command of over 1 million individual streams, Wilder also has an array of live performances in her wake, including Breaking Sound in Los Angeles, and supports with EMELINE, Spencer Sutherland, Steinza and is currently on the road with Charlotte Sands. And in 2024, her journey continues with the impending release of her sophomore EP, I Spent My Summer on the Road.

 

“I put out my first EP out when I was 14, so I’m beyond excited for this new introduction,” Wilder concludes. “These songs are really important to me, and I’ve loved being able to grow with them.”

 

 

Afterglow is out today.
I Spent My Summer on the Road is due out on Friday April 19.

 


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ESKIMO JOE SHARE DRIVING NEW SINGLE THE ‘FIRST TIME’

ESKIMO JOE SHARE DRIVING NEW SINGLE THE ‘FIRST TIME’

ESKIMO JOE

SHARE DRIVING NEW SINGLE THE

‘FIRST TIME’


A buoyant yet bittersweet ode to nostalgia, Australian alternative rock icons Eskimo Joe return armed with The First Time; the band’s first new music since 2021’s 99 Ways. Set to appear at Lookout Festival alongside Live and Incubus before embarking on their National Acoustic Theatre Tour starting this April, The First Time feels familiar yet fresh, with Eskimo Joe capturing the essence of their stadium rock-ready triumph, 2008’s Black Fingernails, Red Wine, alongside some sharp 2024 vigor.

 

Drawing inspiration from long-time Eskimo Joe creative influences as well as the band’s unshakeable bond, the core of The First Time also evolved following a stacked 2023, with multiple festival appearances sparking the trio to harness the energy of a giant crowd setting into their 2024-penned new track. “We really look up to bands like the Rolling Stones and U2 – those guys who keep touring and creating music over and over again,” shares bass player and vocalist Kav Temperley. “It makes us proud of our musical journey and the people who have taken our songs into their lives. Eskimo Joe is still the three core members. It just wouldn’t be the Eskies without the three of us in a studio or on-stage making music together – our friendship is as much a part of the band as the music itself.

 

After an amazing 2023 of playing some huge festivals, there’s this indescribable energy when a massive crowd is singing your songs back at you. We wanted to capture that energy and infuse it into our recording. So, in the first week of January this year, over five days we wrote and recorded The First Time at my studio in Fremantle.

 

Opening with Temperley musing “I found myself looking for you, I wonder if you’re looking for me” over glimmering instrumentation and a driving beat, The First Time simultaneously tugs at your heartstrings while charming with creamy melodics and soaring choruses. An undeniable instant Eskimo Joe classic, The First Time ultimately delves into upbeat sentimentality, as Temperley elaborates, “We wanted to write something that set out to encapsulate the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia, that looks back through rose coloured glasses conveniently forgetting the heartache and sleepless nights that came with a certain place and time in our lives. It’s easy in the loneliest moments to look back and take comfort in those memories secretly holding onto that feeling like an addict. The song is also a realisation that holding onto the past might also be holding you back from the present. The subject is nostalgic but so is the sound of this song, it sounds like it could have sat perfectly on the Black Fingernails album.”

 

Lead guitarist Stu MacLeod says, “You put so much energy into each song, you build it up, tear it down, build it back up again until it matches the band’s vision. I love the energy in this song and the sentiment, and I’m stoked that we get to release it out into the world.” Drummer and guitarist Joel Quartermain adds, “Once it’s out in the world, a song truly exists. Hopefully people connect with it.”

 

The accompanying music video beautifully documents Eskimo Joe’s many years as a band, with nostalgic footage of their many achievements over the years.

 

 

Forming in 1997, Eskimo Joe would go on to become one of Australia’s most enduring acts, with six studio albums and ongoing commercial success in their wake, including 2004’s A Song Is A City and 2006’s Black Fingernails, Red Wine reaching Platinum status, and the latter dominating the ARIA Top 50 Chart for 62 weeks. The Eskimo Joe journey from Fremantle indie rock darlings to an international success story has also seen the band’s impact expand well beyond the studio, with ongoing chart success, 35 ARIA nominations and eight wins, two APRA Awards, countless appearances at major festivals and events across the globe, and frequent appearances in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown, including their single Black Fingernails, Red Wine taking out the #2 spot in the Hottest 100 of 2006. With performances spanning Sound Relief, Live Earth, at the Sundance Film Festival or, closer to home, at Big Day Out, Splendour In The Grass and, most recently, Good Things Festival,

Eskimo Joe’s craftsmanship is only amplified by their swaggering live prowess; and it’s this very fact that inspired the band’s newest sonic output while also firmly showcasing Eskimo Joe’s ever-present vitality in the music scene decades into their career.

 

“It feels great releasing some new music with Eskimo Joe,” Temperley says. “We had such an amazing year last year, playing all different kinds of shows, and ending the year with Good Things Festival that saw us playing in front of crowds of 30,000. We left 2023 feeling so connected with our audiences that we felt that now is the right time to write a new tune.”

 

“Kicking off in April, we take to the road for the Lookout Festival, unveiling our new single with icons like Incubus and Live,” Temperley concludes. Straight off the back of the festival – April through August, we embark on a 22-show acoustic journey across Australia. This tour allows us to present our music in a more intimate setting, strengthening our connection with our audience. Each performance is crafted to deepen the musical experience, blending the high energy of festival shows with the personal touch of our acoustic sessions.”

 

 

 

The First Time is out now!


 

ESKIMO JOE – UPCOMING SHOWS

SAT 06 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, SANDSTONE POINT, QLD | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SUN 07 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, SOUTHPORT, QLD | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 13 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 20 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, WHITFORDS WA | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 27 APR | CIVIC HALL, BALLARAT VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5333 5888

SUN 28 APR | WYNDHAM CULTURAL CENTRE, WERRIBEE VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (03) 8734 6000

SAT 25 MAY | CASULA POWERHOUSE, LIVERPOOL NSW Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 8711 7123

SUN 26 MAY | THE CONCOURSE LOUNGE, WILLOUGHBY NSW Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 8075 8111

FRI 31 MAY | LOGAN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, LOGAN QLD Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SAT 1 JUN | PROSERPINE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, PROSERPINE QLD Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office(07) 4945 0405

FRI 21 JUN | RED EARTH ARTS PRECINCT, KARRATHA WA Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours (no contact on venue)

SAT 22 JUN | CARNARVON CIVIC CENTRE, CARNARVON WA Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

FRI 28 JUN | ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBANY WA Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (08) 6212 9292

SUN 30 JUN | ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE, ESPERANCE WA Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours FRI 5 JUL | THE WEDGE, SALE VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5143 3200

SAT 6 JUL | KINGSTON CITY HALL, MOORABBIN VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (03) 9556 4440.

SUN 7 JUL | QUEANBEYAN PAC, QUEANBEYAN NSW | ALL AGES Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (02) 6285 6290

TUE 9 JUL | HORSHAM TOWN HALL THEATRE, HORSHAM VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5382 9555

FRI 12 JUL | SWAN HILL TOWN HALL PACC, SWAN HILL VIC Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SAT 13 JUL | THE ART HOUSE, WYONG NSW Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 4335 1485

FRI 26 JUL | MOUNT ISA CIVIC CENTRE, MOUNT ISA QLD Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SUN 28 JUL | ROCKHAMPTON RIVER FESTIVAL, ROCKHAMPTON QLD | ALL AGES Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours


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COYLE GIRELLI SHARES NEW SINGLE BETWEEN US LIFTED FROM NEW ALBUM MUSEUM DAY SET FOR OCTOBER 27 RELEASE

COYLE GIRELLI SHARES NEW SINGLE BETWEEN US LIFTED FROM NEW ALBUM MUSEUM DAY SET FOR OCTOBER 27 RELEASE

COYLE GIRELLI

SHARES NEW SINGLE

BETWEEN US

LIFTED FROM NEW ALBUM MUSEUM DAY

SET FOR OCTOBER 27 RELEASE


A fresh and upbeat love letter to a harlequin romance, the new single Between Us out now from multi-platinum English troubadour Coye Girelli takes a charming step closer to the impending release of his third solo album, Museum Day, due out on October 27.

 

Set against the lyrical backdrop of the Big Apple, Between Us unfurls with Girelli’s trademark lush vocals, stirring intimacy and swooning indie pop wiles, complete with nostalgic 80s elements forged in a fire of modernity. Produced by Lorenzo Wolff, whose previous work spans Taylor Swift and Kanye West, Between Us is Girelli at his buoyant and easy going best, glowing with cinematic charm while lyrically traversing charged passion in his own adopted home of New York, as Girelli reveals, “Between Us is a love story in New York City. A love lost and found again. Distance and return. A love that persists. Yet fighting against it. The fear and curiosity. What awaits? Heartbreak or True Love?”

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from Girelli’s forthcoming new album, Museum Day, Between Us sits amongst 10 dazzling tracks lying in wait, including the album’s previous singles, the smooth and sentimental Museum Day and the hooky fuzz of So Predictable. Ultimately an immersive and affable journey, laden with authenticity and soulful reflection, Museum Day seamlessly extends the foundations laid out by its predecessor, 2022’s Funland, with a noticeably modern injection driving at the core of Girelli’s new outing amongst his signature trademarks. “It’s a more modern sound than Love Kills for sure,” shares Girelli. “In some way it feels like the next step on from Funland. It’s more indie and in a lot of ways more contemporary feeling. Upbeat and in the shadows. Half New York City, half Manchester, England. Stories of moments, stories about people. Stories about lovers.”

 

Inspired by love itself as much as Girelli’s own ardor for the likes of The Smiths, with smatterings of The National, The Drums, Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast and War On Drugs, Museum Day bustles with rosy-cheeked pop (Jane Tells A Lie), swooning ballads (Swim, Real Love) and ambient heartbreakers (Nobody), like a modern-day Roy Orbison strolling through a Hollywood romance. Tirelessly helmed by Girelli’s effervescent yet stirring vocals, soaring into the heavens on the outro for Between Us and diving into woozy calm on I Tried to Love You, Museum Day ultimately draws to a close on a stripped-back note, with New York Rain beautifully capturing the essence of Coyle Girelli’s magic: reflection, romance and riveting storytelling that places you directly into the moment alongside Girelli himself. And while the overall album is an elegant and expertly crafted affair, the road to creating Museum Day was unexpectedly swift amongst other plans, as Girelli elaborates, “I wrote and recorded this album in a very short time, a matter of weeks really at the start of the year. I’d written what I thought was an album. Then I wrote Museum Day. I scrapped the album I had planned, and in the weeks following wrote and recorded a whole new one. Which is what I’m releasing. I purposely didn’t overthink or analyze it. I let it write itself. Tell its stories. My job was to not overcomplicate it or get in the way.”

 

Recently enamouring with his sophomore album, Funland, in 2022, Girelli’s musical magic as a solo artist first unveiled via his debut full length album, 2018’s Love Kills. A gifted songwriter, storyteller and creative cauldron, Girelli has also found himself hotly in demand over the years as both a songwriter and producer for multiple artists, including work with BTS, Macklemore, Robin Schulz, Westlife and more. A multi-instrumentalist who has also turned his hand and voice to musical theatre along the way, Girelli’s previous releases have been repeatedly hailed as masterpieces by the likes of Rolling Stone Australia and countless others; a fact that is witnessed once again on Museum Day and tantalizingly in the near future for Girelli’s upcoming projects.

 

Set to perform an immersive theatre musical show called True Love Forever in New York next year, Girelli’s star is set to boundlessly continue to rise, with the talented English-born, New York-based artist already working on a follow up to Museum Day to bless 2024’s timeline even further. And it’s ultimately the free-flowing approach that Girelli adapted while crafting Museum Day that is set to shape and solidify any and all of his future releases, as Girelli concludes, “It was very fulfilling creating in this space. In flow. I’m going to try do the same thing with my next album. Makes life easier as well when you’re not over-analyzing every little detail. Let the songs do their thing. I really let my instinct lead the way on this one. It feels fresh and true.”

 

 

Between Us is out now!

Museum Day is due out Friday October 27.

 


 

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RADICAL SON SHARES MAGNETIC NEW SINGLE ‘UNTIL YOU CALL MY NAME’

RADICAL SON SHARES MAGNETIC NEW SINGLE ‘UNTIL YOU CALL MY NAME’

RADICAL SON

SHARES MAGNETIC NEW SINGLE

UNTIL YOU CALL MY NAME’


A magnetic meeting point of shimmering soul and beauty, the new single Until You Call My Name out now from Radical Son is a striking ode to gratitude and the power of love. A goosebump-inducing moment in time from the revered Kamilaroi artist with Tongan heritage, Radical Son will bring his new track as well as his forthcoming album Biliyambil (The Learning) to vivid life at the Sydney Opera House supporting Emma Donovan on October 20, as well as 2024’s National Folk Festival.

 

Produced by Andrew Robinson, Until You Call My Name is a proud, calm, yet stirring outing from Radical Son, aka David Leha, inspired by its producer Robinson as well as Marcus Longfoot and Darkinjung local Phil Bligh. With humid percussion, bright piano and the emphatic, immersive vocals of Radical Son himself, Until You Call My Name flourishes in its beautifully-crafted simplicity, beating at its core with the magic sparked between Radical Son’s work with Robinson and Longfoot at Full Circle Audio in Redfern, alongside Wantok Music. And for Radical Son, Until You Call My Name holds a special place in his heart, as he explains, Proud of this piece. Of all the works that I have created, it’s one of my favourites.”

 

 

Another taste of Radical Son’s highly anticipated sophomore album Biliyambil (The Learning) which is set for release in early 2024, Until You Call My Name is a poignant yet powerful ode to finding happiness in moments of chaos, with Radical Son’s commanding vocals soaring above an ambient glow, declaring “I hear you call my name / Wanting to engage / We’re all finding our way / We’re coping with the struggle”. And in a world consistently divided and full of unrest, Until You Call My Name offers a calming balm as well as a timely reminder to look for what matters most in the darkness, as Radical Son shares, For those divided and lost, pulled or drawn in many directions both externally and internally. I’m mindful that we are all finding our way and that as hard as it may sometimes be just getting by in life, it is my hope that we find a way to live life, to love.”

 

One of the mightiest and most compelling artists in the Australian cultural scene, Radical Son channels his experiences from his challenging past into immense power and resolve, with his trademark sound burgeoning with the urgency of hip hop and emotionally-charged soul, as witnessed by these new songs, and his first full length album 2014’s Cause N’Affect. A festival favourite, cemented recently by his show-stopping cover of his mentor Uncle Archie Roach’s Walking Into Doors, Radical Son has performed to standing ovations at Bluesfest, St Kilda Festival, VIVID, the AFL Dreamtime 2032 game, and the official Uncle Archie Roach memorial in Melbourne in 2022.

 

 

 

 

A highly-skilled concert artist, with performance with classical ensembles and high-profile collaborations under his belt with David Bridie, Emma Donovan, Frank Yamma, Lady Lash, Mau Power and Deline Briscoe, Radical Son’s artistry also expands to film and TV, with credits including Defining Moments, a six-part NITV documentary exploring life-defining experiences, and theatre work, including the lead role of Pemulwuy in I am Eora at the 2012 Sydney Festival.

 

Studying as a musician at The Eora Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Redfern, as well completing a Bachelor of Music from Newcastle Conservatorium, Radical Son’s creative prowess is only matched by his otherworldly stage presence that equally transfixes and transcends with authenticity and sheer, compelling power. Cultivating his transformational life into his place as a bright fixture on Australia’s cultural landscape, Radical Son’s moving soul vocals and unique flair only strengthen with time, potently witnessed today via Until You Call My Name. And with an appearance on the horizon over the Easter weekend in 2024 at the National Folk Festival, a hub for the Australian folk community, as ever, magic is guaranteed when Radical Son takes the stage.

 


 

FRI 20 OCT | SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE WITH EMMA DONOVAN, SYDNEY, NSW

Tickets available from https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/birthday-festival/emma-donovan

 

THURS 28 MARCH – MON 1 APRIL | NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, CANBERRA ACT

Tickets available from https://www.folkfestival.org.au/

 

 

 

 

Until You Call My Name is out now via Wantok Musik and distributed by MGM.

 


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