Last night the final Russian Standard Vodka Live at the Chapel event for 2011 took place in Newtown, with the first ever double act for long running series. Two of Australia's finest live acts, PNAU and Eskimo Joe, shared the altar (so to speak) for a very entertaining evening of live music, in the acoustic brilliance of the St Stephen’s Anglican Church.
Below is the highly anticipated new music video from Emma Davis and her beautiful track "Feel a Thing", off her self-titled debut record and directed by Byron Quandary. Enjoy the clip and then see below what our contributors think of the track and the clip (which launches in Sydney tomorrow night!)
We sit down with Melbourne band The Pretty Littles to discuss there debut EP Fairweather, working with Big Scary guitarist Tom Iansek and what we can expect from the band in the coming year.
Who would you say your main influences are?
While I missed Woe and Flutter, they made sure I knew who they were, approaching me with a CD in hand to buy as I played Street Fighter between sets. Though I didn’t have the money to buy the album, I went home and had a listen and am now disappointed that I didn’t get the opportunity to hear their tunes live. Their glorious barrage of sound was perfect in my interpretation of what their set would have been like at the Annandale in my head.
Made in Japan made an appearance at Goodgod Small Club in celebration of the impending release of their EP. I unfortunately missed out on seeing the opening acts but made it in just in time to see the main show.
You're no strangers to The Living End, and now they're no strangers of you! The band asked their fans to submit footage for this clip via Facebook and the footage of 19 fans made the cut. Check out the clip for "For Another Day":
It may not have been one of my international excursions. It may not have even lasted 24 hours. But my trip to the Brisbane leg of the Harvest "gatherings" turned out to be one of my most memorable musical expeditions to date.
Brisbane quartet The Strums have had an 11 month whirwind journey. Not only has is involved a national tour with King Cannons and the release of their debut ep, but it actual involved the coming together of the band itself! Frontman and guitarist Jai Sparks answered a few questions about The Strums, before their ep launch in Brinsbane this Friday (25th of November)
New Zealand duo Funkommunity are garnering the attention of soul music lovers the world over with their debut album Chequered Thoughts. Kristie Nicolas posed a few questions to one half of the duo; Isaac Aesli to find out a little more about their brand of futuristic soul.
How did Funkommunity come about?
Currently in the recording studio working on their follow-up to 2009's The Peaceful Atom Is A Bomb, Sydney's Regular John are no strangers to most of our record players and/or iPods.
When Brazilian act CSS produced their first record Cansei de Ser Sexy to an international audience in 2006, they showcased a talent to rival many of the European bands riding the New Rave wave of the time. Now, five years later, the band are playing shows to audiences the world over constantly, this time touring their latest release La Liberación.
2009 saw The Getaway Plan - one of Australia's most popular alternative rock outfits - call it a day. Late 2010 saw hints at a reunion and new music, and ever since then, their dedicated fan base have been screaming for more.