Thebarton Theatre is packed tonight; there’s a plethora of girls and guys dressed ready for the beach (even though it’s a balmy Wednesday night), teenagers walking around excited because they get to drink underage and get away with it, and everyone else who is here to see the 21 year old Sydneysider commonly known as Flume demonstrate why almost every corner of the Australian music industry (and now beyond) is so eager to have a piece of him.
Larry sat down with Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to talk about his second year at the helm, booking the festival's first North Korean film and his personal favourites from this year's program.
The past two years have been intense – “the highs were high, and the lows were shitty” according to Josh Simons, leader of Buchanan but now that a debut album has emerged from the process, mastered at the all-famous Abbey Road Studios, the group is only looking forward to an even more prolific future.
Welcome from Luke (Buchanan's handsome lead guitarist) and my own track-by-track breakdown of our band’s debut album. We started writing this album while on tour, stopping en route to Sydney (albeit slightly off course) in Lorne around June 2011. That weekend we wrote Run Faster. A little over 18 months later, and a few days after NYE 2013 we finished mixing our album at 4am one morning at Gigantic Studios (Melbourne) with Andy Baldwin in charge, behind the analogue desk. The album was co-produced by Catherine Marks (Foals, Interpol, The Killers) and myself (Josh) with additional production from Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield) in London. It’s inspired by a short story we wrote. Shall we get into it?
Despite winter insistently creeping through the last cracks of summer the word on the street is JOY and the streets are paved with GOLD. News from Vance Joy, JOY 94.9 and Laine Lane and The Amity Affliction go gold.
Cradle of Filth are joined by Shifting The Paradigm and The Amenta in one mammoth rock show at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane. Amanda Brenchley was there and brings us these pics from the photo pit:
This weeks Album News is massive. There’s a huge bunch of debut LP’s from right around the world, there’s others close to home, there’s EPs too and basically every genre is covered. If you’re lacking new music lately, don’t fret, there’s definitely at least once announcement in here that’ll tickle your fancy.
Los Angeles Duo Michael David and Tyler Blake came to attention producing high profile remixes for acts including Phoenix and Holy Ghost. In 2009 they released breakout hit 'I’ll Get You', a bullet of pure pop joy that featured guest vocals from Jeppe of Junior Senior fame. Four years on and they have produced their debut album. While a four year layover is pretty standard fare in electronic music, there’s an expectation for something new, or at least a refining of their core sound.
Funeral for a Friend played at The Rev in Brisbane as part of their much anticipated Conduit Tour, with support from Relentless. Matt Warrell photographed their set, and you can enjoy the result here:
After winning the 2012 Triple J Unearthed High competition, splitting the Hottest 100 straight down the middle with her first single and playing some select shows around the country, Tasmanian born, Asta reveals she’s ready for the next step. She took time to answer some questions about her music before her set at Brisbane’s Track and Field festival.
The main man behind multi-media music concept outfit Future Love Hangover has created another stimulating video goodie. Check out "Text Message Gospel" which features a guy from the future going about his everyday business. You know you want to.
'Man I Need' is the latest single from Jagwar Ma's debut album Howlin. In support of the new album, they're playing a few shows in the UK, before coming back to Australia for Splendour in the Grass.
Berlin based duo The/Das have released their EP Speak Your Mind Speak, and 'Have No Fear' is the first single from it.
Two-time Grammy-winning recording artist, LL Cool J, has revealed the final track listing for his forthcoming album Authentic. The multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful new album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans.
Frightened Rabbit played to a sold out crowd at the Oxford Art Factory last night with fellow Scots Admiral Fallow in support.