As always, it’s all going on in Melbourne, with Tame Impala throwing an after party at Can’t say, Masta Ace mixing it up at The Espy and Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes bringing it all home for a show at the Corner Hotel, plus much, much more in this week's area update.
CAN'T SAY hosting Tame Impala afterparty and more.
Out to celebrate the launch of her debut album, You Go Your Way I’ll Go Mine, Ainslie Wills put on a superb show that only further proved both the songstress and her band to be immensely talented. Writing melodic folk rock that brings the likes of Joan As Policewoman to mind due to her ability to be both soothing and highly powerful, Ainslie Wills delivered a show that is bound to have inspired the room full of punters at FBi Social to purchase her latest offering that came out in early March. Wills was fittingly supported by Elana Stone, with Stone similarly embracing her background in jazz whilst drawing upon other rich musical styles.
Ainslie Wills has a lot to celebrate, she’s just released her debut album You go your way I’ll go mine, is receiving rave reviews everywhere, has been dubbed the “savior of music” by Frankie magazine and is about to head out on tour to some places she’s never toured before.
In this issue: WEEKENDER pits off Phoenix against Foals, Ainslie Wills debuts new album in Bendigo, Richie Ramone is smashing up The Espy, The Chemists are bringing their twisted blues to Workers Club, Flatbush Zombies bring gold grills and stoner waffles to The Toff, Gosti has a single launch and CAN’T SAY bring you the Surecut Kids.
WEEKENDER at Ding Dong versus Phoenix against Foals
British soul-singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka was hailed by the BBC as the winner of the BBC Sound in 2012. With his no nonsense, simplified approach to good music, showcasing it in such a beautiful hallowed establishment was sure to be a magical experience.
Ainslie Wills' highly anticipated debut album, You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine, is set to be released this March and to celebrate, Miss Wills is heading off around the country for a run of dates in April and May! This tour will be Ainslie's biggest tour to date, and if reviews of her previous shows are to be believed, then this tour will be nothing short of magical.
I must admit, I have never heard of Spender. Little did I know that the guy in the bow tie and the glasses having dinner across from me at the Japanese restaurant was a half hour off fronting this three piece. Well, four piece if you count the Macbook Pro.
In this issue: Dead Letter Circus play one last show before heading to India, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella perform at Flying Saucer Club, The Griswolds announce EP launch and more!
Dead Letter Circus performing at The Zoo
Dead Letter Circus have spent the past 18 months touring in the USA and the UK. Now they’re back and ready to test out their new material from their upcoming album.
Little Hurricane from the USA play the Ding Dong Lounge with support from local Ainslie Wills.
Gaining plenty of airplay with her single ‘Stop pulling the string,’ Ainslie Wills is venturing off for some interstate shows this September. Punters will also get a chance to sample some of her new material off her new album ’You go your way, I’ll go mine’ due out early next year.
You might have caught her recently on ABC’s ‘Rockwiz’ where her and rapper 360 gave Jonny Cash’s ‘Ain’t no grave’ a brand new work over.
Friday night at the Grace Darling sees a slithering of people making their way up the moodily lit stairway and into Ainslie Wills's single launch. The room was packed with a crowd that were surprisingly boisterous for a sombre folk singer like Wills. As people shimmered around the room drunkenly, the show looked set to begin.
Some nights I think we all deserve to hear a bit of good music - especially given the amount of boring, soulless tripe that many radio stations subject us to. Last night at GoodGod Small Club was one such evening that allowed Sydneysiders that very priviledge, treating us to one of Sydney's finest emerging talents, alongside two from Melbourne, as headliner Ainslie Wills came to celebrate the release of her new single "Stop Pulling The String".
In this issue: 65daysofstatic bringing awesome instrumental rock to The Corner, Kenji Takimi makes his first trip to Australia in September, Suzie Stapleton launches her new double A-side in Melbourne, Sherry Rich performs at The Basement and much more!
65DAYSOFSTATIC BRINGING INSTRUMENTAL ROCK TO THE CORNER HOTEL
Melbourne's Ainslie Wills will be taking her latest single, "Stop Pulling the String" to a few select venues around Australia next month and invites you all to come and see! The single, the most recent taste Wills has given the public from her forthcoming debut album You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine, is an arresting piece of music - a track which is to sound even better live.
Check Ainslie out at the following venues!