After a week away, it’s time now to delve into what’s been happening in the world of industry once again. This week: conferences ahoy! The ARIA Week announces its events prior to its big awards show, and Gossling gets signed to Dew Process, plus more.
Elke caught up with Sam and Jen from Ball Park Music to talk a bit about their latest album Museum, pep talks and life on the road.
So your new album Museum , has just come out on Friday, would you say there are any overarching themes or influences on the album as a whole? Or is it just kind of a collection of everything you’ve been working on?
The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!
2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES
Little BIGSOUND may only be in its second year, but its execution was far from amateur. Rather, the one day forum designed to assist youths aspiring to break into the music industry was fantastically programmed, bringing in a range of accomplished figures in the music industry to share their experiences and advice. Constructed to assist with a number of challenges confronting young people aiming to find a place in the industry, attendees are sure to have walked away very much the wiser.
This years BIGSOUND was bigger and better than ever. They boasted 120 bands over 12 stages. They did not fail to deliver. With all new venues including Magic City, Mustang Bar, and Press Club, the whirlwind Live program just that, a whirlwind. 30 minute sets, 20 minute turnarounds. With five sets per venue per night, there was absolutely no way to get to everything, but oh my, did I try make the most of sensational two night live music event.
In this issue: Mucho-Bravado are throwing a pre-BigSound party, Minibikes announce an album launch at the Northcote Social Club, jazz musician Steve Sedergreen announces an album launch of his own at the Central Club Hotel and much more!
MUCHO-BRAVADO ANNOUNCES PRE-BIGSOUND PARTY AT THE BLACK BEAR LODGE
In this issue: Mimi Velevska incorporates body and performance painting into her launch gig, Ball Park Music set to play at The Gov, Subsonic Music Festival launch party brings the goods and more!
MIMI VELEVSKA LAUNCHING “I’M YOURS” AT THE WORKERS CLUB
This week we have new release news from Animal Collective, Ball Park Music, The Helio Sequence, Dum Dum Girls, and more! Check it all out below.
Pictured: Metric by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
Sunday is an odd day for Splendour; given the hectic run-about the first two days gave us, Sunday is a slow burn, and combining that with the tiredness accumulated just means it’s a goddamn slog, and being honest, most of the day is a big blur.
Adding to what is already an impressive line up, the crew behind the next edition of the Falls Festival have revealed the next round of artists to perform at both Marion Bay and Lorne over New Years! Plenty more acts are still to be announced, with tickets going on sale from 9am Wednesday.
Check out the recently revealed bands below:
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB (IRE)
THE HIVES (SWE)
DJANGO DJANGO (UK)
SHARON VAN ETTEN (USA)
This year's Homebake Festival line-up has been released and in a surprise reveal, it's been announced that the festival is going 'global'! The festival is returning to The Domain in Sydney once more this December, with 'honorary visas' being extended to the iconic Blondie as headliners for Homebake's 17th edition.
Though the 2012 event may be forever remembered as a return to the muddy Byron Bay site and a freak hail storm perhaps heralded by the loud rock of DZ Deathrays (who say their amps miraculously survived the on stage waterfall), ultimately it will be the music that we'll be talking about until the next Splendour rolls along - which we expect to be at their new, permanent, hopefully less muddy home.