The video for Daniel Johns’ new single “Going on 16” is a mass visual collaboration. Made up of 43 individually animated segments by Newcastle creatives, with each animator given five seconds of footage and full artistic control of their segment.
Most people know Daniel Johns as the frontman from the grungy 90s rock band Silverchair who are Australian rock royalty in their own right. During his two decade career Johns has experimented with different sounds including the techno project as one half of the Dissociatives and after a quiet eight years Johns has finally released his debut solo album Talk.
Photo: Daniel Boud - Live at the Sydney Opera House
After eight years of post-Silverchair silence, Daniel Johns just release his debut solo album TALK. It’s full of expertly crafted pop music, like the most recent single “Cool on Fire”. The new video is directed by Josh Logue who’s done work for Empire of the Sun and Hilltop Hoods in the past. Check it out here:
VIVID Sydney kicks off for another year this Friday and the line up is freakin' amazing, if we're honest. Such a melting pot of musicians, visual artists, performers and other creative brains in one of the most buzzing cities in Australia - it's going to be a great two weeks of shows for people to be checking out. Some of the artists we're excited to see do their thing are involved in all different aspects of the music industry; from the intrigue of goddess Grace Jones, to the heartbreaking lyrics of Sufjan Stevens - we're spoiled for choice!
In This Issue:
Daniel Johns returns with his solo album, Alesso follows up his hit single with a debut record, and we add another release to our ever-growing Finnish noise-rock library.
It's that time of the year where we prepare for another edition of Vivid Sydney, that now world renowned festival of lights, music, and ideas that has become one of the most anticipated on our major events calender. With the 'light' side of the festival now set to expand to new precincts like Chatswood and Central Park, and 'ideas' delivering the likes of Mad Men TV series creator Matthew Weiner and a huge three-day gaming conference, 'music' seeks to yet again bring one of the festival's most diverse programs with it's Vivid LIVE line up. This year's curator, Sydney Opera House's Ben Marshall, has put together a strong program which includes multiple performances from Morrissey and Sufjan Stevens, as well as shows from TV on the Radio, Daniel Johns, Squarepusher, Hoodoo Gurus, The Drones, The Preatures, and Flume.
Off the back of the success of "Aerial Love", Daniel Johns has continued to push positive momentum his new music has brought, in releasing another new track in "Preach". Another example of Johns' new creative direction and display of his impressive vocal range, the song is described as being the cornerstone of the upcoming Daniel Johns EP.
Daniel Johns made his impressive comeback recently with the mesmerising and captivating "Aerial Love", stunning and dividing music fans around the country. A sexy, love song with a R&B vibe to it, "Aerial Love" is a promising sign from the performer's upcoming debut solo album and now, the single has a video clip to match. Filmed out on the Stockton Dunes outside of Newcastle, multiple couples are featured getting carnal in the sand while Johns walks alone.
Daniel Johns is back, baby. Making his first live appearance in quite some time at the Beat the Drum concert in Sydney a few weeks ago, news of new music from the Silverchair frontman surfaced shortly after. Today, after 8 years, "Aerial Love" has made it's way to those who've been waiting long enough for new tunes from the artist. A total shift in sonic direction, the song showcases Johns' vocal range while delving into some slick and rather sexy R&B-pop production.
It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:
As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!
David Sefton’s inclusion of Van Dyke Parks in the 2013 Adelaide Festival was always something I’d been looking forward to, yet being at the show itself completely blew any expectations I’d previously had out of the water. The American composer, producer and everything else arts-related, it seems, brought with him a bit of a career retrospective through to the Thebarton Theatre, as well as two very special guests in Silverchair frontman/object of my teenage dreams, Daniel Johns and Grammy holding, NZ pop princess, Kimbra.
In this Issue:Big Day Out have some exciting news, Kimbra sings alongside an Australian favourite (and no, it’s not Gotye), Fun announce sideshows and much more!
This week in the column: Insane activity in the ARIA charts, opportunities with FBi Radio, and little observations from BIGSOUND + more.
Already into the second half of the year and what a month it was!
1. Big Day Out 2013 line-up announcement