play/ pause / play is an Adelaide music blog and podcast committed to exposing and showcasing some of the finest bands this city has to offer. The sites director and straight up bo$$, Luke Penman has put together an interesting and eclectic all-Adelaide compilation, “Best of Adelaide 2012.” The album features a whole range of genres and bands that are hot in Adelaide at the moment. Some you may not have been exposed to and other more popular local bands; (Sincerley, Grizzly, The Salvadors, The Honey Pies.)
No matter what may happen on stage, there's always something happening behind the stage: we do that every week here on The State of Affairs. This week: Sam Sparro gives producers an opportunity to remix his music, an opportunity to educate yourself to get into DIY audience expansion, and a bunch of Australian artists grab a heap of grants to tour around Australia and provide workshops.
Hailing from Adelaide, Jesse Davidson treated the early crowd to his very first show! He was one of this years Triple J Unearthed High Finalists, and after watching his performance it’s easy to see why. It’s hard to believe he’s only 16! When did everyone start getting so talented at such a young age? Jesse’s vocals are already so finely tuned and beautiful to listen to, I can’t begin to think what he’ll be like in a few years. His music comes across as a mix between Matt Corby, Angus Stone, Chet Faker and Grizzly Bear.
I quickly chat with Tom Opie, lead singer of Adelaide band The Salvadors at the Echo Music Festival in Mount Barker. Opie and his crew of summery pop musos will be heading out on an album tour soon, check him out chatting about the record, and what events like this one could potentially mean for the SA industry in general!
There is nothing better, than a legitimate excuse – like you really need one – to laze around in the sun on a hot 28 degree day listening to awesome bands while insanely hung over. Which is how myself and a friend spent the end of a long weekend at the first ever Echo Festival in Mount Barker. Sunglasses on and guzzling down bottled water we were glad to have made it after a knuckle-biting (for my passenger) ride up the freeway.
Oceanics , the four piece indie rockers from the Gold Coast are about to commence an Australian tour to launch their new single, "The City". These boys have been performing publicly since 2009, and since then have toured with the likes of AC/DC and Goyte. Performing with them will be several fine local Aussie bands.
In this issue: City Calm Down announce launch dates for their new EP, The Mess Hall get set to play one off Melbourne show, Amanda Murzdan is going to be launching her new single at the Norfolk Basement and more!
CITY CALM DOWN ANNOUNCE EP LAUNCH DATES FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
The South Australian music industry will gather at one of the city's most popular venues this November for the Fowler's Live Music Awards for 2012. Aiming to celebrate the diversity of live music produced in SA, the 21 Industry Awards recognise success and achievement over the past year, as judged by Fowler's Live owner and operator, Peter Darwin and a group of music industry professionals.
Highlighting the talent Adelaide has got growing and living in the city at the moment, the Echo Festival will be hitting up the Adelaide Hills in October. The Echo Festival, the Hill's answer to a regional music festival will be held at the Mt Barker Showgrounds and aims to encompass the feel of a big, national festival with all the intimacies of a local gig.
Snakadaktal, The Salvadors and Sures played the Gov in Adelaide on Friday the 3rd of August, 2012. Chad Lofts was there with his camera and brings you these photos....
Adelaide indie pop stalwarts, The Salvadors, are back with a fresh new single! The track, titled "Merrily", is a great introduction to what the fans and newcomers to the band's music can be expecting off their forthcoming debut album, Holy Drunken Fisherman.
The Honey Pies celebrate the launch of their second album Carpe Carp, with support from Gold Bloom and The Salvadors. John Goodridge was there and brings us photos from the night.
Last Wednesday night was a prime example of what is wrong with the Adelaide music scene. Triple J put on a series of free live gigs across the country to celebrate the launch of their second radio station, Triple J Unearthed. Featuring generous bills showcasing some of the local up-and-coming talent, a lot of hype was placed around the events and they were touted to be at capacity the minute the doors opened.