ok, so there seems to be quite a few Sydney based soul influenced beat makers at the mo. Dro Carey, Chet Faker and this dude, Oliver Tank. Perhaps the most well known, Tank has had a bit of a prolific ride. He’s gotten some international play, had his track Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion used in Get Up’s most popular/viewed campaign and has finally released an EP, Dreams.
To help get the EP out there, Tank is doing a national(ish) tour.
Dates after the jump…and if you’re unsure about it, you can stream the EP here. And then, of course, if you like, make sure you buy the thing!
Oliver Tank – I Love You
Oliver Tank – Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion
It’s a Tuesday and man, this is making me feel like it’s the end of the week and I’ve just had a big fat massive bender of a weekend.
Bell Weather Department are from Sydney and do some riff heavy blues rock’n’roll. The guys are launching their new single, The Pursuit of Blue next Friday night up at Oxford Art Factory for all those in Sydney. Definitely check out the launch if you can – they’re being supported by The Ruminators and Uday’s Tiger.
so it’s November 2nd and Melbourne has been turning on some pretty crazy weather. It’s been raining a heap…and it’s been in the mid to late teens. I personally don’t mind this kind of weather, but I’m sure there are plenty of others out there that just want summer to come hit!
But yeah, so what’s this got to do with music? Well Wintercoats makes music for this kinda weather. And no, it’s not just the name…that would be a little too convenient aye! It’s some atmospheric, orchestral, textural pop that has the ability to simply wash over you and put you in a bit of a blissed out state.
The fella behind Wintercoats, James Wallace is launching his new EP Sketches at the Workers Club on Friday night. If you’ve heard his earlier Cathedral EP, then you’d know what he’s capable of. Definitely worth the check out! We got two tracks from the EP down below as a bit of a stream. More details of the launch here.
Wintercoats – Blood Prints
Wintercoats – Windmill
ok. So tonight, VIVID LIVE begins. I am a little excited. I also live in Melbourne. And this is a two week festival. So, i’m heading up tonight and heading back Monday (Can’t afford to stay the full two weeks ya know.)
For me, it’s going to be part get away/part excitement times. We’re checking out the Leave Them All Behind party tonight which features Bag Raiders, Azari & III, Beni, Softwar, The Swiss and Softblow DJs. LINEUP ANYONE??!!
Then on Sunday night we’re checking out Architecture In Helsinki. That should be really really really great and am psyched.
So, sure, I miss out on The Avalanches, and it was a toss up between Cut Copy and Architecture in Helsinki on Sunday (I’ve seen Cutters a heap of times and I’ve never seen AiH live before). And then there’s Van She who are playing at Sneaky Sundays on Sunday afternoon. Kinda wish we booked tix to that, but then again, there’s no point in going if it’s gonna clash with AiH.
But, yes. Am still friggin happy to be heading up. The Opera House is an amazing venue, so this should be a goodun!!
To celebrate, we got a few tracks and clips just below for you.
The Miracles Club – Light of Love (Cut Copy Re-vision) (Right click, save as)
Architecture In Helsinki – Contact High (Javelin Remix) (Right click, save as)
Bag Raiders – Sunlight (Right click, save as)
Azari & III – The Worker (Right click, save as)
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn (Softwar Remix) (Right click, save as)
ok. So this morning, Triple J slowly let out the lineup for the St Jeromes Laneway Festival for next year…
I think that’s all I can say! Most of the bands I’ve been hanging out to see but haven’t been able to coz of the year that is Honours Thesis are on this list.
Cutters (AM SO FREAKING PUMPED TO SEE THESE BOYS LIVE AGAIN!) played at Parklife which would’ve been awesome.
Yeasayer and Beach House played at Splendour.
And then there’s PVT, Rat Vs Possum, The Holidays, Bear In Heaven, Deerhunter, Holy Fuck, Gotye…man, the list just goes on and on. It’s like a bloggers wet dream…or nightmare (Too many great bands in only one day!)
Anyway, you can check out the lineup just below. You can check out my mini review of last years here. Also make sure you check out a few tracks from the bands playin.
I am freaking excited!
Bear in Heaven
Jenny and Johnny
Les Savy Fav
PVT (PVT – Window)
Rat vs Possum (Rat Vs Possum – Binti Jua)
Two Door Cinema Club
World’s End Press (World’s End Press – Golden Child)
Yeasayer (Yeasayer – O.N.E)
Ok. So there are a few sweet as gigs coming soon…and we’ve got a few tix going at our posse store. But, instead of you clicking on about 3 links to get to the page where you can buy tix, we thought we’d just give you direct links. Of course, if there’s something that you wish was here but isn’t, then it may just be on our posse page, but yeah, here’s a bit of a selection.
Miami Horror are out on tour supporting their latest single Moon Theory. The guys are half way through their tour which looks to end in a few weeks. Check ’em out at:
They’re also playing at The Manning Bar at Sydney Uni on the 12th of June (TIX).
US Hip Hop kid Common hits our shores pretty soon which should be a bit of ace. Check him out at:
Everyone’s favourite indie electro pop kids Passion Pit are playing a few Spendour sideshows throughout August.
They’re going to be hitting The Forum in Sydney on August 2 (TIX)
Melbourne boys Midnight Juggernauts are on tour in August also playing some Spleadour sideshows. Definitely check out these dudes.
They’re also playing at The Forum in Sydney on the 20th of August (TIX)
So that’s the run down. Have only gone for the more major capital city shows on here, but check out our Posse store for a few extras.