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When you think of Sarah Blasko, you’d usually think delicate melodies, instrumentation, and this very personalised intensity.

You might not think percussion heavy, thumping, industrial. That’s what happens when you get PVT to remix a track though.

The track is ‘I Awake’, the title track from Blasko’s album of last year. I didn’t mind the original (I’ve spoken about my feelings of Blasko before), but this remix, amps it up. It makes what is quite a personalised song (hell, I think Blasko is the only local singer-songwriter that manages to make everything feel extremely personal), into something bigger than the individual. The original’s yearning to do better is amplified, almost as if to suggest that this is now a responsibility for the whole of society.

The remix is going to appear on a new EP from Sarah Blasko, the Fool EP, which’ll be out next Friday (November 15).



feb 13 mixtape cover

Feb was full of stuff. A hell of a lot of stuff. So this list is full of the stuff that Feb was full of, but not full of the stuff that I already wrote a whole heap of stuff about.

I’ve also omitted quite a few things which I’m going to spend my time writing about too – you can check those out over the next week or so.

But, without further ado, here’s the Feb ’13 Mixtape. Of course, it’s eclectic, but man, I don’t know whether I’ve had a more eclectic bunch. That King Gizzard track from their new album is an obvious standout, but then there’s also the newy from Francolin, a band that saved my night a couple of weeks ago. There’s some great funky stuff in there too – MKO, Blunt B, Azure Maya.

But yeah, I could go on forever. I won’t though. That will probably bore you. Hell, it’s already boring me.

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Vance Joy – From Afar

Pretty City – Ignoring My Friends (Right Click, Save As)

PVT – Cold Romance

Blunt B – Patterns

MKO – Snarly (Right Click, Save As)

Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Bite My Tongue  (Right Click, Save As)

The Cathars – Pickpocket

Little Casino – Boys And Arrows

Francolin – Singinging (Right Click, Save As)

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Evil Man

Azure Maya – Wonder Wheel

Brothers Hand Mirror – SUNWAKES

DUNE – Oh Innocence (Client Liaison Remix) (Right Click, Save As)

Brighter Later – Come and Go




PVT are one of those incredible bands that do some of the most innovative, interesting, and thoughtful music out there. The guys are set to release their fourth album Homosapien early next year. The first single from it, ‘Nightfall’ was released a few weeks ago…but just yesterday the clip surfaced.

Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, it’s a pretty freakin colourful, wonky VHS tinged clip. Really pretty darn cool.

You can also get a free download of ‘Nightfall’ below too.



PVT always push their sound. Taking a more chilled electronica vibe with new track and opener to their fourth yet to be titled album, ‘Shiver’, the boys seem to be moving in a direction that is a constant reflection of their evolving musicianship.

If ‘Shiver’ is anything to go by then my gosh, do we have something to look forward to. You can check out the clip below and if you’re catching Gotye in December, then you’ll be able to check them out too!



Laneway 2011 LINEUP!

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!

Ariel Pink
Beach House
Bear in Heaven
Blonde Redhead
Cut Copy
Holy Fuck
Jenny and Johnny
Les Savy Fav
Local Native
The Antlers
The Holidays
PVT (PVT – Window)
Rat vs Possum (Rat Vs Possum – Binti Jua)
Two Door Cinema Club
Violet Soho
World’s End Press (World’s End Press – Golden Child)
Yeasayer (Yeasayer – O.N.E)