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If you've been following Sam Willows, aka Avenue, as closely as we have then his glossy disco-rock should be anything but foreign by now. With his Keep Counting EP on the way via Dine Alone Records and a North American Tour around the corner, we were able to catch up with the Toronto-native as he gears up for a big 2016...Read More
Jay Watson is one distinguished dude. Allocating efforts between Tame Impala and POND, he has garnered the privilege of working with innovators of the time because he is one himself. For these other more established projects, expectations based on previous work can sometimes hinder the impressions of new material, but Glamorous Damage operates outside that realm...Read More
In times as peculiar as those spent those spent at Beach Goth, a fleeting sense of predictability should come as no surprise. Fueled by an eclectic mash of sandy-toed beach rockers, funk phenoms, hip-hop icons, and Pauly Shore... the latest installment served as the most sizable and chaotic to date...Read More
Marco Vella’s “Awake From The Noise” has a lingering pertinence this morning as the song sweetly grumbles, “waking up is getting harder…” My honey latte percolates at today’s office (Venice’s Flowerboy Project) while gently strummed guitars match my beverage with a warmth and optimism for what is to come...Read More
Exploring new places is always a welcomed endeavor, so when these adventures string us through a hotbed of music, food and drink it's easy to feel spoiled. After a morning jog along the water and a brief walk down Broadway Street I found myself in the thick Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party...Read More
On a recent trip to Brighton, on a Sunday evening, myself and a couple of friends found ourselves in a small venue in an old railway yard...Read More
We are kinda a little bit (ok a lotta bit) excited to be heading up to Monterey this weekend for First City Festival. It's only the festival's first year and it has already managed to rack up an amazing line-up. We're personally hoping the Monterey fairgrounds will be a small area, because unless either of us manage to clone ourselves or obtain some sort of super powers within the next 48 hours, there is no way we're going to manage to see everyone we want to see, and trust me, that's almost everyone...Read More
It was with great sorrow that I reluctantly left the wonderful land of Australia again today/yesterday/whatever timezone you are in... But not before compiling a collection of 'CHUNES' (bogan slang for songs) that I've collected over the past two months from both Australia and New Zealand.
This collection of songs is honestly a complete jumble. Some come from great new bands that I've just discovered, some are friends of mine so I'm probably biased to their talents, some are just bands I've loved for a long time. The one thing that ties them all together (because their sound and genre sure don't) is that they are all Australian and New Zealand artists, and they deserve to get played to the rest of the world, if they haven't already.
Now, I better get out of the airport before someone comes and arrests me or calls security (I've literally heard about 40 announcements about reporting unattended items and suspicious behavior since sitting here). Enjoy.
We've just created some seasonal playlists, if we had records to give you or even cassette tapes, this would be presented to you as a glorified A/B contrast. Unfortunately, we've had to rely on modern technology for now and send them to you through the medium of 8-track. Which isn't an entirely bad thing.
Side A - Nicola churns out 'One Waster Winter' from cold, wet Sydney:
Side B - Lauren brings you 'Summer Solstice' from the Californian coastline.
If you find yourself getting a bit down listening to Nicola's depressing mix, don't worry, Lauren's summer delights are sure to cheer you right up.
And hey, if you REALLY like them, I'm sure we could be convinced in to getting out the old tape recorder...
N & L (With thanks again to our darlings Charlie Morgan and Michelle Miller for all their help) x