Melbourne duo Indian Summer labelled the time between their Late Nite EP and the release of today’s featured tune ‘a long time between drinks’. This one definitely goes to show that good things come to those who wait. Their next crop of tunes is led by ‘Been Here Before’, featuring the vocal stylings of Wollongong’s Eloise Cleary. Skittish beats underpin a welcome smattering of uptempo, new wave synths – working in (and out) of sync to instil the sense that there’s organised chaos playing out as each second passes. Cleary shines, exhibiting her self described brand of ‘metlting pop’ via some slinky R’n’B phrasing and instantly recognisable hooks. It’s a step up in every possible way for the duo. Perhaps Indian Summer aren’t done with 2016 just yet – and we’ll be waiting for more when it comes.
Been Here Before (Feat. Eloise Cleary) is available now via Sweat It Out! Grab a copy HERE & fight the good fight!
Posted in Label News | Posted on: September 19th, 2016 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
Fresh off the back of performing two electric sets at BIGSOUND 2016, today we are psyched to present you with ‘Pollyanna’, the infectious new single from Bundaberg’s DZ Deathrays which premiered overnight on triple j. Along with this new earworm, we’re real hyped to announce that the thrash party duo will be heading out on tour in December for their biggest headline shows to date playing a combination of all ages, under 18 and 18+ shows across the country.
Although 2016 was technically supposed to be “a year off to write the new record” for DZ Deathrays, Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley have somehow managed to fit in an insane amount. The duo released their ferocious single ‘Blood On My Leather’, supported Violent Soho on a huge national tour, played Groovin The Moo festival and managed to squeeze in two tours through North America. They’ll see 2016 out touring through the UK, Europe and North America on a co-headline tour with buddies Dune Rats.
As they continue to perfect their third studio album under the helm of producer and friend Burke Reid (of Gerling), we are gifted with ‘Pollyanna’ to tide us over. Featuring all the things that fans and critics have come to love about the two friends’ music, ‘Pollyanna’ sees DZ Deathrays continue their musical exploration as they develop their sound which ultimately has produced a hugely contagious track that will have you bouncing off the walls.
Having been a favourite of the Australian touring circuit for sometime now, these gigs will see the two lads from Bundy turn things up to 11 and with all age groups covered no one has to miss out! Along for the ride to warm up the crowd on all shows will be the insanely cool Ecca Vandal, who is running hot after impressing at this year’s BIGSOUND where she also joined DZ onstage to cover Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’. Opening proceedings at each show will be local acts WoodBoot in Brisbane, Sox in Perth, Rackett in Sydney and Heads of Charm for Melbourne and Adelaide.
Posted in Label News | Posted on: September 16th, 2016 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
Ya boys Violent Soho are stateside at the moment taking WACO and a whole bunch of the older cuts to the masses. Just because you’re stuck back in AUS doesn’t mean you miss out on all the fun though, the band dropped by SideOneDummy to play a live set and included a cover of ‘The Prick’ by Dogs On Acid. An absolute pearler in its own right, the band deliver a menacing take on the song with their own unique spin. Come to think of it – if you haven’t checked the Dogs On Acid record yet, go hit it up as well.
Since its release just a couple of weeks back, Sydney outfit Bloods’ new single ‘Bring My Walls’ down has been driving us crazy in the best possible way. The trio broke out in stirring fashion with their 2014 debut LP Work It Out and forged a unique voice within the garage/punk scene amongst their Australian contemporaries Straight Arrows and ScotDrakula, creating rollicking and unhinged guitar music that also embraced a clear love of pop hooks and ear worm melodies. On Bring My Walls Down, there’s no denying that they’ve refined this sonic identity and knack for writing songs into something which will have you locked in for days. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Bring My Walls Down is lifted from Bloods’ forthcoming sophomore album. When there’s more details, we’ll give you a yell.
Posted in Label News | Posted on: September 12th, 2016 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
Fresh from absolutely smashing our annual I OH YOU BIGSOUND party to pieces in the wee hours of last Thursday morning, Jack River has been announced on Dope Lemon’s Honey Bones Tour and will be doing a lap of the country this October and November. These shows will be a chance for fans to catch Jack previewing songs from her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2, which is set for release on October 7th via I OH YOU. Tickets are on sale now and moving quickly!
There hasn’t been much movement from camp SOHN since he wrapped up touring in support of his debut album Tremors, until today. We were thrilled to wake up to news of a new single ‘Signal’ and a handful of 5 intimate shows happening across Europe and the USA this September – presumably to shed light on the producer’s latest works. A perfectionist at heart, SOHN’s latest one delivers a striking sense of melancholy from the very first note; it’s a late night excursion which explores the producer’s core vocal tone by transposing it with another side that feels almost lifeless. There’s an emanating warmth throughout Signal as soulful synths roll into the abyss and leave you wanting more instantly.
No news just yet on when we can expect more from SOHN, but for now this’ll very much do.
Joining forces after Connan Mockasin supported Sam Dust’s Late of The Pier outfit back in 2009, Soft Hair today revealed ‘Lying Has To Stop’ – the first single they’ve released as a duo. Immediately it feels like they’ve broken new ground with this one. It’s hardly a midway point between Dust’s LA Priest outfit and Mockasin’s own solo work – there’s a definitive sense of boundlessness at play which throws light onto Ariel Pink at his weirdest tangent and brings wonky hooks and self aware lyrics together in harmony. Ones to watch this year without a shadow of a doubt!
Soft Hair Track listing:
1. ‘Relaxed Lizard’
2. ‘Jealous Lies’
4. ‘Goood Sign’
5. ‘Lying Has To Stop’
6. ‘Japanese Love’
7. ‘Alive Without Medicine’
Posted in Label News | Posted on: August 30th, 2016 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
Today it is with great excitement that we announce the news that Jack River will be releasing her debut EP Highway Songs No.2 on the 7th of October through I OH YOU.
Having released the instantly infectious single ‘Talk Like That’ (the first single from Highway Songs No.2) in early July, Jack River’s (AKA Holly Rankin) unique brand of pop music and relatable lyricism has seemingly caught the attention of many critics and newfound fans around the country. This response has seen ‘Talk Like That’ reach the top 20 most played charts on triple j, strong support from community radio and amassed an impressive 245,000+ streams across all digital platforms.
With ‘Talk Like That’ showing no signs of slowing down in the near future, today we’re happy to reveal Jack River’s cover of Cigarettes After Sex’s cult classic ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’, which sees Rankin strip things back in a DIY home recording from her share house; presented with a video that was directed, shot and edited by Rankin while she was recently in the US.
The cover, alongside ‘Talk Like That’ and three new original tracks will form Jack River’s debut EP Highway Songs No.2, which will drop on the 7th of October and is available for pre-order now HERE.
Sydney-based artist BUOY gives us our featured tune today, with her breathtaking latest single ‘Exit’. This one is a cut from her sophomore EP and it’s easy to hear why BUOY’s brand of left-of-centre pop has had people talking over the last little while. True to prior form, Exit evolves into something much more than a one-dimensional slice of ethereal pop; it blurs the lines between r&b and UK garage whilst building to something that feels almost impossibly inescapable. Vocally, this one is a real standout from her swelling back catalogue. Definitely one to look for in a few end of year lists!
Hailing from the West Coast port city of Fremantle, whose creative soil has birthed up Tame Impala and fellow Pilerats Records signees Koi Child, Hideous Sun Demon are a band that conjure up the classic punk gods of yore, whilst channelling something altogether wild and futuristic. There’s a broad array of influences at play with these guys – you can hear bombastic 70’s pub rock, contoured by nu-metal and straight up pop moments, all in the blink of an eye. Bad Girl is an assault on the senses that chews its listener up and spits them out repeatedly. We hear the live show is an absolute cracker, too.