FROTH OF THE DAY: SOHN – THE CHASE

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SOHN has clearly wasted little time since the release of his debut album Tremors; the British producer has quickly followed up his 4AD released debut with a dynamic new single titled ‘The Chase’. Picking up just where he left off, SOHN manages to contrast the more brooding elements of RnB with everything from house and atmospheric noise alongside his superb vocal set. The Chase exists in a truly unique space – traditional pop melodies and sinister lyrics are used to create something immediately striking that lingers with each play. We’ll be spinning this one on more than a few rainy afternoons to come.

FROTH OF THE DAY: THE SMITH STREET BAND – SURRENDER

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The search for our daily feature was cut decidedly short this morning once we hit play on this one. Melbourne bad boys The Smith Street band have announced their new record Throw Me in the River and released an emphatic new single titled ‘Surrender’. The track is a rambunctious testament to growing up, fighting back and taking control – something the four-piece have demonstrated with flying colours on their meteoric rise over their past two LP releases and countless tours. Will Wagner had a few words to say of the single, noting that Surrender is related to “not wanting to force your vices or negative aspects of your personality onto someone else. It’s about finding hope and meaning in little existence and day-to-day life, instead of just coasting through and being numb.”

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Throw Me in the River is released via SideOneDummy Records on October 28.

Catch The Smith Street Band on tour – featuring The Front Bottoms (USA) & Apologies, I Have None (UK)

Wed 19th November – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)
Thu 20th November– The Gov, Adelaide (Lic. AA)
Fri 21st November– The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (18+)
Sat 22nd November– Manning Bar, Sydney (18+)
Sun 23rd November– Zierholz @ UC, Canberra (18+)
Fri 28th November– Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Sat 29th November– Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+)

Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 29th August.
For details visit www.thesmithstreetband.com

FROTH OF THE DAY: SOUNDS LIKE SUNSET – MAYBE EYE

Today on the blog we feature Sydney band Sounds Like Sunset and their latest single titled ‘Maybe Eye’. 2014 has seen the band release their long awaited third LP We Could Leave Tonight which immediately hits home as a collection of immaculately written and produced songs. In it’s very essence, this is music made for summer and lazy, carefree afternoons in the sun. The band, who released their debut album on a then pre-Cut Copy/Presets Modular label, have clearly grown into a comfortable sound which is awash with glistening guitars and crisp percussion. Take a load off.

We Could Leave Tonight was released on August 22nd through Tym Records

I OH YOU DJS PRESENT: TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL VOL. 1

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We’re stoked to announce the ‘Take Me To The Hospital’ series of mixes, curated and mixed with love from I OH YOU DJs. The monthly mixes are designed to bridge the gap from the blog to the club; a voyage of electronic sounds and obsessions from Australia and abroad that will be shared on a monthly basis to give you the good times you deserve. Take a listen to Volume 1 below!

Tracklist:
Time – Jungle
Hurricane – Young Franco
Paris (TEED’s Holiday Edit) – Little Dragon
Arm Up Feat. Tkay Maidza – Swick & Lewis Cancut
Feel My Pain feat. Tazzy – Mickey Kojak
Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix) – Caribou
Permanent Power – Lxury
THANK U feat. Fionn Richards (1000 followers) – UV boi
Foolin – (Basenji Remix) – Sable
Nwxrk – Nadus

FROTH OF THE DAY: FOREIGN/NATIONAL – LIFE TOURIST

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Friends of the blog and purveyors of sublime psych-pop music; Foreign/National are a band who we happily welcome back to the I OH YOU blog today! The Melbourne five-piece have just released the latest single from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which goes by the name of ‘Life Tourist’. This DIY-Magazine-premiered tune wastes little time to strike it’s chord with the listener – it’s an immediately identifiable hook which drives a sense of bittersweet, sun drenched melancholy. Having earned comparisons to the likes of Tame Impala and Vincent Gallo, it almost goes without saying that there’s a very distinct mix of styles at play throughout each (exceedingly) different production. Vocalist Mark Gage provides brilliant contrast to the warmer instrumental elements with strong, stark lyricism and biting wit amongst the swirling fray.

Foreign/National are set to release their self-titled debut EP in mid September through Downtime.

FROTH OF THE DAY: SABLE – THE ONE (FEAT. KELE)

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Today we feature an incredible but unlikely collaboration; Kele from Bloc Party and Western Australian young gun Sable have teamed up to create our featured track titled ‘The One’. Coming together for the Jack Daniel’s Australia #JDFutureLegends campaign, the song was created in Perth in the days following Circo Festival earlier this year. It’s a unique mix of two disparate styles, The One successfully draws on Sable’s signature brand of bouncy and melodic sounds whilst also casting a light back to Kele’s first solo record The Boxer and indeed the recent, more club-ready material from his Crosstown Rebels Candy Flip EP. We’ve got a feeling it won’t be the last we hear from both artists in the remaining months of 2014. Stay tuned.

FROTH OF THE DAY: BORED NOTHING – ICE-CREAM DREAMS

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Melbourne’s Bored Nothing has announced his second full length LP Some Songs and shared brand new lead single ‘Ice-Cream Dreams’. It’s a welcome return for Fergus Miller who earned himself widespread acclaim with his stellar self titled debut, a wonderful collection of palatable dream-pop songs whose charm and poise have been organically carried through to the next chapter for the project. This is an album which is set to see Miller tackle everything from alcoholism, alienation, suicide, friendship, love and ice-cream. Don’t miss it.

Bored Nothing’s forthcoming second album Some Songs is out October 24 via Spunk (AUS + NZ) // October 27 via Caroline (UK + Europe). ‘Ice-Cream Dreams’ is out September 5th via iTunes.

FROTH OF THE DAY: CARIBOU – OUR LOVE

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Having been completely blown away by ‘Cant Do Without You’, the first cut from Caribou’s forthcoming Our Love release, it should come with no surprise to readers of the blog that we feature his brand new second single with a great sense of urgency. The album’s title track ‘Our Love’ presents itself as a constantly evolving tapestry, a kaleidoscope of sounds which graciously hinge on a single kick; a pulse which surges assuredly and promises so much more for this album as a whole. Whether it’s 90′s house, soul or fluttering hip hop aesthetics – Caribou has already made a strong case for one of the years most dynamic releases with only two singles released so far.

Caribou’s Our Love is set for release on Friday 3rd of October through City Slang and Inertia.

FROTH OF THE DAY: LITTLE DRAGON – PRETTY GIRLS (GOLD FIELDS REMIX)

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Considering that it premiered just a few hours ago, Gold Fields’ remix of Little Dragon’s ‘Pretty Girls’ has already received it’s fair share of plays here in the I OH YOU office this afternoon. A fresh spin on an instant classic is rarely an easy task, but Gold Fields have managed to deliver an on-point re-imagination of the brooding original which nods effortlessly to french house and summer days gone by. Fans of the Ballarat outfit may not be waiting as long originally thought for new material, with a cryptic photo recently posted to Facebook of what appeared to be Melbourne mixing/mastering genius Andrei Eremin hard at work in the studio. Stay tuned.

Little Dragon are in the country to kick off a two date tour TONIGHT:

Tuesday, 19th August 2014
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tix: SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tix: SOLD OUT

FROTH OF THE DAY: MILLIONS – MAX RELAX

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Brisbane legends Millions released their debut LP Max Relax late last week and we’re thrilled to be featuring it for you today! The album is a carefully considered, masterfully crafted follow on from the Cruel and Nine Lives, Six Degrees EPs which played a crucial role in establishing the band as ‘ones to watch’ back in 2012.

Here’s a few of our picks from the album:

Gritty yet polished. A wonderfully sequenced and immaculately produced gem which foreshadows so much of what this album has to offer. Brilliant.

Previously featured and perennially on loop in my head. The chemistry between the guitar hook and chorus is truly wild.

Menacing lyrics and sultry sounds unite spectacularly to provide and unbridled tale of growing up and acceptance. A real highlight.

Millions will be playing a bunch of shows to celebrate the release of Max Relax:

Thurs, Aug 21 – Workers Club, Melbourne, NSW
Fri, Aug 22 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Fri, Sept 12 – Uni Bar, Hobart, TAS [w/Ball Park Music]
Fri, Sept 19 – The Venue, Townsville, QLD [w/Ball Park Music]
Sat, Sept 20 – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD [w/Ball Park Music]
Thurs, Sept 25 – Bar on the Hill, Newcastle, NSW [w/Ball Park Music]
Fri, Sept 26 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW [all ages, w/Ball Park Music]
Sat, Oct 4 – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC [w/Ball Park Music]
Wed, Oct 8 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC [w/Ball Park Music]
Thurs, Oct 9 – Black Swan Hotel, Bendigo, VIC [w/Ball Park Music]
Fri, Oct 10 – The Westernport, San Remo, VIC [w/Ball Park Music]
Sat, Oct 11 – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC [w/Ball Park Music]
Sat, Oct 18 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD [w/Ball Park Music]
Wed, Oct 22 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA [all ages, w/Ball Park Music]
Fri, Oct 24 –Astor Theatre, Perth, WA [w/Ball Park Music]
Sat, Oct 25 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA [w/Ball Park Music]
Sun, Nov 2 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD [all ages, w/Ball Park Music]