Today we feature the brand new single and official video from our good buddies, The Delta Riggs! Supersonic Casualties is the first cut from their forthcoming second LP ‘Dipz Zebazios’ and signals a sonic shift to a less ferocious, more melodic, and at times experimental sound. We’ve been loving the undulating psychedelic tones on this song and it’s safe to say that the video is a visual extension of this and much more. Happy Monday!
Dipz Zebazios – The second Album from The Delta Riggs. 1st Quarter 2014.
Following on from the recently released I’m Not Part Of Me, Cloud Nothings today gifted us with the full studio version of their second single Psychic Trauma. For those who’ve been paying attention (or spending too much time on the internet), you may recognize this track from an acoustic performance which the band released in the latter months of 2013. The newly released version breathes a familiar fire which is reminiscent of the ‘Attack on Memory’ material, a superb single which ditches overbearing melody for a ragged and ecstatic style.
The Horrors today released ‘I See You’, the first taste from LP number four – ‘Luminous’. Speaking on the time and process that it’s taken the band to release a follow-up album to 2011′s widely lauded LP ‘Skying’, frontman Faris Badwan stated “If you’re happy with one record I think you always have those fears that you’ll somehow never be able to write a good song again. But I think between us we would never allow something that we weren’t happy with to be released. I can imagine it taking us 10 years to finish something – but I’d rather that than be a band who regress with each release.”
‘I See You’ marks yet another lunge forward into uncharted territory for the English five-piece as the 7.5 minute track winds into a carefully constructed, slow burning shoegaze feel with deep undertones of classic psych-garage. We’re pretty thrilled on this. Better yet, it won’t be too long until we can hear the whole album.
The Horrors – Luminous track listing:
1. Chasing Shadows
2. First Day Of Spring
3. So Now You Know
4. In and Out Of Sight
5. Jealous Sun
6. Falling Star
7. I See You
8. Change Your Mind
9. Mine and Yours
The Horrors will release their fourth LP Luminous on May 2nd via XL / Remote Control.
Posted in Email, Label News | Posted on: February 24th, 2014 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
BRISBANE’S FINEST THRASH PARTY BAND ANNOUNCE SECOND LP ‘BLACK RAT’ AND REVEAL NEW SINGLE ‘GINA WORKS AT HEARTS’ + ANNOUNCE US & UK TOURING DATES
It’s never easy to write a second record, it’s even harder to write a second record when your first received critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Pitchfork, Zane Lowe, and NME etc, and also won you an ARIA. This is the task that DZ Deathrays have spent the last 18 months battling, tinkering and honing their craft until things were just as they should be. With that in mind, today it is with great pleasure that we announce DZ Deathrays will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore LP ‘Black Rat’ on the 2nd of May, 2014 + also reveal the visceral single ‘Gina Works At Hearts’.
After touring the world circuit constantly for 2 years (with acts like Foo Fighters, Crystal Castles, Ratatat, Sleigh Bells + festivals such as Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape, Laneway Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out etc), in early 2013 Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley decided to bunker down in the remote location of Yass in country NSW to begin writing DZ Deathrays’ second record. As ideas began to flow the duo left Yass, however continued to write and push the boundaries of their sound over the year, tracking demos in a friend’s Brisbane nightclub during the day. Once comfortable with the collection of songs they had drummed up, the band entered The Grove studio with producer Burke Reid (of Gerling – credits include MSTRKRFT, The Drones, Seekae, The Mess Hall) for six weeks, during which they completely pulled apart the tracks, reassembled them, tracked them in the early hours of the morning and mixed them in the very depths of the night. “It was intense, but great,” recalls Shane. “We’d come up with stuff at 3.30 in the morning that we wouldn’t have thought of otherwise; we’d be a bit delirious and that helped us let our guard down.”
What the band surfaced with after 16hr days over those six weeks, is 11 tracks and 39 minutes of music that makes up ‘Black Rat’, an album remaining true to all of the best parts of DZ Deathrays while also showcasing a truly amazing progression in the band’s sound.
With the above exciting announcement, we’re also happy to reveal the next single to be taken from ‘Black Rat’ (the first being ‘Northern Lights’ which received praise from sources such as BBC1, Spin Magazine, NME, The Fly, XFM, Triple J, Entertainment Weekly LA) in the form of an absolute screamer called ‘Gina Works At Hearts’, which will have fans hooked from the very opening riff as it barrels through your speakers and kicks you squarely in the stomach. Based around the seedy strip clubs of LA, Parsons takes listeners on a ferocious journey through the streets of LA, while Ridley supplies a driving backbone for the trip around West Hollywood.
With this news now revealed to the word, DZ Deathrays will be heading to SXSW and then on to the UK where they will be supporting Blood Red Shoes in front of packed out rooms. For all the info – head to www.dzdeathrays.com
Perhaps a little more on OZ touring soon…
Wanting bigger, badder and better, DZ Deathrays have definitely delivered. Black Rat — aptly named for the scurrying ghosts of nights past — is not only bigger, badder and better, it’s also the sound of a band finding themselves comfortable with the darkness, and deciding to go deeper. That’s where the best parties happen.
“It’s definitely a nighttime record,” Shane figures. “After 9pm; that’s where it finds its place.”
Last month we featured London collective Jungle’s track ‘The Heat’. Well, since then, the group have signed to the already formidable XL roster for the release of their highly anticipated debut album and locked in some SXSW dates which have already been a large focus of the pre-festival coverage. Sounds like a big month, right? Today we feature their new single ‘Busy Earnin’, which builds on their unique sound nicely with a hearty mix of Funk, 90′s RnB, disco and soul music that bursts with vibrant grooves throughout. One to watch for the year ahead, no doubt!
Today we feature a release from a Sydney musician named Sam Wilkinson. Straight outta Marrickville, this guy plays with other prolific acts including but not limited to Day Ravies and Mortuary. This single ‘Print and Sign’ is the first taste from a full length cassette release called ‘Tobacco Dreams’ which is out in early April. ‘Print and Sign’ is a left of centered guitar pop gem which uses a really great contrast between crisp guitars and low fi vocal sounds to play off one another, as a hollow percussive line keeps things boiling away nicely.
English producer/vocalist SOHN has at long last revealed details of his forthcoming debut LP ‘Tremors’ and released the stunning lead single ‘Artifice’. It’s been a long time coming for SOHN, who over the past little while has been hard at work producing for BANKS, remixing Disclosure and shutting down cities with director Thom Glunt for his latest video (see below). Artifice is a total lunge forward in terms of production. Whilst previous singles such as ‘Bloodflows’ and ‘The Wheel’ have presented a really textured and unique sound, Artifice has a rolling depth which shines through the vocals and resounds with the listener long after the track is over. We’ll be waiting intently on the forthcoming debut, check out the details below and don’t miss the video!
Tremors will be released on April 7th via 4AD Records
Posted in Email, Label News | Posted on: February 17th, 2014 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
SYDNEY BAND SIGN TO I OH YOU + ANNOUNCE SELF TITLED DEBUT EP & GIVE YOU THE FIRST TASTE
In September last year a good friend (who I guess I owe a beer to now) called me up and began barking down my phone about an amazing young band from Newtown who had been recording some tracks in their guitarist’s bedroom, before I could respond to his words he had excitedly exclaimed that he would email me a demo and hung up the phone. Three minutes later the demo arrived in my inbox. We ended up signing that young band from Newtown who have been recording tracks in their guitarist’s bedroom and will be releasing said tracks in the form of the band’s self-titled debut EP on the 28th of March. With that news, today we are ecstatic to welcome Newtown’s very own DMA’s to the I OH YOU label roster.
There’s not really much to be said about DMA’s to be honest; they’ve never played a show and are yet to properly release a track. So instead of some lengthy description about the band’s history and quoting what someone said about them that one time in an effort to convince you that you have the same opinion… I’m just going to tell you that I really love the songs they write and I’m going give you a peek at what they’ve been working on.
Here’s the first taste of DMA’s self-titled debut EP, a track called ‘Delete’. Written, recorded and produced by the band, in Johnny’s (guitar) bedroom.
There’s plenty more to come in the not so distant future. This is quite literally the start. Watch this space.
Sent with love from the laptop of Johann Ponniah.
‘DELETE’ IS AVAILABLE VIA ITUNES NOW – TAKEN FROM DMA’S SELF TITLED DEBUT EP OUT MARCH 28, 2014 THROUGH I OH YOU
Today’s feature comes to us care of Leeds band Eagulls and their track ‘Possessed’. This is a band which has been gaining some considerable hype in all the right places overseas; the track was premiered on NME and they’re currently paired up with recent visitors to Australia and long time friends Parquet Courts for a tour in the UK. Possessed is a track which immediately grabbed us because of the unique space which it inhabits – there’s an almost overbearing wash of droning, fuzzed out lo-fi elements but they’re held perfectly by a firm melody which almost gives the feel of a pop song. It’s UK garage rock music which incorporates plenty of abrasive punk elements into the mix without ever being too overbearing. We think that’s pretty fucking cool.
Eagulls will release their debut LP on March 3rd through Partisian Records.
Today we feature Chet Faker’s new single ‘Talk Is Cheap’, taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘Built On Glass’. The single is the first solo release from Melbourne’s Nick Murphy in some time and comes amid reports and speculation that the long road to LP number 1 has seen two completed albums scrapped in favor of a fresh start. The video accompaniment to the single is a fascinating overhead shot which sees Faker emerging from under a cover of snow and ice gradually. ‘Talk Is Cheap’ marks yet another striking lunge forward for Chet Faker, and in possibly his best work to date, it’s becoming very clear that few current peers can match his unbridled talent and desire to find new creative ground.
Chet Faker will release his debut LP ‘Built On Glass’ on April 11 through Future Classic