BRISBANE – THIS FRIDAY – I OH YOU’S WAYNE BENNETT APPRECIATION NIGHT FEAT. VELOCIRAPTOR, THE BELLIGERENTS & MORE

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This Friday July 3rd, I OH YOU’s four housemates are heading north to the warmer climes of The Brightside in Brisbane to celebrate the illustrious career of a true legend: Wayne Bennett. Following the end to his 21 year run at the Brisbane Broncos, Bennett has returned, like a phoenix from the ashes. If this isn’t cause for a blow out, then we don’t know what is. In true I OH YOU fashion, we’ve got some friends dropping by to help things along..

Making a return to the stage in their hometown for I OH YOU, Velociraptor are packing new hits. Taking the total tally of hits to a new level. It’s Hit City. And they are the Mayors. But for one special night they’re giving you the keys to the city. Get your sneakers on, and get in the pit. Friday also marks the first date of the band’s Dollarmite tour – Check the new track here:

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The Belligerents have been straight up killing it this year. Their single ‘Voices’ blew up and we’ve been waiting to have them play for us ever since. A testament to their overflow of creativity, they’re collectively responsible for spawning some of Brisbane most talked about indie bands sharing members with Orphans Orphans, Moses Gunn Collective, The Furrs, Morning Harvey and Family Jordan. Fresh off the back of triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ on Friday morning, we’re promised something special on the night..

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Keeping the party going all night, we’ve got DJ sets from:

I OH YOU DJs
Moses Gunn Collective
Jeremy Neale
Fans DJs
Jad Lee
James Wright

I OH YOU’s Wayne Bennett Appreciation Night // July 3rd //
The Brightside, Brisbane // Doors 9pm // No Presales // $15 entry

FROTH OF THE DAY: WAVVES X CLOUD NOTHINGS – NO LIFE FOR ME (FULL ALBUM)

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It’s safe to say we’ve been holding out hope amongst a sea of swirling rumours as to whether this album would ever actually come to fruition or not.. Nathan Williams (Wavves) and Dylan Baldi (Cloud Nothings) this week shared the release of No Life For Me, a collaborative LP that was produced by Williams’ brother Sweet Valley at his home in LA. We’re only a few spins in just yet but it’s safe to say the pair went in to this record with all guns blazing; from the winding, nostalgia inducing ‘Come Down’ to the relentless thrust of ‘Hard To Find’ – these guys have got it our office stereo on lockdown for the next little while.

Stream/buy Wavves x Cloud Nothings No Life For Me HERE.

I OH YOU x OXJAM at SHADOW ELECTRIC – MELBOURNE

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OXJAM is a month-long party against poverty where hundreds of music lovers from all over the country create and throw their own DIY gigs and parties, all in aid of Oxfam’s vision of a just world without poverty..

We’re so psyched to have been asked to take part in this initiative and will be donating 100% of proceeds from all tickets sales and donations on the day to Oxfam.

LINEUP:

World’s End Press (Live)
Ara Koufax (Live)
Sunbeam Sound Machine (Live)
Fortunes (Live)
Darcy Baylis (DJ Set)
Breaking And Entering DJs
I OH YOU DJs

Saturday, August 15th twilight show – Doors at 4pm. Pre-sales $15+BF via Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema & Bar’s official website – CLICK HERE.

Food will be available care of Taco truck melbourne who will also be donating a portion of their profits from the day to this excellent cause.

A beautiful collaboration between Oxfam and MTV’s music channels MTV Music & MTV Dance, the nation-wide grassroots music festival will also feature hundreds of locally organised music events raising money for OXJAM Australia. Whether you’re a venue, a seasoned party promoter or just a kind-hearted music lover who wants to get some friends together and charge entry in the name of poverty, anyone can take part as a Gig Maker and throw their own OXJAM party. Everything you need to organise your own OXJAM gig – from expert tips to DIY guides – will be available to you on the OXJAM website.

http://www.oxjam.org.au/

One in three people around the world live in poverty. Funds raised at OXJAM gigs go towards helping Oxfam fight poverty and injustice. Saving the world has never sounded so good.

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GIGS.FOR GOOD.

FROTH OF THE DAY: THE CREASES – POINT

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Brisbane four-piece The Creases have shared the first taste of brand new music in 2015 with their single ‘Point’. Earlier this year, the guys returned to the studio to knuckle down and have emerged with a fitting follow up to their 2014 Gradient EP. The single brings together a clinical yet sweet mix of post-punk elements and driving synthesizers, unwavering in its quest to draw out memorable hooks off a few pulsing elements – there’s something here for everyone.

I OH YOU MELBOURNE WAREHOUSE PARTY

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No strangers to being at the helm of an epic blow out, I OH YOU’s four housemates are coming home to Melbourne on Saturday July 11th to bring you a warehouse party for the ages..

Set to take place at a massive, centrally located secret warehouse, the party will feature sets from the following artists:

Basenji
Indian Summer
Young Franco
Northeast Party House DJs
I OH YOU DJs
CANT SAY DJs

Prepare for the ultimate house party. This is not a drill. Tickets HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: BLACK VANILLA – SLUG

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Sydney three-piece Black Vanilla today released an excellent brand new single titled ‘Slug’. The project has long acted as an intersecting point for its members, who in addition to Black Vanilla, contribute their expansive creative output to Collarbones, Cassius Select, Marseilles and Guerre to name a few. BV has been a fertile ground for a vast mix of styles ranging from UK garage, evasive late night techno and menacing rap thus far and if you’ve yet to see a live show, make sure to catch them when they next hit your city – trust us. Whispers of a new mixtape are circling, but for now we’ve got this – a menacing journey through complete and utter darkness and unforgiving lyricism.

You can grab a free download of Slug by heading over to the above Soundcloud link at FACT.

FROTH OF THE DAY: FRACTURES – REACTOR

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Melbourne’s Fractures today shared his brand new single titled ‘Reactor’, additionally marking the first taste of a forthcoming debut album due for release in early 2016. Taking a distinctively more electronic route than we were treated to on his debut self-titled EP, ‘Reactor’ hits a sweet spot with its contrast of delicate percussion and swathing, tidal moods reminiscent of an early era Atoms For Peace. Mark Zito is the man behind the project and after having written, performed and produced this single himself, had this to say about the single – “It’s about lust and temptation and someone who’s given in to both and the guilt and justifications/lies that follow that they’d sooner believe than own up to.”

FROTH OF THE DAY: LA PRIEST – LADY’S IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW

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Ahead of the release of his full length debut Inji, Sam Dust (formerly of Late Of The Pier) AKA LA Priest has shared yet another sublime cut to get you in the mood, this time in the form of latest single ‘Lady’s In Trouble With The Law’. Refusing to be tied down to one particular style or sonic identity, Inji already seems like one of the years most formidable mixed bags. ‘Lady’s In Trouble With The Law’ is no exception to this rule and hits a sweet spot with its hearty mix of ambient and guitar elements to create a surging and intoxicating journey throughout. Loungey goodness.

LA Priest’s debut LP Inji will be released on June 29th via Domino.

FROTH OF THE DAY: ALPINE – DAMN BABY (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Melbourne outfit Alpine have made it 3 from 3 cracking singles so far off their recently released LP Yuck. Following on from the effervescent first two tracks ‘Foolish’ and ‘Come On’, the band have shared ‘Damn Baby’ along with a striking Tim Royall (also a member of the band) directed official clip. Hitting their most confident stride yet, Alpine bring a unique mix of styles into the more palatable pop format on Damn Baby; jersey club sounds and soaring harmonies infuse beautifully to create one of the heady pop anthems of 2015.

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Alpine’s Yuck is out now via Ivy League.

FROTH OF THE DAY: DARTS – DEAD (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Just before they head off to play live shows in celebration of their Below Empty & Westward Bound release from last month, Darts have released an ominous new video to go along with their single ‘Dead’. The Timothy Casten directed clip is a violent foray into the tumultuous themes of the song, where barren landscapes become littered with bodies and stained with blood. A choice cut from the album, Darts manage to create an unsettling mood throughout this single, with vocals that echo the sentiment and tone of Wu Lyf in their heyday. Be sure to catch these guys if you can!

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Below Empty & Westward Bound is out now via Rice Is Nice Records.

Darts will be performing around Australia at the following shows:

DARTS ALBUM LAUNCH
Saturday June 20 – Shadow Electric – Melbourne

ALPINE SUPPORT
Wednesday June 24 – The Gov – Adelaide

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Thursday June 25 – Barwon Club – Geelong

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Friday June 26 – Karova Lounge – Ballarat

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Saturday June 27 – Brighton Up Bar – Sydney