Melbourne’s Darcy Baylis turned heads with his How Can I Live? / Ecstasy EP in 2014 and is back with a brand new single and video for ‘Envelopes’. Lifted from his forthcoming three-track EP of the same name, Envelopes employs a far more expansive approach to space and texture than ever before. Baylis is undoubtedly forging his own corner of house music coming out of Australia right now. The official video, directed by Ling Ang, captures the throes of internal struggle in the wake of a personal crisis; sterility makes way for beautiful, organised chaos as Envelopes sprawls across its stunning four minute course.
Darcy Baylis will release his Envelopes EP via Downtime in early September. You can purchase the stand alone title track HERE.
You can also catch Darcy Baylis performing a DJ set at I OH YOU’s OXJAM event at Melbourne’s Shadow Electric on August 15th alongside World’s End Press, Ara Koufax, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Fortunes & more. Ticket/info HERE.
Posted in Label News | Posted on: August 5th, 2015 | Posted by: Scott Armstrong
Premiered overnight, City Calm Down’s brand new single and official video for Wandering is all yours to experience now! The band recently collaborated with Melbourne director Timothy O’Keefe to create this short film for the band’s song ‘Wandering’ – taken from their forthcoming debut album In A Restless House. The driving and utterly euphoric single is the second released thus far, and sees bandmates Jack, Lee, Sam and Jeremy making their boldest statement of intention yet; a glimpse of a record as ambitious as it is brilliant. To celebrate, the band are heading off on their first ever national tour. Peep the dates above. Tickets on sale Friday via www.citycalmdown.com
City Calm Down will release their debut album ‘In A Restless House, out November 6 2015 through I OH YOU.
Pre-order ‘In A Restless House’ now via www.citycalmdown.com.’Wandering’ is available now via iTunes.
Having just shared two excellent cuts lifted straight from their forthcoming SIXTH studio LP As If, !!! are showing no signs of slowing as they continue to reshape and redefine the boundaries of crossover dance music. The band have well and truly shaken off those mid-2000’s ‘dance punk’ titles along with any form of expectation; Freedom! ’15 and Sick Ass Moon are part of a bold statement of intention that seeks to drag nuance and vital oddity from a pop-centric core. Whether on the disco centric ‘Freedom! ’15’, layered with female vocals that desperately urge you to seize the peak of the night, or the sparsely arranged, calculating rush of ‘Sick Ass Moon’, !!! have promised a record as dynamic as ever. Believe the hype.
!!! will release As If on October 16th via Warp Records / Inertia.
I suppose the obvious preamble to this feature would be to harp on about the fact that the artist in question, Kody Nielson, co-wrote and produced Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s year-defining Multi Love LP with his brother Ruben – but let’s not bother. Why would there be a need when Silicon and his single ‘Burning Sugar’ offers so much as a standalone proposition? Today’s featured single is a vibrant slice of avant-garde pop music that pushes the boundaries in all the right places; melodically, lyrically and tonally – this is brilliance from every angle. There’s a certain quality to Burning Sugar that grips you from the get go, almost daring you to shake the rhythmic hold. Do yourself a favour and check out Kody and Raph Brown’s video, too. Peculiar, yet oddly satisfying.
Silicon’s album Personal Computer is released on August 28th.
Melbourne’s Big Scary have shared the first taste of new music since their 2013 LP Not Art with today’s featured single, ‘Organism’. Stripping things back to basics, Jo Syme and Tom Iansek shine a light on the simple yet constantly evolving sonic tapestry with this single, harnessing the power of their push-pull dynamic at its finest. Richly rewarding and almost impossible to not become entangled in – Organism is one of the strongest singles we can reference thus far in 2015.
Sydney trio YEEVS have been occupying more than their fair share of time on the stereo in the I OH YOU office of late, and today we’re happy to be featuring the official video for their recent single ‘Cycle As The Deal Goes Down’. Having released their debut EP How To Harken Back in early July, it’s becoming evident that YEEVS are unrelenting in their quest to forge a strong linkage between their music and sonic ambition aesthetically; today’s featured video employs an unhinged sense of candidness and vivid imagery to achieve this in brilliant fashion. Certainly ones to watch as the year draws to a close – be sure to check the EP.
Cycle As The Deal Goes Down is lifted from Yeevs’ debut EP How To Harken Back. Stream/Buy HERE.
Melbourne outfit Foreign/National shared their third single for the year last week, releasing the slow burning ‘Pacific Cruise’. While retaining their usual spread of crunching, saturated instrumentation, the band again nod lovingly toward slow-burning Motown classics in Pacific Cruise’s skittering and bullish rhythm section. It’s a clinical exercise in orchestrating harmonic tension and release, whilst maintaining a level of sweetly sung fatalism throughout. The latest entry in their production partnership with Joey Walker (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard), Pacific Cruise stands out as a sure fire winner.
Foreign/National are playing headline shows this August:
Select Music & DOWNTIME present:
Saturday, 8th August at Shebeen. Doors at 8:30PM
w/ support from Sunbeam Sound Machine & Tough Uncle $8+BF – TICKETS
Saturday, 15th August at Brighton Up Bar. Doors at 8PM
w/ support from WildHoney & CHIEF HAVOC $8+BF – TICKETS
Already announced on the first VOLUMES 2015 line up:
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders / The Laurels / Canyons / Lower Spectrum / Noise In My Head / World Champion / Catlips / The Walking Who / Zeahorse / Day Ravies / Shining Bird Step-Panther / Mere Women / The Dandelion / You Beauty Flowertruck / Lovebombs / TEES / Mezko
The Pinheads / Gold Class / Death Bells / Wild Honey
Yo Grito! / Dusty Fingers / I OH YOU DJs / Strange Yonder DJs Noisey DJs / THUMP DJs
Today’s featured track has been floating around the airwaves for a couple of weeks now – and with good reason! Airling’s new single Stallin’ takes an assured lunge forward from her recent solo and collaborative output; 90’s R’n’B grooves and west coast hip hop inspired melodies create a jaunted backdrop for this, her most wistful effort yet. Coming off the back of her release with Japanese Wallpaper, Airling teamed up with Kane Mazlin of Hungry Kids of Hungary fame after having decided she “really just wanted to get all our RnB feels out” on Stallin’. Let’s hope they’re not all gone just yet, there’s something about this one that’s had us coming back time and time again.
Adelaide legends Bad//Dreems have shared their single ‘Hiding To Nothing’ along with a cracking official video. Taking inspiration and context from the trials and tribulations of small town life, the band have turned in a gritty and powerful single that hits the mark in all the right places. The Alexander Watkins directed official video clip explores a number of striking themes related to country life with vivid imagery that is both patient and beautifully shot. Yet another ripping addition to their catalogue – we’ve got a feeling these guys are in for a strong close to 2015.
The Baddies release their anticipated debut album DOGS AT BAY is out 21 August via Ivy League Records.
Bad//Dreems – Dogs At Bay Tour
Fri 25th September – Adelaide – Fowler’s Live
Fri 9th October – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
Fri 16th October – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
Sat 17th October – Gold Coast – Miami Shark Bar, Minimum Wage Club
Sat 24th October – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
Fri 30th October – Fremantle – The Odd Fellow
Sat 31st October – Perth – Amplifier Bar