I’m in a pretty good mood today – hard to explain. You get used to a certain stress level, and once you identify it, it can become familiar and almost comforting (what a sick life mechanism). It’s my birthday tomorrow, and this photo of Client Liaison pretty much sums up how I’m feeling right now. Khaki Boss Paradise. I shall spend the entire weekend propping my leg up on to things, so people know who is actually in charge, here. Happy weekend to you, lovers.
Client Liaison: Wild Life
Wild Life is the new single from Melbourne’s (and TGW fave) Client Liaison. It’s the second glance into the duo’s forthcoming debut album, which is out later in the year.
‘Wild Life’ mimics the rocky path of long distance love, where paradise is a state of mind, acting as the perfect antidote to the crazy ups and downs of the relationship jungle. Hint: It’s wild.
Check below for forthcoming festival appearances across Australia from August to December.
Client Liaison – Festival Appearances
- Saturday 20 August – The Wrap, Darwin Festival
Tickets via Darwin Festival
- Saturday 10 September – Maroochy Music & Vis Arts Festival
Tickets via Oztix
- Saturday 1 October – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
Tickets via Moshtix
- Saturday 3 December – Spilt Milk Festival, Canberra
Tickets via Moshtix
Glass Animals: Youth
Youth is the second song from Glass Animals’ new record How To Be a Human Being which is out on 26 August. Buy and stream it here:
Two Door Cinema Club: Bad Decisions
This new track from Two Door Cinema plugs directly into my regret valve, and fills the void of the noticeably absent Scissor Sisters. Their new album Gameshow is out soon, and if the last two singles are anything to go by, it will be disco genius, sung entirely in falsetto.
Lanks: Bitter Leaf
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Lanks will soon unleash his live show at BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane. His performance at Splendour in the Grass had my husband in tears (of appreciation, that is – ‘the way he thrashed that drum machine…’)
This is the official video for latest single ‘Bitter Leaf,’ the visual manifestation serving as a testament to the power of the internet, bringing together a team of creatives from opposite sides of the world in this LA-shot choreographed masterpiece.
Mcrobin: Concrete Feet
Melbourne based Alt-Folk Singer/Songwriter, James McGuffie (AKA Mcrobin) recently unveiedl the first single from his forthcoming, sophomore EP, Shallow Diver.
This is a gently melodic indie pop slice with the chorus straight from the school of Fleetwood Mac.
SAFIA: Over You
SAFIA’s debut album Internal is set to drop on 9 September. It’s easily one of the most anticipated Australian LP’s of 2016. The video for their most recent single, ‘Over You’ was
directed by New Zealand-based concept specialist Marcus Hofko of The Bow and was shot in the United Kingdom. The cinematic clip is a surrealist expression of the haunting effect a broken relationship can leave behind.
See below for forthcoming tour dates.
SAFIA ‘Internal’ Tour Dates
Supported by triple j
Tickets on sale now via www.safia-music.com
- Fri 23 Sept / UC Refectory, Canberra – All Ages
- Sun 2 Oct / Enmore Theatre, Sydney – All Ages (LONG WEEKEND)
- Fri 7 Oct / The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18+
- Sat 8 Oct / The Nightquarter, Gold Coast – 18+ (Children under 18 years are allowed into the venue, if accompanied by a legal guardian)
- Fri 14 Oct / Odeon Theatre, Hobart – All Ages
- Sat 15 Oct / Festival Hall, Melbourne – All Ages
- Fri 21 Oct / Metro City, Perth – 18+
- Sat 22 Oct / Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – All Ages
- Fri 11 Nov / The Powerstation, Auckland – All Ages
HOLY HOLY: Darwinism
Australian lords of critical acclaim, HOLY HOLY recently released their new single Darwinism. It’s from the band’s sophomore album, due out early next year, soon after they take the UK/EU tour circuit again in September/October.
This week’s curve ball is here mainly because I’m obsessed with the video. Powell’s single Frankie is lifted from the debut album Sport, out on Friday 14 October.
Sport is described as 14 tracks of difficult to categorise music, drawing on the spirit of punk, sampling the genre, but using the sonics in a modern way, and embracing the attitude of going against whatever else is happening – namely ‘making music that people will like.’
It’s hard to describe the attraction here, (perhaps one has spent too much time in the disarming bowels of Mona’s dark, Tasmanian corridors, but it’s intriguing, nonetheless.
To learn more about the vision behind Powell‘s Sport head to his website and take a closer look at the artist’s successful billboard campaign.
Directors : Guy Featherstone & Carlos Enciso Design : Guy Featherstone Motion Design : Carlos Enciso Animation : Carlos Enciso Edit : Carlos Enciso
In other news…
Melbourne celebrated ZHU‘s new album ‘Generationwhy’ with a projection artwork (of course) created in collaboration with Acclaim Magazine and Freya Pitt Artist.
A serving suggestion for the weekend and a hark back to afternoon salon shows (in your home). Dodgy Bossa (and Silly Sambas) features Sergio Mendes, Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls + more. Best served with gin cocktails and lots of skirt flipping. Find it here
Pre-order the new soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Original series The Get Down, here.
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016. This 26-track double-LP and double-CD will be released physically and digitally worldwide on Friday 9 September. Featuring alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and solo material all completely remastered, this is the essential Jack White songwriting collection. More to come on thegarbwire.com soon.
Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition. Featuring all of your (my/our family) favourites Diddy, Notorious B.I.G. Ma$e et al. It’s a really long and slow walk down memory lane.