Happy hump day to all. This is the part where the sludge of the week slams hard against that brick wall, dripping down in slo-mo to the phenomenal weekend that awaits you. Flip the table, she’s a mixed bag this week.
Calvin Harris: Slide ft. Frank Ocean & Migos
You can preview this sublime slice of pop here, or stream it on the usual digital channels.
Confidence Man: Bubblegum
Elusive four-piece Confidence Man return with their second single ‘Bubblegum‘ – a combination of sassy vocals and the usual jive we have come to expect. You must listen also to ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’, because it’s essential cheeky listening for your current frame of mind. Catch Confidence Man live on their Australian tour kicking off this month. See dates below.
‘Hard Candy’ Confidence Man Australian Tour Dates
- Sun 12 March (early) / Golden Plains Festival / Meredith, VIC
- Sun 12 March (late) / Panama Festival / Golconda, TAS
- Sat 25 March / Hot Dub Wine Machine / Yarra Valley, VIC
- Sat 1 April / By The Meadow Festival / Bambra, VIC
- Fri 7 April / Newtown Social Club / Sydney
- Sat 22 April / Northcote Social Club / Melbourne
- Mon 24 April (ANZAC Day Eve) / Brightside / Brisbane
- Fri 5 May / Fat Controller / Adelaide
Cameron Avery: Dance with Me
Firm TGW favourite, Perth-bred/NY-based Cameron Avery has released possibly the most romantic ballad of the year. It’s won us, anyway. So cavalier. So dreamy. Listen here. #illdancewithyou
Avery’s debut solo album ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe, Dreams is out next Friday. Inspired by the old records he loved from the likes of Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James, Avery says of the upcoming self-produced album, “I just started saying ‘yes’ to things while making the album. I figured: I’m in my mid 20’s, I play in a band, I live in Los Angeles—I’m ripe to dream. But the pipe dream, the underlying theme of the album, if you really listen, is that all I really want is to have someone in my life and to be in love.” And don’t we all? Watch ‘A Day In The Life of Cameron Avery’ below.
No one quite expresses poetic hopelessness with the same emotional gusto. Anohni‘s Paradise EP is out on Friday 17 March, and serves as a companion EP to last year’s HOPELESSNESS. The video for the Paradise was directed by Colin Whitakerand featuring visual artist and model Eliza Douglas as an avatar for ANOHNI – “she moves through reflections of different images of paradise,” says the director, “including archival footage from Paradise Garage.”
The Mountain Goats: Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds
The Mountain Goats are returning to Australia for Bluesfest + a run of April side shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Full tour dates and ticket links for remaining shows in Adelaide and Perth below.
John Darnielle wrote about the new single ‘Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds’:
“This song began its life on a 1973 Guild…I wrote the first verse and the chorus and then I put it away. In the darkness of my desk-drawer it gathered strength and plotted its return to the surface. I revisited it after I’d decided to not have any guitars on the next album, and finished writing it on the piano, which accounts for the mild McCartneyisms of the changes in the bridge, which are things I can’t really do on a guitar. In the lyric, I imagine one of my teenage heroes, Andrew Eldritch, returning to the town where the band worked and played when they were young. So shall it be in these times: your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions, and Andrew Eldritch, whose music has reached spirits in every corner of the globe, will move back to Leeds.”
The Mountain Goats – Australian Tour 2017 with Special Guests Oh Pep!
- Thursday 6th April – Badlands, Perth SELLING FAST Tickets via Oztix
- Friday 7th April – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SELLING FAST Tickets via Moshtix
Saturday 8th April – The Ed Castle, Adelaide SOLD OUT Sunday 9th April – The Factory Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT Tuesday 11th April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne SOLD OUT Wednesday 12th April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Boo Seeka: Does This Last
Sydney duo Boo Seeka head to SXSW this March, with a string of North American headline shows already announced. They continue to push sonic boundaries (spacey synths and string layers) with their new single Does This Last. The pair will head out on a national headline tour this April and May, including appearances at festivals Bass In The Grass and Big Pineapple.
‘Does This Last’ Tour Dates:
Tickets on Sale NOW – Avail via venue websites.
- Fri 07 Apr | Manning Bar | Sydney NSW
- Thu 13 Apr | Transit Bar | Canberra ACT
- Fri 14 Apr | Corner Hotel | Melbourne VIC
- Fri 21 Apr | Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane QLD
- Fri 28 Apr | Fat Controller | Adelaide SA
- Sat 29 Apr | The Sandbar | Mildura VIC
- Fri 05 May | Jack Rabbit Slims | Perth WA
- Sat 06 May | The Prince | Bunbury WA
- Sun 07 May | Clancy’s | Dunsborough WA
- Sat 20 May | Bass In The Grass | Darwin, NT
- Sat 27 May | The Big Pineapple | Sunshine Coast, QLD
Jimmy Chang: Style’n w/ Ease
One Jimmy Chang Hot Tuna, hailing from the sunny shores of Western Australia has released his new single – STYLE’N W/ EASE lifted from the new EP, Original Changster. And, with a title like that, what more do you need to know?
Original Changster is soaked in dreamy, down-tempo 80s pop, modern culture, ideas and iconography with an ironic, tongue in cheek twist. SOLD!
The Kite String Tangle: Selfish
The Kite String Tangle is the moniker of Brisbane’s Danny Harley – electronic producer, vocalist and songwriter. His new single, ‘Selfish represents a turning point for Harley as he “realised that I wasn’t thinking about the people I love nearly as much as I should. It’s hard to admit you’re at fault but it’s also a good habit to get into if you’re wanting to be a reasonable human.” It was produced, written and performed by Harley before being mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Eric J Dubowsky.
Sun Sap: Hanging Hearts
Sun Sap’s video for Hanging Hearts was animated by friend, Mon Lou Bed. It’s a “flip book style animation, taking excerpts from her interpretation of the song mixed with her imagination running wild,” explains Aaron Diaz. The 6-piece band is featured at the top of this story.
The Pink Tiles: For Tomorrow
For lovers of garage-pop, The Pink Tiles is a clever clash of snarling riffs and 60s pop sweetness. Their new single “For Tomorrow” is taken from their sophomore album, #1 Fan out March 24.
Anoche is the second song from Venezuela-born, London-based Arca‘s self-titled third album, out on 7 April. The accompanying video comes from longtime visual collaborator Jesse Kanda, continuing the pair’s inimitable creative partnership.
Gabriella Cohen: Beaches
While working on her second album in country Victoria, Gabriella Cohen recently signed to Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks, sealing a worldwide deal excluding Australia and New Zealand, where she will remain on Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
Cohen will soon embark on an international adventure which will take her to the US and then to Europe. Before that though, the artist will bid farewell to Australia with a run of shows in Melbourne, Sydney & Tasmania. See the full listing below.
Gabriella Cohen Upcoming Live Shows
- 26/02 The Curtin Hotel, Melbourne with Big Thief
- 28/02 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne with Big Thief
- 1/03 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney with Big Thief
- 2/03 – Melbourne Zoo with The Living End
- 3/03 – Melbourne Zoo with The Living End
- 4/3 – Taronga Zoo with The Living End
- 5/3 Taronga Zoo with the Living End
- 10/03 – (Final Headline Show) The Toff, Melbourne
- 11/03 – A Festival Called Panama, Golconda, Tasmania
^ – w/ Foxygen
- 3/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
- 3/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
- 3/23 – New York, NY @ Berlin
- 3/25 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
- 3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
- 3/28 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House ^
- 3/30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^
- 3/31 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre ^
- 4/01 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
- 4/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
- 4/04 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
- 4/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room ^
- 4/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
- 4/08- Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre ^
- 4/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Theatre ^
- 4/13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
- 4/14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
- 4/15 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
- 4/17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^
- 4/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^
- 4/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ^
- 4/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
- 4/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
UK / EU TOUR
- 8/05 – 20/05 – The Great Escape, Brighton UK
- 26/05 – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
- 29/06 – Vida Festival, Barcelona, Spain
- 31/08 – End Of The Road Festival, Tollard Royal, UK
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