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Dali and the Paper Band – Island EP and Tour

Dali and the Paper Band are a Hobart based trio, who capture audiences with intriguing originals and improvisations.

After playing many show’s around Australia and abroad, they decided it was time to hibernate in the studio and craft some magic again. Many long days passed, and finally a new EP titled ‘Island’ was born.The EP contains an eclectic mix of Indie, Dance, and Hip-Hop sounds. It was recorded on Bruny Island, in Tasmania, where many of the songs were also written. The songs were finished and mastered by Damien Gerard Studios, in Sydney.

The first indie-dance style track, ‘Too Good To Be Good’, and the final song, ‘Move On’, which draws upon hip-hop, jazz and funk, both reflect upon the hedonism of youth.

‘Heartless’, which was recently released as a single, was inspired by the documentary ‘The Cove’, is about the slaughtering of dolphins in Japan.
The third and title track ‘Island’, was written by Dali about his childhood and the nomadic lifestyle his mother preferred, whilst ‘Insane Train’ is a brief story about a memorable train journey

The band will tour the east Coast and Tasmania throughout April to support the release – see dates below

April 4th // Adventure Bay Hall Bruny Island
April 10th // The Royal Oak Launceston
April 11th // The Homestead Hobart
April 16th // The Tree House Byron Bay
April 17th // Rics Bar Brisbane
April 22nd // Valve bar Sydney

The EP was released on the 27th Of March through FOG/MGM  to cinched with the Tour.

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Will you Remember me – A Tribute to Ted Mulry

 

RELEASE DATE 20TH MARCH 2015

After the albums release on Friday the Tribute has just been set for AOTW on Brisbane Starting today

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Tony Romeril and Various Artists “Will You Remember Me” – A Tribute to Ted Mulry Songwriter.

Tony Romeril, the former lead singer of 70s hit Aussie band Autumn, is soon to release a new music project to honor the final work of Ted Mulry.

Born in Oldham, England, Ted Mulry first came to the attention of the music industry when he was signed to the legendary Albert Productions.  He rose to fame as a solo singer/songwriter with his own composition, the pop ballad ‘Julia’, which made the Australian charts in 1970.

In 1972 he formed his own band, The Ted Mulry Gang, with guitarist Les Hall & drummer Herman Kovac.  The band released their first album ‘Here We Are’ in 1974.  Their first major hit, and the biggest of their career, was the 1975 single ‘Jump In My Car’ which spent 6 weeks at number one on the Australian singles charts.

As a close friend, Tony spent a lot of time with Ted during his final months.  Ted was much under rated as a songwriter and Tony believed that some of his best material was released on his last solo album ‘This Time’.

Tony has re-recorded and re-interpreted 8 songs from the ‘This Time’ CD, as well as including of ‘Julia’ and ‘Will You Remember Me’ (the album title track).  The recording sessions featured a mix of artists and singers from the 1970’s and 80’s such as Peter Cupples who knew and respected Ted and also some younger artists who loved his work and wanted to be part of this project.

The CD will be released on Autumn Records  and distributed through MGM Distributors.  10% of the profits from the sale of this CD will be donated to Support Act.

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Alex Bowen – The Book of Life EP and Tour

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Following his successful independent debut release in early 2013, Alex Bowen has been bunkered away in the hills of Byron Bay for 12 months to write and record his NEW SINGLE ‘THE BOOK OF LIFE(March 6 FOG/MGM)  now live on Itunes - and album to follow. The new upbeat record briefly continues the blues/country feel though it unveils a real pop/rock sensibility, with Alex once again proving his place internationally as a truly gifted singer/songwriter.Growing up in the Hunter Valley NSW, Alex began performing on various concert stages at the age of 14 supporting the likes of Paul Kelly, Richard Clapton and finding himself on a number of festival line-ups, quickly becoming a ‘must see performer’ with his powerful blues/rock infused guitar style and soulful voice.

11 years later, Alex at 25 has performed on some of the biggest festival stages in Australia and has sold out a number of headline tours throughout the country. 2015 will see this young musician releasing and launching his new album ‘Time To Talk’ worldwide.

The extensive National Tour Dates are below –
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Raglans land for Soundwave

Album Released : 13th February 2015

Irish indie-folk four-piece Raglanshave undergone a meteoric rise in popularity since their inception, going from a crowd pleasing, gig-opening favourite at Dublin’s Whelan’s hotspot to garnering widespread recognition across the UK. Now theyre coming to Australia to perform at Soundwave and release their debut album.

Saturday 21 February – Bonython Park, Adelaide

Sunday 22 February – Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne

Saturday 28 February – Olympic Park, Sydney

Sunday 1 March – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

This Dublin quartet are slowly but surely putting themselves on the radar. Raglans recently toured the UK supporting The Strypes, and theyve achieved some mainstream radio airplay. Their debut album is  jam-packed with feel-good tracks that will ensure you dont forget them in a hurry. Digging Holes kicks the album off superbly, showcasing the bands talent and likeability. This is exactly how we want to be lured into an album: with plenty of hooks and a bouncy, summery vibe. Thankfully, the fun doesnt stop there; the guys flaunt their ability to captivate in (Lady) Roll Back the Years and Before Tonight, head-bopping and foot-tapping anthems that will instantly lift your mood and have you daydreaming of summer.

‘Raglans’, as an LP,encompasses the grouped vocals of The Lumineers, the multi-instrumentalist efforts of Of Monsters And Men, whilst highlighting the substantial post-punk camaraderie circa The Libertines.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF NEW SINGLE, ‘WHITE LIGHTNING’  OUT NOW

 

Fiona May Bevan – The Sang Silent Night

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Fiona Bevan is an English singer/songwriter who is currently on tour with Busby

Marou around Australia. She is already established as a songwriter, she co-wrote Little Things

with Ed Sheeran, a 2012 No.1 single for One Direction plus has a song

on the 5 Seconds Of Summer album. While in Australia she has been writing with many local artists including Don Walker (Cold Chisel).

Fiona’s debut album

‘Talk To Strangers’

was released earlier this year, two singles

‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘Pirates & Diamonds’, the later stunning video now getting some play. Click here to view.

We decided to rush release ‘They Sang Silent Night’ after hearing this beautiful and relevant song. Simply put, it tells us of the Christmas ceasefire in World War 1 and how a little boy just wants his father back, how we all need to be with family instead of fighting wars.

Fiona is nearly at the end of her first Australian tour and we’ll be seeing her back soon with a new album, including many songs she wrote here.

Listen and/or download ‘They Sang Silent Night’

Click here to stream via Soundcloud

Click here to download WAV, AIF or MP3 (320kb)

Contact: PR Marshall Cullen marshall@damiengerard.net

Anything else Graeme Regan graeme@thegroovemerchants.com

Tel: 02 92838250

A chat with Arun Kendall from The Hadron Colliders

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  1. What inspired you to become a singer/writer/band? and who are your early influences.
    Songwriting has always been a great creative outlet, combining my love of the guitar and the sounds it makes with my love for poetry and writing in general. I was influenced at an early age by an older sister’s boyfriend who was an amazing guitarist and who taught me some basics on the guitar. I always found it hard to copy what other bands played, so I found it easier to make my own stuff up.
  1. Tell us a little about how you write, how do the songs come? What gets you going creatively?

I usually spend hours just noodling around on the guitar and eventually come up with a chord progression or sound that I like. From that, a melody develops and the lyrics flow from that.

  1. What is the first record you bought and why?
    The first record I ever bought was Bob Dylan and the Band’s live album “Before the Flood”. I had listened to my parents’ Bob Dylan collection but became obsessed by the song “Like A Rolling Stone” which they didn’t have, so this was the first album I came across which had that song on it and I bought it. I didn’t like the rest of the album though. The first albums I bought and loved were The Church’s ‘Unguarded Moment’, The Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and Simple Minds’s ‘Sister Feelings Call’.
  1. What current OZ acts inspire you? Ditto for international acts?

I am continually inspired by three more old school acts that are still around: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Underground Lovers and The Church. All three bands continue to produce innovative and exciting music. Another major inspiration is The Vines: Craig’s songwriting is incredible and they are so exciting live. There are a number of younger local acts that have impressed me too: Papa vs Pretty stand out (although unfortunately they disbanded earlier this year) and The Trouble With Templeton. Internationally, current bands that inspire me include The National and Johnny Marr.

  1. Tell us a little about your music and what a crowd can expect at a live show – Our music has been variously described as The Church meets Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, an element of Died Pretty, The Go-Betweens and even a bit Psychadelic Furs – a lot of architectural guitar sounds layered over a Hammond organ base and melodic bass. Melody plays an important part in our songs and lyrics are very important too. We love to play live and are of the view that every gig should be as entertaining and dynamic as possible. So we don’t just stand still playing in t-shirts and shorts.
  1. Favourite artists of all time?

The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Church, The Undergound Lovers, The Smiths, Joy Division, The National, Simple Minds, Died Pretty, The Go-Betweens, The Triffids, Pulp.

  1. Fave film? Fave Book? Fave place? Fave animal or pet?. And story if there is one
    Favourite Film: Bladerunner

Favourite Book: Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)

Favourite Place: Either New York or Tokyo

Favourite pets: Cats

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Heres a recent QnA Chat from the  UK Songstress  currently touring Australia opening for Busby Marou…Tour dates on previous posts

What inspired you to become a singer/writer/ and who are your early influences.?

I was always surrounded with books as a kid. Some of my ancestors were famous writers, like Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, and I always loved reading. I started writing poetry when I was about nine years old, and wrote my first song when I was fourteen. I started getting really interested in rock and pop as a teenager and was brought up on classical, jazz and Cole Porter, so I’ve always listened to a lot of different genres of music. When I was fifteen, I got into a band with some friends, taught myself bass and ended up writing, playing and singing with that band, gigging all over our local area and learning everything the long and hard way! I never went to music college but you learn a lot by immersing yourself in it, and surrounding yourself by crazy and amazing people and art.

Tell us a little about how you write, how do the songs come? What gets you going creatively?

I get inspired by strange and beautiful films, and all forms of art where someone is trying to do something truthful or new. There’s nothing stranger than real life, and all my songs are based on true stories, either from my life, people I know, or the world around us. I called my album ‘Talk To Strangers’ as I love chatting to people – they always end up telling you some fascinating story or secret. I always think I need lots of time and peace and quiet to write a song, but then sometimes a song comes along when you’re dancing in a club, waiting jetlagged in an airport or walking through a wood without a pen and paper – you can’t control when and where the song monster will strike! Ideally I sit at a piano or with a guitar, grab a pen and a dictophone, switch off my phone, and start improvising and allowing ideas to come.

Your bio mentions an interesting story tell us what went on there and more?

Ed Sheeran and I wrote a ballad called ‘Little Things’, full of true little details about people we know and love. It ended up being a number one for boy band One Direction, which was an unexpected and exciting turn of events! It was lovely working with Ed as he’s such a sweet person and a good mate – I’ve known him for a few years from the London gigging scene. It was amazing as it meant I could give up my job, become a full time songwriter, and go into the studio with brilliant producer Shawn Lee to make my album ‘Talk To Strangers’. It just shows how you never know what will happen next!

I used to work with Adam Ant for a while – he was an incredible mentor, and a very inspiring artist to be around. I learnt a lot from him, and he liked the way I played guitar, which rocked my world.

What is the first record you bought and why?

The first album I bought was “1977” by Ash – a pretty, messy, fuzzy, Britpop record full of teenage yearning! The first single I bought was soft, sweet harmony driven R&B by boy band Damage. The first albums that hit me hard though were ‘The Bends’ and ‘Ok Computer’ by Radiohead – I was so inspired by their inventive, unpredictable, genre-defying music.

What current aussie acts inspire you? Ditto for international acts?

I totally love Busby Marou who I’m supporting at the moment – my friend Ryan Keen introduced me to their beautiful bluesy country tinged folk music. It’s so exciting to be on the road with them over the next few weeks :)

5 Seconds Of Summer – these guys are brilliant! I wrote ‘Voodoo Doll’ with them and they’re very talented, funny and lovely guys – we had a lot of fun, and it’s exciting seeing them take over the world at the moment!

Matt Corby – He was under a lot of pressure to do something really pop, and he turned around and made the music he really wanted to make – subtle, beautiful, soulful and folky.

And I think Sia is amazing – she’s living the dream, doing lots of interesting collaborations and features and still getting the chance to make the music she wants to make.

Plus I always loved Silverchair and Nick Cave! It’s really exciting being in Australia – I love the music scene here…

Some amazing international artists I’ve been listening to lately:

I’ve been listening a lot to Anoushka Shankar as we did a show together at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London – she’s an incredible musician, very understated and beautiful. I also love her sister Norah Jones’ work, especially the latest album. I find Joanna Newsom really fresh and unpredictable, and I’ve also been listening to a lot of Adrian Younge, and Shawn Lee who produced my album.

Tell us a little about your music and what a crowd can expect at a live show – ?

I play fiery-sweet soulful, folky pop – ‘pop in disguise’. I sing and play guitar and ukelele at gigs – it’s acoustic music, but I love dropping in a heavy bluesy riff from time to time, like on my single ‘Rebel Without A Cause’. I’ll be playing that and other tracks from my album ‘Talk To Strangers’.

Favourite artists of all time?

Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix.

Fave film? Fave Book? Fave place? Fave animal or pet?. And story if there is one

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier is one of my all-time favourite books – I borrowed the idea to write my song ‘Exorcist’, about jealousy, love, obsession, and leaving the past behind.

I think Spinal Tap might be one of my favourite films – it’s just so silly and funny, and rings very true for anyone who’s ever been in a band. I also love strange and arty films, anything from Almodovar to Miranda July, Hitchcock to Wes Anderson. I get very inspired by films – my single ‘Rebel Without A Cause’ is all about teenage frustration and boredom and I just thought the James Dean title was perfect, so I stole it.

At home I’ve got a gorgeous big fat ginger cat called Louis – so I’m a bit biased but I think he’s my favourite animal. Whenever I’m working he comes and sits right on the keys of my laptop, or comes and sits next to me while I’m playing guitar and singing. He’s like a little dog and will always come to say hello to whoever’s writing in my studio with me, or when my band comes over to practise he goes to sleep inside the double bass case. He partly inspired my song ‘Slo Mo Tiger Glo’, about waking up covered in tiger stripes.

One of my favourite places is my Granny’s house in the countryside in England – she has lots of old books and paintings and a beautiful garden. At Christmas the British side of my family all get together there, with up to thirty people squeezed in for lunch. I love sitting with her, drinking tea and hearing all the latest gossip, or waking up there and hearing the most incredible bird song dawn chorus.

Fave food or drink and is there a story associated with that….?

Most of my songwriting and recording sessions are powered by strong black coffee! I think that’s why my music tends not to sit still, and usually has a strong groove.

You are backstage with Joanna Newsom, what do you say?

I’d love to go on tour with Joanna Newsom! I’d see if we could write a strange beautiful duet together… Also I’d ask if i could have a go on her harp! She probably wouldn’t let me.

Where do you see music heading?

I love the cross pollination across musical genres at the moment – fans can feel this too – I think people listen to loads of different types of music nowadays and are more open and less tribal. Everything has been shuffled and things are getting mixed up in an exciting way. It’s definitely the age of digital music, but I’m interested to see how this can be mixed up with analogue and organic sounds as I think people will never tire of expressive, human sounds. I think the future always contains a nod to the past.

What are your future plans for 2014

I’m touring all over Australia with Busby Marou until the end of November and then I’m back in the UK to write and record more tracks over Christmas time. Next year I’m planning more touring and festivals, and I definitely want to release some new material of my own, as well as keep writing for other bands and artists. Hopefully I’ll come back to Australia too – watch this space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Master Mix Red Hot + Arthur Russell

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MASTER MIX: RED HOT + ARTHUR RUSSELL

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4 stars

Avant-garde cellist/composer Arthur Russell has had more attention since dying prematurely in 1992 than he ever enjoyed alive whilst while flitting between off-kilter disco eruptions and bucolic drone music. Continuing to impress new listeners are the New Yorker’s beautifully understated melodies, gently restless spirit and wicked humour. Only Russell would name songs You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In, and Is It All Over My Face?  The latter is slinkily covered on this 26-song homage by British producer Blood Orange, who downplays the original’s sexual innuendo by merging it with the forlorn horns of Tower of Meaning. The fusion creates a fresh hybrid of Russell’s clubbing and classical sides in a classy slice of modern disco. Equally impressive and sympathetic to source material are Devendra Banhart and Sufjan Stevens who resurrect Russell’s woozy vocal style and sense of wonder. Similarly good: Hot Chip’s unstably groovy rethink and  Robyn who turns in a celebratory romp the Tom Tom Club would be proud of. – Paris Pompor

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/music-reviews-new-offerings-from-steve-hunter-karise-eden-mariza-and-arthur-russell-20141021-119j5l.html#ixzz3I3zgRPGQ

Master Mix embodies the genre-defying, experimental spirit that defined Russell’s work. Living in the East Village from the ‘70s until his untimely death in 1992 at age 40 from AIDS-related causes, Russell moved effortlessly between the city’s various music scenes, recording disco beats alongside Nicky Siano one night, and the next, crafting slow, haunting tracks in his apartment with his cello and idiosyncratic warbling voice. The New Yorker called his work “stranded between lands real and imagined: the street and the cornfield; the soft bohemian New York and the hard Studio 54 New York; the cheery bold strokes of pop and the liberating possibilities of abstract art.” Through his collaborations, he earned the admiration of artists like Allen Ginsberg, David Byrne and Philip Glass, who said of Russell’s music: “It does not submit to formula, but subverts the formula.” The record features 26 tracks by more than 20 artists, including Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, The Autumn Defense and Lonnie Holley, paying homage to Russell’s boundless creativity and wide-ranging work, which swerved from electronic dance to folk to classical and resulted in what NPR hails as “catchy and hypnotic records that were far ahead of their time.”

I was introduced to Arthur Russell’s music by the marvelous Paul Heck – of Red Hot and East Village Radio fame. I would sleep in his spare room when in New York and we would talk music. One day, back home in Melbourne Australia, Paul wrote to me outlining Red Hot’s intention to put together a compilation of recordings by artists, celebrating the music of Arthur Russell. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. 

The time signature changes in “Planted A Thought” is what initially drew me to this particular track. The guitar playing as well — but mostly I liked the loose psychedelic cello sections. The thing that speaks to me the most about Arthur Russell’s music is his lack of restraint. It’s pure expression, it’s a beautiful and complicated extension of his own being. Like the paintings of the great impressionists.
I’m thrilled to be a part on this project. On the same record as some of my favourite artists. Thanks Paul, thanks Red Hot and thank you Arthur Russell for the music. 
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“The acts involved are as diverse as russell’s work, which included heartbreaking acoustic/cello ballads and ahead-of-its-time dance music.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“It felt somewhat taboo to be messing with such sacrosanct materials… We recorded ”Losing My Taste For The Night Life” as our way of saying to everyone, ‘Listen to Arthur!’” – Devendra Banhart
“Its hard to improve on this classic from the late cult singer Arthur Russell, bit Brooklyn troubadour Stevens does it by adding in a few loopy electronic tricks while retaining the songs gorgeous intimacy.”  – Entertainment Weekly, on the Sufjan Stevens cover of “A Little Lost”
“Before his AIDS-related death in the early ‘90s, Russell moved through genre and style almost effortlessly, applying his whims and visions wherever he saw fit. The album is a reflection of that diverse trajectory, as captured by a fittingly diverse roster of musicians to pay tribute to Russell’s legacy.” – Paste Magazine
Track Listing
1. Jose Gonzalez – “This Is How We Walk On The Moon”
2. Lonnie Holley – “Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun (Interlude)”
3. Robyn – “Tell You”
4. Hot Chip – “Go Bang”
5. Sufjan Stevens – “A Little Lost”
6. Lonnie Holley – “In The Light Of The Miracle (Interlude)”
7. Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, Sam Amidon, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – “Keeping Up”
8. Liam Finn, Ernie Brooks & Peter Zummo – “This Love Is Crying”
9. Rubblebucket & Nitemoves – “Eli”
10. The Revival Hour – “Hiding Your Present from You”
11. Sam Amidon – “Lucky Cloud”
12. Devendra Banhart – “Losing My Taste For The Night Life”
13. Phosphorescent – “You Can Make Me Feel Bad”
14. Blood Orange – “Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning”
15. Scissor Sisters – “That’s Us/Wild Combination”
16. VEGA INTL. – “Arm Around You”
17. Oh Mercy – “Planted A Thought”
18. Lonnie Holley – “Hop On Down (Interlude)”
19. Cults – “Being It”
20. Richard Reed Parry – “Just A Blip”
21. Glen Hansard – “I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face”
22. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart”
23. The Autumn Defense – “Oh Fernanda Why”
24. Alexis Taylor – “Our Last Night Together”
25. Lonnie Holley – “The Deer In The Forest (Interlude)”
26. Redding Hunter – “Close My Eyes”