February 2013 archive

Nova and The Experience – Dragonflies and Waterfalls


Nova and The Experience and a bubbly indie pop band out of Sydney whose latest release ‘Dragonflies and Waterfalls’ is nothing short of addictive indie bliss.

‘Dragonflies and Waterfalls’ entirely lives up to its dreamy title, being a delicate slow brooding tune of the highest order. ‘Dragonflies and Waterfalls’ reminds me a little of The White Stripes and in particular their track ‘We Are Going To Be Friends’, in the way both have this aptitude of cuteness and bouncy musical charm to them. The interchanging male/female vocals really strike a good chord and help lift this track into the top echelon of music released on Triple J Unearthed this year. Needless to say, another good tune (second release ‘Explorers’ is on its way) and these guys could be early challengers to be formally ‘Unearthed’ this year – here’s to hoping.

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Big Scary – Phil Collins


Melbourne’s favourite indie rock duo, Big Scary, have returned with their new single ‘Phil Collins‘ from their impending debut LP ‘Not Art‘.

Big Scary have gained a reputation for makign music that is so tender, delicate and soft on the ears, it is hard not to develop a little bit of affection for Tom and Jo. ‘Phil Collins’ is no exception to this rule, and uses a great mix of slow brooding guitars, poignant vocals and deep timpanic drumming that should provide some inference as to where the song gets its name. Its the kind of music that you can sit down and listen to for hours, particularly on a rainy day. In many ways you could imagine ‘Phil Collins’ sitting right on the Winter or Autumn EPs Big Scary previously released, but I’m pretty excited for a full length album.

Bring on ‘Not Art’!!!

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Lee’ Mon – Genetics


Hailing from Albury is the enigmatic band known as Lee’ Mon who have just released their new track ‘Genetics‘.

Lee’ Mon gained a bit of attention last year with the spine tingling tune ‘Albury’, which you may remember was accompanied by a music video with some equally haunting evil clowns. Nonetheless, it is clear that Lee’ Mon have undergone a solid diversification in their sound. ‘Genetics’ is not spine tingling at all, gone are the delicate high pitched keys and crisp vocals and instead we have a solid rock number dominated by raw plucky baselines, chanting vocals and some very cheesy Cha, Cha, Cha’s. I love the plethora of rambunctious beats, made from everything to conventional drums, hand claps and even using the vocals. Add the fine guitar solo at around the 1 min 25s mark and it is hard to not love ‘Genetics’ – it’s very  easy to hit the replay button.

With Lee’ Mon hopeful of having a debut album out this year, keep your eyes and ears on alert because I think it might be something special.

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Flume – Infinity Prism Tour


After a scorching start to his career, including 5 entries into the hottest 100, Flume is set to embark on his largest tour to date. Featuring a host of headline shows supported by the equally awesome Chet Faker, Flume is also smashing the festival circuit with Groovin’ The Moo, Breath of Life Festival and Golden Plains Festival. Also cool to note, is that a number of the headline shows are all ages, allowing everyone to get in on the action.

Headline Tour Dates

Tuesday 30 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (all ages)

Thursday 2 May – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (all ages)

Tuesday 7 May – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD (all ages)

Wednesday 8 May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (all ages)

Sunday 12 May – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)

Festival Dates

Saturday 9 March – Golden Plains, Meredith VIC

Sunday 10 March – Breath of Life Festival, Launceston TAS

Saturday 27 April – Groovin the Moo, Maitland NSW

Sunday 28 April – Groovin the Moo, Canberra ACT

Saturday 4 May – Groovin the Moo, Bendigo VIC

Sunday 5 May – Groovin the Moo, Townsville QLD

Saturday 11 May – Groovin the Moo, Bunbury WA

Onsale:  10am, Friday 1 March

Tix from flumemusic.com 

Vydamo – ‘Gonna Make It’ Tour


Vydamo headed up by Art vs Science‘s Jim Finn are hitting the road with their ‘Gonna Make It’ Tour after the scorching popularity of their song with the same name. Be sure not to miss Vydamo’s first official tour, especially considering Jim is heading back to spend time with Art Vs Science as they approach a new album.

Tour Dates

Fri 19th April - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Sat 20th April - The Toff, Melbourne

Sat 27th April - Alhambra, Brisbane

Tickets from vydamo.com

Elisabeth Rose – ‘Give In’ Tour

Elisabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose is hitting the road as part of her ‘Give In’ tour this March. Hitting the East Coast with a host of yet unnamed special guests (denoted by *)  and for the Sydney show Triple J Unearthed winners, the highly touted Olympic Ayres and rising act Polographia.

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