Brisbane indie dance duo Yale have released a pretty cool new tune called ‘No One Else Knows‘.
Having done the rounds on the local circuit, received plenty of airplay and released several top notch tracks, its only a matter of time til Yale take Australia fully by storm. The good news is that ‘No One Else Knows’ could well help them do that, being the best electro-funk tune that I have heard recently. Sounding a little Daft-Punkish in beats, the distinct funk style to ‘No One Else Knows’ makes it simply irresistible on almost anybody’s ears, and is bound to have you cutting in a groove down the hallway each time it comes on. Epic stuff from a highly touted Brisbane duo.
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.
Being big supporters of U18s music in Australia we are so excited to announce the line-up for Brisbane’s first major U18′s music festival ‘Live It Up’.
Being staged at the RNA Showgrounds on April 13th the first announcement of the line-up features something for everyone with The Amity Affliction, Pez, The Getaway Plan, Chance Waters, Pigeon and MESSRS all playing.
Local promoter and Live It Up founder Zanda Strofield echoed our views describing Live It Up Festival as “for young people who want to hear some of Australia’s most exciting young acts in a cool environment where they can hang out with their friends and it’s all about the music.”
With U18s in mind, tickets are also on the cheaper side, compared to most festivals, being just $37 per person for the earlybird offers (More info here). So check out the website and keep your eyes posted for more details and second line-up announcements.
I stumbled across Fushia after a recommendation from a friend, and what a good little tip that was, with the Brisbane boys producing one hell of an EP in ‘Open Invite‘.
The EP dropped way back in March, so whilst not new, it’s of such epicness that we thought it we would share it with you.
The six-track EP opens up with the slower, almost Coldplay-esque ‘Nocturnal’, which eventually quickens into a belting indie rock track. From there the EP just keeps the energy flowing with six more fun and soaring indie anthems.
My two favourite tracks have to be ‘Mood Swing’ and ‘Brunswick St’. Mood Swing is a smashing tune. From the catchy as anything keys at the onset, the soft screeching guitar riffs, all the way to the strut worthy beats, this track rocks. It has you jiving and playing air guitar all the way through. So catchy, just super fine indie rock.
The well received Triple J played, ‘Brunswick St‘, is a much more intense affair compared to the other tracks on the EP. Its impossible to stand still to, and rocks your pants off with its energetic, high tempo beat and cascading guitar. It is also really nice to see a song written about Brisbane and Australia in general, with so many finding it easier to write about London, LA and New York than their hometown city.
Fushia have put together a collection of six pumping dance-able indie anthems. With two EPs under their belt, plenty of performing experience, and a wealth of potential, expect big things to come from this infectious indie outfit!
Kingfisha are sweet five piece from Brisbane, whose track ‘Looking Glass’ is bringing out the reggae on behalf of Australia.
‘Looking Glass’ is the first reggae I have heard from Australia, and as far as I’m concerned Kingfisha nailed it. It legitimately sounds like it has been plucked from a smoky, rum stained bar in Jamaica, and somehow made its way to Brisbane. It has that iconic reggae bounce and the swagger to match. I love the beats, the near spoken vocals and just the difference of sound Kingfisha have provided us. It is definitely something different, and cool in epic proportions.
Watch out for these guys to get a lot more attention over the rest of 2012.
Unless you have been hiding in your kitchen cupboard it would be nigh on impossible not to have heard how awesome the line-up for Parklife Festival is in 2012, with the Presets, Justice, Passion Pit, Plan B and Nero among the biggest bands set to make an appearance (You can see the full line-up here).
But given our love of Australian music, we thought we should perhaps draw your attention to the impressive contingent of lesser known local acts set to bless the stages of the festival this year. So starting in the next couple of days keep your eyes open for some articles covering the Aussie bands and DJs set to perform at this years Parklife. Check out the list below and get set for what is fast becoming one of the most hyped Australian music festivals of 2012.
Aussie Bands Playing Parklife
Kyro and Bomber
Oakes and Lennox
The Mane Thing