Saturday, December 16, 2017
Words: Sam Geary
Swathes of dreamy experimental electronica-gaze avail the senses on this upcoming single by London outfit TAYNE.
Released on January 9 2018, 'Sacrifice' is the lead cut off their debut EP 'Breathe', which follows later next year.
Created by Matthew Sutton, their music - described as "industrial synthpop" - is driven by atmospheric vocals, punishing guitars, and layers of pulsing electronics.
TAYNE play a single launch show at Camden's Lock Tavern, London on January 10 2018.
Wednesday night (December 13) saw Chvrches perform their first live show in a year at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre for a special Christmas Holiday Variety Show. While frontwoman Lauren Mayberry and synth player Martin Doherty held the fort, bandmate Iain Cook was not in attendance.
The Scottish synthpop trio have spent the last months busy on the follow-up to their second album ‘Every Open Eye‘ with Greg Kurstin.
At the event, Mayberry and Doherty performef covers of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’, and Cyndi Lauper's classic, ‘Time After Time’. They also included a version of their own ‘The Mother We Share’.
Watch the fan filmed footage above.
Little Indie casts its ears and eyes over more of the latest sounds to emerge recently from Down Under.
THIS PALE FIRE - CURSE
Latest stripped back single from Auckland, NZ songwriter Corban Koschak, taken from his December 1 released (via Tone Tonic) debut album, 'Alchemy'. Gentle and affecting, heartfelt lyrics and Koschak’s emotive delivery.
DUAL - STUCK
Another cracker from Auckland, via two-piece Jamie Pyne and Maurice Miller, who drop this upbeat new single. The follow up to ‘Doze', you'll want to hear this more than once. Driving power-pop with a touch of alt-rock, propulsive beats and an infectious guitar line.
DELUSO - DON'T LOOK
After making their debut earlier this year, Brisbane's alt-punk pop trio unveiled this new single on December 1. Borrowing sonic elements from pop punk heroes of the late 2000's and adding the rough and tumble twang of frontman Era Brightwell's vocals, they capture the the energy and anxiety of being young and uncertain.
EARTH TONGUE - PENTAGRAM ON THE MOON
Wellington, NZ psychedelic duo - vocalist/guitarist Gussie Larkin (Mermaidens) and Ezra Simons, drums, vocals have dropped their latest single, after last year's 'Portable Shrine' EP. A heavy slice of witchy fuzz.
SUN SAP - WALKING OUT THE DOOR
Rock 'n' soul follow up single to debut 'Miss Behind' by the New South Wales garage rock sextet. Taken from their forthcoming EP 'Sometimes, Always, Never, Maybe', out February 2 2018. Psych surf vibes, rhythm-soaked guitars and vocal appeal.
JAKE HATCH - SLEEPING WITH THE TIDE
Lead single from the Perth-based singer/acoustic guitarist's debut album, 'It's The Life', out December 20. Upbeat and catchy with a stompbox addition. You'll be singing along to the title line on first listen.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Credit: Tom Mannion
Words: Izzy B
Released December 1 via Healthy Tapes, 'Somebody Else' comes from the six-track cassette EP 'Leave Love' by Melbourne-via-Perth all-girl outfit, Dianas.
This lead single of dreamy, retro fuzz with infectious vocal harmonies from the alt-surf rock trio - Caitlin Moloney, Nathalie Pavlovic and Anetta Nevin - is there minutes of swoonsome melodies. Their EP has sold out its first pressing, with a second run on the way. Check out the rest of the tracks and you see why.
15 Rad Wollongong, New South Wales
16 Frank's Wild Years Thirroul, New South Wales w/Spike Vincent (3pm)
16 Union Hotel Newtown, New South Wales (8pm)
27 Badlands Bar Perth, Western Australia
Words: Alison Mack
For fans of The 1975, Christmas came early today when the band dropped a surprise new live album. Their Mercury-nominated second full-length - 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' - was released last year.
The full 24 tracks on 'DH00278’ - seemingly a catalogue number on the Dirty Hit label - can be streamed above. The recordings come from The 1975's London shows at the O2 Arena in December 2016; the video, below, was put online on Christmas Day last year.
Set to take place on May 12 2018, CloseUp Festival has announced its first names for the event.
The one-day festival will will include some of the UK's biggest emerging indie/electronic artists, and takes place at London"s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen across two stages: the 300 capacity main stage, and a new 120 capacity electronic stage.
First artists to be revealed:
Little Cub, CHILDCARE, FOURS, Arcade Hearts, Dextric and Little Indie favourites, SPINN. Check out their latest single - and a previous Track Of The Day - 'She Takes Her Time' here.
The second wave of artists will be out in January, with the third announcement in March.