Friday, 29 August 2014

Sydney's High-tails drop new single, sign to Stop Start and announce their debut EP!



Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails today unveil their new single "Terrible Day". It follows on from previous smash "Bending Over Backwards" and is another taste of the band's debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", which we are proud to announce will be released on 3rd October.

The band is the newest signing for Stop Start, joining top-notch home-grown alumni Ball Park Music, Millions, Northeast Party House and others. Label head Andy Bryan says "It’s always about good songs and when I heard 'Bending Over Backwards' I was immediately taken with this band.’Terrible Day' only further cemented my interest. The material they’re writing shows huge potential and we are very excited to be working with them. Another great Aussie band in the making.”

High-tails is comprised of four childhood friends from Wagga who all moved to the big smoke for varying reasons, but found themselves drawn back together through a shared love of creating chiming pop music. They dropped their debut song a little under twelve months ago with "Maps" - a sunburst shot of economical pop that channelled the boys' beloved favourites The Go-Betweens, it had Two Thousand praising its "dreamy layered guitar melodies and a chorus to emote nostalgic Australian film scenes" while triple j Unearthed's Dave Ruby Howe proclaimed it "The Song Of The Summer".

In tandem with these releases High-tails have played gigs across the country supporting Northeast Party House, The Holidays, Major Leagues, Loon Lake, The Cairos and more. An enthusiastic Guardian review called the band's live show "impressively tight" and "a well-rounded set of slacker pop"

High-tails have slots at a range of East Coast festivals and special events in the next couple of months, as well as their own hometown EP launch at Goodgod Small Club in October. Show details below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES 

Sat 13th September ~ SYDNEY ~ Building Bridges For Refugees Fundraiser, Marrickville Bowling Club
with Dick Diver, Holy Balm, Day Ravies, The Ocean Party + more

Sun 28th September ~ SYDNEY ~ Sounds Of The Suburbs Festival, Cronulla
with The Beautiful Girls, Antwon, Tomorrow's Tulips, Wax Witches + more

Sat 4th October ~ WOLLONGONG ~ Yours & Owls' 4th Birthday Party, Stuart Park
with Sticky Fingers, Dune Rats, The Griswolds, Hockey Dad + more

Sat 11th October ~ SYDNEY ~ "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To" EP Launch at Goodgod Small Club
with special guests The Lulu Raes + Flowertruck
Pre-sales via Oztix

Sat 18th October ~ BRISBANE ~ The Blurst Of Times Festival, Fortitude Valley
with DZ Deathrays, Hard-Ons, Dick Diver, Blank Realm + more

Sun 19th October ~ GOLD COAST ~ Sounds Of Sunday, Broadbeach Tavern

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

STOP START UPCOMING 2014 TOURS!!

Wax Witches, the sci-fi-punk solo project of Bleeding Knees Club frontman Alex Wall, is psyched to announce an extensive Australian tour in support of his new album "Centre Of Your Universe".


It's Wall's first run of shows back home since he relocated to Brooklyn nearly 12 months ago, and will include a slew of supports for Melbourne's funtime mob Northeast Party House as well as a slot at BIGSOUND in Brisbane. 

Northeast Party House, have built a cult following thanks to their electrifying live shows and songs combining the heady exhilaration of dance music with pop hooks and a rock backbone. They'll be bringing the party back to the stage nationally in September / October.


 
WAX WITCHES ~ 'CENTRE OF YOUR UNIVERSE'/ NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE 'KICK ONS' AUSTRALIAN TOURS

Thurs 11th Sept ~ BRISBANE Rics Bar for BIGSOUND Live, Fortitude Valley (Wax Witches)
TIX HERE

Fri 12th Sept ~ GOLD COAST Elsewhere, Surfers Paradise (Wax Witches w/- Step-Panther + White Lodge)

Sat 13th Sept ~ SYDNEY Wasted Years at Q Bar, Darlinghurst (Wax Witches)

Thurs 18th Sept ~ MELBOURNE Shebeen (Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches)
TIX HERE

Fri 19th Sept ~ MELBOURNE Ding Dong Lounge 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches)
TIX HERE

Sat 20th Sept ~ MELBOURNE Northcote Social Club 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches) *SOLD OUT*

Sun 21st Sept ~ MELBOURNE The Gasometer, Collingwood 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches)(U18's - 2:30pm)
TIX HERE

Sun 21st Sept ~ MELBOURNE The Gasometer, Collingwood 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches) 
(18+ - 7:30pm)
TIX HERE

Wed 24th Sept ~ SYDNEY Beach Road Hotel, Bondi (Wax Witches)

Thurs 25th Sept ~ SYDNEY Hotel Steyne, Manly 
(Wax Witches)

Sat 27th Sept ~ WOLLONGONG Rad 
(Wax Witches)

Sun 28th Sept ~ SYDNEY Sounds Of The Suburbs Festival, Cronulla 
(Wax Witches)

Fri 3rd Oct ~ SYDNEY GoodGod Small Club 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches) 
TIX HERE

Sat 4th Oct ~ BRISBANE Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley 
(Northeast Party House supported by Wax Witches) 
TIX HERE

Sun 5th Oct ~ GOLD COAST Sounds Of Sunday, Broadbeach 
(Wax Witches)

Fri 10th Oct ~ MELBOURNE Cherry Bar 
(Wax Witches)

Sat 11th Oct ~ ADELAIDE Uni Bar 
(Northeast Party House + Crooked Colours supported by Wax Witches)
TIX HERE





Friday, 18 July 2014

Brisbane Millions Release First Single Off Debut Album + Announce Tour


"Clementine"- is the eagerly-awaited new single from Brisbane's swoonsome crooners Millions. It's the first taste of the Queensland foursome's forthcoming debut album "Max Relax", out August 15th.

Since their introductory 2012 EP's "Nine Lives, Six Degrees" and "Cruel", it's been a case of constant writing and re-writing, jamming and tweaking the songs for their eagerly-awaited debut album. The band have road-tested and refined their tunes on national tours with San Cisco, Peace and The Jungle Giants.

Millions decamped to London in late 2013 to craft the record they'd spent so long working towards and dreaming about. To get the album in shape, they enlisted UK legend Glenn Tilbrook as producer. Not only a founder of 1980's Brit hitmakers Squeeze ("Cool For Cats, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Up The Junction") but also the father of Millions' guitarist Ted and drummer Louis, Glenn and the band spent six weeks tracking and mixing at his own 45RPM Studios in Greenwich. With a treasure-trove of musical instruments at their disposal, Millions managed to augment their set-up - with organ, vibraphone, omnichord and even an electric sitar all sneaking their way onto the recordings. They also found time to sneak out of the studio for a few select UK gigs, including a dream-come-true support slot for Babyshambles.

"Max Relax" is an album crafted by music lovers, for music lovers - from the speeding-up trippiness of opener "Writing On The Wall", down to the last drop of clifftop guitar histrionics on closing track "Good Things Never Last". And all the while, its sonic lushness is augmented by Dom's confessional lyrics of heart-on-sleeve doubts and desires, of love longed-for and lost.

Watch the video for single "Clementine" HERE!

The band are now ready and raring to take their debut album to stages across Australia. They'll be hitting the road in September on a national run with labelmates Ball Park Music, and also have some special shows of their own announced last week. 

MILLIONS MAX RELAX LAUNCH SHOWS


Thursday, 10 July 2014

New Wax Witches 'Centre Of Your Universe' OUT NOW!!


"Come along to the Centre Of The Universe. There is only room in outer space for two of us. Hold my hand and we'll fly into the sun."

"Centre Of Your Universe" is the new 2014 album from Wax Witches, the solo project of Bleeding Knees Club frontman Alex Wall.
 
Wax Witches’ first release, 2013's "Celebrity Beatings" was born out of a particular set of circumstances - bored at home alone between Bleeding Knees Club tours, Wall taught himself to record and came up with a collection of bratty lo-fi songs that reflected his formative influences of Cali punks The Descendents and Black Flag. Touted as a side project, Celebrity Beatings surpassed expectations after receiving support from national broadcaster triple j and community radio alike, alongside a US release via LA based label Burger Records, home to releases by The Black Lips, Ty Segall and OFF!
 
Mixed by Berkfinger (Feelings and Philadelphia Grand Jury) at his Golden Retriever studio in Berlin, and mastered by Dan Walker (The Death Set) in New York, the 11 songs on "Centre Of Your Universe" reel in a wider set of reference points.
 
Lyrically, “Centre Of Your Universe” touches on typical twentysomething concerns of  awkwardness (“Social Introvert”) and celebrity worship culture (“I’m Not Your Idol So I Shouldn’t Be Yours”, sung by Wall’s teenage sister Grace), but it also examines rock’s mythical death club (“Twenty Seven”) as well as including joyous odes to sun and beer (“Summer Suckers”) and burritos and Xbox (“Head Shave”).

Stream the album HERE

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

BALL PARK MUSIC ANNOUNCE THE 'TRIPPIN' THE LIGHT FANTASTIC TOUR' FOR SEPTEMBER!


Brisbane's Ball Park Music have announced a national tour for the second half of the year! The 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic Tour', aptly named after their latest single, will see the band providing a live show experience to fans unlike any other.

 'Australia's favourite band' will be appearing - without visual aids - as 'moving, 3D objects'. Fans will also bear witness to a killer lighting show on top of what is sure to be a memorable BPM live experience. Millions and Pluto Jonze will be accompanying the Puddinghead purveyors on the September-November run, making this tour even more desirable!

“Genius pop, great playing, bring on the hooks.” triple j

“Ball Park Music’s two-­‐year trail of buoyant, elaborate, intelligent pop shows no sign of exhaustion here.”
Rolling Stone

“I was asked a fair comment during this show… “How can anyone be at this gig and not be happy?”” 
Sydney Morning Herald

Check out the latest video HERE
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