Thursday, 7 May 2015

HIGH-TAILS NEW 2015 SINGLE “INFORMATION” - ANNOUNCE LAUNCH DATES


"The world is black and white. The sky is green."

Saddle up! Sydney's pinpoint guitar-popsters High-tails are thrilled to inform you they're hitting the road to launch their new 2015 single "Information". The foursome will play two special headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in late June.

"Information" premiered on Gold Flake Paint [UK] who hailed it as "a loose-limbed guitar strut", while triple j's Zan Rowe raved "such a great song ... it builds and builds and builds!” Frontman Nicholas Griffith says "It grew out of a dance rhythm we were jamming and has become our favourite thing to play in front of a crowd. We've been finishing our live shows with this with this track and afterwards people have been coming up smiling, saying 'That's the one! That's the banger!'". The song's "torturous" film clip has also just landed via themusic.com.au.

The single comes on the heels of some busy national touring for the band - they played a 10-date run supporting Brisbane crooners Millions in November/December, and more recently were handpicked by likely London lad Jamie T to open his sold-out East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

"Information" is High-tails' first fresh material since their debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", which was released in October. It featured bona fide smash "Bending Over Backwards" which Aussie Playlist frothed "gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)", and came in as the 29th most-played song on triple j last year. Its follow-up "Terrible Day" saw Happy proclaim "(they're) a band who set the bar higher each time ... every element of the song is too good to not get a mention in being f*cking brilliant". Both songs' heavy rotation also saw High-tails rank as 9th most-played artist on triple j Unearthed in 2014.

Throughout 2014, High-tails played further gigs across Australia supporting The HolidaysNortheast Party HouseMajor LeaguesLoon LakeThe Cairos and more. They also completed festival slots at Sounds Of The SuburbsBlurst Of TimesYours & Owls' 4th Birthday and Sydney Fringe. A recent AU Review report said of the bands live show "their enthusiasm and energy [is] intoxicating". "Information" is out digitally noW.

Watch the video for ‘Information’ HERE.

High-tails ~ "Information" Single Launches

MELBOURNE ~ Fri 19th June
Black Night Crash at Ding Dong Lounge
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail on the door.

SYDNEY ~ Thurs 25th June
Newtown Social Club
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail via http://newtownsocialclub.com/

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE – DOUBLE DARTS TOUR AND ANY GIVEN WEEKEND DOCUMENTARY.


Northeast Party House are giving one last victory lap to their debut album Any Given Weekend with the Double Darts Tour this Autumn. Widely regarded as a Falls Festival highlight and off the back of a sold out Kick Ons tour last September, this tour will see them play 13 national shows including two all ages gigs and performances on the West Coast. Sydney buzz band Food Court will be blasting their lo-fi garage rock as they support Northeast Party House on their biggest headline tour yet. The Double Darts tour will be the last string of shows they play before bunkering down to write material for their sophomore album. Presented by Select Music & Stop Start- All show info HERE.


The 5 piece have also released a short film that documents the period of touring over  last years new year period. With footage of the windy roads preceding the Lorne venue of Falls, the enormous crowds that they were greeted by, and the many, many, many beers that were consumed along the way. Not hiding their love for a party, this is an exposition into the lives of a mid-20’s band on a whirlwind tour of the country that just keeps getting bigger and better. Watch the doc below!



Monday, 9 March 2015

SPEEDY ORTIZ RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM, 'FOIL DEER' - LEAD WITH SINGLE 'RAISING THE SKATE'


Speedy Ortizs second album — 'Foil Deer', leads with the release of single 'Raising The Skate' and comes out on April 24, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis’s post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band’s essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone’s vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) 

Attention came swiftly following Speedy Ortiz’s 2012 Sports EP on the Boston-centric label Exploding In Sound, and with good reason. Massachusetts-based songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ knotty, lyrically dense songs were fully realized by her bandmates, with intricate guitar lines crisscrossing over Darl Ferm’s fluid bass and Mike Falcone’s precisely executed drumming in a way that was simultaneously catchy and jarring. After the success of its 2013 Best New Music-honored debut full-length Major Arcana, the band formalized its assault through a year and a half of relentless touring with bands in whose brainy-slash-brawny legacies it followed—among them Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ex Hex, and The Breeders. In 2014, the band added guitarist Devin McKnight of the Boston-based post-punk group Grass Is Green, whose guitar parts both match and challenge Dupuis’.

Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk’s restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston’s teeming basements alongside the city’s next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock’s most exciting outfits.


SPEEDY ORTIZ |LP “FOIL DEAR” FEATURING ‘RAISING THE SKATES’ | OUT BOTH PHYSICALLY + DIGITALLY THROUGH STOP START APRIL 24TH 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

BALL PARK MUSIC PERFORM WITH DAVE FAULKNER OF THE HOODOO GURUS


2015 saw Australian radio station, triple j, turn the big 4-0 and to celebrate they hosted a huge concert in Sydney's The Domain featuring performances from a number of Australia’s most treasured musicians. 

Collaborations were a huge part of the Beat The Drum performances. Stop Start darlings, Ball Park Music kicked off the day with an amazing original set, as well as an unforgettable rendition of Hoodoo Gurus’ 1985 classic ‘Like Wow – Wipeout’, complete with a helping hand from Gurus frontman himself, Dave Faulkner. 

Check out the footage below!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

BRISBANE MILLIONS ‘FOR YOUR LEISURE AND PLEASURE TOUR’ SUPPORTED BY TRIPLE J


Brisbane four piece, Millions are hitting the road again on their ‘For Your Leisure & Pleasure' Tour.The band is bringing the swoonsome pop back to the stage nationally in November / December.

Performing songs from their debut album, “Max Relax”, titled as guitarist Ted Tilbrook says, "After the colloquial term for what we all say we do with our lives outside of the band.” The album is spearheaded by juicy first single "Clementine" – check out the video here.

"Max Relax" is an album crafted by music lovers, for music lovers - from the speeding-up trippiness of "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.

Fresh from completing a national run with label mates, Ball Park Music, and further with triple j confirmed as tour partner, Millions are ready and raring to headline their own shows across Australia. 

Supporting is Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails, who recently unveiled their debut EP ‘Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To’. The band, comprised of four childhood friends from Wagga, has been receiving love from radio and blogs alike. Aussie Playlist frothed "This song gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)" and The Music Network confirmed "it shows these guys are no one-trick ponies".

Triple j, Select Music & Stop Start present
MILLIONS FOR YOUR LEISURE & PLEASURE TOUR
(with special guests High-tails)

FRI 21 NOV – PIRIE SOCIAL CLUB, ADELAIDE
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 22 NOV – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets avail from: www.northcotesocialclub.com

SUN 23 NOV – GASOMETER, MELBOURNE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

WED 26 NOV – BEACH ROAD HOTEL, BONDI
Free Entry

THU 27 NOV – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 28 NOV – RAD, WOLLONGONG
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 29 NOV – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
Tickets avail from: www.newtownsocialclub.com

FRI 05 DEC – BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 06 DEC – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SUN 07 DEC – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 12 DEC – COSMIC DOLPHIN @ ELSEWHERE, GOLD COAST
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SUN 14 DEC – THE LAIR, SYDNEY (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.metrotheatre.com.au

MILLIONS | DEBUT ALBUM “MAX RELAX” IS OUT NOW!