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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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE - THE HAUNTED



It's finally here! - the video for Northeast Party House latest single, The Haunted

It's the first taste off the bands debut album, Any Given Weekend, out May 16th. Described as an ode to partying – the good, the bad and the ugly – the band members share their gloriously shambolic ride into adulthood.

                                        Click below to check out the clip!

To celebrate the release of ‘Any Given Weekend’, Northeast Party House is hitting the road for an east coast tour. 

'Any Given Weekend' Tour

Tickets on sale on now

Thu 19 Jun - Jive, Adelaide, SA
tickets via moshtix
Fri 20 Jun - Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
tickets via oztix
Sat 21 Jun - Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
tickets via cornerhotel
Wed 25 Jun - Beach Road Hotel, Bondi, NSW
free entry
Thu 26 Jun - Rad, Wollongong, NSW
tickets via oztix
Fri 27 Jun - Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
tickets via Moshtix
Sat 28 Jun - Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
tickets via 
newtownsocialclub
Sun 29 Jun - The Lair, Sydney, NSW *All Ages
tickets via metrotheatre.com.au
Wed 02 Jul - Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
free entry
Thu 03 Jul - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
tickets via moshtix
Fri 04 Jul - Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
tickets via oztix
Sat 05 Jul - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
tickets via oztix

 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

BALL PARK MUSIC TO PLAY AT SPLENDOUR 2014!!!


Following on from their debut #2 spot on the ARIA chart for third album 'Puddinghead', Stop Start darlings Ball Park Music are set to play the first day of infamous Australian music festival, Splendour In the Grass 2014. The festival begins on July 25 and wraps up on July 27 and will once again return to the festival's new site in North Byron Parklands, NSW. The only way is up for these guys!!