Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ball Park Music premieres brand new single "She Only Loves Me When I’m There” announces new album, and album tour.



It is said that all good things come in threes and today Ball Park Music made a triple announcement that is guaranteed to excite their fans: a new single “She Only Loves Me When I’m There”, a National album tour, and the release date for their third album ‘Puddinghead’.

‘Puddinghead’ will be released on Friday 4th April 2014 via Stop Start and Inertia. This new record is the follow up to their 2012 sophomore release, ‘Museum’.

For a taste of what’s to come with Ball Park Music, you can listen to the brand new single “She Only Loves Me When I’m There” here (Soundcloud) and watch a new teaser video for the single here (YouTube).


Unlike the band’s first two albums, which were penned and recorded in between a relentless touring schedule, 2013 provided the first opportunity for the band to write and record in a controlled environment. The result is ‘Puddinghead’, the band’s third album in 24 months, and without doubt their most accomplished to date.

They say the word “puddinghead” is a Shakespearean insult offered to “someone who manages to mess up even the most basic tasks…”

Determined to leave their own print, Ball Park Music opted to self-produce and take the recording of ‘Puddinghead’ into their own hands. Renting a dirt-cheap property in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, they endured the overwhelming heat of their 70s fibro shack, scooped the mud from the doorway, smashed in the broken door, cleaned away the rotten food and insects and recorded to the sweet backdrop of leaky taps, magpies and main roads. It was far from the comforts of a professional recording studio, but somehow it worked.

The first taste of the band’s new material is the lead single “She Only Loves Me When I’m There”. It’s also the opening track on the record and sets the tone for an album that celebrates their underdog leanings and rejoices in the love, loss and banalities of suburban Australian life. The track and album was mixed by Grammy nominated Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, Phoenix, Air, and M83).

This new and exciting chapter for Ball Park Music comes off the back of an incredible three years that's seen them secure two J Award album nominations for previous albums ‘Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs’ and ‘Museum’, a top 10 ARIA debut for ‘Museum’, numerous sold out headline tours alongside becoming one of Australia’s most loved festival bands via performances at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Southbound, Homebake and Big Day Out.

To celebrate the release of ‘Puddinghead’, Ball Park Music is hitting the road for a national tour. The tour will be supported by triple j and Spotify and they will be joined by special guests Papa vs Pretty, Holy Holy (NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC) and Jesse Davidson (TAS, WA, NT, SA).
Tickets on sale Wednesday 12th February

TOUR DATES
Saturday 15th March – Mountain Sounds Festival
Thursday 3rd April – Uni Bar, Wollongong
Friday 4th April – Zierholz @ UC, Canberra
Saturday 5th April – Metro Theatre, Sydney *ALL AGES
Wednesday 9th April – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
Thursday 10th April – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
Friday 11th April – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday 12th April – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Sunday 13th April – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane *Under 18s Daytime
Thursday 17th April – Hotel New York, Launceston
Friday 18th April – Butter Factory, Burnie
Saturday 19th April & Sunday 20th April – Republic Bar, Hobart
Thursday 24th April – Astor Theatre, Perth
Friday 25th April – Studio 146, Albany
Saturday 26th April – Prince of Wales, Bunbury
Sunday 27th April – Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Wednesday 30th April – Railway Club, Darwin
Friday 2nd May – The Gov, Adelaide * ALL AGES
Saturday 3rd May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne *Under 18s Daytime
Saturday 3rd May & Sunday 4th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne



Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cloud Nothings announce their brand new album “ Here and Nowhere Else” with the release of lead single “I’m Not Part Of Me’




Cloud Nothings have announced the release of their brand new album "Here And Nowhere Else" with the launch of lead single "I'm Not Part Of Me'.
Named in pitchforks “40 Most Anticipated Releases of 2014” ‘Here and Nowhere Else’  is  released in Australia t  on March 28 and is  yet another staggering show of a progress from a songwriter and band still coming into their own.

"Here and Nowhere Else" is available to pre-order digitally through iTunes  and physically through  JB hi Fi .All pre-orders include an immediate download of "I'm Not Part of Me",  You can hear the brand new single " I'm Not Part Of Me" here

cloudnothings.com | facebook.com/cloudnothings


TRACKLISTING
1. Now Hear In
2. Quieter Today
3. Psychic Trauma
4. Just See Fear
5. Giving Into Seeing
6. No Thoughts
7. Pattern Walks
8. I’m Not Part Of Me



Thursday, 5 December 2013

Brand new album coming in 2014 from Cloud Nothings!

Watch the preview video here. More details coming soon...

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Ian Ball releases brand new solo album, heads to Australia,



No stranger to Australian audiences, having toured many times as guitarist/singer for acclaimed British rock band Gomez, Ian Ball and Love Police announce an extensive national solo tour to celebrate the release of his second album, Unfold Yourself.

In Gomez, Ian penned some of their most beloved tunes, including 'Whippin’ Piccadilly,' 'Get Myself Arrested,' 'In Our Gun' and 'Notice.' After a year of touring with the band came to a close, he bunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles to work on the new solo offering, the follow up to his 11-track opus, Who Goes There.  Self -produced  and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters, Band Of Skulls, Two Door Cinema Club) with  ‘ Unfold Yourself’ Ball delivers a more synth heavy pop sound than his previous work, whilst still brim with his trademark boyish vocals and charming melodies.


Catch Ian Ball live in intimate settings nationally, kicking off next week in Perth , where he'll be playing songs from his solo offerings plus favourite hits from his Gomez catalogue.

Unfold Yourself is released on November 15, featuring 8 instrumental tracks exclusive to Australia


Ian Ball 'Unfold Yourself' Tour

All tickets through Love Police & oztix ph: 1300 762 54
 (except NSC – throughLove Police & northcotesocialclub.com)

Mon 18 Nov | MOJO’S BAR, Fremantle | WA
Tue 19 Nov | PICA, Perth | WA
Wed 20 Nov | Grace Emily, Adelaide | SA
Thu 21 Nov | Barwon Club, Geelong | VIC
Sat 23 Nov | Karova Lounge, Ballarat | VIC
Sun 24 Nov | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne | VIC
Wed 27 Nov | Brass Monkey, Cronulla | NSW
Thu 28 Nov | Annandale, Sydney | NSW
Sat 30 Nov | The Bunker @ Coogee Diggers, Sydney | NSW
Sun 1 Dec | Beetle Bar, Brisbane | QLD



Thursday, 26 September 2013

Islands release SKI MASK and drop album mockumentary




Islands have just released their fifth studio album SKI MASK, an album which according to founding memenber Nick Thorburn ‘is kind of a culmination of all the different things we’ve done over the years,” says Thorburn. “It’s like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record. It’s basically an essential introduction to Islands—it’s everything we’ve ever been about.”


Whatr the critics are saying...
"While the overall product is in line with the gentle, often hushed pub rock of A Sleep, the infusion of tropical elements (the rattle of the xylophone, the glitchy synth akin to horns) draw back to more rollicking bits of Vapours and Arm’s Way." - Consequence of Sound

"Wave Forms' is short, sweet and seems to find the band in a good place." - MTV Hive

"'Wave Forms,' the album’s first single, is a florid and idiosyncratic pop song, one built from pianos and keyboards and lush studio orchestrations." - Stereogum


"'Wave Forms' is proof that Islands still have some beautiful, hooky music left in them. It's one of their most concise and confident singles since Return To The Sea, decked out with a sneaky riff and excitable chorus that let us know back in 2006 that the Unicorns' legacy was in good hands." Pitchfork:

To celebrate the release the band just dropped a short album mockumentary featuring the likes of Michael Cera,Bill Hader plus a bunch of other familiar faces...

Check it out!


SKI MASK is out NOW!