LET ME is the stunning new single from Sydney singer & producer, Rainbow Chan.
It is the first release since her highly-acclaimed album, Spacings (Silo Arts & Records 2016.) In her latest offering, Rainbow strides into textured, minimalist pop territory with astounding confidence.
“Let Me” explores the intricacies of falling in and out of love with someone. What makes this demise so sad is not a spectacular Hollywood ending, but a markedly ambivalent feeling when you realise it’s been over for a long time.
With a detachment in her voice, Rainbow sings, “I’ve got nothing else to say to you but let me go.” Deliberately anti-climatic, the track never quite assuages the listener with a drop. Instead, “Let Me” offers a slow and tender unravelling, awash with filtered synths and languid percussion.
While making some investigations into rock and roll, THE DOUBLE was found!
You’ve heard of the fox trot, you’ve heard of the twist, theres a new dance in town … The DOUBLE. DANCE THE DOUBLE!
Move over Waltz, move over disco, theres a new beat in town; Today’s Beat Tomorrow!
Jim White (Dirty Three / Xylouris White / Venom P. Stinger) and guitarist Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Ty Segall) are THE DOUBLE. They’ve distilled THE DOUBLE’s essence into DAWN of the DOUBLE released on indie-record giant In The Red .
“You can meditate to this record,” says Larry Hardy of In the Red. “The first few seconds, it’s like, ‘OK, this sounds like the Gories. Then it’s, ‘No, this is like the Velvet Underground. Oh … it’s Glenn Branca. It’s just goes and goes.”
INFECTIOUS POP SONGS
Display Homes are a three-piece pop band that formed one night in late 2016 at a pool table in Marrickville – Greg and Darrell met Steph, who’d just come back to Sydney from Germany and reckoned she could play drums. Their first practice involved an abysmal attempt at a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Dancin in the Moonlight'”, and they soon realised Steph clearly hadn’t been in a band before and Greg shouldn’t sing. Regardless, the connection between them all was obvious, and the songs began to crop up naturally.
Just a few months after their first trip to the studio, Display Homes’ self-titled debut 7″ is being released through London-based record label Tough Love Records on [XXX]. The three songs were recorded in April of this year in David Akerman’s studio in Marrickville, and just like all great current Australian music, they were later mastered by Mikey Young. As far as debuts go, it’s effortlessly perfect.
VOCAL HARMONIES & THAT GREAT JANGLY GUITAR
Wild Honey emerged onto the Australian music scene with their self-titled EP in 2016. Their debut single ‘Eye To Eye’ scored solid rotation on Triple J and the band hit the road, playing over sixty shows in twelve months.
On Friday November 3rd the band release their debut album ‘In Your Head’. Recorded with producer Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and mixed by Doug Boehm (Girls), it’s a skilfully weaved collection of band studio recordings, and more intimate home recordings by singer/songwriter Thom Moore (Mercy Arms).
AN EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
After many fruitful visits to boutique synthesizer outlets in Japan, Donny Benét has furnished his personal studio Donnyland with the world’s finest instruments.
Revisiting his improvisational roots Donny prepared and premiered his solo synth performance at the Goodgod Soft Future Piano Bar during Vivid Festival 2017.
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD SOUNDS
Fraser A. Gorman has never forgotten that rock music is meant to be fun. Sure, you can sing songs about heartache and you can sing songs about loss but you gotta do it because it makes you feel better. He’s a rare performer, artfully combining the sensitivity, romance and introspection of a classic songwriter with an unadulterated joy of performing in front of an audience.
Fraser is a central part of the small but amazing DIY collective Milk! Records (run by Courtney Barnett and Jen Cloher) and the endorsements of his skill as a writer and musician have run loud all over the world.
“8/10…largely crisp and glimmering, adding a modern gild to a debut that breathes new life into old sounds.” – NME