RECALLING A LANGUID LOVESICKNESS
Her internationally acclaimed debut full-length, Full Closure and No Details, is the product of 10 days and two microphones, a labour of love recorded with her partner in crime, Kate Dillon. Since its humble beginnings on Cohen’s granddad’s nylon string, Full Closure and No Details has made its way across the world, touring internationally with U.S superstars Foxygen, and playing a string of European Festivals amongst the likes of The Flaming Lips and Devendra Banhart.
SYDNEY’S FINEST DARK SYNTH POP
“Integrating dark synth pop with deep vocals, wind instruments and drum machine, Phanosland is the project of Sydney-based artist, Phanos Proestos and a perpetually changing line-up of instrumentalists.
Dinosaur City Records released his accomplished debut EP, For the Lovers earlier this year, and we’re thrilled to share the accompanying clip for opening track, Aphrodite’s New Order as well as live a performance by Phanosland on the 9th of November. Filmed at a South-Western Sydney Greek Community Club, the video draws on his Greek-Cypriot heritage, with strong imagery and lyrical references to Greek mythology and the Cypriot coup d’état of ’74.”
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.
‘BACK TO BARCELONA’ SINGLE LAUNCH
In anticipation of their forthcoming debut EP, Field Of Wolves launch their second single, “Back to Barcelona.”
Field Of Wolves emerged from a warehouse of North London in 2013 by Sydney born singer and guitarist, Holly Bestic. London was the beginning of a journey of assorted influences, many absorbed, some abandoned yet culminating in this new release, “Back to Barcelona.” Kate Bush, Radiohead and Erykah Badu were key inspirations along the way heard through Holly’s melancholic yet effortless vocals. With the line up of Dave Noble (All My Alien Sex Friends) on drums and Arne Utiger (Bin Juice) on bass, Field Of Wolves is born again.
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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
FROM ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE
Simon Okely is lost in time. Or at least, his songs sound that way: warm, near-whispered indie-rock love letters to the 60s and 70s rhythm and blues records his parents would play on family car rides down Australia’s winding west coast, heavy on nostalgia and even heavier on imagination. “I try not to be too caught up in trends and what’s popular in music now and just focus in on my passions, my influences,” grins the Melbourne songwriter better known as Slow Dancer, whose 2014 debut Surrender was a melt- your-heart, Fleetwood Mac-with-Neil Young licks “pop postcard” from another time, another place.
“The Australian singer Simon Okely’s latest is a collection of crooning seduction, pop songwriting, and lush production. The breezy spirit of Lauren Canyon hovers around the album in a powerful way.” – Pitchfork
W/ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS BORED SHORTS!
Beloved Melbourne five-piece Milk Teddy return in 2017 with Time Catches up with Milk Teddy, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Zingers. Milk Teddy are a rare band who push beyond the slippage of irony and sincerity to find a space where camp, ruminative, playful astute and sincere fly together.
The new album Time Catches up with Milk Teddy is a crisp twelve songs that preserve the band’s uniquely roundabout pop vigour, mystery sounds and collage but with a newfound structural concision and lyrical and vocal strength that pushes the band’s oeuvre toward the top end of town.
W/ SPECIAL GUEST DOMINIC TALARICO
TEES are a two-piece from Syd who spend their time crafting sounds that come from a place difficult to define, balancing between the worlds of introverted dark house music and light poppy summer tunes. The balance of light and dark is a concept that the two hold very near, noticing elements of both in their music and themselves. Exploring and experimenting, trying not to be squished into the space of expectation and rigiditity.