Coming Soon: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’ July 19th 2011 By brooke

Coming Soon: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’

Active Child makes dreamy synthscapes pinned on electro pop and classic harp sounds – this much we learnt from his gorgeous 2010 EP, Curtis Lane. The LA based musician will release his full length debut, You Are All I See on Friday August 26 – recorded from his bedroom between American tours with James Blake and School of Seven Bells. We love the vocal builds & cool hip hop backbeat. Download it here, stream it below.

Out Today: Leader Cheetah’s ‘Lotus Skies’ July 14th 2011 By brooke

Out Today: Leader Cheetah’s ‘Lotus Skies’

With a national album tour penned for August & September, Splendour just around the corner & a set of dates with Gomez, it’s all go for Adelaide’s Leader Cheetah. And today, their huge new album, recorded in the summer of 2010 with Scott Horscroft, is released in Aus/NZ. Titled Lotus Skies after the almost-mariachi rock freak out that is track 8, this album takes the earthy Americana of their 2009 Sunspot Letters debut and grows and grows, with driving, slightly darker guitars (Golden Age, So Save Me), classic alt-country cuts (Crawling Up A Landslide), our favourite LC song ever (Our Love) and the  big, brash firecracker of a finale, None Shall Pass. With original artwork from Tony Cran it is all Australian, but a total world-class collection of songs. Stream the album, out now, via Pedestrian TV.

Tiny Ruins’ Aus Album Tour Begins Today! July 13th 2011 By brooke

Tiny Ruins’ Aus Album Tour Begins Today!

The gorgeous Tiny Ruins begins her Some Were Meant For Sea tour today with a free show at Brisbane’s Dowse Bear with Ben Salter. Over the coming weeks, she’ll visit Sydney (Notes, Newtown, Thurs 21 w/ Grand Salvo & Sam Shinazzi), Melbourne (The Toff, Sun 24 w/ The Orbweavers & Emily Ulman), perform a free show in Adelaide (The Grace Emily, Tues 26 w/ Emma Russack) and play the Flying Scotsman’s Velvet Room in Perth w/ 6′s and 7′s & Adem K on Friday 29. Tiny Ruins is also performing several shows with Seeker Lover Keeper this month, and Some Were Meant For Sea is out now in Aus & NZ.

Brisbane Finale For ‘Songs From The Ether’ July 12th 2011 By brooke

Brisbane Finale For ‘Songs From The Ether’

Andrew Kidman (Glass Love, Last Hope, Litmus) and his band The Windy Hills – are playing the final show of the Songs From The Ether tour this weekend. It is at the Powerhouse in Brisbane this Saturday 16th and we are so excited about it we are driving to Brisbane to see it!!  Songs From The Ether, combines live music with projections from Andrew’s new film ‘Lost In The Ether’. Tickets are available via the Powerhouse. Check out the new video for ‘Little Hawk’ below.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Do Falls Festivals July 11th 2011 By brooke

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Do Falls Festivals

We are super excited to announce that NZ via Portland psych-poppers Unknown Mortal Orchestra will perform at the Falls Festivals this New Year. Lead by ex Mint Chick Ruban Nielson, the band’s self-titled debut, awash with reverb & sunkissed psych hooks, arrives with one hell of a live reputation. You can stream the album, out now, in full via The Music. It is feature record on FBi Radio, 3RRRR FM, 2SER FM & PBS FM!

Akron/Family To Bring ‘Shinju TNT’ To Aus July 10th 2011 By brooke

Akron/Family To Bring ‘Shinju TNT’ To Aus

Akron/Family will bring the rainbow psych-rock of their recent ‘ST II: The Cosmic Birth & Rebirth of Shinju TNT’ to Aus this year, with Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth dates today confirmed for September/October. The band’s much loved 2009 debut tour of Aus revealed a show of great contrasts – with rich rock improvisation and delicate instrumentation at its borders. Unhinged, wild and super beautiful, this three piece bounce from psychadelia to tribal chants and almost-jazz-breakdowns. Set against the driving songs of ‘Shunju TNT’, we are so excited to get this show down here! Tix to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art show are now on sale. All others are on sale next Mon 18, via venues.

Leader Cheetah To Tour Lotus Skies July 6th 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah To Tour Lotus Skies

What a pleasure to see the LC boys back on stage through June, previewing the wide, open songs of Lotus Skies alongside The Middle East. Just announced is the band’s own Lotus Skies album tour – with first time visits to the west coast, Canberra & Newcastle alongide national dates this August & September. They’ll be joined by the gorgeous Belles Will Ring, whose recent second album Crystal Theatre is a total heartbreaker itself. Catch Leader Cheetah at Splendour In The Grass on Sun July 29 before they hit the road as special guests to Gomez.  You can pre-order Lotus Skies via JB Hi-Fi  & iTunes now before its Fri July 15  release, & check out the full Lotus Skies tourdates via Spunk Tours.

Tiny Ruins on tour now! June 28th 2011 By brooke

Tiny Ruins on tour now!

Quite possibly the most beautiful debut of the year, Tiny Ruins’ Some Were Meant For Sea will be released in Aus on Friday July 1. Recorded by J.Walker (Machine Translations), it’s a total heartbreaker of an album, hanging the slightest sounds of cello & guitar against Hollie Fullbrook’s timeless vocal. Over the past year, Hollie has visited Aus as guest to Joanna Newsom’s 2011 tour & Holly Throsby’s Team tour, & this July, she returns to play her own national album launches, with full dates via her website, inc. Bris, Melb, Sydney, Adelaide & Perth performances.