Now here’s an idea: create a super catchy single and then persuade those with the purse strings to fly you from Australia to Jamaica to shoot the video. My only regret is that Van She has the idea first. Damn! But they win, hands down (or up in the air, as the case may be) with this awesome track, Jamaica, off their new album, Idea of Happiness. Van She will be playing a limited run of dates in Australia this September before they head overseas for a string of shows across Europe and America. They’ll be returning home for Stereosonic and Foreshore Festivals this summer.
Our latest video offering is No Show from our album, Superhappyfuntimesfriends. When I found out this old Japanese monster movie was in the public domain, I just had to fuck with it. Even though it’s trimmed down from 90 minutes to three, I don’t think the continuity of the film is that effected. The plot […]
Cogel have just released the music video for The Bug, the first single from their debut album, due out in March 2012. I’m picking up whatever poetic percussion they’re puttin’ down.
Wednesday April 6th marked a sad day in Australian music history. The Sydney indie boys of Red Riders have decided to part ways after eight years of rocking out. And while a sinking feeling entered my heart upon hearing that one of my favourite bands will no longer make music together, I wish them all the best.
The Bag Raiders are Australian producers Chris Stracey and Jack Glass and they recently released their debut album, BAG RAIDERS, on Modular Records. Their second single, Sunlight, is exactly what I need right now. I have been dancing around to it all morning. They are a fantastic recipe for bad weather downers.
Cut Copy’s LP, Zonoscope, was produced by the band’s Dan Whitford. The Deluxe CD and iTunes Deluxe Version of the album, out on February 8, will include a new cut of the Krozm-directed documentary Artificial Interpreter, featuring footage not previewed on the web episodes.
Having recently returned Down Under from recording in London and Los Angeles, Australian rockers Ghostwood are back on the indie scene with their new single, Sunset Mirage. It was penned in LA while working with Dave Cooley of Dappled Citied and Dangermouse mastering fame. Although their new material has matured a great deal since Red […]
Australian electro group PVT has just released their track, Light Up Bright Fires, as a digital remix EP on Oct 19. The single, which is the second to be released from their album Church With No Magic, is full of twisted synth sounds and ominous, shape-shifting vocals.
This video here makes me happy for several reasons: the tune is great, the boys are cute, the vocals and the groove are really my thing, and the video, directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Beatrice Pegard, simply rocks. It was shot frame by frame, then re-shot using over 2,000 printed pieces of paper.
Producing a string of international hits without releasing an album in the space of four years isn’t the norm for most artists. But Australian electro-pop outfit Miami Horror aren’t your average musicians playing by the rules. The band started off as a solo endeavour turned augmented four-piece live incarnation who incessantly test the boundaries of electro territory. I chatted with founding mastermind Benjamin Plant about their recently released debut album, Illumination
Australian electro four-piece Miami Horror’s have just released their debut album, Illumination, a perfect union of horns, acoustic and electric guitars, synths and looping bass lines — all of which creates a seventies French sound. Aussie disco? Ah-mazing!
Australian electronic act, Pivot, have changed their name — to PVT — and have a new album on the way, to be released through the mercurial Warp Records. Their song, Window, is typical of the dense collisions of PVT’s sound. The video was directed by Clemens Habicht (Friendly Fires) and edited at the Abbey Road […]
Australian singer-songwriter, Andy Clockwise, has just released his latest album, The Socialite, and it’s another trippily eclectic set of off-kilter pop gems. We have 10 copies to giveaway to randomly selected LAEM subscribers. To enter, just leave a message under this post with the name of the city you live in.
After their number one AIR debut and ARIA nomination for their most recent album, Zounds, we thought we should check in with Australian band, Dappled Cities, to get the inside word on their Winter tour and their well-received album.