Thursday, May 26, 2016

Empty Little Heart || Megan & The Achilles

 
Hey, we're... Megan & The Achilles.

We hail from... Oakey in South East Queensland.

We became a band because... we're all siblings and we've always loved playing music together.

We got our start in music by... playing a lot in our lounge room back when we probably didn't sound that great, and eventually getting better!

The best thing about being a family band is... it's easier to be on the same 'wavelength' when it comes to knowing should and shouldn't go into a song.

The worst is... we fight a lot!

The most unexpected is... when we manage to practice without fighting!

Our sound is... folk, indie, a bit of pop, a bit of rock, a bit of country.

We'd describe ourselves as... a little ol' family band from the country who loves getting people to boogie.

Empty Little Heart is a song that... is all about lies that we're fed as consumers (by media, etc.) that try to mould us into a box, and how those lies are unfulfilling. Pretty deep.

The most important thing when choosing our next single is... to really believe in the song.

The instrument we wished we had in our band but don't is... banjo. Or bass guitar.

You should watch out for... more music from us in the future!

Our music is important because... aside from being groovy, we also wrap a lot of deep, meaningful lyrics up in our songs, so there's sort of more layers than just the catchy, feel-good music.

One final note... [we] hope to see you at a gig sometime!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Molly Happy || Stace Cadet



With a film clip that is (perhaps literally) out of this world and some of the most optimistic beats to come out of the dance scene to date, Stace Cadet's latest bopper Molly Happy  has already launched itself to #2 on the ARIA club charts. To celebrate the success and new track, Stace Cadet is currently playing on an Australian tour  that kicked off in Melbourne on April 15 and is set to finish in Sydney on June 11.

The man behind Stace Cadet, Stasi Kotaras says of the shows,

“Stace Cadet sets are deeply bass driven, energetic and climactic.  Lots of big builds and deep drops… come have a listen and I’ll take you there.  And I like to dance, notorious for it.  Music is a joyous thing, it should be celebrated from both sides of the decks.”

But just because one tune isn't enough, take a peek at some of incredible remixes below!



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Meet Lánre || Britain's Soul Queen


Hey, I'm... Lánre.

I make music that... touches the heart.

My latest track Human is... my take on the thing that connects or unifies us as humans.

I think you should listen to it... because it may help you find language for your story.

I'd describe myself as a... storyteller.

If I wasn't a musician I'd be a... dancer (if only I could dance) or a painter.

I became a musician because... I have stories to tell and it's important.


My favourite place to write music is... on the train.

I'm most inspired by... poetry.

Musically I'm most proud of myself for... taking the leap to live my dreams.

The thing I most love about music is... the ability it has to move you regardless of who you are.

One of my favourite lyrics of all time is... "there's a crack in everything/that's how the light gets in" - Leonard Cohen.

My favourite lyric of my own is... "what will it take for you to/go the extra the extra mile and follow your heart" - from the song Dreams.

Something you wouldn't know about me is... I'm an accountant by day.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gone Renegade || The Paper Kites


The seriously talented Paper Kites gang are back with a new music video and an upcoming tour to boot. This Melbourne based quintet are fresh off the back of smashing the #1 spot on the Australian ARIA album charts with their dreamy folk drenched album twelvefour, and are setting out on the road to perform for their growing fan base.

Keeping with the theme of well-past-nightfall, Renegade lazes its way through a cruisy guitar rift and relaxed vocals from lead singer, Sam Bentley. The song is an ode to the truth-telling that only ever happens late at night - midnight, three in the morning, four. Bentley, who penned the album, stuck this, opting only to write during these early hours. What happened was a raw and honest compilation of songs that will take your breath away both collectively and in their own right.

Perhaps best seen in the lyric "Now I could draw a line or I could cut my hair/But it don't change the way I am" The Paper Kites have shown again with Renegade their songwriting prowess and knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The third in a trilogy of music videos from the album, Renegade follows the concept of stories between the hours of midnight and 4 am. If the album is the soundtrack to your late night, then this is definitely the movie.



THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL 'MIDNIGHT' TOUR

THU 23 JUN | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets
FRI 24 JUN | ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC (ALL AGES)
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets
SAT 25 JUN | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD*
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets
*U18 can attend with parent/guardian
FRI 01 JUL | ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA*
Tickets available from www.astortheatreperth.com | 1300 111 369| All Ticket Group Outlets
*U18 can attend with parent/guardian
SAT 02 JUL | NORWOOD TOWN HALL, ADELAIDE SA (ALL AGES)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Figurehead || Wise Child


Sibling duo Wise Child offers up the very best mix of grungey vibes and electronica in their latest track Figurehead. The instrumental track is about "thinking big ideas" but leaves most of the interpretation to the listener. There are no lyrics to impose a message here, it's completely up to the person listening.

Combining two opposing genres, Figurehead is the perfect descriptor of the group - an unexpected genius.

It would be fair to say that a majority of people understand the meaning of a song through the lyrics, how do you attempt the same with an instrumental?
I think it entirely depends on how people interpret music in a general sense. We try and create a mood behind the music and just run with that, we love that instrumental music leaves the doors of interpretation wide open to a listener. It is more exciting in some ways. People can create their own meaning to the track based on whatever is going for them and it makes it more personal on some levels.

Your newest single, Figurehead, is a fusion of grunge-vibes and electronica, how did you discover these genres could work together so well?
We are two pretty different people but at the same time are similar in so many ways. When writing we both come up with very different ideas and look for the places where they can fit together.

Being a sister myself I have to ask, how does it work for Wise Child being a sibling duo?
Like any sibling relationship, it can be intense but at the end of the day we are mates more than anything so it's a productive base for creating music. Plus we can be totally honest with each other which is really important when putting your names to anything creative.

What comes next? Is there something new to look forward to?
We have a lot of new music we are recording, so just want to get it all out as soon as we can, finish an EP and hit the road with it!