Month: May 2013

Ash Grunwald new single ‘The Last Stand’ & debut album with The Living End duo ‘Gargantua’.

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Ash Grunwald has teamed with The Living End’s rhythm section for a new single ‘The Last Stand’ & the trio’s debut album ‘Gargantua’.

Following the success of the release of their cover of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’, Ash & the boys kick-off a national Australian tour kicking off this week and have recorded 10 tracks for release, including a whole swag of new originals, killer covers and re-worked hits from Ash Grunwald’s tasty bag of music. And here’s the first original single!

‘The Last Stand’ – Ash Grunwald

We’ve been lucky enough to see Ash perform at shows & festivals around Australia.. he’s one of those lads who’s friendly, quick with a smile and always has time for a chat.. just a normal dude who loves a beer and living life.. and man have you seen him live!

Recorded at St Kilda’s Hothouse Studios, ‘Gargantua’ is out June 20th through Shock Records

FREE DOWNLOADAsh Grunwald’s version of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’

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Matt Corby releases new single ‘Resolution’. Planet Earth shifts on axis as ladies around the globe collectively swoon.

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Matt Corby has released his first new single in 2 years worldwide this morning on Australia’s triple j radio station.

I’m pretty sure I heard a massive whoosh at 8:15am AEST as ladies across the planet simultaneously threw their underwear in the air & felt the planet move as they all collectively swooned at the prospect.

It’s been a big week for Matt, with the announcement yesterday that he’s joining Aussies Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tame Impala and Saskwatch on the epic Glastonbury 2013 line-up.

And yes, Matt Corby’s music is as beautiful as ever.. Enjoy..

Matt Corby’s latest single – ‘Resolution’:

For all the latest news hit Matt’s website at mattcorby.com.au

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Stone Temple Pilots’ kickASS new sound joined by Linkin Park frontman!

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WWWWWWOW! Stone Temple Pilots are …BACK!!!!! And my ears are melting with sheer ecstacy!

Following the axing of Scott Weiland, Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington was invited by STP to hit the stage & studio with them and this is the result… A bangin’, higher-energy, old school 80s Jane’s Addiction-style rock sound of a kickASS band that I barely recognise.. and I LIKE it!

Bennington joined the Californian rockers for a surprise set at iconic L.A. radio KROQ’s Weenie Roastaround concert, smashing out some of the band’s biggest hits including “Vasoline”, “Plush”, “Interstate Love Song” and revealed STP’s latest single “Out of Time”.

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” says Bennington (via Stone Temple Pilots’ website). “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance.  The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

And the feelings of love are mutual according to band guitarist Dean DeLeo “Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time. We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”

On 2nd, 3rd and 4th listens, more and more I felt like I was listening to vocals reminiscent of the ghost of Alice In Chains‘ lead singer, Layne Staley. It’s amazing what changing just one key band member can bring to a band, but with Bennington being super busy with his #1 project, Linkin Park, it remains to be seen whether they will all continue to work together.

I hope they do! This shit’s like ear candy! More please!

Listen to Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Out of Time’ below & DOWNLOAD IT FREE via the STP website

All images courtesy of Stone Temple Pilots.

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Bask in beautiful night-time sunshine.. Eliza Hull’s – ‘Echoes’.

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Eliza Hull live at The Workers Club

Innovative Aussie indie singer/songwriter Eliza Hull’s has a brand new clip & a bucket-load of skills!

The official music video dropped this week for Eliza Hull‘s ‘Echoes’ and as I relax in the night-time sunshine of this beautiful song, I lose myself in the music for 10 seconds and subconsciously my mind tells me I’m listening to Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine).. But no I’m listening to Eliza and she truly is an amazing talent..

Produced by Hayden Calnin in his bunker studio over summer on the Peninsula, ‘Echoes’ is lifted from Eliza Hull’s 2nd EP due out in late 2013. And if you’d not previously come across Eliza Hull’s work, there’s loads more on the way! The Melbourne-based musician is also the co-founder/producer of Large Noises, who have been doing some fantastic music video TV work with a whole swag of Aussie artists incl. Alpine, Big Scary, Gossling, Vance Joy and more.

Echoes. Perfect for chilling on the couch on a cold winter’s eve with a large glass of shiraz.. Love…

Buy Echoes on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/a5y9kdy
All visuals – Jem the Misfit: www.jemthemisfit.com
Filming & Editing – Jeremy Bowtell
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Eliza Hull live at The Workers Club (Melbourne).

Alt J launch Aussie entrepreneurs’ global SOUNDHALO technology that’s set to change the world of live music!

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Soundhalo’s exclusive, amazing first footage has to be seen to be believed.
Alt J live from London’s Brixton Academy:

2 music-loving Aussie entrepreneurs with big dreams & balls of steel are taking on the world… live music as we know it, has changed forever!

Overnight in London, British rock quartet Alt J launched the beta version of Soundhalo at a live concert at the UK’s world-renown O2 Brixton Academy. Soundhalo’s ground-breaking technology allows music-lovers to “download and share artist-endorsed live gigs in an instant” with “mind blowing quality anytime, anywhere.”

The Soundhalo technical production team capture high-quality live audio and video content of the world’s largest international acts, then deliver it to your smartphone SOUNDHALO App in an instant… as.. it.. happens…
No more annoying phones in your face at festivals & gigs.. drunk, high or sober.. soundhalo captures the moment.. your moment.. and makes it available for immediate download in both audio and video format, then can be synced across all your devices.

Soundhalo is a wicked concept born of an idea by Baz Palmer’s (Hunters & Collectors) 22-year-old son, Declan, who imagined “capturing in real time, a band’s live performance” in “that intense, insane magical moment that only live music can muster”. When Baz met Soundhalo Co-Founder & CEO Liza Boston through a mutual friend over a boozy music biz lunch, they instantly built a rapport with a shared passion for music/technology and Baz knew he’d found the person to work with to bring a rock-star’s dream into reality. After untold hours putting teams together, countless meetings & planning sessions, traveling the globe collecting frequent flyer miles and testing, testing, testing… it’s here..

When asked for his thoughts, Gus Unger-Hamilton from Alt-J said: “I think the future of music and technology as an artist, and looking at how artists and fans interact, is really exciting. Artistic output no longer has to be be dictated by the things it used to be. It used to be how much music can you fit on a vinyl record? And how long is a video cassette? Now that no longer has to be the case.”

So all you Android users get on it! You can be the first people on the planet to use this game-changing technology! Go to soundhalo.com to download the app. iPhone won’t be far behind with an iOS version due in the coming months.

And in the wise words of my mate Liza…. Rock on! Aroooooooooooooooo! 😀

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Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ album is out! Click here for full iTunes album stream.

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Random Access Memories by Daft Punk is out!

The French electronic duo’s LP leaked on pirate/torrent sites online overnight & is now streaming via iTunes.

Sorry, Wee Waa! You’ve been trumped! Who knew we’d get lucky so soon smile emoticon ..hey.. HEY?

Stream the Random Access Memories in full right here

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‘Whitelight Blackdog’ – An inspiring beacon of hope by Caity Fowler.

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Hot on the heels of a foray into solo territory, Caity Fowler (formerly of Playwrite) has announced her inspirational debut EP – ‘Whitelight Blackdog’.

I first met Caity Fowler a short while back at Golden Plains Music Festival and was immediately struck by her warmth, giving nature and positive energy, so it was a surprise for me to discover that like many young Australians, Caity has battled on and off with depression since she was a teenager. Having been affected by depression myself when I was younger and in more recent years by the struggles of family members, this is a topic that is close to mine own heart.

What I love about Caity is that this Melbourne-based singer/songwriter is now using her positive energies to shine a light on dark times. I was blown away 2 weeks ago by her openness onstage at The Evelyn Hotel when discussing the inspiration for her latest batch of music. ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ is a beacon of hope designed to start the conversation around a subject that has for too long been considered taboo, so that all of us affected may realize that we’re not alone.

“The secrecy and taboo that surrounds mental illness even in this day and age create shame and embarrassment. I may never learn to be proud of my suffering but I am proud of my resilience.”
– Caity Fowler

Listen to & download the first single ‘Beautiful Girls’ below, watch the vid, drop by her social channels to say hi (Facebook, Twitter) and contribute to Caity Fowler’s ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ pozible campaign.

I’m proud of you, Caity. Love you! ❤

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