Month: May 2014

Maeflower’s debut EP – sail away on an ocean of soul, love and beauty…

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One of my very favourite things about Melbourne is this city’s flourishing independent music scene.

Birthplace of many an amazing musician, hundreds if not thousands of budding rock stars flock to Australia’s cultural capital from around Australia and New Zealand at the promise of just a little taste of success.

Fortunately with the technological age we’re in, courtesy of the fantastic work of the likes of Sounds Australia, triple j unearthed and countless wonderful music blogs, those musicians of the likes of DZ Deathrays, Alpine, Flume,  Emma Louise, The Falls and more who are prepared to do the hard yards with constant touring, scrapping it out to survive the daily struggle of making ends meet and market themselves effectively through social media channels can transition a lot more quickly these days to the international scene from Australia’s wonderful, but heavily saturated music scene.

One musician I know can spread her wings and make this transition is the beautiful, Maeflower. Graduate of renowned creative institution, VCA (Victorian College of the Arts), this Saturday sees Maeflower launch her debut EP in Melbourne at killer live venue, Cherry Bar (seriously if you haven’t experienced Cherry then you don’t know Melbourne’s music scene).

In Maeflower’s own words “mixed and produced by long-time friend and collaborator Alexander Laska (KINGSWOOD), the self-titled EP combines her natural inclination for song writing and a voice that pays tribute to the greats of the past and present from Etta James to Alicia Keys, from Billie Holiday to Frank Ocean.” 

Yep, she’s underselling it massively.. seriously.. just one listen to the rooftop session above or free download of her jams via triple j unearthed, will have you sailing away on an ocean of soul, love and beauty…

And then you’ll reach for the repeat button… See you Saturday! 

[Mae-flo-wer] : DEBUT EP LAUNCH – SATURDAY MAY 31 – CHERRY BAR

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Without Parachutes – ‘When We Fall’. Captivated by it’s beauty!

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Without Parachutes on repeat. Captivated by this wonderful new jam from Wollongong indie rock trio..   ‘When We Fall’ opens with beautiful, angelic Temper Trap-esque falsettos and then the song just soars!  

Kick back, close your eyes and turn volume levels up to 10 

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Magic live Sydney band Little Bastard back with ‘Be My Kind’

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One of my fave Sydney bands, Little Bastard, have released this wicked new vid ahead of their national tour next month. Love it!

First saw the boys a couple of years ago live at Sydney’s renown Oxford Arts Factory and was blown away by their sound and cheeky banter.

Need new music? Get on this. These guys are great!

 

Little Bastard National album tour commences in June:

Thursday June 12 – Rad, Wollongong NSW
Friday June 13 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Saturday June 14 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Thursday June 19 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Friday June 20 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Saturday June 21 – Mojo’s, Fremantle WA
Thursday July 3 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Friday July 4 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday July 5 – Baha’s, Rye VIC
Thursday July 10 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Friday July 11 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Saturday July 12 – Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday July 13 – No. 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW

Tickets on sale now!

iTunes album pre-order – http://bit.ly/LittleBastardiTunes

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Kimbra’s brand new single ’90’s Music’ drops.. smokin’!

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Kimbra - '90's Music'

I clearly remember the first time I saw Kimbra live as if it were yesterday… oh man, those pipes!

Wandering through Spiegeltent getting organized for another night of amazing entertainment at the centre-piece of Brisbane Festival, I stopped momentarily to check out Kimbra’s soundcheck. There were only 4 – 5 of us in the room, but from the second her voice soared above the band I was captivated… immediately!

Those precious few songs were even more special as it felt like our own little private show and at that moment I knew she was destined for great things. To this day I still get tingles. Seriously one of the best live female vocalists I’ve ever seen and man.. have you seen those dresses… H.O.T.!

The crew at Viceroyalty are exceedingly proud to present  ‘90’s Music‘, the brand new single from Kimbra and first taste of her forthcoming second record.

Kimbra will be touring throughout Australia and New Zealand this May with Janelle Monae and guaranteed to be an amazing show!

Do yourself a favour.. get on it!

Sat May 17 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne
Mon May 19 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney 
Wed May 21 – Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane 
Sat May 24 – Vector Arena – Auckland 
Mon May 26 – The Plenary – Melbourne 

Tix available through via LiveNation: http://bit.ly/1mAhAZq

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Melbourne – just how I like my city life

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Ferdyduke - Melbourne

The weekend is my time and this one just gone, one of my close Sydney-based Melbourne-raised mates, Krys, came south of the border to soak up what Melbourne’s culture has to offer – Killer coffee, live sport, street-art and music.

Friday night we hit AAMI Park for the Melbourne Rebels Super 15 match, where Melbourne’s latest sporting team were beaten by the top of the table  South African side, Durban Sharks, despite dominating possession and ample opportunity to come away with victory.

Saturday morning I took Krys out in search of some of Melbourne’s finest coffee, food and service at Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse in North Melbourne, sparked up a conversation with a beautiful, friendly Italian-Australian woman (and even babysat the dogs she was dog-sitting for a while), followed by a stroll around Queen Vic Markets, antipasti lunch + chilling, arvo walk around some of Melbourne CBD key street-art highlights and Eliza Hull live at Northcote Social Club, supporting Hayden Calnin‘s latest EP launch.

Lazy day Sunday, but this is just how I like my city life and here are a few wicked pics from our street-art jaunt + the show.

Dan

Disclaimer: photos always look more awesome on your iPhone 4… next time I’m taking my DSLR :p

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.
Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.