Hot and Delicious
Over the past year I’ve seen Alison in Wonderland perform all over the shop incl. Splendour in the Grass and a bangin’ double-header DJ set with Anna Lunoe to close out The Aussie BBQ – SXSW in March, so pretty excited to get a taste of her killer new debut release ‘Get Ready’ feat. Fishing.
Enjoy & while you’re at it, check out the pics of her sick SXSW super set at Maggie Mae’s in Austin, Texas.
Hittin’ the world stage! Playa!
Dream on Dreamer’s sophomore album ‘Loveless’ drops tomorrow & we’re giving you the chance to stream it in full a day early!
Press play, Crank that stereo… LOUD! 🙂 & Enjoy!
Big Scary are back!
Pieater and Inertia have announced Melbourne indie rockers Big Scary release of second album ‘Not Art’ this Friday 28th June in Australia/New Zealand & are streaming it live free for 5 days only!
Stream Big Scary’s – ‘Not Art’ here:
Then go pre-order it here:
June 28th (Aus/NZ) via Pieater/Inertia
Sept 17th (US) via Barsuk.com
iTunes (Aus/NZ) – itunes.apple.com/au/album/not-art/id638577930
12″ Vinyl (Aus/NZ) – www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-roc…at-mp3/684866
CD (Aus/NZ) – www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-roc…at-mp3/684767
Physical/Digital (US) – www.barsuk.com/shop/bark138
I love The Toff in Town.. ❤
This June has seen Ella Hooper and beautiful indie folk project Texture Like Sun performing a dual Tuesday residency at one of Melbourne’s top live venues, The Toff in Town. 3 weeks back, I had friends visiting Melbourne on consecutive Tuesday nights, so I took them down to The Toff to show-off Melbourne’s fantastic live music scene and a few cheeky beers.
Whether it be the club/bar area with dining for a few cocktails or the warm, boutique performance space with candle-lit tables, from the minute you walk in The Toff In Town there’s just a beautiful energy that just makes you feel right at home. Both weeks I headed straight to the bar, ordered myself a delicious pint of local craft beer Thunder Road Brewing Co Autumn Pale Ale and sat back to enjoy the show.
My first time live, I fell in love with Texture Like Sun immediately. Captivated from start to finish… Ella Hooper was showcasing most recent single ‘Häxan’ with boundless energy on stage and it was fantastic to be able to support one of my mates hittin’ the skins for Ella (wicked Melbourne-based drummer Ryan Mano – shameless plug 😃).
Just the perfect evening.. two weeks in a row.. bumping into familiar faces, making new friends, top-line music and a wonderful vibe… The Toff in Town is definitely up there as one of my favourite live entertainment venues in Australia’s music capital. If you’re after live music in Melbourne tonight, you now know where you’re heading.
Thank you Toff. Thank you Melbourne
Article by Dan Wilkinson
Images by Dan Soderstrom
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Not only open 7 nights a week, The Toff features a killer, diverse array of local & international entertainment, from rock n roll soul to burlesque dancers to the Midnight Express every Thursday night, which could well see you knocking back cocktails ’til 5am on a Friday morning.. unless you’ve got a real job.. and even then.. 😉
The Toff In Town
Second Floor, Curtin House
252 Swanston St
“I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’m a white guy who sings soul music” – Sun Rai (Rai Thistlethwayte).
Where’s Rai been of late? LA.. that’s where baby! Yep, that’s right.. under the moniker of Sun Rai, Thirsty Merc frontman Rai Thistlethwayte is now living in California and embarking on the next stage of his career.
Blossoming from the cocoon like the butterfly of re-invention Sun Rai’s first foray into the international market is ‘Pocket Music’. This collaboration with Aaron Sterling (Regina Spektor, John Mayer) sees Rai return to the piano (his first love) and a handful of beautiful, uplifting pop/soul jams which he is currently showcasing around America on a national USA tour.
With the release of launch single ‘San Francisco Street’ I fell in love with Sun Rai’s latest sound and I for one am looking forward to jetting back to California to see him perform live in L.A.
“I’d love for people to be able to take this with them and want to hear it over and over again,” Rai concludes. “And, if it happens to help someone on their journey in life, that would be truly amazing.”
Yes sir.. this EP made my week & I’m excited to share it with all of you..