Pocket rocket alert! Pumped!
Off to see Bec Laughton tonight at The Toff In Town. I first met Bec back in Austin (TX) last year at South By South West when I was there shooting pics for the Sounds Australia and The Aussie BBQ. Bumped into Bec quite a number of times at SXSW and what I noticed about her that week is a magic little smile that sets the room alight wherever she goes, amazing stage presence, energy and damn.. can that girl sing!
After galavanting the globe yet again, Bec Laughton has dropped her latest bit of magic, the new M & R EP, simultaneously releasing the title track and video of the same name, complete with national Australian tour. Can’t wait to hear these jams live tonight!
So much soul and so fuckin’ sexy!
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Jack Carty – Official SXSW Showcase
Stephen F’s Bar on Congress
“…shouldn’t you have that stirred?”
Stephen F’s Bar was dead silent, the crowd captivated by Australian singer/songwriter Jack Carty.
His song had reached it’s climax, when the silence was broken from behind the bar with one of the punters ordering a cheeky martini and subsequent vodka-shaken racket.
The rattle of the martini shaker was swiftly followed by “…shouldn’t you have that stirred?”… Jack’s quick retort and easy, off-the-cuff banter what I’ve come to expect from the Sydney-based artist, both on stage and in person. Jack wowed his Austin audience with the light & colour of beautiful, ranging vocals and delicate guitars, which also featured a guest appearance from Hannah Shepherd (Emma Louise‘s talented keys player, vocalist and close family friend).
Having seen a number of performances live in LA and SXSW, I’ve fallen in love with Jack Carty’s music and so upon arriving back at the hotel room earlier in the evening to find him warming up for the show, my automatic 1st response was to capture the moment.
Jack Carty’s latest single with Casual Psychotic “What Does Your Heart Say” is the song we recorded and this moving impromptu rendition from a Texas hotel room is the first release from Jack’s latest ‘The Predictable Crisis of Modern Life’ – EP.
Jack recently completed a run of North American dates, released the new single in the USA and has just been on an Australian national tour, so I suggest if you haven’t seen him live already, that you get down to one of his shows stat. Immediately it will become clear why this lovely, talented and amiable guy has played alongside the likes of Josh Pyke, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan, Husky & more and featured at a bunch of Australian and international festivals including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Woodford Festival, Peats Ridge and Playground Weekender.
Success could not come to a more deserving artist.
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Andy Bull is back! A brand new look & latest single drops today with a brand new sound!
‘Keep on Running’ is Andy Bull’s his first foray into self-produced music with all the music including keys, guitars & vocals (except drums by Deep Sea Arcade’s Carlos Adura) written & produced by the Sydney-based songwriter.
Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates & enjoy!
I can still remember when I first heard Emma Louise sing for the 1st time.
In 2011, Emma played Brisbane Festival‘s iconic Spiegeltent and those of us involved with Spiegeltent had her breakout single ‘Jungle’ ingrained in our hearts & minds and on repeat as part of our daily playlist.
Since joining Andy Bull for a double headline at that event, Emma Louise has gone from strength to strength with appearances at the world’s largest music, film & interactive conference, South-By-South-West (SXSW), New York’s CMJ Music Marathon at The Aussie BBQ and signing with US label Frenchkiss Records.
This week Brisbane-based music company, Mucho Bravado, announced March 22nd as the launch date for Emma’s much anticipated debut album ‘vs Head vs Heart’, including latest single ‘Freedom’ (Free stream via Soundcloud below).
Been a fan of Emma Louise for a few years now and get excited any time I hear news of her new music coming our way. Will definitely be heading over to iTunes to buy this one.