Music set me free..
Sometime back in June I rocked up at The Toff In Town on a school night to check out Ella Hooper’s new tunes, only to be blown away by not one, but two acts I’d never experienced live. Texture Like Sun and Melbourne singer/songwriter, Ariela Jacobs.
Ever since that night, Ariela’s ‘False Alarms’ has been on regular rotation in my world and her latest installment ‘The Sound’ captures the beautiful, lilting vocals reminiscent of one of my favourite Aussie indie performers over the past year or so, Thelma Plum.
Ariela Jacobs’ music floats me away in days when my life is getting crazier & crazier. Things couldn’t be better, but sometimes I need that escape to the quiet from my busy mind.
So beautiful & already I am captivated.
Ariela Jacobs Free Downloads via triple j Unearthed.
Kingswood’s ‘Some Motherfucker’s Gotta Pay’ is getting mad love on the internet this week & deservedly so!
Last weekend we cruised down to the killer space at Eureka Rebellion Trading (Collingwood) for a few cheeky Asahis, Sailor Jerry’s and the world premiere of Kingswood‘s short film ‘Some Motherfucker’s Gotta Pay’.
Shot in Sydney, iconic live music venue The Annandale and rural NSW, this classic, blood & gore Tarantino-style flick is the product of Wonder World Films and features an all-star cast with Seth Sentry, Thelma Plum, Sticky Fingers, Kira Puru, surfing legend Reg Mombassa, Dan Rule (previous owner of The Annandale Hotel) and lead guitarist Alex Laska‘s wheels. What started out as the music video for their latest single ‘Ohio’ ended in a mad hilarious short with The Black Wax Widow Makers, guns, sex beasts (cars) & scandalous activities!
Love seeing indie bands re-innovate the digital space and this clip made my fucking week. What was no doubt a lot of hard work and long hours (and a shitload of fun), is made to look easy by the band and clearly displays their love for art, their music & not taking themselves too seriously.
June & July sees the Kingswood love continue with an epic run of national shows that’s kicked off this weekend including performances with Spiderbait, British India, Bertie Blackman and an action-packed line-up at River Sessions (QLD) with Bliss N Esso, Boy and Bear, Karnivool, Illy, Ball Park Music, Dead Letter Circus and many more!
Crack yourself a cold one, kick back on the couch & enjoy the ride.. Some Motherfucker’s Gotta Pay!
Kingswood live at Pyramid Rock. Images by Hot & Delicious
Kingswood’s National Australian Tour
|7 June||10pm||Waves, Wollongong, NSW||HERE||The Money Go Round|
|8 June||10pm||The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW||HERE||The Money Go Round|
|21 June||10pm||The Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC||HERE||The Sinking Teeth|
|22 June||10pm||Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA||HERE||Surviving Sharks|
|29 June||1pm||River Sessions, Mackay, QLD||HERE||Bliss N Esso, Boy and Bear, Karnivool, Ball Park Music|
|5 July||10pm||Iron Horse, Launceston, TAS||Venue||TBC|
|6 July||10pm||The Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS||HERE||TBC|
|17 July||9pm||The Corner Hotel, Richmond, VIC||HERE||Apes, Bertie Blackman|
|18 July||9pm||The Corner Hotel, Richmond, VIC||HERE||Apes, Bertie Blackman|
|20 July||9pm||Eatons Hills Hotel, Eatons Hills, QLD||HERE||With British India & Spiderbait|
Every now & then you hear a sweet summer jam that ignites candy in your heels & a song in your heart.. this is one of those jams..
I stumbled across Sue-Anne Stewart’s ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ in March at The Aussie BBQ – LA on the gem of a CD sampler I picked up from Footstomp Music (Busby Marou, The Medics). Quite swiftly, along with Thelma Plum‘s ‘Around Here’, Ginger & The Ghost‘s ‘Where Wolf’ and more, Sue-Anne’s ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ formed part of the soundtrack and sweet vibe that was to be my Hot & Delicious: SXSW & LA. Roadtrip USA experience.
Her smooth, clear vocals, light guitars and beautiful, melodic keys are rather reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and the track is the first single just released off Sue-Anne’s upcoming album produced by Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray, Busby Marou). Sue-Anne Stewart has shared the stage with the likes of Ash Grunwald, Lanie Lane and Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), toured Australia, Europe and Canada (incl. Calgary Stampede, Woodford Folk Festival) and launches ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ next Friday May 10th at the Footstomp Music showcase Our Band Could Be Your Life #2 – The Roots Edition at The Tempo Hotel in Brisbane’s iconic Fortitude Valley.
This ‘little ray of sunshine’ makes me feel like I’m hittin’ the surf in Byron with a light breeze, blue skies and the summer sun on my back.. now if only I knew how to surf.. Charlie don’t surf