YEO RELEASES GANBARU
Yeo is pleased to reveal his full-length album Ganbaru, featuring previously released singles ‘Quiet Achiever’ and ‘Icarus’, both achieving triple j rotation.
To accompany its release, Yeo is heading on a national tour presented by triple j. Full dates below.
Ganbaru is now available digitally and on vinyl from snackswithyeo.com
GANBARU TOUR 2016
presented by triple j
Tickets at snackswithyeo.com
February 26 – World Bar, Sydney w/ BUOY + SUIIX
March 4 – Pirie Social Club, Adelaide w/ Tracy Chen, Hummingbird + Healthy Tapes DJs
March 10 – SCU Uni Bar, Lismore w/ Nocturnal Tapes + Pretty/Visitors
March 11 – The Foundry, Brisbane w/ MKO SUN + Sleepsea
March 12 – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast w/ Quintessential Doll
March 18 – Settlers, Margaret River w/ Henry Kissinger
March 19 – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth w/ Jamyang + Sun City DJs
March 24 – Howler, Melbourne w/ Deja, Retro Culture, Neon Sunset DJs + DJ Alex Yabsley
March 26 – Transit Bar, Canberra w/ Slow Turismo + MONDECREEN
Jeremy Lutter Interview
Jeremy Lutter is a director who directed an amazing short film called Reset. When I read the premise of the film I knew I had to know more about the film. Luckily he agreed to answer my questions and the short film is amazing with an incredible performance by Emily Tennant. When it becomes available to watch it, please do so.
1. What was the inspiration behind the film?
This project started at the award ceremony of a film festival. A writer, Ryan Bright, approached me and pitched this film called Reset. I read the script and like any great story it raised a bunch thought provoking questions. Reset is a vision of a possible future and a look at love and objectification. It was also the exact opposite of anything I had ever done before. I loved it. I have a background in shooting family friendly, short films – Joanna Makes a Friend, Gords’ Brother. I wanted to expand my directing repertoire.
2. How were the actors chosen for the film?
The first time I read the script, I pictured an Canadian actress named Emily Tennant as the lead. I had considered her for a part in a previous short film – Floodplain. She is a phenomenal actor. I asked her and she was interested. The rest of the cast we drew on other local talents, Michael Karl Richards, Jessica Harmon and David Nykl. I had two amazing casting directors, Kara Eide & Kris Woznesensky, working with me to help put the cast together.
3. How long did the film take to shoot?
We shot for 3 long days.
4. Did you have any problems when making the film?
One of the most challenging aspects of the film was shooting with flowers. Tulips were used as a symbol of love and over the course of the story the tulips were supposed to age and wilt. The problem was you don’t shoot a film in chronological order and we needed to have a huge collection of tulips on stand by at different stages of decomposition. The logistics of this were much harder than I first thought. Tulips were not in season and hard to find. We kept running out of them and needing to find more but no flower shop wants to sell you anything but prime flowers – so we ended up trying to fast age them with blow driers. By the time we got around to shooting the final scene we had run out of flowers completely but we needed one prop flower. There was nothing but a pile of flower petals. Our clever production designer, Moe Curtin, had an idea and made a flower by gluing flower petals together. It actually looked pretty awesome and that glued flower is in the final cut of the film.
5. What cameras did you use to achieve what the film looks like?
We shot Reset on a brand new (at the time) camera called Red Dragon. Our two brilliant cinematographers, Graham & Nelson Talbot (who are identical twins) had just received the camera and this was the first project shot with the upgrade.
6. The film is beautifully shot and lit how did you go about achieving this?
The credit goes to our DOP twins Graham and Nelson Talbot. They are best known for a doritos commercial they made for the super bowl contest. They were short listed and ended up almost winning 1 millions dollars. Instead they got runners up prize (second place) and that included their commercial playing during the super bowl. Anyway, about the beautiful cinematography – we achieved that with careful planning, story boarding and a great lighting team. Seriously, those guys nailed it. It was a cold and futuristic look. And it helped that we had an awesome colourist work with us in post- Rob Neilson of Etch Media – I really wanted the film to have a distinct look.
7. When it came to editing the film, was their much that you filmed that didn’t make the final cut?
This film was very planned out with storyboards and all of the scenes made it into the final cut – losing only a couple of lines here and there for timing. It’s easier with a short film to make a careful plan. I used to shoot music videos the same way, every shot is planned out.
8. How long did it take to have the script ready in a draft ready to film?
The writer, Ryan Bright, wrote a few drafts before he pitched it to me. It took him about a month to get it into solid shape. We were both happy with it leading up to the shoot, but we always agreed there was something a little underdeveloped about the secondary character, Natalie, played by Jessica Harmon. At the very last minute (about a week before the shoot) Ryan wrote a new scene, where Sidney and Natalie interact alone. The scene definitely added something, but also required a glass breaking and an extra page to shoot with little time to make the adjustments. Ultimately we shot the new scene and the movie is better for it. Ryan promises he’ll give me more than a week notice next time.
9. What do you hope people will take away after seeing the film?
I hope that the film leads people to ask questions. Questions about our relationship to technology and our relationships with each other. What does it mean to be human? Can we create a new life and how do we treat people in our life now? There is a theme of objectification that runs throughout the story Do we treat people as objects? What does love mean?
10. What do you hope the short film will do for you career?
I actually shot my first feature film called, The Hollow Ones, right after production on Reset ended – I used Reset as a testing ground for my feature – to explore darker themes, and more adult subject matter. I also took most of the crew from the short and made the feature.
12. The use of music in the film was well used, how do you know when the music isn’t right or too overpowering for a scene?
Music is much like picture editing – it’s all about feeling. You know it’s right when it feels right. I was lucky to have a great composer on board with the project – Terry Fewer who I have worked with many times before.
13. Any thing you wouldn’t do next time regards to making of the film?
This question reminds me of a previous short film I made called Floodplain, which took place on a raft. The entire film was set on, around and under the water. After shooting Floodplain–- people always asked me what I learned about shooting a film around the water. I always tell them I learned one thing – not to do it. It was just very hard. The film turned out and I am glad I did it, but it was a painfully hard journey.
Reset, on the other hand, is a short film with no regrets. I had an amazing team on Reset and two producers Jocelyn Russell and Arnold Lim and things ran fairly smoothly.
14. Was the way Emily’s character was dressed, did it have a huge part in the overall sense of the film?
The actress Emily Tennant played Sidney the lead in the film. It took a long time to get the costumes right – it was hard to give the film a futuristic look, fit the colour palette and give the costumes an arc. Our costumer designer, Kelly Allyn-Gardner, and I worked really hard to define the world and the character. It was written that Sidney wore yellow in the script – but in reality yellow was a bit too strong of a colour and we went a different direction. The most important thing for me was that the costumes changed as the film progressed to add to Sidney’s emotional journey.
15. What is next for yourself?
As I mentioned earlier – I am finishing post right now on a feature film called The Hollow Ones. It’s about evil fairies – hopefully to hit film festivals in 2016 / 17.
Check out the feature:
Reset the short will be available on the BravoFACT website – around Oct this year on their website – check for updates on here:
1 First Photo is by Paul Smith and 2nd photo by Adam Hendershott
Elise Jackson is our beauty of the week again as I she is an incredibly talented, beautiful actor who can act amazingly as well writing award winning screen plays. She also involved in a theater company. This talented actor is going places. So check her out.
Photos by Lauren Cassidy
Edita Brychta is some one who work I really enjoy and love to keep continuing to support her here on the site, incredibly talented lady. Who keeps going from strength to strength in acting and voice work. She has a lot of talent and I for one love to keep supporting her. So I chatted with her and this is what she had to say about all that she has been doing recently and lot’s more. Which you can listen to by clicking the button bellow.
Passerine rock and so does their new track. These guys are on fire, killer tune, killer band. Get behind them.
Saw MYAMI play at Shebeen. Good sound and I think she is going places. Check both of them out.
Photos by Lauren Cassidy
Edita Brychta is some one who work I really enjoy and love to keep continuing to support her here on the site, so have decided to make her my beauty of the week as she is an extremely attractive, incredibly talented lady. Who keeps going from strength to strength in acting and voice work. She has a lot of talent and I for one love to keep supporting her. You can find out more about her amazing work here. Yes planning another interview with her here on the site.
Premiere: Georgia Mae – Keeper Of The Key Video
Ok so I’ve told I’m always too positive to when it comes reviews and all that jazz. But when I heard this. I was impressed and really impressed. One of the best songs I have heard by an Aussie artist in a long time. It’s a really refreshing tune. So we are premiering the video clip here and I wanted to find out from Georgia more.
1. What was the inspiration behind the video clip?
I had an epic day last year shooting with Brisbane filmmaker/photographer, Danny McShane, and fell in love with his aesthetic, so the decision to shoot ‘Keeper of the Key’ with him was a no-brainer. Among many, I think one of the main channels of inspiration was beautiful Brisbane city itself – we spent time exploring the character of its ‘nightlife’ and juxtaposing this with a sort of ‘bedroom sanctuary’. Overall, we wanted to intrigue, stay true to the vibe of my sound and story, and create an interesting aural/visual experience.
2. Are you happy with the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?
I’m super happy with the final product and feel lucky that I got to work with such talented people! I hope people enjoy the insane quality of work that Danny and editor, Phoebe Galloway, have created, as well as maybe a heightened listening experience of the song.
3. What was the inspiration behind the song and how was it structured?
Initially, I wrote this as an orchestral piece for a game I was working on at uni. I decided it could make a cool pop song so I fleshed it out, found some new sounds, and wrote lyrics. I took a demo in to producer-of-the-century, Steve Thornely (fantastic human), recorded it, then sent it to get mixed in LA – it was all a bit of a convoluted process but throughout which I found my footing within this newish realm of electronic pop.
4. How does a song normally come to you?
Sometimes I find inspiration on the piano or guitar, sometimes I just feel an urge to tell a story. Sometimes both at the same time.
5. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?
One big thing has changed for me in terms of writing and that’s technology – before I started uni, I didn’t really have any access to, skills or knowledge of ‘music technology’. Having now finished a degree in it, it’s definitely influenced and inspired my sound, however, I still believe the story-telling side of songs comes from pretty much the same place.
6. How is working with people over in LA when you are living in Australia?
It’s really quite lovely! I work from home (which is a blessing in itself!), but communicating solely over email/Skype seems to get the job done quicker in a way – no workplace politics, I guess!
7. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?
Oh boy…I think, especially in the music industry, if you’re someone who has pretty high expectations of yourself, it’s too easy to be in a constant state of unsatisfaction when you focus on the ‘highlights’, even if those ‘highlights’ were really awesome – it’s like you fall into the trap of ‘the grass is always greener’ mentality. I’m really just into the whole idea of living in the moment and not thinking of life in stages. No particular highlights come to mind; although I’m super grateful for the amazing things that I’ve had the opportunity to do, I think every day can be just as awesome as the next #yolo
8. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?
Yeah, totally. Music to so many of us is not just a creative outlet, it’s a business. Taking breaks from the business side of things definitely helps.
9. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2016 will play a part in that?
I hope to be able to continue to travel with my music, and make people feel good when they listen to it. This year I’ll be focusing on my live show, trips to Sydney and LA, and writing.
10. Are you planning any albums or ep’s or will you be doing singles at the moment?
After the ‘Keeper of the Key’ film clip is released, I’ll be focusing on the release of my next single ‘Time With You. Then an EP after that!
Morgan Myles is a country singer songwriter from Nashville, who has a EP coming out later this week. I had been following what she has been doing for a while, So I contacted her and this is what she had to say and all.
1. Are you happy how the EP has turned out, and what do you hope people will get out of it?
I’m over the moon with how the EP turned out… I hope people will be able to relate to me, hear a new fresh sound of country music and hopefully want to begin this journey with me!
2. How was the recording process different to stuff you had done in the past?
My producer, Rio, and I wrote and produced this EP together. We stayed in the studio for hours writing, recording, building tracks, experimenting with sounds til we found the perfect mix. This is definitely the first time I had shut the world out and really dived in deep into a conceptual process… this is why it is very genuine to me personally.
3. What was the inspiration behind the EP?
The Country-soul EP is called, “Miss Morgan Myles.” “Miss” has come to mean a lot in front of my name and happens to really define this EP. In southern culture “Miss” means feminine, sweet, respectful and in R&B/Soul music “Miss” means big belter, diva. I think this EP beings both of those elements. Probably one of the most important reasons is that I’ve been called, “Miss Morgan” for over 6 years now by the two children that I have nannied. I became their guardian 5 years ago before their young mother died of ALS. Working as their nanny has allowed me to follow my dreams and has truly kept my life very real and down to earth. I’ve worked to be where I am at today and I’m proud to be “Miss Morgan.”
4. What inspires you when writing music?
Depends on my mood!!! I get inspired by so many things… could be music that I’m into at the time, emotions I’m experiencing at the time, a place I’ve travelled to… really anything!!!
5. Has your songwriting changed from when you were starting out?
I started writing at 12, so lets say I’ve learned alot since then, lol!!! In country music you have to tell a story. Imagine writing an entire movie and what you want to say in 3 minutes… That’s how I look at writing now. I have 3 minutes to get across my point and grab the listener to the point that they feel what I’m feeling. Truly just being confident with being vulnerable and real is what makes a song more genuine…
6. How do you think going to music school helped you with your music and your career?
I actually started as a music major then changed my degree after transferring from Berklee College of Music to Belmont University where I graduated with a music business degree. The music business degree has helped me so much to understand the business side to protect myself creatively, but also to understand where the industry stands and what can make me successful.
7. What has been the weirdest place you have heard your music?
I’m stumped on this one… maybe in Australia when you play it lol!!
8. How important is social media to you and connecting with your fans?
Its EVERYTHING!!! For me being an independent artist this is such an easy way to connect with them on a personal level. I feel like they get to really know me as a person and I really love that about social media. Plus I’ve been really adamant about my social sites being very positive and I feel like its become a very encouraging place for people to go including me! I love that!
9. How do you find the right balance of promoting and posting personal/funny stuff on social media to keep your fans engaged?
I don’t really think about it too much, I’m just being me!
10. Do you think streaming services and online media have helped you as an artist or has more traditional ways like radio, sync deals have done better for you?
I definitely think online media has helped me so much more than the older models… Were living in an instant gratification world and everything is a click away. We want everything at our disposal all the time and I think the old ways are not as effective as they used to me. A balance of both though is definitely the biggest key to success:)
11. What do you most love about performing?
Its the biggest natural high that I can not explain… The energy I get on stage and hours off stage is just insane. I love how happy it makes me and I would be lost if I didn’t have music in my life… It makes me feel so alive!!
12. What do you love most about Nashville and the scene?
Nashville is still a southern city and just like country music its based in family, faith, and a positive community of helping each other. I love that its still a big city but with a small town feel:)
13. What do you hope 2016 have in store for you?
I just hope to get my music out there and let the fans choose what they want to hear. I hope that after we release this EP many great opportunities will come for touring, management, and maybe a record deal! I just want to be so busy promoting this EP that I dont get any sleep!!
14. What do you hope will happen for you in the next few years?
LOL, EVERYTHING!! You know win a grammy maybe, have a record-breaking album… But seriously being able to be successful making music is really what its about… because it makes me happy and i want to be happy!
15. If you could have anybody in a video clip who would it be?
Oh lord…! Hmmm Chris Hemsworth wouldnt be a bad choice for a music video right?!! And I definitely wouldn’t argue with the location being in Australia!
OK I bought the Tshirt that Alienarm had done the design for and I thought it looked pretty cool So bought one and I really liked the look of it. So that why I paid for it.
You can buy them here http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlienArm
There are limited supplies of T-Shirt and I know that their will be more stuff in the pipeline which will be cool to see.
I look forward see what comes next.
Photos by Dovvi
Alicia Sky is my beauty of the week as she is an incredibly beautiful woman with an incredible flawless figure. Love what she does an artist and had to make her my beauty of the week again. She really does have the perfect figure.