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Heather Longstaffe

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Heather Longstaffe is one of my favorite people I have interviewed and yes now we are friends. So I love giving this gorgeous talented singer songwriter, any publicity I can. So I am making her a beauty of the week again. Why because she has been always so kind to me, giving up her time to let me interview her, hang with me when I was over in America and when I am coming over in January again.

She is unbelievably beautiful.  She has an amazing voice and incredible tunes.  She is a star and soon the world will know why I think Heather Longstaffe is the real deal. Why she is one of the nicest hard working musicians I know.

 

After announcing the release date for their debut EP ‘Visions IV’ (due August 25), Yamba-based indie-electronic group Nocturnal Tapes offer up another taste of the forthcoming record with new single ‘Wake Up’ – recorded and produced by the duo themselves at their home studio and mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Cosmos Midnight, Kučka).

New cut ‘Wake Up’ is an intricate slice of house-infused electronica, taking cues from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads and Kaytranada. Awash with sonic textures, the dream-laden track glides along effortlessly blending organic and electronic instrumentation, and finished off with the soaring and endearing vocals of front man, Harry Suttor.

Suttor describes the story behind ‘Wake Up’:

“Without getting too dark, the song is about how everything in your life is leading up to the ultimate moment of death; time is a way we all die. So, why are so many of us wasting our lives locked to screens and living in routine?”.

Since their 2016 inception, Nocturnal Tapes have released a slew of tracks strongly embraced by the likes of triple j, Spotify, MTV, ABC’s Rage, community radio and worldwide blogs; which resulted in a top twenty position on the esteemed Hype Machine Now charts.

They’ve traversed the country multiple times sharing stages with Boo Seeka, Bootleg Rascal and Tash Sultana, and performed at boutique festivals Mountain Sounds, Sweaty Palms, House of Voodoo and UTS Summerfest and Winterfest.

Nocturnal Tapes were recently announced as the national support for Luke Million’s national tour in September, which includes shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

NOCTURNAL TAPES
UPCOMING TOUR DATES

FRI 1 SEP | FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE SA *
SAT 2 SEP | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD *
FRI 8 SEP | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH WA *
THU 14 SEP | LISMORE UNI BAR, LISMORE NSW
FRI 15 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW *
SAT 16 SEP | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC *

* Supporting Luke Million

Destiny Love

I wanted to talk about and give more love to on my site is the amazingly inspirational Destiny Love. I’ve known Destiny for quite some time now and she is a person who I wish more people would be like.

For starters she has this amazingly beautiful energy about her, she is always happy enjoying life and to me that is amazing and you can’t help but be inspired by that. She is a singer songwriter with an amazing catalogue of inspiration music. Home In The Light is a must have album. It is such an inspiring release.

You can now get all her material now and future releases from her bandcamp page https://destinylovemusic.bandcamp.com/. To me it’s a great deal but I have most of her material and will continue to keep getting what ever she puts out next.

She has a udemy course, but online called Embody Your Voice: The Yoga of Sound which is about this Clear Energetic Stagnation and Open Your Creative Channel of Expression Through Self Sound Healing and Ancient Nada Yoga. https://www.udemy.com/embodiedvoice/

Ultimately, this is a Life Mastery Course, where you will be gaining the practical skills of utilizing the powers within your body and VOICE to open your channel of creative expression. This course is also a Vocal Embodiment course for Speakers, Singers, Writers, and especially, for those who wish to fully activate Your Voice in the World.

She teaches yoga and does lots’ of other inspirational things which you can find out about on her site. http://www.destinymarielove.com/ Sound Healer and Voice Teacher at My Embodied Voice.

She also is an actor and does voice over work which she kindly did some stuff for me because I think she has a great voice. She is a beautiful inspirational energy inside and out and I suggest you check out what she does as she is going places.

Karen Waldrupt whom I have known for a long time now has a new single coming out. The first single from my dream record, JUSTIFIED, will be available for pre-order 8/23! Knowing Karen it’s gonna be a killer of a song and the new record will no doubt be amazing. So I urge you to get behind her and what she does. She is such a talent to me. I look forward to hanging with her again when I am over in January

https://squareup.com/market/karen-waldrup-music

PRESALE 8/23
ITUNES 9/6

Maya Killtron

Maya Killtron is a talented musician from Canada who is extremely hard working as we did this interview she was about to have some time off which she tells me which is the first time in ages. So I did this interview on Skype and she was a pleasure to interview. So please do have a listen down below

http://www.mayakilltron.com

 

It’s simple if I like it I will share it for you all to listen to and brag to mates your about this hot new band you need to check out and these guys are no exception

Dudes and ladies Triple J play, what are you waiting for, just have a listen. Triple J enough said.

2016 triple j Unearthed ‘This That’ competition winners and Newcastle crowd favourites, RAAVE TAPES, have just returned with their raucous new single ‘k bye’ and announced national tour dates.

‘k bye’ tells a tale of adolescent debauchery, engulfing the listener in an atmospheric haze reminiscent of a suburban house party. Recorded in a Newcastle basement by close friends Fraser Marshall and Jack Clark, and mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301 (Flume, Empire of the Sun), ‘k bye’ captures the raw energy of the Newcastle-based trio’s notoriously wild live shows.

Frontman Joab Eastley describes the inspiration and story behind the song –

“The track was inspired a few years ago at a Newcastle house show ~ when I was a much younger, much more naive version of myself. It was a Sunday night, I had work in the morning, so I was just stopping in on my way home. It’s subtly opening a dialogue about the inextricable links between illicit behaviour & underground youth subcultures ~ all wrapped up in a neat little party track. And no, the irony isn’t lost on us.”

The band’s most recent single, ‘2 U xoxo’, garnered strong support from the likes of triple j, FBi, MTV, key Australian blogs and the Hype Machine blogging community. In between recording and releasing new music, the band have maintained a strenuous live schedule, playing Mountain Sounds Festival 2017 and performing alongside the likes of Hockey Dad, Winston Surfshirt, The Gooch Palms, Polish Club and Skegss to name a few.

To celebrate the release of the new track, RAAVE TAPES will traverse the country in October performing in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Muswellbrook, Wollongong, Canberra and Melbourne, initiating new bassist Lindsay O’Connell into the band. The trio have also teamed up with local sponsors to produce a mini-festival in Newcastle on Sunday August 20, aptly titled RAAVE TAPES Shut Down The Argyle House, featuring twenty artists across three stages, including Good Boy, VACATIONS and Kwame.

The accompanying music video and additonal tour dates will be released in the coming weeks.

‘k bye’ will be released independently on Friday August 4th, available worldwide via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers

RAAVE TAPES
K BYE TOUR DATES

WED 30 AUGUST | SOSUEME @ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, BONDI
w/ Bleeding Knees Club
SAT 16 SEPTEMBER | GROW UP! FESTIVAL, MAITLAND
FRI 6 OCTOBER | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
FRI 13 OCTOBER | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
SAT 14 OCTOBER | FRANKIES PIZZA, SYDNEY
SAT 21 OCTOBER | BOTTOMS UP FESTIVAL, MUSWELLBROOK
WED 25 OCTOBER | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG
THUR 26 OCTOBER | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
FRI 27 OCTOBER | PENNY BLACK, MELBOURNE
SAT 4 NOVEMBER | THE EDINBURGH CASTLE, ADELAIDE

Self Talk

Self Talk are a Melbourne band doing amazing things. I knew I had to interview them. This is what Stacey and Amanda from the band had to say. They have a new EP out August 11th and are going on tour.

SELF TALK + BRIEF HABITS
AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR 2017
With special guests

SAT 12 AUG @ THE OLD BAR, MELBOURNE VIC 18+
FRI 18 AUG @ THE PHOENIX, CANBERRA ACT 18+
SAT 19 AUG @ THE RECORD CRATE, SYDNEY NSW 18+
FRI 25 AUG @ CROWN AND ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA 18+
SAT 26 AUG @ THE MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE QLD 18+

https://www.facebook.com/selftalkband/

1. What was the inspiration behind the new EP and how was it structured?

Stace: The songs are kind of the next wave of Self Talk songs. We wrote them over a pretty long time, and they just felt like fit well together on the record. There’s a good mix of the loud, hooky stuff that we love, but also some more subtle moments, so it’s a good picture of where we are right now.

2. Are you happy the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?

Amanda: Definitely! It feels like a complete record. We want to be able to tell a story but also make music that people can have a good time to. We also love playing live so hopefully people get a sense of our energy at shows through the recordings.

3. How does a song normally come to you?

Stace: I’m trying to figure this out myself! I’m always jotting down lyrics that come to me, then pulling them out later and trying to get some guitar to fit. Or I might just play guitar and suddenly think of some words to go with it and go from there. It’s important for me that it’s a natural thing, if it’s too forced I don’t think the songs turn out that great!

4. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?

Stace: In terms of what I write about, nothing much has changed. I’m usually writing about my personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, with the exception of a few songs. I’m very much inspired by the music of my favourite artists, and the local artists I’m surrounded by – when I hear the amazing music that’s being released it really makes me want to write more songs.

5. What does having fans mean to you?

Amanda: I think it’s just about getting our music out there. It doesn’t matter how big or small the band is, or how long you’ve been playing for – the feeling you get when someone is enjoying or able to relate to your music is unlike anything. We feel really humbled when people come to shows!

6. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?

Amanda: Playing with bands like Luca Brasi has been a highlight, for sure. Nothing beats the feeling of playing to a packed, humming room full of people who love music just as much as you do.
Stace: Having Lost Boy Records put out our new EP on vinyl is a big highlight, too. It’s so nice to have someone take such an interest in what we’re creating.

7. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?

Stace: Yeah, definitely. Sometimes it doesn’t come as naturally as I’d like it to, so I have to walk away and come back to it. I don’t always like what I write when I force it.

8. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2017 will play a part in that?

Stace: I think we’d just like to do as much as we can with the band, keep putting out our best music and see where that takes us. We’ll definitely use the end of this year to start writing some new stuff and see what happens from there!

9. What is next for the band?

Amanda: We are heading off on tour to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra in August, off the back of our EP Launch in Melbourne on the 12th of August. We have a few gigs coming up later in the year, and then we plan to jump back in the studio and get some more recordings out.

I am digging this by Maya Killtron so I am gonna be interviewing her for the site

Cool song by this band, worth a listen