PLANET LOVE SOUND RELEASE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE VIDEO CLIP FROM SHORT FILM ‘3 SEAS’
“…I drowned last night in the supermarket. A quick foam of death. I call to you like a siren. Whisper secret sex…throw yourself off the cliff. Get out of your rational judgment and feel it from the gut. The turning injuring twist of the bottomless ache. The one that keeps you walking. I can’t do this alone. I will if I have to. I love you…”
Planet Love Sound joined forces with Sydney Director Maia Horniak collaborating on their latest video for their single Middle of Nowhere and extended version / short film 3 Seas.
The result is a transformative, hallucinatory, dream-like and mystical piece. The film is a poetic, shamanic exploration into unity and destruction, but nonetheless open to interpretation. The starting point was to integrate 3 iconic shapes that represented each character, a triangle, a circle and a square.
Horniak and Planet Love Sound decided to transcend the usual process of just ‘directing’ a music video, the result ‘3 Seas’. A universe within the ‘universe’ using only in-camera effects into black holes, with black oil and salt, and created stunning surreal imagery.
Karen Waldrup – The Beginning EP (Self Released)
Karen Waldrup is an extremely talented singer songwriter from Nashville whose latest release is a first class EP worthy of your time. There are six songs in total, which are written with others except the last track which she wrote on her own. The opening track Not The Man For Me is a solid tune with great musicianship, solid vocals and lyrics. Its a country ballad that lets Karen vocals truly shine. Sneaky Feeling is a catchy country rock song with great musicianship, vocals, lyrics and solid songwriting. Whiskey Straight is another winning tune, catchy and well written, her vocals and times remind me a bit of Beth Hart. Production and musicianship are first class. The title track The Beginning is my pick off the EP, it’s a catchy ballad country rock song that has solid lyrics, great vocals and songwriting The use of violin and harmony on the track is a great choice. Don’t Worry About Me is another pick off me, love the use of the electric guitar alongside the acoustic. Karen voice is solid here. I dug this song heaps. The last song Lucky In Love And Money is another catchy tune, it’s got a a kind of feel good vibe to it. Her vocals and lyrics shine. If you love good music and something that is really good. Karen Waldrup is it. This EP shows off how talented she is and how you will be hearing a lot more about her if you have not. I was blown away by it. Worth your time.
De La Cruz
De La Cruz are one of the hottest rock bands in Australia right now, with a deal signed with legendary Italian record label Frontier Records and a tour in America in the works, these guys are going places. I wanted to know more so I asked Casey Jones from the band and this is what he said.
1.Are you surprised how things have gone for you so far?
Very Suprised! Its been amazing all the support we’ve had! Its really quite interesting how everything’s happened for us! Its mostly because we have such dedicated fans!
2.How did Frontiers records get involved with the band?
Frontiers Records contacted us after seeing our full page feature in Classic Rock AOR Magazine. We had a track on the Covermount CD in that issue as well, Lust Fame Money. We spoke to them and we worked out a deal. Its great working with them, they’ve helped us a lot and we can’t wait to let everyone hear the New Album!
Its kinda surreal at the moment, we only just found out a few days ago. Personally I’m super excited but also dreading that 14 hour plane trip! But it’s all worth it, we’ve had so many requests to come to different towns in the USA. At the moment it looks as though we’ll be playing around 10 dates in different cities and states, from coast to coast.
We got invited to play there along with 4 other Aussie bands, We’re super stoked! It’s awesome that Rocklahoma is getting an Aussie Invasion too!
A friend of mine from Hollywood runs a synch company, they do everything from X-men to Victoria secret. He has helped us out in so many ways! We actually didn’t know he was pushing our songs until after we found out our song got on Dexter. Couldn’t believe it at first! A few hundred thousand people who had heard our songs turned into to millions and millions overnight.
Its so sweet! We love the work the Rock Media do for us. We’re still a really small band and it helps get our music out there to more and more people!
Oh, Street Level, It’s about everything, you’ll have to get a copy to find that out. Tell me when you know! It’s just a really fun album! It’s a big progression from our EP. Our sound has matured, i think its so much stronger than our EP, there’s a lot of songs on this album and all of them are different, which i love. I hate when i hear an album from a band and it sounds like the same songs with different lyrics. I couldn’t sit through an album like that. This album though has songs for everyone, we didn’t intentionally write it like that though, that’s just how it turned out.
Usually by carting a 6 tonne orange stack up 6000 stairs, 40,000 drum pieces, a bass head and cab and a load of other stuff. By that time its time for us to suck back some beers and relax before the show. We do it the same way as any other band does here in Australia.
Drink of choice, XXXX Gold for sure! Haha, I’ll get killed for saying that. But i think thats pretty much the drink thats at all our parties, along with the usual vodka, jager and jack daniels mixtures.
Theres been some amazing bands we’ve played with over the past year or so, there’s literally too many to name. We’re really looking forward to playing the Sydney show with White Widdow! Gunna be a killer show!
Van Halen, Motley Crue, Kiss – those three bands alone would do it!
12. What would be find on your stereo at the moment?
Probably stuff you wouldn’t wanna know, we all listen to a diverse range of music, we’re growing up in the 21st century so we listen to a lot of the stuff on the radio, dubstep and the usual pop stuff. For Roxxi you’d probably find Whitesnake on his stereo, Rory – Iron Maiden, Lacey – Motley Crue, Grant – The Doors and on my stereo you’ll probably find some Ratt or Skrillex.
Bec Laughton – Holy Love 2 feat. Ni.Na
We think she is amazing here, Think she is going to be a superstar. She has got the talent to go very far and I know she will. The song is amazing.
Chelsea Lankes – Ringing Bell EP (Self Titled)
Chelsea Lankes EP Ringing Bell is a refreshing catchy slice of electro pop and it’s one of the most exciting releases of the year. The opening track Wrecking Ball my pick of the EP is a catchy well written sung and performed song, the grabs you from the word go. Close Our Eyes follow suit and is also well written and performed, Change is a little slower but still very catchy. Let’s her vocals and lyrics shine. Something Right with Will Anderson from Parachute is acoustic number with a beat and is a lovely tune and both their vocals work well together. The song leads into synths music around them alongside the guitar and beat. Next is an electro pop take on the song Yellow by Coldplay and it really does work and shows how talented she is. Grace finishes off the EP in style with another catchy electro pop tune that truly delivers. Take from me Chelsea Lankes is one of the most exciting things I have heard in ages. This Ep shows off how talented she is, it’s well produced, performed and sung. Every song is a winner to me. She will be one of the next big things in music, mark my words.
http://popboomerangrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/x-mas-merch-showbag-only-30-available get one these for somebody for Xmas. There are only 30 available. Includes “Aches & Shakes” Popboomerang 10th birthday album (40 tracks), “Aches & Shakes T Shirt”, Popboomerang Cap, MUG, Stubby Holder, Tote Bag, Poster, Badge & Keyring! Only $30 it’s a bargain.
Scott Thurling who runs Popboomerang Records is a very good friend of mine and support all that he does.
He will be getting Best Label on my annual Best Of List. So it’s worth getting is this Xmas Pack.
Kate Martin – Hand Me My Bow And Arrow (Shock Records)
You know when you get told about an artist and then you go check them out for yourself and your completely blown away Kate Martin is one of those artists and makes you go why did I not discover her earlier and this is her latest album released earlier in the year, and it’s nothings short of a Masterpiece. Good songwriting, vocals, lyrics, production plus a solid band behind her makes this an album to be discovered and cherish. She is doing something special it’s a little pop, a little rock in places but mix it together, you get something good. It starts off with the song Smooth Talk (Is All Talk) which is layered with melodies vocals and this way of drawing you in like magic. Apples is one of my picks off the album, it’s a great song, great vocals, great musicianship, amazing guitar playing, it’s a catchy tune and I love the use of the backing vocals, it’s a good touch to the song. Candle Burnin’ Wax Drippin’ has a great intro with the use of the acoustic guitar alongside Kate great vocals then launches into a magical song that is extremely well written and really works. Embers Burn is another great tune, love the use of electric guitar on the track and Kate amazing voice besides it. Love the use of strings and keys. Such a killer tune. The Earth Resonates is another winner of a track, great vocals, great musicianship and I love the use the two people talking in the bridge. Malleable is another pick off the album for me, it’s a lovely tune Kate voice is incredible here, the use of strings just adds to the tune. Friendly Fish is another pick off me, love the lyrics here and the vocals and the use of backing vocals. It’s a catchy tune. The Great Divorce is another solid tune, the use of less instruments or more so not over baring lets Kate vocals and her lyrics plus her amazing songwriting shine. Etiquette is another winner, the use of drums, electric guitar, keys and synth make this a magical song. Just so beautifully written and performed. It’s another pick off the album for me. The Darkest Sky (I’d Ever Seen) has the good use of electric guitar and use of Kate as backing vocals alongside her is a good choice. Nocturnal is another winner of a track and finishes off the album on a good note. Another pick off the album off the album for me. When I went to see her live I did not know what I was gonna get but what I got was something amazing and special, this album shows that and more. This album is worthy of your collection, it now proudly sits in mine.
Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors
Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors
1. Are you surprised how things have gone for you so far?
The world is funny. You have a life crisis and think you’re going nowhere,
then win an award and feel good for a day about all the years of touring and working on self management,
think you’re going somewhere, then you loose your band and have to start again.
2. How did it feel for you to be nominated for the Australian Music Prize?
I feel Grateful for the acknowledgment and to be nominated amongst a plethora of great new
and more established well known musicians.
3. What was the inspiration behind My Little River?
The songs were a bunch of unconscious and exaggerated snippets of a certain phase in my life that
I’ve now moved out of. Growing up in a small town and then running away from it.
4. How was the recording process different to the ep?
The location and the season were different, Winter in Country Victoria is very different to the tropical dry season
of Darwin and the recording process for the album was more drawn out than the EP.
5. What has been your favorite show to date?
Headlining at the Alice Springs festival a couple of years ago with an Indigenous band called Minority Son.
The people and the vibe of the place was wild.
6. How did Gaga get involved with your music?
They distribute our music digitally through itunes.
7. How does social networking help you as an artist?
You can gain advice from expanding your relationships with people in the industry,
even if its talking to other muso’s about their experiences.
8. How important is connecting with your fans?
It’s really important. I hope to get better at it.
9. What is next for yourself?
Working on a new album inbetween a few shows and festivals over summer.
10. Any plans to go overseas and tour?
Yes. European tour in October 2013
11. What does 2013 mean for you and your music?
New musical chapter of life.
Band Of Frequencies
Band Of Frequencies are a awesome Australian band who surf roots rock sound won me over. I wanted to know more from this awesome talented band and this is what they had to say so read on.
Aches and Shakes:2002-2012–A Decade Of Popboomerang! (Popboomerang Records)
Scott Thurling is one of the most honorable men in the music business in Australia; I’ve known him for a number of years and think he is a true champion of local music and in particular pop. Ten year ago he started up Popboomerang and this double disc set shows off why he is so good finding great Australian music. Every song just deserves to be on there. Of course it was going to be hard to put everything on there but what he has chosen shows off the label in great style. He has diversified from pop to include some folky titles on his label. Some of my favorite songs on the CD are by Tim Reid, Sneeze, Adrian Whitehead, The Sunshine Ponies, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Brilliant Fanzine, Brian Estepa, Celadore, Go Go Sapien, The Bon Scotts and heaps more. I think this is really a brilliant compilation CD and a great showcase of Popboomerang Records which really is one of the finest record labels out now in Australia putting out top quality music. If you live in Melbourne go down to The Tote this Sunday Afternoon to celebrate 10 years of the label with a bunch of his bands playing. Gonna be a great afternoon/evening show. Congrats on ten years mate.