I love Jonas & The Massive Attraction, I totally dig what the band does and here are two songs off the album which they put up.
Go buy the album it’s amazing
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Hilary Kennedy is my beauty of the week as she is an extremely talented tv host,actor and blogger. Plus the fact she is extremely beautiful and she has an Emmy to her name. This talented beauty lady is going places. You can find out more about her here http://hilarykennedy.com/
Jonas & The Massive Attraction – Live Out Loud (Big Slice Records/Select Distribution)
Jonas & The Massive Attraction are back with their latest album Live Out Loud and I reckon its one of the best rock album to come in out in ages. This rock band managed to make an album that mixes up the heavy tunes with soft melodic numbers with eaze. Solid songwriting, musicianship, production and Jonas amazing voice just all shine here. Songs like Ultimate Low which opens the album, shows the band can rock out like the best of them. Songs like Cover Up, Good Life show off the softer melodic balladest tracks off the album. Good Life is a radio hit if their ever was one. Songs like Breahting show off they can writing a catchy rock tune with a pop edge. Songs like Only Human show off the more serious side with almost a dark edge to the song. Jonas Tomalty is the perfect front man, he has got such a good voice. I just love this album, it’s got everything a perfect modern rock album should have. Good songs and songs that just never leave after you play. Everything about this album is so good. You Need To Hear This Now.
SPLASHH LAUNCH VIDEO FOR ’ALL I WANNA DO’
AND ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN VISIT IN JUNE
ALBUM ’COMFORT’ OUT JUNE 7TH ON BREAKAWAY RECORDINGS
Australian/ NZ/ Brit band Splashh is pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘Comfort’ on Breakaway Recordings, featuring latest single ‘All I Wanna Do’ check out the video clip here
With the album set for release on June 7th Splashh will head out to Australia for two shows only: Thursday June 27th at Goodgod Small Club, Sydney and Saturday June 29th at Ding Dong, Melbourne before heading back to the UK to support the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park.
New Zealand born Sasha Carlson (guitar/singer) is a serial vacationer. During one such vacation, he met Aussie born Toto Vivian (guitar/ keys/ backing vocals), and the two bonded over a strong love of life and music. Spending the summer in the idyllic setting of Byron Bay, the two soaked in the sun and spit it out into a bunch of well-crafted, neo-shoegaze, pop songs.
With summer coming to a close, Sasha convinced Toto to help him continue his vacation by taking a trip to London. After hanging out in the East End of London, they decided to make the vacation a permanent one. Joining up with Brit Thomas Beal (bass), they took up in a Hackney bedroom to self-record. Booked for their first gig, they had one problem – no drummer. Flying their pal Jacob Moore (drums) in from New Zealand a week before the gig, Splashh, named after a favourite childhood water park, got off to a furious start and has never looked back.
The carefree attitude within their music transports the listener to the summers of yesteryear, kicking back with good friends, with the world at your feet. Sounds of dreamy fuzz being thrust through the walls of your neighbour’s garage, as the “slackers on summer holiday” dream of adventure and the open road.
Splashh have been steadily building via constant gigging and single releases, including two singles on the Luv Luv Luv label and a sold out release on the Kissability label (the cassette only label of BBC Radio 1 DJ Jen Long and the folks at Transgressive Records, home of Foals).
When the band was recently asked to describe themselves in 5 words, they hit the nail on the head: Distorted grooves. Dreamy nostalgia. Melody.
AUSTRALIAN PROMO TOUR
Friday June 28th – Good God, Sydney
Saturday June 29th – Ding Dong, Melbourne
Tickets on sale Wednesday May 8th
SHE-REX – P.O.W.E.R.
Siamese Almeida – Molasses & Sabbath
Raindrop – Killing Me
Lee’Mon – Albert, Adam & Eve
Here are some awesome songs to get your ears around and Lee’mon back with another killer tune track
Deja are an exciting Melbourne band that consist of Haxx & Rromarin. They do future-pop/electronica music and they do it very well. With a publisher behind them, a booking agent and some incredible tunes and video clips. These two are doing well. How they get their ideas for their songs are from songs that inspire them. Haxx listens to a lot of music and that where Haxx will get firstly his production ideas and often starts by making a beat and then shows it Rromarin and then if she likes it then they will write everything together from there. They have their own home studio, so making music is easy for them and they love having the freedom of being able to make the music in their own studio under their control and making the song the way they want it. They are always writing songs so when they are not recording, new songs are always happening.
Haxx starting producing and recording music at a real young age and what was he using when starting out. Cool Edit Pro. So it began his love of recording and having his own studio where he is in total control of making the magic happen when Deja is in the studio.
They say having a publisher helps them under the complexities of licensing music and protected and take care of and having a booking agent means that they can focus on the music and let someone else take care of getting gigs and getting gigs that they probably couldn’t get if they were still booking the shows themselves. They hope the EP when all the songs are will give people a good idea of who Deja are and what they are all about.
If they could have anybody in a video clip it would be Thom Yorke from Radiohead who would also be in their ultimate festival line-up. They are surprised that they have some fans of their music in Brazil of all places. They also think soundcloud has been a huge help as well as bandcamp and of course Facebook in getting their music heard.
They think it is important in connect with your fans and are grateful for the support they are getting and a lot of it coming from overseas, which really surprises them and that what the beauty of the internet has done for them. Deja are a band to watch out for, why good songs, a good live show and two people who just love making music.
Hey Geronimo is a great Australian band doing good things. I chat to Pete Kilroy from the band about it all. So read on.
1. Why write a song about Dan Kelly?
It’s actually not really “about” him, so much as the song is in the man’s style. It was called “Right In The Feelings” for a while, but somehow the name changed while we were on the road.
2. Why is he so totally awesome?
Dude just does his own thing. Rain, hail or shine. Gotta respect that.
3. What do you hope the tour with Strange Talk will do for you?
In the JFK style of things, we’re looking at what we can do for the tour, more than what the tour can do for us. We’ve had a couple months off so we’re pumped to be getting back out there!
4. What inspires the band now when writing music?
These days it seems to be a mixture of 90s weezer and 60s kinks.
5. What do you hope the song will do for the band?
Give us something to do for three and a half minutes onstage! But really, it’s turned into a great live number so the song is already pulling it own weight.
6. If you could collaborate with any one who would it be?
Someone asked us this the other day and we really couldn’t think of anything good. Maybe John Farnham. Just because it would be ridiculous.
7. Do you think the Internet has made it harder for musicians to stand out?
It’s definitely changed things a lot and in some ways it’s harder to stand out. At the same time there’s many more opportunities to get your music out there.
8. What is next for the band?
The tour with Strange Talk in a couple of weeks which should be a lot of fun. We’ll also be finishing off some recordings and releasing another compact disc of new songs before the end of the year.
9. What does 2013 mean to you?
Touring, recording and more touring. A year to get our music in the hears of as many people as possible. Just the usual!
Natalie Reiss is a talented Aussie singer songwriter who I have interviewed a few times, love what she does so read on and find out more about what she been up to recently.
1. What was the inspiration behind the new song?
The lyrics came from a stream of consciousness I wrote, and I was spending a lot of time thinking about childhood and the places we create in our minds – all the perfect and whimsical wonderlands! Adults aren’t generally encouraged to daydream but this song is essentially a collection of all of my favourite places, real and imaginary – just trying to keep the inner child alive. I hear they call that Peter Pan syndrome, ha!
2. What do you think the song will do for your music career?
I have no idea to be honest – it was just a song I needed to get down.
3. What inspires you now when writing music?’
When I wrote ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, I was reading Rainer Maria Rilke and Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ and I’ll often be inspired by books. Other times it can be something that’s happened to me, or a story I’ve heard and then there are moments when a melody will just pop into my head.
4. How do you get your ideas for song structure?
I tend to write in a very typical pop structure (verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus), and I can only assume it’s because I’m obsessed with and listen to so much pop music!
5. Do you think going to London help you with your music career?
London has been great if only for exposing me to so many different people and ways of life, so musically speaking, I find it very inspiring. Career-wise, I have no idea – I write because I love it and anything else that stems from it is a bonus.
6. Do you think the net has played a big part in your music?
Definitely, the world’s population is pretty in front of you when you turn on your computer and that makes sharing music a whole lot easier.
7. What do you think it means to connect with your fans?
It’s so lovely to get feedback on something you create and for me, I’m always surprised when people find my music and take the time to get in touch. It means so much to me.
8. How does social networking help you?
It’s a way to honestly express who I am without leaving my bedroom. Kidding! Well kind of… No, it’s fantastic to be able to chat with people from all walks of life and find like-minded people. Musically, it’s just great to see what people are creating – there is a mind-boggling amount of talent out there!
9. What does 2013 mean to you?
Hmm we’re already half way into it, crazy! I just want to keep creating work that I’m proud of and continually challenge myself.
10. What next for yourself?
I’m off to London again shortly and I’ve got a bunch of new songs nobody has heard – I’d like to release at least one or two more before the year is out, hopefully with beautiful videos to accompany them.
LENKA RELEASES ‘SHADOWS’ &
ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
An album for dreaming is how Lenka describes her third solo release ‘Shadows’ out tomorrow on her very own label, Skipalong Records. To celebrate we are very pleased to announce a run of East Coast tour dates. Returning to Australia in October Lenka will play Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
‘Shadows’ is a beautiful, captivating collection of peaceful, introspective numbers that are both calming and thoughtful topped with Lenka’s sweet dulcet tones. An album that sees Lenka to a new place in her life and musical career, ‘Shadows’ has been awarded album of the week status at ABC DIG and ABC Radio Australia.
First single taken from the album ‘Heart to the Party’ is a buoyant hand-clapping track that comes with a fun face painted video, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPa2cTfEBY&feature=youtu.be
ALBUM ‘SHADOWS’ & TOUR DATES ON SALE TOMORROW
October 24: Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
October 25: The Vanguard – Sydney
Tickets available from www.thevanguard.com.au | 02 9557 9409
October 26: Workers Club – Melbourne
Tickets available from www.theworkersclub.com.au | 1300 724 867
The Basics Return
After three years in the wilderness, Melbourne cult heroes THE BASICS announce their return to the stage today.
If life experience is the key to a great band, then – as with any relationship – time apart can yield some unexpected results. Between Tim’s film work on “The Rise and Rise of Richard Latté”, Wally’s triple Grammy win (as Gotye) and Kris’ latest bout of malaria, all signs point toward an interesting future for the band.
Abandoning the live circuit in 2010, the band summed up Act One of their career earlier this year with the “best-of” set Ingredients and rarities collection Leftovers, prompting rumours of a reunion.
“So it is written, so shall it be done”, and the return of the Jedi Basics has them very shortly heading around the country with shows in all East Coast capitals (and a few other places, too) and tickets on sale Wednesday June 12.
“I think of this tour and every possibility that might come out of it as a sign from on high,” said Kris Basic, speaking from a Kenyan hospital. “The break has been very healthy for us (aside from the actual near-death experiences) – a good bit of time to focus on ourselves, build on our strengths and see this band of ours from the outside. Talking to Tim and Wally lately, it’s evident how this new perspective has got us all excited about where we might go next.”
The band’s career has spanned well over a decade, outlasting most of their contemporaries, and giving us four studio albums with singles ‘With This Ship’ and ‘Like a Brother’ added to triple j. These and other tracks featured in hit US TV shows like Californication and Scrubs have also earned the band a cult following across the globe.
“It’s been a great challenge nutting out how to bring a large band, visuals and studio compositions together for the Gotye live shows over the last two years,” said Wally Basic, having recently concluded his tour commitments. “But right now I’m looking forward to getting sweaty behind the drums and playing rock ‘n’ roll in these fab clubs with my brothers Kris and Tim.”
Whatever comes next, The Basics will be celebrating their catalogue of good-time genre-bending classics, with their latest single “So Hard For You” showcasing the gritty live sound that has come to define the band. Time to get excited, people!
INGREDIENTS & LEFTOVERS TOUR 2013
Tickets on sale Wednesday June 12
Thursday 12 September
The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival
www.brisbanefestival.com.au // Qtix – 136 246
Saturday 21 September
Republic Bar, Hobart
Thursday 26 September
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
www.theatreroyal.info // (03) 5472 1196
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September
Northcote Social Club
www.northcotesocialclub.com // 1300 724 867
Thursday 3 October
Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 4 October
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday 6 October
Caloundra Music Festival