Listen to Wild Nothing’s triumphant “Partners in Motion”

Wild Nothing - Indigo is out Friday 31st August via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.

Wild Nothing, the project of Los Angeles-based Jack Tatum, will release his fourth album, Indigo, onAugust 31st via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records. After presenting the chiming guitar and sweeping synths of lead single, 'Letting Go', Wild Nothing now shares the ’80s-heavy 'Partners In Motion' featuring saxophonist Taylor Plenn. As discussed with FADER, it's a song he's been inching towards for years. 

Recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound and produced by Tatum and Jorge ElbrechtIndigo is its own cyborg world, utilizing the artful mechanisms of human touch with the precision of technology to create the classic, pristine sound Tatum has been seeking his entire career. After a decade of making music as Wild NothingIndigo finds Tatum at his most efficient, calculated, and confident. It’s both a return to the fresh, transcendent sweep of his debut, 2010’s Gemini, and a culmination of heights reached, paths traveled, and lessons learned while creating the follow-ups, Nocturne and Life of Pause.

To make Indigo, Tatum confronted the Man vs. Machine dichotomy by seizing on the surrounding synergy. In his studio, he would write pieces of songs with whatever instruments and programs held his interest on any given day. He built a series of highly detailed demos, intending to record the final package swiftly with a live band in a studio and in a clear, bright, 1980’s-inspired fidelity. “I wanted it to sound like a classic studio record, as close as I could get it there. It just boils down to me wanting to fit into some larger narrative, musically, in terms of these artists I love,” says Tatum. “I think about how my music will age. Ideas of ‘timeless’ are going to be different—so if Indigo is not timeless then it’s at least ‘out of time.’” 

Pre-order Indigo via 

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NEW SINGLE CLUMSY LOVE plus TOUR FROM THELMA PLUM

Thelma’s latest work could be posed as a pleasant and easy trip.

Thelma Plum’s (Gamilaraay) long awaited follow up to her Monsters EP (2014) is the new single Clumsy Love, which sets the tone for what this singer-songwriter has in store for us for the rest of the year and beyond.  Clumsy Love is available to stream or purchase here.

Thelma comments on the track - “The year just gone has been a really rough one for me and Clumsy Love is my reflections on that - and I have to say I am far happier with the song than with the memories.”

To coincide with the release of Clumsy Love, Thelma has also announced a national single tour for late August/September. Tour date details are below.

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Thelma Plum is an award winning (NIMA, Unearthed) storyteller and a creator. Bravery, strength and resilience are not often the first things you attach to her brand of sophisticated folk music - but they should be. Thelma takes you on her journey down the garden path, and along the way shows you her world; both magical and sweet, but also equally scathing. Thelma’s divine melodies ease you into her universe, her stories detail the surroundings and her songs make you want to stay.

Recorded between Sydney and London, Clumsy Love is co-written and produced by Alexander Burnett (Sparkadia, Antony & Cleopatra) and is the culmination of years of writing and touring since 2014’s Monsters EP (Young In Love and How Much Does Your Love Cost). 2016 saw her touring the country, selling out multiple dates in each city and in 2017, she took to the road as the main support for San Cisco’s sold out theatre tour. During this time she could also be heard on Golden Features No One and AB Original’s ICU.

Thelma’s brand of catchy, pop-folk is as inviting and warm as it is incisive. Thelma’s latest work could be posed as a pleasant and easy trip, you’re lulled into its catchy nature; but you’re quickly snapped back if you do not pay attention; ‘I can only love you twice as much before you fuck this up’ those lyrics could easily be jarring but they land perfectly with Thelma’s honest and thoughtful delivery.

The layers of Clumsy Love and Thelma herself as an artist may seem paradoxical but they complement each other perfectly. This release is delightfully complex but it is delivered to you effortlessly by the only person who could. Thelma’s story isn’t confused, Thelma is very aware of who she is; a strong, Indigenous, Gamilaraay woman, a creator and you’ll find this out soon too, if you don’t already know.

THELMA PLUM

CLUMSY LOVE TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FRI 31 AUG | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE QLD (18+)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 01 SEP | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD (18+)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

THU 06 SEP | MOJO’S FREMANTLE WA (18+)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 07 SEP | THE RIVER, MARGARET RIVER WA (18+)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 08 SEP | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA (18+)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 14 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW (18+)

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 15 SEP | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC (18+)

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

ELDERBROOK - FREE SYDNEY SHOW on FRIDAY 27th JULY

Elderbrook will make his Sydney headline debut with a free show via RSVP at Oxford Art Factory on Friday 27th of July.

Following his Splendour In The Grass debut next weekend British musician, songwriter and producer Elderbrook will make his Sydney headline debut with a free show via RSVP at Oxford Art Factory on Friday 27th July.

The Ivor Novello and Grammy Award-nominated Elderbrook made a flying start to a new stage in his career with his Parlophone debut track Sleepwalking. Already past a million streams at Spotify, it received airplay at triple j and Nova as well as Radio 1 from Annie MacMistajamDev & AliceGreg JamesPete Tong and Toddla T, plus further support at 1Xtra6 Music and Kiss Fresh. Now Elderbrook extends the track’s momentum with a high profile remix courtesy of Hot CreationsParadise and Hot Natured figurehead Jamie Jones.

Last year, Elderbrook joined forces with production duo CamelPhat to release “a cool little club record” called Cola. Fate, however, had different plans when Cola was catapulted from the underground and into charts all over the world. It emerged as a surprise nomination for the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, and its success has recently seen Elderbrook and CamelPhat earn an Ivor Novello nomination for Best Contemporary Song.Cola is ARIA Platinum and came in at #42 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and Elderbrook released his second EP Talking last year as Cola was breaking big.

Elderbrook has been selling out headline shows all over the world. In the last year alone, he sold-out XOYO and the Oval Space in London while his growing international acclaim resulted in sold-out shows at The Roxy and L.A. and Baby’s All Right in NYC. Having completed tours with Bonobo and Rüfüs Du Sol, he’s set to return to the States with festivals including Life is Beautiful and Bumbershoot as well as his biggest American headline shows to date in September.

Sydneysiders are in for a treat as Elderbrook will play his only live Sydney headline show after supporting The Wombats the week previous.  As a special free via RSVP show this will be a show talked about for years to come as Elderbrook’s star begins to soar.

RSVP Here: 

Aussie Tour Dates

Thur 19th July – Festival Hall – Melbourne – w/The Wombats

Sat 21st July – Yah Yah’s – Melbourne

Sun 22nd July – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay

Tue 24th July – Hordern Pavllion – Sydney – w/The Wombats

Wed 25th July – UOW Innovation Campus – Wollongong – w/The Wombats

Sat 28th July – Capitol – Perth

Choosing Kamasi Washington's New EP 'The Choice'

Groundbreaking artist Kamasi Washington's immensely anticipated sophomore album Heaven and Earth is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control Records. The long-awaited follow up to Washington’s debut The Epic, is comprised of two halves, which find Washington confronting quotidian realities with cosmic themes. A further investigation of Washington’s world building ideas, the new album explores his reckoning with current global chaos and his vision for the future.

Washington convened his band, The Next Step, as well as members of the long running collective The West Coast Get Down at Henson Studios in Los Angeles to record the 16 tracks on Heaven and Earth. The music was composed, written and arranged by Washington, with new arrangements of jazz and bebop legend Freddie Hubbard’s 'Hubtones' and iconic kung fu film theme 'Fists of Fury,' as well as one song by bandmate Ryan PorterThundercatTerrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron GravesBrandon ColemanMiles MosleyPatrice QuinnTony Austin and many more contribute to the album.

To celebrate the release, Washington this week shared his A.G. Rojas-directed video for 'Street Fighter Mas' — watch it here.

 

The video includes cameos by famed Street Fighter legends Gootecks andCombofiend and one of Washington’s Los Angles heroes — Kevin Gilliam a.k.a. BattleCat, a longtime collaborator of Dr. Dre, Snoop and Tupac Shakur. The video was inspired by Washington’s love of the Street Fighter video game and depicts Washington’s adventure through Los Angeles en route to an epic battle to claim the title of champion against Combofiend. Rojas and Washington previously collaborated on a short film titled 'Truthfor Washington’s 2017 EP Harmony of Difference.

Talking about the 'Street Fighter Mas' video, A.G. Rojas says:

“I love inhabiting Kamasi's world, and Street Fighter Mas was an opportunity to take a left turn and explore the surreal qualities of that world. When Kamasi told me the background of the song, how Street Fighter was a safe space for him - it took me back to the supermarket down the street from my childhood home where my brother and I would try and get in as many games before our mother was finished shopping. It was a true labor of love for everyone involved, coming from a desire to interpret the cinematic qualities of the track into something equally unpredictable, familiar, absurd, and ultimately triumphant."

Heaven and Earth, over two and a half hours of music, is now available on double deluxe CD and a four piece vinyl housed in bespoke double gatefold sleeve, in addition to all digital services.

Buy / stream Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth: https://kamasiwashington.lnk.to/heavenandearth

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