AFA: LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY COALITION WELCOMES ACTION

A coalition of groups representing the live music industry has welcomed the motion in the NSW Upper House to disallow the Berejiklian government's poorly designed music festival license regulations.

We applaud Labor's delivery on its promise to move a disallowance motion to enable proper industry consultation on measures to improve safety at music festivals and ensure a bright and sustainable future for music festivals in NSW.

The Australian Festival Association, in alliance with Live Performance Australia, Music NSW and the Association of Artist Managers, have pledged to continue their campaign for meaningful consultation with industry on festival safety.

The industry want to sit down with the NSW Government and develop a more workable and sensible regulatory approach to safety at festivals. The Government has again been presented with the opportunity to properly consult with industry groups and festival organisers on safety issues.

If Premier Berejiklian is serious about festival safety, she will acknowledge the original regulations were rushed through without industry consultation and only achieved a dramatic increase in costs to festivalorganisers and fans and forced the cancellation or relocation of events without delivering a meaningful safety improvement.

Music festivals are a vital contributor to the economic and cultural vibrancy of NSW, especially in regional and rural areas. The Premier now has another opportunity to get it right on festival safety. The live music industry also calls on all members of the Upper House to support the motion. 

BIG THIEF New album U.F.O.F. out now.

Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia(drums) have spent the last 4 years on an incessant world tour, winning the devotion of an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding audience. Their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), have been analysed, wept to, danced to, critically applauded, imitated, hummed idly, and shouted out loud. They have sound-tracked crowded restaurants, difficult conversations, cowboy bars, yoga classes, night drives and lonely bedrooms.

BUY IT: https://bigthief.lnk.to/UFOF

Carlie Hanson TOURING AUSTRALIA WITH LAUV THIS NOVEMBER

TOURING AUSTRALIA WITH LAUV THIS NOVEMBER

 Rising US pop star Carlie Hanson has released her new single, Back In My Arms, along with an accompanying lyric video. Carlie will be touring Australia for the very first time this November with Lauv.

In just under two years, 18-year-old Carlie has made her way from working at a McDonalds drive-thru in a small Wisconsin town to becoming a full-fledged artist and songwriter who has graced the pages of iconic magazines such as CR Fashion BookNylon, L’Officiel, Relix, Paper and more.

When talking about the track, Carlie says: “Back In My Arms is a song about my first romantic relationship with a girl. I wrote it about the feeling of intoxication and infatuation during a new relationship.”

Carlie has self-released six vibrant breakout tracks, which have garnered a collective 60 million-plus streams, and earned her a spot on Paper magazine’s list of “100 People Taking Over 2019.” Her viral hit Only One was prominently featured on Apple Music's A-List Pop playlist, and was included in Spotify's flagship pop list, Today's Top Hits

 After performing at several notable US festivals including Bumbershoot in Seattle and Summerfest in Milwaukee, Carlie opened for Australian pop superstar Troye Sivan on his Bloom Tour in the US, made her European/UK debut opening forYUNGBLUD. She will also be joining Lauv for his Australian/New Zealand tour later this year.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES WITH LAUV:

November 22nd                 Brisbane, AU                                      The Tivoli

November 23rd                  Sydney, AU                                         Enmore Theatre

November 24th                  Melbourne, AU                                 Forum Theatre

November 26th                  Perth, AU                                            Astor Theatre

Sunbeam Sound Machine’s LP Goodness Gracious out Friday May 3rd

Sunbeam Sound Machine’s second LP Goodness Gracious is out Friday May 3rd through Dot Dash/Remote Control Records

The recording project of Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick SowersbySunbeam Sound Machine first garnered attention for 2013’s One/Sunbeam Sound Machine double-EP, before Wonderer received widespread acclaim, leading to nationwide touring in Australia and the US with Sowersby’s 5-piece live outfit. 

Goodness Gracious is a self-produced affair, written, recorded and mixed by Sowersby in his home studio before being mastered by John Lee (Laura Jean, Lost Animal, Totally Mild) at Phaedra Studios. SonicallyGoodness Gracious trades in Wonderer’s experimental headphone psychedelia for something at once more intimate and expansive, full to the brim with chiming guitars, glittering loops and warped, cinematic strings. 

Sowersby says of Goodness Gracious“I began working on this album in an exploratory way, recording for recording’s sake until an album began to naturally take form. Along the way I found some sounds that it feels like I’ve been hearing in my head for years. The result is 11 songs that document a period of change, about what we look to for guidance, comfort and stability in uncertain times” 

'Talking Distance'the first offering from the album, premiered on Triple R and Pilerats, builds on a repeating distorted guitar pattern, a hypnotic rhythm section doing the heavy lifting while Sowersby’s vocals float over the top. The song details the feeling of coasting on auto-pilot, attempting to remain immune and keep one’s head above water in a flood of information and opinion. 

The song’s video, shot by cinematographer Clancy Walker in the same home studio in which the album was recorded, captures the spirit of the song, stripping it down to its mechanical parts as Sowersby plays the instruments and delivers the vocals unaffected against a colourful, shifting backdrop.

Stream / Download via https://sunbeamsoundmachine.lnk.to/goodnessgracious

New LP for Good Morning; The Option

Good Morning recently independently released their second LP The Option, a 17-minute tumble through propulsive guitar melodies and lyrics of concise, casual poetry, recorded live to tape. 

Slightly belying their decidedly no-frills approach to recording and playing live, the band were recently heavily sampled on A$AP Rocky's "Kids Turned Out Fine" and consistently pack out Melbourne venues.Good Morning's early EPs Shawcross and Glory defined the band's initial lo-fi, lazy and laconic sound, and have amassed over 36 million streams on Spotify alone.

Good Morning's US fans will be happy to hear that the band are also excited to be working with agent Anna Benefield of Panache Booking in the US, looking to travel to the States later this year. The Panache roster includes Aldous HardingBikini KillDrugdealerHand HabitsMac DemarcoOh SeesTy Segall, and U.S. Girls, and Good Morning are excited to be included! The band are currently represented in the UK and Europe by Anita Richelli at Listen Agency, whose roster includes Born RuffiansBuck MeekEleanor FriedbergerThis Is The Kit, and Tiny Ruins.

NEW ALDOUS HARDING, FKA TWIGS, GALANTIS, BLACK KEYS and more...

Today, Aldous Harding releases her third album Designer via 4AD / Remote Control Records

Designer finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of Party (internationally lauded and crowned Rough Trade Shop’s Album of 2017), Harding came off a 200-date tour last summer and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road. Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen. From the bold strokes of opening track ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an overriding sense of an artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinistClare Mactaggart broadening and complimenting Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting. 

Buy / Stream / Download Aldous Harding - Designer via https://aldousharding.lnk.to/designer

A new album from Dave Graney and the mistLY

New album from Dave Graney and the mistLY is out digitally March 22nd.
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?
Out on Compact Disc and digitally March 22nd 2019  
In Melbourne you can source it at Basement Discs and Rocksteady Records  and in Sydney there is some stock at Redeye Records. Otherwise, there is a mail order option by clicking here

For Apple Music and other digital options, follow this link.
Compact Disc or high quality audio download available at Bandcamp here.

ZIPPA DEEDOO What Is/Was/That/This?
The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life” . It is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. They dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY
This is an album with their band, Dave Graney and the mistLY. Stuart Perera has played guitar with them since 1998 and Stu Thomas on bass since 2004.

Out of Melbourne, Australia. Album number 33 (approx.) from Graney and Moore
Here is a great early review of the album from Your Music Radar.

Upcoming shows

Shows below are by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Thursday 28 March - Stag & Hunter, Newcastle
Friday 29 March - Bent On Food, Wingham
Saturday 30 March - 5 Church Street Bellingen
Sunday 31 March - Brunswick Picture House

Friday April 12th - Memo Music Hall opening for Stephen Cummings. (Clare Moore is playing drums in Stephens band)
Saturday May 4th The Gov- Adelaide CLARE MOORE AND DAVE GRANEY opening for Stephen Cummings.
Friday May 24th - Tanswells Commercial Hotel - Beechworth
Saturday June 1st - The Railway Club Darwin
Saturday June 15th-Major Toms, Kyneton.

Shows below are by Dave Graney and the mistLY
Wednesday 8 May - Brass Monkey Cronulla
Thursday 9 May - The Bunker Coogee
Friday 10 May - Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville
Saturday 11 May - Metro Social, Katoomba
Sunday 12 May - Dangar Bowlo.NSW
Sunday May 26th - Northcote Social Club (afternoon) ZIPPADEEDOO album launch show.
Friday June 21st the Bison Bar, Nambour.
Saturday June 22nd- Sunday June 23rd - the Bearded Lady, Brisbane.
Saturday June 29th - The Caravan Music Club - Bentleigh
July 12th - THE GOV - Adelaide.

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Dave Graney's  second memoir , WORKSHY is out on Affirm Press. You can source a copy here.It's a book focused on work and all the little jobs I did to try and be a player, an artist. It's about me and about the times. What I did while I was trying to do what I wanted to do. More personal, more about country childhood, the options that were open to me, more on 80s London....MORE
If outside Australia - Book Depository is the best place to order from. Free postage.
A blog about WORKSHY and the specific music related work in it .