Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Release from Skakey Graves


Shakey Graves is releasing his sophomore album "And The War Came" set to release on October 7th. It’s a full platform release, a bigger sound with collaboration with other talented musicians. You can visit ShakeyGraves website to pre-order And The War Came on vinyl, CD or digital.  You can also see newly posted tour dates for his Fall Headline Tour, beginning in October.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Phantogram - Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)


PHANTOGRAM is on the road this summer supporting their recent Republic Records release VOICESwhich was called “an epochal album, a generational capstone that will reside in playlists for a generation to come” by The Associated Press. Recorded in Los Angeles with co-producer John Hill (Santigold, MIA), VOICES follows up the group's celebrated full-length debut Eyelid Movies [2010, Barsuk] and Nightlife EP [2011, Barsuk], which established them as one of music's most intriguing indie outfits. Soon, the likes of The Flaming Lips and Big Boi [Outkast] began seeking them out for studio collaborations.  Check out Phantogram Tour for a full list of upcoming dates and when the band is near you!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Originally the bedroom project of Brisbane producer Jordan De Pas, Zaped is an exploration in melody
and rhythm. Evolving into what has been described as ‘future groove with intelligence and character’,
Zaped has already drawn notable comparisons to Flume, Disclosure and Chet Faker – all while retaining
an unmistakable R ‘n’ B flavour underpinned by monster beats and melodic ambience. The emergence
of Zaped into the live arena in 2013 coincided with the release of his debut single ‘Feeling’ followed by
the hard hitting ‘Come Black of the Year’. 2014 brings exciting things for Zaped with the highly anticipated
release of ‘Paradise’ featuring vocals from the sultry and smooth Georgia Potter. Quickly gaining a reputation as a party starter, Zaped has already shared the stage with notable acts Baths, The Kite String Tangle and Glass Animals.

"A sound that sits somewhere between Flume, Disclosure and Chet Faker – it’s future groove with intelligence and character, but when Depas gets physical on the drum pads he underpins it all with focused energy."
Glass Animals live review, The Music

James Bay


Buzzing UK singer and songwriter James Bay has released his second EP, Let It Go [Republic Records], via iTunes and other digital retailers. This is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed U.S. debut, last year’s The Dark of the Morning. “If You Ever Want to Be in Love,” the lead single off of the EP, premiered yesterday on Nylon.com to rave reviews. Only available in the U.S. “If You Ever Want to Be in Love” rolls from heavenly acoustic guitars and piano into a robust refrain from the singer. It’s a bright and unforgettable anthem that showcases his immense range.

Let It Go also features the heartfelt title track, which stands emblematic of his songwriting prowess and artful lyricism.  For both "Let It Go" and "If You Ever", he enlisted the production talents of Jacquire King [Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, Tom Waits], while mixing was handled by Michael Brauer [John Mayer, Coldplay]. The whole world will be talking about BAY very soon.

He’s also gearing up to support Irish sensation Hozier on his U.S. tour this fall.  In 2013, he toured the States alongside ZZ Ward and Wild Feathers. Meanwhile this year in the UK, he has supported Tom Odell, Kodaline, and John Newman, in addition to headlining Dingwalls in London—which sold out six weeks in advance. Recently debuted at prestigious UK festivals Glastonbury and T in the Park.  Bay remains a magnetic performer on stage, consistently captivating audiences with his powerful presence.

Bay hails from the tiny town of Hitchin, but he cut his teeth during rapturous sets at London's famed Blue Flowers Club as well as Notting Hill Arts Club in addition to supporting both Laura Mvula and Rae Morris. It was at one of these very performances that a fan filmed his set and shared the video on YouTube. The video quickly caught the attention of Republic Records who ended up flying Bay to New York and signing him on the spot.

Tour Dates supporting Hozier:
10/1 Atlanta, GA                      Variety Playhouse
10/4 Dallas, TX                       The Kessler
10/9 Houston, TX                    Warehouse Live
10/12 Mexico City, Mexico       Corona Capital Festival
10/15 Solana Beach, CA        Belly Up Tavern
10/16 Los Angeles, CA           The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
10/19 Portland, OR                 Wonder Ballroom
10/20 Vancouver, CAN           Commodore Ballroom
10/21 Seattle, WA                   The Showbox
10/24 Boulder, CO                  Fox Theatre
10/26 Chicago, IL                    Metro
10/28 Toronto, CAN                Phoenix Theatre
10/29 Montreal, CAN              Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
10/31 Boston, MA                   Paradise
11/1 Philadelphia, PA              Trocadero Theatre
11/4 Washington, DC              9:30 Club
11/5 New York, NY                  Irving Plaza

Tove Lo


Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson better known by her stage name Tove Lo, is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and musician, living in Stockhold. She released her debut EP Truth Serum in March 2014. Tove Lo has also written songs for a number of artists including notably Icona Pop nad Girls Aloud.

Tove Lo appeared on the SVT Swedish television game show På spåret on January 24, 2014 performing covers of "Fidelity", from Regina Spektor, and "Peace", from Mika. She released her debut EP, Truth Serum, on March 3, 2014. The album peaked at number twenty on the Swedish Albums Chart. She released "Stay High" on the same day as the EP. Tove Lo played her first U.S. show on March 10, 2014 at the Shameless SXSW Party and her first UK show at The Nottinghill Arts Club, London. Tove Lo will be opening alongside Betty Who for Katy Perry in the Australian portion of her Prismatic World Tour.

The Phoncurves


Beloved Brisbane duo The Phoncurves are back with new single ‘Lover’, a return to the signature, soulful foundations laid with their recent single ‘Heartstrings’. The pair received lavish praise largely for their use of layered vocals, as well as a modern take on a beautifully classic, alt-pop sound. ‘Lover’ builds on all these growing band trademarks and showcases not only their stunning harmonies, but also a rolling groove, captivating lyrics and wonderfully left of center instrumentation.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Money Go Round


Brothers Rohan and Evan Wilcox are The Money Go Round. Set to release their first single for 2014, Velvet Sky, the delightfully charming and entrancing Money Go Round is in for a big year.

Written and recorded in the boys’ home studio in Sydney’s east, The single conforms to The Money Go Round’s smooth psychedelic sounds while delivering a catchy guitar riff, captivating bass line and enchanting vocal melody.

Velvet Sky is a little escape song, something simple to let your imagination wander to”. – TMGR

Following on from a busy 2013, TheMoney Go Round is prepping for a very exciting year of shows and new music. The release of their previous single Endless Sun, with artist Jmotor on vocals, was followed by a string of great live shows supporting bands such as Papa Vs Pretty, The Snowdroppers. The boys also did tours of the East coast with bands Kinswood, The Griswolds and The Belligerents.

The band’s previous releases YaYaYa and Endless Summer received an incredible amount of recognition across Australia and the world, including an abundance of great reviews from station Triple J as well as Endless Summer featuring as the promo for Channel V’s ‘For the the Love of Music’ campaign in 2013.

Following some line-up changes in the latter part of 2013, The Money Go Round is finally ready to release Velvet Sky to the world. The boys are back on track and “stinging to release a heap of new music this year”. – TMGR

Django Django


Django Django is a neo-psychedelic rock British band based in London consisting of 4 lads. Their self-titled album Django Django was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize and the song “Hail Bop” is featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 13. Since then they have released Late Night Tales – Django Django in 2014 that’s a mix of various songs the band members choose.  "We wanted to produce a mix that represented the band. It's what we're all into, so everyone put forward suggestions. It's what we are as a band; and we're kids that have grown up with an obsession about our mum and dad's record collections, like '50s and 60s stuff and then got into hip hop and dance music as we grew up. At the heart of it all is our parents' collections, with our tastes mixed in. Our Late Night Tales pays homage to that." Dave Maclean (Django Django)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

X Ambassadors


JAMIE N COMMONS & X AMBASSADORS song “JUNGLE” is catching attention everywhere. Song sound familiar? Probably because you heard while watching the football games, it’s featured in the new Beats by Dre campaign for the 2014 Fifa World Cup! Also, “Jungle” has been featured in the Orange Is the New Black season 2 trailer, The CW’s Supernatural promo, NBA Playoffs opener and much more. Love this song and you’ll love all the other songs on The Reason EP out now. Jamie N Commons is currently in the studio working on his debut album and X Ambassadors recently finished up a line of shows, but keep an eye out for upcoming shows HERE. For now, watch the music video for their song "Jungle" and go to iTunes to buy The Reason EP!