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Archive | August, 2011

Youth Sounds ‘It’s Hell’

Youth Sounds are an aptly named band hailing from New Orleans who released their second EP earlier this year, ‘Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow’. It builds upon the synthy, dreamy, floaty sound the band exhibited on their first EP, injecting it with more percussion and more emotion. While their first EP was a great listen in its own right, it really does seem as if the band were told “Once more, with feeling”.

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Velociraptor ‘In The Springtime’

Yet another great band out of Brisbane, 12 piece garage pop act Velociraptor are heading to Melbourne soon as part of their only tour of the year. First though, have a listen to latest single ‘In The Springtime’, which has been getting a lot of love from pretty much everyone lately, and for a very good reason.

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Gung Ho ‘Twin Rays’

‘Twin Rays’ is the debut single from Brisbane locals Gung Ho. And it’s hard to imagine a song like this coming from too many other places in Australia. It’s very breezy and pretty much oozes surf, but still has plenty of balls. Above all else it’s just inescapably cool. Listen.

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Montpelier ‘China Shop’

Brisbane four-piece Montpelier play grand, powerful, poetic indie pop music. The guys have been everywhere lately, enjoying airplay on Triple J as well as supporting the likes of Frightened Rabbit. And they deserve nothing less: this is delicate, layered, complex music that is very reminiscent of UK’s Elbow, and I can pay it no higher compliment than that.

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James Blake And Bon Iver ‘Fall Creek Boys Choir’

As promised a couple of weeks ago, today we got to hear a collaboration between two of the hottest indie artists in the world right now, James Blake and Justin Vernon, when the track ‘Fall Creek Boys Choir’ was premiered on Radio One. Stream it below.

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Gig Review: Pinback @ The Corner Hotel, 21st August

Playing to an under-capacity crowd on a Sunday night cannot be an easy thing to do. But, for Pinback’s recent show at the Corner Hotel, what the crowd lacked in size they made up for with enthusiasm, obvious love for the band, and appreciation of good music. Combined with Pinback’s unique take on rock music, this made for a very enjoyable and very memorable gig.

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