Month: April 2017

Premiere: Elbury Chase Life’s Defining Moments On Debut Album ‘Haunting Ground’

Centred on capturing the key moments in life that we keep coming back to, Elbury’s Haunting Ground, is a nostalgic-laden record. Described as “super chill,” the band’s first full-length album lends itself to a more alternative, progressive-folk sound than its predecessor, 2015’s Demasquerade EP. “We started out as a straight-up folk duo, but on this album, we took strong steps into the progressive-folk realm, which influenced our song-writing immensely,” said band member Edward Buckridge. “Haunting Ground builds directly on techniques that we first introduced in Demasquerade. This time around we also experimented with more sounds outside of our typical...

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Premiere: Elbury Reveal Alluring New Music Video ‘Like Sirens’

Brisbane folk band Elbury are today revealing the music video for their new single Like Sirens with the help of filmmaker Patrick Delaney, and members of the Velvet Kittens Burlesque Troupe.   The clip, which is set against rural Australian countryside, features shots of the band playing in fields, interspersed with shots of women in white draped across trees, and dancing enchantingly.   Band member Edward Buckridge says the idea for the film clip came from the band’s early talks with the director, which centred on Sirens as mystical women who lured sailors to their deaths.   “We started storyboarding ideas...

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Premiere: Cedarsmoke Release Infectious Sophomore EP ‘Traffic On Solitude Road’

If you’ve always hoped Kurt Cobain had a collection of unreleased solo recordings hiding somewhere, waiting to be heard, then you’ve hit the next best thing in Cedarsmoke’s sophomore EP Traffic On Solitude Road. With infectious guitar licks, vocals reminiscent of Cobain’s charismatic drawl and stream-of-consciousness-like lyrics to match, Traffic On Solitude Road sounds like the love child of Nirvana and The Strokes. The record is the follow up to 2016’s False Start To The Rat Race and sees the Brisbane quintet further develop a sound that purveyors of soft indie-rock will love. “We really wanted listeners to get...

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Spotlight On: Morning Harvey

After some brief time off, Brisbane favourites Morning Harvey are back with their new single Holy Gun and an East Coast tour which kicks off at The Blurst Of Times Festival this Saturday, 29 April. Since forming in the “incestuous” Brisbane music scene back in 2012, the band’s eccentric and dynamic anthems have been embraced by fans and tastemakers alike, scoring them plays on Triple J and tours with the likes of Band of Skulls and The Dandy Warhols. “Touring, meeting new people and playing to crowds from varying walks of life is what it’s all about for us,”...

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Premiere: Lose Yourself In Huntington’s Whimsical New Single ‘Mt Notting’

If you’re looking to escape to another time and place without leaving the house, then Huntington’s latest offering Mt Notting is just the trip. With an upbeat intro that draws you in and lyrics and guitar lines that hypnotise like a lullaby, Mt Notting continues the band’s penchant for writing dreamy laments. “I like to create an ambient and dreamy atmosphere to portray a feeling before I even think about lyrics. A relaxed frame of mind is the only way I can write,” said front man Kyle Morley. “For me, My Notting is about the small moment of satisfaction from...

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