Sunday, November 30, 2014

Everything, Alright! #26

Everything Alright! #26

Roman Pines - Owls Of Fun
You - Clubwater
Fourteen Stories Tall - Pale Lights
Wish You Knew - Pretty Sad
Crow - Pokal
Take Today - Totally Mild
Too Shiny - Sapphire Mansions
Hikikomori - Mega Ogre
Hindering Waves - The Orielles
Cincinatti - Holidaymakers
Left Behind - Heart Noir
I Want To Be Your Cat - Milk Film
Heavyweight - Labrador City
Wednesday ( The Worst Day Of The Week ) - Zipper
Blvd - SMILE
Blue - Haruca Hinata
Growing Up, Not Old - The Third Round

Lilac Mouth - Bad Family
Diving Board - Little Cinema

Play music.......BUY music......Love music !!

( alternatively listen to / dl the mix via Box here )

Some more great gift ideas for Xmas today, totes action packed so off we go ;)

Starting today with a Newcastle ( Upon Tyne ) band called Owls of Fun ( a two piece consisting of Cathy Russell & Sean Dodds ) and the track 'Roman Pines' from their CD ep Called "Leaps and Bounds".

Then it's "You" by Clubwater, a side project from Ebbie of Tamonkota, a 3" cdr on the small but brilliant Shiny Happy  Records from Indonesia.

Pale Lights have followed up their 'Before There Were Lights" album with a 2 track digi single "Fourteen Stories Tall / Twisting The Knife". Also only on digi-only single is Pretty Sad, a band with members ( Victoria, Luke & maxim ) based in Scotland and  Denmark, a 3 track ep from Shelflife which is a teaser from an full album from them due next year.

Arne Ellingsen from ( Stockholm ) Sweden releases music under the name Pokal and has just put out a five track digi ep called Five Songs, from which we hear 'Crow" today.

Totally Mild are from Melbourne and today's song "Take Today" is from the 5 Years Comp from the Bedroom Suck Records label, a double LP also featuring the likes of Terrible Truths, Blank Realm, Bitch Prefect etc.

'Too Shiny" is from the Over America album by Sapphire Mansions, their 2nd release ( with a third in the works I believe from my random travels on the 'interwebs' )

Then it's up north to Brisbane for ( 4-piece ) Mega Ogre and their second single, a taster of an album due "super soon" ( in the bands own words ).

The Orielles are a 3 piece from Halifax ( UK ), made up of sisters Esme (bass/voc ) & Sidonie ( drums ) Hand-Halford and Henry Wade ( guitar/voc )...firstly here's a clip to the song 'Hindering Waves" which is on today's mix -

That particular song the title track from CD ep that came out earlier in the year - grab that here.

Also worth chasing up are a 2 track cassette ( Yawn / Deduce ) released last month via Swirly Records ( in York ) and an earlier single called Entity ( after digging around I found that one on iTunes ) ( update : just found a CD single of it as well ) ( and they are currently in studio recording a new single by the way )

here's a clip for Entity - 

Dig ? I sure as hell do....

Next up is a track from the just released Woosh Comp from Jigsaw called "Ten Little Records: The Woosh Collection ", a comp of the various releases on the label and the flexis that came out with the Woosh zine

From that today is Holidaymakers ( from Scotland ), with Cincanatti, the a-side of their 7" vinyl single on the label, which incidentally featured all the way back on the Singles Blog #2 , way way way back where personally it all started for the online world that it is...

Heart Noir is a delectable combination of Tiny Fireflies & Boyish, one of many many many awesome combos on the Eardrums Pop three volume set comp 'Between Two Waves - The Second Wave" that came out earlier this year. I am sure you don't need me to tell you how awesome Eardrums Pop are but these comps are on another level. Too many names to mention here but head on over if you haven't already and grab these little beauties...

Next in the mix is Milk Film ( a 3 piece - Byk, Yky and Kth ) from Japan and an album ( their 2nd release ) called "I'll Remember October", available on CD from their bandcamp.

Then we are off to Switzerland for another 3 piece, also with sibling links - Labrador City, featuring Niklas & Moritz Stettler ( along with Marc Hofweber ) ( who, if he was living in Australia,  would pick up the ironic nickname of "The Hof" ). Today's song is from their "Kiss Hello" Ep. which came out last month, via Oh Sister Records in Bern.

After that it's the latest Dufflecoat offering ala the new 3-tracker from Zipper, a superb 7" from Melbourne band SMILE, one of many great Soundcloud tracks by Haruca Hinata ( from Tokyo ) plus a track from a great ( self titled ) album by Derby (UK ) band The Third Round ( you will need to get that one on iTunes )

Finally wrapping up today with another Melbourne band called Bad Family ( again from a self titled LP ) and last but absolutely not least is NY's Little Cinema and a single from their "Adventure" album.

Enjoy, see you again soon :)

ps there was a 20th track on this mix but it was requested to be removed, so henceforth no mention of that band / label here.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Everything Alright! #25

Everything Alright! #25

Reel - Fazerdaze
Wait - The Collected Fictions
Hold - Rose Selavy
In Bed - The Strawberries
Oh, To Be A Defector - Chorusgirl
Float - Fevrier
Now You Know Better - Magpie Instinct
Puff Of Smoke - Community Radio
Table Top Breaks - Mope City
Days Unfold - Flirt
Bite The Apple - Shine!
4U - Babaganouj
Restraints - Orca Orca
131126 - Majoriteten
Friends and Lovers - The Royal Landscaping Society
So Shy - Shiny Times
What Is Coming - The Room Outside
Bye Bye Bye - Summerset House

As always please help support bands, artists and labels and buy as much music as you can, even if you only sling them a few dollars on bandcamp...every little bit helps keep indie music truly indie :)

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I will try and be a little more regular ( posting ) here - so back driving the bus today and first stop is Auckland for Fazerdaze ( aka Amelia Murray ) and "Reel", one of six great songs on a s/t ep / handmade CDr she's just released.

Why not let Amelia tell you all about it ?? Yeah, why not.......

Then the big wheels pull up with a big air brake hiss in Manchester for The Collected Fictions ( another s/t EP ), in Texas for Rose Selavy ( formerly known as Gang Signs ) and then Glasgow for The Strawberries. They've released a couple of things - a split cassingle with Conceptus and a split digi-ep with Girlscapade.

Then Chorusgirl from London, oh to drive one of those red double deckers...but actually "Oh To be A Defector" is a song from last year and they seem to be in the studio as we speak recording some new stuff, looking forward to that...

Then somehow next in this "driving the bus" analogy that I am for some unknown reason using today, we manage to get the Greyhound into Norway, and Tromso for a four-piece called Fevrier

Then we cut back across the Channel and down into Wales for Magpie Instinct and a track from their "Empty Words & Gestures" album.

Then we're back in my hometown of Sydney and no way would I want to drive one of our crappy buses, especially around the inner west where these two bands are from. Community Radio released their debut album "Serious Magic" a couple of years ago now and a couple of digi-only things this year but are currently working on their new album. Puff Of Smoke was on that first album ( much more acoustic then ) but the version today is a new version on the "other side" if such a thing is possible of the "Real Transformation" digi-singl. Update - Also avialable on 7" from Community Radio is "Sick In The Car/ Wildflower" via a Madrid label called Tenorio Cotobade.

Mope City ( from Marrickville ) have released a CD ep, a tape of their own, are currently on a tape comp via EXXE Records and a digi-only live recording up in Brisbane for 4ZZZ ( for the "Live Delay" series ) at the Tenth Court Festival ( a Brisbane label I mentioned last time re Thigh Master )

Then it's a stopover in Hamburg for Flirt, a side project of Leif from Tripping The Light Fantastic ( along with help from members of Honeyheads and Sleeping Policeman ), check out their bandcamp page for a whole swag of wonderful tracks from the last few years.

From here I am dropping all the bus-driver talk - too hard to keep up ! Anyhow we then have a great track from Shine! from the upcoming Cloudberry Cake Kitchen retrospective CD for Shine! - as always another brilliant comp there ( and even though Roque doesn't like me to gush over the label - always great, always has been ).

Babaganouj are from a 4-piece Brisbane and the song "4 U" is one side of a 7" which came out earlier in the year. 

Then we hear from a 7" ep from Orca Orca called "The Shallows", aka Jimmy Hewitt who is now going under the name of Lost Film.

Then it's over to Norkopping in Sweden for Majoriteten, and a song which roughtly translates to "Amid All The Other".

Then a song from a great self titled album by The Royal Landscaping Society from Sevilla, and from the s/t Shiny Times ep - aka Kim Hart ( from Charleston, South Carolina )

After that is another s/t album from The Room Outside from Philadelphia and finally ending up some Japanese shoegaze from Summerset House.

and finally today when you've had a listen to the mix here's something else to watch -
Juniore Live in paris earlier this year....I am waiting for the album for sure !!

See you next time the 339 Bus to Clovelly pulls up at your stop :)

ps have started to do some (Insta)gramming of stuff that comes into my house -

"sideroomblogs" on Instagram...nothing mind blowing...just some stuff