Archive for April, 2011

DANCING HEALS LAUNCH “DIAMONDS” SINGLE & VIDEO AT GRACE DARLING

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 29, 2011 by speakertv


Melbourne popsters Dancing Heals will launch their brand new single and video clip, “Diamonds” at the Grace Darling on Friday, May 20th, joined by their good friends Stephan & Manuel, making their debut as a duo, The Shards, a one time only sensation consisting of members from Jaguar Spring and On Like Kong.

For Dancing Heals, 2010 was a hectic year of establishing themselves with solid gigging, including a four-week stint winning over the LA indie club circuit.

This year, they have kept themselves relatively quiet on the live scene, playing a handful of gigs whilst getting ready to record their debut album.

“Diamonds” has always been one of the highlights of Dancing Heals’ live set and they are thrilled to have their epic vision finally put to tape in a form that still captures the band’s live energy, thanks to the combined talents of producer Mandy Kane and mixing maestro Tony Espie (The Holidays, The Avalanches).

The launch will include a screening of the “Diamonds” music video, directed by local visual whizz, Timothy White.

Pre-sale tickets are available at $8 + BF through Moshtix, and $12 at the door. Doors open at 9pm.

 

LISTINGS INFO:

Dancing Heals (single launch)

Stephan & Manuel + The Shards

Rock/Pop

Friday, May 20th, 9pm

Pre-sales $8+bf/$12 door

Grace Darling Hotel, 114 Smith St, Collingwood

Ph:  03 9416 0055 / www.moshtix.com.au

BELLES WILL RING RELEASE NEW ALBUM CRYSTAL THEATRE

Posted in Music on April 28, 2011 by speakertv


ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR


Sydney outfit Belles Will Ring are back with their long awaited second album Crystal Theatreset for release on Friday 13 May 2011 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

Crystal Theatre is a striking collection of hazy, sun-drenched songs laced with the bands signature psychedelic style and a deeper, darker tone. Recorded throughout 2010 in the tiny town of Portland in central western NSW, the band left the city behind and escaped to the country to record the album.

With Crystal Theatre, Belles Will Ring have expanded their sound, adding a wilder and weirder texture by experimenting with vintage keyboards, trumpets, flutes, character voices and found sounds. The album follows on from the band’s lauded 2007 album Mood Patterns and 2008’s mini-album Broader Than Broadway.

Belles Will Ring will launch Crystal Theatre in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Maroochydore and Katoomba this July. Don’t miss your chance to catch them at a venue near you.

BELLES WILL RING
The Walking Soul Tour
Presented by Street Press Australia and 2SER

Friday 1 July – The Workers Club, Melbourne VIC
Tickets available from Moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX and Moshtix outlets
Saturday 2 July – Plus One at the Ed Castle, Adelaide SA
Tickets available from Moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX and Moshtix outlets
Thursday 7 July – Sol Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Tickets available on the door
Friday 8 July – Step-Inn, Brisbane QLD
Tickets available from Oztix: www.oztix.com.au and 1300 762 545
Friday 15 July – The Clarendon Hotel, Katoomba NSW
Tickets available from the venue: (02) 4782 1322 and www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au
Saturday 16 July – Goodgod, Sydney NSW
Tickets available from Moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX and Moshtix outlets


            

“A beautiful intertwining pop band of style and substance. This album, which seems an inordinately long time in coming, should be the making of them.”  Drum Media Sydney

“The harbingers of a new Australian psychedelia” The Age

 

Track-listing:

1. Crystal Theatre
2. Come To The Village
3. Trouble In Deep Water
4. Street Lamp Stomp
5. I Hear Your Voice On The Wind
6. Like A Boxer
7. Do You Know What I See?
8. Come North With Me Baby, Wow
9. The Green
10. Bald Mountain
11. The River
12. Redwood Hill
13. Pallisade Alley

Belles Will Ring – Crystal Theatre will be released on 13 May 2011 via Dot Dash / Remote Control

RED INK ‘WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY’

Posted in Music, Rock'en channel on April 27, 2011 by speakertv

Melbourne outfit RED INK have announced a string of headline shows in capital cities and regional centres – hitting Melbourne, Warrnambool, Adelaide, Mildura, Albury and Sydney.

RED INK have made a true rock star entrance on the local music scene, already having played shows alongside Biffy Clyro (US), Miami Horror andBritish India (to name a few). They’ve been climbing radio airwaves and tearing roofs from the rafters of venues around the country. Their loud hook-laden rock is hard to ignore.

Singles ‘Audrey’, ‘Catching a Killer’ and ‘Battlescars’ have each received heavy national airplay and media acclaim

“Acts like Red Ink remind me why Australian independent music is the best in the world.”

The AU Review).     



A year of constant touring in 2010 has seen the band win over tastemaker crowds at hyped guerrilla performances and festivals including Peats Ridge, Stereosonic, Playground Weekender and Hot BBQ. And word is spreading fast. Love has been rolling in from fans across Eastern Europe, UK and the United States.

Already a hit amongst RED INK’s live audiences, new single ‘What My Friends Say’ is about to explode out of radio speakers. As a special gift from the band,
‘What My Friends Say’ is available for a limited time as a FREE download from 
www.facebook.com/redinkmusic.

You can also catch RED INK play Easter Sunday at Festivus For The Rest Of Us in Geelong with Little Red, Children Collide, Muscles, Bag Raiders, Ajax and The Vasco Era.

Tickets for the ‘What My Friends Say’ launch tour are on sale now and not to be missed!

RED INK – THE ‘WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY’ TOUR

SUNDAY 24 APRIL – FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US, GEELONG, VIC
FRIDAY 20 MAY –THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC

SATURDAY 4 MAY – THE LOFT, WARNAMBOOL, VIC

SATURDAY 11 JUNE – ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE, SA

SATURDAY 18 JUNE – THE SANDBAR, MILDURA, VIC

SATURDAY 25 JUNE –THE NEW ALBURY HOTEL, ALBURY, NSW

FRIDAY 1 JULY – PURPLE SNEAKERS, SYDNEY, NSW

www.facebook.com/redinkmusic
www.myspace.com/redinkrockmyroll

CALLING ALL CARS Reptile – new single – new tour! CALLING ALL CARS are excited!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2011 by speakertv

After being confined to a studio for most of the year recording their second album follow‐up to last year’s Hold, Hold, Fire! with producer, Shihad sticks‐man and all‐ round‐nice‐guy Tom Larkin, the boys are finally being let out to play!

‘Reptile’ is the new single from their upcoming, as‐yet‐untitled album. Released on May 1, as expected, it shakes, rattles and rolls like a cut snake!

After having being cooped up for the past few months with only each other as company and with their batteries now fully charged, the CALLING ALL CARS Reptile tour comes stamped with a danger‐danger sticker…warning audiences that this will be one loud, raucous and riotous affair!With their rock and roll kicks tied tight, Calling All Cars will roll through Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide with hard rocking Sydney‐siders, and drinking partners, Strangers and Brisbane indie pop up‐and‐comers, The Cairos, in tow.

Since the release of their self‐titled debut EP in 2007 Calling All Cars have maintained a steady pace onward and upward. Hold, Hold, Fire was released in March 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews and yielded no less than five songs that smashed through the triple j playlist and excited community radio nationally.

The subsequent album launch tour hit every capital city in the country as well as a number of key regional centres and they maintained a tour‐heavy lifestyle that saw them share stage and riders with high profile rock acts such as AC/DC, Queens of the Stone Age, Grinspoon and Biffy Clyro;

That cycle has galvanised Calling All Cars’ reputation as one of the most exciting young rock acts in Australia and is set to continue in 2011 when they will release the follow up album to Hold, Hold, Fire.

See CALLING ALL CARS launch Reptile at the following venues:

SYDNEY

Friday 27 May

Spectrum support The Cairos& Strangers

tickets available from http://www.moshtix.com.au

BRISBANE

Saturday 28 May

The Step Inn support The Cairos& Strangers

tickets available from http://www.oztix.com.au

MELBOURNE

Friday 3 June

Nortcote Social Club support The Cairos& Strangers

tickets available from http://www.cornerhotel.com

ADELAIDE

Friday 10 June

Jive support The Cairos& Strangers

http://www.callingallcars.net

Sugar Mountain Festival

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music on April 27, 2011 by speakertv

 Speaker TV sponsors Sugar Mountain Festival 

Saturday 30 April 2011 – The Forum, Melbourne

The Sugar Mountain Festival will provide a welcome boost to Melbourne’s thriving arts scene on Saturday 30 April 2011.


Taking place over multiple locations in Melbourne’s city centre, including The Forum Theatre, No Vacancy Gallery at Federation Square, and The Atrium, Sugar Mountain will celebrate the diverse creative forms of music and visual art, with a focus on the natural meeting points between.

Curated by Melbourne indie label Two Bright Lakes and touring company Egadamia, Sugar Mountain’s music and sound program is an inspired selection of local and international acts, and some not to be missed one-off performances. We are pleased to announce the following world-class musicians will be performing at The 2011 Sugar Mountain Festival:

House music’s most enigmatic duo VIRGO FOUR (USA) will bring their timeless melodies and luxuriant sound

design to the Sugar Mountain Festival. Pioneers of the Chicago house movement, Merwyn Sanders and Eric Lewis’s small discography is highly rated by connoisseurs of the deep Chicago sound, and some might go as far as to say that their debut EP from 1989 is arguably the finest house music 12-inch ever created.

Brooklyn’s Aa (USA) – say Big A little a – have been honing their unique blend of intensely stylized DIY maximalism in the lofts and clubs of New York since 2002. Featuring multiple drum sets, a tangle of synthesizers and samplers, and vocal shouts make for an utterly unique and giddily engaging gasp of fresh air; Aa are a densely imagined, obsessively structured, hyperactive shoplifting spree through the polyrhythmic post-post-punk digital landscape. In recent times Aa have shared the stage with the likes of Health, Lucky Dragons, Zs, and No Age, and they played in Boredoms’ 77 drummer event ‘Boadrum’ in New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. To celebrate the release of their forthcoming album mAate on local label Sensory Projects, Aa are pleased to make their maiden voyage to Australia this April.

Comprised of three quarters of the critically revered pop band P:ANO, NO KIDS (CANADA) are multi-instrumentalists Julia Chirka, Justin Kellam, and singer/songwriter Nick Krgovich. Influenced by Golden-era Hollywood musicals, Jam and Lewis-inspired production techniques, the icy displacement of contemporary R’n’B, and the breadth of Arthur Russell’s disco, pop, and avant garde compositional work, No Kids produce lush, cinematic music with sweeping orchestral arrangements. The band released their debut album Come Into My House on Tomlab Records back in 2008, and we are very excited to see them play at the very first Sugar Mountain Festival.

YELLOWFEVER (USA), the captivating minimalist art-pop duo from Austin, Texas, are poised and ready to pounce as they ready themselves for their first Australian tour. Since their 2006 inception, the band have released a string of EPs and singles which were eventually compiled onto their self-titled album of 2010, released locally by Lost And Lonesome. Originally formed as a four-piece, the band have slowly whittled away to the core duo of Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones. The pair manage to balance the complex and the refreshingly sparse perfectly, applying drums, guitar, organ and synth bass to their jerky rhythms and willowy arrangements. Jennifer’s arresting vocals add a restrained sophistication to the garage-y undertow. Think Stereolab covering early-Go-Betweens, or Young Marble Giants, if they had have existed in Dunedin in the early 80s.

COOLIES (NZ) are an incredible garage punk girl group from South Auckland. Back in the mid/late nineties, the three teenage school chums got together to play the kind of music that might have caused Johnny Rotten himself to spin in his grave, had he actually been dead (might as well have been). Back then, Coolies’ take on punk and rock’n’roll was inspired, it must be pointed out, by nobody at all. Nonetheless, their signature was a sweet and swinging rah-rah sound and a burning teenage desire to burn things down. Having developed a cult following over the following two decades, the sometimes-on-sometimes-off Coolies have played alongside Deerhoof, Calvin Johnson, Erase Errata, Ariel Pink, Weird War, Total Shutdown and Bobbyteens.Striking the elusive balance between creativity, originality and pop sensibility, CANYONS are Perth musicians Ryan Grieve and Leo Thomson. With an aural likeness to elements of psych, folk, house and everything deep, what is essential to Canyons is that their music evokes a sense of feeling and truth, Ruth. The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, set for release this year on Modular. Close your eyes, feel the sun on your face and prepare yourselves for the sonic vision that is Canyons.

Melbourne’s QUA is electronic extraordinaire Cornel Wilczek. His music began as dreamy, electronic soundscapes in Adelaide sometime last century. Fast forward to 2011 and we present the new Qua – heavy, danceable and more abstract and as psychedelic as ever. Fusing techno sounds from a decade past with bleeps and beats from a distant future, this new sound forming in 2011 will culminate in a album to be released before the years end. As Qua he has released albums on Mush Records (USA), Headz Records (Japan), Surgery Records (Australia) and Someone Good

(Australia). For the Sugar Mountain Festival performance, Qua will be joined by the Ritmo Giallo Ensemble, a fleet of drummers composed of some of Melbourne’s finest percussionists. Performing new works, the ensemble will take the peaceful world of electronic music to new heavy heights.

Hailing from the east coast of Australia and currently residing in New York, YOUNG MAGIC is Isaac Emmanuel, a portable studio and friends. Following the release of a double A side single, Young Magic is set to release his debut full length album on Carpark Records (home to Beach House, Toro Y Moi, Dan Deacon) this year. His body of music was written and recorded in various places around the world: old spy bases near Berlin, empty rooms in Iceland, kids’ playgrounds in Melbourne, and no water flats in New York. These various locales are sampled and integrated into the fabric of Young Magic’s sound: the fluidity and songwriting of late 60s psychedelic soul combined with modern-day beat making.

Travis Cook (Cyst Impaled) and Marcus Whale (Scissor Lock) formed COLLARBONES over the internet in late 2007, and within a few short weeks they had committed to a long-term music-making relationship. Since then they’ve divided time between Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, playing shows with the likes of Samiyam, making mix tapes, covering Justin Bieber with great fondness and releasing Pitchfork-adored single ‘Beaman Park’ in 2010. The pair are about to release their assured debut album Iconography via Two Bright Lakes, an album full of confidence and brimming with ideas that document of the pairs shared love of glitch, RnB and fractured hip-hop.

RAT VS POSSUM have come a long way since their beginnings in inner-Melbourne in late 2008. The five friends have gone from playing as a ramshackle noise outfit in living rooms to a fully formed, well-oiled musical Terminator, hell-bent on destroying the Death Star and the Temple Of Doom. Rat Vs Possum have played to bemused crowds at major music festivals all around the country, including Meredith, Laneway and Campus A Low Hum, and now Sugar Mountain. The band’s debut effort Daughter of Sunshine is an album filled with multi-coloured ecstatic indulgences, chiming guitars, experimental rhythms and blissful beats. Leading the way locally with their invigorating psychedelic and neo-tribal pop tunes, this Melbourne five piece have developed a reputation for their intoxicating live performances, creating a type of pop music you can dance to, mung out to, lose yourself in and freak out to.

OSCAR + MARTIN is the work of Melbourne alt-pop wunderkinds Oscar Slorach-Thorne and Martin King. Born from the ashes of local ensemble Psuche, Oscar + Martin have moved towards making joyous pop music, using drum machines, synthesisers, children’s toys and Thorne’s tape loop experimentation. All these elements make for energetic live shows, enjoyed equally by dancing manically or listening intently. With Thorne’s enigmatic vocal lines laying down with Dilla inspired beats, Oscar + Martin produce wonderfully forward-thinking pop music. Having recently played support slots for Caribou, Four Tet and Coco Rosie, Oscar + Martin are set to take big strides in 2011.

GALAPAGOOSE is Melbourne beatmaker and programmer Trent Gill. An electronic project of Monome mastery, Gill impressed many over the duration of 2010 with his delightfully unconventional beats and samples. Gill has gone on to be billed with some of today’s most exciting names in electronic music, including Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer. Galapagoose is the artist to watch in 2011.

OTOUTO (pronounced otto-ootoe) is melting pot of art/pop; a band from Melbourne made up of sisters Hazel and

Martha Brown, and Kishore Ryan. Whether playing warmed, warped vocal notes through a midi keyboard or hitting a banjo with a drumstick, this trio’s take on pop music is fantastically unique. The vocal harmonies created by the sisters cause beautiful juxtapositions with the dissonant guitar work and frenetic percussion and beats. Following the release of their acclaimed debut album Pip in 2010, Otouto went on win hearts across US, on tour with Casiotone For The Painfully

Alone. Otouto will perform at the Sugar Mountain Festival with the No Lights, No Lycra Dancers.

Loveable lo-fi foursome TWERPS have quickly risen to become one of Melbourne’s favourite pop bands. They play their own brand of warm and incredibly infectious pop, with elements of the 80s Flying Nun sound and 90s lo-fi. Charismatic guitarist and vocalist Marty Frawley’s cheeky but heartfelt songs are complemented by the crystalline guitar lines of guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider), bassist Rick Molovanoic, and the sympathetic percussion of drummer Patrick O’Neill. The band has had the pleasure of supporting the likes of Deerhunter, the Bats, Yo La Tengo, Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees and Robert Forster, and are set to release their debut album on Chapter Music this year.

Led by classically trained musician Sophia Brous, Melbourne outfit BROUS play expressive, evocative pop. Sophia has assembled a gifted group of musicians that have been captivating audiences around Melbourne over the past few months. Sophia’s songs are a bold vision for pop, reminiscent of the widescreen riches of Mina and classic melodies of Scott Walker, all brought together by shimmering guitar lines and one powerful voice.

NO ZU is the wild sounds of delayed trumpets, heavy percussion and an obsession with the ideas of ‘exotica’ and ‘Australiana’. The rhythmic songs evoke imagery of deserts and heat ravaged landscapes while sparse, minimalist vocals cry out from the abrasive mixes. NO ZU began as a lo-fi recording project for Nicolaas Oogjes (also a member of TTT, formally Tic Toc Tokyo, and until recently Tantrums) in 2007 and has evolved naturally into an intense live performance act of experimental sounds.

Sugar Mountain’s visual arts program is curated by Creative Director Pete Keen, with support from No Vacancy Gallery. We are pleased to announce that the following selection of Australia’s finest young creatives, alongside some very special international guests, will be exhibiting at Sugar Mountain: AINSLIE FLETCHER, ALEX KOPPS (USA), BECI ORPIN, BEN BARRETTO, BRETT CHAN, CHARLIE CALLAHAN (USA), CLARK GOOLSBY (USA), CODY HUDSON (USA), CORNELIUS BROWN, DAVID POTES (USA), FERRIS PLOCK (USA), GEORG, JAY HOWELL (USA), JULIAN HOCKING, KATRINE HILDEBRANDT, KELSEY BROOKES (USA), KILL PIXIE, KYLE FIELD (USA), LEIF PODHAJSKY, MARK DREW, MARK TRZOPEK, MARK WARREN JACQUES (USA), MEL KADEL (USA), MIKE PERRY (USA), MONICA CANILAO (USA), NAILS, NAT RUSSELL (USA), NEIL KRUG (USA), OLIVER HUNTER, OSCAR VINCENT SLORACK THORNE, RHYS MITCHELL, RAPHAEL RIZZO, RYAN HEYWOOD, RYAN JACOB SMITH (USA), RYAN TATAR (USA), STEFAN MARX (DE), STEVEN HARRINGTON (USA), TWO ONE, EIGHTY FOUR FILMS (USA), THE AMIGO UNIT (USA), THE CREATIVE LIVES (USA), and SERPS.

Also featuring at Sugar Mountain is the following spread of creative exhibitions: A live painting performance from influential Californian artist THOMAS CAMPBELL (USA), best known for his

involvement in the Beautiful Losers exhibition. A live, band-responsive, projected visual and light show from KIT WEBSTER & JAMES WRIGHT, who are collaborating to

create a captivating, immersive environment. ‘Every Shape Has A Secret’, a reenactment of the ‘Dream Operator’ scene from David Byrne’s 1986 feature film ‘True

Stories’. Staring chanteuse JANE BADLER. Curated by ANITA SPOONER & DANIELLE GEPPERT. ‘Gaudy Romp’, a re-imagined adventure through the landscape of 1970s Australian cinema. Scored by FOOTY. Curated

by ANITA SPOONER & DANIELLE GEPPERT. Whispers of on-going social experimentation via TAPE PROJECTS COLLECTIVE in conjunction with guest curator LOUISE

KLERKS.

Early bird tickets have now completely sold out, and general tickets are selling fast.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Presented by Inpress, Triple R and Threethousand.com.au

Saturday 30 April 2011 The Forum Theatre and Federation Square Melbourne, Australia

VIRGO FOUR (USA) Aa (USA) NO KIDS (Canada) YELLOW FEVER (USA) COOLIES (NZ) CANYONS QUA with the Ritmo Giallo Ensemble YOUNG MAGIC COLLARBONES RAT VS POSSUM OSCAR + MARTIN GALAPAGOOSE OTOUTO with the No Lights, No Lycra Dancers TWERPS BROUS NO ZU

Visual artists AINSLIE FLETCHER, ALEX KOPPS (USA), BECI ORPIN, BEN BARRETTO, BRETT CHAN, CHARLIE CALLAHAN (USA), CLARK GOOLSBY (USA), CODY HUDSON (USA), CORNELIUS BROWN, DAVID POTES (USA), FERRIS PLOCK (USA), GEORG, JAY HOWELL (USA), JULIAN HOCKING, KATRINE HILDEBRANDT, KELSEY BROOKES (USA), KILL PIXIE, KYLE FIELD (USA), LEIF PODHAJSKY, MARK DREW, MARK TRZOPEK, MARK WARREN JACQUES (USA), MEL KADEL (USA), MIKE PERRY (USA), MONICA CANILAO (USA), NAILS, NAT RUSSELL (USA), NEIL KRUG (USA), OLIVER HUNTER, OSCAR VINCENT SLORACK THORNE, RHYS MITCHELL, RAPHAEL RIZZO, RYAN HEYWOOD, RYAN JACOB SMITH (USA), RYAN TATAR (USA), STEFAN MARX (DE), STEVEN HARRINGTON (USA), TWO ONE, EIGHTY FOUR FILMS (USA), THE AMIGO UNIT (USA), THE CREATIVE LIVES (USA), and SERPS.

Plus a live painting performance by THOMAS CAMPBELL (USA); live visual and light show by KIT WEBSTER & JAMES WRIGHT; ‘Every Shape Has A Secret’ starring JANE BADLER, curated by ANITA SPOONER & DANIELLE GEPPERT; Screening of ‘Gaudy Romp’, scored by FOOTY and curated by ANITA SPOONER & DANIELLE GEPPERT; and social experimentation via TAPE PROJECTS COLLECTIVE in conjunction with guest curator LOUISE KLERKS.

http://www.sugarmountainfestival.com


UK’S NEXT BIG VOCAL SENSATION, THE MAGNETS ARE HEADING TO AUSTRALIA FOR SHOWS IN MELBOURNE & SYDNEY IN JUNE!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2011 by speakertv
The Magnets are the singing secret that the stars have kept to themselves, the vocal group with a word-of-mouth reputation for spicing up the parties of supermodels (our very own Elle MacPherson), heads of state and billionaires with their blend of razor-sharp harmonies and jaw dropping beatboxing. But now, after selling out London’s legendary Roundhouse, a series of electrifying festival appearances and a starring role in the latest T-Mobile flash-mob advert The Magnets are emerging as one of the must see acts on the current British music scene and they are taking their unique style of music to Australia for shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Sydney andNoosa.

Literally a ‘six-man sound machine’, The Magnets make all their music with their mouths alone, including the drums of vocal percussionist/ beatboxer Andy Frost and the richly textured bass of Fraser Collins. However, this is no attempt to mimick instruments, but rather the blending of six distinctive voices to create a unique sound that rivals any band with guitars and keyboards.

At the heart of The Magnets music lies a gift for extraordinary arrangements that radically restyle and subvert songs from artists as diverse as Kraftwerk and Beyoncé. Highlights include a sun soaked lounge version of Blur’s ‘Girls & Boys’, an adrenaline-fuelled mash up of ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ by Lenny Kravitz and Fat Boy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’ and the band’s trademark mega-medleys, currently a show stopping A- Z of movie themes from A-Team to Zulu.

In concert, The Magnets marry musical sophistication with a road-seasoned theatricality that suffuses their shows in imaginative choreography, engaging humour and plenty of audience participation.

The Magnets are now centre-stage in the current revival in vocal harmony music, seen everywhere from Glee to The Choir, having paid their dues as street performers in London’s Covent Garden and near continuous international touring they have enjoyed a colourful history, including an EMI record deal and support tours with Tom Jones and Michael Ball.

Most recently The Magnets have been seen and heard on ITV1’s Magic Numbers, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 1 and 2, and Louie Spence’s Showbusiness.

Currently promoting their new album and show ‘Gobsmacked’, 2011 will see The Magnets appear on Comic Relief(UK), at the Glastonbury Festival, a support slot with Blondie and the band’s first Australian tour.

For an experience like no other, make sure to catch The Magnets at the following venues:


Wed, June 15th    Red Bennies, Melbourne (373 Chapel St, South  Yarra)
Tix from Venue www.redbennies.com <http://www.redbennies.com
 <http://www.redbennies.com>
$44 +Booking Fee Doors 8pm show 9pm


Sunday June 19th   The Basement Sydney  (29 Reiby Place, Sydney)
Tix from www.thebasement.com.au <http://www.thebasement.com.au
 <http://www.thebasement.com.au>  andwww.moshtix.com.au <http://www.moshtix.com.au <http://www.moshtix.com.au>
$44 + Booking Fee Doors 8pm show 9pm

CURTIN Curated by Andie Tham and Johann Rashid

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2011 by speakertv

Opening Thursday 28th April 6pm – 9pm
Seventh Gallery
155 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Curtin is a recent survey of ten emerging artists, who all site sourced and found material as the starting point of image making and technical process. Linking themes and joining narratives through juxtaposition of high and low brow imagery, this exhibition aims to be a fun exploration of different modes in contemporary culture. Curtin is a group of friends, who’s work directly addresses their surroundings. Inspired by found and sourced imagery from the internet, magazines, old books, and film, these processes involve conscientious cropping, collaging, and re-appropriation. The opening of Curtin will also double as a book launch, celebrating a free limited edition publication also titled Curtin, that showcases images from all artists in the exhibition.
ARTISTS FEATURED
Andie Tham
Martin Bell – www.martinbell.com.au
Beci Orpin – beciorpin.com
Kate Moss
Jarrah De Kuijer – jarrahdekuijer.com/
Stephanie Hughes – halftruecatfood.blogspot.com/
Johann Rashid – johannrashid.blogspot.com/
Friday 29th April 9pm
The following night at The Toff In Town the publication Curtin, supported by The Toff will be celebrated. The 106 page full colour book features work from all artists involved in the exhibition and is brought together by the setting of the historic Curtin House on Swanston St Melbourne that houses The Toff In Town as well as other iconic Melbourne institutions Cooke and Rooftop.