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RADIO STAR AUGUST TOURING with Shiny Brights & Tales In Space…

Posted in Music with tags on July 28, 2011 by speakertv

Their favorite colors are pink and blue and they only drink Melbourne Bitter. They are Melbourne TRASH POP outfit RADIO STAR and they are heading out on the road this August.

Think ‘Boy’s Don’t Cry’, with guitars, drums and synthesizers their songs are mostly about GIRLS, DRINKING, DANCING and sometimes SPACE.

Radio Star’s latest single ‘YOU GOT ME (I GOT YOU)’ taken from their independently released, self-titled EP, is the follow up to their previous single ‘A COMMON TALE’.  You can grab a free download of the track from

“You Got Me (I Got You) is the perfect marriage of squally guitars and perky synths and Radio Star know exactly when to conclude a track, leaving you hanging for more.” Inpress 01/06/11

With a hectic live show that often ends with a mess of band members and instruments on the floor and a broken drum kit. RADIO STAR set off on tour this August.

Saturday 6th August – Ed Castle, Adelaide w/ Shiny Brights & Tales in Space

Friday 12th August – Late Night @ Gaelic Club, Sydney w/ Tales In Space & The Shiny Brights

Saturday 20th August – The Zoo, Brisbane w/ Tin Can radio, The Shiny Brights, Tales In Space 

Saturday 27th August – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne w/ Tin Can Radio, The Shiny Brights, Tales in Space

‘Cyndi Lauper as an influence?! That caught my eye before this tune compelled some ecstatic dancing with it’s ridiculously catchy Cure inspired riffs. I’m happily breathless!!’ Caz Tran (Triple J) 4/5 Stars


Calling All Cars – album release 5 August – national tour…it’s all happening NOW

Posted in Music with tags on July 27, 2011 by speakertv

After countless sleepless nights and a stupid amount of coffee runs, CALLING
ALL CARS have finally emerged
from the studio bleary-eyed and with their second full-length album tucked
under their arms.

It was a long, hard slog in the studio alongside producer, confidante and
(towards the end) motivational

speaker Tom Larkin, but the first listen of ‘Dancing With A Dead’ suggests
it was worth all the effort.

Laden with relentless drums, soaring riffs and heart-stopping bass, Calling
All Cars have definitely

poured their finest work into what’s soon to become one of the finest
releases of 2011.

With affronting first single Reptile still sending out shockwaves on the
radio, the

band are set to follow this up with the appropriately titled No Sleep.

But these monstrous tracks are just the tip of a very large sonic iceberg.

Following a quick hibernation and re-boot, Calling All Cars will be packing
their bags and taking their new

album across the country this August and September. With a swag of
insta-classics to be lifted from

their new album and upstarts BOY IN A BOX and REDCOATS in tow, it will no
doubt be a tour to remember.

‘Dancing With A Dead Man’ will be released Friday August 5 through Shock

1.      Redline

2.      Reptile

3.      No Sleep

4.      Dancing With A Dead Man

5.      Worlds Collide

6.      Autobiotics

7.      The Desert Sun

8.      She’s Delirious

9.      Fireworks In A Hurricane

10.  Throw Me To The Wolves

11.  Wait For War

‘Dancing With A Dead Man’ National Tour

With Boy In A Box & Redcoats

Thursday 11 August – KAY STREET – Traralgon

Friday 12 August – REPUBLIC BAR – Hobart

Saturday 13 August – FOWLER’S LIVE – Adelaide

Thursday 18 August – BEACH HOTEL – Byron Bay

Friday 19 August – TEMPO HOTEL – Brisbane

Saturday 20 August – COOLANGATTA HOTEL – Gold Coast

Wednesday 24 August – THE LOFT – Warrnambool

Thursday 25 August – KAROVA LOUNGE – Ballarat

Friday 26 August – CORNER HOTEL – Melbourne

Saturday 27 August – FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL – Ferntree Gully

Thursday 1 September – TRANSIT BAR – Canberra

Friday 2 September – OXFORD ART FACTORY – Sydney

Saturday 3 September – WAVES – Wollongong

Thursday 8 September – PRINCE OF WALES – Bunbury

Friday 9 September – STUDIO 146 – Albany

Saturday 10 September – AMPLIFIER – Perth

Sunday 11 September – INDI BAR – Scarborough


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 27, 2011 by speakertv

returns with a haunting new video for his western whistling tune ‘Truth’, along with a remix of the track featuring Wu-Tang Clang maestro RZA.

Alexander (Ebert) released his debut self-titled album earlier this year via Community Music / Inertia.  The remix of ‘Truth’ by RZA first appeared in the season premiere of TV show Breaking Bad.

The video for ‘Truth’ was filmed in a beautiful nature reserve in Tulum, Mexico. Alex enlisted the help of director Tao Tuspoli and screenwriter/philosophy professor Mark Wrathall. Having studied film himself, Alexander brought his own thoughts and creative energy to the video, resulting in a striking allegory of beauty, darkness, death, rebirth and of course, truth.

]Grabbing our attention as the front man of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whistling skills in hand, knees to slap, fingers to snap and toes to tap, Alexander holed up in his bedroom during breaks from Edward Sharpe tour and recorded his solo debut. With his guitar, a Lowery organ, a clarinet and a violin,Ebert composed the whole album himself.

‘Truth’ was recorded during a break from touring with the Zeroes in his Los Angeles bedroom, using a bare minimum of recording gear, including a microphone, a simple M-Sudio direct box, a guitar, a Lowery organ Alexander picked up at a St. Vincent thrift store in LA, a clarinet (which you can hear in the bridge of ‘Truth’ and a violin.


Posted in Music with tags , on July 26, 2011 by speakertv


Future Entertainment is proud to announce the return of Liverpool-based indie rockers The Wombats to Australia!

Following on from the enormous success of their chart-topping sophomore release ‘The Wombats Proudly Present… This Modern Glitch’, The Wombats are back down under for a run of dates that are sure to electrify audiences nationally!

After a tireless summer touring the biggest European festivals as well as an extensive run of headline shows, The Wombats are now getting ready to celebrate the phenomenal success of their latest album with their biggest Aussie tour to date.

This return will see the British trio step up to perform all of their chart-topping smash hits, including ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’, ‘Techno Fan’, ‘Jump In The Fog’, and ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ at some of Australia’s leading concert venues, boasting bigger numbers and production than ever before.

Since the band’s formation, The Wombats have developed a unique style and built a strong fan base in Australia.

Meeting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2003, Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Norwegian-born Tord Øverland-Knudsen quickly became friends and soon after started to jam together. The Wombats were born!

Their debut album ‘Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’, released in 2007 was a phenomenal success. Combined sales of indie dancefloor smashes ‘Kill The Director’, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), ‘Backfire At The Disco’ and ‘Moving To New York’ reached 300,000 in the UK alone! The trio then embarked on a two-year tour, during which Liverpool’s biggest exports in a decade played to well over a million people!

The release of ‘…This Modern Glitch’ in April 2011 has seen the band take their career to the next level.  The album instantly received widespread critical acclaim and was hailed ‘album of the week’ on both triple j and RADAR Radio. It was catapulted all the way to the number 2 position on the ARIA charts, staying in the top 30 since it’s release, and is now on it’s unyielding way to being certified Gold.

This week also marks the highly anticipated release of the trio’s next single set as ‘Our Perfect Disease’, a track that will rock Australian fans in all the right ways!

The Wombats are the epitome of fun. They’re refreshingly upbeat and humorous, whilst sonically sound at the same time. Cheeky lyrics, slick guitars and classic keys all blend together perfectly on this tongue in cheek, introspective look at today’s society.

With so much buzz surrounding ‘… This Modern Glitch’ and a live performance that will blow you away, it’s little wonder that Liverpool’s The Wombats are widely regarded as one of the hottest live dance rock bands in the world today…

So don’t miss out on your chance to see The Wombats, live, in their forthcoming Australian tour in October 2011.


With ARIA Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Single in 2008, Sydney band Faker are on one amazing ride. Top 10 single ‘This Heart Attack’ stayed in the charts for a whopping 40 weeks, reached #5 on the radio airplay chart and was voted  #5 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2007.
Now, after a year off the road, Faker’s Nic and Nathan are back in 2011 with new Album ‘Get Loved’ due for release later his year. The first single, ‘Dangerous’, was released in June and accompanied by remixes from CSS, Goldfields and Rob Pix to name a few. ‘Get Loved’ is a kind of ‘Love Survival Guide’ the Sydney duo wrote and produced while travelling the highways and byways of Australia and beyond, trying to figure out how exactly one does ‘Get Loved’ in the modern world.

Owl Eyes is a 20-year-old Melbourne singer/songwriter who threads elaborate fantasies of escapism in fictional words into breezy intelligent indie-pop songs. Not to be falsely assured by her honey voice and sweet melodies, Owl Eyes’ songs depict some haunting themes. Her insecurities are embodied by stalking werewolves and hovering sinister characters and the running momentum is just enough to keep them one step behind. Touring with indie heroes Darwin Deez and Lissie, keeping a notably high profile with youth broadcaster triple j, as well as maintaining a feverish touring schedule of her own, Owl Eyes just released her second EP ‘Raiders’. The songs are on the surface lush and beautiful, evoking images that could only exist in the imagination of such a fertile young mind.

Tuesday 11th October – Perth, Challenge Stadium
Thursday 13th October- Brisbane, The Arena
Friday 14th October- Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
Saturday 15th October- Melbourne, Festival Hall
Sunday 16th October- Adelaide, Adel Entertainment Centre Theatre

Tickets to the Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne shows on sale 9am Friday 5th August, through or 136 100.

Tickets to the Sydney and Adelaide shows on sale 9am Friday 5th August, through Ticketek: or 13 28 49

Ticket price: $79.90 (incl. GST/Booking fee).

For more information, visit: <> <> .

By arrangement with Primary Talent International

‘The Wombats Proudly Present … This Modern Glitch’ is out now through Warner Music.


Posted in Fashion with tags on July 26, 2011 by speakertv


Wet & Wendy is an optimistic and light-hearted take on weatherwear, injecting a little love – and a lot of style – into dressing for the elements.

Autumn Winter 2011 – ‘Love The Rain’ – is the debut collection from Wet & Wendy, presenting a fun and thoughtful range of weather-focused items to encourage the wearer to love the elements.

The design-led collection consists of a concise range of high quality, chic umbrellas and raincoats for the fashion and weather conscious. Eye-catching detailing and flattering silhouettes present a classic aesthetic with universal appeal.

In fresh colour combinations of Khaki/Orange, Grey/Blue and Navy/Pink, the AW11 collection stands out as an uplifting and irreverent take on dressing for the rain.

The umbrella collection consists of two classic styles in the range’s subtle colourways. The Long Umbrella is double lined and retails at $49.95, while the compact Folding Umbrella retails at $39.95.

Womens apparel consists of the Cape-Coat and the Raincoat, combining cute and tidy fits with two classic colour options per style. The swing-style Capecoat is available in rich Gold and clas- sic Black, and is a flattering and chic way to protect yourself from the elements. In Navy/Pink and Grey/Orange, The Raincoat is a more full bodied design for easy and practical wearability. Both styles are double lined and retail at $99.95.

Visit Wet & Wendy and shop online at


About Wet & Wendy:

Established in 2011, Wet & Wendy is the weatherwear creation of Melbourne based designer Anna Martino. The feel good accessories and apparel brand was born of Anna’s desire to create practi- cal and feel good products that simply add a little happiness into the everyday – and for dressing according to the weather. Anna’s background in design and love of all things classic and whimsical has led to a range of products that embrace traditional concepts – with a modern and fashionable twist. Practical and chic designs, high quality materials and construction processes and accessible price points ensure each Wet & Wendy range of apparel and accessories present cheery weath- erwear options for all.

Love the Rain!


Posted in Fashion with tags on July 26, 2011 by speakertv


Meticulous tailoring, sharp silhouettes, deconstructed forms and androgynous designs combine in a powerful creative combustion as Sadotna: Spring Summer 2011/12.

The collection is the epitomy of all Sadotna stands for, articulating each angle of a pant, drape of a vest and slinky fit of a shirt with fatally precise skill.

For designer Bronwyn Nicholson, character is just as integral to the design process as is crafts- manship. Inspired by the theatrics of famed actors and creatives over the past century, Bronwyn has injected a strong sense of character into each and every piece in the collection.

The Malcovich story derives from its own namesake, with John Malcovich’s natural ability to slink in and out of character with mellifluous ease informing the flowing lines of floor-length coats, long-line vests and body engfulfing pants. On a diverging tangent, the Mercutio story embodies the lightning-fast wit of the famed Shakespearean hero, with knife-sharp shoulders and nipped in jacket waists making for clean structures that proclaim dramatic integrity.

The Email Dress is a breathtaking example of Bronwyn’s skill for fit, with metres of rich tulle wired at the hem to froth up and join a transparent bodice that encases its wearer with streamlined per- fection.

Cupro makes for flowing yet crisp silhouettes in Sadotna’s shirts, while draped linen pieces in dusty chalk tones break the otherwise steady bombardment of black amongst the collection. Cotton organdy is instrumental in the creation of jutting silhouettes, its stiffness and translucent nature allowing for dramatic shape – with movement.

About Sadotna:

Sadotna is the experimental outlet of Bronwyn Nicholson, a Melbourne-based designer of 40 years whos passion for theatrics and adept eye for fit and tailoring has resulted in a label unlike any other. With an expanse of tailoring and design education, Bronwyn has balanced her formi- dable skill for design with a hands-on approach. Today, Sadotna is eight years old and boasts its own ‘Lab’ in which Bronwyn’s employees meticulously construct each sample to fit-perfection. Sophisticated and androgynous silhouettes combine with a black colour palette to create a dra- matically avant-garde aesthetic. Sadotna’s Fitzroy (Melbourne) store is the epitomy of Bronwyn Nicholson’s vision, stepping the visitor into another dimension in which garments are meticulously constructed characters and the sartorial enhances everyday life.

Visit Sadotna at or in store at 65 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC


Posted in Fashion with tags on July 26, 2011 by speakertv


From Dusk Until Dawn is the latest offering of Australian accessories label, LOOP. For Spring Summer 2011, LOOP swings in with soft leathers, old-world hardware and on trend pieces key for this season.

Inspirations come from far and wide for LOOP, with everything from sailor to military influences driving what comes together as a wholly functional and earthy collection.

An outfit often comes together behind closed doors, to be revealed only between the transformative hours separating dusk and dawn. Though the belt may hide from view, it has become an integral part of a look, be it in cinching, tucking or making a statement.

From Dusk Until Dawn expresses the essential part a belt plays in a wardrobe, having the power to garnish, give shape and transform the silhouette though buckled in place away from prying eyes.

From high waisted, stud encrusted cinctures to the chained take on a military trend, LOOP’s womens SS11 collection features an overwhelming array of styles inspired by artifacts of new and old times alike. Thin waist styles give girls the opportunity to cinch waists with a man-style pieces, adding a touch of masculinity to a feminine look.

The mens and womens collection both yell ‘Ahoy’ with shared woven and leather styles, while the rest of the mens range contrasts stitching, rivets and tough metal hardware with natural leather tones and classic cuts.

Buffalo and calf hides in chalk and chocolate create a well-travelled feel, revived with contemporary finishes and metalwork. Antiqued silver and brass

fittings give the pieces an understated attitude designed to wear well with both everyday and dressy looks.


About LOOP:

The combination of honest practicality, clean styling and a little magic forms the basis of this niche Aussie accessories label. Quickly heading towards international status as the go-to brand for the essential leather belt, LOOP breathes stylish ease through its streamlined collections created using premium materials and processes.

Established in 2008, LOOP designer, Adam Tregear set out to fuse his family’s history in the leather accessory business with his own background in construction to create the LOOP aesthetic.

Only the highest quality leathers and metals are used in the creation of each and every belt, injecting timeless durability into effortlessly cool styles – these belts are made with a purpose!

LOOP is available at all good department stores and boutiques worldwide, and online at