Friday, 13 May 2016

BALL PARK MUSIC ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘NIHILIST PARTY ANTHEM’


Ball Park Music are back! It’s been a short hiatus for one of Australia’s most loved acts, and now the band is ready to announce new music.

Fans were treated to a special surprise in the form of a wild and hypnotic video for the teaser track ‘Pariah’. The sprawling and jammy 7:11 opus is the epic first cut from Ball Park Music’s new album, due for arrival mid year.

Watch the video for ‘Pariah’ HERE

Now Ball Park Music are excited to unveil the first official single from said new album - ‘Nihilist Party Anthem’. 

Front man Sam Cromack had this to say about the song.

"'Nihilist Party Anthem' is kinda like the antithesis of 'It's Nice To Be Alive'. This song is saying, 'Hey, look, I'm getting older now and I'm finding life to be weird, depressing, awful and pointless. But what can you do? Let's just kick back and enjoy it for what it is (it's terrible btw)'. I remember reading about Nihilism in high school and thinking it was super dark and cool. Then I forgot about it for a while. Recently I discovered this page called Nihilist Memes and it's hilarious. It's a new anchor for my sense of humour. I like laughing at death, at misery, at all things foul. When I say, 'Life is awful' I don't see it as a selfish statement that pertains only to me; I see it as a shared thing. I am sharing this awful life with everyone. I'm a cat in a cowboy hat and this is my Nihilist Party Anthem".

Stream ‘Nihilist Party Anthem’ HERE


'Pariah’ and ‘Nihilist Party Anthem’ are the first new pieces of music from the band since 2014’s hugely successful album Puddinghead – an album that scored them an iTunes # 1 and an ARIA # 2.

The new music also arrives just in time to coincide with the band’s latest Sold Out 2016 tour. 


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Northeast Party House set for their biggest year to date with global touring and brand new album!

This year is setting up to be Northeast Party House’s biggest to date! The lead up has seen the band release highly acclaimed 2014 debut album “Any Given Weekend”, with 2015 spent supporting it with multiple national tours and a first international circuit -  taking their renowned live show to USA, UK and Europe.

The overseas reaction was instant. After an energy filled support slot for Ladyhawke at LA’s Echoplex Centre (the band’s first live date outside of Australia), renowned booking agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) quickly pounced to secure the band’s services for North and South America.  An impressive start given CAA has won "Booking Agency of the Year" in 10 of the last 12 years since 2002, and holds a roster that includes the likes of Beck; Fleetwood Mac; Kings Of Leon; Daft Punk; Gossip; Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Cat Power.

Just one week later the band landed in London for their first headlining gig – once announced this debut UK show sold out in less than 5 days. Northeast Party House followed this, taking to the stage at Camden’s famed Koko’s for Club NME to a crowd of over 2000 people…not bad for their first week in Europe! Once again, the band were snapped up by an acclaimed international live music booker, this time being London based  Free Trade Agency – its roster includes Happy Mondays; Wilco; The National and The Flaming Lips.

With a global touring team now in place, Northeast Party House have not wasted any time this year, heading straight into the writing room, confident and excited about the Australian and global prospects ahead. The resulting sessions has produced a whole swath of new tunes which will be recorded in Melbourne and are due for release mid 2016.

Following the recording of the new album, the band will reconnect with their UK/European fan base heading off for their second tour in May. These dates kick off at Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival May 19, before playing 3 shows as part of the UK Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol. Packed between these prestigious events will be the bands headlining London show at The Garage May 21. Continental Europe will see Northeast Party House play at Amsterdam’s most iconic venue The Paradiso May 31 and rounding out the tour in Germany, with shows in Cologne, Berlin and finally Hamburg.

For Australian fans the band has announced a one off, diminutive ‘Birthday Bash’ at Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel Saturday April 2. The show, albeit for a handful of tickets is sold out, but those lucky punters who got in early will hear new material currently being worked on in the studio as well as the definitive Northeast Party House tracks!

Check out the promo for the UK/EURO TOUR:



Friday, 19 February 2016

TEEN RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LOVE YES'


TEEN’s new album, ‘Love Yes’, explores the disharmony and empowerment that both sexuality and spirituality can create within the modern woman’s psyche. Universal ideas of loyalty, pleasure, purity, power, aging, and love are confronted with a knowable specificity. There is a quality of wholesomeness, but also an edge—a kind of wise anger and electricity.

After extensive touring behind previous album The Way and Color (2014), the band had to keep traveling to find Love Yes. The group first went to Woodstock in the dead of winter to write new material. Here, keyboardist and singer Lizzie Lieberson created the stunning, autobiographical “Please.” But the band, and especially lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Teeny Lieberson, felt a crushing lack of creative energy. Recognizing the need to recharge, they took some time off. Teeny moved to a small lakeside cabin in Morehead, Kentucky. Surrounded by rolling hills, sparked with sudden thunderstorms, and inspired by the musical joy of uninhibited late-night bluegrass jams and barn parties, Teeny immediately began writing again.

Here she felt a new freedom in her songwriting; drawing on themes important to her identity as a woman, and exploring love, sexuality, and the tension between desire and the construct of desire that can exist within oneself, in relationship, and within society.

The result is a beautiful, detailed album about womanhood and the embodiment of the sensual, played by a group fully in step with one another. Love Yes bursts into the static air with a vibrancy recognized by its confidence and power.


TEEN ‘Love Yes’ is available HERE

Friday, 5 February 2016

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE TURNS SIX THIS APRIL 2ND!


In merriment of the bands 6th year together, Northeast Party House will play a birthday bash at Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel this coming April 2nd! The band are currently in the studio recording, so expect new material as well as the classic Northeast Party House tracks that have secured them as one of the most energetic Australian bands on the rise and one that delivers every time!

The '6th Birthday Party' will feature Melbourne’s Good Morning on support and special guest DJ sets from Gold Fields and Neon Love. Tickets on sale via the venue box office! 


Thursday, 3 December 2015

NADA SURF ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD - RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “BELIEVE YOU’RE MINE”


NADA SURF ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD, ‘YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE’ - FIRST TRACK “BELIEVE YOU’RE MINE” AVAILABLE TO HEAR NOW

Nada Surf has announced the release of its new album, You Know Who You Are, out March 4, 2016. This will be the band’s eighth record. Produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording, the album marks the band’s first as an official quartet with the core unit – singer/ songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot – joined by Doug Gillard on second guitar. The first song from the new collection, “Believe You’re Mine,” is available to hear via the bands soundcloud with the album pre-order link live NOW.

LISTEN TO “BELIEVE YOU’RE MINE” HERE
 
This album (their seventh since getting signed to a major in the go-go 90's and scoring a worldwide alterna-hit with “Popular”) is the most representative collection of the group’s two-decade career, all while pushing towards whatever comes next. While the band has always had a surplus of horsepower for velocity rockers and an astounding level of confidence live, they've been gaining the discipline and finesses to change gears, more so with each release. Captured in the album’s 10 tracks is every beloved facet of the band, but You Know Who You Are also finds much on offer that stands apart from anything previously heard in the band’s diverse catalogue.
 
“Sometimes it feels like, to our audience at least, we are two or three different bands at once,” says Caws. “It seems some people are looking to feel better, for encouragement getting over their obstacles, for help figuring life out… not that I've done that myself, other people are looking for love songs, and then some others just want to rock.”
 
ITunes ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINK

NADA SURF
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Nada Surf ‘You Know Who You Are’ out March 4, 2016 through Stop Start