Friday, 23 January 2015

BALL PARK MUSIC PERFORM WITH DAVE FAULKNER OF THE HOODOO GURUS


2015 saw Australian radio station, triple j, turn the big 4-0 and to celebrate they hosted a huge concert in Sydney's The Domain featuring performances from a number of Australia’s most treasured musicians. 

Collaborations were a huge part of the Beat The Drum performances. Stop Start darlings, Ball Park Music kicked off the day with an amazing original set, as well as an unforgettable rendition of Hoodoo Gurus’ 1985 classic ‘Like Wow – Wipeout’, complete with a helping hand from Gurus frontman himself, Dave Faulkner. 

Check out the footage below!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

BRISBANE MILLIONS ‘FOR YOUR LEISURE AND PLEASURE TOUR’ SUPPORTED BY TRIPLE J


Brisbane four piece, Millions are hitting the road again on their ‘For Your Leisure & Pleasure' Tour.The band is bringing the swoonsome pop back to the stage nationally in November / December.

Performing songs from their debut album, “Max Relax”, titled as guitarist Ted Tilbrook says, "After the colloquial term for what we all say we do with our lives outside of the band.” The album is spearheaded by juicy first single "Clementine" – check out the video here.

"Max Relax" is an album crafted by music lovers, for music lovers - from the speeding-up trippiness of "Writing On The Wall", down to the last drop of clifftop guitar histrionics on closing track "Good Things Never Last". And all the while, its sonic lushness is augmented by Dom's confessional lyrics of heart-on-sleeve doubts and desires, of love longed-for and lost.

Fresh from completing a national run with label mates, Ball Park Music, and further with triple j confirmed as tour partner, Millions are ready and raring to headline their own shows across Australia. 

Supporting is Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails, who recently unveiled their debut EP ‘Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To’. The band, comprised of four childhood friends from Wagga, has been receiving love from radio and blogs alike. Aussie Playlist frothed "This song gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)" and The Music Network confirmed "it shows these guys are no one-trick ponies".

Triple j, Select Music & Stop Start present
MILLIONS FOR YOUR LEISURE & PLEASURE TOUR
(with special guests High-tails)

FRI 21 NOV – PIRIE SOCIAL CLUB, ADELAIDE
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 22 NOV – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets avail from: www.northcotesocialclub.com

SUN 23 NOV – GASOMETER, MELBOURNE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

WED 26 NOV – BEACH ROAD HOTEL, BONDI
Free Entry

THU 27 NOV – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 28 NOV – RAD, WOLLONGONG
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 29 NOV – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
Tickets avail from: www.newtownsocialclub.com

FRI 05 DEC – BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 06 DEC – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SUN 07 DEC – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 12 DEC – COSMIC DOLPHIN @ ELSEWHERE, GOLD COAST
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SUN 14 DEC – THE LAIR, SYDNEY (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.metrotheatre.com.au

MILLIONS | DEBUT ALBUM “MAX RELAX” IS OUT NOW!



Friday, 10 October 2014

Young Magic Australian Tour 2014



Young Magic is the sonic pairing between Indonesian vocalist, Melati Malay and Australian producer, Isaac Emmanuel. Though based in New York, the eclectic outfit has recorded music whilst traversing the four corners of the earth. Strange Yonder are proud to announce their Australian Tour, with Presents partners Tone Deaf.

In 2014, the duo present a new gift from their explorations in their second full length album, Breathing Statues. The new LP navigates through a labyrinth of phantom harmonies and crystalline beats, with breathtaking cover artwork by longtime collaborator Leif Podhajsky.

Recorded in fragments through Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland and finished in their home studio in New York, Breathing Statues is a lush and distinctive collection that colours the world a new soundscape.

TOUR DATES

Friday, 21st November 2014
Oxford Art Factory - Sydney NSW
Tickets HERE

Saturday 22nd November 2014
Shebeen - Melbourne VIC
Tickets HERE

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Strawberry Fields - Melbourne VIC
Tickets HERE

Thursday 27th November 2014
Black Bear Lodge - Brisbane QLD
Tickets HERE

Friday 28th November 2014
Elsewhere - Gold Coast QLD
Tickets HERE

Tickets On Sale now!



Friday, 3 October 2014

BALL PARK MUSIC CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION!


Australian influential station, Triple j will next week release their 10th Like A Version compilation album and to celebrate the decade of covers, it's having a day filled with some of the segment’s most memorable performances. Adding to the celebrations, Stop Start pop rockers Ball Park Music stopped by the studio to perform a cover of Vampire Weekend's 2013 track 'Diane Young'.

While in the studio the band also performed a beautiful stripped back harmonious version of their track 'She Only Loves Me When I’m There', which appears on their latest album 'Puddinghead'. Watch both performances below.




Friday, 29 August 2014

Sydney's High-tails drop new single, sign to Stop Start and announce their debut EP!



Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails today unveil their new single "Terrible Day". It follows on from previous smash "Bending Over Backwards" and is another taste of the band's debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", which we are proud to announce will be released on 3rd October.

The band is the newest signing for Stop Start, joining top-notch home-grown alumni Ball Park Music, Millions, Northeast Party House and others. Label head Andy Bryan says "It’s always about good songs and when I heard 'Bending Over Backwards' I was immediately taken with this band.’Terrible Day' only further cemented my interest. The material they’re writing shows huge potential and we are very excited to be working with them. Another great Aussie band in the making.”

High-tails is comprised of four childhood friends from Wagga who all moved to the big smoke for varying reasons, but found themselves drawn back together through a shared love of creating chiming pop music. They dropped their debut song a little under twelve months ago with "Maps" - a sunburst shot of economical pop that channelled the boys' beloved favourites The Go-Betweens, it had Two Thousand praising its "dreamy layered guitar melodies and a chorus to emote nostalgic Australian film scenes" while triple j Unearthed's Dave Ruby Howe proclaimed it "The Song Of The Summer".

In tandem with these releases High-tails have played gigs across the country supporting Northeast Party House, The Holidays, Major Leagues, Loon Lake, The Cairos and more. An enthusiastic Guardian review called the band's live show "impressively tight" and "a well-rounded set of slacker pop"

High-tails have slots at a range of East Coast festivals and special events in the next couple of months, as well as their own hometown EP launch at Goodgod Small Club in October. Show details below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES 

Sat 13th September ~ SYDNEY ~ Building Bridges For Refugees Fundraiser, Marrickville Bowling Club
with Dick Diver, Holy Balm, Day Ravies, The Ocean Party + more

Sun 28th September ~ SYDNEY ~ Sounds Of The Suburbs Festival, Cronulla
with The Beautiful Girls, Antwon, Tomorrow's Tulips, Wax Witches + more

Sat 4th October ~ WOLLONGONG ~ Yours & Owls' 4th Birthday Party, Stuart Park
with Sticky Fingers, Dune Rats, The Griswolds, Hockey Dad + more

Sat 11th October ~ SYDNEY ~ "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To" EP Launch at Goodgod Small Club
with special guests The Lulu Raes + Flowertruck
Pre-sales via Oztix

Sat 18th October ~ BRISBANE ~ The Blurst Of Times Festival, Fortitude Valley
with DZ Deathrays, Hard-Ons, Dick Diver, Blank Realm + more

Sun 19th October ~ GOLD COAST ~ Sounds Of Sunday, Broadbeach Tavern