Wednesday, 17 June 2015

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE ANNOUNCE 'LATER 'STRAYA' FAREWELL PARTIES AHEAD OF DEBUT USA/UK/EURO DATES


After five years of solid touring here in Australia, Melbourne's Northeast Party House are finally set to embark on their first run of dates across the USA, UK and Europe in September, October and November of this year. Their first foray into the international market sees the band heading to LA, New York, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and culminating in Prague and Czech Republic. Its seems their reputation has preceded their arrival with the London show selling out in just 5 days - a full 4 months from the scheduled date. A second London show to be announced shortly.

Before they head off for their musical sojourn the band will host a run of farewell parties in Australia playing shows along the East Coast late August. The band have spent much of 2015 in the studio working on material for their follow up to 2014’s debut ‘Any Given Weekend’ and will see this latest tour as a platform to preview those songs in some of their biggest venues yet. 

The 'LATER 'STRAYA' tour will feature a hand-picked list of support acts and special guest DJ sets.  

Select Music & Stop Start presents
LATER ‘STRAYA TOUR

FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT
SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST – BARWON CLUB, GEELONG
THURSDAY 20TH AUGUST – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST – THE GOV, ADELAIDE (All Ages)
SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE


USA/UK/EU dates to be announced soon.

SPEEDY ORTIZ ALBUM RELEASE 'FOIL DEAR' + VIDEO FOR TRACK 'THE GRADUATES'



Massachusetts Speedy Ortiz have released their brand new album 'Foil Deer' via Stop Start. It's release comes in conjunction with the band sharing the video for track three off the album - “The Graduates". 

Check out the video for "The Graduates" along with what the press has been saying about Foil Deer below.

What The Press Is Saying About Foil Deer: 

"Dupuis' diction is, per usual, razor-blade sharp"
THE FADER

"one of the sharper indie rock bands in recent memory" 
PITCHFORK

"One of rock's most compelling young voices...With Foil Deer, [Speedy Ortiz] takes another giant leap" 
NPR

"off-kilter, hypercatchy pop-rock"
ROLLING STONE

"effortlessly cool"
SPIN MAGAZINE


SPEEDY ORTIZ | LP “FOIL DEAR” FEATURING ‘RAISING THE SKATES’ AND 'THE GRADUATE' | OUT BOTH PHYSICALLY + DIGITALLY THROUGH STOP START


Thursday, 7 May 2015

HIGH-TAILS NEW 2015 SINGLE “INFORMATION” - ANNOUNCE LAUNCH DATES


"The world is black and white. The sky is green."

Saddle up! Sydney's pinpoint guitar-popsters High-tails are thrilled to inform you they're hitting the road to launch their new 2015 single "Information". The foursome will play two special headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in late June.

"Information" premiered on Gold Flake Paint [UK] who hailed it as "a loose-limbed guitar strut", while triple j's Zan Rowe raved "such a great song ... it builds and builds and builds!” Frontman Nicholas Griffith says "It grew out of a dance rhythm we were jamming and has become our favourite thing to play in front of a crowd. We've been finishing our live shows with this with this track and afterwards people have been coming up smiling, saying 'That's the one! That's the banger!'". The song's "torturous" film clip has also just landed via themusic.com.au.

The single comes on the heels of some busy national touring for the band - they played a 10-date run supporting Brisbane crooners Millions in November/December, and more recently were handpicked by likely London lad Jamie T to open his sold-out East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

"Information" is High-tails' first fresh material since their debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", which was released in October. It featured bona fide smash "Bending Over Backwards" which Aussie Playlist frothed "gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)", and came in as the 29th most-played song on triple j last year. Its follow-up "Terrible Day" saw Happy proclaim "(they're) a band who set the bar higher each time ... every element of the song is too good to not get a mention in being f*cking brilliant". Both songs' heavy rotation also saw High-tails rank as 9th most-played artist on triple j Unearthed in 2014.

Throughout 2014, High-tails played further gigs across Australia supporting The HolidaysNortheast Party HouseMajor LeaguesLoon LakeThe Cairos and more. They also completed festival slots at Sounds Of The SuburbsBlurst Of TimesYours & Owls' 4th Birthday and Sydney Fringe. A recent AU Review report said of the bands live show "their enthusiasm and energy [is] intoxicating". "Information" is out digitally now.

Watch the video for ‘Information’


High-tails ~ "Information" Single Launches

MELBOURNE ~ Fri 19th June
Black Night Crash at Ding Dong Lounge
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail on the door.

SYDNEY ~ Thurs 25th June
Newtown Social Club
w/- Special Guests
Tickets avail via http://newtownsocialclub.com/

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE – DOUBLE DARTS TOUR AND ANY GIVEN WEEKEND DOCUMENTARY.


Northeast Party House are giving one last victory lap to their debut album Any Given Weekend with the Double Darts Tour this Autumn. Widely regarded as a Falls Festival highlight and off the back of a sold out Kick Ons tour last September, this tour will see them play 13 national shows including two all ages gigs and performances on the West Coast. Sydney buzz band Food Court will be blasting their lo-fi garage rock as they support Northeast Party House on their biggest headline tour yet. The Double Darts tour will be the last string of shows they play before bunkering down to write material for their sophomore album. Presented by Select Music & Stop Start- All show info HERE.


The 5 piece have also released a short film that documents the period of touring over  last years new year period. With footage of the windy roads preceding the Lorne venue of Falls, the enormous crowds that they were greeted by, and the many, many, many beers that were consumed along the way. Not hiding their love for a party, this is an exposition into the lives of a mid-20’s band on a whirlwind tour of the country that just keeps getting bigger and better. Watch the doc below!



Monday, 9 March 2015

SPEEDY ORTIZ RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM, 'FOIL DEER' - LEAD WITH SINGLE 'RAISING THE SKATE'


Speedy Ortizs second album — 'Foil Deer', leads with the release of single 'Raising The Skate' and comes out on April 24, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis’s post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band’s essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone’s vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) 

Attention came swiftly following Speedy Ortiz’s 2012 Sports EP on the Boston-centric label Exploding In Sound, and with good reason. Massachusetts-based songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ knotty, lyrically dense songs were fully realized by her bandmates, with intricate guitar lines crisscrossing over Darl Ferm’s fluid bass and Mike Falcone’s precisely executed drumming in a way that was simultaneously catchy and jarring. After the success of its 2013 Best New Music-honored debut full-length Major Arcana, the band formalized its assault through a year and a half of relentless touring with bands in whose brainy-slash-brawny legacies it followed—among them Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ex Hex, and The Breeders. In 2014, the band added guitarist Devin McKnight of the Boston-based post-punk group Grass Is Green, whose guitar parts both match and challenge Dupuis’.

Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk’s restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston’s teeming basements alongside the city’s next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock’s most exciting outfits.


SPEEDY ORTIZ |LP “FOIL DEAR” FEATURING ‘RAISING THE SKATES’ | OUT BOTH PHYSICALLY + DIGITALLY THROUGH STOP START APRIL 24TH 2015