Friday, 7 August 2015

MY OWN PET RADIO (AKA BALL PARK MUSIC'S SAM CROMACK) DROP NEW SOLO SINGLE 'NO GREAT MYSTERY'


Following on from the announcement of forthcoming debut album, ‘Goodlum’, Ball Park Music’s frontman and songwriter, Sam Cromack, under his solo moniker My Own Pet Radio  delivers a video to accompany current single ‘No Great Mystery’. 

Cromack says of the song "I wrote this after watching a film about Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation. It got me thinking - this happens often - about how some artists construct such a mysterious narrative for themselves. Their life is jam-packed with love, loss, abuse, juicy drama and stubborn pigheadedness. I felt at a loss; my life is simple, but I enjoy that. I don't want to construct a fake narrative for myself. For me it's important to try and be real. So this song is about embracing the fact that there really is no great mystery with me, and I'm sorry. I am what I am. Thanks for coming!"

With an Australian tour also scheduled for late 2015, Cromack is thrilled to welcome to the world his beloved pet radio.

Watch ‘No Great Mystery’ below

‘No Great Mystery’ is available digitally now
‘Goodlum’ is released 25th September on CD/Digital on Stop Start thru Inertia


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!