Dark Days + Canapés is Ghostpoet's most defining album to date. A stunning and stimulating return, Dark Days + Canapés is a global facing album that captures the sense of unease so prescient in recent times. On this, his fourth album, Obaro Ejimiwe delves even further into the fuller, guitar driven sound that he has been exploring over the last two releases.
Melbourne group Black Cab have released their new album 明 (Akira) via Interstate40.
The album was inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi anime movies such as Akira, Ghost In The Shell, the Evangelion series and more. A blend of dark electronica, massed taiko drums and found sounds, the album is an alternative soundtrack to an anime sci-fi classic that is yet to be created.
Written and recorded by Black Cab, the album was mixed and mastered by Simon Polinski. For the artwork, the band commissioned UK anime illustrator Mike Anderson to create some fictional anime cells for the front and back covers, with Luke Fraser completing overall album design.
Jensen began as a product of the friendship between Harry Jensen and Oscar Bosch. Over the years the project evolved from a duo to a trio, and then to a four-piece, with the addition of Andy Moore on bass and Nathan Nyhuis on drums.
Jensen released their debut, self-titled EP in 2015, and have been working hard since then on putting together their first full length release, 'Hope & Winter'.
Lincoln le Fevre & The Insiders are back with a new record, and in the evergreen words of poignant nu-metal poets, Staind, it's been a while.
In the depths of a South Hobart winter some ten years ago, Lincoln le Fevre & the Insiders started writing songs that would soon become 2008’s debut album 30-Watt Heart. The band quickly cultivated a local and national following with le Fevre’s unique kind of bullshit-free punk-country storytelling, equally capable of airpunching singalongs and crowd-silencing emotion.
If 2012’s album Resonation was a masterful exercise in emo-country, dwelling on life in a small-time town, then this year’s release Come Undone is a supercharged record on what’s left on leaving.
Lincoln le Fevre has toured extensively both with the band, and as a solo artist, most recently playing punk-rock mega festival The Fest in Florida, USA, and coming home to his signature ‘couch residency’ to capacity audiences.
Words: Poison City Records/Deathproof PR
Filthy Little Star is a musical collective base in Hobart. Led by Van Winkle (Peter McGeachy), FLS is a constantly evolving project that has produced a strikingly varied array of work over the last few years.
At Rest is Filthy Little Star's first release on vinyl, and is a striking example of the breadth of McGeachey's songwriting ability. They are stoked to be able to finally deliver the work, which was crowd-funded through a Pozible campaign last year.
Discordant and dissonant, 'Rest in Piss' is Batpiss's third LP, and the most incredibly-titled release you'll see this side of the Pacific in 2017. Recorded and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones (a match made in gritty rock heaven), it follows the wild community radio success of first single 'Weatherboard Man' that saw the band sell-out Collingwood's Gasometer to the hilt, delivering a confronting and committed set and introducing a series of new material from the record.
Paul Piss kindly expanded on the record's themes and artwork: “The cover is from a painting i'd done earlier in the year. I'd been mucking around with some messy portraits and abstract stuff using oils and oil pastels. After a month or two of sitting in the shed all night pushing paint around, we had about a dozen to choose from. The album itself is about dead mates and some of the stuff that comes with missing them, so we settled on the face, and the title pretty easily. Marty nailed the design and layout in one go, then we had a few vape bags, listened to John Lennon, and here we are…”
'Rest in Piss' traverses with gigantic, purposeful leaps, this record delves deep into the darkest, dankest parts of the Australian psyche.
Batpiss will be appearing at the Brisbane Hotel in Hobart on Friday, August the 11th, and at Club 54 in Launceston on Saturday, August the 12th.
Words: Poison City Records