From the prolific Melbourne-by-Wagga-Wagga six-piece comes another package of glistening pop with country undertones. Following on from their recent acclaimed album Beauty Point, new EP Guilt proves the band's ability to write introspective, yet relatable, lyrics and package them in a pretty pop song.
No Sister originally formed as a duo in Brisbane in 2013. Mino Peric and Tiarney Miekus (guitars and vocals), moved to Melbourne in 2015 and teamed up with Murray Coggan on drums. Josh Watson joined the band on bass in late-August 2017.
No Sister released their first self-titled album in August 2016. The band also released a split cassette with Bitumen on Vacant Valley in April 2017.
The Second Floor was recorded by John Lee at Phaedra studios in Melbourne.
No Sister will be playing in Hobart on Saturday the 25th of November at the Brisbane Hotel.
With Turn Out The Lights, Julien Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience of debut album Sprained Ankle. From its opening moments, Turn Out The Lights throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.
The album was recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in her hometown of Memphis, TN, and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Florence & The Machine, Arcade Fire). The evolution from Sprained Ankle’s intentionally spare production allowed greater scope and freedom for Baker, who is still the album’s sole writer and producer.
Baker explores themes such as broken relationships and the impossibility of ever truly understanding each other, but continually returns to the possibility of joy, “I don’t believe in the ‘fixing’ part, where what healing means is that you no longer get sad or experience grief or panic attacks,” Baker says. “Happy is kind of a fleeting and transient emotion. It is not a destination that you can get to by exerting enough mental effort. I believe that joy is something that you can invite into present circumstance. Whereas happiness seems to be this horizon that’s eternally getting further from you, joy is something that you can inhabit.”
Heart Beach have returned to Australia from a long run of shows in North America to release their third album, 'Haircut'.
The band recorded the album in Montreal at the super famous and cool studio Hotel2Tango with the equally super famous and cool Howard Billerman (formerly of Arcade Fire).
Heart Beach were known for using a reel-to-reel tape machine to play a prerecorded drum track during their live shows. Sadly, their tape machine broke, and they are really hard to fix, so their live show now includes a human drummer, Scottish born Jaq Inglis.
Heart Beach are currently touring on the Victoria and New South Wales, and will shortly return to Tasmania for shows in Launceston on the 2nd of December, and Hobart on the 9th of December.