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20 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (20/10/16)

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Tiny Little Houses, Tim Coggins, Seagram Murals, Heart Beach, Gauci, Manu Crooks, Redspencer, Foreign/National, Liahona, POPPONGENE, Jamal Amir, Gabriella Cohen, Ewah, Liluzu, Albrecht La’Brooy, Polykite, Changelings and this week’s best new track by D.D Dumbo.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 50 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. Changelings – ‘There’s A Place’

Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Polykite – ‘Bones’

Uploaded: August 20th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Queens Bridge (10PM)’

Uploaded: September 19th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Liluzu – ‘Afternoon Interlude’

Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Ewah – ‘Walk The Night’

Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

45. Hollow Everdaze – ‘Still Ticking’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Lower Plenty – ‘Bondi’s Dead’ | Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I’m Miserable Baby (demo)’

Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Shouse – ‘Support Structure (Jamal Amir Remix)’

Uploaded: October 14th | Open with YouTube

41. Corin – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

40. DEN – ‘Current Riser’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

39. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’

Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Liahona – ‘Kiss Your Favourite Part Of Me’

Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’

Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

35. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’

Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

33. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

32. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

31. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

30. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

29. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’

Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

28. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

27. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

26. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

24. Gauci – ‘Hurry’

Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Gamirez – ‘India Love’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

20. Heart Beach – ‘Brittle’

Uploaded: September 19th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’

Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Donny Benét – ‘Working Out’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

16. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

15. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Good Boy – ‘S.O.G.K.’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with YouTube

11. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

10. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

9. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’

Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’

Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

7. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’

Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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19 Oct Trading Tunes with Retiree




Sydney’s own tropical-pop group Retiree are back after last year’s This Place EP with their new single ‘Continental’. The song was written in Venice, recorded in Berlin and Sydney, and mixed and mastered in Melbourne – confirming my belief that travel provides a fair bit of inspiration when it comes to creating music.

Retiree have always carried curious potential with them and I think ‘Continental’ is a sign of a band ready to make a bigger cross-over/splash early next year. Before we hear more releases from the trio, they are set to play a single launch at Boney in Melbourne later this month with the equally awesome Shouse and Corin.
More information and tickets available here: Retiree “Continental” Launch

To get a better idea of what direction the new songs are likely to take, they’ve kindly sent us nine tracks that feel like they should never end.

 

Donnie and Joe Emmerson – ‘Baby’

Tori: “Holdin’ hands and makin’ love”. Never get over this diamond. Any song that pulls off a fade in is pretty sick. It’s surprising it doesn’t have a fade out too. Regardless it’s one of those tracks you flip back to the start at least five or six times the first time you listen to it.

Dick Diver – ‘Amber’

Marco: One of my personal favourites from Dick Diver. The overall dynamic, which then lead into a driving outro could go on for days.

Vangelis – ‘Blade Runner Blues’

Matt: This already goes for eight minutes, but you get so deep in it & so used to it that when its over its like being woken up from a deep, naughty sleep. The little tease about a minute from the end makes it all the worse, you think its over, but its not, but then you only get another minute, so kind of like hitting the snooze button.

Wings – ‘Love Is Strange’

Tori: This song can get me out of bed just as easily as it puts me to sleep.

Tornado Wallace – ‘Thinking Allowed’

Marco: Hands down, one of the best dance tracks written in recent years, an instant classic. It has everything you would want in a dance track. The pulsating arpeggio and solid drum work is addictive, I’ll be coming back to this one for many years to come.

B52’s – ‘Give Me Back My Man’

Matt: It’s probably because the drums don’t stop once for the whole song that it feels like this song should just keep propelling forward forever into naughty town. Very easy to accidentally leave on repeat for ages. The black & white video also makes it even more enjoyable, with Cindy in a dress & barefoot & Fred pretending to play a Tambourine.

Marijata – ‘I Walk Alone’

Tori: I just really love this song & every time I hear it I think ‘fark I wish this song would never end’

Chris Rea – ‘Josephine (Shamrock Diaries Version)’

Marco: There is a particular version of this track that builds from a lonely acoustic guitar accompanied by a soft kick, until it builds to the end of the track that fills the journey with a piano progression, a balearic electric guitar lick and a more solid drum rhythm. And then it just fades out, and I’m sitting here thinking to myself…”why?”.

Prince – ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend (live/movie version)’

Matt: The fact I’m only aware of a YouTube version of this song is eminently frustrating & I have to do all sorts of extra stuff just to listen to it on my phone, in the car, while I’m walking. The outro sounds like its about to go somewhere else & then its all over and I’m clicking replay. It only being on youtube is also one of its best features though I guess because every time you listen you get to see Prince doing some naughty facials & It makes the whole experience even better.

 



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13 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (13/10/16)

Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from West Suburban Shrine Club, Good Boy, Donny Benét, Gamirez, Broadway Sounds, Hazel English, Lower Plenty, Hollow Everdaze, Young Hysteria, Chook Race, Nutrition, Billy Davis, Mara, Pure Moods, Lost Animal, Jessica Says and this week’s best new track by Julia Jacklin.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 50 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. Jessica Says – ‘Fairest Of Them All’

Uploaded: October 6th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Lost Animal – ‘Too Late To Die Young’

Uploaded: October 6th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Retiree – ‘Continental’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Pure Moods – ‘Elisa Lam’

Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

46. Mara – ‘Pool’

Uploaded: October 12th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Billy Davis – ‘No Longer Lovers’

Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Purient – ‘Complete Me’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

43. RVG – ‘That’s All’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Nutrition – ‘Dream Walk’

Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

41. Chook Race – ‘Pink & Grey’

Uploaded: October 10th | Open with YouTube

40. Triangle Head – ‘Get In My Mind’ | Uploaded: August 28th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Young Hysteria – ‘Questions No Answers’

Uploaded: September 17th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Hollow Everdaze – ‘Still Ticking’

Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Lower Plenty – ‘Bondi’s Dead’

Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Corin – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

35. DEN – ‘Current Riser’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Mount Saint Leonard – ‘Blame Me’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Hazel English – ‘Control’

Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

32. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

31. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

30. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

29. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

28. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

27. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Static Animal – ‘Runner’ | Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Flyying Colours – ‘Long Holiday’ | Uploaded: September 22nd | Open with YouTube

24. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

23. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

22. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’

Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

20. Gamirez – ‘India Love’

Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

17. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

15. Donny Benét – ‘Working Out’

Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

13. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

12. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Good Boy – ‘S.O.G.K.’

Uploaded: September 20th | Open with YouTube

8. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

7. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’

Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’

Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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08 Oct Immersion & Break – An Interview with Buoy


Words by Marcus Rimondini // Photos by Sarah Chavdaroska


A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Buoy before her show at Boney for a brief and lovely chat. We spoke about her move from Tamworth to Sydney, her plans for the future including Paradise Music Festival next month and facing harsh criticism from six-year-olds.

Marcus Rimondini: Where are you from originally?

Buoy: I grew up in Tamworth. I moved when I was 18 after I finished school and moved to Lismore. I went to Southern Cross University and I studied piano there, I was there for three years. It was a contemporary music performance course.

When did you cross over to become Buoy?

After University when I moved to Sydney. I’ve always loved pop music.

How did you find it coming up through Sydney, did you associate yourself with certain artists? How did people find you originally?

I recorded it all. When I chose to start the Buoy project, I just made some recordings and then I sent them around, nothing really happened from that. Until I asked the booking agent of the band I used to be in.

What was that band’s name?

It was called Hello Vera.

What kind of music did Hello Vera make?

It was kind of alternative, piano, pop, synthy. It was a funny set up. It was a really good experience though. I learnt how bands work and I was very naive before then. Also playing piano growing up, it’s a very solo instrument, so I just wasn’t used to playing with other people.

 

What venues did you start playing at when you started Buoy?

The venue I first played at as Buoy was Goodgod. Which is called Plan B now. My manager happened to be at that gig and she moved very quickly, in working with me.

What are your regular places to play now in Sydney?

Well, I just did my launch at the Newtown Social Club. I’ve played there a couple of times, it’s always a good sound there.

What’s your day to day life like?

I teach piano, and I teach singing at a primary school to little tiny kids. Actually I had a six year old tell me, when he was about to play ‘Hot Cross Buns‘, before he played it he said “don’t take any offence, but I don’t want you to sing along when I play it, because you don’t actually have that good of a voice” [laughs]. I do that a couple days a week, and the rest of the time I get to write at home in Surry Hills.

When did you record the Break EP?

I recorded it over the past two years in my room, and Christopher Port had a friend who got me some studio time at his friends studio. It was just a couple of days in the studio, just doing things that we couldn’t do in our bedrooms pretty much, fine tuning and stuff. Using better quality gear.

 

Is that fine tuning the vocals or the instrumentation?

It’s mainly the vocals. If there’s also a piano in the studio, that’s really nice too.

What was the difference in approach between the Immersion EP and the Break EP?

Immersion was solely in the bedroom. Break was mostly in the bedroom, except for one song, ‘Clouds & Rain‘, [which] we did in the studio.

What were you listening to while you were recording Break?

The goal was to make it a bit more uptempo. At the time we were listening to In Colour and ‘All Under One Roof Raving‘ by Jamie Xx , that sort of vibe.

What’s your connection with Jack Grace?

I met Jack at University and he was also in Hello Vera.

What instruments do you use on stage?

I use a keyboard, MIDI, Laptop and a sampler. I have a little synth at home that I don’t get to use on stage that much, because it’s too hard to carry around. It’s used in the recordings. Sometimes when I play in Sydney I take it with me.

How do you supplement it live? with the laptop?

[laughs] Yeah.

 

What’s the plan for summer, touring wise?

In October I have a national tour supporting Lisa Mitchell, Paradise Music Festival and The Plot in November, and then Subsonic Music Festival is the last thing.

Do you know much about Paradise?

No! I have never been, but everyone tells me amazing things about it. Like “it’s the best festival. It’s so nice”.

What are your plans for next year? SXSW?

There is talk of it, but it’s really hard with visas and everything. Carrying all the gear… You know, funds [laughs].

Then do you plan on world domination? [laughs]

[laughs] I don’t know, I don’t really have one. I’m just enjoying being me. I’m just really enjoying writing songs, putting them out and playing.

 


 

 

 

T O U R D A T E S
October 13th & 14th @ Howler, Melbourne October 15th @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
October 22nd @ 23rd – Newtown Social Club, Sydney October 27th @ Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
October 28th @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide November 19th @ The Plot, Parramatta Park
November 25th-27th @ Paradise Music Festival, Victoria December 2nd-4th @ Subsonic Music Festival, Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley

 

Supporting Lisa Mitchell on her ‘Something About These Streets’ 2016 National Tour
 


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06 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (6/10/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Friendships, Tornado Wallace, NИLL, Mount Saint Leonard, Corin, Daniel Trakell, Deadbeat Club, Dro Carey, Okin Osan and this week’s best new track by Kwame.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 50 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. Okin Osan – ‘You Tell, I’ll Listen’

Uploaded: October 6th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Dro Carey – ‘Elevate (Feat. Cadell & Chocolate)’

Uploaded: September 29th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Jack River – ‘Palo Alto’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Retiree – ‘Continental’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Tourist Dollars – ‘End of Times, Melting Minds’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with YouTube

45. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Maureen’ | Uploaded: August 15th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Driftwood – ‘Astrophe’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

43. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Sever The Walls’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

41. Dag – ‘Staying Up At Night’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Thigh Master – ‘Canned Opening’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’ | Uploaded: August 10th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Imperial Broads – ‘You’re Scared’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Nutrition – ‘Space Odyssey’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

36. Deadbeat Club – ‘Bad Influences’

Uploaded: September 30th | Open with Bandcamp

35. Daniel Trakell – ‘All We Do’

Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Purient – ‘Complete Me’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

33. RVG – ‘That’s All’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Triangle Head – ‘Get In My Mind’ | Uploaded: August 28th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Corin – ‘Void’

Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

30. DEN – ‘Current Riser’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Mount Saint Leonard – ‘Blame Me’

Uploaded: September 29th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

27. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

26. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

25. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

24. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

23. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Static Animal – ‘Runner’ | Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Flyying Colours – ‘Long Holiday’ | Uploaded: September 22nd | Open with YouTube

20. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

19. NИLL – ‘In Unity’

Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

18. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’

Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

17. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

15. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’

Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

13. Amateur Dance – ‘You Give Me Butterflies’ | Uploaded: August 7th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

11. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

10. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Kwame – ‘I Get It’

Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Robot Stop’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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05 Oct Trading Tunes with Shining Bird




The first song I ever wrote about on this site was ‘Distant Dreaming‘ by Shining Bird at the very start of 2013. I remember finding it on Triple J Unearthed, so I’ve been curiously following Shining Bird for a while now and I’m super eager for their second album Black Opal, out October 7th [via Spunk Records].

There’s something soothing about the bands’ temperament that is not only highly accessible and ideal for repeat listening, but they also have meaningful sentiments behind every song. Often it’s themes of Australiana, but unlike in the US, where Americana has been milked for all it’s worth, Australia could always use some new tasteful Australiana. ‘Rivermouth‘ and ‘Helluva Lot‘ have already been in popular rotation around the country for most of the year, but my favourite so far is ‘I Can Run‘, with its beautiful ‘staring-at-the-stars’ atmosphere.

Shining Bird sent us their five favourite solo and side project tracks for our Trading Tunes this week.

 

Atlas Sound w. Noah Lennox – ‘Walkabout’

This collaboration is Bradford Cox (Deerhunter) and Noah Lennox (Panda Bear). Bradford’s music has such a distinct sound & feel, you only need to hear the first few notes to know it’s Cox. His interplay with loops, delay, & scratchy warped sounds creates a super interesting bedrock on this track for Noah’s vocals to float over.

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights – ‘Comin’ On’

I only recently discovered David Kilgour’s solo work after an obsessed week of listening to NZ band ‘The Clean’ This tune is a standout, the melodies and sun-bleached guitar work is incredible. Another personal favourite is ‘Diamond Mine’.

Gareth Liddiard – ‘Strange Tourist’

I’m a huge fan of Gareth Liddiard and his detailed character driven lyrics. His solo record ’Strange Tourist’ is minimal in production, which in turn perhaps gives his compelling lyrics more sting.

Russell W – ‘Pastel for Alum’

A few years back our very own Russell W released the incredible solo album ‘Blue Moons and Happy Accidents’. Its a perfect example of how instrumental loop-based music can be so evocative and moving. This track is a personal favourite, and earlier in the year i had the pleasure to perform a selection of his album songs live, including this one.

Phanosland – ‘From A Different City, On A Lonely Bus’

Great tune by Phanosland from Sydney’s Solid Effort. Keep your eye on this one.

 



T O U R D A T E S
Oct 1st, 2016 Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong – Tickets here Wednesday October 5th, Transit Bar, Canberra – Free show
Friday October 7th, Crown & Anchor, Adelaide – Tickets here Saturday October 8th, Cudgee Bar, Woomera – Free show
Sunday October 9th, Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs – Door sales only Monday October 10th, Outback Pioneer Hotel, Uluru – Free show
Thursday November 3rd, Treehouse, Byron Bay – Free show Friday November 4th, Deadlam Festival, Brisbane – Tickets here
Friday November 11th, Gasometer, Melbourne – Tickets here Saturday November 12th, The Commercial Hotel, Milton – Tickets here
Wednesday November 16th, Newtown Social Club, Newtown – Tickets here

Friday November 18th, Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul – Tickets here



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04 Oct Ripe Guest Mix with Null






Ahead of Melbourne-based electronic artist Null‘s new EP Archived Works Volume 1, he has kindly sent us a guest mix. His EP will be out via Siberia Records and is five tracks long, of which the first single ‘In Unity‘ has already been released. It has set the tone for not only an exhilarating and complex affair, but a visually engaging one too, as the ‘In Unity’ video created by Tokyo-based designer Rus Brockman is fantastic.

Null brings early ’90s house, mid ’90s industrial and late ’90s big beat sounds into 2016 via his own sharp interpretation. The Archived Works Vol. 1 EP is a collection of B-sides and unreleased tracks, which serves as a teaser ahead of his debut LP next year.


T R A C K L I S T
ORLANDO JULIUS – ‘RAW TRAX (WEEKEND RUSH)’
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – ‘STUDIO K’
AGT RAVE CRU – ‘TERROR OVERDRIVE’
KINGDOM – ‘MIND READER (ORIGINAL)’
J-ZBEL – ‘LAUREN MYSOGIN’
ARAABMUZIK – ‘LET IT GO’
ZOMBY – ‘GLASS’
DJ PHANTASY & GEMINI – ‘NEVER TRY THE HIPPODROME’
MANIX – ‘I CAN’T STAND IT’
ETIENNE DO CRECY – ‘FAST TRACK’

 



 

T O U R D A T E S
27th Oct, 2016 @ Howler, VIC 4th Nov, 2016 @ Oxford Art Factory, NSW
25th – 27th Nov, 2016 @ Paradise Music Festival, VIC


 


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04 Oct Trading Tunes with Jack River




Jack River, the newest signing to I OH YOU, is set to release her EP Highway Songs No.2 later this week (October 7th). Featuring ‘Talk Like That‘ and ‘Palo Alto‘, the EP was produced by Holly Rankin and Xavier Dunn, and mixed by Ben Allen (M.I.A, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Animal Collective).

Jack River has a knack for vocal and instrumental hooks, and her confidence and stout-hearted approach grabs your attention without being overbearing or off-putting. She’s undoubtedly a mega talent, and before her tour later this month with Dope Lemon she gave us some of her favourite beach-themed tunes.

Jack River: Growing up beside One Mile Beach on the north coast, I spent every afternoon walking with my dog along the same stretch of sand” she told us. “I feel like I have experienced almost every emotion at that beach; first kisses, last goodbyes, my first swim and first surf, the lowest lows of winter and the sugar highs of summer and all the weird and wonderful things in between. The beach is often portrayed as a terribly happy place, but for me it holds the whole spectrum, and is especially important to me when I’m sad or feel strange. Here are 5 songs to take on your next trip to the sea!

 

The Drums – ‘Down by the Water’

Jack River: Oceanic lovesong #1. ‘If you fall asleep down by the water, baby I’ll carry you all the way home’ – this is one of my all-time favourite songs for its simplicity, space and seeming timelessness. It has that 50s swagger, a siq brass section and some 80s synths that seem to come in and out like a perfect 80s theme song. It reminds me of what Roy Orbison would make if he were a 17 year old in the early 2000s. I listen to this song on the reg to dream away into summery bliss.

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Atlantic City’

Jack River: I grew up in a house of [Bruce] Springsteen played on repeat – my Dad literally doesn’t listen to anyone else. Every Springsteen song ever felt like it belonged to Dad – but then I heard this song, and it felt like mine. It has a kind of sad feeling to it, but a sense of home all the same. Whenever I’ve been in New York and miss the ocean, I listen to this song and imagine catching a train or driving a car down to Atlantic City. I still haven’t been to Atlantic City but when I do I can’t wait to walk along the boardwalk and listen to this on repeat… Or maybe this song’s magic is all in the longing? I don’t know.

Billy Bragg & Wilco – ‘California Stars’

Jack River: This is the late-night, lay your blanket on the beach with your lover song. Or the park in the carpark at the beach on a full moon and watch the waves song.

Peter Howe – ‘I’m Alive (Morning of the Earth Soundtrack)’

Jack River: The Morning Song. This is my favourite early morning beach song. Best listened to as the sun is rising and you’re walking over the track, and best listened to alone. Recorded in the ’60s by an Aussie guy called Peter Howe, it featured in the super iconic surf movie ‘Morning of the Earth’, set to swirling golden blue waves in ‘Straya and Bali. I’ve heard it is about the spray from the back of a wave – hence the lyric ‘delightful rain’. And, a flute solo. Say no more.

The Beach Boys – ‘Kokomo’

Jack River: Ohhh yeahhhhh. All these songs have been pretty sombre so far so to finish up I thought I’d better throw in my favourite badass balmy summer song. It even has a saxophone solo LOL. The Beach Boys don’t mess around with their beach songs & this is no exception. This song immediately transports me to best friend summer time LOL’s and Piña colada in Mexican themed bars and staying out late cause it’s too hot to sleep. P.S. Did Drake steal that intro for ‘Hotline Bling‘?



 

T O U R D A T E S
28th Oct, 2016 – The Triffid, Brisbane 18th Nov, 2016 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
11th Nov, 2016 – Metro Theatre, Sydney 23rd Dec, 2016 – Grow Your Own festival, Forster, NSW


 


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29 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (29/9/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Jaala, Planète, Flyying Colours, Static Animal, DEN, Triangle Head, Top Dollar, Dag, Jack River, Arbes, Don, The Ocean Party and this week’s best new track by A. Swayze and the Ghosts.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 50 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. András – ‘Poets Day’ | Uploaded: August 4th | Open with SoundCloud

49. The Ocean Party – ‘Locked Up’

Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with Spotify

48. Don – ‘Coast’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Arbes – ‘Sun On My Back’

Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Wallace – ‘Raffled Roses’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

45. Nolan House – ‘My Child’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

44. Jack River – ‘Palo Alto’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Retiree – ‘Continental’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Tourist Dollars – ‘End of Times, Melting Minds’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with YouTube

41. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Maureen’ | Uploaded: August 15th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Driftwood – ‘Astrophe’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

39. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Sever The Walls’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

37. Dag – ‘Staying Up At Night’

Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Thigh Master – ‘Canned Opening’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Nic Belor – ‘Best Friend’ | Uploaded: August 2nd | Open with YouTube

34. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’ | Uploaded: August 10th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Imperial Broads – ‘You’re Scared’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Nutrition – ‘Space Odyssey’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

31. Purient – ‘Complete Me’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

30. RVG – ‘That’s All’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Top Dollar – ‘Reachin’ Out’

Uploaded: July 28th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Triangle Head – ‘Get In My Mind’

Uploaded: August 28th | Open with SoundCloud

27. DEN – ‘Current Riser’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

25. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

24. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

23. Backyard – ‘Best View Of Dean St.’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

22. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

21. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

20. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Static Animal – ‘Runner’

Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Iljus Wifmo – ‘Scatter’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Flyying Colours – ‘Long Holiday’

Uploaded: September 22nd | Open with YouTube

16. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

14. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Amateur Dance – ‘You Give Me Butterflies’ | Uploaded: August 7th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

10. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

9. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’

Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’

Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Robot Stop’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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27 Sep Trading Tunes with Doona Waves




Earlier this month Melbourne band Doona Waves sent us their video for ‘Cool Change‘. It immediately won us over with one of the catchiest guitar hooks of the year, it’s friendly vocals and breezy summer feels.

NOTE: Unfortunately, the track was uploaded earlier in the year so we couldn’t add it to the weekly playlist which consists of only music released over the past two months. We’ve wanted to spread the word about Doona Waves ever since.

After chatting with the band, they sent through their nostalgia-themed Trading Tunes selection with each member contributing a track. It’s a good insight into perhaps what sounds will influence them when they record their debut EP in November.

Before then however, you can catch them playing for free at one of the Tom Tom Tuesday night events at Howler in Melbourne on November 1st. If you can’t make that, then they’re also playing at The Tote in Melbourne for Bitch Diesels residency on November 13th.

Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls – ‘Adelaide’

Tom: This song reminds me of sitting in the back of the cream coloured ’96 apollo family car on the annual 8 hour drive to Adelaide, my Dad’s hometown, for Christmas. It’s a pretty sad song but certainly brings back nice memories.

Bobby Herb & Ron Carter – ‘Sunny’

Mia: My family played this song all throughout the house when my little sister Sunny was born in Byron, 1999. There’s heaps of versions but this is my favourite, it has a really special build up and the classiest key changes imaginable.

North by North – ‘The Bats’

Will: I first heard North by North at my parents house while watching the title sequence for the ABC’s political comedy/drama series, The Hollowmen back in 2008. Hilarious show. The four-to-the-floor kick drum and driving riff grabbed me instantly in the shows 20 second intro. Gives me the feeling of travel.

Mazzy Star – ‘Fade Into You’

Bella: This song was played a lot around my household as a kid. But there was a large gap during my teen years where I steered away from my parents music. It’s just in the recent couple of years that i’ve started listening to it again on my own accord, and now every time I do, it brings back such nice nostalgic vibes. It’s definitely my go to tune when I feel like reminiscing over the past.

Crystal Stilts – ‘Converging In The Quiet’

Jimmy: Back when I lived in Brisbane I’d just moved into a house with a bunch of good mates. It was a beat up old place that used to shake every time someone was having a good time in the privacy of their room, with a back door that mysteriously opened onto nothing but a 4 metre drop to the backyard. We used to sit in the sun with legs dangling out the door and a coffee or beer depending on the time of day. This song was playing a lot. good mates, good times.

 


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