Brisbane electronic group MTNS has been trickling releases from their Like A Stone EP for a few months now, and today the full EP is here. Their biggest hit “Slow Motion” has now racked up over 17,000 SoundCloud plays with “Waves” also pulling healthy numbers. The EP was recorded in LA with brothers and good friends of MTNS, CAMBO and Louis Bartolini.
“Our time spent in California was inspiring. It was an amazing experience getting involved in a music scene outside of our own,” MTNS said.
The songs are inspired by their families, friends, and faith, and for a lyrical perspective, they are based on a reflection of life from hindsight.
“These songs reflect the joining of our histories and differences. Through the process of building this EP we’ve learned a lot about collaboration in music and experienced first-hand its power to bring people together,” MTNS said.
The MTNS soundscape has developed since their first EP Salvage three years ago, stepping away from the computer and using natural elements to blend in with the electronic productions.
“A big part of our new development was experimenting with sounds and attempting to bring the ‘live, natural and band feel’ to the electronic scene. Our first songs were all based 100% on the computer, so it was great to get out of the box and manipulate natural elements by blending them with the electronic sounds,” MTNS said.
Two new songs on this EP are “Aes Sedai” and “Like A Stone”, each rounding out a cohesive pop-electronic vibe. There’s angst and drama across the four tracks, which hit you hard and strike with every synth clash.
This newfound sonic direction for MTNS is a promising step forward in establishing themselves as major players in the music space, and will hopefully inspire others to follow suit.
“Our hope is that anyone listening to our music will feel inspired to create and connect in the same way we have,” MTNS said.
Revision is the next EP to come from a Brisbane newcomer known as Tabrill. Featuring four outstanding tracks, Revision EP is a clear demonstration of Zach Alvos’ growth as a producer and a true testament to the quality of music he is creating.
Vocalist/guitarist Dominic Buckland lends his voice to the EP’s first single “Cold Pill” while its follow up, “Moving On,” sees fellow Brisbane beat-maker Feki complementing the track with his unique influence and impressive production techniques.
In 2012 Zach Alvos made the move from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane, which is where he began to focus more time on his production and compositions, experimenting with many varying styles of electronic music before settling into his current future-beat sound.
Today we are treated to the mesmerizing sounds of “Satisfy,” the brand new single by the 19 year old future-beat producer from Brisbane called cln, featuring the gorgeous vocals of Lou Millar; one-half of Sydney’s Twin Caverns.
Written in the wee hours of the morning during a time of procrastination, “Satisfy” is a hypnotic moody-blend of infectious keys, pulsing beats and spine-tingling vocal samples, all interlaced by cln’s impeccable production.
“Some of my best song ideas come to me at about 3am when I’m in a semi-comatose state. ‘Satisfy’ began as one of these ideas, and it basically reflects the mellow mood I was in at the time. I had an assignment due the very next day, I was barely awake, but I was content making music and decided everything else could wait” – cln (Callan Alexander)
Sideways is the debut EP from Brisbane’s newest electronic wunderkid cln, featuring five glorious examples of chilled downtempo, electronic bliss.
The EP’s lead single “Better Than” took the world by storm, reaching #1 on Hype Machine within just three days of its release, and amassing over 125,000 plays on Soundcloud since. Following closely behind was the EP’s title-track, which quickly strengthened the anticipation of what else this 19 year old newcomer had up his sleeve.
Also accompanying the EP is an intoxicating remix cln has produced for fellow Brisbane-bred producer, Golden Vessel.
Listen: Golden Vessel – Stairwell (cln Remix)
Saturday, August 8 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (w/ Willow Beats & Tincture)
Saturday, August 9 – Rabbit Radio’s 2nd Birthday Event, Gold Coast
Saturday, August 16 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Friday, August 29 – The Zoo, Brisbane (w/ The Aston Shuffle & Just A Gent)
is available now from iTunes
Check out this new video from Australian band, Morning Harvey.
Filmed in the Noosa Hinterland in regional Queensland and directed by Nic Mckenzie from Deep Sea Arcade, the clip features cameo’s from some of fellow Brisbane bands, including The Belligerents, The Furrs and The Jungle Giants.
When filming the band had to learn how to play and sing backwards, the clip was then reversed and pace manipulated to give the slowed down, psyched out effect. A mesmerising clip to match the blissed out jams, laced with euphoric girls and surrounded in lush Australian bushland.
“Girl Euphoria (Come Back To Me)” has been making waves at Australian alt radio and is the follow up single to the 2013 Well for Wishes EP.
NEW MANIC SPREE
have released their first single Sangria
from upcoming EP;
delivering the full package of catchy melodies, strong rock vocals, pumping bass, and maniacal guitar that the Brisbane-based four-piece is known for.
Accompanying the single is a new video clip
, working in collaboration with Oomph! Studios
, and continuing the collaboration on from their last release, Hollywoods and Galaxies.
The concept behind the clip was conceived by guitarist, Ed Hiew, and will eventually become part of a short film to be released in full later this year.
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Hey Geronimo are a Frankenstein make up of Brisbane indie-pop bands, The Boat People, Blame Ringo, and Montpelier. They’re bringing their kooky, upbeat brand of party music on tour for the release of their first single, “Why Don’t We Do Something?”
Listen/download: Hey Geronimo – “Why Don’t We Do Something?”
Gung Ho are a three piece indie surf-pop band from Brisbane. After spending much of 2011 writing and working on new songs they are ready to release their first single.
The band are just about to commence their first east coast tour in support of their first single, Twin Rays, from their forthcoming EP.
Gung Ho have been playing for a little over six months, and feature members Michael McAlary, Oliver Duncan and James Wright (Millions, Young Men Dead).
In their short time as a band they have supported rad, up and coming acts such as The Holidays, Papa vs. Pretty, Bleeding Knees Club, Comic Sans, Kids of 88, Jinja Safari, and Velociraptor.
Their debut EP is due out in early 2012.
Explosive indie-dance/art-rock five-piece from Brisbane, Australia, Tin Can Radio, are celebrating the release of their debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night with a massive 20 date tour around metropolitan and regional Australia. The tour spans over April and May of 2011.
The debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night, is the accumulation of two acclaimed single-releases and many hard months in the studio. The 11 track LP runs a knife edge between accessible and fun, and ambitious and sonically challenging; journeying through dreamy landscapes, sing-along hooks, punchy guitar driven riffs and grinding dubstep breakdowns. (AWE-SOME!)
Lead singer Tom Wearne explains, “The album is a reflection of our shared struggle in trying to do exactly what we want to do, our attempts to live forever, to never sleep and to have never ending, uncompromised fun. You could say that these are over-riding themes in the songs, but they are also over-riding themes in our lives and the reason why we make this music.”