Jul 21, 2017
As rising artist Vera Blue prepares for her first solo headline performance this afternoon in the Mix Up Tent at Splendour In The Grass Festival, her debut album Perennial which is this week’s triple j feature album is officially released today.
Perennial traces the circular pathways between love and loss and is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity.
Included on the album is first single ‘Private’, ‘Mended’ and the recently released infectious trackRegular Touch. The new album introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesizing her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future.
Recorded between Los Angeles and Sydney, Perennial was written with longtime collaborators Andy and Thom Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman) and produced by Andy Mak and executive producer Grammy-nominated founder of Deep Well Records Adam Anders. The release of Perennial will be celebrated with her National Mended Tour which is selling fast with most shows already SOLD OUT and extra dates added, with Laykn and Thandi Phoenix supporting nationally.Read More
Jun 25, 2017
Sydney band The Preatures announce today their new national tour in support of their second album ‘Girlhood’.
Supporting the tour will be raucaus local duo Polish Club, as well as other special guests Hair Die, Rin McArdle and Boat Show.Read More
Jun 15, 2017
Today Vera Blue shares the new video for her current single ‘Mended’. Directed by one of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists Cloudy Rhodes, the powerful ‘Mended’ video is a celebration of love and womanhood. Cloudy explains, ‘I wanted to make a film where we witness the triumph of a young woman rising-up to the experience of love. I wanted Vera to be the protagonist of the film who falls from the night sky, out of the darkness into the light – her falling is a metaphorical representation of ‘falling in love’. Mended to me is all as about the female experience and that’s what I tried to convey through the visuals in this clip.’
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO HERE
Jun 15, 2017
Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue has announced today that she will release her debut album, Perennial, on Friday July 21st.
An intensely personal record, Perennial traces the circular pathways between love and loss across its 12 tracks. The album is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity.
Included on the album is first single ‘Private’, with currently over 2.2 million streams worldwide, and ‘Mended’. The new album introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesizing her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future.
‘“Perennial” is a term for plants that come back year after year, and I like to relate that to memory, feelings and emotions,’ says Vera Blue. ‘It’s what the record is all about; relationships can be very cyclical, or never-ending, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just part of life.’
Recorded between Los Angeles and Sydney, Perennial was written with longtime collaborators Andy and Thom Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman, Silverchair) as well as engineer Jackson Barclay. It’s the product of countless hours spent crafting songs in the studio as a team and despite its new sonic elements, the album is underpinned by the classic songwriting that has defined Vera Blue’s musical growth.
Produced by Andy Mak, and most recently co-produced with Grammy-nominated founder of Deep Well Records Adam Anders, Perennial arrives on the eve of Vera Blue’s fast- selling national tour, including her second appearance – and first as a solo artist – at the sold-out Splendour In The Grass in two years.
Perennial sees Vera Blue finding arresting new ways to channel a voice Australia has already fallen for. Unflinchingly honest, it’s the album she had to write, with a sound that is entirely her own.Read More
May 25, 2017
Dan Sultan recently wrapped up a sold-out solo tour and revealed his new single ‘Hold It Together’, which offered a stirring snapshot of his eagerly awaited forthcoming album.
Titled ‘Killer’, the album is set to be released Friday July 28, shortly after his appearance at this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival.
In support of the release, Dan will be hitting the road for an extensive run of national tour dates throughout September. Visiting 11 venues around Australia, showcasing his new material, gracing the stage with a full band and tour support special guest, William Crighton.
“It’s a whole new show. New music, new band, new vibe. I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Dan says.
Reflecting on his new album ‘Killer’, “It’s been a long process to make this album, looking back on it all. I’ve spent a long time working on this record.
The ‘Killer’ album was recorded with producer and collaborator, Jan Skubiszewski. It’s a cultured leap forward for the Melbourne singer-songwriter. Lyrically, he’s more reflective – featuring a broader and an in-depth evaluation of life’s ups and downs. The album introduces synthesisers and drum machines lifting powerful rhythms, and heightens emotions accompanied with gospel backing vocals that will take you far beyond the cathedral choirs.
His current single ‘Hold It Together’ and the previously released ‘Magnetic’ is a reflection of Dan Sultan stepping out as the songwriter he was always destined to become. Like the best of Sultan’s song-writing, ‘Hold It Together’ takes a personal anecdote that Dan evolves into a larger narrative. It’s a song that has resonated with a swag of differing ages and tastes: the young and the old; community and the commercial radio listeners.
The ‘Killer’ album will be released on Friday July 28. To pre-order Dan Sultans forthcoming album click HERE.
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