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.
Dec 23, 2016
This month Polish Club embarked on their first headline tour in support of their latest single “Beat Up”.
Welcomed by sold out crowds in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Wollongong and Ballarat, the boys premiered new tracks from their debut album, as well as favourites like “Able” and “My House”.
Listen to “Beat Up” HERE
Mar 5, 2015
The past six months have seen young protegee Owl Eyes travel around the world, increasing the reach of her unique, effortless sounds.
Currently on a global tour with Flight Facilities, she hasn’t seen her hometown of Melbourne in weeks. But as someone dedicated to her craft, it’s a small price to pay.
Providing other-worldly vocals on their tracks in front of thousands, the tour has taken Owl Eyes to LA’s Fonda Theatre, Los Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago Concord Music Hall and the Washington 9:30 Club, among others.
Notably, she played to roaring crowds at 2015’s sold-out Laneway Festival, which hit Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Most recently, Owl Eyes joined the The Cat Empire at their Beat The Drum set, to cover Confide in Me by Kylie Minogue. It quickly became a clear favourite on triple j, reaching an astounding 40,000 plays on youtube, and counting.
Having spent three weeks in LA late last year, writing and recording her next album, we’ve only yet seen a glimpse of what Owl Eyes has to offer.
Feb 9, 2015
2015 is off to a racing start for award-winning producer Jan Skubiszewski.
His first major project has been working with Melbourne indie/folk duo Pierce Brothers, who are signed to Warner Music Australia. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for the Pierce Brothers, with their last EP ‘The Night Tree’ coming in at #21 on the ARIA charts, #1 on the AIR charts and in the Top 10 on iTunes. Currently on a national tour supporting Dan Sultan, the anticipation is high about what’s to come following the brothers’ creative efforts in the studio with Jan.
2015 also sees Jan teaming up with The Cat Empire again, twelve years after he was the assistant engineer on their debut self-titled album, which achieved double platinum status. The band is currently on an international tour, with shows scheduled for the States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Rounding out the first three months of this year will be time spent producing soul songstress Ms Murphy‘s new live studio album in Sydney. The album will include two new songs written by Paul Kelly, and a national tour will follow. Ms Murphy has previously released two EPs, White Dress and The Spirit in 2013, and Stride in 2014. Having already charted in the iTunes Top 10, the industry eagerly awaits what will come next following her collaboration with Jan.