Here we go.
The Monday Records weekly jaw droppers this week feature; the 15th incarnation of BIGSOUND and its first drop of artists for the 2016 festival, the epicly prolific Braille Face‘s new single ‘Backwards/Medicated’, the grandiose project that is Death Club 7‘s debut EP Immortal Peaches, Dro Carey’s addictive new EP Dark Zoo, and Gabriella Cohen‘s signing to Dot Dash & Remote Control Records.
First things first, Australia’s BIGGEST music conference BIGSOUND has released the first round of artists to perform at the Brissy industry festival this September, and the list looks pretty fucking spesh. This years International music conference will feature performances from Oh Pep!, Good Boy, Tigertown, These New South Whales, B Wise, FLOWERTRUCK and Olympia just to name a few. And if its knowledge and know who, not audial entertainment your looking for the conference speakers have been announced too. Gracing the BIGSOUND conference program this year is Alastair Green of Maker Agency, Vagrant Records Head of A&R Jeremy Maciak, APRA/AMCOS Head of Member Services Group Dean Ormston, Booking Agent Katie Rynne of Select Music, and Universal Music Publishing Group Sr. Creative Manager Taylor Testa. Check out the rest of the festival line-up and conference program at the BIGSOUND website.
‘Backwards/Medicated’ is the sophomore single from Braille Face mastermind Jack White, following an epic 2015 in which the one man musical machine wrote an album for every month of the year, in a journey to discover his song writing and sound, and we reckon his found it. Mixed by Triple J’s Tim Shiel and mastered by Kllo‘s Simon Lam, the track is a disruptive avant-garde mix of soothing vocals, percussion and synths climbing towards a hypnotic neck swirling climax. The full album is set to be released through Spirit Level later this year.
Death Club 7
The ever growing Aussie electro spinning top has landed on Brisbane-based producer Death Club 7, the dark dance act of Patrick King. His debut EP Immortal Peaches is an experimental narrative of King’s battle with mental illness, a theme deeply illustrated in ‘Awake’, a track that the he describes as “basically a flight or fight response to *himself.”. A purveyor of creativity and raw expression the producer promises theatrical performances and an original show in every performance, “I want people to leave my shows without the feeling that they’ve seen or heard the same thing done before.” Shut-up and take my money.
Newly signed to Melbourne label Soothsayer, Dro Carey is on the rise to an exciting 2016. The electronic producers new EP Dark Zoo released earlier this year, is an addictive two part series of intensifying dance tracks sure to be a feature at every Aussie electronic club night this year. Carey has plans to tour Dark Zoo nationally this year starting at Melbourne’s Roxanne Parlour next Friday the 1st of July, before ending the month with a spot on the bill at Byron Bay’s Splendour in The Grass.
Enigmatic Melbourne songstress Gabriella Cohen broke the news of her new label signing yesterday while on her East Coast tour of her debut solo record Full Closure and No Details. The LP was released independently earlier this year, through Cohen’s own DIY label Dirty Power Studio. With the announcement of a place on Bigsound’s 2016 lineup, its been a big week for the Melbourne artist. Cohen is racing Newtown’s WAYWARDS stage tonight with the Sydney leg of the Full Closure and No Details tour. The show is free, so grab your mates Sydney-siders and witness for yourself this spectacular “breathtaking talent at work”.