(Photo by Bec Capp)
Australians will flock to Berlin for other reasons apart from buds and bratwursts. We’re putting on another party with FIFTH FLOOR in Berlin this Saturday.
The line up features a selection of German pscyh arts The Blue Angel Lounge, The Third Sound and ASCETIC – an Australian now Berlin based band who comprise members of The Process. Projections by the very talented Astral Projection Artwork, Melbourne’s Thom Russell. Also presenting the event is Unknown Pleasures is an international multi-disciplined arts production company founded by Valentina Veil, a Berlin/Melbourne based musician artist, curator & writer. If you’re in Berlin or just travelling through, tell your friends.
FIFTH FLOOR III WAREHOUSE PARTY
presented by Who The Hell, Unknown Pleasures Factory & 8MM Muzik
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Third Sound
Two Step Horror
The Sun & The Wolf
Brace / Choir
Tickets are €12. Find out more details at the Facebook event here.
FIFTH FLOOR / Unknown Pleasures Factory
Naked Maja are an ambient four piece from Brisbane. The band’s first EP was a curious shoegaze pop jaunt which built strange downbeat gems out of sparse synth and distorted vocals. ‘Disillusion’ is their latest offering. First track ‘#59′ comes at your ears with a straight-up rock guitar that’s both heavy and sharp at the same time. There’s an atmosphere of dark cynicism that permeates through the rest of this strange, sinister record. The band take a step back on ‘Soft Edge’, while glitchy percussion eases you into standout track ‘Disillusion’. ‘Mind Not Thinking’ earns the experimental tag that the band has evolved into with this record too. This is a listening experience that’ll leave you feeling unsettled and oddly moved.
If you’re into the devastating combo of babes, bright colours and optical illusions check out the video for ‘#59′.
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Beer digs up feelings for some people. If photographing your emotions is what you do best – and if you enjoy mooching free stuff, then this is probably a good day for you.
XXXX Summer Brights are launching a new Instagram campaign to celebrate the start of Summer. Tag your convoy with @xxxxsummerbright in your photo, chuck in #YOUIN with your #boxgap hashtags – and a goody bag worth $213.95 could be rolling your way! Entries close on the 9th of Feb. The #YOUIN hashtag is open to interpretation, so you’ve got all of Meredith, Falls, Laneway et al. season to get snap happy with your bro-gans.
More details over at XXXX Summer Brights’ Instagram.
Total Control were my fave band to shoot over the years.
As 2013 winds up and my time as Photo Editor at Who The Hell comes to an end, I thought I’d give y’all a quick review of pictures that moved us this year as my farewell.
We have been lucky to share in the development of Rebecca Capp and Alan Weedon as they’ve honed their skills over the last couple of years. I feel quite proud of the work we have shared this year, as well as and the expansion of the ‘Sequence’ into the blog has worked because these guys are so dedicated to making great images.
I’d also like to mention our new Sydney guy Jack Toohey who created an exceptional Sequence late in the year with Bligh Twyford-Moore.
Keep in touch here and thanks for reading xo.
Pond at Laneway in Melbourne by Alan Weedon
Bro love at Golden Plains by Rebecca Capp
Bligh Twyford-Moore in Sydney by JackToohey
Bangin Aussie Day BBQ by Rebecca Capp
Hand Games 1st B’day by Alan Weedon
Home life with Naysayer and Gilsun. By Alan Weedon
Bermuda Float by Rebecca Capp
No Zu by Alan Weedon
Ainslie Wills by Rebecca Capp
On the back of amazing remixes this week, (hear Nick Zinner’s remix of a Rainbow Chan track), here’s another. You should already know anything Rat & Co touches turns to gold. Combine that with I’lls‘ spirit fingers and the output is something real special. Rat & Co’s ‘To The Blurred’ remix is a rework of the track that appeared on I’lls incredible EP A Warm Reception earlier this year. The pair have added a sharper beat to I’lls lush pile of carbonated fuzz and dilated feelings. This one sounds like a long, comtemplative wander in metropolis. This track will be released on a Yes Please compilation in early December featuring remixes of I’lls A Warm Reception EP by electronic artists like Naysayer & Gilsun, Tincture, Wabz and Ktsche.
Rat & Co - Facebook / Soundcloud
I’lls – Facebook / Soundcloud
Hoy recently capped off a national tour with The Basics (good to have you back guys). The trio recently finished working on their debut album Aquaslum which will making the rounds in February next year if all goes to plan. Felicity, Cecelia & Liam took some photos on the road for us.
Also below, you’ll find the new video for Hoy’s new track ‘Brigitte Bardot’ which was filmed in the old Newstead Butter Factory and features more than one allowed Godard reference. The band are launching the new track tonight at the Northcote Social Club with Minibikes, and tomorrow night at the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine with Tim Richmond.
Sunburnt in Launceston….
Cupping the Goulbourn Ram. Post Canberra surrealism.
Fresh on Charles dinner. Soul food.
Post show jam with The Basics. Kris Schroeder taking us through some classics…
Sometimes when I get sent press releases that describe a band as the ‘darlings; of a particular scene, I like to set my laptop on fire and throw it out the window.
Luckily, in the case of excellent Brisbane two-piece The Phoncurves, I restrained myself and listened to the song. The duo’s latest single ‘Heartstrings’ is actually pretty sweet. Abbie Roberts and Naomi Burrell’s voices are the most immediately striking; their harmonies are open and resonant – filling up all the space in what appears to be a seemingly simple acoustic pop song. But multiple listens reveal a depth in their songwriting. This is a track that swings and moves in waves; it’s well-structured and smart while still being soft on the surface….
‘Heartstrings’ is the first single off The Phoncurves second EP to be released early next year. Catch the duo heading out on these dates in December:
Thur, 5 December – SYDNEY @ Factory Floor
Fri, 6 December – MELBOURNE @ Victoria Hotel
Sat, 7 December – BRISBANE @ South Side Tea Room
Sunbeam Sound Machine is Nick Sowersby, a young guy who’s been playing in bands around Melbourne since he was in short trousers. His debut release, double EP One/Sunbeam Sound Machine, is coming out through Dot Dash/Remote Control Records on 29 November.
First single ‘Cosmic Love Affair’ is psychedelic pop in the original sense – woozy and detached, it gives you the odd sensation of having stepped into someone else’s waking dream. The song staggers along, half asleep, as Sowersby’s multi-tracked vocal floats in: ‘Everyone changed / I stayed the same / Everything’s gonna be different from now’. Escapist and dissociative, this is sure to provide some lovely summertime listening.
The newest edition of MAPCAST is now up streaming over at our Soundcloud. Robbie’s picked his best from this month’s Music Alliance Pact – including some seriously chill beats from España, Italy’s most fervent Thurston Moore worshippers and a mailbox smashing tune from our own backyard of course.
Stream/download previous podcasts for free here!