Don’t bring up the words ‘owl’ and ‘electronic’ in the same sentence. My sanity has been previously clobbered, throttled and wrenched painfully through a meat processor when my amiable work peers have carelessly thrown that awful Owl City’s Fireflies concoction on repeat. Thankfully, the combination of those words evoke more pleasant associations closer to home.
Above is the debut clip for Melb band Goodnight Owl’s EP single Maps & Compasses. Directed by Hayden Calnin and concept by Eddie Alexander, it was filmed throughout the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The track is laced with some sweet electronic reverbs, while Eddie Alexander’s vocals add celestial warmth to the track. The band launch their video at The Workers Club in Melbourne on Saturday July 24th with Sleep Decade (also launching a video) and Hayden Calnin.
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I’m quite the fan of subculture parodies. And while it took me a while to warm up to this track by The Bedroom Philosopher (a.k.a Justin Heazlewood) the video completely personifies the song. The song comes from his third album ‘Songs from the 86 Tram’. The clip premiered at the Workers Club recently and features a rad little collection of cameos from Tim Rogers, Angie Hart and Kram to name a few. Keep an eye open for a charming texta tattoo, the band experimenting with abundance of children’s toys and the poor dude getting surgically cut out of his jeans. Irony in that most of the kids requesting this on Triple J are the ones to whom the song is directed.
From the alleyway photos, lead singer syndrome and the incessant hair adjustments, down to the bonding moment in the bathtub over a tattoo, it’s a spot on piss take, and it’ll probably remind you of a few people you know.
Heazlewood’s also done a parody for Metlink which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39VVG29mscU
World’s End Press – ‘Golden Child’ (mp3)
Not the easiest band name to roll off the tongue but World’s End Press have done very well with their disco jams meets the Stone Roses sound. The live show is a full on party set, selling out parties in their hometown Melbourne. Also check out their previous Only The Brave on their myspace. Their debut album is being produced by fellow Melbournian electronic whiz Qua.
Sydney band Parades played the East Brunswick Club in Melbourne on Friday night and it was a pretty effin great show.
Parades are currently touring their debut LP ‘Foreign Tapes’ details here – http://www.myspace.com/parades
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Nike sportswear are sponsoring a series of six mixtapes from all around the world. Recently it was Australia’s turn, and we were represented Modular/DFA dudes Canyons. It’s a pretty sweet mix, heavy on summer vibes (see: Avalanches, Tame Impala PLUS Tame Impala side-project POND).
You can check it out/download it at the The Fader.
Pluto Jonze – ‘Starts To Your Feet’ (mp3)
We are proud to present another Communion night, this time at new venue MELT in Kings Cross. If you’re wondering what happened to the other venue, well like all good party joints, it got shut down eventually. Fire hazard or something. This time, The Seabellies are playing, along with Lanie Lane, Cameras, Wade Jackson, Champions League, and these guys here Pluto Jonze.
UPDATE: Communion are offering discount $10 entry to whothehell.net readers, if you’re interested please send an email with your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this track from Wade Jackson – ‘I Believe In You’:
Get your tickets here
Tomaki Jets – Fact or Fiction (mp3)
In recent years, the humble town of Frankston has been doing everything in it’s path to shake it’s bogan credentials. If the Tomaki Jets are part of a wave aiming to deplete connotations of mullet citizens, crack cocaine, hardcore bands and overbearing postcode proud paraphanelia associated with Frangas, then they’re on a roll.
Fact or Fiction is a contagious antidote with Tokyo Police Club trimmings on the side. The punch of this track is harnessed by it’s brisk energy. Backed up by melodic embellishments, sharp calls and dextrous drumming skills, the song has apt party presence but has the right amount of atmospheric, jewel-toned scuzz for long car trips. I’ll definitely be putting this one on the iPod for the long trek up to Splendour.
The single is being released on a compilation with other up and coming Mornington Peninsula bands The JSB’s, These Patterns and Cult Visions at The Toff on the 18th of July. I’ve heard swell things about Tomaki Jet’s live do’s from many. Check the gig out, and you might get the chance to barter for some I-Heart-Frankston merch.