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Guineafowl/General Pants Co. new singles club


Guineafowl – ‘In Our Circles’ (mp3)

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So General Pants Co. are launching a monthly singles club record label starting with entries for Guineafowl, Circle Pit and High Highs in March. This shouldn’t seem like too much of a surprise to anyone who’s shopped in General Pants over summer and has likely been greeted with the line, “hey, you going to [insert next music festival] this weekend?” from the floor staff and pumping indie remixes over the speakers. I don’t know whether it’s actually written in their staff manual to try and connect with customers via music, but it’s certainly something that they’ve been successfully pushing of late.

But moving past the oversized singlets and undersized jeans, GP have actually collected some cool tracks up first. Circle Pit have been getting some mad props elsewhere on the internets, and we’ve already featured Guineafowl on before. While I think his previous track ‘Botanist’ was slightly better, ‘In Our Cirlces’ is still a nifty pop song with the same quirky edge to his electro-acoustic workouts.


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Romy – ‘Sleep’ (mp3)

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I’ve seen the new Romy Hoffman project live last year at Bigsound conference but it is still quite a surprise to hear this from the woman better known to us as Macromantics. “Sleep” is the first single from Romy and it features cool remixes from Juan Maclean and Brain Children.

Future Music Festival 2010 giveaways

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Sydneysiders: we have a double pass to giveaway for you thanks to Smirnoff Festivals Experience and Future Music Fest in Sydney. The vodka people are setting up a bar next to the main stage so you and a friend can check out Empire Of The Sun, Bag Raiders and Jump Jump Dance Dance, as well as internationals such as The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand and Bookashade. All you have to do, is wait for the question we will send through our mailing list and be the first to email me that answer. Of course you will have to join our mailing list first if you’re not there already. GOOD LUCK!

International Songwriting Competition- Aussie Finalists

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The International Songwriting Competition‘s list of finalists is out, boasting a very strong  Aussie showing. Maybe the judges are onto us now after Kate Miller-Heidke’s win last year, taking home US$25 000 in cash and a tonne of other prizes. We’ll be taking a look at artists from the list between now and the announcement of winners in April – there are just too many to do justice to in one post.


Loon Lake – ‘Into The Office’

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Loon Lake – ‘Into The Office’ (mp3)

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‘Into The Office’ is one of the first demos released by Loon Lake and it’s super promising. The sounds like a demo, yeah, but I’m really hoping they retain this loose, lo-fi feeling. Even if even every band this side of Eddy Current is trying to record thirty minute albums in twenty minutes, Loon Lake genuinely sound like dudes chilling with guitars in their garage. Doesn’t hurt that the hook in the chorus is a killer as well. In the increasingly crowded Australian garage rock market, these guys manage to stand out without ever sounding like they’re trying.