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TORA | EAT THE SUN

Tora are delicious. And no, not just because they’re all attractive surfie boys from Byron Bay, although that helps when perusing their press shots. I got sent their single “Overcome” last month and played it loudly and regularly. It’s an experiment in clever style combination, strengthened by some sweet banjo and by the Sunday-morning-coffee voice of Merryn Boller. This week they dropped their new single, “Eat the Sun“, a more chilled tune featuring a different, but equally sublime guest vocalist. Continue reading “TORA | EAT THE SUN” »

TROYE SIVAN | WORLD PREMIERE

We at SEMPLESIZE are stoked to bring you the world premiere of Troye Sivan‘s debut single “Happy Little Pill“. You’re bound to know Troye from his huge social media presence (Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr) or possibly from a sneaky little appearance as young Wolverine… But he is also an accomplished singer, having released his debut album in 2008. After a year of keeping it a secret, last month it was revealed he’d signed a new record deal with Universal and was set to release a new EP, TRXYE, on August 15th. Continue reading “TROYE SIVAN | WORLD PREMIERE” »

MICHELLE XEN | ELECTRO COMB

We are more than proud to be the first to bring you Michelle Xen‘s latest music video – “Electro Comb”. The Brisbane-based creative powerhouse has never failed to impress us – whether it’s delivering artfully choreographed performances or crafting the finest in avant-garde synth-pop. I always feel something when Michelle and her crew of gorgeous freaks take to the stage, and it’s usually unbridled joy. Continue reading “MICHELLE XEN | ELECTRO COMB” »

TOFF IN TOWN | ALL STAR LINEUP

MES Prouctions have put together a killer lineup for a show at the Toff in Town on Saturday August 9th. The cream of Melbourne’s up and coming talent will be onstage, including The McQueens, Albert Salt, Halcyon Drive and Trophy Wife. Details to come, but in the meantime pencil it into your various time-keeping devices and folios.

UPDATE: You can now buy tickets from here http://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/f41q08hb7

BENJAMIN BOOKER | HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON?

Benjamin Booker‘s latest single “Have you seen my son?” is a journey through music and the musician’s life. We follow him as he sings of his real life travels from the gator infested swamps of Tampa Bay, Florida to the birthplace of blues, New Orleans. As he drives west through some of the most notorious slave states (Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi) he reflects on religion and loss. Through a long burning, swamp-rock drenched jam he pays sonic tribute to the generations of blues artists who have preceded him. He takes some of the staples of blues music and forges them into his own style that includes a wall of feedback straight from garage rock and the extended guitar solos of later electric blues artists such as Buddy Guy. Continue reading “BENJAMIN BOOKER | HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON?” »