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GRMM | CIRCLES

Welcome to another beautiful Australian summer, when the days are hot and sales of VB slabs and durries go through the roof.  But there’s more to the Aussie summer spirit than debauchery and total inebriation.  In fact, we take great pride in coupling these extraordinarily meaningful cultural rights of passage with the sweet sounds of our people.  With that being said, allow me to introduce GRMM.  If you’ve not yet heard of him, you should seriously be rethinking your life choices.  It’s okay, don’t freak out, here at Semplesize it is our greatest honour to show you the path of righteousness. Continue reading “GRMM | CIRCLES” »

GIG GUIDE | CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

The UK’s Catfish and the Bottlemen are headed to Oz in January, they will be supporting The Kooks as well as two of their own headline shows. Catfish and the Bottlemen recently released their debut album The Balcony, which was produced by Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) and written by frontman Van McCann. The Balcony featuring amazingly catchy Cocoon, Rango and radio favourite Pacifier. The album features melodious and hook laden songs that are infectious, everything you would expect from a UK indie band. Released in September it has already broke in to the UK top ten record charts. Continue reading “GIG GUIDE | CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN” »

TALES IN SPACE | HOLIDAZE

If you’re in a New York state of mind this afternoon, I suggest you watch this charming video clip for Holidaze. Electro-dynamo-pomo-disco rock dudes Tales In Space piece together a montage of shots taken in and around New York City, presumably during their recent trip to the Big Apple to perform a special showcase at CMJ’s Music Marathon. The rustic-looking footage contains wryly amusing captions, including one applying to a commonly-seen resident of New York – “Sometimes my head dances…even when I don’t ask it to”. Watch it and have a good giggle. Continue reading “TALES IN SPACE | HOLIDAZE” »

LUPINE | THE HUNTER

Lovers of belting little rock tracks, have a listen to The Hunter by Melbourne band Lupine. After hiding themselves away at the beach over winter to record their soon-to-be released second EP (doesn’t that just sound like the perfect way to the spend winter?), Lupine have come up with the perfect first single to show off their songwriting chops. The Hunter is infectious in a totally good way and I’m loving it. Continue reading “LUPINE | THE HUNTER” »

WHAT’S UP | SUI ZHEN

If you’re one of the scant few Melburnians NOT heading to Meredith Music Festival this weekend, then hit up Hugs & Kisses Saturday night to suss out the intriguing Sui Zhen. After feeling captivated yet disturbed watching the video for new single Infinity Street; sorting through her many musical incarnations to figure out exactly who I was interviewing; then enjoying thought-provoking philosophical chats about the joys and trappings of digital era; my curiosity has most definitely been piqued. Dreamy Balearic Japanese post-punk disco sounds good to me.  Continue reading “WHAT’S UP | SUI ZHEN” »