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Lost And Lonesome and Osborne Again are proud as punch to announce the release of Classic Connection the new album by Melbourne guitar pop six-piece Ciggie Witch.
Classic Connection follows the release of 2014’s debut album Rock and Roll Juice which was described by Sonic Masala as “rich in existential whimsy, introverted melancholy, yet has an overall love of living life in the moment”.
Ciggie Witch members have also been known to concoct indie pop masterpieces in bands like The Ocean Party and Totally Mild so it’s no surprise Classic Connection — with its woozy lap steel, twinkling keys and dreamy harmonies — is blessed with an infectious carefree swagger.
‘Walking the Tracks’, the third single from the album (following ‘Look of Pain’ and ‘Meet Me in the Middle’) juxtaposes some of Zac Denton’s prevailing personal issues like “Catching the flu from walking in the winter rain” against a guitar lick potent enough to cure any such ailment.
Equipped with multiple songwriters and a healthy DiY production ethic, Ciggie Witch have lost none of their endearing social awkwardness whilst tightening up the sound for album numero duo.
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Ahead of their debut album release, winsome Melbourne superstars Hideous Towns are releasing two gorgeously reverb-laden tracks to whet the dreampop appetite.
With a pile-up of early-Cure guitars and Alana West's customarily heartfelt vocals, 'Don't Forget' is an empowering d-floor filler with a 'look-within-oneself-for-true-happiness' ethos — a shoegazer's 'Dancing With Myself' maybe.
'Wake Us' slows the tempo and draws inspiration from Irving Stone's Vincent Van Gogh biography Lust For Life. In the song, Alana imagines the life of Van Gogh's prostitute girlfriend Christine following the couple's break-up; the addition of Jarred Dexter's sublime viola, delivers the song into a hazy, uneasy narcosis.
As with Hideous Towns' previous 'Heart Attack / Skin' 7" single, Matthew Hosking produced the new tracks at Los Bomberos studios in Melbourne's inner-north.
Stay tuned for the debut Hideous Towns album in late-2016.
Noisy Melbourne dreamscapers Parading make their Lost And Lonesome debut with the 7" single 'Butterfly' b/w 'All in Good Time'.
Overflowing with gorgeous guitar racket and soporific vocals, 'Butterfly' is the first taste of Parading's second album, slated for a late-2016 release.
Recorded in Melbourne with producer Richard Andrew (Underground Lovers), 'Butterfly' (backed with non-album track 'All in Good Time') displays all the noise-encrusted melody and slacker virtue that have seen Parading elevated to heroes among Australias bountiful dream pop scene.
With backing harmonies dripping with honey from Alana West (Hideous Towns) and lead guitarist Keith Mason conducting his own version of a feedback orchestra, the song finds its space within the dark and the beautiful.
PARADING LAUNCH THE BUTTERFLY 7 SINGLE AT THESE SHOWS:
Canberra March 24 The Phoenix w/ Shrapnel and Waterford
Sydney March 25 The Union w/ Mope City, Hideous Towns and Miners
Sydney March 26 The Record Crate Festival
Adelaide April 15 The Metro w/ Wireheads and Blush Response
Melbourne April 21 The Tote w/Architect Of Reality + Contrast + The Alex Jarvis Band
Geelong April 23 The Barwon Club w/ Mosaicz and TBC