Tagged: Indie

 

Alt-indie folk duo The Short Fall, have been working on this track for almost five yearsand with the passing of their long time friend and producer, they’re ready to release a fresh, new sound, Under the Clouds.

The Conway brothers have been holding this track on the back-burner, having written it for their first EP yet cut the track as it didn’t quite match their earlier sound. Four and a half years later, a total rework and The Short Fall are ready to showcase their fresh, new sound to their awaiting audience.

On face value, Under the Clouds is reminiscent of a vague unrequited love story, still with a dark underlying tone twisted within; inspired by The Police’s Every Breath You Take, yet their lyrical ambiguity leaves it up to you to form a meaning of your own from the single.

Travelling down to Byron Bay, they worked hard on recreating the track with ARIA Award winning producer Jordan Power – Angus & Julia Stone, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers, The Living End – and marking their first time in studio since the passing of long-termcollaborator, friend and producer Anthony Lycenko in August 2017.

“I don’t think we’d stopped to process just how much Anthony’s death had affected usuntil we were driving to Byron Bay. For us it was dipping our toe back in the waterafter quite a long time away from the studio. The experience was quite cathartic; in a way,a piece of Anthony is in this song, as we’d worked on it with him all those years ago when we originally wrote it (it was written for our first EP) so it͛s sort of come full circle,” said Angelo Conway, of the recording process.

Even though they’re now living in two different areas of The Sunny State, Angelo and Ryan Conway haven’t let distance get in their way of expressing their like-minded wavelength in song-writing and harmonies.

With the time that has passed, The Short Fall have taken on a new vision for their track; taking elements of the past and mixing it with current ideas & sound to createUnder the Clouds.

Under the Clouds is set for release Friday, November 2nd!

 

The stellar career of singer songwriter Bob Evans receives the Best Of treatment compliments of new album, Full Circle, released today.   Full Circle also features brand new track ‘Drowning’ and is accompanied by a video filmed in studio by Arlo Cook during the recording of the track.

To mark the release, Bob Evans will hit the road for a national capital cities tour kicking off at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on October 19, and moving through to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, before finishing up at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on November 3.

Discussing Full Circle, Kevin Mitchell explains“I didn’t want to approach this like a traditional Greatest Hits or Best Of. I like the idea of it being presented more like an introduction to my work if you had never heard of me. This would be the record for that person. So I didn’t want to just bundle the singles together or present the songs in the order they were released. Some singles didn’t make the cut, in favour of album tracks that have grown legs of their own and found some kind of special place of significance without ever necessarily being on the radio or anything … It was quite hard actually, trying to narrow 5 albums down to 14 tracks. But I’m happy with how it looks. I’m proud of what I’ve managed to create.”

Mitchell was already under the Australian music spotlight as singer/guitarist for indie-rock-darlings Jebediah when in 1998 he found a t-shirt in a Perth op-shop with the number 15 on the back, and the name ‘Bob Evans’ printed on the front. Coincidentally at this time he was embarking on his first solo shows in Perth and a random name on someone’s discarded basketball shirt took hold.  He may have grown out of the t-shirt, but the name fit and has stayed for an impressive solo career.

“This Bob Evans guy has been hitching a ride in my life for 20 years,” Mitchell laughs. “It’s an unusual relationship to have with something that isn’t real.”

Mitchell recently co-founded Music with Mates, forming a new Australian non-for-profit organisation to help young migrants create new friendships by grouping them with locals to attend music concerts for free.   The project aims to foster friendships and to help young migrants better integrate themselves into their local community.   Tickets will be donated by musicians, agents and promoters.  Artists who have already pledged their support for the project include Bob Evans, Josh Pyke, Busby Marou, Clare Bowditch and Paul Dempsey.

“Music is such a great way for young people from all walks of life to connect,” Mitchell says, “our aim is to create an inclusive, compassionate environment for new arrivals to Australia.”

For more visit www.musicwithmates.com

 

‘FULL CIRCLE’ TRACKLIST:

CD 1 (CD, Vinyl & Digital)

  1. Don’t You Think It’s Time?
  2. Someone So Much
  3. Nowhere Without You
  4. Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore
  5. Happy Tears
  6. Wintersong
  7. Pasha Bulker
  8. Friend
  9. Hand Me Downs 
  10. Matterfact
  11. Don’t Walk Alone
  12. Sadness & Whiskey
  13. Turn
  14. Wonderful You
  15. Drowning **new track

 

CD 2 (CD & Digital)

  1. Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks) (Double J Live Recording)
  2. In Spite Of Ourselves (John Prine & Iris Dement) (Recorded with Kirsty Lee Akers)
  3. Not Fair (Lily Allen) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  4. Come To This (Sleepy Jackson)
  5. Disparate Youth (Santigold) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  6. Wide Open Road (The Triffids)
  7. Beautiful To Me (Little Birdy) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  8. See Through Dress (Red Jezebel)
  9. Liar (Eskimo Joe)
  10. Two Of Us (the Beatles) (Recorded live with Josh Pyke)

 

 

CATCH BOB EVANS LIVE IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

FRI 19 OCT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 20 OCT | LEADBELLY, NEWTOWN NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.leadbelly.oztix.com.au

FRI 26 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 27 OCT | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, NORTH PERTH WA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 3 NOV | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NORTHCOTE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.eventbrite.com.au