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'Flow Over Me' - New single from Sarah Mary Chadwick

Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Sarah Mary Chadwick has shared a new single.

"Flow Over Me," taken from her forthcoming LP Sugar Still Melts In The Rain premiered via Blackbook Magazine who note, "there are moments when she strikingly recalls Nico." Sarah told them the track "is some deep psychoanalytic shit and you would hope so after what I've spent on therapy."

LISTEN to "Flow Over Me"

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Sugar Still Melts In The Rain was recorded and mixed by friend, musician and filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. Before embarking on a solo career, Sarah spent a decade fronting the awesome Batrider. Eventually becoming tired of the collaborative requirements intrinsic to band life, she shifted her focus to songwriting independently, drawing inspiration from "weird old New Zealand musicians" like Peter Jefferies, Chris Knox, and Australia's Pip Proud and the way they tinker away and work for decades for "little to no commercial success." This inspiration is obvious in Sarah's performance as she simultaneously savours and mocks the pedestal that her creativity affords her, acknowledging that "it's a position of power being on a microphone" and how "it's a desperate demand to be seen. It's funny and really sad."

SPOD's 'Day In The Sun'

SPOD is back with new single 'Day In The Sun', the first official single to be lifted from his upcoming album 'Adult Fantasy' out in August.

'Day In The Sun' is officially out this Friday, April 20.

Is 'Day In the Sun' SPOD's ticket to final fame and fortune? That guest spot on Rove?Topping the charts?

In SPOD's words "Keeping the pedal down through the mud of life can be an arduous task. Careening towards an unmarked goal, always looking forward for that lofty platform where you can look back at your tracks and think ‘hey, I made it, I kept the wheels spinning and now i’m here, having a cool time!’. Or did you just plough right through it, too busy to look up to see the clouds lift years back while you kept going at full speed toward the glory of personal success, never realising it’s blinking into oblivion in your rear view mirror. Was the platform just unremarkable or did it even exist? I’m watching my friends find their rays of light, mines gotta be just around the corner, right? Oh well, you just gotta keep the pedal to the metal till you run outta fuel coz life is a one way street, and i'm takin’ this caffeine fuelled 1997 Toyota V6 Camry Vienta straight to hell through the gateway of broken dreams… LA, baby!!"

Rebel Yell X Gussy 'STAINS'

BUY / STREAM STAINS HERE.

Grace Stevenson AKA Rebel Yell has released her second single 'Stains' from upcoming debut album 'Hired Muscle'.

Continuing her notion of creating genuinely unique tracks which sit beautifully outside the norm, this new track is no exception. Featuring Gussy on vocals, 'Stains' is a truly awesome collaboration which will haunt you out on the dancefloor.

Gussy on what the song is about and how it came together - “I originally wrote the hook for ‘Stains’ for a different song but really struggled to make it work until Grace sent me this totally incredible and aggressive Rebel Yell demo and it found its home. The song is about how hard it is to scrub away the lasting effects of someone mistreating you and push forward with the memories of that.”.

Stevenson discusses the process working with Gussy "It’s a really interesting way to write a song, to make a beat (and add synth lines which I don’t usually do) and have it returned with vocals in a completely different sound. What Gussy did with vocals completely changed the song and it’s nice to have a track that shows a different side of Rebel Yell.”

The 'Stains' video clip was premiered by Pilerats, be sure to check out the piece HERE. Filmed in Brisbane by Briana Davis and starring Emma Caskey along with GUSSY and Stevenson herself. 'Stains' follows previous single 'Pressure Drop', both lifted from the upcoming debut album, which is making us all very excited.

Sarah Mary Chadwick New Album

Sarah Mary Chadwick has announced her new album Sugar Still Melts In The Rain out May 11!

Head to our store or Bandcamp to pre-order LP. First run comes with a limited edition print from the artist herself.

To listen to Sarah's music is to be a quiet observer to her thoughts on love, death and mental health. Sometimes this anguish bears itself in sullen, quiet moments, but more often torment manifests at the break of Sarah's voice as she sing-shouts painfully vulnerable, self-aware lyrics. This is all front and centre on Chadwick's newest "Sugar Still Melts In The Rain."

Chadwick is not a new face to Melbourne's music community. After moving to Australia from her native New Zealand to pursue a career in music, Sarah spent a decade fronting the grunge band Batrider. Eventually becoming tired of the collaborative requirements intrinsic to band life, Sarah shifted her focus to songwriting independently, drawing inspiration from "weird old New Zealand musicians" like Peter Jefferies, Chris Knox, and Australia's Pip Proud and the way they tinker away and work for decades for "little to no commercial success." This inspiration is obvious in Sarah's performance as she simultaneously savours and mocks the pedestal that her creativity affords her, acknowledging that "it's a position of power being on a microphone" and how "it's a desperate demand to be seen. It's funny and really sad."

Learning that Sarah's songwriting is thoroughly autobiographical is perhaps more unnerving than her artistic process of watching sexually charged movies to inspire her pornographic art. She drinks, she watches porn, she draws and she writes. When the blur of the evening fades, what remains is a colourful orgy on the page and Sarah's recollections immortalized in Sugar Still Melts In The Rain's "Wind Wool", "oh no I'm losing memory, did we just piss away time? And does it matter anyway, I'll die, you died, we die...". To Sarah Mary Chadwick, all tragedy is comedy.

Sugar Still Melts In The Rain marks her first release since 2016's Rice Is Nice LP 'Roses Always Die' and her first for her new label Sinderlyn (home to Homeshake, Jaye Bartell and Tim Cohen).Having already released three solo records, this album is her 4th solo work. It was recorded and mixed by friend, musician and filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. The album came together so quickly partly as a result of the duo's commitment to efficiency and partly due to Sarah's lack of attachment to the idea of "the perfect vocal take."

She knows she isn't a virtuoso; tongue firmly in check, she is quick to reference those limitations mockingly. Yet, it's within those boundaries that she thrives, disinterested in the perfect take in lieu of her best take - unique, somber and raw.

Sugar Still Melts In The Rain

May 11, 2018

1 - Flow Over Me

2 - It's Never OK

3 - Bauble On A Chain

4 - Five Months

5 - Waiting On A Season

6 - Wind Wool

7 - I Won't Say Goodbye

8 - Sugar Still Melts In The Rain

9 - Dance Slowly

10 - Felt My Heart

11 - Become Foam

12 - Lost Overwhelmed And Unsafe

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SPOD's 'Boys Night' Clip!

In what has become the longest release window of a single song in human history, spanning from 2011 to 2018, we are excited to unveil the new clip for SPOD’s track, ‘Boys Night’.

The clip was premiered via Instagram stories last Friday, the first of it's kind!

Shot by SPOD with an iPhone on location in Los Angeles California on a Boys Night with a couple of mates. Featuring "Pete": Brendon Walsh from the almighty Bonezone amongst other thangs and "Rob": Doug Lussenhop aka Dj Douggpound (Tim & Eric, Eric Andre Show, Poundhouse, Poundcast). Another strong cameo goes to Whalehouse who close the clip as SPODs chorus.

GET BOYS NIGHT HERE

Phillip Crandall, author of Andrew WK's 'I Get Wet 33 1/3', gets behind the track 'Boys Night' here:

SPOD. Purveyor of party.

From the 1900s until today, each and every song from the SPOD-alogue had been written, recorded, rad-ified, rip-roared, rear-end-tested, radio-blessed-ed, and road-perfected specifically for the partiest people SPOD has ever met on Earth: girls.

Today, SPOD has a jam for the boys.

'Boys Night' AKA 2016's Song of the Damn Year AKA 2016's Amends for the Damn Year, doesn't represent some seismic political shift or even thematic turn-of-face for our always-been-woke-and-also-always-had-a-face hero; rather, it represents a cool party zone rarely explored via sweet synthy vibes and Bandcamp compatibility. A critical read of the Boys Night text assures that, somewhere along SPOD's intra-planetary travels, it was witnessed just how the other 50.1% lives. Indeed, it was from those assholes that this festive phoenix did arise.

During the song's ascension, SPOD invited thousands if not literally billions of people to participate in a once-in-a-life, party-making opportunity. History will show that, on an otherwise totally 2016 Wednesday, SPOD posted a snippet of 'Boys Night' to a social media account, inviting man and woman alike to sing along and send back their recorded takes. The result? An anthemic gang-style chorus with slightly less than a billion but definitely more than 30 triumphant entries all synced up, uniting partiers the whole wide webbed world over in a celebratory experience one cannot begin to put a price on (though, if a Kickstarter project were to offer "Your Recorded Voice On a SPOD Song" as a pledge perk, it would totally be one of those end-all million-dollar pledges that has to incorporate all the previous perks too like the commemorative "Kickstart The Radness" t-shirt and autographed "Nerds!" bookmark).

How's that for some true bloody blue poetry?

New Rebel Yell Single 'Pressure Drop' + Album News!

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Rebel Yell has made her mark in Aus for creating confronting techno music. Grace Stevenson, the individual behind Rebel Yell, has once again delivered a unique brooding track.

We are very excited to announce the release of her latest single 'Pressure Drop'.

BUY PRESSURE DROP HERE

Stream 'Pressure Drop' HERE.

Watch 'Pressure Drop'  HERE.

'Pressure Drop' is officially released this Friday, February 16 and is the first single to be taken from her debut album Hired Muscle, set for release this June!

'Pressure Drop' is a song describing a Rebel Yell set, a track about experiencing the night and dancing - "Rebel yell, feel the pressure".

Stevenson creates a heavy, haunting experience within her music. With a Korg ESX-1, volca bass and vocal processor amongst others in tow, Rebel Yell summons a unique and dark style of EBM bangers. Rebel Yell is a musical enforcer, her music effortlessly convinces or reminds you, that she is the boss.

'Pressure Drop', was directed by Triana Hernandez and edited by Stevenson herself. Hernandez had the following to say about the new clip -

"The music video for "Pressure Drop" is an ode to the 90s, rave culture and club-kids. It explores the muscular intensity of the track through the energy of primary school kids in their own environment - their classroom. When it comes to dancing like no one's watching kids are the fucking best."

We are so excited to be delivering a full-length Rebel Yell album this year and know you will all feel the pressure.  

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New Straight Arrows Single 'OUT AND DOWN' + Shows!

With a string of BIG hits behind them, STRAIGHT ARROWS are fast becoming one of this island’s most popular underground groups.

The Sydney band have spent their time honing their fresh reverb-laden, fuzzed out, psychedelic punk sound into scrappy perfection on their own terms, and in the process have gained a cult following and an outstanding reputation worldwide.

After spending the last while touring the UK/Europe, then hitting the USA with the OH SEES, their BRAND NEW chart-topper ‘OUT AND DOWN’ is their first single of 2018; an ode to a friend’s recent coming out, an invitation to celebrate, and sure to be the start of BIG things for the group.

A limited amount available via our STORE.

Listen to the new single HERE via Spotify or below via Bandcamp! .

Celebrate with the STRAIGHT ARROWS IN PERSON this Feb/March as they tour in support of this BRAND NEW, sure-fire HIT 7 inch record, with special guests Nick Nuisance & the Delinquents at the following house parties and venues:

Sat Feb 24 - Melbourne - party in Collingwood w/Ausmuteants! (details released before the show)

Fri March 3 - Sydney - party in Petersham! (details released before the show)

Sat March 4 - Wollongong - North Wollongong Hotel. (Tickets on the door)

Fri March 16 - Byron Bay - Byron Bay Brewery. (Tickets on the door)

Sat March 17 - Brisbane - East Brisbane Bowls Club. (Tickets on the door)

Fri March 30 – Sydney - Bad Friday Festival, (Tickets)

‘OUT & DOWN’ / ‘FRANCHISEE’ 7" is out NOW on SPACECASE RECORDS (USA), and available across Australia via RICE IS NICE RECORDS at GOOD STORES ONLY!

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Lowtide Album Tour!

Lowtide are hitting the road for their 'Southern Mind' album tour!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE

Be sure to head out and catch the band play their awesome new album live!

'Southern Mind' is out February 16 and will be premiered on Henry Rollins' KCRW radio show on February 11! TUNE IN.

Get your tickets and info HERE for when Lowtide will be in your town.

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Lowtide Limited Edition Green Vinyl Pre-Order!

Listen up folks! Lowtide have just announced their highly anticipated sophomore album 'Southern Mind' and we cannot wait to share it with you on February 16 2018! 🌹 It's an absolute stunner and you can pre-order your own vinyl copy from our BANDCAMP!

There is also a sweet trailer for you to check on out below.

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Melbourne Music Week Party!

RICE IS NICE are thrilled to be hosting a Live Music Safari at The Curtin this year!

Our Melbourne artists will be performing with some new material under their belts and new records set for 2018! Bonus - it's FREE!

New signing Lowtide debuted spellbinding single ‘Alibi’ earlier year, have only just returned from their European tour and are gearing up for their 2nd album release!

SPODs new record ‘Adult Fantasy’ will be coming in 2018 including classic hits 'Boys Night' and 'Couple Of Drinks' plus many more. Stay tuned for coffee reports.

DARTS hit us with a double punch / double single this year, showcasing what they have brewing for 2018.

Sarah Mary Chadwick is a prolific artist, creating new bodies of work year after year. Her captivating live show has seen her win hearts across the globe and we are excited to deliver more of her music with some great partners in 2018.

Summer Flake stole our hearts in 2016 with Hello Friends and we are very happy to have the band back playing shows and writing new material. All hail Stephanie Crase, one of Australia’s greatest guitarist / shred dogs.

Facebook event HERE - http://bit.ly/2xPJRa1

More info via Melbourne Music Week here - http://bit.ly/2x7eOSE

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