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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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Rice Is Nice Mixtape Vol. 4!

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It gives us great pleasure to announce the next edition in our mixtape series... RICE IS NICE MIXTAPE VOLUME 4!

VOLUME 4 brings you another all-killer, no-filler tape featuring 15 awesome tracks from 15 awesome bands and confirming that we truly are spoilt for choice here in Aus!

It features (in no particular order): Mere Women, Wet Lips, Pleasure Symbols, Rackett, Red Red Krovvy, No Sister, Heart Beach, Heat Wave, Hair Die, Spotting, Moody Beach, Nerve Quakes, Ultra Material, Whalehouse & Wives. Plus artwork by the talented Amy Burrows .

It is an almighty tape which will be available on September 1st for $10 with all the proceeds being donated to the National Justice Project - a non-profit organisation that fights for human rights and provides legal support for Australia’s most vulnerable people including indigenous Australians and asylum seekers.

Pick up some incredible music whilst helping people fight for their rights, and for only a tenner? It's a no-brainer! Pre-order yours now.

To celebrate the cassette release we will be throwing a FREE launch party at this years King Street Crawl on Sunday September 10 at Miss Peaches with Mere Women, Rackett, Hair Die, Heat Wave, Moody Beach and more! Details HERE.

We could not be more excited to be releasing this collection of bands. Such a shining example of the strong talent kicking around these Australian neighbourhoods of ours. Get behind 'em and listen to the first four tracks now including a brand spanking new track 'Good Job' by Spotting!

LISTEN TO OUR MIXTAPE TEASER HERE!

PRE-ORDER YOUR CASSETTE NOW AND DONATE TO THE NATIONAL JUSTICE PROJECT

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DARTS DOUBLE SINGLE RELEASE!

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Back in 2015, DARTS delivered their debut album, ‘Below Empty & Westward Bound’.

Rolling Stone described it as “crudely flipping from theatrical outbursts to bare-boned fragility without hesitation”.

The band has since spent time writing, recording and building a studio in their hometown Bendigo and are back with a double punch gift for fans. Both tracks, ‘Distance = Infinity’ and ‘Cinder Bloc’ were mastered by Andrei Eremin and revisits their nostalgic sounds similar to the likes of Wavves, Modest Mouse, and The Breeders.

✨ ✨ ✨ ​BOTH SINGLES RELEASED TODAY ✨ ​✨ ​✨ ​


PURCHASE / STREAM 'DISTANCE = INFINITIY' HERE.

PURCHASE / STREAM 'CINDER BLOC' HERE.

Angus from the band gives us some inside info on the singles - "These two tracks were written when Ally and I started writing everything together for the first time, so the songs really combine both of our styles. The sleepy shoegaze with the aggressive stabby music that was evident on our last record."

The band are heading to BIGSOUND this year so be sure to catch them playing at the following showcases!

*++++ BIGSOUND DATES ++++ *

TUES SEPT 5 - DAY SHOW - FREE!

Rice is Nice Records & Dinosaur City Records Day Party.

Bloodhound Bar

DARTS on stage at 4:45 PM

MORE INFO HERE

TUES SEPT 5 - OFFICIAL SHOWCASE

Big Sound Official Showcase

Ric's Big Backyard

DARTS on stage at 9pm till 9:30pm

MORE INFO HERE

THURS SEPT 7 - DAY SHOW - FREE!

Rice is Nice Records & Dinosaur City Records & Bedroom Suck Day Party.

BARBARAS

DARTS on stage at 4:10pm!

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

FRI SEPT 8

Bedlam Records, Green Chimneys Records, Rice Is Nice & GRAIN

The Foundry

Doors at 7pm!

MORE INFO HERE

Lowtide Sign To Rice Is Nice

We here at Rice Is Nice are proud to announce that Lowtide are joining the fold!

In celebration of this union, we can now share the brand new single 'Alibi', set for release this Friday, August 4.

The single premiered via Line Of Best Fit where the website described the track as - "an effortlessly dreamy affair full of moments that hoist you into a realm of comfort and peace - a realm that jars against the song's lyrical ideas.​"

Recorded at The Aviary Studios in Abbotsford, Victoria by Matthew Hosking, 'Alibi' is about a relationship burning out, when the mundane has well and truly overshadowed the magical, but you're still stuck in it.

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To celebrate the signing and new single, Lowtide will be playing a single launch August 25 at The Northcote Social Club with special guests No Sister and Great Outdoors!

The band are also heading out on a European tour this August playing a plethora of amazing shows including End Of The Road Festival, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever supports and their own headlines, as well as an in-store performance at Rough Trade East. The band are now also working with UK label Opposite Number who will be flying the Lowtide flag EU side.

Lowtide’s self-titled debut album was released via Lost & Lonesome in July 2014 which truly defined Lowtide’s sound and was met with critical acclaim. The band has since embarked on national tours, been nominated for The Amp (Australian Music Prize), received international support via BBC 6 Music, KCRW and Opposite Number and played multiple festivals.

We are excited to deliver more melodic atmospheric beauty from Lowtide and ask you to stay tuned for more touring dates and news soon...

Play it tall and loud people.

MELBOURNE SINGLE LAUNCH

FRI 25 AUG

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

w/ No Sister & The Great Outdoors

GET TICKETS / INFO HERE​

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

**WED 30 AUG Hope and Ruin, Brighton

SAT 2 SEP End of the Road Festival, Dorset

TUES 5 SEP The Islington, London

WED 6 SEP Brudenell Social Club, Leeds **

SAT 9 SEP Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam **

SUN 10 SEP The Castle Hotel, Manchester

MON 11 SEP The Greystones, Sheffield​

TUES 12 SEP Broadcast, Glasgow

THURS 14 SEP Rough Trade East In-Store Performance, London

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DEN ANNOUNCE JULY SHOWS & NEW LINE UP

DEN will touring again this July bringing their pummelling brand of post-punk.

After releasing their debut tape through RICE IS NICE last year, DEN are back with a new lineup. Welcoming Greta Balog (Greta Now), DEN spent the first half of the year working on their first album, scheduled for release in early 2018.

Written in a WWII bunker and recorded in Micky’s Marrickville studio, DEN’s new album is an exploration of black metal, post punk, hard-style and goth.

This first run of shows is an early chance to catch all the new material before its release!

More info by clicking the following LINKS!

SYDNEY JULY 8 

BALLARAT JULY 14

MELBOURNE JULY 15

CANBERRA JULY 22

DEN SHOWS POSTER

NEW REBEL YELL TRACK, CLIP & ID PREMIERE

Rebel Yell’s new track celebrates the power of the mean girl” – i-D

“Her sound is impressively distinct: noxious, militaristic and properly industrial.” – The Guardian

“It’s both confronting and cathartic, but above all, a great piece of music.” – Indie Shuffle

Rebel Yell, aka Grace Stevenson made her mark with her killer debut EP Mother of Millions last year. Now she is back and she means business, as she drops her new single and clip for ‘High Authority‘ premiered on i-D!

CHECK THE PREMIERE HERE

‘High Authority’ stands on its own, sharing a glimpse of the developed sound for Rebel Yell. From working with an upgraded gear set-up to experiencing a new life as a solo performer, ‘High Authority’ gets mean. It’s obvious she knows where she stands and is out to get what she wants. Breaking through with a punchy EBM banger, ‘High Authority’ takes Rebel Yell out of the low-fi production sphere and into a new dance element. Lyrically repetitive in nature, drumming in the fact that Rebel Yell is the boss, she’s your boss.

Single OUT NOW.

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ANGIE REVEALS NEW SINGLE, ANNOUNCES 3RD SOLO ALBUM ‘SHYNESS’

OUT MARCH 24 VIA RICE IS NICE & DERO ARCADE

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“unequivocally badass” – Rookie Magazine

” A rock’n’roll force to be reckoned with” – The Age Shortlist

“Earnest songwriting can be fraught with challenges, but some artists execute it with total authenticity… Angie has produced an emotionally driven piece of work that is still heavily focused on musicality.” – The Brag

“Angie shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon” – Oyster Magazine

One of our most exciting musicians, whose guises include Circle Pit, Southern Comfort, Ruined Fortune and Straight Arrows and with 2 solo LP’s already under her belt, Angie is back with yet another brilliant record titled Shyness, set for release on March 24.

Although fixated on exploring and expanding the rock and roll genre in the 21st Century, Shyness is a quiet aside to an ever expanding body of work from Sydney based Artist and Musician Angela Garrick.

Opening track ‘A Ring’ is the first offering from Shyness and is “a response to non-physical utterances, strange coincidences, objects as emotional metaphors, and spaces in between events and people” explains Angie. The song leads from a loop of three chords, and returns to it time and time again, like a cyclical thought that is calming but slightly haunting. The piano comes to dominate the conclusion, and was improvised in the studio at the suggestion of my amazing engineer and producer Jonathan Hochman.

Continuing the thematic and instrumental questions brought up by Free Agent (released in 2015), Shyness presents a series of compositions formed in and around a grand piano. The record presents quiet moments, improvisations tied down, and an almost folk sensibility centered by piano, acoustic and electric guitar. Recorded by Jonathan Hochman (Holy Balm) the work moves between Satie-esque piano pieces towards Tangerine Dream melodies executed on electrics and through to the more contemporary quiet songform of Cat Power or Nico.

The ever evolving Angie continues to impress and intrigue with Shyness.

Shyness will be presented on 12″ vinyl and digital format through Rice is Nice & DERO Arcade on March 24.

CATCH ANGIE LIVE AT:

LOST ANIMAL ‘YOU YANG’ LP LAUNCH

FRI FEB 10 – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB

TICKETS AND INFO

CHAIN & THE GANG (USA)

WED MARCH 15 – NEWTON SOCIAL CLUB

TICKETS AND INFO

FIND ANGIE ON:

WEBSITE | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

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