Jane Tyrrell Launches Debut Album

Avant-pop aficionado Jane Tyrrell has revealed the supports for her anticipated album launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Elana Stone will join Jane across both dates, Maples will kick-off proceedings in Sydney and Gordi will open the show in Melbourne. Tyrrell’s stunning solo debut Echoes In The Aviary was only released in October but has already been long-listed for the coveted Australian Music Prize and hailed by critics and fans alike for its “drama, immensity and otherworldliness” (The Music). Rolling Stone described it as “powerful and effortless, Tyrrell’s voice is the hero” whilst The Australian said it is a “soaring, … Continue reading Jane Tyrrell Launches Debut Album

Urthboy Brings ‘Make Me A Mixtape’ To Sydney

Urthboy’s debut performance of Make Me a Mixtape at Brisbane Festival was one of the highlights and has subsequently been snapped up by Melbourne Festival. This wildly original celebration of making mixtapes comes to Sydney for one night at The Basement Saturday November 8. Urthboy has created a retrospective mixtape to accompany the true story of a youthful adventure on a formative overseas trip. The songs are performed live by Urthboy, Ngaiire, Joyride (One Day), Jane Tyrrell, Ev Jones (Jones Jnr), Rival MC (Black Arm Band) and a cracking live band. Make Me A Mixtape with Urthboy & Special Guests … Continue reading Urthboy Brings ‘Make Me A Mixtape’ To Sydney

Jane Tyrrell Wild Waters

Long-time Elefant Traks collaborator and member of The Herd, Jane Tyrrell, has just premiered her brand new single, describing it as the first love song she has ever written. Wild Waters is the first offering from her long time coming and hotly anticipated solo debut. Co-written by Count Bounce, with help from Dustin Mclean, Wild Waters is captures everything we have come to love about Jane and her spectacular voice.  Purchase  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Jane Tyrrell Wild Waters

Urthboy feat. Jane Tyrrell – Live At The City Recital Hall

Joined by Jane Tyrrell and band, Urthboy takes a different tact reworking songs from Smokey’s Haunt, The Signal and Spitshine, as well as the show-stopping Letters From Jamshed. Taking a lead from the (stupid/hilarious/bizarre/ off-beat) tour diary blog, this recording features a 20-page booklet with Urthboy’s observations travelling around the country playing in classic Australian theatres performing rap music to a Paul Kelly crowd. Urthboy will be supporting The Roots, Friday December 27, Horden Pavilion Sydney and also Saturday December 28, Festival Hall Melbourne. Urthboy feat. Jane Tyrrell – Live At The City Recital Hall is out now. Urthboy  ||  Elefant … Continue reading Urthboy feat. Jane Tyrrell – Live At The City Recital Hall

Chasm – The Day Turns to Night EP

The third instalment of Chasm’s EP series comes in the form of Day Turns to Night. Taking a very different approach with his production, this EP is unlike any work Chasm has ever put out. With a strong focus on ambient electronic sounds, reflective of a fast approaching Summer, Day Turns to Night is sure to be make it onto a lot a seasonal playlists.   The EP features sultry vocals from some of Australia’s best, including Jane Tyrrell (The Herd), Daniel Misfud, Momo (Diafrix) and more.   “With this EP I was trying to bring together all my varied musical influences and … Continue reading Chasm – The Day Turns to Night EP

Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

Two day passes for 15: A Celebration of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks have sold-out in record time leading to an unprecedented demand for tickets. As a result single tickets are on-sale now, a week earlier than planned. Punters are advised to get in quick for the elefant-sized party of the year. Full line ups are as follows: Melbourne Friday, 22nd Nov – Corner Hotel, Melbourne Horrorshow, The Herd, Hermitude, Jimblah, Sietta + Label-Wide Surprise Saturday 23rd Nov – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Urthboy, Sky’High, Astronomy Class, The Last Kinection, Jane Tyrrell, The Tongue, Joelistics Sydney Friday 29th Nov – … Continue reading Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

We present to you 15: A Celebration Of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks. An elefant-sized party presented over 2 nights. Each artist is only performing once over the two nights, so if you want to see everyone, you need the two-day pass. Hermitude – Horrorshow – The Herd – Urthboy – Sietta – The Tongue – Jimblah – Joelistics – Astronomy Class – The Last Kinection – Ozi Batla – Sky’High – Jane Tyrrell (Solo debut). Melbourne Friday 22 November – Corner Hotel, Richmond Saturday 23 November  – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Tickets available from Corner Hotel and Northcote Social … Continue reading 15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

Fresh from releasing one of the most talked about albums of 2012, Urthboy hits the road with a new live band and a j Award nomination. Urthboy’s new album Smokey’s Haunt has received a phenomenal response after debuting at #14 on the ARIA Album Chart. It was triple j Album of the Week, The Australian gave it a 5 star review saying it was “absolutely captivating” and it was announced just this morning as a nominee for the 2012 j award. From Rolling Stone to The Sydney Morning Herald and beyond, Smokey’s Haunt has been lauded for its storytelling, receiving 4 star … Continue reading Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

Tuka – Feedback Loop (Out Today)

One third of triple j hip hop fave’s Thundamentals, for MC Tuka, the past twelve months have been relentless. No sooner had Thundamentals release their highly acclaimed second album Foreverlution in July last year that, in-between a hectic Thunda’s touring schedule, Tuka was already “working day and night” on what would emerge as his sophomore solo LP Feedback Loop. Picking up where 2010’s Will Rap For Tuka left off, Feedback Loop is Tuka’s 2nd solo long player and is in Stores Oct 26th through Big Village / Creative Vibes. The first two singles to be lifted from Feedback Loop – Just To Feel Wanted and … Continue reading Tuka – Feedback Loop (Out Today)

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt (Out Now)

Urthboy is at his peak, weaving tales of the city with his past and present; celebrating life with a collection of songs balanced by the tension of light and darkness. From the vibrancy of ‘Knee Length Socks’ to the emotional weight of ‘Hey Dianne’, Smokey’s Haunt gets under your skin; it should be experienced whole, with songs segued by the shadows and atmosphere they were created in. This is more than a rap record. Hermitude and Countbounce co-produced the entire album together—the first time they’ve joined forces. The chemistry was electric; studio sessions were intense, sparked by limited time together … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt (Out Now)

Tuka – Die A Happy Man feat. Jane Tyrrell

Feedback Loop’s second single Die A Happy Man featuring The Herd’s Jane Tyrrell is the calm before the storm. A charming, nostalgic head-nodder in the vein of Portishead, it’s had fans champing at the bit for more of the creative MC’s clever wordplay and lyrical patterns.  After the instant impact at radio of the single  Just To Feel Wanted, Thundamentals MC Tuka launches his second solo album Feedback Loop this November with select shows in Sydney, Melbourne and hometown Katoomba. Not afraid to lean on all of his influences, mix them up and present something completely new, Just To Feel Wanted’s catchy, almost Gnarls Barkely … Continue reading Tuka – Die A Happy Man feat. Jane Tyrrell

Tuka – Time & Space

Time & Space is taken from Tuka’s sophomore album Feedback Loop out Oct 26th through Big Village Records. Feedback Loop features guest vocalists: Jeswon, Jane Tyrrell, Ellesquire, Tenth Dan, Solo & Maples. Feedback Loop will feature production by: Sleepers Awake, DJ Morgs, Roleo, Grub & Suburban Dark. Time & Space, produced by Roleo. Recorded at Two Toes Studios by Caustic. Additional vocals by Maples, recorded at Studios 301 by Simon Cohen. Stay tuned for the premier of Tuka’s next single featuring Elefant Traks beauty Jayne Tyrrell titled Die A Happy Man. Tumblr  ||  Facebook  ||   NFE Continue reading Tuka – Time & Space

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Co-produced by Hermitude and Countbounce, Smokey’s Haunt is an incredibly produced album of storytelling, flow and melody. Urthboy is at his peak, weaving tales of the city with his past and present; celebrating life with a collection of songs balanced by the tension of light and darkness. The album should be experienced whole: Smokey’s Haunt is a meeting place of moods that are complete when connected together. The album comes with a 28 page booklet and triple panel digipack. It’s the follow-up album to Spitshine and The Signal, both finalists in the Australian Music Prize. Spitshine won the Australian Independent Award … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Urthboy presents the second single form his upcoming LP Smokey’s Haunt, titled Knee Length Socks. The track is an ode to being out of place; of 90s britpop’s weird influence on Urthboy’s songwriting and ultimately about his love of hip hop. The track was sent out to all ‘Urthlings‘ as an exclusive preview before it’s premiere on triple j. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track … Continue reading Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Urthboy has announced his much anticipated fourth album will be titled Smokey’s Haunt and is set for release on October 12. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track at radio. Although Hermitude and Count Bounce have been exclusive producers of all previous Urthboy material, Smokey’s Haunt is the first album where they’ve co-produced the entire album. The chemistry between all parties was electric, resulting in … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

The Herd announce A Thousand Lives – New tour & video

The Herd get set for an action packed 2012 with the announcement of a cross country stampede and the release of video for their third single, A Thousand Lives. A Thousand Lives’ nostalgic narrative sees The Herd at their story-telling best. The uplifting track is taken from the critically adored fifth album Future Shade. The new video is a ‘to camera’ piece utilising a projector to juxtapose the members’ previous lives. The video announcement coincides with announcement of the A Thousand Lives Tour, which takes place in March/April 2012 (see below for dates). This tour the hip hop pioneers will bring something … Continue reading The Herd announce A Thousand Lives – New tour & video

The Herd – Future Shade Tour feat. Sietta

Forming like Voltron, The Herd blaze across the country on the Future Shade Tour with the newest Elefant Traks signees Sietta as well as a swag of great acts in each city including Jimblah, Impossible Odds, Acumen and many others. Not only that but you can get the first song from Future Shade when you buy your ticket! The Herd are set to unveil their fifth album, Future Shade. In the lead up to the release The Herd are releasing an 8 Part series on all aspects the album, check out Part 1 with Jane Tyrrell here. Part 2 (below) features Urthboy talking about his love of fast cars and artist management in Elefant Traks.  He describes how Grandma’s Song from The Herd’s upcoming album … Continue reading The Herd – Future Shade Tour feat. Sietta

The Herd – Future Shade

It is the most complete realisation of the band’s vision, and their most carefully produced record to date. From a love of ‘90s hip hop (Red Queen Theory) to Eastern European soul (Grandma’s Song); from a Sufjan influence (My Sister’s Palace) to the incomparable (Signs of Life), Future Shade is underpinned by hip hop, but is not contained by any genre. At their essence, The Herd have always explored the personal and the political: but the fury of a song like 77% has given way to the subtlety of a song like Shihaba, detailing a family member’s encounter with racist … Continue reading The Herd – Future Shade

The Herd Mark 10 Years With New Single & Tour

Celebrating 10 years since their debut, The Herd perform their first live shows in two years this autumn. Their first single Sum Of It All drops in March from their fifth album, due August 2011. The Herd are a culturally diverse expression of modern Australia, but they bring with them that grand Aussie tradition of storytellers ready and willing to question authority. If you’ve seen them live, you’ll also be familiar with their ability to laugh at themselves and bring the whole crowd together. Witness the heart of Elefant Traks live on stage this April. The Herd will be joined by special … Continue reading The Herd Mark 10 Years With New Single & Tour

Horrorshow – New Years Excitment

Last month Horrorshow played a gig for Triple J’s Ausmusic month. They did two covers of Australian songs – 1979 by Hilltop Hoods and Ben Lee’s ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’. The latter received a bit of airplay and a few people have been asking us where they can hear it so they guys did a proper recording for y’all…featuring the lovely Jane Tyrrell. Feel free to share it around as you please. In the last few weeks, Triple J have been playing excerpts from that same Ausmusic Month set and the entire set for their Live At The Wireless program. … Continue reading Horrorshow – New Years Excitment

allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up: Urthboy – Beef & Burgundy Pie (Sauce of the Gods)

It’s time yet again for the allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up. This time the man behind the hotplate is none other than emcee Urthboy. Let’s get right into it with his: Beef & Burgundy Pie (Sauce of the Gods) My best version of this pie came about the night after I cooked a pot roast, using the left-over meat, but you can use casserole steak or whatever red meat you like. Ingredients – change portions to suit the size of the pie * Steak – I would say, heaps. Like, over 1kg for sure. Don’t starve your peoples – … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up: Urthboy – Beef & Burgundy Pie (Sauce of the Gods)

The Sneakquel Tour with special guest Mantra

In the name of late nights and lost mornings, Urthboy is coming to your town on the Sneakquel Tour throughout April and May 2010. Nominated for this year’s Australian Music Prize (one of the only artists nominated twice) Urthboy is joined on stage by the incandescent Jane Tyrrell and DJ/producer Elgusto. Their Spitshine Tour in Oct/Nov 2009 was a huge success playing to over 10,000 people. After successfully navigating their way through the Australian Summer Festival collision course, the time for a headline tour with visuals, dance moves and new tunes has come. In support is gun-lyricist Mantra, whose debut … Continue reading The Sneakquel Tour with special guest Mantra

Horrorshow – Inside Story Review

Whoever said South Australia was the home of aussie hip hop may have something to say about this. New South Wales has had some quality releases this year and there is no exception with this one. Sydney siders Horrorshow, made up of Adit and Solo, are set to release their second full length album titled Inside Story today. We have been spinning this album for about a week now and let me say, we haven’t even scratched the surface of this truly remarkable album.The album has a depth, in both content and style that has to be applauded. The album … Continue reading Horrorshow – Inside Story Review

Elefant Traks 10th Anniversary DVD Review

Here we go people for the first allaussie hip hop review and its for the Elefant Traks 10th anniversary party Live at the Forum DVD. As a part of the Elefant Traks 10th Anniversary celebrations, a concert was held late in 2008 featuring performances from The Herd, Hermitude, Urthboy, Horrorshow, Unkle Ho, Astronomy Class and The Tongue. The show was a one off and was professionally filmed and recored.The subsequent footage was turned into a DVD package that has a run time of 130mins and is jam packed with live performances. The DVD’s cover artwork is made up of the … Continue reading Elefant Traks 10th Anniversary DVD Review

Spitshine Tour Details

From late September to mid November Urthboy embarks on his biggest tour to date, teaming up with wonderkids Horrorshow to launch their brand new records at over 25 dates nationwide. Urthboy’s hotly anticipated third album Spitshine (hitting shelves August 28) has already generated a huge buzz: most downloaded song on Triple j in 2009; soldout single launches; rotation on radio and TV. The video for current single Ready to Go is an LED light inspired slice of adrenalin hip hop. The energetic and theatrical live show involves Elgusto (Hermitude) and Jane Tyrrell. Horrorshow have experienced a rapid but organic rise … Continue reading Spitshine Tour Details

Urthboy – Ready To Go

Ok Urthboy fans, we are drawing closer the release of Spitshine (August 14), while we all have to wait for the full album, the second single Ready to Go is about to drop. Produced by Count Bounce and featuring the vox of Nat Dunn and Jane Tyrrell, Ready To Go is hectic and a sharp detour off the vibe of the first single Hellsong. The song will be released on iTunes on July 17. The single features 2 exclusive remixes of Hellsong courtesy of Tony Buchen and DJ Joyride. The Ready To Go clip is out very soon, stay tuned. Continue reading Urthboy – Ready To Go