Urthboy – Exclusives EP

Urthboy has been busy in the studio… going through the studio hard drive where he has located a stack of songs that have been released as a free download to his Mailing List a few weeks ago. The release titled Exclusives EP, features 9 tracks going back pre-Signal and post-Spitshine.  To stay up to date with all of the latest Urthboy happenings and news plus special exclusives goodies like this, be sure to sign up to the Urthboy mailing list right here. Urthboy will be performing at the Nick Cave Tribute shows called Straight to You in November. Urthboy has been working away … Continue reading Urthboy – Exclusives EP

Phrase National Tour

Artfully designed to jack up your adrenalin, Phrase’s third studio album Babylon hums with tremolo guitar, Farfisa and Hammond lines. The choruses (so epic they must be carved into the side of a mountain somewhere) feature gutsy vocals from an unlikely crew of special guests including Alex Burnett of Sparkadia, Davey Lane, Guineafowl, Jane Doe, and Jimmy Barnes. Accustomed to dropping his rhymes over loops and breaks, this time around Harley did away with all the samples and penned songs from scratch on guitar. Finding himself leaning to the raw, desperate delivery of Australian garage rock and British mod, Phrase enlisted a producer Tony Buchen, with a similar aesthetic, and the … Continue reading Phrase National Tour

Phrase – National Babylon Tour

Proudly presented by triple j, Tone Deaf & Street Press Australia, Phrase is set to embark on an extensive national tour to perform tracks from his unanimously critically acclaimed third album Babylon. Performing all dates with full band, Phrase promises to deliver a world-class performance of his back catalogue along with a selection of songs from Babylon. Backed by 4 of the best musicians in the country, Phrase boasts an even bigger sound live than what he achieved on his sonically groundbreaking album. Come and see live what critics are saying is a “soulful, edgy album that’s screaming to be heard … Continue reading Phrase – National Babylon Tour

Phrase – Apart

It’s customary for an artist on the promo trail to talk up (or big note) how progressive their new album is. But in the two years since Clockwork floored the hip-hop world, Phrase — aka Melbourne MC Harley Webster — has completely ripped up his past by the roots. Babylon, his third album, throws down the gauntlet to any musician feeling hemmed in by a scene and longing to paint a bigger picture. The first single, Apart, sets the stage for Babylon, as a garage stomper with guitar twists and a chorus sung by You Am I’s Davey Lane — … Continue reading Phrase – Apart

Sietta – The Seventh Passenger (Out Now)

Be prepared to be impressed by the fiery electronic soul of Darwin duo Sietta, and their debut album The Seventh Passenger. With a voice influenced by the rugged blues of Etta James and Memphis Minni, Caiti Baker’s powerful presence and themes of empowerment, love and hurt leave an unforgettable mark on the listener. In another time she may have gone down an R&B/pop path – such is her rich soaring delivery. Thankfully, Sietta didn’t dumb down; embracing a grittier direction, coated in a disarmingly alluring voice. As Kahlil Gibran said: ‘Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in … Continue reading Sietta – The Seventh Passenger (Out Now)

Phrase – Apart (New Single From 3rd Album ‘Babylon’)

Described as a “garage stomper with rockabilly guitar twists”, the lead single from Phrase’s upcoming Babylon album is another evolutionary step in the career of the Melbourne-based musician. Debuted on Triple J the other night, Apart features You Am I’s – Davey Lane on the hook as Phrase further explores his rock tendencies with a louder, more brash delivery of his rhymes. “To me, ‘Babylon’ means a place of beauty and getting to a better point in life. That’s what the record represents,” offers Phrase of his upcoming album, which will include an eclectic cast of guests spanning Jimmy Barnes … Continue reading Phrase – Apart (New Single From 3rd Album ‘Babylon’)

Australia’s Year In Music – 2010

Heath Media, in collaboration with the AU review, is proud to announce the launch of pre-orders for the upcoming Australia’s Year in Music: 2010, with an introductory rate of $59. The book is set to be released on February 7th. Pre-orders can be made at this official website: http://www.australiasyearinmusic.com/ Only 250 copies are being made available during the pre-order period, and we don’t expect them to last. A total of 500 hardcover copies of the 200 page full colour books will be made available in total, each individually numbered. No further hardcover copies will be printed.We are proud to be printing the … Continue reading Australia’s Year In Music – 2010