Gigs in February

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Lumis Youth is starting up a running monthly list of gigs to see each month from a variety of venues in Sydney. Each artist’s name has been hyperlinked with a clip that displays why you should see them. If you have any recommendations for this list, feel free to contact Lumis Youth at lumisyouth@gmail.com or leave a comment.

Metro Theatre

- Frightened Rabbit supported by Gang Of Youths – 6th February for $56.70 + BF via Ticketek.

- Oliver Tank – 15th February for $17 + BF via Ticketek.

Goodgod Small Club

- John Steel Singers & Jeremy Neale – 22nd February for $12 + BF via Moshtix.

Beach Road Hotel – All events listed are FREE.

Rad-A-Rama featuring Palms, Bad//Dreams, Drunk Mums, Lunatics On Pogosticks, The Hollow Bones, The Stiffys - 21st February

The Oxford Art Factory

- Miami Horror – 8th February for $28.50 via Moshtix.

- Kite String Tangle< – 12th February for $20.00 via Moshtix.

- World’s End Press – 13th February for $15.40 via Moshtix.

DMA’s – Delete

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The first thing I read about DMA’s is that, ‘All the people in the picture look like the product of multi-generational in breeding.’ So that was a good introduction into I OH YOU’s newest signing if any. Furthermore, the band have never played live but are expected to announce a tour for March.

Sonically, from their first single,‘Delete’ off their self-titled EP, they sound like a mix of Oasis using the vocals of Dylan Frost from Sticky Fingers. The second reference is no surprise considering that the clip was filmed in the same house that features at the end of Sticky Fingers, ‘Australia Street’ video and also has a cameo by Paddy (Bassist of Sticky Fingers). Furthermore, the artwork was done by talented Sydney artist Total Bore. In short, this single not only showcases a damn fine up and coming band but also the talent within Sydney. You can watch this song below.

Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap

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Well about bloody time, Chet Faker’s debut album, ‘Built On Glass’ has finally been announced and will be dropping on the 11th of April globally via Future Classic. From this track alone, it is no surprise why he has signed to Future Classic with the chopped up beats. However, it stands out because Nicholas Murphy brings in his own signature jazz and soul elements.

Murphy has always been a sensitive man when it comes to songwriting and ‘Talk is Cheap’ is no exception. He reflects upon the meaningless of conversation in the place of physical connection but there is a sense of irony as through his ‘talk’ he is gradually uncovered in the clip.

The piece begins with a haunting, souful saxophone solo that underlines the entire song, adding depth to an otherwise repetitive backing drum beat. Although, it comes into its own with Murphy’s stirring vocals that have made him stand out amongst many other vocalists. As the track, sadly, comes to an end Murphy begins to loop his voice over itself to further reinforce the meaning of the song.

‘Talk Is Cheap’ is a welcome addition to Murphy’s discography and acts as a good sign for the rest of the album that has finally appeared. Indeed, this strength lies within Murphy’s unique vocals, his jazz elements and not the steady drum beat.

Stream Temples ‘Sun Structures’ via NPR + Australian Tour announced

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Temples have decided to be top old chaps and let NPR stream their whole debut album, ‘Sun Structures’ a week in advance. Check it out by clicking, here.

Furthermore, Temples have also announced a run of east coast dates in May, supported by Deep Sea Arcade. The dates are as follow:

Thursday, May 8 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday, May 9 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, May 10 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Must see artist at Laneway 2014 – Mt. Warning

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From the moment I came across the name Mt. Warning and his press shot my gaze could not left it, there was a magnetism to it that extends to his music. For the most part, I find singer-song writers rather annoying and often overly emotional. However, Mt. Warning has changed my mind with his burgeoning tones and smooth instrumentals in his latest single, ‘Midnight Dawn’.

The song and video compliment each other cleverly because Mt. Warning explores the sacrifices he has made for his career. Alone though this is nothing impressive, merely a well-thought out music video but the voice of Mikey Bee (vocals) takes it to another level, shaping it into a heartfelt experience as we hear and see him unload the emotional baggage that he drags with him.

Furthermore, Mt. Warning is not just a one-trick pony but his other singles, such as, ‘Forward Mile’ and ‘Burn Again’ up his sleeve he is as sure hell going to an enticing performance to watch at the beginning of Laneway Festival. You can stream all his work off his Souncloud, here. His debut album will be released the 28th of March.

Beat Of The Week #15

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Fresh from the 80s come Client Liaison, with enough hair and bad fashion to make me wonder why they have brought it back BUT their latest single, ‘Free Of Fear’ is an easy winner for Beat Of The Week. Get your ears around this gem.