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We spoke to Jack McEwan about their B-Sides album and upcoming tour.
Following the release of their second album, twelvefour, Melbourne basedÂ indie-rock gems, The Paper Kites, have been busy on the road and behind the scenes; theyâ€™ve completed tours from North America to the United Kingdom, released a music video for single, â€˜Renegadeâ€™, and have recently returned home to Australia to embark on their national â€˜Midnightâ€™ tour.
Riley Pearce is a 23-year old singer/songwriter from Perth who has taken a lot of steps in finding his own voice and his place within music. With songs that swoon and expand both emotionally and sonically, he has been on a journey halfway across the globe, and in turn has become more acquainted with himself and his music.
Tame Impala performed their sold-out show in Brisbane on Saturday night, the 21st of November, at stunning outdoor venue The Riverstage, for the final leg of their worldwide tour for their latest full-length album, Currents.
For a band in the strides of a national tour, as well as a group who would have barely finished their Brisbane set before being whisked away to Byron Bay for the opening of Splendour in the Grass, Sophie, Matt, Nick and Ethan seemed fairly relaxed.
A band well deserving of recognition after heavy circulation of recent releases ‘Suck’, and ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me,’ the name Tired Lion seems fitting for a group that had previously lain low before quickly sinking their teeth into the punk-loving population of Australia.Â
It’s the song that has recently slouched its way onto regular TripleJ circulation and into our waiting ears, a pop mix of garage psychedelia that you will soon discover to be accompanied by an irony-laden, fantastically put together Lo-Fi rendition of a couple o’ m8’s having an ace time in beachy Perth Suburb.Â
Listening to Triple M on a Sunday night is a bit of a lottery, with a favourable outcome of either Bon Jovi, ACDC, INXS, Cold Chisel, Greenday or any other group that appeals to it’s sweaty Baby Boomer listener base, to whom ads about Ride-On mowers slide in nicely with football snippets and power-chord station ID’s.
Very rarely however, they begrudgingly sample a track from a lesser known act, and when this happens it may actually be worth the listen.Â
Over the next 15 months community television as we know it will be pushed off broadcasting and into online platforms, as licenses are revoked and staff look for jobs elsewhere.
Although many are understandably upset with the decision to axe community television, some are spelling out the obvious, that Australians aren’t watching community TV and this was an inevitable step towards keeping community content alive.