Half A Cow March 2016 News

...and from New Zealand: MOSES new EP


To celebrate that funny beast called "Record Store Day" Half A Cow has a handful of the VERY FIRST SMUDGE SINGLE "Don't Wan't To Be Grant McLennan" (stashed away until now!) which will be available at Egg Records (3 Wilson Street Newtown) on SATURDAY 16TH APRIL.
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Doing a soft and chewy CHEWEE launch at Egg Records on the afternoon of Saturday 16th April. A version of CHEWEE with Damien Cassidy and Clementine Dalton (and me, Chewee!) will be supported by Bible Studies (Paul Scott and Peter Veliks) and Wade Jackson. From 2pm to 5pm at Egg Records, the best secondhand record shop in Sydney. See you there!
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MOSES Moses II hac174d
out now on iTunes Bandcamp

New Zealand Psychedelic outfit MOSES are back with their second EP, following up on their acclaimed 2015 debut.

To be released via Half A Cow Records in Australia, MOSES take their unique brand of ambient-psychedelia in a new direction - Channelling pioneering folk-rock artists of the late 1960s such as Neil Young and The Band in a collection of more natural, but none-the-less ethereal sounding songs. The balance of the lead instruments switches, with Daniel Wylie’s modulated lead guitar taking a more ambient, back-seat approach to Louisa Nicklin’s droning saxophone. The somewhat shy vocal harmonies of Teyler Hayes and Anthony Lander also take a more prominent, upfront role in the new EP - Conversing an overriding concept of finding contentment in adversity and loss.

MOSES will be on tour throughout New Zealand in March 2016 before looking ahead to a full-length album release in late 2016. read more here... Facebook
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ANDIE LOU Sunset Deer hac169
iTunes Bandcamp website

Direct from the real streets of Nashville comes Andie Lou, who writes and sings sleepy songs round the house. Sunset Deer is a handful of these little numbers brought to life in the studio with her friend Joe Pisapia. “It's all atmosphere, it's what you do with it while you're here...” sings Andie Lou. The line could double as a description of her soft, beguiling style. Her songs, casual in composition, deep in mood, are elusive yet alluring. Like old snapshots with cryptic pencilled notes on the back, they invite you into their world and stir the imagination. The longer you spend with them, the more they reveal. read more here...
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The Robot EP via539

When Saturday Comes is a freshly-minted Sydney band playing power pop, new wave and alt.country rock originals - plus the odd, choice cover. It was founded by Dom White and Chris Muir in December 2014, when Dom persuaded Chris, the former frontman of Dunedin's (NZ) Cynthia Should, to dust off his Cole Clark and Kiwi vocal stylings, after witnessing by his well-oiled efforts at a house party.read more here... The Robot EP being launched at LazyBones, Marrickville (Sydney) on Saturday 16th April

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CHEWEE The Electrical Banana Album hac164
vinyl cd iTunes Bandcamp
The Electrical Banana Album is a new solo album by Nic Dalton. read more here...

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THE PROPOSITION Edge Of The Dancefloor hac166
out now on cd iTunes Bandcamp read more here...
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Adam Young (from the Daisygrinders) has a new album Elementary Carnival Blues OUT NOW on Stanley Records

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Archived news...

New releases

Westfield Drifter
Part country-part pop: it's The Kingdom Of Jones and they hail from Sydney's Inner West and this is their second album. On cd and download. read more here...

SATURDAY MAYBE Saturday Maybe... hac167d
Saturday Maybe is Mark Foster and Garry Manley presenting an eclectic song cycle of quiet rage, reflection and regret. Mark and Garry first played together in Popular Mechanics in the late 70s and went on to play in Samurai Trash and Tactics respectively. read more here...

IMOGEN BEL I Want The World hac161d
Imogen Bel's new single I Want the World is daring and playful, affectionately touching on the music Bel has explored so far – whilst declaring itself as totally original, a new adventure. read more here

Moses EP
MOSES are a six-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand, offering up a unique brand of Ambient-Psychedelia. Formed in late 2014, MOSES have had a busy year, releasing a string of singles and their acclaimed debut three track EP - before signing with Half A Cow Records in Australia. read more here...



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The Kingdom of Jones will be launching Westfield Drifter at the Petersham Bowling Club on Friday the 5th of February along with special guests The Proposition. Starts at 8pm. 77 Brighton Street, Petersham.

Forty Years Of Records

Forty Years Of Records
Forty years ago today I started buying records. I kept a small notebook which I would write down the name of the record and the date I bought it. I thought it might be a good idea - all these years later - to go over to the shelf, see if the records written down are still there and, if so, maybe play them and see what happens next...


With every purchase from Half A Cow's mailorder you get this brand new compilation featuring 27 songs from the most recent Half A Cow roster. Also available from Egg Records (3 Wilson st. Newtown) if you buy any INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED LOCAL CD/VINYL. Go crazy!

The Proposition

Edge Of The Dancefloor
With two solo albums under his belt, Luke Russell records his new album with a band that features female vocals and loads of rockin' power pop. Out November 7th 2015.


The Electrical Banana Album
Whilst waiting to record the next Gloomchasers album and finishing off the debut Sticker Club album, Nic Dalton spent all of May and June 2015 recording a psychedelic pop record. Released Nov 14th 2015 on cd, vinyl (with cd) and download.


Manilow tribute LP
The Manilow Tribute album will be pressed in a one-off vinyl edition available worldwide and made available digitally on bandcamp. Featuring the Gloomchasers, Courtney Barnett, Evan Dando, Lou Barlow, Youth Group, Two Am I, Seja, Babaganouj, Ben Mason, Undead Apes, Skylar Gudasz, Ratcat and more!


Manilow tribute TOUR
December: Thu 10 - The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide with guests Blush Response / Fri 11 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne with Ben Mason and special guests! / Sat 12 - Newtown Social Club with Sam Shinazzi and special guests!


digital releases of all their Phantom/HAC stuff
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Magic Tundra

Believe Me/Extrano
new digital only double A side single out now Bandcamp

Real McCoy Wrong Sinatra
We have some copies of the Fire version of the most recent (!) Smudge album Get it here


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SWEETS WORKSHOP Click here to see it bigger
Great little gallery in Summer Hill: Sweets Workshop

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