August 2007

what's the buzz, tell me what's-a-happenin'?

AGNES KAIN: Keep walking or I'll kill you (hac131) IN STORES SEPT 1st
Indie folk pop duo Agnes Kain (Chanelle Afford and Stefan Simunic) have been creating and playing music together for the past couple of years. They are excited to announce the release of their debut album Keep walking or Iíll kill you, which despite the wicked title was born of love. Throughout there is a deepness and substance that may be missed on first listen, and although the album contains many a cheerful moment, concealed within the upbeat and playful melodies of songs such as 'All time High' and 'Puddles & Mud' are tales of a more serious and somber nature. Whilst others like, 'My brother told me' and the title track, 'Keep walking or Iíll kill you' are penned from a still and thoughtful place of innocence and bruises. Both self-taught musicians, Stefan and Chanelle played most of the instruments on the album, including guitar, piano, mandolin, bass, melodica, glockenspiel, and percussion. There is a darkness which underlies the infectious and cleverly constructed songs of Keep walking or Iíll kill you, but also a feeling of sharing tea with old friends. Listening to the album it is easy to fall in love with its whimsical charm and warmth.†
Melbourne - Friday August 10th at Gertrudes, Fitzroy
Canberra - Wednesday August 22nd at the Phoenix Bar, Civic
Sydney - Saturday August 25th Excelsior, Surry Hills
listen to songs at their †myspace . buy here

KID CORNERED: Kid Cornered (hac129)
Sat 25th August at the Last Bastion of Civilisation, 267 Cleveland St Surry Hills w/ Joel Silbersher (Hoss, Tendrils).
Listen to new tracks at his myspace . buy here

BERNIE HAYES: Homebody (hac127)
Did you go to the BERNIE HAYES QUARTET launch of Homebody at the Haberfield Rowers last Sunday? Accidentally step on one of the 61 kids there? Watch out Wiggles! A top afternoon was had by all, thanks for coming down.
Listen to new tracks at his myspace . buy here

The SMALLGOODS have a new album out on August 11th, titled Down On The Farm, on the Lost and Lonesome label. It's been quite a few years in the making and is sure to be a future AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC ALBUM. The good news is copies are available via Half A Cow's mailorder. Buy the new Smallgoods album from Half A Cow and get either Listen To The Radio or This Is The Show for only $10 each

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