Bands As Businesses
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if musical artists were to try other business ventures? No? well now there’s no need to, because we’ve done it for you and have the business cards to prove it. Stay tuned for more #bandsasbusinesses coming soon to Cool Accidents!
ICYMI - Wax Volcanic x Royal Blood
As the anticipation builds for the release of Royal Blood’s debut long player this Friday we thought we’d revisit an interview that resident wordsmith Wax Volcanic penned ahead of the guys’ first trip (as a band) down under back in May/June of this year* You can hear the record all over triple j this week as it’s their feature album and the good folks at iTunes are offering up a pre-stream you can get your ears around on their site just in case you need some convincing BUT mark our words if you’re going to buy one rock record this year make sure THIS is the one. *as a result there are some show dates included in the below that have been and gone, fingers crossed they get back here soon though…
Ones To Watch - Grace Mitchell
What is going on with all these 16 year old overachievers? Meet Grace Mitchell, the latest musical wunderkind from Portland that’s about to cause a serious fuss. At this point in time there are only two tunes on her Soundcloud (and she also contributed a cover of Hall & Oates’ Maneater to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty soundtrack) but if they’re anything to go by she better put on some shades as the future is looking bright. If you’re partial to a little Lorde, Lana Del Ray or rising local star East action, you’ll be all about Grace.
Sick Of Listening To Government Trash?
Well not anymore you’re not. A new Death From Above 1979 tune has surfaced online and it is some br00tal business indeed. While the first track that leaked Trainwreck 1979 was their usual brand of dance powered punk the follow-up below is some serious take no prisoners balls to the wall good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll business. So crank the volume to 11 and get your office/home/car/public transport mosh on and get even more excited for The Physical World which drops on September 5.
Sweet Treats For Your Ears
We’ve been high on Melbourne’s Banoffee ever since Ninja crept into our ears near on a year ago and the couple of tracks that have followed (Reign Down & Got It) have kept those same ears well and truly pricked. Thanks to Two Bright Lakes her self-titled 6 track EP is released this Friday (Aug 22) and being that we already loved 50% of it going in, she would’ve really had to drop the ball on the other half for us to not dig it. According to the folks over at Spotify (who are nicely offering up a sneaky pre-stream of the EP ahead of its release) Banoffee’s music is for fans of TLC, Charli XCX, Grimes & Drake… Which makes sense as Indie-RnB-Alt-Pop vibes are definitely the order of the day and if you put the artists above in a blender you’d definitely be sipping something that tastes a bit like this -
Sucker For Charli XCX
Sheeeeeeeeee’s back! Well to be fair, around these parts she’s never really gone anywhere now has she? But Charli XCX is officially back in business thanks to her new single Break The Rules which is destined to become THE official schoolies anthem for 2014 just add alcopops. The track is taken from Charli’s second album Sucker, which we’ve got a feeling, when released, is going to help complete her transition from pop wingman (even though she’s the reason Fancy is… well, so fancy) to fully bonafied pop royalty.
All Chrome(o) Everything
There’s not a lot not to love about the situation above… The ridiculous lineup for starters, I mean C’MON… Chromeo AND Cut Copy AAND Flume AAAND Duke Dumont! And then couple that with the absolutely insanely cool poster artwork by the crew at Burlesque Of North America. Unfortunately the gig has been and gone but you can snap up yourself a copy of the artwork which comes in 3 variations - the standard edition, and as if that’s not already good enough there’s a Glo ink edition as well as a fricken’ chrome edition! Wait… A Chromeo poster on chrome paper? Seriously, what are you waiting for - ADD TO CART.
Ibeyi - Better Than The Best
After a little rave about Ibeyi’s Oya there’s now an EP doing the rounds thanks to XL Recordings (do they ever do anything wrong?) On it you can find new single River which is even better than the first taste.
Choice Cuts
Feature track
EAST Official
Old Age
Feature video
The Kite String Tangle - Arcadia (Official Video)
The Kite String Tangle