Courtney Barnett shares new single produced by Jack White

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Milk! Records and Remote Control in conjunction with Third Man Records are proud to announce the next exceptional instalment of the Jack White-produced Blue Series of singles. Of the upcoming release Third Man records have said:

“Third Man is privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, a sharp singer-songwriter-guitarist who has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry-and-dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend this summer to record a couple tracks and damn did she ever deliver.”

The A-side “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” is the slinky and bittersweet epilogue to “Boxing Day Blues,” the somber closer from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a strangely catching, plaintive reflection on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The track is jaunty yet aloof, with CB’s trademark conversational lyricism in perfect contrast to the B-side, a beautifully dark reboot of the Roland S. Howard-penned “Shivers” back from his days in The Boys Next Door.

Barnett’s unfastened delivery of an ironic tale of teenage love and mortality brings a new level of feeling to the song, making it a welcome addition to the mix you’ve been working on. The limited edition 7″ vinyl is set to be released world-wide on Friday 16th of October.

The Babe Rainbow share new single ‘Aloe Vera’

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Woo! The legends The Babe Rainbow are back to bring you some love and joy with their new single ‘Aloe Vera’.

Angus from the band described the track: ‘Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick. Too much love! Toooooo-much-love! The funky-freak-parade starts NOW ‘Aloe Vera’ woo woo hear-it-HERE’

On top of releasing a new tune, the band are touring across the US in support of The Growlers and are playing at CMJ! Check out the tour dates here

Leah Senior shares new single ‘How I Miss The Womb’


We are so excited that Leah Senior has shared her stunning second single ‘How I Miss The Womb.’ The track comes from her debut LP Summer’s On The Ground out Friday 27 November via Flightless / Remote Control Records.

Leah Senior is a Melbourne based singer songwriter. She grew up in the country listening to her mother singing arias whilst blasting rock and roll from her bedroom. Her music now falls in the middle of these worlds and into a dim wallpapered room of slightly out of tune parlour guitars and the ghosts of Summer and Nick Drake. Listen to the track below <3

Leah Senior’s debut album Summer’s on the Ground lilts between the past and present, city and space. Leah describes Summer’s on the Ground as ‘a whimsical set of seasonal lullabies echoing a restless desire for transformation. I recorded this early last year in a beautiful old hall by the coast with local wonders Nick Huggins and Mark Lang.’

To celebrate the release of her debut album Leah will play a very special album launch at the Toff in Town in Melbourne on Thursday 26th of November and in Sydney on Wednesday 2nd December at Vanguard.

Jamie xx announces Melbourne sideshow

YES!!! Jamie xx has announced a visit to Australian shores to grace the stages of Beyond The Valley (Victoria), Lost Paradise (New South Wales) and FOMO (Queensland) festivals.

And now we are super stoked that he has announced a special headline Melbourne sideshow happening at the iconic Forum Theatre on Sunday 10 January. 

Supported by triple j, the show will be his biggest Australian headline show to date. General Admission tickets on sale 9am Friday 9 October.

Jxx_Melbourne-webWatch his latest video for I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) below!


Dot Dash CMJ Party in New York City

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After successfully bringing the good vibes and great music to BIGSOUND in September for the DOT DASH BIGSOUND PARTY, we are excited to announce we are going global and are headed to New York City to bring you the official DOT DASH CMJ PARTY.

Good vibes are once again ensured with an incredible line up of the label’s ever expanding Australian roster.

To celebrate Dot Dash’s growth over the past two years and the label’s international push, the Dot Dash/Remote Control Record family will host an official CMJ Party at Leftfield in New York City on Thursday 15th October.

The label is incredibly excited to announce that this year we have five bands invited to showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon: Sunbeam Sound Machine, Pearls, Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen and Client Liaison.

More information and video clips here

Daughter announce new album

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Daughter – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella – have announced their new album, entitled Not To Disappear out Friday 16 January via 4AD / Remote Control Records. To celebrate the band have shared their first single, ‘Doing The Right Thing’

Eager for a fresh approach to music videos, Daughter invited filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (directors of the Nick Cave film 20,000 Days on Earth) to create three films for Not To Disappear. Author Stuart Evers was commissioned to write three short stories – ‘Dress’, ‘Window’ and ‘5,040’ – based on select Not To Disappear tracks. Iain & Jane’s videos are interpretations of those tales. ‘Doing The Right Thing’ (based on the story ‘Dress’) is the first of the visual trilogy.

‘Doing The Right Thing’ concerns the delicate subject of dementia and its debilitating, all-pervading effect on family. Jane & Iain’s video of ‘Doing The Right Thing’ is a sympathetic portrayal. Have a watch below.

Kurt Vile & the Violators announce sideshow

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Yes!! Kurt Vile & the Violators have announced Melbourne and Sydney shows, hot on the heels of Kurt Vile’s glorious new album b’lieve i’m goin down… , out now on Matador / Remote Control. Kurt Vile & the Violators play the majestic surrounds of Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

For their Melbourne headline show at The Forum, Kurt Vile & the Violators will be joined by Kurt Vile’s own handpicked Melbourne supports, local legends Twerps and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.

On top of that KV is heading here for Falls Music & Arts Festival as well as Southbound!

Watch his performance on Conan last week here.

SOAK announces Melbourne and Sydney sideshows

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We are so stoked that SOAK will return to our shores in 2016 for a pair of headlining shows at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Wed 6th January and Sydney’s Newtown Social Club on Fri 8th January. These performances will accompany her much anticipated appearances at Falls Festival and Southbound.

The Koala adoring, “goon” loving SOAK made her Australian debut in April of this year, with an acclaimed run of intimate, acoustic performances to celebrate her triple j endorsed single ‘Sea Creatures’. Since then, SOAK’s acclaimed album Before We Forgot How To Dream was released on Rough Trade Records / Remote Control to universal critical accolades, propelling the 19-year-old around the world for shows with her all new three-piece band. SOAK’s band will perform in Australia for the first time ever this January.

Ticket details are available here.