distant and vague


Month: March, 2013


Garage-boppy-indie-popsters SAN CISCO have finally finished their much anticipated debut album, and want you to love it and soak in all it’s fun, Summery glory! Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

A lot has been happening recently for our favourite dino Orlando Higginbottom, better known to the prehistoric world of music as TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS. Since he was about 11 years old, the ex-choir boy has shown an avid interest in the production of electronic music. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Violent Soho

Brisbane band VIOLENT SOHO have had quite a marvelous career thus far. Describing themselves as “stoner-pop”, Luke Boerdam, Luke Henery, James Tidswell and Michael Richards are just four friends who enjoy making music and have been doing so for many years. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Disclosure

Everyone loves a little bit of dance music. I’m sure even the metal heads have their guilty pleasures that they get loose to (okay, maybe not all of them). If you’re one of these dancing queens and you’re ready to commit yourself to the D Floor, it’s time to get on board the DISCLOSURE bandwagon! Read the rest of this entry »

FLASHBACK: Descendents

“Welcome to Der Weinerschnitzel, may i take your order please?” “Yeah, I want: TWO LARGE COKES, TWO LARGE FRIES, CHILLI-CHEESE DOG, LARGE DOCTOR PEPPER, SUPER DELUXE, WITH CHEESE AND TOMATO!”
”You want bill sperm with that?“

Seems too short to be a song yet too long to fill in 13 seconds, right? This is less than a taste of the excellent discography that American pop-punks DESCENDENTS have provided us with over the past few decades! Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN: The Townhouses ‘Diaspora’

Diaspora n. 1. The dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel. 2. The name and title track of THE TOWNHOUSES brand new album!If you’d like to find out more about the latter, you’ll be happy to know that Yes Please Records have released the new album by Melbourne’s Leigh Hannah – also known to his fans as The Townhouses. Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN: Jamie XX @ I Love Techno 2012 (Ghent, Belgium)

If you’re a techno fan and you haven’t heard of Belgium’s I Love Techno Festival, this probably isn’t a bad thing. Why? Because you’ll most probably either a) Die or b) Board a plane to Belgium. Even if you did choose b, I’m sorry to be the one who tells you that you’ve missed it by just over a week. Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN: Yale Self-Titled EP

Having established themselves just last year through their remixes of tracks for groups such as PNAU and YesYou, Brisbane disco-pop gems Stefan Emslie and Mark Maxwell – better known to their party-goers as YALE – have finally released their self-titled debut EP! Read the rest of this entry »

LIVE: Victory Team @ Cheek, Perth

It’s been a very solid couple of months for Melbourne producer VICTORY TEAM following the release of his debut ‘Der Klerb’ EP on Melbourne label BOSSMAN RECORDS. He’s enjoyed radio play galore with massive love from The UK’s BBC Radio One and even inclusion on Deacon Rose‘s Best of 2012 Aus Music Month Special on TRIPLE J.


Currently in between touring as half of Indian Summer DJs, Chevy Long will be taking his solo project Victory Team to Perth this Wednesday as he plays his very first interstate show at Cheek!

Victory Team will be spinning tunes from the new EP among others, filling your earbuds with a tasty blend of chill wave, disco and house. The smooth synths and driving beats will make you wish you could enjoy every hump day in the same way after his set this week.

So to all you Perth peeps, make sure you get down to Cheek at Club Red Sea this Wednesday, 21st November! You’re in for a real treat. Oh, and your face is at risk of melting off..

Published on Purple Sneakers.

LISTEN: DZ Deathrays ‘Dollar Chills’ (OPOSSOM Remix)

Imagine bands as ingredients for a musical beverage. Pour half of the thrash, metal, slacker punk of DZ DEATHRAYS. Now fill the rest with the psychedelic, dreamy, sweet pop of OPOSSOM. Blend the two together and you get a completely new result; a cocktail not sounding anything like the two bands at all. This is what’s happened with OPOSSOM‘s mix of DZ‘s ‘Dollar Chills’.

Very different to the original’s heavy, fuzzy guitar riff and subtle yet progressive drumming, this remix opens up in a trip-hop sort manner, sounding similar to that of a Portishead song. The multiple disheveled layers are coupled with fragmented beats. Although it’s not all broken up – there are a few strong and consistent sounds that help carry out this tune.

Once the layers have established themselves, the original lyrics are introduced, but not in the way they were once portrayed. At times, they sound like they’ve been affected by a bad aerial as the words have been muffled and distorted. By this point, the song has evolved similar to that of a Beastie Boys song circa III Communication. Think of their tracks ‘Bodhisavatta Vow’, ‘Do It’ and ‘B-Boys Makin With The Freak Freak’. This track could easily be wedged somewhere in between these funky tracks.

Currently finishing up their UK tour, catch DZ Deathrays in Brisbane next to Bleeding Knees Club and Yacht Club DJs (as well as special guests) for I OH YOU’s Call The Cops Xmas Party. This will be held at the Rev on Thursday, 13th December.

They’ll also be supporting Sleigh Bells in January! Woo!


Saturday, 19th January
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets available at TICKETEK

Wednesday, 23rd January
Billboard The Venue, Melbourne
Tickets available at MOSHTIX and TICKETEK

Published on Purple Sneakers.