After the success of his debut EP H22 and subsequent East Coast tour in October, Brisbane-via-Papua New Guinea’s JON is not one to sit still for very long. He and labelmate Midas.Gold have combined forces and flows to deliver What I Hear -the first track off JON’s highly anticipated debut LP, due out in 2015.</p>
<p>Produced by Harry Jackson of Psywife, What I Hear is one hell of a leap forward for both artists. From Midas.Gold’s one of a kind voice and lyricism, to JON’s undeniably skilled flow, What I Hear shows the pair as a force to be reckoned with, together and solo.</p>
<p>The accompanying film clip – directed, filmed and edited by Maria Bui – is an aesthetically beautiful video captured in one afternoon during one of Brisbane’s most destructive storms. It seems fitting, as both rappers prepare to destroy 2015 with their imminent releases.</p>
<p>Midas.Gold will be supporting legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah on the Brisbane leg of his Australia tour this Friday 12 December, with What I Hear coming out the same day through Bedlam Records.
The Creases have had a fucking massive year and to cap it off they came into the studio to throw down in our latest Live @ Bedlam. This is the second single release from their debut EP Gradient, following the well-received Static Lines. It’s an upbeat indie rock song, drenched with the heavy fuzz and catchy guitar riffs that are a signature of the band’s garage production
Beginning with a collection of tracks from as early as 2009 it was Ravi Das’ intention to create what would later be known as Essick. In 2011 a personal goal became a joint endevour as Andrew McDougall partenered with Ravi in the writing process of the album, Atrium Atrium. In October 2013 they headed into the Bedlam studio with producer Steve Kempnich and drummer Brock Weston where the tracks where captured in their current form over a 5 day period.
On the 12th of November 2013 less than a month after the albums completion Ravi Das passed away in a horrible drowning accident.
Opener ‘Atriums’ sets the tone for the record, with delayed guitar and frenetic drum patterns present throughout the 11 tracks, while album centrepiece ‘Indica’ begins with a muted guitar, with haunting vocals creeping in underneath a simple melody. First single ‘Ghost Towns’ brings the energy to fever pitch, teasing the chorus hook early on and only alluding to it until it comes full force like a bull seeing red. Essick, a mongrelised version of James Blake and Deep Sea Arcade on dexamphetamines, are primed and ready to release this masterful collection of songs into the world and let them spread their wings.
Twin Haus are taking their ripping new single on the road this November with a tidy tour presented by Pilerats and yours truly. Check out their incred live show at any of these upcoming dates in your city.
Blood Tapes Single Tour details:
Friday, November 7 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (w/Romeo Moon & Howling Seas)
Saturday, November 8 -The Northern, Byron Bay (supports TBC)
Thursday, November 13 – Boney, Melbourne (w/Romeo Moon & The Valley Ends)
Saturday, November 15 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (w/The Upskirts & Paul Conrad)
Saturday, November 22 – Jungle Love Festival, Lake Moogerah (w/Dubmarine, Moses Gunn Collective, Boss Moxi, Desmond Cheese)
Song Of Joan elevates Boss Moxi’s jazz-infused foundations by introducing seductive Flamenco undertones that provides an exciting taste of what’s to come with their debut album due for release next year.
Armed with a myriad of new material Boss Moxi are hitting the road later this month for the ‘Song Of Joan’ east coast single tour.
BOSS MOXI new track Song of Joan Taken from the forthcoming album due for release early 2015 through Bedlam Records
BOSS MOXI ‘SONG OF JOAN’ SINGLE TOUR
23rd October | Sydney | The Roller Den
24th October | Sydney | Egg Records
25th October | Melbourne | B.East with The Strange
29th October | Melbourne | Bar Open with Pinball Machine +The Bauldilaires
30th October | Melbourne | The Public Bar with Fierce Mild + Romeo Moon
31st October | Brisbane | Deadlam/Serafani Chains
1st November | Byron Bay | The Great Northern
22nd November | Lake Moogerah | Jungle Love Festival
27th November | Brisbane | The Zoo with Twin Haus + Inigo
Who’s droolin for a ghoulin warehouse party? After a hugely successful Shredlam party earlier this year we are back with another huge lineup for Deadlam Halloween. Bringing together some of the best underground acts in hip hop, punk, surf and pysc from all around Australia in the gnar setting of the Serafini Chain Factory. Once again the lineup will be playing across two stages with nuclear ghoul decor and Sailor Jerry bringing the extra noise. Its an 18+ BYO event with presale tickets available here.
Fresh off releasing his debut EP H22 in June, Brisbane viaPapua New Guinean rapper Jon is about to embark on his first tour since the release of H22. Jon will be bringing his tight flow and classic-styled hip-hop to Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Brisbane in October.
It’s clear throughout the progression of his debut four track EP that Jon isn’t shy about taking risks to create a sonic landscape that propels the listener straight into the heart of his world. He isn’t afraid to speak real truths, his own and those of the everyman, which are spun together with sleek beats, touches of brass and good old 80’s funk to create Jon’s own brand of hip hop for a new generation.
JON – ‘H22’
EAST COAST TOUR DATES
Friday, October 10th
Herman’s Bar – Sydney, NSW
w/Corner Store Superhero’s, Midas Hold
Wednesday, October 15th
Boney Bar – Melbourne, VIC
w/Peezo, Griffin Brain
Saturday, October 24th
Devillian Funhouse – Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday, October 31st
Deadlam Halloween – Brisbane, QLD
w/Baro, Midas Gold
“A natural born poet with smooth delivery, spittin’ some fresh flow with and old school hip-hop vibe.” hhhappy