Liars are an LA-based creative outfit who've been pursuing the art of music and performance for over 15 years. Their seventh studio album, Mess, was recently released and had The Quietus share, "They have an uncanny ability to switch from bizarre to beautiful, from lunatic chanting to moments of lustiness to a moment of vulnerability, without ever having to think about it too much, and always with a smirk of utter brilliance".
Liars will be performing at Modulations on Friday 6 June. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday.
Liars also play The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Thursday 5 June. Tix are available here.
As part of Modulations 2014, Porteño are collaborating with their favourite LA-based record label Wild Records to present a unforgettable experience at "Wild Porteño": a pop up restaurant/bar to be hosted at the Carriageworks in Sydney this June.
The restaurant/bar will be open from Friday 6 June through to Sunday 8 June, and when Monday rolls around you can enjoy the ultimate Porteño live experience, with performances from Wild artists The Delta Bombers, Gizzelle and Luis & The Wildfires.
The self-anointed humble magnificent Edan certainly does things on his own terms in his own time, but when he does stick his head up it's always worth tuning in. Back in 2009 he released the Echo Party mixtape - given free reign of the Traffic Entertainment Group vault (distributor to P&P Records, Magic Records, Chocolate Star amongst many), Edan crafted a deranged, spun out mix of early hip hop, disco and new wave, supplemented with his own instrumentation and extensive special fx. A heady, bugged out half an hour, it provided a pretty solid insight into the mind of the man, complete with ridiculous attention to detail that went all the way down to him personally hand printing the CD and LPs. Now some 5 years later, an accompanying film has surfaced coupling the music with it's visual equivalents. The Echo Party Movie is wonderfully off the wall and a perfect half hour distraction from reality, courtesy of the man Edan.
Alex Sushon, aka Bok Bok, is surely emerging from the 'underground' (whatever that means in 2014) as one of the most innovative and influential figures in dance music today. The London-based producer is not only an incredible DJ whose deep, historical knowledge of dance music finds him fluent in everything from classic house to grime, but also helms the genre-wrecking Night Slugs label.
Here's his latest collaboration with the spellbinding Kelela, following on from his work on her 2013 mixtape 'Cut 4 Me'. This LA-London collaboration with converge on the shores of Hvar, Croatia for our FOR Festival in June.
British rave revivalists Klaxons unveil their subversive album art, tracklist and pumped up new track Atom To Atom, as we edge closer to the release of album #3 Love Frequency.
It's easy to forget that Klaxons have been charming hearts and minds since 2007 when they erupted into the cosmos with a then pioneering dance/indie hybrid that led to awards, glory and a trail of ravaged venues the world over. They turned darker with 2010's Surfing The Void, and the new swagger of Love Frequency tasters (BBC Radio 1's A-listed There Is No Other Time, plus Children of the Sun) shows a further evolution.
The June-released album features production from Gorgon City, the Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy, and was recorded throughout 2013. See the tracklisting below.
Neneh Cherry has always been one step ahead of the curve - performing in legendary UK post-punk bands, finding pop stardom as an early voice in the rap game, being key to the Bristol trip hop movement arranging Massive Attack's Blue Lines and collaborating with Geoff Barrow pre-Portishead, and recording with Four Tet on Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years. These were all natural evolutions rather than conscious reinventions, and barely sum up a dent in this empowered woman's illustrious journey. We are blessed to have Neneh play FOR Festival in Croatia with her new ensemble RocketNumberNine. Here she shares ten tracks that influenced her, while discussing family life with Don and Moki Cherry, creativity and Robyn.
FOR Festival and international analogue photography movement Lomography are giving away the ultimate FOR prize pack to enhance your experience whilst watching Haim, DARKSIDE, Mark Ronson, Klaxons, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, Erol Alkan and more play on the idyllic Croatian island of Hvar this June.
The prize pack includes a LomoKino and Kinoscope to capture your FOR experience on analogue video as well as a stack of vinyl, CDs and other rarities from artists that are playing or have played the festival to warm you up.
As a feature of FOR Festival is the all-night parties at Carpe Diem Beach (a private island accessed by boat which is included in your FOR ticket), we're asking for you to submit up to 10 of your favourite 'night-time' photos.
To enter, create a LomoHome, then follow the instructions on the competition page.
You can pick up day and weekend tickets to FOR, and watch our full line-up trailer here.
The Cut Copy boys remix fellow Australians Jagwar Ma, stretching their latest single 'Uncertainty' into a jacking intergalactic sparkle. A winning combination. You could argue that both acts see eye to eye with 'Free Your Mind' and 'Howlin' finding common ground in their marriage of psychedelia and dance music, paying homage to the Madchester scene.
Movement's debut self-titled EP will be out May 2 (AUS), May 5 (UK), May 6 (USA), and in support of the release, they're pleased to announce an Australian headline tour. Fresh off a recent sold out run with DARKSIDE, and with earlier support slots under Solange and Flight Facilities, Movement are ready to bring their evocative, soulful live show to a stage near you.
Tickets for all shows are available to purchase from today.
The Movement EP is also now available for pre-order.
MOVEMENT EP TOUR
Thursday, May 22: Shebeen, Melbourne *Tix
Friday, May 23: Rocket Bar, Adelaide *Tix on the door
Friday, May 30: Spectrum, Sydney *Tix
Thursday, June 5: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane *Tix
Friday, June 6: Beach Hotel, Byron Bay *Free entry
Movement are also supporting Rufus on the following dates:
Friday, May 9: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Saturday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sunday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Rewinding Boiler Room's recent visit to Sydney where they filmed some live sweat from Black Vanilla, the combination of Marcus Whale (Collarbones), Lavurn Lee (Guerre, Cassius Select) and Jarred Beeler (Marseilles). Crude boot-rattling garage productions and dual vocal RnB chemistry, sassed up like Prince's deleted 'Black Album'. No mindless knob twitching to view here, just serious crowd hyping (damn Marcus can move). If you like what you see and see what you like, waste no more minutes and download their free mixtape.
Working on our holiday bodies with this energising mix from Tiger & Woods, in preparation for their appearance at FOR Festival. Flying under the aliases of Larry Tiger and David Wood, these two mysterious Italians weave their own brand of boogie, house and compressed funk. They'll be jamming their feel good music live under the heavenly Hvar skies, looping disco samples and backbone strapping baselines.
FOR has also revealed the daily artist line up for the festival. Catch your favourite artists when they play on the island of Hvar, schedule below.
Thursday, June 19
Klaxons, Factory Floor, Kelela, Erol Alkan, Bok Bok, Ghost Culture
Friday, June 20
Haim, Temples, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Tensnake, Tiger & Woods
Saturday, June 21
Neneh Cherry w/ RocketNumberNine, MØ, Erlend Øye, Psychemagik, Baio, Fort Romeau
Sunday, June 22
Darkside, Movement, Maurice Fulton, Storm Queen (DJ set), Daniel Wang
For info on getting to Hvar, accommodation, dining tips, and more, visit for-festival.com.
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