Prior to joining Nettwerk and with only a 6-song demo, the band had already garnered a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance, won the Bronze Lion Award at Cannes Film Festival, and performed a sold out show at the Grammy Museum for its members.
Australia’s Boy & Bear will return to North America this fall for a 21-city headline tour, starting Monday, October 6 in Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre and wrapping Saturday, November 1 in San Francisco at The Grand Ballroom At Regency Center. The band, which USA Today named in its “Top 5 Australian Acts You Need To Know Now,” made their first trip to the States in two years when they appeared at SXSW 2014, and followed it with a sold-out spring headline tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream.
Before the fall, the quintet will return for a short run of summer festival and headline tour dates, starting June 21 with the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. The band’s lead single, “Southern Sun,” has been top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Chart for four consecutive weeks, reaching #4 last week. They were recently featured on NPR’s “World Café With David Dye” and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, and have received major support from such influential radio stations as San Francisco's KFOG, Portland's KINK, Sirius XM Spectrum, Denver's KBCO, Boston's The River, Los Angeles' KCSN and more.
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“‘The Other Side' sees Diaz shedding her acoustic proclivity…and trading charm for seduction as she wreaths steadily building vocals in a cloud of blooming, respirating synths. The EP's two featured remixes aren't anything to miss, either — Gold Fields transmutes the song into a pristine, popped-up runway track, while producer Magic Man goes still another shade darker with Diaz's shadowy, building sound.” — Baeble Music
“…the combination of [Madi’s] stellar voice, and [Gold Fields’] great production work birthed a very solid rework of an already strong original mix...”— Hillydilly
"Magic Man’s instigated a dimmer start that’s picked up by a snare-based beat before continuing a low undertone below the voice of Diaz. Then, as the synth kicks and turns the tone of the track into an upbeat sonic compilation, we’re able to truly enjoy how two similar musical talents mesh as well as they do here."— Hillydilly
“It’s a jam for midnight drives in the summer heat. Madi’s beautiful vocals float perfectly over the slightly haunting grooves.” — The Burning Ear (Magic Man Remix)
“…a moody, yet glistening and balmy jam.” — I Heart Moosiq (Magic Man Remix)
"Their beats plus her voice are a match-made in Summer heaven." - Leather And Porridge (Gold Fields Remix)
"Instantly catchy and super upbeat, [’Stay Together’] has that special warm seasonality to surely be a fixture on many summer playlists.” — BlahBlahBlahScience
“Stay Together’ is a buoyant track filled with the perfect amount of edgy effects and soaring pop.” – Free Bike Valet
“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have grown off their previous experience with their latest release…. They are the kind of group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through.” – Earmilk
Today, Vancouver based electro, indie-rock quartet Young Liars share the official video for “Night Window.” The track, which is the first single off their upcoming debut album Tidal Wave, is set for be release later this month (June 24).
The video was directed by Nathan Boey (Royal Canoe, Hey Ocean!, Paper Lions) and was shot in Vancouver’s West 7 Studios. Exclaim!, who premiered the video yesterday, said “The peppy tune describes knocking on someone's window late at night, and the accompanying visuals bring the story to life by offering creative visual representations for most of the lines. All of this takes place on a entirely white sound stage, where the Vancouver band are shown playing their instruments via some stylized and occasionally trippy camera work.” when explaining the premise.
UPDATE: SINÉAD O’CONNOR REVISES ALBUM TITLE
‘I’M NOT BOSSY, I’M THE BOSS’
(OUT AUGUST 12 VIA NETTWERK RECORDS)
Having recently signed to Nettwerk Music Group, Sinéad O'Connor prepares to release her 10th studio album in a career spanning over twenty-five years. The newly titled album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss will be released on August 12.
Indicative of where Sinéad is in life the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is as powerful as it is tender. “Having published Sinead as a songwriter for the last 5 years, it’s great to now broaden that relationship to the Nettwerk label too. The new recordings are incredible and we’re all very excited to be working on this worldwide release for later this year,” says Blair McDonald, MD of Nettwerk Music Group UK.
Australian 9-piece soul/funk outfit The Bamboos teamed up with KCRW, LA's leading NPR affiliate, to premiere a new video for song "Helpless Blues" from their latest album, Fever In The Road. The band will head to LA for a special appearance on KCRW's influential morning program, Morning Becomes Eclectic, on June 18. Watch the video above!
Madi Diaz has shared a second remix of her song "The Other Side," this time from Aussie quintet Gold Fields. The track premiered on Hillydilly yesterday and will be featured on "The Other Side EP," out June 3. The EP also features a remix from Magic Man, as well as the original song. Madi's full-length Nettwerk debut, Phantom, will be out late summer/early fall tba. In the meantime, catch her on the road.
Madi Diaz on tour:
Sun, June 1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg (free show)
Wed, June 4 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Wolf Gang)
Thur, June 5 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Wolf Gang)
Fri, June 6 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (w/ Wolf Gang)
Sun, June 8 Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (w/ Fitz And The Tantrums) Tue, June 10 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Fitz And The Tantrums)
Wed, June 11 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street (w/ Fitz And The Tantrums)
Sat, July 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Chinatown Summer Nights (free show)
Partnering with American Songwriter, Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen shares the official music video for “Thirteen Sad Farewells” from his upcoming debut full-length album Vagabond, out July 15th via Nettwerk Records.
Directed by Jarrad Seng, the official music video captures Larsen’s recent life on the road during last month's tour through Europe. The video, like the album, expresses the dichotomy of Stu’s amazing journeys, contrasted with the singularity of a man and his guitar.
To support the release, Larsen will join friend and label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) on his Summer North American tour. “Stu is my best mate, but even if he wasn’t, I would love this album – a beautiful collection of songs,” says Rosenberg. See below for a complete list of dates.
Run River North took a little detour through Nashville on their last round of tour dates for an exclusive interview and performance for CMT'sConcrete Country. Check out the performances of "Run River Run," "Growing Up" and "Monsters Calling Home" HERE.