ELENI DRAKE’S SUMMERY HUE

Greek born London based singer-songwriter Eleni Drake brings her summery hue to Australian shores this December.

Pairing opaque R&B elements and touches of jazz with introspective lyrics has Drake finding her own space somewhere between the ghostly twang of David Lynch, the glamour of Lana Del Ray and the hushed melodies of Yo La Tengo. Her 2023 album Surf the Sun released on her own Vanilla Sky record label reflects all those elements and more.

“I want the listener to feel the warmth the songs evokes within me,” Drake says. “I chose warm analog, vintage sounds to complement the stories I am telling, and I created synths lathered in reverb and phasers so the listener felt a sway, almost wave-like, making them want to dance along with them.”

Meanwhile 2020 track Melbourne Blues was written when Eleni took a sabbatical from London, longing for a fresh start in an environment where she could feel more like herself; where she could break bad habits and explore life outside of her comfort zone.

A year or more on from that visit and Eleni Drake returns for her first ever Australian shows. See her live, solo and intimate. Both shows on-sale now via feelpresents.com

Dec 14th: Sydney, The Great Club (Yia Yia’s Dive Bar)
Dec 20th: Melbourne, Merri Creek Tavern

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS SYDNEY HEADLINE

Following a sold-out UK tour including a full house at London’s legendary The Forum Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are proud to announce their first ever Sydney headline performance Wednesday December 14th at The Crowbar.

“What amazed me the most about this set was the maintenance of energy throughout its entire length. Even when the pace was slowed down, the menacing stage presence of the band and sheer volume of the music made it feel like the room was going to burst with noise at any moment.” – Bristol Gazette.

Joining them on the bill be Sydney psych-masters Grinding Eyes plus Even / Odd the brand new outfit for former Rollins Band guitarist and now Australian resident Chris Haskett bringing years of experience and heavy riffing into an exciting new venture.

Tickets on-sale NOW via feelpresents.oztix.com.au

THE MARK OF CAIN: ILL AT EASE VINYL REISSUE AND LIVE DATES!

Feel are proud to present for the first time ever The Mark Of Cain performing their 1995 magnum-opus Ill At Ease live!

Produced by Henry Rollins and featuring the singles First Time. Tell Me and LMA plus crowd favourites InterloperThe Contender and Pointman Ill At Ease took the bands trademark brutal bass-heavy sound and lyrical themes of isolation and despair to new terrain as they made the leap from relative obscurity in hometown Adelaide to the main stages of legendary festivals including the Big Day Out, Brisbane’s Livid Festival and Homebake.

“This album became our watershed moment and helped firmly place us in the zeitgeist of that momentous 90’s era in Australian music.” – John Scott

“The record is UN-BELIEVABLE. It’s just one of the best things I have ever heard. I’m so proud to be involved.” – Henry Rollins

But wait! That’s not all; a companion piece Livid Live ’96, the complete thirty-minute set from Brisbane’s 1996 Livid Festival, has been remixed by ABC engineer Phil McKellar and will be made available as a stand-alone album on blood red vinyl.

Ill At Ease and Livid Live ‘96 are to be released October 27th through Cooking Vinyl Australia and available for pre-order now from tmoc.com.au

TMOC vs TAYLOR SWIFT

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME!
The reissued double coloured vinyl gatefold sleeve deluxe edition of The Mark Of Cain’s Ill At Ease is currently sitting at no.9 on the national mainstream charts sandwiched between two Taylor Swift releases, below the Stones and above Drake but the only Australian entry. Normally that would be a cause for celebration but orders have come down from the top (Kim..) to beat out Tay Tay or else. So if you haven’t already purchased your remastered, digitally enhanced copy of IAE now is the time. Available from all good independent record stores, JB Hi-Fi or direct from tmoc.com.au. You can also stream the album to your hearts content. Put it on repeat, walk away, it’s all good! And all counts towards the chart.

CHIMERS IMPRESS AT EVERY SHOW

Ain’t no denying it Chimers were a stand-out at Sydney’s Off The Rails Festival over the October long weekend. Pummeling rhythms and catchy riffs make for an immediate impact. The new songs are sounding the goods and the older tracks coming across like a greatest hits. Lots of opportunities to catch them before years end with shows in Sydney, Melbourne and hometown Wollongong. Do yourself a favour…