Archive for May, 2012

To celebrate the impending, any minute now, release of a brand new Charlie Mayfair EP, Fall In Time,  I’ve handed control of the humble Walk of Shame blog post to to the band themselves. Hailing from Brisbane this chilled out, laid back, 5 way collection of awesomeness, have laid bare the influences and thought process behind the music that makes up their latest EP.

Charlie Mayfair - Fall in Time

Charlie Mayfair – Fall in Time

Hey guys, Charlie Mayfair here. It’s been a whirlwind two years, full of gigs with The Panics, Emma Louise, Ball Park Music, Owl Eyes, Husky, Old Man River and performances at Sunset Sounds in Brisbane and at Woodford.  We’ve just released our latest single ‘Waste Me and it’s a bit of a change of pace from our folk-inspired first release Watch My Hands which we released back in 2010, so without much further ado, here are four albums that help tell the story of the journey leading up to our brand-spanking new EP…



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Chance Waters

Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow

Lovers of Aussie hip hop rejoice! Chance Waters is back with a brand new track, Maybe Tomorrow, showcasing the ever diversifying range of material from this flourishing, local, talent. Having ditched his ‘Phatchance’ moniker on the eve of releasing Infinity, a smouldering precursor to his sophomore album by the same name, Chance Waters has signified his intent to be taken seriously as a major player in the scene.

Last year he performed at capacity crowds throughout his 3 week residency at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory; recorded tracks with the musically edible Charlie Mayfair and remixed the f@ck out of Gotye’s Somebody that I used to know, proving his music lives up to his mantra.

Maybe Tomorrow is a joyously off beat, piano led, hip hop track which deftly highlights another side of this often macabre artist. The chirpy tune features vocal talents of Lilian Blue and some oh so cynical lyrics that belie the complexity of melody which drives this song forward. Continuing the dream team format which has created much of this artists repertoire of works the song was produced by Adelaide’s One Above: The man responsible for tracks such as  Hill Top Hoods’ single I love it, which featured Sia and was a firm favourite on the Walk of Shame airwaves for some weeks.

You can download the single over at the Unearthed site but what’s perhaps most exciting of all is the fact that this Saturday, 12th May, those of you Sydney can catch the man in the flesh at the Kings Cross Hotel, performing at one of the mighty FBi Social gigs that have plugged the gaping hole in Sydney’s live music scene! The night will be an epic journey into the life of one of this country’s promising hip hop artists…. And that my friends is a fact.

People elsewhere can head to the Chance Waters site to catch a gig near you! Be quick though as there ain’t many dates left.

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Art of sleeping

Art of Sleeping

Art of Sleeping have been on a bit of a roll lately!  Since their majestic debut Empty Hands in March the Brisbane, folk-inspired, quintet have been eager to deliver their stellar live show to audiences. Finally, with the announcement of a key support slot for Owl Eyes, this goal can be realised. To celebrate they’ve released a brand new clip for the single.

The clip adds to an already impressive line up of airtime from taste makers such as triple J and US bloggers, Indie Shuffle. It provides an exquisite accompaniment to the track which showcases Art of Sleeping’s ghostly melodies and rapturous rhythm sections.

The tour kicks off in Adelaide on 18th May before reaching Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on the 24th May. For a full rundown of tour dates near you head to the Art of Sleeping facebook page .

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