Small City Calling :: Hold Me Closer

Michael Weybret recut his short film “An Early Autumn’s Hope” into a music video for the song that helped inspire the story. Just so happens to be “Hold Me Closer” by Froglix favourite Small City Calling. Check out the video below. – DMitch

Australia Week :: Sounds Like Brisbane

Projects akin to Sounds Like Brisbane provide an invaluable service to the indie music lover. It gives an opportunity to check out a bunch of pre-vetted bands quickly and at no risk. Who wants to lay down hard cash on some obscure band you’ve never heard before? For me, a similar project in 2005 called… Continue reading Australia Week :: Sounds Like Brisbane

Australia Week :: Circle

One of my favourite new bands from anywhere right now happens to come from Sydney. So of course I was going to try and include Circle (check out my original review if you are so inclined) in Australia Week if I could. And they make it so easy. It seems they are releasing a “studio… Continue reading Australia Week :: Circle

The Lovegoods

artist: The Lovegoods album: The Lovegoods EP genre: folk/indie pop label: 825 Records The Lovegoods :: North TideThe Lovegoods :: Snowing In My Veins Let me first tell you a little something about this outfit called 825 Records. I don’t know a ton, so if anything is wrong please correct me. 825 Records is owned… Continue reading The Lovegoods

Pop-Punk :: Oxymoron or Out Like Pluto?

artist: Out Like Pluto | album: Take Cover | genre: pop-punk, alt-rock | label: The James Polk Shuffle Music The very first line from the bio on their own web sites goes, “Out Like Pluto is not here to revolutionize music, but they do want to make you dance.” And to that I say, “Thank… Continue reading Pop-Punk :: Oxymoron or Out Like Pluto?

…follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound

artist: Circlealbum: The Middlegenre: alternative label: Monday Records Fashion Me A Drum (Clip)Half Race Girls (Clip)Brothers (Clip)   I usually like to compare a band to other, often better known, bands. Doing so for Circle doesn’t seem fair though. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of something like Death Cab For Cutie in a track… Continue reading …follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound

Wheel Workers on Vinyl

What are you doing this Friday? If you happen to find yourself in Houston, TX then I highly recommend you check out The Wheel Workers Vinyl Release Party. The release features two(2) re-imagined and re-mixed tracks off their Unite album. (By the way, you can read my original review of the album if you want.)… Continue reading Wheel Workers on Vinyl

Good News for Goodbyemotel

2011 was indeed a good year for Australia’s up and coming indie rockers Goodbyemotel.  Not only were they nominated as finalists in this year’s Music Oz Awards…but so was their video (above) for the title track of their 2011 EP [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wish-your-way/id456122590?i=456122600&uo=4″ title=”Wish Your Way” text=”Wish Your Way”].  Naturally, this comes as no surprise to… Continue reading Good News for Goodbyemotel

Meet The Wheel Workers

I have a penchant for socially conscious bands. Somehow the music and lyrics let us all experience just a bit more of the human condition. From the plight of 20th Century Ireland voiced by U2’s War album and Black 47’s “James Connolly”. To The Housemartins’ “Caravan of Love” becoming an anthem for the striking coal… Continue reading Meet The Wheel Workers

Happy Hour is Starting Early Today

Twas many a moon ago when a certain English gentleman, Marty I believe his name was, was here from the Great Isle visiting a friend of a friend.  I don’t think I had known him for more than (5) minutes before, naturally, I felt it my solemn duty to pester him until he told me… Continue reading Happy Hour is Starting Early Today