Sunday, November 11, 2007

Record Producer

Another gem found on the JJJ free mp3 page.

Record Producer - The Way
(sorry wrong link was posted, is updated now)

Going by the Website Record Product is a new project for two of Melbourne's most talented musicians, but no names have been added. It's a catchy 60's sounding tune with a little Hip Hop thrown in, and this could be leaning towards the sounds of the Go! Team. It's coming out via Rubber Records so this could be a bit a hit over summer.

Plug in City at Miss Libertine

Plug in City at Miss Libertine, Sat 10th of November, EP Launch, $10, potts of draught $3.50

This was my first time to see a gig at Miss Libertine, although I had been there on several occasions for a cheap pizza (there not to bad). Don't know what the first band was called, but the lead singer enjoyed having his top off. Not too exciting, but most of the people there were there to see Plug in City. So by saying that the crowd were punters, family, friends, and some people who were still getting wasted after being at the races.

I had a few problems with the venue, low stage; it got really hot after it packed in and it was hard to move in and out;and the sound quality was not that great. Although with saying that there were some places you could stand at the back on steps and the toilets and front bar had the live music pumping through there PA, which sounded so much better.

Plug in City are a great band, they have everything going for them young, looks and sound. They come from Melbourne, so you could make references to the likes of Cut Copy, although there sound is more laid back and cruiser compared to cut copy. They fit right in with the whole Modular stable. They kinda loosely remind me of New Order and also with a hint of The Cars. They have a great sound live, hardly any stopping and starting, plus no random ramblings by the lead singer.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Charles Baby

Melbourne Indie/Roots Singer/Songwriter Charles Baby has a couple of tracks up at the JJJ Unearthed page.

Influences include Bob Dylan, Augie March, Radiohead, Joanna Newsom and The Pogues, but his Australian accent does come through these tracks.

Gig's comming up for Charles include The Espy on 11 Nov 07, Barbukka Acoustic Night (Fitzroy), and Queenscliff Music Festival 24th and 25 Nov 2007.

Charles Baby - How To Fight Everyone At Once
Charles Baby - Tremors of Love