RIOT OF THE DAY /// BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL

IMG_0139Today is the amazing inaugural event BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL taking place in the wonderful town of Moruya, NSW South Coast. Check out some of our favourite bands today from 12pm noon. It’s gonna be killer! See you there! ✌🏾 GOONS OF DOOM, HARD ONS, BORNEO, FAIT ACCOMPLI, MILD MANIC, SNAGS, HOODLUM SHOUTS, 2TONENATH, CRUDE HEAT, NOODLE FROTH WHITE WASH, PLEASURE MODEL, 2 MUMS, AGENCY, THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS. 🖤⚡️✊🏾
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RAY LALOTOA DROPS GIRL

Ray Lalotoa has taken some down time from his band Fait Accompli to focus on some community projects and personal projects including a journey into electronic music territory which has taken up a fair bit of his brain space over the Summer.

Through these meanderings GIRL, a 6 track record has surfaced on the internet alongside videos which Ray has coerced together through the power of his laptop (videos below). Recorded using Garageband Ray has challenged himself to use a minimal approach exploring a more silent part of his musical pallet which in the past is usually dealing with alot more intense and loud colours.

The message behind this record deals with the usual people power subject matters that Ray deals with in his song writing.

GIRL will soon be followed by another record which will bookend this release – BOY.

Anyway it’s here now online for you to enjoy for free. Share it around!

Ray Lalotoa – GIRL is available from Here

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY

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We’ve known artist / skater BRETT CHAN for a few years now and from the first time we saw one of his canvass’s hanging in a shared office between Monster Children and kiwi label Huffer (when they were on Crown st), straight away we got curious about this guy. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE

art by LALOTOA

To say goodbye to the Summer (while knowing pretty well that somewhere in the world the sun is always shining) Samoa’s Number 1 Punk band SAMOAN PUNKS have dropped a live album LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE. It’s perfect for vacuuming, cooking, forklift driving, shadow boxing, driving in general, crying and sleeping. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!

art by LALOTOA

So guess who won $30,000 today? Melbourne’s killer singer songwriter Courtney Barnett (whom we also featured yesterday) took out the 11th Australian Music Prize for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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art by LALOTOA

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. And to celebrate we’ve decided to highlight some our favourite women in music. We want to introduce you to some legends, some well known artists you may have forgotten and some new ones.

Though they all make different styles of music, if there’s one thing that connects them, it would probably come down to their originality, style and their one off DNA. There are no other woman like any of them in music and that’s why we think you all need to seek them out. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”

RIOT OF THE DAY/// BERNIE SANDERS

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illustration by LALOTOA

Today is Super Tuesday in the USA. American politics has gone into turbo overdrive. Thanks to the shrinking of the planet via the internet, it is now affecting us all. What ever happens in the US of A psychologically makes us all either happy or depressed. Bush made us depressed, Obama made most of us feel optimistic and now we are set for another kind of leadership.

You have Ted Cruz and Mark Rubio on the far right and the crazy Donald ‘Drumpf’ Trump all vying to be the Republican nominee. And on the left you have Hillary Clinton whom you all know, and the not so over night underground sensation Bernie Sanders. They are both representing the Democrats. The players in this current election scream a certain chaos and the outcome of these primary’s are of great interest to all. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY/// BERNIE SANDERS”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// LORDE (BOWIE) TRIBUTE OF THE YEAR

illustration by LALOTOA

Music has a bigger purpose in all of our lives and although we are currently wandering ‘lost’ through a Scandinavian forest called Spotify – unlike the film industry, the music industry’s efforts to fight for the rights of musicians has kinda stalled, so right now everyone is living on $2.70 royalties per year. Haha! Well unless you are a successful touring artist with a name. Or you’re just famous and we all know alot of them folk are making bank. But so what? that’s life. The rest of us just need to keep scheming till we get to our own place that we will all be proud to call home, not jail, home. So keep scheming ie; working …hard, don’t sleep! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// LORDE (BOWIE) TRIBUTE OF THE YEAR”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ECCA VANDAL ON TOUR

illustration by LALOTOA

One of our favourite voices on the Australian music landscape ECCA VANDAL is heading out on the road to celebrate the release of her debut ep END OF TIME and man that shiiit are sounding hectic! Five tracks of blistering reasons why we all need to raise our fists to the air and heavy dance alot more than we do these days. Pick it up! pick it up! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ECCA VANDAL ON TOUR”

COG SELL OUT!

Not really sure what to say? but man that was probably a record for a tour in Australia for a local band selling out a tour. And a local band who hasn’t been around for close to 6 years? In the space of hours COG sold out all three and then the extra four dates of their tour. Holy shit yo! 7 shows sold out. props due where they are due! Continue reading “COG SELL OUT!”