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

art by LALOTOA

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.

We eventually became friends and in that time we’ve witnessed his art make positive impacts on people everywhere. His tribally futurefied imagery have always made bold statements of symmetry on walls and where ever they are seen and to the viewer the memory of the time and the place remains etched in your mind forever from simply passing by an electricity box, a cafe wall or just a random rock.

There’s something about Chan’s work which cannot be unseen once seen and it taps into an inner tribal truth that exists in all of us. His work slows down time and speaks of what’s ahead while taking in lines of history and present tense to create a bold world, a juxtaposition where believing in something is not the real point of existing, but where existing is the true point of believing.

Brett Chan is a story teller of our times and we think the world is yet to see the true significance of Chan’s true ability to construct his narrative about the human race and our place in this world. Although his works seems to be from another galaxy, it’s power needs to be harnessed to its fullest effect within this life time. Chan’s art is way too important to be passed off as just street art by another skater artist.

Brett Chan is speaking to us from a pre existing future where he is sending us all bold telepathic statements whispering that it’s not too late to turn this all around and get back to who we once were.

As far as New Zealand / Australian artists are concerned in our humble opinion Brett Chan’s work exists on its own hyper level that can’t be touched. So if you want own art by an artist who represents the soul context of our times then get collecting now before Chan’s work moves to the next realm.

All art and words by our talented friend, futurist and artist Brett Chan

COMPLEX SIMPLICITY is showing right now at CHINA HEIGHTS
#complexsimplicity #brettchan #chinaheights

Reach Brett Chan online HERE
China Heights Gallery HERE
Art show Catalogue available HERE
Read MSR interview with Brett Chan HERE

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

SAMOAN PUNKS BY LALOTOA

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.

Featuring the hits COOL, EVERYDAY and SUX it will definitely go down well at your ex’s funeral. Have a fun weekend!

We have it right here exclusively for you to buy before you try LOL! JUST CLICK HERE!

Share it with your friends. Have a great weekend! X

RIOT OF THE DAY /// LA LUZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ALL IN WHITE’

art by LALOTOA

Sydney is awash with artists striving to make their music heard amongst a dustbowl of laws which have done their best to shut down the live music eco system in the state of NSW. While a few venues have kept their doors open in support of live music, the city of Sydney is unfortunately operating with one lung when it comes to local music support and you just have to visit Melbourne to know that we got burnt good.

But if you look hard enough below all the hum of same same artists there are still uniquely gifted ones amongst us. In between our busy life schedules and our complete disloyalty to blogging every now and then we get back to our original construct, which is to keep a keen eye out for those who are bringing something unique and different to the conversation. Apologies, but our work experience kid / head blogger smokes way too much weed.

LA LUZ is the artist we are talking about and we have been following her progress from the get go and it has been worth its weight in gold. La Luz represents a tenderness and mainly ‘SOUL’. Soul is the driver of all good music, whether it be punk, hip hop, jazz, pop or trip hop and La Luz has it in spades!

Her sound proves that an unknown artist has the ability to rise above even when all odds are stacked against you. Talent really can come out on top when it is fostered, even if it’s only by a few. And unfortunately in Australia way too many decent artists still get lost amongst it all.

For us personally, independent music in this Country needs stronger filters where so called tastemakers need to stop just giving breaks just to their friends. Music in this city needs to be curated by people who actually have the ability to process what the true meaning of good music actually means. And although we pump out alot of music, Australia still needs way way more colour in the mix. There you go we said it!

‘All in White’ starts off as a dream and then starts grooving to a moving deep crescendo. And with all its simplicity it is more than enough to set the wheels in glorious motion. Where ever this journey takes you is from then on your choice. But if you follow the soulful breadcrumbs of this tune then you know that the only answer to the riddle is this, keep going!

So we recommend that we all follow La Luz and support her progress as a new artist. Her talent is of great soulful proportions and she is an artist who will benefit us all if we show her some love.

‘All in White’ is out now thru Surveillance Party and comes with two unreleased gems.

X MSR

Buy ‘All in White’ from HERE

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

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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.

Over the last year Courtney’s schedule included criss crossing the world like a real pirate, but on a plane. One night opening for the likes of Blur at Madison Square Garden, then playing some of the worlds biggest Festivals such as Glastonbury, Falls, All Tomorrows Parties, Pemberton. And then finding time to appear on Ellen, yes Ellen! She even played a few house parties and Melbourne’s very own The Old Bar. This year she’s still yet to play Japan’s Fuji festival and even Coachella. Busy right? Good times!

Courtney was awarded her $30,000 cheque by none other than Henry Rollins! beating out other talented contenders like Tame Impala, Dick Diver, Royal Headache etc…

To celebrate her win here are 5 sweet live performances by Courtney and her cool band.

Nice way to round out this weeks International Women’s Day celebrations.

Congratulations! and more power to ya Ms Courtney Barnett! X

Covering Kanye West’s BLACK SKINHEAD live on Triple J

DEAD FOX on Conan O’brien

DEPRESTON live on Ellen

AVANT GARDNER live at Terminal 5 NYC

Covering The Breeders CANNONBALL at The AV Club

 

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 /// THE RUMINATERS – GREMLINS IN BLACK


We were all over THE RUMINATERS way back in the day and they have held a torch to our hearts for a few years now. Any band that consistently puts out pure blissful punky pop tunes deserve to have their own Universe and The Ruminaters have planets aligning in spades. It really is bizarre that these guys haven’t blown up yet. But hey don’t speak too early Joe, maybe their time to take flight is right about now? Who knows with the Australian music Gods these days? I mean who actually runs the music industry? The Wizard of OZ?

Their latest single GREMLINS IN BLACK totally captures what it would be like to go out on a date with one of these fine lads. It’s all sweet out the front then later comes the big bad party punch, but on this track the boys give that shit a twist and never go on to their usual raid of the party fridge, instead they keep it in a zone that helps create some sweet colour and nice feelings (like seriously nice feelings above and below the waist). Maybe this will be enough to sweeten the warm music loving ear lobes over at the J’s and finally these guys will be given the kick they need to kill the 2016 Summer festival season fo real!

Lets be honest, more people need to know about The Ruminaters! so do yourself a favour and tweet this shit! How do we invent a machine that turns robot consumers into consumers of the good shit? Can you imagine that? Nah Fuck all the nice shirt wearing people who consume everything! Haha! just joking! You people are rad! just take this pill. Taste nice doesn’t it? there there.

If this song was a joint it would be called Juan No. 1.

THE RUMINATERS ROCK YA HEARD??! X

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