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Archive for October, 2010

Oct
16
posted by tommy

Valar have just released two glorious new songs titled Don’t Hold Back and Silverman. They’re both available at valar.bandcamp.com as free downloads so chase that up. As an added bonus for cinema fans, the two tracks are available as a 6 minute long feature film which is screening semi-exclusively right here on Sound Doctrine. Cast your eyes below. Margaret Pomeranz gave it four and a half stars while David Stratton simply said, “I don’t get it but I really like it.”

Oct
14
posted by tommy


Freelance Whales released an album called Weathervanes last year that left a lot of indie-twee-pop loving kids foaming at the mouth. Honestly though, it was pretty good. They were then picked up by Dew Process in Australia who have done a sterling job getting their name out there. Yesterday they released a new track which they wrote and recorded in the van as a way of messing around with time signatures and it ‘goes alright’. It’s called Enzymes.

Freelance Whales – Enzymes

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James Macleod found this first. His girlfriend is called Roxy Cooper.

Oct
13
posted by tommy

Apparently the last Bombay Bicycle Club record didn’t sound much like their most recently released album Flaws. The last album was a little more upbeat while this newest album errs on the folkier side of things. I wouldn’t know but I hear a few people aren’t well pleased by this. To those people, I’d like to apologise on behalf of Bombay Bicycle Club. I don’t know if I’ve got the proper authority to deliver this apology but here it is.

“We’re really sorry we didn’t write the exact same album we put out last time. By way of apology, please accept this image of a cat riding a turtle.

So there we are. That should leave things all square. Here’s a track from that newest album entitled Ivy & Gold.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Ivy & Gold

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And for good measure, here’s one from the last album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Always Like This

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Oct
09
posted by tommy

Melbourne band Boy In A Box have just one track (as far as I can tell). It’s called Moon Comes Up and it’s been bouncing about my head like a beachball at a Nickelback concert. It’s a little poppy, a little cheesy and it’s ripe to be a Triple J hit over the summer (has it dropped just a little too early?) but I just can’t argue with a chorus like this. My last post was a bit wordy so I won’t say anymore. Have a listen.

Boy In A Box – Moon Comes Up

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Download the single on iTunes. Thank you Sally Anthony.

Oct
03
posted by tommy

Women never make good music. There’s not a single current or historical female musical figure of any significance. It’s an empirical fact. I checked. Online. Obviously this is all untrue but if you’re a woman (or a man with a heart for justice) then now you’ve probably got your blood up and you’re ready to listen to Kyü.

I’d love to post exclusively about Sydney artists but there just aren’t enough to match my untameable work ethic so I’m glad to get the chance to do so now. Kyü are a Sydney band and have female vocals. I’m not sure why but I’ve always found it hard to get involved with a female vocalist. It’s probably because i’m a massive chauvinist pig. In this case I’ve been able to push past my prejudices.

Kyü get described as art-pop which is about as specific as the alternative section at a JB Hi-Fi. That said, I couldn’t classify their music and I don’t think we need to. If you’re reading Sounddoc then you’ve already got at least some small degree of trust in my taste. This is Kyü.

Kyü – Trains

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Download the recently released full-length on iTunes.

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