Critically acclaimed indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz, and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of songcraft with an aching, sweeping romanticism. A Tinpan Orange performance transports their audience to another time and place and, despite their theatricality and Emily’s off-the-cuff and charming banter and idiosyncratic dance moves, they have always been grounded in a deep sense of emotional honesty.
They launch their brand new album Love is a Dog at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday 14 May.
Music by Stu
An exiting new album has just been released by a local artist Stu Ball.
‘I wrote the songs as they came to me, but felt a desire to make the album interesting. The arrangements are designed to provide a unique listening experience that provides variety,’ he said.
The album was produced by Paul Scarabelli from Scarcity Studios, Newcastle and it can be found at your favourite online store including https://www.facebook.com/stuballmusic.
The Rise and Rise of Rize
Nattali Rize (of Blue King Brown) collaborates with Julian Marley, son of the late great Bob Marley, on new deep-reggae track, Natty Rides Again – a first-of-its-kind release for any Australian singer.
Accompanying the new release, a rare video clip was filmed at Bob Marley’s house and surrounding areas in Kingston, Jamaica. The video premiered on Europe’s huge online reggae community, Reggaeville, and has already become one the most popular videos of the year to date. In Australia, Triple J premiered the track nationally, and global love for the song is growing daily.
Ahead of its official instores release, Nattali has just announced the track as a free download from her website: www.nattalirize.com.
Nattali moved to Jamaica in 2014 to develop her new solo project; in August 2015 she dropped an EP in collaboration with cutting-edge Jamaican production team Notis.
The new track with Marley comes off Nattali’s upcoming solo album due for May 2016 release through Baco Records (Europe), Village Again Records (Japan), Roots Level/Lion House Records (ROW). The release will drop ahead of her international summer tour dates, which will see her performing in Japan at the much-loved Greenroom Festival (plus sideshows), and in the USA and Europe on some of the world’s largest roots and reggae stages, including the mighty California Roots Festival and Summerjam Germany.
Friday 6 May at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Tickets and info at www.nattalirize.com or at the Mullum Bookshop.
Jack in the boxes
For those unfamiliar, Kiara Jack is an indie roots artist hailing from the Gold Coast and has steadily been becoming a fixture on the live circuit. Kiara’s live performances conjure emotive sounds of unity and presence, infusing driving rhythms and dark piano riffs. Following on from 2013’s Shards Of Glass EP, Only In Time unfurls a raw and organic sincerity that lures you in with surreal and captivating euphony. At the centre of the recordings is the eclectic-edged sound of Kiara’s voice, delivering deep and meaningful songs with a soulful essence.
While current single with video Makeshift Forest will definitely appear in the live set, be sure to head to the merch table this tour where you can find limited-edition succulent plants! Each pot is one of a kind, with hand-written lyrics installed around the claypots – a very special touch indeed.
Saturday at the Bangalow Hotel from 7pm and Monday at The Rails, Byron Bay at 7pm.