Better Call Saul best of season 2 playlist!

A few weeks ago AMC’s Better Call Saul featured The Bombay Royale’s track ‘Henna Henna‘ from their sophomore album ‘The Island Of Dr Electrico’. To celebrate we’ve created a playlist of the best tracks from season 2: 


The Meltdown on Rosewood!

Rosewood Meltdown

It’s the second tune of ours to feature on a big TV show this week! This time The Meltdown’s track ‘Better Days’ will be featuring in Fox’s Rosewood, episode 14 season 1 to be exact.

Once again this is a mainly American affair, so apologies to all the other people around the world. BUT if you are an American local, tune in to Fox this Wednesday night at 8pm. For you non-Americans (like us), unfortunately I can’t find any ‘legal’ ways to watch… get creative.

If you just want to listen to the tune, please do so below:

The Meltdown are getting into the studio very soon to record some more crooning R&B tunes, so if you like what you hear please keep your eyes and ears peeled. If you want something tangible, their debut 7-Inch single featuring ‘Better Days’ and ‘Sweet Water‘ is available below:



The Bombay Royale on Better Call Saul!

Better Call Bombay

Your favourite fictional dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman (originally Breaking Bad) is back with a new episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, and The Bombay Royale’s track Henna Henna will be featuring in it! If you’re in the United States, make sure you tune in to episode 6 on March 21st @ 10pm. If you’re not from the States (like us), I guess you’ll just have to try Stan? Let the best streaming sites win…

For those who don’t know the track, have a listen (and watch) below:

If you like what you hear, The Bombay Royale are in the middle of writing new material, but until that drops we’ve still got their two old albums (You Me Bullets Love, The Island Of Dr Electrico) available for stream, sale and your enjoyment. ‘Henna Henna’ comes from the sophomore album The Island Of Dr Electro.


 


The Meltdown meets Emma Donovan & The PutBacks | Residency

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Every Sunday in April Emma Donovan & The Putbacks AND The Meltdown will be playing back to back for a night of soul music at the Gasometer Hotel (Melbourne).

Emma has been busy playing the Australian festival circuit over the past few months, so this is a great opportunity to see her close and personal.

 

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POP UP STALL AT SYDNEY ROAD STREET PARTY

People of Melbourne!

This Sunday we’re back for the 2016 Sydney Road Street Party! We’ll be hanging out, playing records and selling records throughout the whole day, so come by and say hello.

ARTIST SIGNINGS:
TBC

We’ll have music available on Vinyl and CD from The Cactus Channel,Emma Donovan, The Putbacks, Quarter Street, Frida, The Public Opinion Six, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, 1/6, The Bombay Royale, San Lazaro and more!!

We’ll also be selling the last copies of these records. First in best dressed. RSVP on Facebook.


Behind the Come Together Festival

There’s an ugly topic that is always lurking in our midst, one that until recently was considered one of the great taboos. That topic is suicide.

Almost 3 years ago I lost a close friend and as anyone who has been bereaved knows, it’s not something that goes away. Sometimes people try to find something positive they can do or to create a legacy, which is exactly how the Come Together Festival has come about. Founded by Damien Mannix last year, the festival engages in community building around music and art while supporting Beyond Blue.

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Recently, after speaking with Damien about our personal stories we both recently went on the Conversation Hour with Jon Faine along with Dr Jo Robinson and Louise Flynn, who work in suicide prevention and support services. It was one of the most challenging things I’ve done in a long while, but I believe in opening up the conversation rather than contributing further to the stigma.

I am certain that many other people would also have lost someone to suicide, or know a suicide survivor – it’s all too common it seems. But given the stigma that still exists around suicide (and associated issues like depression) there are probably many more cases of people in our community that have attempted suicide that we generally don’t know of.

There are no easy answers to the problem but I think by both bringing it into the open we can at least have a dialogue. I also think that building and maintaining relationships has never been more important. Everyone can help prevent people feeling isolated by reaching out to those around them, because what’s the worst that’s going to happen if you let someone know you care or that they can talk to you if they need?

I’m proud to be performing at Come Together again, since it lives up to its namesake and encourages people to reach out to those around them. Plus it’s run by some really great people who are giving generously to create something worthwhile. This year features a solid line-up including HopeStreet artists The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and The Meltdown.

I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones. A less isolated world can only be a good thing.


The number for lifeline is 13 11 14.

Come Together takes place on Saturday March 5th at Edendale Farm in Eltham. Tickets available here


Zillanova: From studio to stage

HopeStreet fans, listen up! Studio-based project Zillanova is back in business after a long hiatus.

Zillanova is a studio project led by label-founder and bassist Bob Knob, who has been cooped up in his studio over the past year writing tunes with Joshua Tavares. This summer they’ve put down a few of them in the studio for an EP release later this year.

Bob Knob and Joshua Tavares

Bob Knob and Joshua Tavares

 

Zillanova’s first recorded offering was released in 2013 – a split 7″ record featuring Cisco Tavares (Joshua’s brother) on Suicide and Jess Harlen on The Time It Takes . Chelsea Wilson, a fantastic soul singer herself and until this year Music Director at PBS FM says:

“Suicide is a world class 45! The production is melt in your mouth, the guitar sound is perfection and the tracks are earmworm delicious”

Decide for yourself!

 

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Now that there’s a stack of new material in the works, the band has emerged from the recording studio and making their on stage debut. They’ve been holding down a Sunday night residency at The Retreat (280 Sydney rd, Brunswick) with the last show this Sunday.

The band is Joshua Tavares (Gospel Sundays), Bob Knob (San Lazaro, ex-Bombay Royale), Tom Martin (The PutBacks, The Bombay Royale), Matty Vehl (The Bombay Royale) & Jules Goyma (The Bombay Royale, Blue King Brown, The Public Opinion). Expect pure fire.

Zillanova At The Retreat


Emma Donovan & The PutBacks in India!

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Just last week Emma Donovan & The PutBacks were invited to India to celebrate the culture of Indigenous Australians. They performed at the Salaam Baalak Trust DMRC Children Home, as well as a performance at the High Commission. Read more here.

If you want to see them in action, Emma and The PutBacks have a number of shows around Australia over the next few months:

5th March – Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival (VIC) FREE
11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) SOLD OUT
12th March – Golden Plains (VIC) SOLD OUT
20th March – Brunswick Music Festival (VIC) BUY TICKETS
24th March – Byron Bay Bluesfest (NSW) BUY TICKETS


LAST COPIES!

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People of the world! A handful of our releases on 45, LP & CD have reached their last copies! Take a look below to see how many are left… if you haven’t grabbed one yourself, be quick.

**once our store has sold out of these releases you might be lucky enough to grab one from online and retail stores, but most stores will have sold out already (hint: start here AUS | UK/EU | USA)**


The Bombay Royale – You Me Bullets Love

This debut album won a place in iTunes Best of 2012 and #1 on the iTunes World Music chart for good reasons… The Bombay Royale are the leaders of psychedelic spaghetti surf rock and spine-bending space disco, and will not disappoint.

SOLD OUT!


The Cactus Channel – Cobaw/Fool’s Gold

Dark instrumental soulsters make soul music for your soul. Their moody, cinematic and layered tunes are just right for the subdued listening session, or the sweaty dance floor. Get it in ya.

19 45s left!!


The PutBacks – Kung Fu Pyramids/Snake Eyes

The HopeStreet originators of dirty instrumental funk brought out this fire record late 2015. Only 150 pressed… and only 17 left. Be quick.

14 45s left!


Zillanova – Suicide/The Time It Takes

A beautifully wrenching song from house band Zillanova. Written and produced by our labels art director Bob Knob.

SOLD OUT!


The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra – Mr Clean

The biggest band on the label, and by far the loudest. They play legit afrobeat à la Fela Kuti and Antibalas.

5 45s left!!


The Bombay Royale – Sote Sote Adhi Raat/Solla Solla

The first 45 from The Bombay Royale features a classic bollywood tune on the B-side. All fire…

19 45s left!!



Wyall Style releases floaty electronic pop debut from Eilish Gilligan

Our imprint label Wyall Style has released a debut single from electronic pop singer and producer Eilish Gilligan.  In one week The Dogs has grabbed the attention of Dom Alessio, Dave Ruby Howe and Veronica Milsom of Triple J and featured in the ‘New And Notable’ section of Bandcamp.

“I’m a dog person but that’s not the only reason why I’m drawn to this. It’s airy and floaty like a cumulus cloud.” – Dom Alessio (Triple J)

“As Eilish Gilligan’s melancholy, synth-laden debut single proves, Melbourne is still a hotbed of insanely good pop music.” – Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp)

*free download above!**