Dawn Vinyl now in stock

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There’s been a global shortage of vinyl lately, but we’re happy to see the arrival of our latest LP Dawn, by Emma Donovan & The PutBacks!  Get it now from our online store.

 

 

“Driven by brutally honest lyricism, irresistible percussion and a purist’s respect for the funk and soul tradition, Dawn hearkens back to the heyday of Stax and Atlantic Recordings”
Karaslamb (Okayplayer)


Dawn LP Out Now!

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The debut album from Emma Donovan & The PutBacks is out now in Australia (with international dates following very close behind)!

 

 

Buy on iTunes (AU)

Buy on iTunes (Intl)

 

Dawn takes some cues from the burgeoning soul revival, but it’s a far looser interpretation than many releases in the style. This is no attempt at reviving a bygone era. There’s no horn section. There’s more rock in there. There’s more country in there. There’s more, in Emma’s words, “blackfella music” in there. The songwriting is more akin to classic Aboriginal bands like Coloured Stone than it is to Sharon Jones. The sentiment is personal, for both Emma and the band, and forward looking, rather than revivalist. Shades of every soul record you ever liked sneak through: Al Green’s Hi Records era? Check. Aretha’s Classic Atlantic recordings? Check. Stacks of Stax? Check. It’s all there, but all different. Dawn is it’s own thing, indigenous Australian soul. From the ferocious opening salvo of Black Woman to the sweet and gentle comedown of Over Under Away, Dawn is above all a journey through Emma’s life written in song.

 
“Emma’s voice is everything you’d want in a soul singer. She’s the real deal.”
Francis Devin Rimer (Wax Poetics)
 
“A tour de force of funk and soul hailing from the land down under”
Brice Ezell (Pop Matters)
 


Summer Shows 2014/15

HopeStreet artists have a big Summer and 2015 ahead of them with a bunch of festivals and interstate shows. Details below.

 

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – December 4 Tix here *

The Motor Room, Brisbane – December 20 FREE ENTRY *

Newtown Social Club, Sydney (Matinee show) – December 21 Tix here *

Womadelaide – 6-9 March Tix here

* Part of 2014 ‘Dawn’ Tour

 

The Bombay Royale

Meredith Music Festival – December 12-14 SOLD OUT

Melbourne Zoo Twilights w/ The Budos Band – February 20 Tix here

 

The Cactus Channel

Phoenix Bar, Canberra (w/ Brass Knuckle Brass Band & Karate Boogaloo) – December 4 

Heritage Hotel, Bulli (w/ The Liberators) – December 5 Tix here

Venue 505, Sydney (w/ The Liberators) – December 6 Tix here

PANAMA Music Festival, Tasmania – March 7-8 Tix Here

 

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Meredith Music Festival – December 12-14 SOLD OUT


Emma & Mick

Download “Daddy” right here!


Emma Donovan Tour Dates & Pre-Orders

Emma and The PutBacks will be playing out their beautiful new LP “Dawn” at the following venues:

Melbourne
Thursday December 4th :  Northcote Social Club
Doors 7pm
Buy Tickets Online or on 1300 724 867

Brisbane
Saturday Dec 20th: The Motor Room
Doors from 5pm –10pm
Free entry

Sydney
Sunday December 21st: Newtown Social Club
Doors 4pm
Buy Tickets Online on 1300 724 867

Plus we’re now taking pre-orders on the vinyl and CD, which should ship the week ahead of the street date (Nov 7)!

 

 


San Lazaro “Live At The Farm” Ep. 2

The latest offering from San Lazaro - Episode 2 of Live At The Farm produced by Blank Tape and Bobby.  Subscribe to their channel at youtube.com/SanLazaroGroup to get future episodes when they’re ready. Your ears (and eyes (and feet)) will thank you.


Emma Donovan & The PutBacks – Daddy Video

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you Daddy, the first single from their album Dawn - an LP of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. Dawn is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary. The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry and melancholic, and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape and the electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat.

Read more…

 

 


Animaux – Alaska (Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)

*Click the download button above and join the bands mailing list to get your copy*

To commemorate their double header show later this month with Animaux, The Cactus Channel have released a special online remix of Animaux’s ‘Alaska’. It’s not just any old remix though – none of that Ableton shit. The band got into their bungalow and recorded their own song underneath the ‘Alaska’ acapella, completely transforming the original into a spooky soul banger.

A ten piece band from Melbourne, Australia — all born in the 90s and raised on the internet, The Cactus Channel are consistently turning heads and shifting opinions about what it is to be an instrumental 10 piece band in the era of laptop producers and Kanye.

Animaux. They’re young, but rest assured, this is no ordinary teeny-bopper band. Sure, in this day and age of synth and autotune they have a bigger brass section than most bands, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get you up and moshing.

Alaska (Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix) is only available online and will be performed live once only at The John Curtin Hotel on 29th August.

The Cactus Channel & Animaux
The John Curtin Hotel
29th August 2014

Presale tickets available here

Check out the bands other releases here


The Public Opinion playing a free show this Saturday

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are playing a big show this weekend with The Psyde Projectsand the afro-funk styles of The Seven Ups.


San Lazaro launch live video series

When Bob Knob isn’t cranking out some tasty tunes in the studio and isn’t suffocating under a pile of officework from me, he can be found bass in hand at the stern (or perhaps aft?) of San Lazaro.   The band has just launched their “Live At The Farm” series, capturing them playing live out in the country.  See what they’re all about below.

You can also listen to their EP Serendipity here, which is available on 12″ vinyl, CD and digitally. There’s even a free download. Go get it!