New Noise: Swimming, The Laughing Leaves, George Maple, Kieran Ryan
Go from Adelaide and Geelong to Sydney and Melbourne – and London too – in this week’s roundup of Soundcloud offerings.
? Swimming are the Adelaide trio of Sam Reynolds and sisters Angela and Katie Schilling. Formed in late 2011, they’ve already supported Chet Faker, Fishing, Deep Sea Arcade and Oscar N Martin. ?Triplebrie? is the lead single from their debut album [Yes, Tonight.](http://swimmingyeah.bandcamp.com), which bears quite a favourable resemblance to another sisterly trio: Otouto. The album was recorded by Adelaide institution Pat Lockwood (Terrible Truths, Old Mate) over 10 days at Angela’s house, yielding ?offbeat rhythms, R&B-drenched harmonies and a sense of space that reflects not only the group’s influences, but also the way in which they write together.? They’ve got launch gigs below, with Melbourne and Hobart dates on the way. They’re also playing the huge two-day sendoff for collective/label [Format](http://www.facebook.com/events/397447653684604/), who released the album, from their current space on Sunday, March 31 in Adelaide.
Sat, Mar 23 – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW [FBi Social’s second birthday, w/Super Magic Hats, Karoshi, Tim Fitz + more]
Sun, Mar 24 – Sunset People @ Hollywood Hotel, Sydney, NSW [free, 4pm, w/Natural Light + Bad Guys]
Thurs, March 28 – The Metro, Adelaide, SA [w/Naomi Keyte + FIRS]
Sat, April 13 – Lofly Hangar @ The Waiting Room, Brisbane, QLD [w/Naked Maja]
? ?Self-recorded [in] multiple sheds in Geelong? is a pretty reliable stamp of quality for a young garage band today, and The Laughing Leaves definitely do the genre proud. ?Say It? has a real early-Kinks feel, while The Standells and The Beach Boys are cited as ?idols? in the presser. The quartet’s four-song [Everyday](http://thelaughingleaves.bandcamp.com/album/everyday-ep)* EP can be pre-ordered now as either a limited multi-coloured 7? or thrifty $4 download. It’s been mastered by Mikey Young and boasts art by Melbourne’s [Hey Stubby](http://www.heystubby.com). Another bit of trivia: the song ?Sethanon? was inspired by Raymond E. Feist’s 1986 fantasy novel, *A Darkness at Sethanon. Anyway, the 7? launches next Saturday (March 30) at The Old Bar, with support from ScotDrakula, Ross de Chene Hurricanes and Lands.
? London-based Sydneysider George Maple was born Jessica Higgs and has collaborated with Flight Facilities and Flume, singing on and co-writing ?Bring You Down? from the latter’s [smash album](/releases/2001165). She’s just played SXSW and garnered a Guardian premiere for her new single ?Fixed?, out internationally on April 15 through her own Tuluum Records imprint. It’s her second solo single, following last year’s buzzed-about ?Uphill?, and brings a combination of brooding soul and snappy electronics not unlike Alice Russell. While Maple continues to record new material as we speak, remixes of ?Fixed? are on the way from Maribou State and Sydney’s rising [Moonbase Commander](http://moonbasecommander.bandcamp.com).
? As Kieran Ryan readies his self-titled [solo debut](/news/4558440), the former Kid Sam frontman has shared a second single from it. ?Red-Eyed Birds? is a warmly moody encounter, gushing with the kind of fevered lyrics that demand repeated listens to mull over and digest. The album comes out Friday, April 5 through Spunk. Launch info below.
Sat, April 27 – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, May 3 – The Green Room Lounge, Sydney, NSW