In Brief: Pikelet, Two Bright Lakes, GoTV
News posted Tuesday, February 16 2010 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Pikelet, Ghosts Of Television, Two Bright Lakes.
Pikelet’s second album, Stem, is out this week. And to celebrate, the diminutive pop hero is playing an in-store at Polyster Records in Melbourne’s CBD tomorrow (February 17), 6.15pm. Branching out beyond her loop pedal aesthetic, Stem is a full band affair featuring Shags Chamberlain (synths), Tarquin Manek (bass, clarinet, backing vocals) and Matthew Cox (drums). A co-release between Love+Mercy and Chapter Music, its been accorded feature album status on 2SER, FBi and RTR FM and its debut single ‘Weakest Link’ is currently on triple j rotation.
Fledgling Melbourne label Two Bright Lakes has joined forces with Remote Control, inking a deal that will provide promotional and marketing support, as well as the distribution of its current catalogue and future releases through Inertia. An independent, artist-run label formed in 2007, Two Bright Lakes has released records by the likes of Nick Huggins, Seagull, Kid Sam and Psuche. The first releases under this new arrangement will include Otouto’s debut album, reissues of Kid Sam’s AMP-nominated debut and Goodbye Weather, the first disc from highly touted Melbourne outfit Seagull.
The last ever Ghosts of Television show, originally slated for February 19 at Doldrums in Sydney, has shifted to the Oxford Art Factory’s Gallery Bar, on February 18. Proceedings will kick off at 11pm, with supports by
Silver Moon, Dominic Talarico and Roberta Stewart. The band recently spoke to M+N about their decision to call it a day after five years and a handful of releases, including a 2008 EP and last year’s debut album Forsaken Empire. The final 40 copies of the LP will be available on the night.