In Brief: Super Wild Horses, Jonti, The Townhouses
News posted Thursday, June 7 2012 at 02:00 PM.
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– It may only be a 100-run cassette featuring previously available material, but the new Japanese release Run With Super Wild Horses is as good a reason as any to check in on Melbourne garage-pop duo Super Wild Horses. The tape compiles four songs from 2010’s Fifteen along with ‘Black Book’ from a split 7” with Boomgates and the previous B-side ‘The World’s Gone Bad’.
In other Super Wild Horses news, the band have reported on Facebook that they’ve finished recording their much-anticipated second album. Going into a “three-day lockdown” that yielded “12 hours sleep and 18 songs,” Amy Franz and Hayley McKee recorded in a former butter factory in Central Victoria’s Newstead. The space is run by relocated Melbourne furniture maker and landscaper Greg Hatton.
– Besides celebrating his upcoming August-to-November support tour across America and Europe with none other than world-conquering Gotye, amiable producer Jonti has shared a snappy, sighing remix of his Twirligig track ‘Nightshift in Blue’ by fellow Sydneysider Dro Carey on XLR8R. Hear the original here:
– Melbourne’s Leigh Hannah, who performs and records as The Townhouses, will release his second album Diaspora in August on Sydney label Yes Please (Oliver Tank, Guerre). It’s been described by the label as a “beautifully unique vision of electronic music ... drawing influences from Gamelan and African styles.” Appropriately titled, then, Diaspora is a follow-up to 2010’s Islands and comes on the back of recent remixes for Geoffrey O'Connor, Guerre and Alpine.