New Laura Jean single “Don’t Marry the One You Love”

July 31st, 2014

CH118LauraJeanMelbourne folk-rock auteur Laura Jean brings us Don’t Marry the One You Love, the new single from her upcoming self-titled album. Check it out here.

As premiered today on Tiny Mix Tapes, Don’t Marry is a wry exposition on the dangers of commitment.

Laura’s new album is out on vinyl, CD and digital on August 22. It was recorded in the UK with John Parish (PJ Harvey) and features Norway’s Jenny Hval on backing vocals throughout.

You can pick up Don’t Marry from Chapter’s Bandcamp, and also pre-order the digital album.


Geoffrey O’Connor album trailer

July 9th, 2014

Geoffrey O’Connor’s magnificent second album Fan Fiction will be released on August 8. As anticipation mounts, Geoffrey has made this tantalising trailer.

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Two new Primitive Calculators videos

July 3rd, 2014

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First glimpsed on Primitive Calculators‘ recent hilarious guest programming of all night video institution Rage, now the internet can witness two new videos from the Melbourne synth-punk icons’ 2013 album The World Is Fucked. Both videos have just been premiered via Mess+Noise.

The video for Dead was directed by Matthew Ellery, with lighting effects by Tarek Ishak, and was filmed in a community arts space in Heidelberg. Check it out here.

The video for Why was directed by Robin Plunkett and filmed under the Flemington Bridge. Check it out here.

Primitive Calculators’ next live performance is under their acapella guise as Pocket Calculators, at the Old Bar on SundayAugust 17, with The All Seeing Hand (NZ), Heads of Charm and Diploid.


Geoffrey O’Connor launches new single

July 1st, 2014

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You’ve heard and loved Geoffrey O’Connor’s suave new single Her Name On Every Tongue. You’ve seen the beguiling, chameleonic video (in which he plays everyone from a prisoner to an astronaut). And now you can witness Australia’s own synth-pop superstar live in concert at his upcoming Melbourne single launch!

The second single from Geoffrey’s forthcoming album Fan Fiction (after last year’s banger Jacqueline), Her Name On Every Tongue slipped into collective consciousness last month, with the video premiered on Spin.com.

Catch Geoffrey O’Connor and his full backing band, with guests White Hex, Terrible Truths and Gold Class on Saturday July 19 at the Tote Hotel.

Saturday July 19, 8pm

Melbourne – The Tote Hotel

with White Hex, Terrible Truths and Gold Class

$12 on the door

join the FB event page here

Geoffrey’s stellar second solo album Fan Fiction is released by Chapter Music on vinyl, CD and digital on August 8, 2014

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Laura Jean premieres “First Love Song”

June 5th, 2014

laura headshotMelbourne modern folk auteur Laura Jean returns with First Love Song, the lead single from her upcoming self-titled album. Laura recorded the album in the UK with producer John Parish, revered for his work with PJ Harvey over the course of her career. Rising Norwegian artist Jenny Hval sings backing vocals throughout the album, including on First Love Song.

Premiered this week on popmattters.com, First Love Song evokes a luminous midway point between the thrill of a new relationship, and the growing awareness of patterns established by relationships past.

The album Laura Jean is a return to the intimate folk settings of her earlier work, after the rock dynamics of 2011’s celebrated A fool who’ll. It sees Laura alternate between disarmingly intimate portraits of domestic life and more allegorical tales of a dream world.

You can buy the song from Chapter Music’s Bandcamp page, or stream it via our Soundcloud.

Laura Jean is released by Chapter Music on vinyl, CD and digital on 22 August 2014.

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Geoffrey O’Connor new single + video

June 3rd, 2014

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Synth-pop star Geoffrey O’Connor outdoes Eddie Murphy in the video for slinky new single Her Name On Every Tongue, playing everyone from a prison warden to an astronaut.

The song itself premiered on themusic.com.au last week, but now you can check out the video premiere via Spin.com, or direct on Youtube!

Her Name is the second single from Geoffrey’s new solo album Fan Fiction, which comes out on Chapter Music on August 8, 2014.

You can also pick up Her Name and Fan Fiction’s first single Jacqueline via Chapter’s Bandcamp page.


The Ancients – new video + show this Friday

May 13th, 2014

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Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients have just revealed the new video for 6 minute sweeping epic Molokai, one of the highlights of their 2013 album Night Bus.

Check out the premiere on Noisey.


The video was created by Monica Vecchiotti and the band’s own Jon Michell from royalty-free stock footage. It tells a cryptic tale of lone wolf self-destruction in the American wilderness, interspersed with uplifting yoga and martial arts footage.

To celebrate the video’s release, the Ancients are playing a show this Friday at Boney, supported by Twerps and Krakatau.

Friday May 16
Melbourne – Boney
with Twerps + Krakatau
tickets $10+bf here


Darren Sylvester is For You

March 18th, 2014

ForYou_SingleCover#2Renowned Melbourne artist, musician and Chapter Music superstar Darren Sylvester has just released a 15 minute instrumental track entitled For You.

For You is the soundtrack to Darren’s art installation of the same name, and has been a much-talked about feature of the National Gallery of Victoria’s massive Melbourne Now exhibition. For You takes the form of an illuminated dance floor, with a palette inspired by a range of Yves St Laurent cosmetics (specifically Les Essentials Rouge Pur Couture, La Laque Couture and Rouge Pur Couture Range Revolution lipsticks, Mar- rakesh Sunset Palette, Palette City Drive, Ombres 5 Lumiéres and Pure Chromatics eyeshadows, and Radiance blush).

Sylvester recorded the minimal yet hip-shaking track as a collaboration with Super Melody’s James Cecil (who also worked on Darren’s suave Chapter album of 2013, Off By Heart), and Conrad Standish of futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon (who also provided some seriously funky slap bass).

For You is now available from the Chapter Music Bandcamp (with iTunes and other digital webstores to follow shortly) as a standalone single or as a free bonus track on the Off By Heart album.

It’s also up on Soundcloud and Youtube!

Melbourne Now closes this Sunday March 23.


Beaches – Blue vinyl repress!

February 5th, 2014

BeachesBlueHead over to the Chapter webstore to pick up your copy of the beautiful new repress of Beaches‘ Australian Music Prize-shortlisted album She Beats, on gorgeous blue vinyl!


The Stevens + Primitive Calculators album launches

January 10th, 2014
FUCKEDALBUMTOUR2013 was a huge year for Chapter Music, our most ginormous ever, and we finished with a bang in the form of our artists totally dominating the end of year best-of lists like bosses. The Ancients, Beaches, Bushwalking, the Cannanes, Darren Sylvester, Dick Diver, Pikelet, Primitive Calculators, Standish/Carlyon and the Stevens all found their way into lists as far and wide as the GuardianMess+NoisePitchforkAll MusicFasterlouderthe Vine and the Matador Records staff blog.

But there are still two Chapter bands who haven’t finished launching their awesome 2013 albums! The Stevens and Primitive Calculators both head to Sydney next week, playing separate launch nights at Marrickville’s Red Rattler. The Stevens then take their debut album A History Of Hygiene to Brisbane for two shows, while Primitive Calculators pay their first visit to Hobart in early February, launching their long-awaited studio debut The World Is Fucked.

Supports for all these shows are now finalised too!

THE STEVENS ALBUM LAUNCHES

Friday January 17
Sydney – Red Rattler
with Day Ravies, Bed Wetting Bad Boys and Nathan Roche Band
tickets $10 on the door

Saturday January 18
Brisbane – Trainspotters at Grand Central Hotel
with Martyr Privates, Thigh Master and Sewers
free

Sunday January 19, 3pm
Brisbane – Greenslopes Bowling Club
with Per Purpose, Evening Hiss, Barbiturates and Scrabble
$10 on the door

PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS ALBUM LAUNCHES

Saturday January 18
Sydney – Red Rattler
with Ghastly Spats and Litter
tickets $12+bf from www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday February 1
Hobart – Brisbane Hotel
with Native Cats and Evil Goat
tickets $15 on the door