Twerps LP white vinyl repress!

May 17th, 2013

photoJust in today – a new white vinyl repress of Twerps‘ instant classic debut album from 2011!. Aus/NZ customers can get your hands on a copy via all good record stores as of next week, or now via the Chapter webstore.

Overseas customers can get the record via Underwater Peoples.

New Pikelet track Pressure Cooker!

May 15th, 2013


Melbourne psych pop wonders Pikelet return with the first evidence from their upcoming third album Calluses. Premiered today on Spin, teaser track Pressure Cooker is an eerie, loping marvel – six minutes of dark, dreamy post-apocalyptic shuffle – apocalysmic disco? It’s a sure sign that third album Calluses, due out on Chapter Music in August, is gonna be worth the wait since 2010’s AMP-shortlisted album Stem.
While not in the studio, Pikelet have spent the last few years playing with the likes of Beirut, Shellac, Dirty Projectors, Broadcast and Ariel Pink, while band focal point Evelyn Morris has drummed for the Boredoms at Melbourne Interational Arts F and even shared private jets around the country with Leonard Cohen (as a member of Clare Bowditch’s band).
Pikelet are also launching Pressure Cooker at the Tote Hotel on Friday June 7, with support from Gold Tango and Superstar.
Friday June 7
Melbourne – the Tote Hotel
with Gold Tango and Superstar
tickets $10 including booking fee from Oztix
Facebook event page here

Standish/Carlyon – Deleted Scenes pre-order + Quietus stream + Kirin J Callinan tour dates!

May 8th, 2013

CH97 StandishCarlyon RGBFuturist dub-pop duo Standish/Carlyon release their amazing debut album Deleted Scenes on Chapter Music Friday May 17, but you can now pre-order your own copy via the Chapter Music webstore! Digital pre-orders can be made via the Chapter Bandcamp.

As of today, you can also stream the album in full via the wonderful folks at the Quietus!

They’ve also been invited to tour the countryside supporting Kirin J Callinan in late June/early July. Tour dates are:

Wednesday 26 June –  Yours & Owls, Wollongong
tickets available via
Thursday 27 June – Terrace Bar, Newcastle
tickets available via
Friday 28 June –The Standard, Sydney
tickets available via
Sat 29 June – The Zoo, Brisbane
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Thursday 4 July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
tickets available via
Friday 5 July –  Jive, Adelaide*
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Friday 19 July, The Bakery, Perth*
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Saturday 20 July – Mojos, Fremantle*
tickets available via

* Adelaide and Perth shows not with Standish/Carlyon

Beaches album out today + launch supports announced + video!

May 3rd, 2013

photoShe Beats, the second album by Melbourne psych-rock megastars Beaches, comes out today on LP, CD and digital via Chapter Music! Pick up your copy from the Chapter webstore, your local record store, iTunes etc etc.

The band have also announced supports for their upcoming album launch tour, which begins at the end of this month.

Friday May 31
Hobart – Brisbane Hotel
with Native Cats + Catsuit
tickets $10 on the door

Saturday June 1
Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
with Bushwalking + Early Woman
tickets $15+bf from NSC / $18 on the door

Friday June 14
Brisbane – Black Bear Lodge
with Per Purpose + Occults
tickets $10.70+bf from Moshtix / $14 on the door

Saturday June 15
Sydney – Goodgod Small Club
with Songs + the Friendsters
tickets $10.70+bf from Moshtix / $14 on the door

Also, check out the amazing new video for first single Send Them Away, directed by Ben Montero and edited by Rosie Adams.

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Dick Diver – Big Tour Announced!

April 18th, 2013

DDtourBannerIt’s true that Melbourne deep pop thinkers Dick Diver are launching their fulsomely-praised second album Calendar Days this Friday April 19, with one sold out show at Melbourne’s Tote Hotel, supported by Milk Teddy and Free Time. But where does that leave the band’s hordes of rabid fans who aren’t among the 300 or so lucky enough to get their mitts on a ticket? Don’t Dick Diver care about their fans in other parts of the country, or even the ones who were a bit slow off the mark in Melbourne?

Well never fear, because Dick Diver care about each and every one of you. So they’ve organised the Calendar Days Big Tour for July, taking in no less than six towns around the countryside. In Melbourne they’re playing a huge show at the Corner Hotel presented by Triple R, with very special guests Twerps and the Stevens. Then they head off in all directions, playing Castlemaine, Geelong, Sydney, Perth and Canberra with supports still to be announced. Hold on to your hats!


Friday July 5
Melbourne – Corner Hotel
presented by Triple R
with special guests Twerps and the Stevens
tickets $14+bf from the Corner Box Office / $17 on the door if available

Saturday July 6
Castlemaine – The Bridge Hotel
with guests TBA
tickets $12 on the door

Friday July 12
Geelong – the Barwon Club
with guests TBA
tickets $12 on the door

Saturday July 13
Sydney – Red Rattler
with guests TBA
tickets $11.70+bf from Moshtix / $14 on the door

Saturday July 20
Perth – the Bird
with guests TBA
tickets $15 on the door

Saturday July 27
Canberra – Transit Bar
with guests TBA
tickets $8.70+bf from Moshtix / $12 on the door

Beaches – new single and album launch tour!

April 10th, 2013


Sprawling Melbourne psych-rock quintet Beaches reveal new single Send Them Away, and announce launch dates for their second album She Beats, due out on Chapter Music on May 3.

Gorilla Vs Bear premiered crazily catchy new single Send Them Away today. Click here to check it out!

It’s been five years since debut album Beaches, which was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and made it into 2010 book 100 Best Australian Albums. In the intervening years, the band have toured the US twice, played All Tomorrow’s Parties at the invitation of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, released an EP for NYC label Mexican Summer, shared stages with the likes of Roky Erickson, Deerhunter and Wooden Shjips, and even celebrated the birth of beautiful twin daughters to guitarist Alison Bolger.

But a second album was always on the cards. For She Beats, Beaches have once again joined forces with producer Jack Farley (Twerps, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding). And like its predecessor, the album reflects a love for 60s pop, 70s psych, shoe-gaze, prog, southern boogie and Krautrock. But She Beats is bigger, bolder and more ambitious than the debut.

Teaser track Distance, one of two on the album to feature German guitar icon Michael Rother (Neu, Harmonia), emerged last month and has already racked up more than 30,000 Soundcloud plays. Tracks like Out Of Mind, Runaway and new single Send Them Away are upfront, glorious pop. Elsewhere, Veda sees the band extending hypnotically eastward, while droning cello scrapes introduce Tanzanite. All up, She Beats is rich, confident and layered, a multi-dimensional sonic world to get lost in over and over again.

Tour dates in full:

Friday May 31

Hobart – Brisbane Hotel

supports to be announced

tickets $10 on the door

Saturday June 1

Melbourne – Northcote Social Club

with Bushwalking + Early Woman

tickets $15+bf from NSC / $18 on the door

Friday June 14

Brisbane – Black Bear Lodge

supports to be announced

tickets $10.70+bf from Moshtix / $14 on the door

Saturday June 15

Sydney – Goodgod Small Club

supports to be announced

tickets $10.70+bf from Moshtix / $14 on the door

The Stevens announce EP launches

March 27th, 2013

IMG_3392CROPSMLScratchy Melbourne pop foursome the Stevens re-release their debut EP on Chapter Music next week, and have teed up a couple of killer shows to launch it. They play Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Hotel on Saturday April 27, and return for a hometown launch at Melbourne’s Tote Hotel on Friday May 17.

Centred around guitarists Alex MacFarlane and Travis MacDonald, the young band released a 6 song EP in 2012 that was without doubt one of the catchiest non-Chapter releases of the year. Originally on CD-R and cassette, Chapter is now reissuing the self-titled EP as a handsome 7″ vinyl affair on Friday April 5, 2013. Check out Look Back on Chapter’s Soundcloud.

The EP comes in advance of a debut album, now in the process of being completed with ubiquitous rockstar engineer Mikey Young (Eddy Current, Total Control).


Saturday April 27, 8pm

The Old Fitzroy Hotel, Woolloomooloo

with Day Ravies and Adults

$10 on the door


Friday May 17, 8pm

The Tote Hotel, Collingwood

with guests tba

$10 on the door

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Beaches – new album and track premiere

March 9th, 2013

CH107 BeachesChapter Music is very pleased to be releasing the second album She Beats by Melbourne psychic rock fivepiece Beaches on May 3 2013.

To get you warmed up, here’s a new track “Distance” as premiered on Gorilla Vs Bear this morning.

The song is one of two on the album to feature guitar work by Michael Rother of Neu and Harmonia.

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Dick Diver – Melbourne album launch & instore

March 8th, 2013

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Much-loved Melbourne guitar slingers Dick Diver return with their second album Calendar Days, and announce a Melbourne album launch. They also play a free, all ages instore at Polyester Records’ city store next Friday (the day of the album’s release), and this weekend play at Golden Plains!

Previously known for their scratchy, dueling guitars and laconic delivery, Dick Diver throw a few curveballs on Calendar Days. The first sound on the record is the tick of a drum machine, and there are keyboards, saxophones, pedal steel and tinkling piano. It’s the sound of a band growing up, loosening their collars, and opening up.

Throughout the album, there‘s a beguiling, inquisitive eccentricity, combined with a non-flag-wearing Australian-ness, that makes Calendar Days something of a modern classic.

Word about the band is also spreading outside Australian borders. In May, Dick Diver will be sharing a vinyl single with one of bassist Al Montfort’s other bands Lower Plenty, as part of Matador Records’ 2013 singles club series.

The rest of the country will have to hold out until July to see the band, after multitasker Al Montfort returns from a US tour with two of his other other bands, Total Control and UV Race.

upcoming gigs in full:

Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre – Sunday March 10 – Golden Plains Festival

Dick Diver play at 11.10am

tickets sold out

Melbourne – Friday March 15 – Polyester Records (city store)

Dick Diver instore, free, all ages, 6pm

facebook event

Melbourne – Friday April 19 – The Tote Hotel

Dick Diver Calendar Days album launch

with Milk Teddy + more to be announced.

Tickets $10+bf from Oztix

facebook event

Calendar Days is released by Chapter Music on Friday March 15

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New single from Standish/Carlyon

February 14th, 2013


Check out the synthetic/fractured funk of Nono/Yoyo, just premiered on Stereogum.

Futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon drop the first single from their upcoming debut album Deleted Scenes.

Comprising Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, both formerly of shadowy rock group Devastations, Standish/Carlyon recorded Deleted Scenes in London but are now based again in Melbourne.

Deleted Scenes continues the process begun on the final Devastations album Yes, U, moving away from full-band arrangments towards submerged electronic rhythms and late-night altered states.

It will be released on Chapter Music in Australia/NZ on Friday May 17, 2013. In the US/UK it finds a home on new label Felte.

Nono/Yoyo on Chapter’s Soundcloud.