Van She: Van She have just released their second album 'Idea Of Happiness'. An album stirred by sunbaked travels and fleeting truths, and shaken with the sands of time, Idea Of Happiness was recorded, engineered and produced by the band themselves in Kings Cross, Sydney. Their self-sufficient approach to the record allowed them the time and space to not only fine tune to the nth degree each cymbal splash and crashing wave sample, but also left them free to give ideas the time and space to hang loose. They may have walked a slow, deliberate path to realising album #2 but the result is all the better for it. The record was mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer, the perfect man for the job with a resume that includes work with Beck, Air, Phoenix and M83.
Fluid tropical rhythms saturated in slinky synth bass and the atmosphere from mid summer night dreams. Club (Med) ready coconut funk, mojito pop, prom night slow jams. Catamaran rock, whimsical Fleetwood Mac rips, and unapologetic love songs. This is Van She’s Idea Of Happiness. It’s relaxed but precisely sharp, savvy but not up tight, extremely open and sincere but always on the right side of cringe-worthy. Above all Idea Of Happiness is fun and from the heart, just like it should be. Check it out when they play Club NME this October.
San Cisco: After testing the waters with their debut UK release of the ‘Awkward’ EP in July, Australia’s award winning and much-loved infectious indie-pop band, San Cisco, have been receiving early critical acclaim from key UK radio and press, alongside major label interest in both the UK and
America. The quartet is now planning to travel to the UK in October for the first time ever, to play some quality live shows in the capital during their tour of Europe.
After sell out headline tours in Australia, and receiving over 1.9 million hits on YouTube and the title of #7 hottest track of 2012 from Tripe J (Australia’s leading independent national radio station) for their single ‘Awkward’, San Cisco are now heading over to the UK and Europe to win us over with their shiny indie-pop and incredibly catchy riffs. The ‘Awkward’ EP was San Cisco’s first UK release back in July 2012 and was well received by UK press and radio. The band has already received early support from the likes of NME, This Is Fake DIY, XFM, BBC 6Music, Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio.
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