“Sundown” by Aubergine MACHINE

Electronica-pop, downtempo outfit, Aubergine MACHINE, released the single “Sundown” in October via Muzik Liberated. Aubergine MACHINE is a collaboration between world renowned multi-platinum selling producer Ian Carey and new-comer to the scene Shanti Ellis. They formed the band in late 2012 after realizing their unique capability to create genre-blending electronic music with mainstream pop appeal.

Having both travelled the world in their own right while picking up many influences along the way, their mental catalog of music includes everything from pre-EDM to the uber-current sounds of post-dubstep and future garage. Carey, who is very established in the international House Music scene, sites influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Black Flag and DJ Premier, while Ellis sites influences such as Santigold, Vampire Weekend, and No Doubt. Carey’s production combines with Ellis’s brand of indie-pop laced vocals to build a foundation of melodies that range from youthful to emotive and haunting.

Watch the video for their cover of The Stroke’s “Call it Fate, Call it Karma” on YouTube.

Have a listen to “Sundown” below.

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“Sundown” by Aubergine MACHINE

Sundown Single Cover resized

Image and mp3 courtesy of Matt Bacon, Intern, Independent Music Promotions

“Come On And Shoot” by Teenage Wildlife

Multi-instrumentalist and producer John Wright devised Teenage Wildlife as a project via which he could write, produce and release his own compositions. All tracks are available for free.

Wright has written and arranged scores for Fashion brands such as DIOR and JAN ALGHREN. He has produced exclusive music for films for British GQ and others. Wright is also known for his photography and film-making.

Have a listen to the latest 2015 single “Come On And Shoot” below.

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“Come On And Shoot” by Teenage Wildlife

Come On And Shoot

Image and mp3 courtesy of Blue Soap Music PR and Plugging

“The Drover” by Morelands and “Water” by Jonathon Trevillien

Jonathon Trevillien is an Australia-based singer-songwriter and guitarist. His latest release is a collection of recordings made from December 2010 to June 2013 on the Blackall Range — a mountain range in South East Queensland, Australia — and in Brisbane City. The collection is titled Nature is Drone, Drone is Nature. Additionally, his band Morelands released several singles in 2012.

Trevillien produces a beautifully balanced feel and tone with his Sadowsky Jim Hall model archtop guitar with flat wound strings. He says it sort of plays like a piano, if that makes any sense. He believes guitars are tools and a good tool with good intonation is the right one for the job. Trevillien was 12 when he started playing — “I played metal pretty well when I was 17, but I’d be rubbish at it now.”

Piano was his first instrument. It gave him a much deeper understanding of western music in the long run than if he had started off on the guitar. In order of appearance, the following guitarists were most influential in Trevellien’s playing: David Gilmour, Neil Young, Johnny Greenwood, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, Peter Bernstein, Jack Rose, Aidan Baker, Ryan Francesconi, Mick Turner, Mississippi Fred McDowell.

Have a listen below to “The Drover” by Morelands and “Water” by Jonathon Trevillien below.

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“The Drover” by Morelands


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“Water” by Jonathon Trevillien

Nature is Drone, Drone is Nature Album Art

Images and mp3s courtesy of Morelands‘ bandcamp and Jonathon Trevillien‘s bandcamp via Brian John Mitchell of silber records