POND fronthuman, founding member of Mink Mussel Creek, ex-Tame Impala bass-player, one half of Allbrook/Avery, drummer with Peter Bibby and noise maker with many more, Nicholas Allbrook is set to release his first solo album through Spinning Top Records on September 5th, 2014. The nine-track album will be released in 2 formats: as a digital download on Friday September 5th and also on Vinyl on Friday October 10th, and features the first official single ‘100 k's ‘round Carmel’.
In a fourteen room trashbag citadel, in an enormous sheepskin coat bequeathed by Jodie, Nick sat in a top floor room and made songs to block out the groans of evil sinful sinful babymaking housemates and drunken revelling and the ever-jabbering n judging voices of the ether.
“Maybe it was the ghost chatter of the Singaporean pro-golfer woman who once housed so many foreign students, ghostily judging me in her healthy happy vivacious ghostdom (note: woman may not be dead). No I did not do the gardening and yes I am a lazy neglectful such n such but take this 808 you cold-hearted she-demon! Take it right in the face with a side dish of melodic middle-class confessions of guilt until you cower and lick yr wounds and I can go back to watching Monkey DVDs and pleasurably julienning my brain”
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Cameron Avery, having spent the last few years crisscrossing hemispheres in various musical adaptations, has now broadened his horizons. Cameron formally premieres his brand new material for his forthcoming album with the Growl, in solo format, on a national tour spanning Brisbane to Perth. Four capital city dates to showcase his capital music. Cameron muses “aesthetically this a massive departure from my debut album. These songs were an outlet. Chronological and reflective at the same time kinda. Consider it an expensive and time consuming memoir of the past couple years, sonically shared.”
Shiny Joe Ryan, label mate, band mate and afro-styled extraordinaire, supports Cameron throughout this tour. Shiny Joe released his debut LP The Cosmic Microwave Background earlier this year and these performances not only unveil his first national solo gigs, they also showcase his recently released songs.
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POND fronthuman, founding member of Mink Mussel Creek, ex-Tame Impala bass-player, one half of Allbrook-Avery, drummer with Peter Bibby and noise maker with many more, Nicholas Allbrook is set to release his first solo album through Spinning Top Records on September 5th, 2014.
Ever since the days of sunshine and lazy teenage silliness, "Nicholas Allbrook", like the rest of his Perth comrades, has been ferreting away in bedrooms, buses, airplanes, studios and hotels making sounds and making songs.
Departing Tame Impala in 2012. Nick used the MASS of free time to write and record his debut album titled “Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna”.
To give fans a taste of the forthcoming album, Spinning Top are offering ‘Whispers Of Beauty’ as a free download track. Grab it here.
Waxing lyrical about this first single Nicholas says: “Sad? Glum? Bored? Depressed? Crushed by the horrific pointless viciousness of human kind? Hey, it happens to everyone*, but don’t just stand there fingering yourself, download Whispers of Beauty by “Nicholas Allbrook”! Research has proven that Whispers of Beauty, when correctly administered to the ears, can diminish these pains for a guaranteed four minutes and forty-eight seconds! RESEARCH! “Child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim believed that fairy tales help children cope with their existential anxieties and dilemmas.”
*does not happen to everyone!