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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Vinyl pre-orders are now up for MMC's 'Mink Mussel Manticore', GUM's 'Delorean Highway' & Shiny Joe Ryan's 'The Cosmic Microwave Background'. You can find them in the shop here.
These titles are due to ship from Western Australia, week ending August 29. Postage prices are in line with Australia Post.
Shiny Joe Ryan's album The Cosmic Microwave Background will be released on iTunes, Friday May 30. Australian fans can pre-order now. Vinyl pre-order coming in June - stay tuned for further details.
01. Always Wanting More
02. Whatever Happened To The Space Race? (free download)
03. The Cosmic Microwave Background Pt1
04. The Old Man And The Sea
05. Devonvare $amson
06. Feelings Returning
07. The Cosmic Microwave Background Pt2
08. Hold On For The Ride
09. The God Particle
10. Can We Ever Make It?
A mane of curly locks, a hilarious sense of humour, a lilting Irish brogue, Shiny Joe Ryan is a bit of an enigma.
His musical offerings are as unique as he is – a mix of genres encompassing country, pop and rock, all mangled and mashed into something new, strange and tender. The result, after incubating inside the eccentric mass of hair and ideas that is the noggin of Joe, is The Cosmic Microwave Background.
Sometime during/between Mink Mussel Creek and Pond, Joe wrote and recorded his 10 track debut album alone in his grotty Berlin apartment. Later, he enlisted the help of some friends to fill it out a little, joined by Steve Summerlin, Ben McDonald, Nick Allbrook and Felicity Groom, who lends her vocals to the opening track ‘Always Wanting More’.
Mixed by Joe and mastered by Kevin Parker, The Cosmic Microwave Background is a heart-rending journey of interstellar innocence, staggering like a ketamine invalid and sailing like a rocket.
Download new single ‘What Ever Happened To The Space Race?’
Joe says “I wrote and recorded 'What Ever Happened To The Space Race?' in Berlin It features Nick Allbrook on drums and Ben McDonald on bass. It's a song about how society seems to have forgotten or lost interest in space and space exploration. How can we take our eyes off the inconceivable wonders of the universe? When will we reach and colonise Mars? Why haven't we been back to the moon? This is what I'm on about in this song. Enjoy space”.
Shiny Joe Ryan's album The Cosmic Microwave Background will be released in 2 formats: as a digital download at the iTunes store from Friday May 30th and vinyl pre-order available in June - stay tuned for further details.
Saturday May 17 at Mojo's Bar in North Fremantle, we'll be throwing a party in celebration of the launch of Spinning Top Records. Come down and hang with us, watch some bands, have some drinks and party on down.