You’re quite young to have such an accomplished discography of production, when did you first start writing tunes?
When I was 14/15 I started with loops then experimenting creating my own synth riffs. I used to play bass and guitar around that age too but found bands to be a whole lot of drama so started on my own projects as a hobby. By 18 I had written the first track on my current EP, it has just been delayed for quite some time.
Do you have a large collection of synths in your studio, or do you mostly use software plug-ins?
I wouldn’t say I have a large collection , I have found many software substitutes that are at least 90% if not closer to the original hardware and in those cases often use them, otherwise I use hardware where appropriate. Usually I’m looking for a sound and a certain quality so what I use isn’t important as long as I reach it. I enjoy the feel and ease of Hardware over a computer any day. It is inspirational in itself.
What are the rest of the Gameboy/Gamegirl crew like in person? Feel free to spill any embarrassing personal details…
Well Tranter is everyone’s favourite big baby who is always too busy reading comics/finding songs to do work for the band(Im dead). While the girls are the worlds biggest dramatisers however also the worlds best vintage ebay shoppers and do a large amount to organise the band.
What’s the update on your upcoming EP, which may or may not be called Bravado?
Well its almost finished, it has to be done before I leave for overseas, so that is a good sign! I leave mid june. Its looking good, definitely not made for the club, its made for people to listen to at home, car for fun etc.. The decision has been made, its called Bravado.
You’ve remixed a pretty broad range of artists, including Faker, Tegan & Sara, Juggers and Soft Tigers – whose material do you have your eyes on as your ultimate remix opportunity?
Just some of the bigger international names, which is my next big step after the EP. Cut Copy would have been good and maybe another Juggs remix, but in the future I’m currently lined up for a Pnau remix and if all works as promised a Presets remix.
Tell us a bit about the TIGRTON collaboration…
It’s no longer happening, everyone asks about it.. it’s pretty old news for me now. Priorities have pushed it very far back unfortunately.
So when you DJ, is it mostly your own re-rubs and production mixed with the likes of Chromeo, Justice and Datarock, or do you sometimes go way out into crate-digging Italo-House and batty disco territory?
Usually it is the former, I would love to be able to play more italo, house, disco etc.. Which is what some people would expect who come to see me.
It is possible in several Melbourne venues, but usually the kind of clubs I get booked in, Sydney especially, don’t allow for it. When it comes to me playing semi live sets in the future the venues will change, along with the strait dj sets and other tracks I mix in.
Finally, I’m guessing you have a lot of cream slacks, Ray Bans and blazers with rolled up sleeves in your wardrobe, would I be right?
None of those exactly, but definitely a lot that takes its place.
Here’s the exclusive on the video for Snob Scrilla’s first single “There You Go".
Check the picket fences.
Dir: Jan Reichle
“Shot over 2 days – the first in a warehouse in South Gladesville in industrial blocks while the band shots were filmed by a camera on a 5 metre crane at 40% playback of song. Local artist and clothing designer Jazzy from Jenius Customs painted canvasses behind the band.
MC Sean Ray filmed day two – the main shots of the clip strapped to the back of a Ford Ute while driving around Kings Cross, the bridge, the tunnel and the back streets of Sydney.”
Right when you were craving it following the vastly vox-less Ghosts, Mr Trent Reznor has thrown a new track up to the Internet ethos for free download. Called ‘Discipline’, it’s a rock-hard return to form. It seems he’s revelling in the fact he’s out of a deal.
“ What else is going on? Hmmn. We’re considering a real-time live webcast of me signing 2,500 copies of the just-arrived, super-ultra-mega-deluxe GHOSTS edition all day Thursday. These really turned out great and I can’t wait to sign EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
We have some tour info coming… SOON (I know you love that word) as well as some other info about something else, too.”
Harr be a stream of the track (Pics are from the “liner notes” of Ghosts):
sosueme. is relieved to see good friends The Gameboys have finished the final touches in their debut mixtape “Disco Punch” set for launch this Friday @ Candy’s (which unfortunately you’ll miss because you’ll be at sosueme of course).
The duo have an awesome track listing on this hour long mixtape which is impressively progressive in parts and I think really demonstrates their unique style/potential. sosueme. has from the get-go considered The Gameboys madtacular DJs, now the rest of the world has the chance to agree.
Track listing on next page
sosueme. loves the WHAATT?? DJs, they make you dance. Period.
Sosueme has just caught wind of one of the most interesting collaborations this year:
Sydney-based, California-schooled based artist Snob Scrilla, having recently just signed to Ivy League Records, has weaved himself some special sauce with an exclusive verse from Del the Funky Homosapien on his double A-Side Mr Officer/There You Go (Ivy League, release TBA).
Considering Del’s other collabs (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modelling School, Amplive’s Rainy Dayz remix album of Radiohead’s In Rainbows) and his considerable solo & group work (Hieroglyphics, people… HIEROGLYPHICS!) you can be assured of some serious frothy-buzz around Snob Scrilla soon.
The two are currently filming the clip for the drivey, grime-dipped, dub-bass’d track in Cali. Take a listen to the demo of Mr. Officer on Myspace - it nabs a line off KRS-One’s Sound Of Da Police - but delivers it with an audacious/polite edge… it’s dipped in liquid recalcitrancy. Cheeky bastard.
sosueme. is moderately excited… seen lots of these guys recently though… not enough face-melting internationals me thinks…
The Living End
Cold War Kids
Band of Horses
The Brown Birds from Windy Hill
The Gin Club
sosueme. would like to go the record as saying: Sydney 4-peice Chaingang are undeniably radtacular!
There’s something about the manner in which front-woman Hayley lyrically ejects her soul that makes me think having the shit beaten out of me by her would be fuking great fun! It’s sexy, dark, indie, punk filth and I can’t turn away. Like being attacked by a hot but deadly as fuk female vampire bitch; you know you’re gonna die if you don’t do a commando roll outta her death grip and fire a silver bullet through her undead heart, but her fangs in ur neck feel strangely erotic and you choose instead to let the darkness envelop you… you go down with the kinda smile on ur face that Sméagol had when he fell into the lava of Mount Doom: completeness!
That was good fun… I’m going for a smoke…
sosueme. welcomed the Carnival of Electric Illusion kiddies into the realm… fuk they’re some colourful peeps!
The $10 SoJuiceMe buckets became self aware like SkyNet and starting attacking the punters in some kinda weird revenge quest, those of us who got away in time hid in the cloak room and fornicated orgy style until it was safe to re-emerge to a world now run by delicious buckets of rocket-fuel radimosity!
Pretty standard night really…
Everyone loves a baby polar bear. But zie Germans can’t seem to get enough of ‘em.
The latest celebrity German polar bear cub to hit yo’ newsstands is Wilbär, who made his public debut last week in Wilhelma Zoo, to considerably less furore than Knut last March, and even that of Nuremburg Zoo’s Flocke just two weeks ago, which even left her own zoo director Dr. Dag Encke commenting that “The shit of one polar bear has created more fuss in the news channels than quite a few hurricanes.”
Competition between the bears is heated, both vying for the title of “the new Knut". Flocke has her own homepage and is soon to be the face of a Nuremburg metropolitan region publicity campaign with the slogan “Knut is yesterday’s bear”. Rrr-eow!
Wilhelma kept Wilbär’s birth under wraps for a while, citing the media frenzy that gripped Knut’s controversial ontological situation and lead to the furball both receiving death threats and selling no less than 2400 official Knut plushies at the zoo giftshop within four days of his debut. Nonetheless, the zoo has had Wilbär’s name (a portmanteau of Wilhelma and the German word for ‘bear’) trademarked.
Both bears were born last December, exactly one year after Knut. Considering the average 240 day polar bear gestation period*, this suspiciously indicates that both cubs were conceived in the weeks following Knut’s public debut last year. A calculated scam??** It also makes all three of their furry white lil asses sagittarian.
At the end of the day, OG Knut and devoted keeper extraordinaire Thomas Dörflein might just have a better publicist. sosueme suggests Wilbär speak to his agent about getting Annie Leibovitz in to take his next headshot.
Which eisbärbaby will prevail in the ruthless war of cute furry animal supercession?? Is the world over celebrity polar bear cubs? Is Wilbär set to grow up to be the best adjusted adult bear of the three considering he’s the only one that wasn’t rescued from the ravenous jaws of his own mother or pushed into the media spotlight? Will the other two really grow up to be weird ursine sociopaths? Is the now 18-month-old Knut destined to be the Gary Coleman of polar bears?? Stay tuned to My Cub’s A Star coming to a network on your cable provider soon.
* sosueme.com.au : where you learn useful facts about the reproductive habits of the worlds largest land carnivore.
** sosueme.com.au : your leading source for conspiracy theories regarding the veracity of captive breeding programs.
I think this photo pretty well sums up the Pendulum show @ the Metro on Thursday night
sosueme. is a HUGE fan of carnies and everything they represent, which works well as a box-social is coming up this Friday night when we welcome the colourful clan of the Carnival of Electric Illusions to 34b Stereo. One word: awesomecolourfulfunmadnessaplenty… so come on down to Q-Bar + 34b Stereo this Friday 18 April and help sosueme welcome our colourful friends to the fold for a night of madness and debauchery the likes of which you’ll have trouble comparing…
While we’re on the subject of cooking- more likely cooking shows- y’all might be able to squeeze your brain far enough to remember one Peter (G’day) Russell (G’day) Clarke’s show on the A.B.C. I’ve just stumbled across this gem of a blooper reel from his (fuckin’) hey dey. Hey, I never knew he had Tourettes!
The Ghetto Gourmet is in tha building, and he’s here to teach yo’ ass to cook.
I wonder what Coolio would’ve said in ‘95 if somebody told him “Yo, 12 years from now you’ll be hosting an online cooking show: there’ll be a 5-6 minute episode every week of you in yo’ kitchen, assisted by jazz saxophonist Jarez and two Sauce Girls wearing just aprons, and sometimes you’ll get special guests in, and you’ll hold competitions to give away autographed yellow bell peppers".
But damn, he’s back, and he’s helping you with all manner of kitchen pickles, like how to make a healthy, inexpensive meal on a college budget, how to feed yo’ friends when they come over to watch the game (first he shows you how to put together “mixed nuts and greasy-assed chips” by tipping them down the sink: “yo, i’m Coolio wit da flow, and we will NOT be eatin’ no bullshit today"), how to make a salad that will “get dem panties right off” and cook Westside talapia fo’ yo’ wife on your anniversary. All seasoned with spices divided into 1.5 tablespoon portions and stored in dimebags. Word.
Here’s an episode where he shows you how to get yo’ kids to eat dey vegetables, with the help of special guest, officially Coolio-knighted with a spatula, Kitchen Pimp E.H.
So what time is it? It’s bring-yo’-ass-to-tha-table time!
Ms K out.
These two MC’s are from Sweden.
They are awesome. So is this clip. xx.
Spod has a new E.P - “Aminals” - and it’s going to be roaming the streets as a Limited Edition 7″ on May 19th. It has three songs on it about Animals.
The Lord of Rad-Essence-Core Musik is launching this sure-to-be Masterpiece of Awesomosity at The Hopetoun on Thursday, 22nd May.
I am so fucking excited.
SPOD - Aminals
2 Ladybug (by Peejay)
3 We Want Some Puuusssaaay
Rice Is Nice.
… in the photos section here.
Special shout out to our radtacular snapper Reef Gaha of innerstyle.com.au for his work.
Your favourite rapper’s favourite actor, Mos Def, has been earmarked to play Chuck Berry in the new film Cadillac Records, the story of the rise of influential soul and rock ‘n’ roll label Chess Records, and its honcho Leonard Chess; played by Adrian Brody. It will also feature one Beyonce as Etta James (lets hope she’s learnt to act this time!). It’ll be directed by Darnell Martin, a relative unknown whos main clobber has been directing episodes of Law & Order.
In other quick news:
-Snob Scrilla tore the roof off Another Boutique for his show on frday night. I’ve never seen a gig where the cops came past to make it start EARLY. keep posted for more huge announcements regarding that dude.
-Great new rekkids from Cog, Da Presets and Gnarls all worthy of being checked out and consumed. Hit it!
Days Like Stars opened in their usual epic fashion… before The Religion absolutely captivated the packed 34b Stereo, these boys are one to watch!!! Holiday from Bridezilla bolted off before her set to punch out “Baby” on-stage with PNAU at the Enmore before returning to lead her ladies (and dude) in an absolutely stella performance, inspiring every sinlge person in the club! The bands this week were off the chart!
SnobScrilla and his possed arrived to hit the decks in main bar while the Blazin Cucumbers slayed 34b Stereo with their live percussion set. Tha Fizz bought the fuzz before our mob residents the Mixtape:Mafia melted some faces with one of the most memorable performances of the night… their debut Mixtape that drops next month is one the most highly anticipated mixtapes to hit the club scene this year, blog’s beware, radness approaching, we’re certain of it!
Special shout out to Tha WHAATT?? DJs for pulling a spastic awesome 4 hour set… Flamingo Crash came in and we lost them, we’re assuming either dead in some back alley dumpster or locked in Steve’s office… I don’t know which is worse… Sluggy debuted with the BOOM! DJs and was later seen smashing a promo girl in VIP… filthy little disco slug!
We here at Sosueme have been waiting with baited breath for the scoop:
Without a doubt, the waters have been a-movin’ for this Sydney-based crossover genius: his wild tangent of influences lovingly transplants everything between Dance Hall fused Drum & Bass and Grimed-up 2-Step Hop with a solid indie aesthetic of a good bangin’ rock tune - melody and thought are grafted to his live-band feel.
He is reminicient of a more focused, one-man edition of The Roots.- minus the jam-band aesthics and lyrical passivity of their lead vocalist, Black Thought. Snob has direction, feel and an addictive sound - all portrayed with a cheeky honesty & a diversity that has not yet orginated on these shores.
Snob Scrilla is an interesting signing for Ivy League - his fellow label mates now include The Vines, Red Riders, Bridezilla and The Mess Hall. Curiously, please note the absence of any Hip-Hop based artists - but if there’s one thing Ivy League has done outstandingly well with, it’s marketing a solo artist with the ability and foresight to construct unique popular music that has mass crossover appeal.
Is Snob Scrilla the ‘ying’ to Ivy League’s other successful solo artist ‘yang’ - Josh Pike?
Stay tuned for some Snob-Lovin’ over the next few weeks here at Sosueme - We’ve got the video coming up for his first single ‘There You Go’ and… let’s hope… some amazing remixes of his lead single constructed by **** **** and **** *******…. Oh? What’s that? I can’t hear you… You’re breaking up?…*cccxxaaazkkk*
If you can’t wait until then: Snob Scrilla is doing a live set @ Another” Boutique in Darlinghurst TOMORROW NIGHT, and the afterparty where he’s doing an exclusive DJ set is at… can you guess?….
Nice Work, Snob Scrilla.
Days Like Stars are one of the most underrated bands on the local indie scene. And by underrated I don’t mean people dislike them… I mean they’ve successfully flown under the radar for some time now and it pisses me off!
In an age of disposable music: meaningless lyrics and repetitive tripe, Days Like Stars remind us of a time when music genuinely spoke to you, a time when you could be completely captured from the first note and wrapped up in a warm cocoon, set for a journey of the creative and emotive senses for an entire set. This band reminds me of the reason I got into the music scene: they represent music in its truest form without assaulting your senses in a manner common to many bands trying to make their fame these days… Perhaps it is this humble approach which keeps them under the radar…
Do yourself a favour and catch their live show, I dare say you’ll walk away agreeing! They’re playing sosueme. at Q Bar (Oxford st) this Friday night, on-stage 9pm.
Umm… Splendour who? I’ll be in Chicago 1 August…
NB. Muz retracts all previous comments that may have even remotely suggested a Radiohead at Splendour appearance.
Lineup on next page:
Tell us about your music:
What would the love child of Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin write music about?? Well, we think we’re pretty unique; we’ve never tried to settle on one musical mountain. People often tell us our music sounds like something from a lifetime ago… Nostalgia and Dynamics is what we are about. Most of our music is written by Joe on piano, then the lyrics and band parts are put together later. We’ve always just done what comes naturally… Which recalls of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel circa ’74, Joy Division with Joe Cocker, Axel Rose circa ’92 but with a serial killer and a couple of bottles of cheap whisky later.
What’s been happening for you lately?
After playing music for 10years now, we have just completed our first cover – that’s how much we rely on our original material (and maybe how picky we are…). The song is “Back In NYC” by Genesis. We are in the process of obtaining copyright to record it for our debut album, which should be expected early next year.
What albums to you have blaring in the van while on tour?
Van Morrison’s - Astral Weeks, Tom Waits’ Bone Machine, Genesis – “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, Tool’s - 10,000 Days, The Beatles’ – White album
What music/artists have inspired you along the way?
Bob Down- anyone who releases a debut album titled ‘Greatest Hits’ is a true inspiration…HA.The Beatles have to be mentioned. Joe (our lead singer & pianist) went through a huge obsession with The Beatles when we were about 15. And let’s not forget Zappa, Paul Simon, Lennon/McCartney, Dr John, Theloneous Monk & more recently, Dappled Cites & Dead Letter Chorus.
You’re currently pushing your debut EP? Can you tell us a little bit about it?
We recorded all the tracks within a couple of days at a mate’s studio in Chippendale. The title track ‘Innercile’ got some air time of FBI and is a song we’ve been playing for quite a number of years. Joe actually invented the word…we still don’t know what it means. There’s also a song played solely on piano that Joe was inspired to write about after spending a little too much time in one of Sydney’s less reputable licensed premises, and another song about a mysterious girl called Annabelle which was loosely inspired by Deep Purple’s “Child In Time” 10 minute epic. It’s a 5-track ep which we were really proud of. It was a long-time coming and now we’re really looking forward to the album.
Where/When can we see you?
11th April we’ll be playing ‘Sosueme’ at Q bar on Oxford Street with Bridezilla. We’re also planning a tour of all metro and regional areas along the East Coast of Aus in the next few months so stay tuned on www.thereligion.com.au
1. Growing Up
One of my earliest musical memories, from when I was around five, is of strumming my sister’s open-string guitar and trying to make twinkle twinkle little star to fit the monotonous accompanying chord, at the same time as eating pizza. Now I see my nephew doing the same at one-and-a-half. He’s a genius. Music’s a form of genetics within my family. Both my parents are hot bass players, and encouraged music and theatrics. When we were young they built in beautiful heavy red velvet theatre curtains in our living room so my sisters and I could perform for them at dinner time.
Someone who really inspires me, is the local gem and family friend Stephen ‘Bones’ Martin. He drives a big black car and spends all his time and money on recording, writing, playing, and instruments. It’s like he’s sold his soul (and everything else) to music – I’m following in his footsteps.
3. Your Band
We were originally just friends, who would spend every weekend together, eating pastizzis and “bagsing the guitar”. As we spent more time together, our incoherent extended jams began to evolve into something listenable. Our combined addiction to music made it inevitable that we’d become a band.
4. The Music You Make
We released our first EP late last year - produced by Scott Horscroft at BJB studios in Surry Hills. We’re not trying to fit into any particular style of music, we just enjoy playing. We have a lot of influences, some kinda obvious, like folk and 20th century classical, but we have an appreciation for all styles. An album is coming . . . sometime.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
The music scene in Sydney is pretty healthy – there’s a myriad of different musical styles, and that’s what I like most about it. I really like Luke O’Farrell and Piers Cornelius from Sydney band ‘The Laurels’ – It’s like they’ve bathed music in orange blossom water, real sweet. There are so many great musicians and bands in Sydney that it’s really hard to choose, but they’re my favourite local musicians at the moment.
This video is everything I wanted to see in this song.
Goon Golden Showers!!!
GAMEBOY/GAMEGIRL = LIVE @ HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY SOSUEME!
Splendour in the Grass rumour mill is back on track. Put your money down bitches:
And the rest of the predictions:
Sex Pistols (a long shot)
Death Cab for Cutie
Supergrass (who are totally back on form)
The Ting Tings
Announcement should be made mid to late April.
[Muz Edit: add Radiohead & Prodigy to that bitch-cake… seriously!]
[Rayner Edit: If Radiohead even TOUCHES Australia before the end of the Euro summer, I’ll pierce my nipples and chain them to Spod.]
sosueme. says it sounds good… not epic.. but good. I’m more excited about seeing the creme of local talent than anything else to be honest… although: !!!, Cassius and Bonde Do Role will be mega-rad!
It’s on Sunday 8 June, of the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend in the dead of winter. This year ITM, 3D and onthefly all get their own stages, nice work! Full first release lineup:
Bang Gang (Winter Barn Rave Massacre)
Onthefly (Chrome Dome)
Angels Of Love
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Bonde Do Role
Hans Peter Lindstrom
M_Nus Experience feat. Marc Houle & Gaiser
Mix Master Mike
Klein & Dabruck
Local Live Artists
Theatre Of Disco
Kid Kenobi & Mc Shureshock
Bang Gang DJs
Trashbags Posse DJs
Minimal Fuss DJs
The Aston Shuffle
Alex Taylor & Jules Beaumont (Home Terrace Re-Union)
& more still TBA
Snob Scrilla is doing a live set next Friday, 11th April @ Another” Boutique in Darlinghurst.
Not only is this guy snappin’ necks with his own brand of Electro/Hop/Chip/Step/Groove, he’s pulling some severe strings with ‘The King’ (JJJ’s Richard Kingsmill) and has had some decent airplay with his single “There You Go” on the J’s… He’s also filmed a radtacular filmclip (which we are BEGGING for a debut here on Sosueme… Management?!??) and we hear Hey Now! DJs are putting their touches to a remix for the track.
Did anybody say HYPE?!?!?
For the extra *spank* factor, Another” (inch) Boutique is one of those uber-cool tiny retail stores that stock Futura Lab & Karen Walker. If you haven’t been there yet, why not hang around and buy some shit whilst you are all crammed in watching one of the most exciting original artists in this country… before he’s no longer in this country and you kick yourself for missing that show in the boutique with Snob Scrilla. Duh.
Not to mention we (Rayner & Kill The Landlord, Littleman)of the MIXTAPE:MAFIA will be dropping some sweet genre-hop excellence on the night too. Before I run up the road to SOSUEME and play with The Religion. Then more MIXTAPE:MAFIA action post-Bridezilla at Sosueme…
I smell trouble, this night.
Whilst it’s a Friday night, and we are NEVER one to stop the party (did anyone say weekly Sosueme?!?! shhhh… more later…) Snob Scrilla will be doing a DJ set at SOSUEME @ Q-Bar (just up the road… how about that?!), which is doubling as the after party for his show.
Vid directed by director Romain Gavras, it’s absolutely awesome, no doubt these boys are going to do well… but let me ask you… together… who do they remind you of?
So•sue•me (noun) [so-sew-mii]
1. Eclectic Collective
An amorphous gaggle of art, music, lifestyle, parties, music, theatre, fashion, music.
A united front of bands, DJs, producers, photographers, designers, promoters and alcoholics, all joined by the power of genre free music loving dance-floor-hip-thrust.
A regular gathering of nefarious activity and musical enlightenment.
The act of providing ample ear candy for the melody hungry masses since 2007.
- so sue me!
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