It’s funny how music makes its way around the place via the internet. Our scrappy, out-of-time lounge room demos have ended up in some unexpected places.
- We were featured alongside the excellent Oscar + Martin and Young Revelry in a Local Bands You Should Know update on Ain’t Got No Life. “For fans of My Bloody Valentine, The Field Mice, The Primitives.” Cool.
- Backwards was featured on Radio Canut’s SAV the Radio program, broadcasting out of Lyon in France. Back-to-back with Veronica Falls, no less. You can stream the show here. If someone speaks French, I’d be curious to know what the announcer made of us.
- Pebble Records is distributing the Dufflecoat CDR and mentioned us in the same sentence as Bubblegum Splash and The Fizzbombs. More than happy with that!
- Nicole Cheek, Aus Music Producer for Triple J, gave Backwards a five star review on the Triple J Unearthed website. The song has apparently been played a whole bunch on the new Unearthed digital radio station. We’ve never heard it, but according to the station’s last.fm feed it’s got over 60 spins.
By the way, we are one hundred percent going to finish the Dream Damage tape. We just need to buy a cheap mixer and a few extra mic cables.
Dufflecoat Records (http://dufflecoatrecords.co.uk/) is releasing a four track CD on Monday. The always amazing Alice Carroll did the sleeve art above.
(In case you were wondering)
Fig Newlies Family Tree
Part 2: Secret Mysteries - “Towards Something” rough demo
Awesome Australian/New Zealand blog Rose Quartz published a really nice piece on us:
"So great to hear a local band picking up on that Pains Of Being Pure At Heart super melodic alt rock tip. Fig Newlies smash it, too, packing way too many vocal melodies and politely overdriven guitars into this perfectly produced demo. For me, at least, it’s an amazingly nostalgic sound: it sounds like all the best parts of growing up in the 90s, minus the production clichés and commercial radio aspirations that ruin so many of your high school faves when you go back and listen to them again. Fig Newlies have an EP coming out on the excellent Dream Damagelabel later in the year; disappointingly, the DD website says they’ve already broken up, but here’s hoping they reform for some launch shows?"
Check it out here. Thanks RQ HQ!
Re-recording drums for the fifth time - and probably not the last. This time, reverb at one hundred percent saturation.
Fig Newlies Family Tree
Part 1: Girl Problems “Skinheads Don’t Cry”(50 plays)