Tag Archives: Chapter Music

Premiere: YIRINDA – ‘NHAYA (TO SEE)’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Matt Redlich

On Friday July 3, storied label Chapter Music will be releasing Midnight Meditations, a compilation album featuring downbeat and ambient compositions contributed by a stellar collection of musicians. Today we have the privilege of premiering the record’s lead track, which comes from improvisational duo Yirinda. ‘Nhaya’ is a suitably meditative composition that blends glittering electronica with Aboriginal language and storytelling.

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Words: James Frostick

Esther Edquist of Superstar fame has remerged back on the scene with news of a new EP under her Sweet Whirl guise. Ahead of the May release of the six-song effort Love Songs & Poetry, Esther has gifted our ears the delicate and velvety single ‘Strange News’. The gorgeous folky track is saturated with a rosy-cheeked dreaminess, inspired by near-romances and missed chances.
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Words: James Frostick
Band photo: Grace Stevenson

Dub-meets-R’n’B foursome Honey 2 Honey has released ‘Tone of Voice’ – the first taste of its forthcoming 12” release. The track is a meditative bop that wields sonic subtleties with pinpoint accuracy – creating a glossy mix out of a limited musical palette that is infused with rich texture and detail.

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Interview: BEACHES

Beaches have long been one of Australia’s best psych outfits. For more than a decade the band has been responsible for some incredible records – veritable masterclass demonstrations of sound and concept combining to create cohesive and engaging work. Earlier this year, Beaches released a mammoth double album, Second of Spring, through the esteemed Chapter Music label, once again proving that they remain at the top of the Aus-psych pile.

The band is about to hit the road to tour the album around the country, with stops along the east coast taking place through late October and November. Ahead of these shows, Weirdo Wasteland sent a through questions through to the band to get a better sense of the work involved in the album’s creation and the thematic subtext weaved throughout.

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