Friday, 22 January 2016

Start The Weekend: The Flavr Blue - Tinted Sun

The Flavr Blue - Supply.

Promo info - In celebration of the release of their EP L​ove Notes and the announcement of their upcoming tour, the Flavr Blue is proud to share "Supply". Coming after the releases of upbeat satin thrill ride "Oxygen" (feat. Jarell Perry) and sensual synth wave "Majesty", "Supply" is another eargasm that showcases the trio's ability to create multi-textured masterpieces rife with beautiful vocal layering and harmony.

After a 2015 of major milestones, including a main stage performance at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party and a sold out performance with Kiesza for Red Bull's 30 Days in LA Festival, Seattle-based trio the Flavr Blue sets out in support of their newest release, the Love Notes EP, a collection that marries the group's crackling energy with a soulful musical wisdom inherited from influences ranging from Cut Copy and Miike Snow to Feist and Sade.

The band's success is driven by the way its members — lead singer Hollis Wong­-Wear, whose voice graced the Billboard Top 20 hit "White Walls" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and singer/producers Lace Cadence and Parker Joe, each with a litany of Seattle hip ­hop and R&B releases under their belts — weave their voices and eclectic experimentalism within a rich electronic landscape. It’s been that way since the beginning, when they first built tracks in a half­ bedroom turned studio in Parker's Beacon Hill townhouse. It grew as they translated the sounds to wild live shows, for crowds both charmed and electrified by their combination of heartfelt soul and energetic electronica. 2016 sees the trio embarking on their first ever national tour, in support of Love Notes.

Tour Dates:
February 11th - Black Cat - Washington DC
February 13th - Mercury Lounge - New York City
February 14th - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia
February 22nd - Virgin Hotel - Chicago
March 4th - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco
March 5th - Echo - Los Angeles
March 8th - Lowbrau - Sacramento
March 12th - Neumos - Seattle

We featured The Flavr View not that long ago, but this new song was just to good to ignore. We can give their forthcoming tour a quick plug as well and every ones a winner.


Tinted Sun - Only One.

Those promo words - Toowoomba five piece indie rock band, Tinted Sun are comprised of Lara Hallaran (singer and lyricist), Jamie Sutherland (lead guitar), Callum Oliver (rhythm guitar), Jack Boag (bass guitar), and Joseph Morgan (drums). The band, all 17 years of age and younger, have been performing together in South East Queensland for the last 6 years.

Despite their young age, the band have developed their own identity, through writing original songs that offers a fresh take on familiar sounds. Tinted Sun perform a mixture of indie-punk rock with influences by greats such as Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Bon Jovi and Paramore.

Tinted Sun has been very successful in the Global Battle of the Bands competition winning the Toowoomba section for two consecutive years, placed in the Roma Battle of the Bands competition, and the acoustic section were second in the Valentine’s Day Busk competition in Brisbane in 2014. They continually perform regionally at hotels, restaurants and clubs.

“Only One” showcases the maturity of this young band, not only in the music, but the subject as well. The song explores the post-traumatic stress associated with major life changes and upheaval. The military beating of the drum provides a background for the rock guitar and lyrics, evoking the beat of a heavy heart facing life’s strain.

“Only One” was recorded at Heliport Studios at the Sunshine Coast with the assistance of producer Elliott Heinrich. All photographs of the band were provided by Paul Pugh of Pandom Images.

'Only One' is a melting pot of the bands ideas and some healthy musical influences. The net result is a more indie rock than punk song, a good one nonetheless.


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