Sunscreen - Zoey Jurss - Charcoal Burners - The Prime - Ben Evolent

Sunscreen have just released their new single 'High Over Love'. The bands alt rock style is uncluttered, each instrument has it's space, with the vocals adding further melodic vibes on this pleasing song.

With influences such as First Aid Kit and Gillian Welch one things for certain, Zoey Jurss has very good musical taste, and what's more, her latest song 'Love, Love, Love' indicates she is pretty talented in her own right.

Charcoal Burners album 'The Best Day You Could Imagine' came out in April, however the New Zealand band have only just hit our radar, and their distinctive and hard to categorise rock is well worthy of a mention and a share.

The Prime have recently released their new E.P. 'Eternal Sky' and these accomplished rockers know their stuff, having originally formed in 2010, they got back together last year and the new material is top level natural rock!

We are back down under for Ben Evolent and his latest entitled 'Shiver' a folk rock song where is vocals are just right for the genre, as the musical backdrop adds in the rock dynamic.

Sunscreen - High Over Love.

Beloved Sydney four-piece Sunscreen return with new single 'High Over Love', the first taste of forthcoming second EP via Spunk! Records. The band take their captivating live show on the road this July in support of the single, visiting Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

A compelling example of the band’s penchant for dynamic, hook-driven rock, 'High Over Love' sees Sunscreen reckon with a questionable romance through soaring guitar riffs and Sarah Sykes’ commanding, magnetic vocals. The first release from Sunscreen since their debut 2017 EP Just A Drop, the track explores how “Society's idealisation of being in love can often convince us we are in love when actually we are not - and when the reality is closer to unhealthy dependence, or simply a fear of being alone”, Sarah Sykes explains.

Born from a garage in Sydney’s inner west, Sunscreen began as a collaboration between friends one day when vocalist Sarah Sykes invited Alexander McDonald (guitar) and Hugo Levingston (drums) over for a jam in 2016. Receiving its worldwide premiere with Noisey, Sunscreen's debut EP Just A Drop attracted airplay on triple j and community radio stations across Australia, as well as airplay from college radio in the United States with breakout single ‘Voices’ airing nationally on ABC’s rage for six weeks straight upon release.

Since then, the band have garnered significant buzz, signing to booking agency New World Artists, earning support slots for DMAs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jen Cloher, Ali Barter and Jack Ladder, as well as taking stage at Farmer & the Owl and Grampians Music Festival. Drawing sonic comparisons to The Go-Betweens, Alvvays and the Cocteau Twins, Sunscreen’s unapologetic live performance and intoxicating sound has been praised for the way it yields power through emotional vulnerability. Embarking on East coast tour this July in support of ’High Over Love’, the band will take their incomparable live show to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne where fans will be treated to never before heard music.

Exuding a beautiful toughness, the band's forthcoming energetic five-track EP was produced by Simon ‘Berkfinger’ Berkelman (Philadelphia Grand Jury, Art Vs. Science) and reflects the psyche of a romantically confused young person trying to survive in the big city. Written over the course of years, the EP explores romantic idealisation, heartache and self-possession with frank, powerful vulnerability. “All five songs were written at different times when I was undergoing rapid change in my life and loosing sight of who I was” says Sarah Sykes. Including input from new bass player Oliver Ellis, the EP finds the band’s lush, indie-rock sound, informed by a new-found confidence and lucidity.

Building upon the immersive, hook-filled catalogue, 'High Over Love' finds Sunscreen forging their own path with their unique, ever-evolving sound that's more bold and honest than ever before.


Zoey Jurss - Love, Love, Love.

Delicately crafted and wondrously spirited, Zoey Jurss’ debut single ‘Love Love Love’ introduces the upcoming Brisbane singer-songwriter’s exciting new country-folk blend brilliantly.

Driven by warm, sliding guitars and a bright, gentle drumline courtesy of Danny Widdicombe and the Honey Sliders (of Wilson Pickers fame), it’s Zoey’s soothing melodies which glide effortlessly throughout and elevate listeners to bliss.

A cheerful and tranquil backbone, Zoey’s themes contrast this wonderfully as she weaves in traces of love, loss and heartache. Exploring the vulnerability and internal conflict at the closing stages of a relationship, Zoey’s adept storytelling tows the line between the anguish and the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not long until the comforting nature of ‘Love Love Love’ unravels to spread an infectious stream self-love and optimism.

The depth and passion found within Zoey’s debut translates across to her live performances in a different angle, stripping back her sound as opposed to the lively full entourage on record. Combining dual acoustic guitar with her effortless vocals at the forefront, Zoey's broad sound is influenced by the likes of First Aid Kit and Gillian Welch.

With her debut EP on the horizon, followed by a string of intimate performances, now is the time to drift into Zoey Jurss’ sparkling marvel.


Charcoal Burners - The Best Day You Could Imagine (Album).

The Best Day You Could Imagine completes a trilogy of albums, all produced by Thomas Bell (David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, The Shifting Sands) and recorded at the iconic Chicks recording studio in Port Chalmers, Dunedin.

If the electro dark-folk of Charcoal Burners (2017) was earth, and the glacial soundscapes of Orders From the House (2018) water, The Best Day You Could Imagine is fire.

Having teamed up with Shane Gilchrist for Charcoal Burners and then gone solo for Orders From the House, The Best Day You Could Imagine sees Spittle with a classic three piece line up, with Sally Lonie joining on bass and vocals and the enigmatic Finn making a furious racket in back.

Plenty of guitar bands still walk the Earth today, but none share the singular vision realized on The Best Day You Could Imagine. Think Husker Du playing The Overlook hotel.


The Prime - Eternal Sky (E.P).

The Prime formed in 2010 with high school friends Drew Delneky on guitar and vocals and Max Shreffler on drums. Shortly thereafter, they added bass player Mike Koelling to the lineup. The band quickly gained attention in the Chicago music scene by performing at venues such as The Elbo Room, Martyrs’ and The Double Door and then expanded their range, playing shows in Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The Prime released their first full-length, “In," in April of 2011. The album was produced and engineered by Joe Koelling at Great Plains Recording Company in Des Moines, Iowa and received positive reviews. In 2012, Max left the band to pursue other opportunities.

With the addition of new guitar player Matt Widowiarz and drummer Jay Lutterman, The Prime evolved into a heavier band in 2012 and decided to start playing shows under the name "Night of Fire" in 2013. Night on Fire released one official single, “Leave Me Alone,” before parting ways.

In 2018, Delneky and Koelling decided to reform The Prime and begin playing shows again. Taking a page from where the band started, Drew once again recruited friends from his high school days (this time Bobby Shields and Will Moeller). The band officially kicked off the re-launch in style with an epic performance at the House of Blues in Chicago in September of 2018 and celebrated the release of Eternal Sky at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago on June 14.


Ben Evolent - Shiver.

One of Northern Territory’s most celebrated songwriters and live performers, Ben Evolent,  is about to release his debut album Wanderous. Shiver, the lead single taken from the album, is a song that persuasively rocks through self-reflection and the humbling presence of Nature’s potency.

‘Shiver was written in Timor Lest'e in 2017 after walking around the island of Atauro.  Shiver is about the moments in life where a choice of left or right can be made. It is you taking the plunge knowing that you are in the right place doing the right thing.’ - Ben Evolent

Shiver was written in tandem with Ben Evolent’s 2018 single Dagger and signals the steady embellishment of his broadly Australian style, born of the far north in all of its vibrancy and splendour, through tales of compassion for the people and the land. Shiver’s string arrangements sweep across gentle strums allowing Ben Evolent the space to capture hearts and imaginations.

In his two EPs and single to date, Ben Evolent has developed a dynamic range, from wistful folk to sweltering swamp-rock. His talent has garnered consistent nominations in the prestigious NT Song of the Year Award, winning in 2016 with his song Next Time. In 2017 he released the EP Next Time to a sold out crowd at Darwin Railway Club, the enthusiastic reception holding the no.10 spot in the AMRAP charts for 2 weeks, airplay on national broadcaster Triple J and over 100 000 plays on Spotify.

His lively and magnetic style has seen him support touring acts such as Kingswood, Bubsy Marou, Boo Seeka, Benny Walker, Caravana Sun and All Our Exes Live in Texas, and secured spots at Darwin Festival and in Tourism NT social media campaigns.

With this wealth of experience and breadth of expression firmly established, in 2019 Ben Evolent offers his debut album Wanderous. Building upon the robust nature of his catalog, Shiver is the shimmering affirmation that Ben Evolent is a storyteller on a wondrous journey.