Monday, 25 January 2010


popfrenzy presents camera obscura's australian tour, with slow club as support. playing tonight at amplifier in perth.

text from popfrenzy:
It’s always the unassuming ones you should keep an eye out for – they’ll blow your mind and break your heart in an instant.
Such is the case with Camera Obscura, a group you’d expect to find in the library rather than defining your record collection or, for that matter, your summer. After wowing Australian audiences in 2006 as part of the Laneway Festival Camera Obscura pack their bags (vintage suitcases, natch) and head over to Australia for the second time on the back of their critically lauded fourth record, My Maudlin Career.

Hailing from Glasgow, Camera Obscura follow a rich pop tradition embedded within Scotland’s musical heritage. Like Belle and Sebastian and many others before them, Camera Obscura have a grasp on shattered hearts, literary lyricism and perfect embellishment that comes out as a lustrous display of indie pop’s finest.

Centred around the “Dusty meets Nancy” vocals of Traceyanne Campbell, Camera Obscura blend Motown, twee, maudlin sentimentality, orchestral indie and sixties girl group pop to build a sound that is wholly their own and an audience that is deservedly cult-like. Sonically lavish, on stage Camera Obscura present the most affecting pop performance you’ll find this side of the sixties and the most euphorically reflective pop you’ll find this January. Or maybe ever.



Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Beach house's new album, Teen Dream, is set for release January 26, 2010. This band seems to do no wrong, and with title track Norway  leading the way, it is obvious to see why they are one of the greatest inspirations for all things adventures. Considering they were leaked on the internet back in November 2009, we may ask why they have been denying us for so long? Perhaps to tease us, perhaps to drive us insane, perhaps to make us really appreciate it, we're not sure? Whatever the reason may be, we cannot wait to hold this delightful album in our longing little hands. Tipped to be one of the best releases of 2010 (or should we really make that 2009?) this is an essential album to own in the lead up to autumn (or spring for those northern hempishere types)...

In 2008 (yes, we have been waiting one and a half years for this baby!), Victoria and Alex performed our favourite song in an Oslo train station, possibly the most fitting place for this song to be heard (other than perhaps, lost in the surrounds of Sognsvann in the wee hours of a spring morning). This was the hauntingly perfect result.