I am very excited to announce the release of the new REICHELT album GLASS BOTTOM BOAT under my label HUMAN RECORDS. The new 10 track album will be released one track a month and the 1st single ‘The Taxidermy Has To Stop’ is out NOW. I had the pleasure of not only performing on this album with my best friend Luke Reichelt, but co-producing, co-mixing and co-mastering haha it with him along with Daniel Hitzke & Ian Peres.
If you don’t want to wait 10 months, the FULL physical album is available for purchase right now.
The new Reichelt album ‘Glass Bottom Boat’ is his 4th and has just been announced with the first single ‘The Taxidermy Has To Stop’ available now at reicheltmusic.com courtesy of indie Australian label Human Records.
Reichelt is an Australian solo artist, producer & multi-instrumentalist. He’s been writing, recording and performing fiercely original songs for over 10 years. Described as “quirky, eclectic and emotive” Reichelt’s music tugs at the heart, with hand-crafted arrangements and addictive melodies. His music is sometimes compared to The Cure, Bright Eyes and David Bowie.
The new record brings back the distinctive Reichelt distorted guitar and has tinges of punk rock flavour. The core of Reichelt’s music remains the same, with a strong focus on clever lyrics and soaring melodies. Laden with a wide variety of instruments from piano accordion to steel drum, rich with edgy guitars and synths and once again co-produced with long-time collaborator, Guy Cooper from Serotonin Productions.
‘The Taxidermy Has To Stop’ addresses lyrically, the inner resistance to change and musically is an up beat, new wave, punk tune. Mystical elements creep in with Wolfmother collaborator Ian Peres providing synth and drum support.
A new single from ‘Glass Bottom Boat’ will be released each month. If you can’t wait, you can also purchase the full physical CD (containing lyric booklet) from reicheltmusic.com. Live shows will be scheduled soon, but in the meantime sign up to the mailing list for a free copy of his previous epic album ‘Books on Tape’, live and music videos are also on his website.
All of Reichelt’s albums preceding ‘Glass Bottom Boat’ follow a theme of love found, love lost and everything between. His work consistently articulates complex feelings effortlessly and with lyrical wit. Hopeful and in despair, each album is a mixed bag of lollies. His career has taken him around Australia and Japan and won international song writing awards.
Please go NOW to reicheltmusic.com and listen to his brand new single ‘The Taxidermy has to Stop’ or play via the bandcamp embed above.
This is what we should be celebrating and remembering on “Australia Day”, the culture of ALL Australians and in particular the ones that own this land for thousands of years before it was taken over by my white ancestors.
The Gold Coast where I live is part of the Bundjaling tribe and more specifically the Ngarahgwal people on Yugumbah land.
The Bundjalung people believe the spirits of wounded warriors are present within the mountains, their injuries having manifested themselves as scars on the mountainside, and thunderstorms in the mountains recall the sounds of those warriors’ battles.
So enjoy your BBQ and celebrate being proud to be Australian, but don’t do it without paying respect to the real history and celebrating what was lost so you can have all you have.
My high school never taught us anything except Captain Cook and how they bravely found this “new” land. But there is much more to the story if you want to know.
The following taken from – http://yesaca.com/first-australians/
First Australians Overview History of Yugumbeh Land (Gold Coast).
The Ngarahgwal people (Salt water tribe of the Yugumbeh language speaking tribes) were the traditional custodians of the area from Nerang River to the Tweed River, they referred to this area as “Kurrungul”, a name derived from their word for endless supplies of special timbers. This area had been the Ngarahgwal peoples homeland since God Himself put them there.
Kurrungul was a place of abundant food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat, shellfish & seafood. Red Cedar, Rosewood, Mahogany. The forests were magnificent & full of life.
The Yugumbah peoples were family orientated & community minded, intelligent, good people. Modern day dating of shell mittens found in Yugumeh land (Gold Coast area) prove that this area is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the world.
In 1840 the Australian Government had this area surveyed. They found Kurrungul to be full of precious boat & furniture making timbers. Armed government gangs of timber cutters (single men with no European women) descended upon Ngarahgwal land cutting down every good tree. They chop down as much wood as their bullock teams could drag up to Brisbane for use in the Moreton Bay shipping industry. The timber cutters treated the local people with little respect. Greed & the lust for money drove the European men to lay waste to Kurrungul.
There were approximately eight clans that made up the Yugumbeh language speaking tribes. In 1845 two European cedar cutters were killed at Murwillumbah, the colonizing white European people reacted to these murders with brutal force. Dispersing ( a code word for killing) first Australians around the Northern Rivers & the Yugumbeh land area.
Yugumbeh people were rounded up and place into a government sanctioned camp at Nerrang. Once all the good timber had been removed from Yugumbeh lands the colonizing white European started to settle and set up farms. The Government Prison Camp at Nerrang became to close for comfort for the farming community so the government moved the Yugumbeh people further west to Beaudesert. As the new Gold Coast farming and European settlement expanded the Aboriginal camp at Beaudesert became once again to close for comfort and the aboriginal people were relocated off their traditional land and forcibly moved 375km north west of Brisbane to Barambah. Aboriginal people were brought from all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales to this government reserve. Under the Aborigines Protection Act of 1897 the settlement then called Barambah, was gazetted and established in 1904. In 1932, the name Barambah was then changed to Cherbourg due to a nearby property called “Barambah Station” which caused confusion in mail delivery.
However one fresh water tribe that was able to intermarry under trbal law with the Yugumber people was the Githabul tribe. They were never moved off their traditional lands. They eventually were moved to a government camp called Muli, at modern day Woodenbong Northern NSW.
The new Julia Rose EP ROMEO is all done and pre-orders are being sent out this week to all our pledgers and supporters. The public release will be in March with digital iTunes Pre-orders starting on Valentines Day Feb 14th.
Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell are supporting Melbourne’s Milwaukee Banks at the Brightside tomorrow night in Brisbane, as part of Milwaukee Bank’s Australian tour.
Lane & Ike recently released their latest single RENDEZVOUS for free, grab it from www.lanexike.com
Head to https://www.facebook.com/events/891231024293716/ for more info, tickets can be pre-purchased from http://thebrightsidebrisbane.oztix.com.au/?Event=57124
I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with a spectacular person and artist Julia Rose for a few years now and in 5 days time, the pozible campaign for her new ep ROMEO is finishing up.
Please head over to http://www.pozible.com/juliaroseaustralia and check out the page and video. The new EP is sounding amazing thanks to the great local talent we have here on the Gold Coast.
You can pre-order a copy of her new EP via the link below and help support and get a copy of one of the best local and hardest working musicians around. Pre-release copies will be sent out in Dec, if you miss out, you’ll have to wait until 2016 to hear the new stuff.
Lane & Ike have been working dam hard this year with myself following the release of their album RENAISSANCE, lots of big tour supports for 360, Tech N9ne, Remi. and taking out song of the year for the Gold Coast Music Awards. They show up every week to my studio with new tracks from Ike and Lane laying down better and better vocals.
8.30 – 9.00 Erin Jane
9.20 – 9.50 Being Jane Lane
10.10 – 10.40 Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell
10.50 – 11.30 Jesswar Feat. Boy & J-Flame
You can check out the song and amazing filmclip by Valilio Films at www.lanexike.com and sign up to the mailing list to grab a free song.
Thanks must also go to all the organizers for putting the awards together, it was such a massive effort from the crew at BlankGC. Congratulations also to all the other winners and every musician, songwriter, manager, venue, booking agent, promoter, publisher, producer, engineer, publicist, music journalist and music lover on the Gold Coast ! Its beautiful to take a night for us to recogise the amazing local scene we have.