As August flew by, how about we recap everything that made us happy in Depth land! As a publication that abhors clickbait or one-hit-wonder articles, we hope this helps our readers catch pieces that they may have missed. There’s been a treasure trove of amazing songs landing in our laps this month, and they’re all worth spending time with!
We happily met a few new-to-us bands in August, heard from old favourites, and were stoked to learn about upcoming albums on the way with the release of singles. We covered a broad spectrum of sounds, from the summery hand-clapping goodness of Waxflower and Beach Panic!, through to the hard hitting intensity of Paledusk, Mindfield, and Resolve, and the heart-wrenching honesty of The Comfort and We Lost The Sea. Thornhill and Stray From The Path revealed new chapters. Dream State and Above, Below kept the goodness coming toward their future releases, and Endless Heights, Shangrila, and Slowly Slowly kept us waiting for what’s to come!
Here’s the smorgasbord of singles we loved in August:
Paledusk – “9 SMILES”
Thornhill – “Nurture”
Stray From The Path – “Kickback”
Dream State – “Open Windows”
Above, Below – “Blood Wine”
Split Feed – “Trinkets”
Resolve – “Terra Mater”
Vermont – “Ruin”
Rare Words – “Numbered”
The Comfort – “Pain”
Shangrila – “Fade Away”
Enter Shikari – “Stop The Clocks”
Endless Heights – “Cold Hard Kiss”
Slowly Slowly – “Creature of Habit Pt. 2”
Waxflower – “Back to Back”
We Lost The Sea – “A Beautiful Collapse”
Beach Panic! – “Dance ‘Till Your Feet Bleed”
Mindfield – “Violent Nature”
To keep up with the new music coming at us, we’ve pulled it all together in one of our annual collections on Spotify. The Depth List: 2019 is a streamable/shuffleable way to remind ourselves of what’s happening in the world of music.
Find it HERE, with Bloom on the cover, courtesy of our photographer Ivan Souriyavong.
Festival line-up announce for Good Things
One cool thing that landed in August was the line-up for Good Things Festival. Fans of all flavours are catered to with this colourful collection of artists. The Veronicas alongside Parkway Drive and Thy Art Is Murder is probably not something anyone saw coming.
Save the dates: 6th December at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, 7th December at Centennial Park in Sydney, and 8th December at the Showgrounds in Brisbane.
Live gig reviews
Speaking of live music, August was a little quieter for the Depth crew, but we embraced what we saw with gusto.
Bad/Love owned the stage at Max Watt’s with an eclectic bunch of supports. It was the launch for their SIOIS EP and also their first show, and went down a treat. [More here]
Greyscale Records held a showcase at Corner Hotel which showed the strength in their roster. The event also announced the addition of Whatever, Forever to the label. [More here]
Courtesy of Live Nation, we had the pleasure to soak in one of the biggest gigs we’ve attended yet! Architects created an inimitable experience of connection, remembrance, and incredible music, with Polaris and While She Sleeps in support. [More here]
Each one of these shows reinforced the magic that only live music can offer, and we’re keen to be up front and present at more next month. Liam Davidson‘s stellar eye and editing skills are behind the photos and video you see here!
Our gig guide has turned one! We’re aiming to keep Australians informed of what’s going on in our local scene, and have done so for a year now. Take a peek here:
Gig Guide: http://www.depthmag.com/gig-guide/
Also in August we took the opportunity to celebrate Caged Existence‘s very first headline tour by sitting down with drummer and prolific creator Jake Zammit. Andrew Cauchi picked Jake’s brain about how he feels about the band’s rapid rise, what obstacles he’s faced as a musician, and more. If you missed it, watch here:
August was a mixed bag for reviews, by way of genre. Think: The gentleness of The Contortionist alongside Knocked Loose for example! Jack Walsh and I shared our honest experiences with releases that caught our eye (ears!). If you missed any, take a look here:
caution:thieves – The Blueprint For Moving Forward
Press Club – Wasted Energy
WAAX – Big Grief
Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue
The Contortionist – Our Bones
And onto September! Already we have several reviews lined up as well as shows on the to-see list!
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Spotify – The Depth List: 2019