Tag Archives: Music

We Are… Feeling Lucky

Say whaaaaaaaaat. It’s 2014 y’all! Happy New Year and all those things.

As per most of our friends and fams, we here at WALD (for the newbies, that’s my “I can’t be arsed to type We Are Life Dishevelled” talk, oh and welcome!) are still walking around aimlessly, trying to find our lost possession from various chrimbo slash new years celebrations gone wild. I’m sure my phone is safely under a couch somewhere, along with part of my memory. But hey, this is why we call it the SILLY SEASON. Preach.

So in an attempt to get this blahhg back up and running, I thought it best we throw something up on this fizzle stick… Get ready, this chune is a flipping doozy…

Stumbling onto Melbourne’s talented Fortunes legit made my January. Yep. I went there. Big call? Maybe. Is it too early in the 31 days that is the month of January to say such things? Perhaps. But hey, I’m sticking to it. Why? Because they god damn deserve it.

I am experiencing so many feelz that my eyelashes don’t even know how to react. The restricted intro, the vocals, the beat, the build, the robotic yet heartfelt textures projected in the track’s 3 minutes and 56 seconds is just beyond what my little brain can handle.

And then, I saw the video…

Image

Oh my lunch.

***Not that I’m encouraging it, but holy heck this would be a trip under the influence, nomsayin’.

Please, enjoy.

– Ness

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

WE ARE… Grooving

Yes I just said grooving, because apparently I am 60 years old. However one listen of DontchaThe Internets lead single from their recent album Feel Good will have you doing just that – grooving like there’s no tomorrow.

The neo-jazz vibes, super smooth grooves and Syd Tha Kyds’ sweet vocals of Dontcha have me ready and raring to embrace the Australian summer. Just the opening bars have me wanting a stiff drink, a balcony with a view and a glorious sunset to bring in the feel-good vibes and relax into the night.

Watch, listen, and if you’re in the Southern Hemmisphere then I just found you your new summer drinks track.

You’re welcome.

Jess

Tagged , , , , ,

We Are… Enthralled By Layers

Capillaries

In preparation for this weekend’s OutsideIn Festival, I have set myself up with a pretty remarkable mix bag of mind-altering beats to tickle up my Friday. A few faves worth mentioning are Toronto’s BadBadNotGood, local cats Cosmo’s Midnight, and one of my most recent musical crushes, Oisima.

Whilst I consider music the schweet schweet nectar of the gods, we definitely appreciate the quality of a good visual here at WeAreLifeDish and I just had to share this one with you. With Oisima’s Everything About Her flowing from my speakers, I found myself drawn to the track’s artwork. One click led to another and I now welcome collage artist Jesse Treece into my life.

Good from you, internet. Good from you.

I definitely do not remember the collages of my youth looking anywhere near as eye-catchingly beautiful as Mr Treece’s over here. By using just a pair of scissors, some glue and a vast collection of vintage publications – and a sprinkle of creative genius, clearly – we are left with artworks that possess a depth and intensity that warrants a good questioning. Let’s face it, they are the best kind!

I keep trying to figure out where each layer begins and ends, what the original publication was, attempting to piece together the new amalgamated story. Its vintage style is perfectly balanced with a psychedelic flair, allowing for a moment of no boundaries. It’s almost like Jesse is letting us in on his mind trips – Awesome.

All pieces seen here and oh-so-much more are available through Jesse’s Society 6 page.

You know you wanna get in on this.

jesse-treece-01

jesse-treece-02

jesse-treece-03

jesse-treece-04

jesse-treece-05

jesse-treece-06

jesse-treece-07

jesse-treece-08

jesse-treece-09

jesse-treece-10

jesse-treece-011

jesse-treece-012

– Ness

Tagged , , , , , , ,

We Are… Putting Grammar First

london-grammar-if-you-wait-album-art

Today I had a list of things to complete. There were even little boxes drawn at the end of each task, eagerly awaiting a firm “tick” to mark its fulfilment.

But then I remembered that UK trio London Grammar had released their debut Album If You Wait on September 9th and I did all but slap myself in the face because I couldn’t believe I hadn’t played it in full yet!

Well… there went my afternoon.

You’re lucky that I don’t have to talk my way through this blog post because quite frankly, I am speechless.

Hannah Reid.

Her voice. It is just, beyond.

Listen.

– Ness

Tagged , , , ,

WE ARE… Experiencing The Rapture

People love to watch the fire burn.

 

Change is inevitable.

 

Spontaneous combustion.

 

 

Can’t. Stop. Listening!

Do yourself a favour, put this track on, don’t deny the pleasures of some seriously good garage music, and get that body burning!

 

Jess

Tagged , , , , ,

WE ARE… The Sound of Law

Daughn Gibson is in possession of a seriously pant-stirring voice – dark, deep, moving and oh-so-sexy. Coupled with a country drawl and double-time snare rolls, his track (the opener on his second album Me Moan) The Sound of Law evokes not just stirrings in my pantaloons, but of a caged urgency of an old soul just looking for an end in sight. The lyrics describe his being born on the roadside to a beast of a man – obvious allusions to his career as a trucker before releasing his debut LP All Hell in 2011. The cage is the cabin, the end he is looking for, the end of the road. It’s country with an indie-rock-electronic twist that had me turning the radio up when I caught the opening twang of the guitar followed by those urgent drum rolls.

 dgibson-e1337701637679

There’s no denying it.

 

I am obsessed.

 

I could happily sit in a darkened room and listen to this on repeat all day long. I recommend you give it a try yourself.

 

You’re welcome.

 

 

Jess

Tagged , , , , ,

WE ARE… Needing You Now

This is one of the most simple video clips I have ever seen.

This is one of the most 80’s/Prince inspired tracks I have ever heard.

Power disco ballad/80’s electro/RnB/Pop – Autre Ne Veut’s Arthur Ashin, mashes up genres to create his own style within each track. This diversity and his lyrics with unclear or ambiguous meanings mean the listener can choose their own adventure.

Choose yours now.

Listen to Autre Ne Veut now.

Jess

Tagged , ,

WE ARE… Disco Happy

Sometime last year I was wandering in the wilds of the internet searching for mirrors – specifically vintage mirrors, and disco balls (I have a somewhat eclectic taste in interiors) when I stumbled upon this amazing mirrored sculpture.

wolf-1

It was a polygonal mirrored wolf by London artist Arran Gregory, aptly titled Wolf. I wanted it. It was genius. It was probably a bajillion dollars. So I put it in the folder titled Stuff I will never own, and tried to forget about it, and his other polygonal work including rhino heads, deers and bears (Oh My!)

Until I decided to actually watch the video clip for AlunaGeorge’s Your Drums, Your Love where it turns out they feature all of his work! Now the passion is reignited, my art lust is raging, and to sate my appetite I am saving up for at least one of his art prints. Until then, I’ll just be playing Your Drums, Your Love on repeat.

Jess

Photo Source

Tagged , , , , , ,

WE ARE… Wrapped Up In The Purity

tumblr_mhfk5bmon91qgi6f8o1_500-1

Bouncing off sunday night’s Grammys phenomenon, Montreal-based duo Purity Ring have delivered what can only be described as one HOT DAYAM track.

Not many electronica outfits can turn a pretty mainstream gangsta rap into pure genius, but god dang it, this has just made my morning.

Oh and in answering your question, Megan and Corin (ha, as IF we would be on first name basis, let me roll on with my dream), we want you to continue whispering your sweet sweet nothings into our ears because trust me, your musak is everything to us at We Are…!

Purity Ring are currently touring around the traps, you can find all the info here.

Prepare yo self.

Ness

Photo Source – Thank you Megan James.

Tagged , , , , ,

WE ARE… Haunted

I feel most people have experienced a situation, where you hear something so mesmerising that you get so caught up in listening that you forget to actually hear what it is?? Confusing no?

So for the last six or so months, I was hearing this tantalisingly haunted melody played on a guitar with beautifully aching vocals on my favourite radio station on a few of their late-night programs (Hey FBI!). I was always so caught up in the emotion and the feels that the music evoked in me that I would, without fail, forget to actually listen out for the presenter to announce the artist. Then about two months ago I was doing my usual late-night internet prowling and live-streaming the radio and lo and behold! They played the track – I attempted to Shazam – no luck. I went to the program listing and clicked on the show’s playlist. Not updated yet. I waited for an update on the track listings. Nothing. The next day after work, I checked again. Hello updated playlist! Cue the Google-machine.

Charge_Group_Joe_McKee_Dadas-121-Edit

And so, may I present to you the new love of my life – Joe McKee. Formerly of the band Snowman, who called it quits after the release of their 2011 album Absence, McKee himself quit writing. Thankfully that only lasted a year because Burning Boy is my current musical crack. Compared to Snowman who created epic tracks that blew you off your chair thanks to the onslaught of sound and the pure musical genius, McKee’s solo work is more pared back, yet still so layered and textured with hints of Snowman’s more atmospheric sounds mixed in.

Do yourself, and your feels, a serious favour and follow the link to his Soundcloud – fall in love, then purchase the whole album. Until then, watch this amazing clip of McKee performing Lunar Sea live.

 

Jess

Photo Source – 1

Tagged , ,