Blunt, bleak and ragged, Harmony mine their creative obsession for ballads and songs about loss.
Having released an AIR nominated debut album, three 7” singles, and played countless live shows across the country, we’re extremely proud to announce that Harmony’s long-awaited 2nd album, Carpetbombing will be released on February 7, 2014 via Poison City.
Carpetbombing was recorded and mixed by Lyngcoln, who has since racked up a number of credits recording the likes of Spinning Rooms, Batpiss, Hoss, Spite House, The Nation Blue and The Ocean Party, as well as the first Harmony album.
This release diverges from the band’s much-loved debut, in that the power of the harmonies is fully realised and not as much of an afterthought. With the band now a cohesive unit, Lyngcoln was able to write using the full power of Harmony’s line-up, allowing for more ambitious song writing and arrangement.
In order to match the calibre of Harmony’s previous collaboration with Tom Waits’ legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Harmony introduce Carpetbombing with spoken word performed by national treasure Don Walker (Cold Chisel, Tex, Don & Charlie). In addition to this critical collaboration, Carpetbombing features a wealth of bonus material, with all 15 songs being reinterpreted by a wide range of artists including Adalita, Qua, Heinz Riegler, Mick Turner, Max Crumbs, Spinning Rooms, Summer Flake and more.
“It’s church for the kind of people who would never dare set foot in one.” – The Vine
“One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets” – themusic.com.au
Pre-order HARMONY ‘Carpetbombing’ LP/ CD via POISON CITY E-STORE from Fri Dec 6th.
While in Melbourne later this month for Poison City’s Ten Year Anniversary Shows, THE GIFTHORSE have announced they’ll be playing an extra show - Sat Dec 21st at The Public Bar. The show will be the official launch of their ‘Collection' LP (out Dec 20) and also features Byron Bay's POSTBLUE, plus locals FREAK WAVE and REGRETS. Show starts at 8pm and tickets on the door only - very limited capacity so be early to avoid missing out!
THE GIFTHORSE ‘Collection’ LP/ digital is out Dec 20th via Poison City Records.
HARMONY have been announced on a huge bill for the inaugural ‘Port Royal Street Party' - happening Sat Jan 18th on Fennell Street in Port Melbourne. With one outdoor stage and a spectacular local line up of bands also including COSMIC PSYCHOS, THE MEANIES, SPINNING ROOMS, AUSMUTEANTS, BATPISS, STRAIGHT ARROWS and BITS OF SHIT, the Port Royal Street Party promises a great day of live local music, food, booze and side-show shenanigans, all set against the backdrop of Melbourne City.
Tickets on sale now - click HERE for info.
HARMONY ‘Diminishing Returns’ 7”/ iTunes is out now via Poison City Records.
As announced today - THE SMITH STREET BAND, THE BENNIES and LUCA BRASI will all be playing Melbourne’s annual PUSH OVER FESTIVAL on March 10th 2014. The all-ages event will be held at Sidney Myer Music Bowl this time around and tickets go on sale tomorrow via Ticketmaster. For more info head to www.facebook.com/pushovervic
Tickets for Night Two (feat. THE SMITH STREET BAND, THE GIFTHORSE, PAPER ARMS, THE BENNIES, CLOWNS and DAYSWORTH FIGHTING) Dec 20th at The Reverence have completely Sold-Out!
Having just completed tracking for album number two, Tassie gents (hardly!) LUCA BRASI are gearing up for a huge national run of shows with elder statesmen BODYJAR who are celebrating the release of their new ‘Role Model' album. The tour kicks off this Thursday at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle and also takes in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Brisbane and Coolangatta. Tickets on sale now!
In the lead up to the release of their second album, HARMONY have just announced a brand new 3-track 7”, featuring the band’s latest ‘eerily disparate and gorgeously bluesy’ single, ‘Diminishing Returns’ as well as the brilliant new track ‘Cut Myself Clean’.
To launch the new 7” HARMONY will be performing as part of Melbourne Music Week on Nov 19th, followed by a run of intimate East Coast shows during late November.