New Music: mike rowave

If you’re familiar with Australian indie outfit The Moving Stills, then chances are high that you’ll enjoy bandmate Mike’s new musical project, mike rowave.

‘Santa Ana’ treats listeners to a hazy fusion of bedroom pop and lo-fi surf rock. Explaining the lyricism behind the song, Mike says it was:

“inspired by growing up and figuring out how to navigate new connections and relationships.”

While this is still only mike rowave’s second single (following ‘peace pipe’, which was released earlier this year), we think that this is one indie talent to watch for in the coming months.

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The Moving Stills – Westside

If you’re suffering from the midweek blues then this new release from Australian outfit The Moving Stills will surely raise your spirits.

‘Westside’ is joyful piece of music that is inspired by all the positive and wonderful things that come across us in life. With its uplifting fusion of indie and alternative pop, this song deserves to be on everyone’s summer playlists this year.

“‘Westside’ is about celebrating the positive aspects of life, so we wanted it to be a feel good upbeat track. It’s also about being able to slow down without feeling guilty about taking a break. It came after a holiday in WA and also reflects on all the time we have spent on the East Coast, playing shows and hanging out with the people that matter. It’s been a great year and we’re feeling optimistic about what’s coming ahead.” – Tommy, The Moving Stills

The track serves as a taster to the band’s upcoming sophomore album, which will be out later this year. In the meantime, you can catch the band on tour across Australia from next month – tickets here.

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The Westside Tour 2023:

  • July 14 – Torquay/Wadawurrung – Torquay Hotel 
  • July 15 – Adelaide/Tarndanya – Crown & Anchor
  • July 21 – Mandurah/Mandjoogoordap – Top Floor 
  • July 22 – Scarborough/Boorloo – Indian Ocean Hotel
  • July 28 – Bunbury/Goomburrup – Froth Craft Bunbrewery
  • July 29 – Margaret River/Wooditup – The River 

The Moving Stills – Volcano

Australian indie darlings The Moving Stills are back with a charming blend of synth, pop and rock through the release of shimmering new single, ‘Volcano’.

Beautifully melodic and dreamy in tone, the song showcases a sound that is both emotive and playful in equal measures.

“‘Volcano’ is the journey of a relationship with highs and lows. It’s about that feeling like you’re not right for your partner. The doubts and the head noise that you can’t shake. Much like hiking, it’s hard work and you need to put effort in to make it work and enjoyable. But just remember, if you ever climb a volcano, they can explode.” – Mike, The Moving Stills

Since the release of their debut album ‘Sunshine Corner’ in January, this rising outfit have gone on to play alongside the likes of Spacey Jane, Great Gable and The Vanns, sold out their own series of shows, and also managed to go viral with a cover of ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’. Fans can catch the group live across Australia from next month.

The Moving Stills

The Volcano Tour 2022:

  • Sep 10 – The Lansdowne – Sydney NSW
  • Sep 24 – The Gaso – Melbourne VIC
  • Sep 30 – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane QLD
  • Oct 01 – Caloundra Music Festival – Caloundra QLD
  • Oct 08 – The Northern – Byron Bay NSW

New Music: The Moving Stills

Hailing from Macmasters Beach, The Moving Stills are an Australian outfit who blend pop with alt-rock, and infuse elements of surf and psychedelica into their music so that it’s utterly spellbinding to the listener. This is a sound that feels both classic yet future-forward, all the while brimming with character.

“It’s about telling people who judge you to suck eggs. Judging people says a lot more about you than it does about the person you’re talking about. The song encourages people to disregard other people’s unnecessary opinions and judgements.” – Mike, The Moving Stills

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