Sunday, November 30, 2014

TRIPLE J ROTATION, ALBUM STUFF, REVIEWS!


Great news! Margate GF or Mar-great GF I should say just got added to Triple J digital rotation!!!
Isn't that exciting!!


 I bet you thought I got added to regular rotation huh? Well so did I for about 1 second but then i just got over myself. Anyhow - digital is the way of the future! so I think that it's probably better than getting lousy analogue rotation.


ALBUM STUFF!!

SO...I've been doing more album stuff, more Sandgate concept album stuff.
I laid the beds, most harmonies and overdubs for most of the album with Sean Cook who did an amazing job. He really killed it on Margate GF which has been doing the rounds a bit lately on 4zzz and Triple J digital and Radio National. If you haven't heard it yet check it out here!!

Currently I'm working with the legendary Cameron Smith to help me finish the album and it's been such a rewarding experience.

Cam has currently been adding some overdubs for us, placing field recordings, remixing songs I recorded in Canada, recording additional parts to a few of Sean's mixes and we recorded an amazing instrumental for the album also.

It's really been a pleasure working with people who understand what I'm trying to do and it's all coming together beautifully and I can't wait for it to come out (looks like it'll be out around early Feb). Here are some happy snaps:





Anyhow. Here are some reviews from Margate GF (recorded and produced by Sean Cook, Mastered by Ryan Morey, written by Harley [yours truly] and performed by Harley Young and the Haymakers) also (ps did you know you can download this awesome song for free???) yes free! See here.




 ALRIGHT THAT'S ENOUGH NOW. I'M GOING TO GO WRITE 7 SONGS IN 7 DAYS WITH SOME FRIENDS.

XO




Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW SINGLE!!

 MORE TO COME but for now... Here's the new single from the album due early 2015.

Produced by Sean Cook (Big Scary, Jeremy Neale) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Blue Hawaii)

MARGATE GF!CLICK ON THE SUNSET TO HEAR IT!





MARGATE GF SINGLE LAUNCH TOUR! 

Friday October 3 
Captain Cook Hotel, 
Sydney NSW
w/Go Go Fish, Sycamores, Atolla


Saturday October 4
The White Horse, Sydney NSW
w/Go Go Fish, Monte and Village Echoes 

Friday October 10 
Revolver, Melbourne VIC
w/Go Go Fish, Chris Watts, Pretty City

Saturday October 11 
Tago Mago, Melbourne VIC
w/Go Go Fish, Sans, Pepperjack



Friday October 17
Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay NSW
w/Go Go Fish


Saturday October 18 
Tupe Aloha, Kirra QLD
w/Go Go Fish


Sunday October 26
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
w/VERY SPECIAL GUEST + Orphan Ann   

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pre-Prod, Recordings, Cam!

Hey hey hey the album is underway!

Today, we laid by the bay, at some hay (as all good haymakers do) and did some pre-prod with Cam Smith from Incremental Records and it sounds bloody awesome!

We will  be going into lay the beds for the songs with Sean Cook (who will be taking a producer role) and then back again to Cam overdubs,some more pretty additions and then back to Sean for mixing. It's gonna be musical tennis!

So for anyone who doesn't know this, the album is a concept album about Sandgate (see picture below). It's something that I have been planning for quite some time, in fact I've written it and rewritten it 3 times (over 40 plus tracks). This is version 3 (most songs written over the last 12 months) and it's the best by a mile (thank you Haymakers!). I'll be out doing field recordings soon of trains, buses and chook raffles to add to the fun of it.



Why Sandgate? Why tie an album to a place? Because culture is tied to place, because people are shaped by a place and it's climate, because the ordinary of place is beautiful.

Stayed tuned for a single launch in September-ish and album launch early next year with a tour.

For now though I'll leave you with some photos from today's session.

Scott our guitarist took all the photos so that's why he's not in them and it's quite a shame because he's such a handsome fella.








Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Recording an album, Moved Back, Long time no see!

Hey guys and gals,

It has been officially forever since I have last done a post.

AND SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED!!

So many good Brisbane bands that I've only now had a chance to listen too.

Though recently show and promo wise things have been quiet we (me + The Haymakers - see below) are getting ready to record July.

I did a tour in April with Go Go Fish and they turned into the Haymakers. Now they have 2 bands!



















So April was tour/cassette split with the above gentleman and gentleladies and they learnt a bunch of my songs which was REAL NOICE! After that they said they wanted to stay on which is great news!!

So now these lovely gents and ladies have become my backing band The Haymakers.

PS You can download the split cassette we did here the Go Go Fish song is incredible! -
http://harleyyoung.bandcamp.com/


Other things worth talking mentioning:

- Triple J AND Triple Z play for the recent single and tour;
- Tapes are selling come buy one or email me for one
- Going into the studio with Sean Cook and also with Cam Smith to record for an upcoming album!
MY FIRST LONG PLAYER.
I best now go have a beer and eat chicken and look for more music stuff to do




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Clip! 'She's On The Wires'

Here's the new clip ladies and gents!It will be on Suburb on Tape 3!

Big thank yous and credits to these people too, my dear dear friends.

Simon Paradis - Mixing, drums, bass, bvs
Sébastien CheveuxDoux Ouellet - Director and camera man


Hugo LeMalt - Lead guitar, tambourine, bvs
Jane Ehrhardt - Bvs

Péa Tremblay - The king of toast making, the toast master 2000.


I have been listening to lots of  Allo Darlin' and Jonathan Richman.


I think I smashed them together and made this

Also if you wanna learn how to make good toast, this is definitely the clip for you.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Suburb on Tape 3 / New clip / Quelques petits changements

Look out guys for a new clip coming out in the next few days!!

The cassette I'm doing has now become Suburb on Tape 3, the band I was splitting with has unfortunately had a few problems and can no longer do the shows.

So a few others have now stepped up to the plate.
Howard St Roy and Simon Kingsbury will be joining me for the Montreal launch.
And PopLeon + Le St Jean Baptiste Country Club for the Quebec City launch.
Trois Rivieres has been cancelled due to the issues with the split.

No problem though, we just keep on rollin like Frederick Durst once did in a song called Keep Rollin in a band he did rapping for called Limped Biscuits.


Un nouveau clip à venir dans les prochains jours!!!

La cassette que je fais est devenu <<Suburb on Tape 3>>, Le groupe qui je faisais la split avec ne peuvent plus jouer les spectacles
Alors quelques autres groupes m'ont aidé avec les lancements
Howard St Roy et Simon Kingsbury vont me joindre pour le lancement à Montréal. 
PopLeon et Le St Jean Baptiste Country Club vont jouer le lancement à Québec
Le spectacle à Trois-Rivières a été annulé desole!!!
Pas de soucis!On va <<Keep Rollin'>> comme Frederick Durst dans Limped Biscuits.



Ok so here is the link again for the Quebec City launch - World Wide Web Link For Show
^^^^^Voici le lien pour le spectacle de Québec             

Stay tuned! NEW CLIP FOR RELEASE COMES OUT MONDAY!!!