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2012: The Year Ahead

We look ahead at the first six months of 2012 – from new releases by the Dirty Three and Aleks & The Ramps to the long-awaited Catcall debut. The list below is likely to fluctuate and is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to add any omissions in the comments section below. (If we’re in a good mood we might even put them up.)


January

Woollen Kits: Debut self-titled album. Out now through R.I.P Society. Described by M+N as “one single, ringing revelation”.

Jonti: Sine & Moon LP. A collection of early material recorded at home on a 4-track. Album out now as a free download via Stones Throw. Another album, Tokorats – a companion piece to last year’s Twirligig – will be out in the first quarter of 2012.

Martyr Privates: Debut 7” for new project featuring Cam Hawes (ex-I Heart Hiroshima). Out through Bon Voyage on January 28.

Steve Smyth: Release LP. Debut album for “hirsute and dapper young” troubadour. Features guest vocals by Howling Bells’ Juanita Stein. Out January 27 through Shock.

Scale Models: Self-titled debut for the Melbourne indie-pop four-piece featuring M+N contributor Rene Schaefer. Recorded by James Alexander Dean. Out independently on January 28 as a limited edition (200 copies), handprinted CD.

Yes I'm Leaving: Nothing CD. Second self-recorded album for garage/grunge Sydney outfit. Out now through Tenzenmen.

Untitled by yesimleaving


February

The Dirty Three: Toward The Low Sun LP. : First album for the Melbourne-Paris-Brooklyn trio (Warren Ellis, Jim White and Mick Turner) since 2005's Cinder. Out February 24 through Anchor & Hope/Remote Control.

Dirty Three - "Rising Below" by CHARTattack

Aleks & The Ramps: FACTS LP. Third album for the Melbourne-based five-piece. Follows 2009’s Midnight Believer. Out February 14 through Gaga Digital. Vinyl presales via Bandcamp from February 1.

Emma Russack: Sounds Of Our City LP. Debut solo album for the ex-Lola Flash singer. Features long-time collaborator Alec Marshall and guests artists including Cameron Potts (Baseball, Cuba Is Japan), Tim Picone, Chris Altmann, Kieran Ryan (Kid Sam) and Jessica and Nick Venables (Jessica Says). Out February 10 through Spunk Records.

Emma Russack - 'He Was My Family' by SpunkRecords

Puta Madre Brothers: It's A Long Way To Meximotown LP. Second album for the Melbourne “triple one-man band”. Follows 2010’s Queso Y Cojones. Out February 10 through Baboso.

The Peep Tempel: Self-titled debut album for the Melbourne trio, who formed as a two-piece in 2009. Recorded at Sing Sing Studios with Clinton Kraus. Out February 17 through Wing Sing.

The Dead Leaves: Debut album for the Melbourne-based outfit fronted by New Zealander Matt Joe Gow. Follows 2009’s The Messenger, a largely acoustic album credited to Matt Joe Gow and the Dead Leaves. Out February 24 through Liberation.

San Cisco: Awkward EP. Second release for the indie-pop outfit from “sunny Fremantle”. Out February 3 through Jarrah/MGM.

The Maple Trail: Cable Mount Warning LP. Third album for Belles Will Ring member Aidan Roberts. Conceived in New York, New Zealand and the Blue Mountains, but recorded in Sydney. Out February 2012 through Broken Stone Records.

SMRTS: Have Friends and Visit Them at Night LP. Second album by Perth instrumental combo SMRTS. Out February 9 independently on vinyl and via download.

king wave rising by SMRTS

Jim Keays: Dirty Dirty LP. Solo album for former singer of the legendary Master's Apprentices backed by Davey Lane (You Am I), Ted Lethborg and Brett Wolfenden (ex-The Pictures). Out February 10 through Shock.


March

The Scientists Of Modern Music: A Personal Universe LP. Second album for the Hobartian duo of Cal Young and Simon McIntosh. Follows 2007’s Electronic Sunset. Out March 30 through Shock.

Bleeding Knees Club: Nothing To Do LP. Debut album for Gold Coast trio, following 2010 debut EP Virginity. Out March 2 through I Oh You.

Children Collide: Monument LP. Recorded at Melbourne’s Red Door Sounds with Woody Annison (Red Riders, Cabins). Follow-up to 2010’s Theory Of Everything. Out March through Universal.

Pageants: Dark Before Blonde Dawn LP. Debut full-length album recorded with Jack Farley (Beaches, St Helens, Twerps). Out March through Sensory Projects.

Pageants - Pleasure perched in the parlour palms by sensoryprojects10

Immigrant Union: Self-titled debut LP for the country-rock collective helmed by the Dandy Warhols’ Brent DeBoer. Out March 30 through Longtime Listener.

Grinderman: Posthumous collection of remixes, reinterpretations and collaborations based on the songs from 2010’s Grinderman 2. Features remixes by Josh Homme, Robert Fripp, The National’s Matt Berninger and Nick Zinner from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Out locally through Mute/EMI on March 9.

Last Dinosaurs: In A Million Years LP. Debut album following 2010’s Back From The Dead EP. Out March 2 through Dew Process.

Ladyhawke: Anxiety LP. Second album for New Zealand-born singer Pip Brown. Out through Modular on March 16.

Pond: Beard Wives Denim LP. Fourth album for Perth trio featuring members of Tame Impala. Out March 2 through new label Modular.

The Fauves: German Engines LP. Companion album to Japanese Engines, which came out in November. Out March 9 though Shock.

Howl At The Moon: Squalls LP. Debut album for Melbourne four-piece. Recorded over five days at Soundpark Studios. Out through Shock Entertainment.

Let the Mainsheet Down, My Love by showoffservices

Jonathan Michell/A Wallace: Split cassette/digital download. Mojave Night features 10 instrumental tracks by Michell (The Ancients, Mum Smokes), while the three “lengthy” tracks on More Ghost Songs are inspired by Wallace’s trip to the mountains. Out March through Special Award.

Lehmann B. Smith/Natasha Rose: Split LP. Kes Band member Lehmann B. Smith teams up with Patinka Cha Cha's Natasha Rose for “love songs and submerged reverb chamber pop sensuality”. Out March through Special Awards.

Love Connection: Euphoria LP. Described as “experimental slacker pop”. Follows a 2010 home recorded mini-album. Out March through Sensory Projects.


April

The Frowning Clouds: Title TBA. Second album following 2010’s Listen Closlier. Features “surfy” single ‘All Night Long’. Out independently.

NO ZU: Life LP. Debut album for the Melbourne outfit which originally began as a recording project for Nicolaas Oogjes in 2007. Out through Sensory Projects.

DZ Deathrays: Title TBA. Debut album for the Brisbane duo, formerly known as DZ. Follows 2009 EP Ruined My Life. Out through I Oh You.

Expatriate: Hyper/Hearts LP. Second album for the Berlin-based four-piece following ARIA-nominated debut In The Midst Of This (2007). Recorded at Wales’ Monnow Valley Studios with producer Andy Savours (PNAU, The Killers). Out through Dew Process.

The Townhouses: Bilby LP. Second album for the solo project of Melbourne’s Leigh Hannah. Follows 2010 debut Islands and a follow-up EP, Mono no Aware. Out through Yes Please.

Useless Children: Title TBA. Second album for the Melbourne three-piece. Follows 2009’s The Sky Is Falling. Out through EXO Records.

Constant Mongrel Everything Goes Wrong LP. Limited release, split with US label 81/80. Out through R.I.P Society.

Constant Mongrel - Reflex by R.I.P SOCIETY RECORDS

Lindsay Phillips: Taedium Vitae LP. Second album for the warbly Melbourne folk singer. Follows 2010 debut Varning. Features singles ‘Exile’ and ‘Only You (And The Lord)’ Out through Departed Sounds.

Only You by Lindsay Phillips by showoffservices


May/June

Catcall: The Warmest Place LP. Debut album for ex-Kiosk member Catherine Kelleher. Follows 2008’s Anniversary EP. Features new single ‘Satellites’ and ‘Swimming Pool’, our track of the year for 2010. Out May 4 through Ivy League.

Crumbs: Maidenhair LP. New album for Max Kohane (Brain Children, Agents of Abhorrence). Follows 2009’s Pieces + Portions, Vol. 1 and … Vol. 2. “Undeniable beats and short segments of electronic revelry and sentimental undertones.” Out May through Sensory Projects.

Great Earthquake: Mind Maps LP. Second solo record for Melbourne-based artist Noah Symons. Follows 2010’s Drawings. Recorded with Joshua Bach. Out May through Sensory Projects.

Guerre: EP. Follow-up to last year’s *Darker My Love. Out through Yes Please.

Temper Trap: Second album for the London-based, Melbourne-born, Bono-endorsed outfit. Follows 2009's Conditions. Out June through Liberation.

Beyond…

Bearhug TBA (Spunk/EMI)
Bed Wettin' Bad Boys Success Rock 2012 (R.I.P Society/Fuse)
Children Of The Wave TBA (Sensory Projects)
Deep Sea Arcade Outlands (Liberation)
Guineafowl TBA (Dew Process)
Hungry Kids of Hungary TBA (Stop Start/EMI)
Jonti Tokorats (Mistletone)
Lehmann B. Smith Little Milk (Special Award)
Lower Plenty Hard Rubbish (Special Award) Melodie Nelson To The Dollhouse (Independent)
Model Citizen TBA (R.I.P Society/Fuse)
Oh Mercy TBA (EMI)
Oliver Tank TBA (Yes Please)
Panoptique Electrical Wildness (Sensory)
Sarah Blasko TBA (Dew Process)
Seja TBA (Rice Is Nice)
Shady Lane TBA (Rice Is Nice)
Something For Kate TBA (EMI)
SPOD TBA (Rice Is Nice)
The Ancients TBA (Sensory Projects)
The Mark of Cain TBA (Feel Presents/Fuse)
Toby Martin TBA (Liberation)
Wolf & Cub TBA (Independent)
Wolf & Cub TBA (Independent)
YIS TBA (Independent)

  -   Published on Tuesday, January 24 2012 by Darren Levin.
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Your Comments

liamsnice  said about 2 years ago:

wow. advertising overload.


tinyman  said about 2 years ago:

The Avalanches?


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

HAHAHAHA


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

mark of cain?


Ben  said about 2 years ago:

totally liam

seems like a condensed version of this thread: http://messandnoise.com/discussions/4398035


Pex  said about 2 years ago:

February
SMRTS ''Have Friends and Visit Them at Night'' LP
Second album by Perth instrumental combo SMRTS, out 9 February on vinyl plus digi download. Sydney and Melbourne shows in March.
king wave rising by SMRTS


tinyman  said about 2 years ago:

Hey! What about these sexy kids?

http://m.messandnoise.com/discussions/4403342


Pex  said about 2 years ago:

Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

thanks Pex. we've popped it up. Scale Models will be up soon too.


Pex  said about 2 years ago:

thanks!


Pex  said about 2 years ago:

and one last thing: SMRTS album out on Heartless Robot Productions, as usual :)


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

Jonti outtakes album is way better than Twirligig.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Why are there like, no acts from any other countries on that list? This site is sooooo racist.


tinyman  said about 2 years ago:

http://m.messandnoise.com/discussions/3958360

And another ace album announced!


Ash-showoff  said about 2 years ago:

Buckley Ward will make waves this year! Record comes out in March.


unvisible  said about 2 years ago:

January: Undead Apes - Killed By Deaf LP on Mere Noise


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

Why are there like, no acts from any other countries on that list?

are you talking about Adelaide?


S/W  said about 2 years ago:

coming up next from Faux Friends (Adelaide-based label)
Old Mate - Word Is Bond
Dud Pills - Loyalty
Major Crimes - Live at Format

Adelaide solo artist Rites Wild has 2 releases upcoming on US label Not Not Fun... an 11 track tape, followed by the debut LP.
Night-People will be releasing a split tape of Angel Eyes and Rites Wild in the next few months.
Not Not Fun are also releasing the Weed Capital EP, another Rites Wild solo project.

Adelaide out.


electricsound  said about 2 years ago:

speaking of Angel Eyes, they have a tape out on Moon Glyph soon


alec m  said about 2 years ago:

MarsAudiac  said about 2 years ago:

Hi there,

This is the representitive for Ben Lee, from the record label and I'd just like to tell you that he has an album called ''I'm an enormous poopyhead and my butt smells and I scratch it all day and never brush my teeth and also I suck'' will be out this march on the record label. Could you add this to your listings please?


Stepharoo  said about 2 years ago:

On BEDROOM SUCK it says for 2012:

http://bedroomsuckrecords.com/discog/

COMING UP:

BSR020 KNEE CHIN Melting Upwards 7″
BSR027 BITCH PREFECT Big Time LP
BSR028 HISSEY MIYAKE / TERRIBLE TRUTHS 7″
BSR029 SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING / PEAK TWINS LP
BSR031 SARAH CHADWICK The Pleasures of Love LP
BSR031 PRIMITIVE MOTION LP
BSR033 ANGEL EYES LP

:D


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

are you talking about Adelaide

I'm ALWAYS talking about Adelaide.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Hi there,
This is the representitive for Ben Lee, from the record label and I'd just like to tell you that he has an album called ''I'm an enormous poopyhead and my butt smells and I scratch it all day and never brush my teeth and also I suck'' will be out this march on the record label. Could you add this to your listings please?

Hahahaha!


Jerry_7  said about 2 years ago:

Bedroom Suck fucking rules


MarsAudiac  said about 2 years ago:

Oops, I forgot, we also represent Tim Freedman from the Whitlams, his album ''Menstrual porrige tapeworm diarrhoea'' (yes, it's spelt wrong on purpose, like 'Odessy and Oracle') will be out in October this year. Thank you!


sting-bono  said about 2 years ago:

the last decade has been amazing for music, right?


happycow  said about 2 years ago:

I finally got fed up with this ridiculous advertising and installed adblock. So now, rather than getting 2 ad impressions per page that I could previously put up with, I'm getting none. For those who don't have adblock, it took me about 2 seconds to install and my page now looks like this:

http://adblockplus.org/en/


Jerry_7  said about 2 years ago:

^Hyundai's money well spent then


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

But without ads, M+N has no cool colours and flashing things


happycow  said about 2 years ago:

Put one of these next to your computer:


Jerry Thackray  said about 2 years ago:

The Thin Kids are releasing their debut album in February 2012: The Songs of Sarah Blasko, Sung Like She Always Wanted Them To Be

The video clip for the first single - a pithy cover of Down On Love - will feature a naked Edward 'naked' Googlehands gyrating naked, being cut to naked ribbons by lasers. That are naked.


Jerry_7  said about 2 years ago:

This forum ain't big enough fer the both of us boahhh


Jerry Thackray  said about 2 years ago:

You're welcome to it, mate.


sci_fi  said about 2 years ago:

Looking forward to a great many of these!

If I may briefly spam the thread, my band Intentions has got a 7'' coming out in March with four tracks on it. One of them can be heard over at 'roids o' 'droids: http://polaroidsofandroids.com/artist/intentions/2479.html


catcat  said about 2 years ago:

Insert further opportunistic spam ... Might have a 7'' for later in the year.


sci_fi  said about 2 years ago:

It's pretty much open season for that, innit. But yeah - Catcall, Guerre, Ramps - exciting times


eucalyptus  said about 2 years ago:

The Toot Toot Toots - Outlaws (Spooky) this April.


MelonHCST  said about 2 years ago:

Infinite Void LP in April


tinyman  said about 2 years ago:

^ Seconded. Carn!


whale  said about 2 years ago:

intentions track sounds great


foxhawk  said about 2 years ago:

Beaches?


gabbo  said about 2 years ago:

can't wait for the Pageants release.


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

list updated. some cool stuff coming out through Special Award in March.


astrousersasmind  said about 2 years ago:

Hmmm...Helvetica bold still seems to be the way to go then.

also, The Paradise Motel's album 'Oh Boy' is scheduled for October on Inertia.


TheBastard  said about 2 years ago:

shameless self promotional restrain self imposed.....sorta


GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:

Hey, TB: don't you guys have an album out soon? With a launch show on Feb 3, after this Friday's warm-up gig at Penny Black?

;)


TacoTacoTaco  said about 2 years ago:

GrantleyBuffalo said 39 seconds ago:
Hey, TB: don't you guys have an album out soon? With a launch show on Feb 3, after this Friday's warm-up gig at Penny Black?

Subtle like a T-Rex


GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:

Hey, I'm just looking after TB's health. I've seen what shameless self-promotion can do to folks around here...

:P


TacoTacoTaco  said about 2 years ago:

Ah yeah, flu season, so I've heard!


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

The Paradise Motel's album 'Oh Boy' is scheduled for October on Inertia.

YES!


Ben  said about 2 years ago:


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