Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album
Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.
Melbourne’s indie-dance rock outfit Blackchords announce the winner of the ‘Sleepwalker’ Remix competition and release the winning mix on iTunes today.
Blackchords held a remix competition during September/October online through social media -Facebook, Bandcamp etc and received an overwhelming number of entries from all over the world. The band were shocked at the response they received with remixes coming in from as far as Finland, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands and many parts of America as well as entries from around Australia.
The remixes came in varying styles from drum n bass to indie dance and from house to dub step – it was amazing to hear the song interpreted in so many different ways! The process of selection has been tough for the band as so many varying styles and versions of the song have been submitted but it’s also been a great process to see and hear how people from all over the world interpret the track.
The winning remix is by French producer, Patrick Georffroy (aka Rosa) from Paris with the winning mix being serviced to radio and music media around the country next week.
“Sleepwalker reflects the tensions of a city street during the small hours of a Saturday morning pre-dawn and sits in your mind like a rooms' walls moving from artificial light into morning.
The song came to light after a long week of work.... Working for money, working to get by, work that numbs the senses. I came to find myself sitting in an old pub, drinking a pint alone. Trying to unwind. This place was littered with television screens and racing results. Drunk men numbing themselves just that little bit more. I started getting glimpses of this song whilst sitting there. In my mind, the world that I was inhabiting, we are all asleep.” – Nick Milwright, Blackchords
With a sound that has been described as epic, power-pop and stadium-ready, Sarah Galdes (The Tiger & Me) joins Blackchords to complete the band’s brand new line-up.
“The band has experimented more with big-synth sounds on this record and it’s this direction they channel live… They have a similar epic quality to other power-pop bands such as Delphic and The Temper Trap.
Blackchords’ performance is exhilarating, the songs are enormous and joyful. Nick Milwright is a superb frontman with a stunning voice and possesses a Tom Meighan-esque self-assurance” – Inpress
“The Blackchords wouldn’t seem out of place in bigger venues and though it’s too early to predict A Thin Line’s future, it is safe to say that the Melbourne outfit are putting on solid shows and are definitely worth seeing live” – The Dwarf
“The second offering… takes the blueprint set by their self-titled debut – sprawling soundscapes bent to the will of whimsical, Eighties-flavoured pop-rock – and adds subtle new dimensions. U2-through-a-Coldplay-kaleidoscope balladeering is still a central element, but that approach collides… with squelches of electronic ambition and a new immediacy.” – Rolling Stone
“The second studio album… is set to have everyone in awe, providing a serene sound that mixes indie rock influences with a splash of electro… Each song easily rates a nine out of ten.” – Blunt Magazine
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes