The Portland-based trio ’87 and The Toys’ have released their new alt-indie EP ‘Japanesy if you Pleasey’

The seven track’s show the trio’s affinity with off-the-wall indie artists from across the years, showcasing likeness to Violent Femmes and Neutral Milk Hotel, whilst still staying true to their unique quirky style.

The band consists of Dave on Bass and guitar; Hana on min-drum kit, piano, and vocals; and Patrick on rhythm guitar and vocals. The trio have developed a style which incorporates American and Japanese cultures, especially evident in their songs ‘All you can eat sushi’ and ‘Ramen’ which are both on the new EP.

The band also pride themselves on being completely musically authentic. They record strictly without filters, overblown production techniques or autotune. 87 And The Toys subscribe to the school of absolute musical purity which is part of their commitment to their artistic authenticity.

This is shown in their recording techniques as they use their own DIY methods of production, which includes their new EP being entirely recorded on 8-track via a tiny Tascam recorder. 

With a unique sound stemming from their alternative production techniques, 87 And The Toys are one to look out for especially if you’re after old-school punk rock with modern themes. 

Written by Francesca Bass

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Website: https://87andthetoys.bandcamp.com/

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Australian Flamenco giants Malcura return with space-themed concept album exploring new musical worlds!

Malcura, the Melbourne-based flamenco sensations, are releasing their new album ‘Malcura II’ on the 27th November.

The band gives you a thrilling and eclectic journey through sound, combining the technical ability and passion of Flamenco with Gypsy jazz, Latin rhythms, a rock ‘n’ roll mentality, and the odd heavy metal riff. From humble beginnings as buskers in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, Malcura have captivated the Australian public with their unique sound and now aim to introduce the rest of the world to their extraordinary music.

First gaining traction with their highly popular renditions of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, and the ‘Gerudo Valley Theme’ from the video game ‘Zelda’ in 2016 with over 8 million views on YouTube, the band then went on to be nominated for ‘Best Global/Reggae Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards.

Their brand new album ‘Malcura II’ to be released on the 27th November introduces us to a new way of listening to music: feeling it. Through listening to the album, you will find yourself uplifted and struggling to fight the urge to get up and dance. The music will take you on an epic sonic journey complete with an enthralling space-themed storyline. You will get to meet the astronaut, Captain Snus, who will take you through a black hole into a mysterious new planet which you can see in the beautiful album artwork created by Jamie Peters.

Watch the video to ‘Captain Snus’ here:

Written by Francesca Bass

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Website: www.malcura.com

Bandcamp:  www.malcura.bandcamp.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7sCanc3ETQqtB9YhbWTiXh

Youtube: www.youtube.com/malcura

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