Love Is My Velocity

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May wrap up and 6s & 7s news

by admin on Jun.02, 2010, under General, Releases

ademk-launch

Adem K launch. Image by the K's.

Oh yeah. May is over and we are having a mini-break to rest up after the antics of the past month. Seriously, we have launched a publication, opened a shop, closed a shop, launched a CD and recorded eleven bands in the space of one month. Overachievers, yes we are.

Takeaway Tunes photos and tracks are still easily accessible on the Takeaway Tunes link to the right of the menu bar. Or  www.loveismyvelocity.com/takeawaytunes will take you there too. Relive the memories.  If you don’t know what the hell we are talking about when we say ‘Takeaway Tunes’, then go here and be slightly less confused. Sleeping with the Band pillowcases, copies of RISO and Adem K CDs are all available in our online shop, so if you missed out on any May fun, then why not try and overcome your sense of regret by buying things?

Our next big project is to launch the debut album by the 6s & 7s called ‘6s & 7s Choose The Sentinel Blooze‘. To call this album ‘long-awaited’ doesn’t really do justice to the agonising wait we have all had to endure until we can finally take home some of these songs to listen to in the comfort of our lounge rooms (as opposed to the comfort of the Hydey front-room).

So, yes, that’s right, Josh Fontaine is releasing an album and we can confirm that it does have such hits as International Roaming Capability, Kissing for Science and Drunk Liberties on it. It also has a bunch of new songs which are equally on par with the old favourites, like Empty Cities, and His Eyes. And of course, it features Smilin’, (as popularised by Benjamin Golby) which will be hitting myspace and the airwaves in the next week as the first single. The album is also the best, strangest, most beautiful thing we have listened to for ages and the general consensus is that it sounds like nothing you have ever heard.

It will be released in stores on July 3 and distributed by Fuse Music Group. If you are in Perth, we have a launch party planned for July 3 at The Rosemount, North Perth, with more details soon, so giddy up.

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What is Takeaway Tunes?

by admin on May.29, 2010, under Takeaway Tunes

For the 2010 WAMi Festival (May 19 – 23 2010), Love Is My Velocity opened a new temporary takeaway joint at 54 Lake Street, Northbridge. We took over an empty shop and filled the space with a range of local music sounds, wares and activities that ran for five days throughout the festival.  We had an ace time, inviting all our favourite bands to come in, play and record as well as setting up shop and selling great music to a whole range of people, from interested onlookers to music aficionados.

TAKEAWAY TUNES POP-UP SHOP

For the first time, Love Is My Velocity presented a pop-up local music shop (complete with real grass!) to promote the hardworking independent label scene. We stocked music and other merchandise from WA’s thriving community of local labels, including Meupe, Hidden Shoal, Walking Horse Records, Badminton Bandit, The Community, Grave New World, Owls, Heartless Robot and Jarrah Records. The goods of independent Perth bands and musicians were also represented.

TAKEAWAY TUNES TEMPORARY RECORDING STUDIO

Not just your usual record shop, Takeaway Tunes was also a hive of activity, featuring in-store performances throughout the festival. Housed within the Pop-Up Shop and following on from 2009’s Bank Notes, Love Is My Velocity and sound engineer Laurie Sinagra again teamed up, recording eleven local bands or soloists in five days so punters could ‘takeaway’ the WAMi recordings for free.

We invited Eleventh He Reaches London, The Ghost Hotel, The Benedict Moleta Band, Schvendes, Tomas Ford, The Bank Holidays, The Tigers, Taco Leg, Jane Harris, Owls and Hayley Beth to come and play.

Download recordings for FREE!

All the tracks recorded are available for FREE to download below! Just right click the links and ’save as’. There are also awesome images and a rundown of each days events to gawk at, so go right ahead.

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Pillow talk

by admin on May.14, 2010, under Projects

Sleeping With The Band pillowcases are now available on our online store for those of you who are in other States or Countries or who are too excited to wait to snap up your very own pillowcase. But don’t worry Perthites, we will be keeping copies specially aside in the Takeaway Tunes store for all of you who make it down early!

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Full Takeaway Tunes studio line-up confirmed!

by admin on May.06, 2010, under Events, Projects

Sleeping With the Band Pillowcase 2 - Josh Fontaine, by Freya Poulsen

The last of the bands that will be recording in our Takeaway Tunes local label shop during the WAMi Festival have been confirmed, so we can now UNLEASH THE BEAST (the line-up). Goes a little su’in’ like this:

Wednesday May 19
8-9pm – Eleventh He Reaches London

Thursday May 20
6-7pm – The Ghost Hotel
8-9pm – The Benedict Moleta Band

Friday May 21
6-7pm New time! 5.30 – 6.30pm – Schvendes
8-9pm – Tomas Ford

Saturday May 22
3-4pm – The Bank Holidays
6-7pm – The Tigers
8-9pm – Taco Leg

Sunday May 23
3-4pm – Jane Harris
6-7pm – Owls
8-9pm – Hayley Beth

In case you haven’t heard/are confused, LIMV is erecting a temporary pop-up shop selling stock from WA labels and independent bands during the WAMi Festival, from May 19-23 at 54 Lake Street Northbridge, across the road from the Elephant and Wheelbarrow. When the sun goes down and legions of knife-concealing maniacs come out, the shop will host live, one hour recording sessions during which some of our favourite bands will lay down new tracks and reinterpret old hits.

The shop will also feature our limited edition Sleeping With the Band pillowcases. Sleeping With the Band pairs emerging illustrators with local music icons to make one-off pillow case designs that you can wake up next to for years to come. One such design is the fetching Mr Josh Fontaine above, illustrated by Freya Poulsen.

So what are you doing from May 19-23? Partying in a tiny shop? That’s right!

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Takeaway Tunes

by admin on Apr.21, 2010, under Events, Projects

Chris Cobilis at Bank Notes - photo by Gene Eaton

Chris Cobilis at Bank Notes - photo by Gene Eaton

For the 2010 WAMi Festival, Love Is My Velocity launch a new temporary takeaway joint at 54 Lake Street, Northbridge. Surrounding kebab shops need not fear the competition, because instead of providing deep fried snacks, LIMV are filling the space with a range of local music sounds, wares and activities that run throughout the festival from Wednesday May 19 to Sunday May 23.

TAKEAWAY TUNES POP-UP SHOP

For the first time, Love Is My Velocity present a pop-up local music shop to promote the hardworking independent label scene. Patrons can stop by and browse through a great range of CDs, records, vinyl, t-shirts, merchandise and related products. Stock is sourced from WA’s thriving community of local labels, including Meupe, Hidden Shoal, Walking Horse Records, Badminton Bandit, Owls, Heartless Robot and Jarrah Records. The goods of independent Perth bands and musicians are also represented. For local music lovers this will be the place to score hard-to-find wares and new special edition merchandise. For those newbies it’s the perfect introduction to a wealth of quality WA music.

TAKEAWAY TUNES TEMPORARY RECORDING STUDIO

Not just your usual record shop, Takeaway Tunes will be a hive of activity, featuring in-store performances throughout the festival. Housed within the Pop-Up Shop and following on from 2009’s Bank Notes, Love Is My Velocity and sound engineer Laurie Sinagra again team up, recording ten local bands in five days so punters can ‘takeaway’ the WAMi recordings for free. Hayley Beth, The Tigers, Benedict Moleta, The Ghost Hotel, Taco Leg and Owls will be amongst those visiting the studio. Every day from Wednesday 19 May, bands will load in, set-up, record, and load out, with the results uploaded each night to www.loveismyvelocity.com and spun the next day on RTRFM.

SLEEPING WITH THE BAND

Those who visit Takeaway Tunes will also have the chance to purchase a slip of local music history. For Sleeping With The Band, Love Is My Velocity commissioned five emerging artists to develop life-size portraits of iconic WA musicians. See James Baker (The Painkillers), Josh Fontaine (6s & 7s), Felicity Groom, Abbe May and Sam Scherr (Capital City) likeness’ printed on 1/10 cotton pillowcases. Get in early to ensure you’re one of the lucky few who can take their favourite musician home to bed.

Visit www.loveismyvelocity.com or join the Love Is My Velocity facebook group to keep up to date with the recording studio schedule and additional festivities planned for LIMV’s WAMi events.

BANDS & LABELS – STOCK YOUR GEAR IN TAKEAWAY TUNES

LIMV invite other local labels, independent Perth bands and musicians to submit their releases and merch – just email all@loveismyvelocity.com before May 1 to register your interest.

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