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Pilot Darcy, or the artist formerly known as
'SiN', has shared the stage with a whole truck-
load of impressive names, from John Butler
to Sleepy Jackson and Eskimo Joe, as well as
a handful of local stars such as Bonney Read
and Genevieve Chadwick. She's certainly no
stranger to the limelight, first hitting the stage
in numerous chick bands in the early '90's be-
fore going solo as the notorious 'SiN' (as in
SiNthetic) in '97. After a few years donning
incredible PVC and plastic outfits and pump-
ing out red hot electro dance tracks she took
a bit of a step away from the music scene be-
fore bursting back onto the scene years later, a
comeback she attributes strongly to her part-
However, on discovering that hundreds of US
rap and RnB bands already had dibs on the 'SiN'
moniker, it became apparent that it was time
for a name change -- and so she became Pilot
Darcy. "It's much more fun and perhaps more
re ective of the music I make now," says Pilot.
ough she's not completely departed from her
electronic ways, still o en gigging both her cur-
rent electro and acoustic work around the pubs
and clubs of Sydney (that is, when she's not o
delighting French audiences).
So, want to hear what she's got to o er? She'll
be rocking an electro set at the upcoming Chick
BOOM! goes POP (October 31st, the Sando,
Newtown), or you can grab her terribly infectious
track, 'Superman', via pilotdarcy.com.
It's about bloody time
these guys released an
album. Dark Storm is, of
course, just as brilliant
as the last 2 EPs She's
So Hard and The Man
is Dead. Just as intense and moving, the lyrics are
just as insightful and Hayley's vocals are just as
graceful... but I want more! The guys will be giving
this one a hammering up and down the east coast in
Nov/Dec so keep an eye out.
The Memory Machine
Okay, so I'm not going
to pretend that this
recording is a massive
departure from her usual
work with Angus. It's not.
But it's lovely anyway.
What does stand out on this album is the amazing
artwork -- no doubt to blame for the serious delay in
release (the album was recorded in 2008) -- depicting
the themes from each song starring the woman
herself. If you love her work with her bro, Angus, you
won't be disappointed.
Think Björk. Think
ethereal and dramatic.
Considering the sheer
depth and detail evident
in this debut release
from Sydneysiders Alyx
Dennison and Freya Berkhout, you'll be shocked
to hear the girls rst performed together at a band
competition no more than 12 months ago. You won't,
however, be shocked to hear they smashed that
competition to bits. A highly instrumental piece, it is
simulateously comforting and confronting. Let Kyü
take you to a faraway land.
This amazing woman is destined for brilliant things.
I swear. A true DIY artist, she writes, performs and
produces all of her own work from a simple home
studio -- but you'd never guess it. What results
from her relentless desire to create music is a
list of totally danceable electro pop gems with the
technical quality of the latest top 40 hit, but with a
billion times more heart.
Each track on Jugu's debut release, Getting Closer,
features her highly layered girly vocals, surrounded by
synths and electric drums. Two tracks, 'Getting Closer'
and 'The Deep' are (at time of writing) in the top 10 on
Triple J's Unearthed electronic chart.
Head to jugumusic.com for more info and
follow the links to grab a digital or hard
copy of the EP. Oh, did I mention she created
the artwork too? Impressed.
Image: Pilot Darcy, formerly known as SiN
5/11 -- The Factory Theatre -- Enmore -- NSW;
6/11 -- Northcote Social Club -- Northcote -- VIC;
18/11 -- The Troubadour -- Fortitude Valley -- QLD
24/11 -- The Toff in Town -- Melbourne -- VIC;
2/12 -- The Vanguard -- Newtown -- NSW
19/11 -- Oxford Art Factory -- Sydney -- NSW;
20/11 -- The Zoo -- Fortitude Valley -- QLD;
26/11 -- The Corner Hotel -- Richmond -- VIC
6/11 -- The Clarendon -- Katoomba -- NSW;
19/11 -- Grand Hotel -- Wollongong -- NSW
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