NEW EP TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2016
It's been a little while since we have heard from our old mate 808s & Greatest Hits. He was the very first signing to Our Golden Friend when we launched into the world of independent record labels in December last year and today he returns to premiere his new single 'Nice 'N' Easy' via Tone Deaf.
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Listen to 'Nice 'N' Easy' below
'Nice 'N’ Easy' is the new single lifted from the forthcoming 808s and Greatest Hits EP which will be released in August/September 2016 via Melbourne indie label Our Golden Friend. Of the track the mind behind 808s Skube Burnell says "It's literally all about just doing what you want to do, and well, I guess it also talks about the opposite of that. It was my attempt at writing a Beach Boys inspired song and then it didn’t end up like that.” The track was once again mixed by recent collaborators Stu MacKenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
808s and Greatest Hits is the bedroom recording project of Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist Skube Burnell (band member of Chips Calipso & Poppongene). As 808s and Greatest Hits Burnell released his debut album Featuring A. Fantastic Reprise independently via bandcamp in 2014. In December 2015 Burnell released a two-track 7" featuring down-tempo pseudo-pop songs ‘New Bounce’ and ‘House of Love’ mixed by Stu MacKenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control). 2016/2017 will see 808s and Greatest Hits release his follow up album as well as assembling a live band to recreate his bedroom recordings for the live stage for the very first time.
You can grab yourself a lil wax copy of 808s & Greatest Hits New Bounce 7" right here on bandcamp.
So our little label Our Golden Friend has a few exciting releases coming for you in 2016 from 808s & Greatest Hits and our new gal POPPONGENE, stay tuned for more info on both of those releases real soon. Also if your floating around in the land of Spotify you can find Our Golden Friend on there as well, we've got some lil playlists going which might give you more of an insight into our musical brains!
Until next time keep well and get out there and pat some Labradors!
Our Golden Friend xo