Young magic x Smooooch



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Today, Smooch Records are thrilled to announce Young Magic are joining the Smooch family with the release of their stunning third album, Still Life. Young Magic is Jakarta born Indonesian-America vocalist Melati Malay and Sydney-born songwriter producer Isaac Emmanuel. The pair met in New York City in 2010 and began collaborating above a speakeasy in Brooklyn

The New York based duo have shared "Default Memory," a sparkling new song from their forthcoming album Still Lifei-D premiered the track, calling it "another beauty inspired by singer and songwriter Melati Malay's travels." Young Magic created the hypnotic animated "Default Memory" video using photographs Melati took in Morocco, Mexico, France, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore, Florida, California, New York, and Texas. ‘Default Memory’ is the latest single from their full length release following ‘Lucian’ which premiered on The Fader.


Young Magic will be on tour with Yeasayer this May-June in the USA. Full dates available at


The Fader - Make an effigy of your own monster and burn it to the ground

Stereogum -  Dreamy synth progressions, intricate rolling percussion, classical strings, and a lighter touch on Malay’s voice makes for a soothing aesthetic 

Under The Radarelectronic and organic elements interweaving to form a fluidly shape-shifting pop soundscape


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   Now listening to - Yoshio Suzuki - Morning Picture


Hey cowgirls welcome to our new website! Thanks Ed it looks great.  We will endeavor to keep it updated on the regs with useful information and magical tunes.

We have had/have a bunch on so I thought I would start this blog by wrapping it all into a little pressie and unwrapping it all out below. Posts from here on will most likely be more direct.


To start things off we had the release of SMILE’s sophomore LP Rhythm Method. Had a great response with favourable reviews from Stereogum, Rolling Stone, DIY and Richard Kingsmill. SMILE also got in the feature records on PBS – 106.7 and the AIR feature artist of the week. The boys played a live to air on PBS and sold out the Gasometer Hotel with a great launch party. Next up they are playing a free show with local legends Free Time and Scott and Charlene’s Wedding at the Rollas Service Store May 6th.  Bands from around 7pm I believe.  You can listen to Free Times excellent new record ‘Searching for Free Time” over the the excellent Bedroom Suck Records.

Oh SMILE also played at the wonderful Boogie Festival with legends such as Terrible Truths, Terry, Power, and Endless Boogie.

Buy the LP over on the Smooch Bandcamp.

Also watch the Holiday clip if you haven’t seen it/in a while it’s great!

OCDANTAR just released his latest single via Clash Magazine titled Sad Child. Head over there and give it’s dreaminess a hoon. He also released this excellent video by legend Max Turner for Sea Sky Client View which is as groovy as it is terrifying.

His EP Time In Fluxcomes out next week (26/4/16) and OCDANTAR are throwing a party May 7th at the Gasometer with Queen Magic,  Alta and Couture. OCDANTAR is also performing at Howler Melbourne this Saturday (23/4/16) in support of LUCIANBLOMKAMP and LOWER SPECTRUM.


Mouth Tooth records are in our hands, picked them up from the pressers this week.  That one comes out in June which is a real treat for all of you. They have made an excellent video for the excellent single Memory Foam which again you are going to have to wait a few weeks for. Trust me when I say though it’s a hit. For now listen back to Group Therapy here – (insert group therapy embed)

Great stuff! We also have the Liahona debut EP dropping soon, Rat & Co are putting the final touches on album 3 and 4, and there is a good chance we are gonna be announcing our first international signing over the next couple weeks. We have sold out of T shirts but will get some more made soon. 

Thanks for stopping in please come back often. Watch Horace and Pete’s if you are looking for a series and be nice to your lover.



Stoked to have Data Transmission premiering Ocdantar's new release 0102. 

In their words;

"Joshua Delaney - frontman of ambient outfit Rat & Co - is preparing to make waves under new solo alias Ocdantar (Rat and Co backwards... sort of).

Having already supported the likes of Shigeto, Bicep and DT favourite Nina Kraviz, Delaney's 7-track debut Time in Flux is set for release via Smooch Records in the first half of 2016. The record promises to continue his work within ambient electronica, experimenting further with texture and space.

As expected, second single '0102' is stripped-back beat-wise, yet the Melbourne producer has enriched it with an abyssal low-end that crunches softly under silken harmonies. "Go to sleep," we're told as the vocal floods in, and if it weren't for the promise of more to come from Ocdantar, we just might drift off into serenity."


SMILE are debuting their video for the track “Holiday” off of their upcoming record Rhythm Method, set to drop the first week of March.

“We were quite worried about it actually while we were shooting as our leading actor Stephen, who came incredibly cheap mind you, was also incredibly stiff,” said vocalist/guitarist Pete Baxter of filming the video. “He froze up every time we started rolling. We wasted so many rolls of film. 35mil is fucking expensive as well. Thats why we burnt him to death. Funny thing is, his lackluster approach to acting was amazing in the burning. He didn’t flinch an inch. Actors are fucking crazy. Hopefully people think it’s a statement on the rigid depression of western society or some shit; truth is though, Steve was just a fucking shithouse actor. Our guitarist, Max Turner, and our good friend, Rhys Mitchell, directed the clip and chose Steve – that fucking waste of space. They did a good job though. I just hate actors like Steve who think they can rely only their astounding looks. He was beautiful. Beautiful and boring.”

Can’t really blame poor Steve though. I mean, God doesn’t give with both hands, right?

“Anyway,” added Baxter. “Thanks for watching and sharing. Our new record Rhythm Methodcomes out in early March on Smooch Records. It’s not as good as Somethin’ Else by Cannonball Adderley, but we like it.”