Four new Gold Coast releases you’ll want to get your ears around

Spring… time to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to do that than to get your ears around some brand spankin’ new Gold Coast music.

City Over Sand have released their much-anticipated debut (it was two years in the making. And it’s available on vinyl no less. Lastlings, fresh from wooing BIGSOUND audiences have a new track out as well as a new signing. Yes Sir Noceur have teamed up with Aquila Young for a their new track Turn to Fire and Mitch King’s new track comes on the back of an old track being used for a PR campaign for an American NRL team.

Nice work Gold Coast. Here are some new spring offerings for your earholes.


City Over Sand’s Good Grief

City Over Sand have released their much-anticipated debut album, an 11-track alt-pop-rock offering more than two years in the making. Good Grief is the product of Jules Keshan (drums) and Brad Hosking (guitar / piano) rallying around songwriter and guitarist Dan Carroll fcityoversand-58-webollowing the loss of his father to cancer.

Carroll has said the album is about family, friends and asking questions that will never be answered and it’s fitting that it was launched around those closest to the band right on the lawn at Blind Boy Studios where it was recorded.

And if the live renditions are anything to go by, this record will be a favourite for years to come. And yes, it actually is a record. Good Grief is available on vinyl as well as CD and digital formats. City Over Sand are at Miami Marketta 7 October and NightQuarter 28 October and you can order the album at



Lastlings: new music, new deal

Their 2015 single Chills has ticked over 1.5 million spotify streams and they effortlessly wooed BIGSOUND audiences at BIGSOUND and now Gold Coast siblings Lastlings have new music and a new deal.

Lastlings at BIGSOUND. Image by NJA Photography

Lastlings at BIGSOUND. Image by NJA Photography

With a berth in the Triple J Unearthed High competition to their name, their signing to Select Music sees them join a roster which includes RUFUS, Tkay Maidza and The Preatures and their nw single Time showcases the Josh Dowdle’s intelligent production and Amy Dowdle’s vocal prowess.

They’ve also scored some sweet summer festival shows, so keep your eyes and ears peeled, especially over the coming year where they’re expected to do amazing things! Lastlings are at Miami Marketta, 20 October supporting Emma Louise.



Yes Sir Noceur turn to fire with new single

Gold Coast four piece Yes Sir Noceur don’t like to be pigeonholed, but there’s no doubt they’re finding a solid place for themselves as leader of the pack when it comes to psychedelic voodoo surf.

yes-sir-noceur3_credit-jake-wilton-webTheir new track Turn To Fire showcases the group’s commitment to their craft with rolling drums, whirring guitars and explosive psych vocals but it also features something a little different – the enchanting vocal licks of dynamic Gold Coast chanteuse Aquila Young.

The new single is a teaser from the yet to be named EP due before the end of the year. Listen to Turn To Fire via Soundcloud and keep your ears peeled for whispers of an EP release date.



Mitch King’s big NFL win

mitch-king-publicity-photoHard working Mitch King has had a US win with his song Coming Back being used to promote season opening for the Green Bay Packers NFL team.

Being exposed to millions of viewers can’t be a bad thing with a brand new single out. Everything Shines is the new track, consolidating Mitch’s position as a one-man band to be reckoned with.

He’s currently on tour nationally, taking in NSW and Victoria and he’ll be back in our neck of the woods for Ballina Prawn Festival in November.



Wanna know where to catch these guys? Check the gig guide for details.

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