VIDEO: Emperors – “Be Ready When I Say Go”

Emperors

Perth four-piece Emperors just released a new video for “Be Ready When I Say Go”, and its a great example of a simple video executed well.

It’s almost been 2 years since they featured on On The Tune’s first ever mixtape with the excellent “Favourite Colours”, and they’ve come a long way since then. They sound more polished, focused, and tighter than ever – and if they keep this up, they’re going to make quite a splash in the near future.

Their debut album Stay Frosty is out on April 20. In the meantime, check out the new video below.

MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 1 – Aussie Indie

Remember how I said I was working on a surprise? Yeah, well this is it.

I was sick of seeing other blogs giving away cool music while mine didn’t. So I decided I’d go around and find a tonne of bands who would let me use their music in a mixtape. I want to do this legally and do the right thing by the bands. So I sent out e-mails to many a manager and band, asking for permission to use their songs in a free mixtape. Quite a few didn’t reply, but many did. For which I am quite grateful.

So as a consequence of this, I now proudly present to you the first volume of my On The Tune Mixtape. As you’ve probably noticed, this one is themed around Australian independent bands, but future ones may not be themed at all. We’ll see how it goes.

Tracklist:

1. Kill Teen Angst – Gen Y

2. Lovers of Modern Art – I Got The Shakes

3. Goodnight Owl – Maps & Compasses

4. Faux Pas – Chasing Waterfalls

5. Guineafowl – Botanist

6. Kid Sam – We’re Mostly Made of Water

7. Emperors – Favourite Colours

8. The Weekend People – Mascara

9. The Good China – All Nothing

10. Polaroid Fame – Face Off

11. Elgen and Johnny Utah – When The Rain Hits ft. Steve Hollins

12. Sleep Decade – Colour In Between The Lines

13. Tyrian Dawn – Colours to the Mast

14. The Jezabels – Hurt Me

Download

This had been downloaded at least 250 odd times before it was taken down. Why? Because apparently it contained artists like The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna. Clearly, it does not.
Thanks for that IFPI. You also seem to be ignoring my e-mails regarding the matter. This is why bloggers who operate legitimately and legally with regard for musicians get annoyed with you.

The above is the re-uploaded version everyone.

Size: 68.46 mb

Don’t know how to unzip stuff? Download 7zip here.
Don’t know which download link to click? I don’t know what .msi files are either. Do you use Windows? Try this one.

Just a quick shout-out to all the artists/managers for allowing me to use these tracks! I really appreciate it.

Also; feel free to (in fact, please) spread the word about the mixtape! Just link back to my blog post here. Thanks!

I’ll see you guys in 3 weeks! Most likely. Unless I get some spare time.

REVIEW: Emperors – "Favourite Colours"

I heard Emperors one day on triple j and was blown away by the fact that they were unsigned.

"Favourite Colours" is simply a damn catchy rock song. I can imagine the energy seeing these guys playing live would be through the roof if the quality of their playing is on par with their recorded work.

The vocal lines are powerful, despite not having a massive range. They compliment the guitar rhythms. Acoustic guitars provide a great bridge to the build-up of the song and it’s finish.

I think they have the potential to be a great, energetic addition to the Australian rock scene, and if they continue producing work of this calibre and keep up the hard work, their fan-base will expand without a doubt. Well worth checking out.

Score: 8/10

Grab a free download of "Favourite Colours" here.