Filed under: BANOFFEE, BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, FOX + SUI, GALAPAGOOSE, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, KIERAN RYAN, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OSCAR KEY SUNG, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, RANDOM POSTS, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, THE HARPOONS, THE WAR DIARIES OF FRANK BROWN, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST, TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS
After five years of blogging here, we are moving our middling words to our new website, courtesy of our friends PT Campbell and That Mob, who’ve collaborated with us to make a brand new website at our home of six years, www.twobrightlakes.com
Come visit us there and keep up with all the latest news about Two Bright Lakes people.
Thanks for listening,
Two Bright Lakes.
Filed under: BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, SEAGULL, Tig Huggins | Tags: best of 2011, Donny Benet, Geoffrey O'Connor, Lost Animal, melbourne music week, New Look, Shabazz Palaces, Sugar Mountain, Theo Parrish, Two Bright Lakes, virgo four
It’s that time of year again where we weigh up all that has happened this year, throw some opinions around, and celebrate all of the good things that transpired in 2011. It’s been a very busy year for us at Two Bright Lakes, we want to thank everyone who came to shows, bought records and listened to the music that ‘s been released and said nice things about it, we really appreciate all of those things.
We put out some of our favourite records ever in the form of Collarbones, Oscar+Martin, Dream Kit, Batrider and Nick Huggins. We helped put on the the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in January, we braved endless rain for the Melbourne Music Week rooftop show, toured Virgo Four twice, took part in the Galactic Nights series, put on countless excellent local shows with musicians from near and far…we’re collecting an archive of photos and videos of shows from the year, and we’ll be posting them somewhere soon.
In the meantime, here are some reflections by some of the Lakes people on what they thought was great about 2011 and time and space in general…
Hazel Brown (Otouto):
1. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
2. Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming
3. Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
5. Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ Kicks
6. Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
5 Low Budget Music Videos of 2011 (no order)
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST
This Sunday on ABC1 at 5pm and ABC2 at 920pm, Hazel, Tig and Blake from Two Bright Lakes and other artists from the Schoolhouse Studios will be on ABC’s Arts Nation talking about all things Two Bright Lakes, how it all started, where it’s going, who’s involved, what we eat for breakfast, that sort of thing. It’s bound to be equal parts enlightening and embarrassing, we hope you can tune in to watch. If you missed it, click the banner above to have a look…
And Otouto are taking part in Arts Victoria’s Unfold series which looks inside the arts community in Victoria. Their episode will be screening in the coming weeks on the Arts Vic website alongside seven other talented artists and artist groups.
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, THE WAR DIARIES OF FRANK BROWN, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST | Tags: Chartered Accountants, Chris Ward, Frank Lotito, Marc Goldenfein, Max Davis, Miklos Janek, Nice Work, the vine
Somehow there was time for us to appear in front of a camera and talk about some of the things that have been going on at Two Bright Lakes. Full of insights and embarrassments and lovingly put together by Miklos, Max, Chris, Frank and Marc you can view the minutes long piece at The Vine. It’s all part of the Nice Work series about creative businesses doing things and enjoying themselves whilst doing said things.
Filed under: OTOUTO | Tags: Caught Ship, Hammocks and Honey, OTOUTO, Tantrums, The Lifted Brow, workers club
This Friday night, the Workers Club will host the launch of Issue #9 of celebrated local journal The Lifted Brow, with our own Otouto helping them celebrate alongside Tantrums, Hammocks and Honey & Caught Ship plus Bachelor Kitchen DJs and EgadAmia visuals. Kicks off at 8pm and you get a free copy of the mag with the entry price as well. Bargain.
Filed under: OTOUTO | Tags: best coast, forum melbourne, os mutantes, OTOUTO, popfrenzy, Two Bright Lakes
Courtesy of the lovely people at Popfrenzy, we have a double pass to give away to see Otouto play alongside Os Mutantes and Best Coast at the Forum on March 11th. All you need to do is sign up to our monthly email newsletter by sending an email to info (at) twobrightlakes.com.
(We send out one newsletter a month with all the latest Two Bright Lakes news – you can unsubscribe at any time and we won’t share your email around – we don’t like spam either!).
There’s a double pass for existing subscribers and a double pass for new subscribers. It’s going to be a great gig, if you miss out on tickets you can always find some here.
Filed under: OTOUTO | Tags: casiotone for the painfully alone, daytrotter, mp3, OTOUTO, spot, sushi, w. hillier, walkie talkie
Whilst on tour with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone last year, Otouto found the time to record a few songs with the people at Daytrotter, including the tracks Spot, W. Hillier and the previously unreleased ABC. Download it, stream it, share it, enjoy it right here.