"A rebirth of funk for a new generation.....Electrifying production, magnificent writing, and vocals so sultry you’ll forget your last name. Confection don’t just take you back, they make you feel their time is now!"
DJ Trey (Edge 96.1FM)
Yes Confection are back with a new single "It's So Long (Since We've Touched), taken from their upcoming album. It's their first release since their second album "Private Conversations" was released in 2012, following up from their seminal self-titled debut "Confection" in 2007.
After this long hiatus, thankfully nothing has changed.....the formula of raw vs smooth, live vs machine, the seamless melding of funk, boogie and soul, the luscious melodies, ear worm choruses and Juanita Tippins' totally unique vocals gliding over everything, is 100% present and correct.
"With "It's So Long (Since We've Touched)", Confection remind us that they always were and always will be Australia's finest boogie and Nu-disco representatives."
Graeme Pogson - GL, Mondo Freaks, The Bamboos
"Confection - too much boogie sugar? I think not!!
With the return of this Boogie floor-mover (even if it is your lounge room) the gang that set the Nu-Disco standard in this country are back to reclaim the crown.
The timing is perfect for "It's So Long (Since We've Touched" as the world needs some sweet relief in its re-entry to better times."
Stephen Ferris, FBI94.5FM
This is Raw Comeback Funk from Australian duo Confection.New track "It's So Long (Since We've Touched)" dropping November 27.Stay tuned for more and in the meantime follow them on:
Coastal Elite release their new track "Runaway" from the forthcoming Music For Marinas, Pt II EP.Personal Best label and it’s coagulating crew of collaborators, release a new track “Runaway”, this time featuring indie goddess Moody Beach and ex-Porsches frontman Carl Fox.
Composed, performed and basically completed in a chaotic, brief and yet super-productive after party session at PB Studios following a Moody Beach gig at the Golden Age, “Runaway” features C.Fox and Ms. Beach cooing gently together about the transcendent possibilities of freedom, escape, love and delayed... or unfulfilled... desire.
Coastal Elite release their new track "Let 'Em In" from the forthcoming Music For Marinas, Pt II EP.
The song features a posthumous vocal from Australian music icon Paul Gray, lead singer with 80’s synthfunk legends Wa Wa Nee, one of the most successful Australian acts of the late 80’s.
Despite years since working in the industry in multiple roles as producer, keyboardist and musical director with artists such as Tina Arena and Kate Ceberano……this is his first and only lead vocal since Wa Wa Nee.
Let 'Em In was written by Paul McCartney and originally recorded by Wings on the 1976 album Wings At The Speed Of Sound.
Reworked and slightly reimagined with a pulsing Moog synth bass, the Coastal Elite taken "Let 'Em In" is more plaintive and emotional than the almost jaunty original, with Gray's stunning vocal front and centre. Coastal contributors include drums and percussion from Terepai Richmond (Whitlams, John Butler, Missy Higgins), a melancholic bass solo from Tim Curnick (Angus and Julia, Missy Higgins, Ngaire) and guitar and synths from Coastal Elite skipper Josh Beagley.
Their new track, Headline News, the first sacrificial lamb - dare we say first racing stallion out of the blocks - from the impending Music For Marinas: Pt. II release, is undeniably smooooth, and officially released Friday November 8.It's a cover of an incredibly obscure track by a nicely bearded soul singer called William Bell, that was on a dance compilation obsessed over by Beagley and Kapferer when they were funk children growing up in the badlands of Adelaide.
The Coastal Elite band on this track is Terepai Richmond (drums & perc), Michael Di Francesco (Bass), Richard Sanford (main keys and mix), Chloe West aka Pretty Mess (BV's), Jonathon "JC" Corea (saxophone), Josh Beagley (guitar - actually it got deleted in the mix, so kinda no credit there, but he did do the Production, programming and some additional keys and percussion), and Harry Sutherland aka Australian Athlete and Sergio kinda gently duelling with some wailing synths.
Forever Or Whatever is an ambitious and game-changing record invoking the electrifying energy of icons Prince, Kylie Minogue, Debbie Harry and Annie Lennox. Recorded at Tony Visconti’s Dean Street Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road, the all killer no filler eight-track album features previously released singles "Casino” (lauded by Rolling Stone as a “cocky, glossy blur of pure hedonistic glam") and unapologetic thot-bop "Leo", which saw Sidewinder heralded as a millennial Madonna for her poptastic and triumphant reclamation of sexual agency. Hailed as a “global pop sensation” (Paper Mag), “a shining light in the darkness” (LA record), and “a blinding force to be reckoned with” (Purple Sneakers) Holiday Sidewinder has arrived with a lusty, powerful debut driven by shimmering synths and classic late-night disco beats.
Forever or Whatever
Out now, listen here: