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:
Imagine if you will the languorous dreamy pulse of a mid-afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour. The heat, the breeze, the salt and the unsteady ocean groove.Think of the sense of freedom, the alluring glimpses of pecan-brown skin and and a distant horizon. Think that for a minute, for an hour, for an afternoon, that the stresses of modern life might recede….Coastal Elite is here for you.Music For Marinas, Pt.1 (of 3)5 Tracks of wonky soulful boogie yachty funk, featuring diverse contributions from assorted members of the Personal Best family, including Carl Fox, Australian Athlete, Physique, Josh Beagley (Swoop), Laura Stitt (Uncle Jed), Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive), Rosario Ferraro (The Goods), Andrew Bruce, Vincent Sebastian, Rich Sanford, Terepai Richmond, Moody Beach......but also coming up on Parts II and III, tracks with Holiday Sidewinder, Paul Gray (Wa Wa Nee), Kat Kartell, Pretty Mess, Professor Groove and many more.Follow the Elite on Instagram @coastal_elite_music:--------------------------------------------------------------------Graphic design by Cameron Baird/Sensory CreativePhotos: Nick BowersMastering: Will Bowden/King Willy SoundPR: Thinking LoudRecorded and mixed at various times at Personal Best Studios, Studios 301 and by Rich Sanford at Diamond Cut Studios.
"Baby-Oil" is the latest salacious single from pop provocateur Holiday Sidewinder - a sexy AF parting gift to her ex, reminiscing on a lusty weekend in São Paolo.The most recent in a collection of exhilarating singles "Baby-Oil" drips with post-modern, hedonistic and sometimes sardonic flavour, giving lyrical nods to Future’s “Mask Off,” The Ronettes, maple syrup, ringxiety, drunkorexia and baby hunger!Sidewinder tells us that even something as seemingly harmless and pure as Baby-Oil is made up of petrochemicals, a metaphor for this intoxicating but oh-so toxic love.
Prior to her appearance on the UK reality show, "Made In Chelsea", Holiday Sidewinder is preparing to release 2 brand new singles in 2 weeks time."Baby Oil" and "Forever" are set to be released on 26/04 and 03/05.Stay tuned!