Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:28

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema Tickets

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back showing films on a giant 12m x 6m outdoor screen from Sunday October 20.

The movie program offers a stellar line-up of cult classics, the latest releases, award-winning features and exclusive previews.

Chill out before the movie with tasty food and beverages from the fully licensed bar, or listen to performances from some the best of the Australian music scene.

Get ready for opening night film 'Frances Ha' with Emma Louise confirmed as the music headliner for the night.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:17

Emma Louise: Fiercely Independent

Brisbane-based singer Emma Louise has seen international fame with her debut album 'Vs Head Vs Heart'.

"The album is released in America today and it's done quite well on its first day," Emma says. "The title 'Vs Head Vs Heart' is about people in the industry and external pressure who tell you to write a whole album worth of radio hits. When I was writing and recording the album I felt that pressure."

Despite the industry pressure, the fiercely independent 21-year old made a conscious decision to stay firm to her beliefs.

"I realised I got to do what comes out naturally and work from my feelings, otherwise I'm going to be someone that I'm not for the next two years. I made a very conscious decision that I might not do as well with an album not jammed packed with radio singles, but I was just going to do what I felt like I needed to do with my music."

As a result she decided to ignore record label's contracts for a long time.

“I was very determined to do what I felt I needed to do and labels would start telling me what they could do with what amount of money. I just wanted to pick the option that gave me the most creative freedom. That's kind of what I went with in the end."

Her first major hit, 'Jungle', was in 2011 and what essentially brought her initial fame; while her two month visit to New York last year made her realise she had come a long way.

“From the first EP I just recorded it back home in Cairns and didn't really expect too much from it. Once 'Jungle' got on radio, it was very unexpected and I was just taking it step by step. I had two months off and went to New York last year and that's when I took a break and realised that I'm grateful for everything that has happened. I'm always looking forward as well. I got really high goals that I want to achieve and I'm always thinking about that."

Emma Louise joins Last Dinosaurs and a host of other local musicians to launch the largest, free live music program of its kind in Australia – The City Sounds, an initiative of Brisbane Marketing — in the Queen St Mall Friday May 24, from 12pm. Emma also performs later that night at the Hi-Fi.

Published in Pop/ Electro
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:39

Emma Louise: Making It Happen

The future looks to be incredibly bright for Brisbane girl Emma Louise, whose beautiful pop melodies have literally shot her to success over the last 12 months.

Her debut track, 'Jungle', literally threw her into the Australian music limelight last year, and she released her debut EP 'Full Hearts And Empty Rooms' just months later. Now she's busy working on a debut album that’s due for release early next year.

Emma was able to take a well-earned break from record duties a few weeks ago to take part in the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, a four-day showcase for emerging artists from around the world.

“I was over there for like two months, so I had lots of time to think and to write and I made some good friends ... I think I played seven gigs in three days which was interesting. I didn't actually get to see too much, because I had a few gigs a day.”

Releasing an EP, writing a new album, and signing a record deal all in little more than 12 months is no mean feat. But it's little wonder given Emma’s self-acknowledged hunger and drive.

“I'm just very focused on working 100 percent towards releasing my album. I think in the beginning I was like 'oh shit ... I should be writing pop tracks' and, you know, that kind of put me in a writer’s block. And then I realised, if I'm going to be doing this for my life, as a long-term career, which is what I'm aiming for, I just had to do what I want to do … So I'm really excited about the album.”

But before she completes the finishing touches on her debut longplayer, she'll be performing at the final instalment of Prado Up Late, where she can't wait to get back in front of her home crowd.

“[It will be] my first show with the band in a while, and I'm really looking forward to it, it'll be good fun. [Expect] lots of songs from the new album that will be released next year, and the full band, and lots of smiles.”

Emma Louise plays Prado Up Late at Queensland Art Gallery Friday Nov. 2.
Published in Rock
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:02

BIGSOUND 2012: Sign On

What do artists like Temper Trap, Washington, Boy and Bear, The Jezabels, Kimbra, Cloud Control, Little Red, emma-louise and The Middle East all have in common?

They have all used BIGSOUND as an essential platform in their rise to international careers.

Now Australian and international artists have the chance to perform in front of this coveted audience, with applications now open for BIGSOUND Live (Sept. 12-13), the two-night music festival accompanying BIGSOUND (Sept. 12-14).

With dozens of international industry leaders and hundreds of decision-makers from around Australasia, BIGSOUND is an important gathering of the music industry tribe in the southern hemisphere. Head to BIGSOUND for more information. Applications close May 4.

"BIGSOUND 2011 was actually one of the best nights and gigs of my life. I had such a great time that I think I said ‘that was the best gig I've ever done’ right after I came off stage. It was a completely packed-out venue and the vibe was just incredible!" - Lanie Lane
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