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Saskwatch live at Northside

It’s been a minute since Saskwatch released their third album ‘Sorry I let it come between us‘, but it’s like brand new again with the arrival of the long player at Northside. To celebrate the highly anticipated vinyl release Saskwtach will be performing live instore at Northside on Friday, 28th August. Come down and get intimate with Saskwatch before they hit the road for yet another circumnavigation of Australia (Rubens Hoops Tour). The live set starts at 7pm sharp, and we’ll have a limited number of LPs available exclusively on the night prior to the official release the following week. Get in early and get some!


Support your local independent record store and local indie bands.


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SASKWATCH launch new video for “I’ll Be Fine”

SASKWATCH have launched new a clip for their new single ‘I’ll Be Fine’.

The video was animated by Jason Galea and is the first single from their forthcoming album “Sorry I Let It Come Between Us” out June 12th via our own label!!!

The album itself was recorded over a month long period at Mt Slippery – an old silversmith warehouse come recording studio on the outskirts of Philadelphia, America. It’s the studio of Dr Dog’s Scott McMicken and Nathan Sabatino, who together produced the album. Saskwatch have long been big fans of Dr Dog, both musically and in their work as producers, and relished at the chance to head overseas and work alongside them. The result: a raw, solemn and sparse collection of genre-jumping songs.

Watch ‘I’ll Be Fine’ below!

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why you should CAMP OUT at THE CORNER HOTEL

Next week two MONSTERS of soul music unleash new LPs at The Corner Hotel.

The funky SASKWATCH have just released “Nose Dive” and then you have COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS who releasing “Blind Bet”. Both albums will reach their funky tentacles out to the world. Go to both, or at least go to one. But do not go to nada or you will answer to me…..


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The Cookin Show has a massive line up, from BBoys to DJ’s and many surprise vocalists. Get Down to get down.

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SAT 7th Dec – big LOCAL soul night!!!!!

Saskwatch at the Corner!

The Bamboos at The Forum

Last Saturday two of Australia’s biggest and best soul bands socked it to Melbourne. SASKWATCH played to a packed out sweaty Corner Hotel and the mighty BAMBOOS stepped up their game and rocked The Forum.

Doing it bigtime!

The other news that emerged that day was the announcement that local Melbourne Soul band – HIATUS KAIYOTE have been nominated for a GRAMMY Yes, I think this is the first time an Australian soul act has been acknowledged by the Grammys.

CONGRATULATIONS to Hiatus Kaiyote on behalf of NORTHSIDE RECORDS and all soul fans in Australia. Now, I don’t want to say who won, but the Grammy awards are given out on January 26th, thats right – AUSTRALIA DAY.

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Deep Street Soul are Jet$et!

dss-a3-350Deep Street Soul hit the Workers Club this Saturday for their final show in Melbourne before taking off to tour the UK & Europe, which includes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Deep Street will also be flying the flag for Funky Melbourne at Floripa London, ‘Band on the Wall’ (Craig Charles’ Night) in Manchester, The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham, as well as shows in Bordeaux, Toulouse and culminating July 6th at St Paul Soul Jazz Festival. Wow!

Deep Street Soul aren’t the only Melbourne band heading off to Glastonbury either! Saskwatch and The Bombay Royale are also on their way.

You can support the bands and Melbourne Soul by checking out Satuday’s gig at the Workers (also featuring Up Up Away, Karate Boogaloo and Peirre Baroni) – PLUS – hit the bands POZIBLE pages and kick in a few bucks to help the bands reach their totals.



Congratulations to Saskwatch who have already hit their target and will NOT be pawning their equipment in order to fly back to Melbourne. Props for a great show at the John Curtain Hotel on the weekend just passed. Glastonbury LOOKOUT!

And props to Chris Gill and Lance Ferguson who featured these 3 bands on “THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE” compilation. Their upcoming appearances at Glastonbury are testament to the thriving Melbourne scene. If you don’t own this comp – you need it.

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SASKWATCH props – bluesfest 2013

Looks like Saskwatch are making them dance up in Byron! Melbourne funk champions spread the message like butter! Make sure you get a taste! Check the review here! lns_01-04-2013_egn_04_lis310313blues04_fct1022x629x91_t460

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get ready for I GET LONELY, brand new single from Soul Monsters SASKWATCH see the official film clip here.

The actual 7″ is about 4 weeks away, so HOLD TIGHT!
‘I Get Lonely’ is faster and harder than Saskwatch has ever been before. Its clangy guitars and fast-paced drums evoke 60s surf-rock vibes, while the horn section bring the melody, all held together by Nkechi Anele’s gutsy vocals. It’s ambitious and it hits the mark.

The work for Mikey didn’t stop – he and Max Kohane, collectively known as Brain Children liberally applied their talents to Saskwatch’s single, ‘Your Love’ and the result – an ambient remix full of echoing guitars and almost prog-rock drums.


Thursday 7 March –  CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 9 March – BAYSIDE BEAT,  Bunbury
Sunday 10 March – FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, Fremantle
Thursday 14 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Tuesday 19 March – MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY, Melbourne (lunchtime)
Thursday 21 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 23 March – THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Festival
Thursday 28 March – CHERRY BAR Melbourne
Saturday 30 March – BLUESFEST, Byron Bay
Sunday 31 March – BLUESFEST, Bryon Bay

Friday 12 April – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, Brisbane
Saturday 13 April – SOLBAR, Maroochydore
Friday 19 April – PRINCE BANDROOM, Melbourne
Saturday 20 April – THEATRE ROYAL, Castlemaine
Wednesday 24 April  – TRANSIT BAR, Canberra
Friday 26 April – GUM BALL FESTIVAL, Hunter Valley
Saturday 27 April – OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney

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There is another in store planned…..are you ready!?

Its on Thursday January 10. Its celebrating 10 years of Northside……The Soul Of Melbourne VINYL album dropping….Daptone goodness!….and just DANCING!!!

The band that made me start a label, SASKWATCH are going to do a live instore show on a THURSDAY afternoon at 4pm. (one I have been waiting for!!) Then as a show of respect to traveling DAPKIDS we will be having an INSTORE SIGNING, by members of THE MENAHAN STREEET BAND and THE DAP KINGS.



it was an awesome day! and thanks to all who turned up and got down! Thanks to Saskwatch and the team Daptone who all did their thing!

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The Soul of Melbourne – Available now

We are very excited to present the second release from Northside Records, “The Soul of Melbourne”. The official release date is November 9, 2012, however copies of 18-track CD have been fast-tracked to Northside to coincide with RRR Album of the Week! Get yours now.


Check the RRR blurb:
This extremely impressive compilation is an acknowledgement and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant and vital soul music community. Presented by two of the city’s leading champions and proponents of all things soulful (Northside Records’ and Triple R’s Chris Gill and The Bamboo’s Lance Ferguson) the eighteen track collection showcases some key local jazz, funk, R&B and modern beat-based outfits. Recent releases from artists such as Chet Faker and Kylie Auldist are highlighted, and featured alongside rare and unreleased songs from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and new spiritual jazz group Menagerie.

That’s right! 18 hand-picked tunes (inc. 4 previously-unreleased exclusives) from the cream of the Melbourne soul scene. Featuring THE BAMBOOS, SASKWATCH, THE CACTUS CHANNEL, KYLIE AULDIST, ELECTRIC EMPIRE, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, HIATUS KAIYOTE, AKOLOTL, COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS & more. The official website for this record/project will launch on November 9. Stay tuned.

The official “unofficial” release party happens as part of AWME – with a stellar line-up of local artists joining forces with AWME and Northside Records to present what will be once of the most epic nights of Soul and Funk witnessed in Melbourne in recent times. Thursday Nov. 15 at Hi-Fi, Catch The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Electric Empire and more. Full details here. And that’s not all! Friday 16th Nov. sees Deep Street Soul at the Lounge, supported by Sietta and the Northside DJs (Chris Gill Experience, DJ Manchild, Mistarex, & Lewis Can Cut).

“Where’s the vinyl?” I hear you say! It’s coming – delivery of vinyl is expected early December. Vinyl features 12 tracks from the CD – especially all the cuts that have not previously been available on vinyl such as Electric Empire. Vinyl is a strictly limited press. Watch this space for news of its arrival + all Soul of Melbourne related events. We’ve also just sent our second 7″ off to manufacture. A MASSIVE double A-side 45 that is guaranteed to make you shake! More news on that in upcoming posts.

Want more? Tune in GET DOWN on RRR this week to hear Chris Gill dropping heat and chatting with some of the artists from our great new compilation. Chris Gill on RRR

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SASKWATCH perform “Two Hearts”

Check em out as the kids rock the track Two Hearts on the balcony of the Prince Bandroom for their internet TV thing. The next show coming up will be the jam at AWME November 15th @ the Hi Fi with the Bamboos and Electric Empire.

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SASKWATCH sell out the Corner

thats my boys AND GIRL! This Friday’s album launch at the Corner has SOLD OUT!

If you were thinking of going wait out the front and get scalped OR you could check them out at the next couple of gigs. On Sunday they play up in BALLARAT on Sat afternoon at Karova Lounge and then on Sunday at DAYLESFORD at tThe Palais in the afternoon. Then there is the big show. THe opening night of AWME aat the HIFI Bar. Its with THE BAMBOOS, ELECTRIC EMPIRE and more local goodness. bamboos

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NORTHSIDE RECORDS debut release this FRIDAY!

SASKWATCH “Leave it All Behind” LP and CD and digital.

This Friday Northside and Saskwatch join soul forces to give the world whatat they need, an incredible debut soul special. The first ever record by SASKWATCH and the first by NORTHSIDE RECORDS. What a match.

Be a part of this history and say you were there at the start! The peoples of Saskwatch are on the rise and with abilities shown already the sky is the limit.All the tunes are written by Liam McGorry and his vision has proven to be and incredible soul sound. Nkechi Anele has just started to sing. She had spent most of here time dancing to the band and then decided to grab the mike. Ever since then she has proven to be a god send. And her game just gets fresher and fresher. We could go through all the band and highlight each great members shine, but instead check out this video and listen.

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