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Video: Tear Council – My Car

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Following the success of their first single “Anywhere”, Tear Council treat us to the official video for their new single “My Car“, out now on Personal Best Records. Headed by Matt Van Schie (Van She / Du Tonc), Tear Council’s smooth and nostalgia-tinged track is the second single from a double A side release, and is a continuation of what Van Schie describes as a project for his “more emotional outpourings”.

With “My Car”, Tear Council are bringing their finest 80s A-game, taking after the immensely hyped debut single “Anywhere”. This hypnotic and melodic throwback track has collaborator Michael Di Francesco (aka Touch Sensitive) working his magic on the synths while Van Schie perfectly complements him with his delicate and ethereal vocals.

A superb companion to the single, the video is an homage to vintage cars and is a compilation of clips from iconic films such as Vanishing Point, Repo Man and the Driver. The combination of grainy texture, gloriously classic cars and dramatic shots evokes feelings of sentimentality, especially when paired with the tender and emotive melodies of the song.

With their music credentials and fashion game already strong, Tear Council are ready to take the world by storm.

Touch Sensitive – Pizza Guy / Show Me

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Multi-instrumentalist, self confessed synth-freak and italo-style icon, Michael Di Francesco is Touch Sensitive. Having originally released his notorious single ‘Pizza Guy’ in his local Australia in 2013 to incredible success (it was the #3 most played track that year on the country’s No. 1 radio station, Triple J and featured a star-studded video with cameos from label mates Flume, Chet Faker and Jagwar Ma), the UK will finally see a release on 26th July through Future Classic.

The single, which will be packaged as a AA-side release alongside ‘Show Me’ and includes brand new remixes to be announced soon, comes off the back of a hugely successful local TV synch, which has resulted in ‘Pizza Guy’ re-entering the iTunes Electronic Chart at #6 and becoming the #1 most Shazam’ed advert/song in the UK (with an impressive 160k hits). To date the track has had over 2 million plays on Soundcloud, with a further 1 million + plays on YouTube.

Touch Sensitive’s debut single ‘Body Stop’ was one of the first tracks to be released on Australia’s most prevalent and forward-thinking label Future Classic, who have just celebrated their 10th birthday. The performance from Touch Sensitive on Friday night at the label’s FCX event at Sydney Opera House (which included live sets from Flume, Seekae, Flight Facilities, George Maple) was as such particularly poignant and was met to raptorous reception.

Over the past year, Touch Sensitive has supported Disclosure, Cut Copy, played a massive sunset slot at Splendour In The Grass and recently completed a 16-date tour through North America with Flight Facilities. News on UK & European live dates to come soon.

Tear Council – My Car

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Sydney’s Tear Council (aka the duo of Du Tonc & Van She’s Matt Van Schie and Michael Di Francesco aka Touch Sensitive, have shared their second single of the year, “My Car”, out on May 29th via Personal Best Records. Pre-order here.

Video: Tear Council – Anywhere

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Headed by none other than Matt Van Schie (Van She / Du Tonc), Tear Council is not just an advisory body on tear control, but a full body performance authority. After recently joining forces with former band bud Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive) on their debut single “Anywhere” – the pair now share the highly appropriate, 80s-stylised video for the track, starring Matt and Michael themselves, alongside Holiday Sidewinder (Bridezilla), the female vocalist on the record.

Reminiscent of detective soap operas past, the “Anywhere” video shows private investigators Di Francesco and Sidewinder stalking their oblivious target, Van Schie – who’s on serious dance duties in this clip.

The video for debut single release “Anywhere” is more than a solid preview of what is yet to come from Sydney’s Tear Council – a project described by Van Schie as an outlet for his “more emotional outpourings”. Taking you back to the rhythm of the 80s and “Drive”-esque memories from summer days past, Tear Council’s “Anywhere” will make you relive those throwback-thrills – an experience that is guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Directed by Miška Mandić.

Tear Council – Anywhere

tear council

Headed by none other than Matt Van Schie (Van She / Du Tonc), Tear Council is not just an advisory body on tear control, but a full body performance authority. After having previously collaborated in 2009 with fellow fashion aficionado and former band bud Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive) to write “Journey” – from Van Schie’s “Balmy Nights” EP – the pair now join forces yet again to bring you “Anywhere”.

The first single from a double A side release, “Anywhere” is more than a solid preview of what is yet to come from Sydney’s Tear Council – a project described by Van Schie as an outlet for his “more emotional outpourings”.

Taking you back to the rhythm of the 80s and “Drive”-esque memories from summer days past, “Anywhere” will make you relive those throwback-thrills – an experience that is guaranteed to get you on your feet. With a video for “Anywhere” scheduled for March, and their music credentials and fashion game already strong, Tear Council are ready to take 2015 by storm.

Video: Hayden James – Permission To Love

Sydney-based young producer Hayden James has just released his debut summery Balearic pop single “Permission To Love” on Future Classic. Below, you can watch the 80′s 8-bit retro video. The “Permission To Love” EP is out now, backed with remixes by Touch Sensitive, a.k.a. Van She’s Michael Di Francesco, and Brisbane’s beatmaker Charles Murdoch. Video directed by Harry Hunter.