Apr 18, 2022
Up Against the Wall Video Premiere at Psychedelic Baby Magazine
In our book, this isn't just any other Monday. Not at all. Why? Well of course.... it's the day that World News rise again, this time with a sparkling new music video for Up Against the Wall which is taken from the duo's New Era EP.
Yes, the great people over at Psychedelic Baby Mag, which is a killer place for independent music reviews and good stuff, are hosting the premiere — go watch it now.
You'll not want to miss this.... Up Against the Wall features Quentin Mitchell on a journey into an underground sub-universe littered with curious beings.
It was filmed and directed by Sam Maloney, who many will know as the guitarist and vocalist of psychedelic rock band, Kali Horse. Well she is also a talented filmmaker with a unique approach and vision; often using analogue cameras, Maloney has produced videos for some of Canada's most exciting up-and-coming talent such as Roy, Dart Mouth, Drago Dit Dragon and No Frills.
This track is taken from the New Era EP [SS116], which is available to stream everywhere. It was engineered by Tobin Hopwood (Possum) at The Oscillitarium, mixed/produced by Josh Korody (Breeze, Nailbiter) at Candle Recording Studios and mastered by Asher Gould-Murtagh (Mr. Joy, Zones).
We would like to take a minute to shout out the extended cast for World News' Up Against the Wall — Adam Hanrahan, Cassandra Ellen, Desiree Das Gupta, Julie Sullivan, Olivia Cox, Ryan Bembridge and Sinéad Bermingham. This would not have been possible without you.
So yeah, what are you waiting for, check out the video now!
Mar 10, 2022
It's a New Era
When World News finalised the music for 'New Era' ahead of the recording session on February 22nd 2020, they were blissfully unaware that an imminent pandemic was going to rock the entire world.
The session went ahead as planned, with the hardware electronic duo laying down four fresh tracks in a single day at The Oscillitarium with engineer and guitar virtuoso, Tobin Hopwood (Possum).
Following those sessions, and the subsequent cancellation of the tour to support their debut EP, 'The Chosen', the duo took time to reevaluate the project.
The name 'New Era' took on new meaning in the months and years that passed, and in the summer of 2021 World News revisited the material with renewed focus. After completing preliminary mixes, they engaged Toronto's Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studios to mix it.
With the EP slated for release worldwide on Friday 18th March, we pieced together a short 'Making Of New Era' from the recording session, which feels like decades ago now. We hope you enjoy it.
Mark your calendars, this is World News' best sounding material to date.
World News - New Era [SS116]
2. Weather Weather Weather
3. Up Against the Wall
4. A Message for the Kids
Feb 03, 2022
Artist Spotlight - World News Remix EP
Community is everything. We're so excited to be able to feature remixes from International artists... some fresh and some familiar faces... as part of our most recent release for World News' A Message for the Kids!
Find out more about each contributor below and listen along on your preferred platform now or via bandcamp ~
MMBris is an Anishinaabe musician, composer and writer residing in Treaty three territory. She loves to venture into the unknown while making music and draws inspiration from the land.
rryrry (Harry Perry) is an eclectic British composer and academic working in a variety of audible mediums. His acoustic ensemble music has been selected for workshops by BBC NOW, Ensemble Cymru and the Allegri String Quartet; his electroacoustic music has been diffused by ElectroacousticWALES and his popular work (both solo and in collaboration) has received continued support and regular airplay by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.
Harry's work largely focuses on the interoperability of cultural practice and attempts to redefine our long held concepts of genre, culture and artistic purpose. He is currently reading for a PhD in Composition at Bangor University.
Assassin Bug produces and spins a range of obscure, bass-heavy styles ranging from uk garage to drum n bass, dubstep to footwork, intertwined with moments of sparkly electronica. With the ability to seamlessly blend a multitude of underground sounds, experimental beats, ethereal dreamscapes, and synthetic sound design, she guides the room on a journey throughout her fast paced, driven, dark yet uplifting sets.
Her work is driven by the belief that sound, music, and dance are all essential to human nature and expression.
A producer and multi-instrumentalist first; Assassin Bug knows what her audience seeks on the dancefloor, shaking the room up and keeping everybody on their toes. Harnessing her experience hosting shows, producing for a variety of different musicians and doing studio session work, Assassin Bug dedicates her life to music and is always seeking new challenges and experiences.
Asher Gould-Murtagh is a Montreal, QC based producer, musician and sound engineer. Former Touring member of Zones and multi-instrumentalist and singer of Mr. Joy. He has produced, mixed, and mastered numerous albums & EPs for artists such as Born Ruffians, Beliefs, Doc Dunn, Mother Tongues and many more...
2021 saw several releases for Gould-Murtagh, including a collaborative EP titled "And Friends", Mr. Joy's EP "Yes Yes Yes!" and the collaborative split LP "Dr. Joy" with Mr. Joy and Doc Dunn.
He currently works as a freelance producer/engineer, based out of his home studio in Montreal.
Theo Vandenhoff is a Canadian synth-pop musician who sees visions.
Taking inspiration from classic post-punk, Theo combines hard synth and drum machine lines with a strong deep voice and polished production on the debut EP Heartache Is An Empty Room.
Despite the somewhat grim context of HIAER, there is an overbearing sense of optimism that seeps throughout it and a calmness which exudes through the harsher textures within the music. It's built to be catchy, danceable, and at points triumphant!
Listen to World News' A Message for the Kids in full now.
Jan 28, 2022
SS115 Remix Single Arrives Worldwide
Tyler Cooksley – Moog Lil Phatty, Dave Smith Tempest, Dave Smith Prophet 8
Bill Cutbill – Vocals, Moog Sub 37, SP404, Korg Electribe ERmkII, Roland Tape Echo
Recorded at The Oscillitarium, Scarborough
Engineered by Tobin Hawkwind
Mixed by Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studios, Toronto
Mastered by Asher Gould-Murtagh, Montreal