Jun 28, 2022
Alles Ist Besser Music Video Premiere
Theo Vandenhoff's smashing new music video for Alles Ist Besser is premiering now over at Psychedelic Baby Magazine. It was directed by Nick Tiringer who is also behind the artwork for the single. Check it out now!
Come celebrate the release with us June 30th (this Thursday) at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto. Tickets can be purchased here.
May 25, 2022
Medicine Tree Springs To Life
Bill Cutbill's centrepiece to AMAZONAS, 'Medicine Tree' has just been given the music video treatment with never before seen footage from Bill's travels in the Brazilian jungle!
It's premiering now over at It's Psychedelic Baby Mag, so go check it out to immerse yourself in the weighty yet calming atmosphere of the rainforest.
In the article, Bill also discussed how the song came to be from a piece of poetry written in the jungle. Here's a little taster ~
"My guides would occasionally point out plants, trees, or gooey saps seeping from them, and explain their medicinal properties; sometimes it might be a natural insect repellent, but others were treatments for things such as malaria. It really got me thinking about the amazing power of the Amazon – there is still so much potential for healing, yet through deforestation powered by greed, I really do wonder if it, or we, will be here long enough to find the cures that no doubt exist there."
AMAZONAS arrives on limited shiny 140g black vinyl [SS107]. It's the first 12" record released on the label/collective and we're holding an awesome release party at The Cameron House on June 2nd.
Grab your tickets now to secure your spot for this intimate night of music featuring Bill Cutbill & the Schmoozy Lighters with support from Idious Carrie (of Kali Horse) and Kiss Kali Die Die (of Bad Waitress) with visuals from Provincial Parcs.
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!
Apr 28, 2021
Theo Vandenhoff Music Video Premiere
Theo Vandenhoff has just released the debut music video for post-punk single, Heartache Is An Empty Room. It is premiering now exclusively via Toronto Guardian... watch it here!
The track is taken from Theo's debut EP of the same name, which was released via Safe Sounds earlier this month and is available digitally and on strictly limited cassette, so grab one while you still can!
The reception for the EP has been incredible, so thank you to everyone for streaming the tracks and showing Theo the love and support his music deserves.
A few highlights from the month so far include this wonderful EP review by Soft Sound Press, Xposed Polaroid's in-depth interview with Theo, iNDiE MACHiNE's writeup of the debut single, and ULTRA mag's feature — Toronto's best independent scene zine — which is available to read digitally or you can purchase a physical copy from their website.
Also, a big thank you to Toronto Guardian for premiering the music video and providing a place to showcase independent artists and musicians in Toronto. With the world as it is, we finally want to thank you, the listeners, for supporting this release and making it such an epic time.
More news soon. X
Jan 22, 2021
Descenending Video & Remix Single Released
The 6-track single features four remixes from Paulo Sinski, Know Itself, rryrry and Sages, along with a live version recorded at World News' last live show before lockdown in Toronto.
Speaking of the track, Bill explained -
“Descenending is about helping a friend through a tough spot when you’re struggling to remain stable yourself. Touching on themes of community and mental health, it feels more relevant than ever today. Remember to cut yourself some slack and help others where you can – stay calm out there and try to enjoy your daze.”