NEWS: SCOTT AND CHARLENE’S WEDDING – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

Heartbreak, working shitty jobs to survive and the loneliness of public transport in a city, Craig Dermody knows no other way than heart-on-sleeve. Hailing from Australia but now living in New York, Dermody’s debut album under the moniker Scott and Charlene’s Wedding is due for release on Critical Heights in November. ‘Para Vista Social Club’ (named for the Adelaide suburb in which Dermody grew up) is an off-the-cuff collection... Read More

NEWS: SCRAPS – SIGNS TO CRITICAL HEIGHTS + DOWNLOAD ‘SECRET PARADISE’ FOR FREE

Following the release of the stunning 7” single “Secret Paradise”, flourishing new London label Critical Heights are pleased to announced that they have signed Australian synth pop sensation Scraps (AKA Laura Hill) for the world, with a new full-length album due for release in early 2013. The lead track from the single “1982” has been picked up by the likes of The Sunday Times (as download of the week) and Vice, and has garnered plays across... Read More

NEWS: DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA – DOWNLOAD ‘JOY/SORROW’ FROM THE BBC DOCUMENTARY ‘THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS’

This month saw the release of the new album from Dead Rat Orchestra on Critical Heights. It was originally recorded as the soundtrack to Intrepid Cinema’s critically acclaimed BBC Documentary ‘The Guga Hunters of Ness’, which follows the journey of ten men from the community of Ness on the Isle of Lewis as they embark on a traditional hunt for gannets. Utilising their customarily unconventional instrumentation to create precarious... Read More

NEWS: SCRAPS – DOWNLOAD ’1982′ FROM THE FORTHCOMING EP

Brisbane’s enigmatic synth pop songstress Scraps (AKA Laura Hill) is to release the EP ‘Secret Paradise’ containing single ’1982′, on July 23rd. Laura wears her obsession with 80’s synth rock on her sleeve, citing The Human League, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Flock of Seaguls, OMD, Gary Numan and Devo as influences. The 80′s loom large in her subject matter as well. Lead track ’1982′ is a love/tribute... Read More