Phrase doing a guest performance on Glee, Miami Horror opening for a death metal band: What’s wrong with this picture?
You’re not you when you’re hungry.
That’s the premise behind The SNICKERS® Sessions, which will see two established Aussie acts record and release a song cover completely different to their usual style, set to present them in a whole new light. A public vote, which commenced on 11 July, will decide which song indie-electronic band Miami Horror and hip hop artist Phrase will cover and record. Let’s see how these acts perform when they’re hungry...
Every vote will raise $1 for Heaps Decent – a not-for-profit initiative committed to the seriously worthy cause of finding and nurturing the creativity of underprivileged and Indigenous young people. The SNICKERS® Sessions is hoping to raise a $20,000 donation for Heaps Decent through the voting process. Music lovers and Snickers addicts need to check out The SNICKERS® Sessions website www.snickerssessions.com.au to vote for the song they would like each band to cover. Each band has the potential to record one of three Aussie classics...!
The Church – Under the Milky Way
The Models – Out of mind out of sight
The Saints - Stranded
Easybeats – Friday on my mind
Australian Crawl – Reckless
Skyhooks – Horror Movie
Once the votes are in and the songs are decided, each band will rehearse and record their track, releasing it on iTunes on 19 August. All proceeds from the sale of the songs will also go to Heaps Decent. Heaps Decent Founder Andrew Levins says, “We are excited to be involved with The SNICKERS® Sessions. We love Miami Horror and Phrase, and the funds raised through the voting and track sales will enable us to continue our work with Indigenous and underprivileged young people, empowering them to rise above their circumstances through music.” The entire process will be shared via The SNICKERS® Sessions website and social media sites, allowing fans to watch, listen and interact with the bands’ journey.
Riding on the back of a succession of jaw dropping live shows at some of Australia’s biggest festivals, Miami Horror released its debut album Illumination in August 2010 - a chart-topping combination of vintage synth sounds, psychedelia, rock bass lines and ear-catching pop hooks. Illumination has spawned four club hit singles so far including Sometimes, Moon Theory, I Look To You and Holidays. Having recently returned from a hugely successful tour in North America and Europe, Miami Horror is currently embarking on their Summersun Australian National Tour. Come August, the indie-electronic adventurers will re-locate to LA for a busy Northern hemisphere summer spent performing and writing new material.
Melbourne based artist Phrase released his ground-breaking hip hop album Clockwork in 2009 which was nominated for an ARIA award and Triple J Album of the year. A favourite of the Aussie hip hop scene, Phrase has worked with Grammy Award winning producer Mark Ronson and has been blogged about by Kanye West. Known for his acerbic insights and derisive lyrics, Phrase’s new album Babylon has seen him take a completely new direction and promises to be his most bold release to date. Featuring an exciting array of Australian guests, including Sparkadia, Guineafowl & Davey Lane, Babylon will be released on 12 August 2011. Watch this space... www.babylonthealbum.com.au
Both artists are excited by the challenge of The SNICKERS® Sessions and are deeply committed to supporting Heaps Decent through their covers, for more information about Heaps Decent and their awesome work go to www.heapsdecent.tumblr.com <http://www.heapsdecent.tumblr.com>