In the lead-up to his third studio album Songs From The 86 Tram (set for release April 2 through Shock), wit-hot maverick The Bedroom Philosopher has officially unleashed new single Northcote (So Hungover), the follow up to previous single Tram Inspector (Inpress Single Of The Week – Dec 09).
Already on high rotation on triple J, new track Northcote (So Hungover) is a searing slice of scenester satire, and possibly the first time someone has dared attempt to capture the ‘nu Australian’ accent. From beneath the safety of a long fringe, our antagonist protagonist ‘uh’s’ and ‘yeah’s’ his way through the exploits of his band, giving you the intimacy of an overheard conversation in the comfort of your own phones.
Check out Northcote (So Hungover) here: www.myspace.com/thebedroomphilosopher
The Bedroom Philosopher may have achieved the perfect blend between humour and music, his tighter-than-your-jeans band of hipster slayers The Awkwardstra, laying down a surefire shoegaze rock bed, the relentless 4/4 chug, driving the song forward on a one way route to cooltown. Finally, a playful point is struck against the Vice magazine army of Gen-Y fashionistas that hide behind trash fashion and fixed gear aloofness.
Northcote (So Hungover) follows in the footsteps of The Bedroom Philosopher’s 2005 hits I’m So Postmodern, Folkstar and Golden Gaytime, his ironic quick-wit comedy finding a cozy niche on Triple J and community radio Australia wide. Shows everywhere from The Melbourne International Comedy Festival to the Big Day Out are augmented by The Bedroom Philosopher’s (aka Justin Heazlewood) position as senior writer for national mag Frankie, his regular sketch comedy show on Triple R ‘Lime Champions’, and even a recent stint as a young John Safran on ‘Race Relations’.
With his new album Songs From The 86 Tram The Bedroom Philosopher has levelled the playing field as every demographic gets their turn; from Aussie hip-hop wannabees to bogans to backpackers, the middle aged and the elderly. The album has been sculpted from his award-winning 2009 Comedy Festival show of the same name, and was created with the help of producer Chris Scallan (Avalanches, Akon, Baz Luhmann’s Australia), Harry Angus on brass, as well as his smokin’ hot band The Awkwardstra.
New single Northcote (So Hungover) is at radio nationwide and available on iTunes now
Solo national tour dates are tba for April / May but in the interim, Melbournites can catch The Bedroom Philosopher at MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL playing Songs From The 86 Tram:
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Songs From The 86 Tram
Thursday March 25 to Sunday April 18 – Victoria Hotel, Melbourne*
215 Little Collins
$23.50 / $19.50 conc. | Bookings www.ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 660 013
9:45 pm (8:45pm on Sundays & no Mondays)
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