10 posts categorized "Antigone"

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Antigone To EQ: "Girls Don't Like Guys Who Don't Dance"

EQ Talks To Antigone About "Funky Dancers" from EQ Video

In our continuing series of exclusive video vignettes about Antigone's stellar new electronica album "Antigoneland", we find Mizz Tiggy dishing the deets on the meaning behind her first single - the outrageously brilliant "Funky Dancers"

If you're as crazy for Antigone as we are, we are promising more video vignettes coming soon - so stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AntigoneLand Is OUT NOW! Let's Celebrate With Some Live Footage

AntigoneLand photo by Nik Pate

The reviews are in and everyone is just IN LOVE with Antigone's new album "AntigoneLand" which is - guess what - OUT NOW on iTunes worldwide.  There's a link off to the right if you want to download it.  Or, if you prefer the 320kbs mega versions of the songs, make sure you download them from Antigone's label, Yoctopus.

Antigone may follow a glittery line of one-name discopop divas, but she brandishes a more poetic wit than most. Working with Darren Hayes collaborator Shave, she laces this online-only debut with some edgy imagery. Opener 'Promiscuity' sets the tone for an album about men, women, love, sex and self-reliance. Her cooing vocals on the lush nighttime ballad 'Life Without You' will have Alison Goldfrapp crying into her tea, while the blazing 'More Man Than Man' will have you prancing like a showgirl." Stephen Sears, Instinct, May 09 (US)

"A surefire hit for anyone whose two favourite genres are pop music that sounds like dance music and dance music that sounds like pop music, 'Antigoneland' is a smart and sophisticated club record full of stylish tunes and a fair number of surprises. The hypnotic technological pop of 'Promiscuity' should please those left disappointed with the new Goldfrapp album while tracks like 'Mirror' and last week's single 'More Man Than Man' hit the spot in a brilliantly Roisin Murphyesque way." Popjustice.com

To celebrate the release of "AntigoneLand", here's some live footage of Antigone performing at the last EQ @ Underbelly club night with snippets of "More Man Than Man" , Lush Shuffle Remix to "Promiscuity" and the full version of "Mirror" in the middle bit.  Look hard enough and you might even see one of EQ's favourite artists enjoying the show too...

EQ @ Underbelly - Antigone Performance from EQ Video on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Antigone Bids Farewell To London (For Now...) At Album Launch


Photos by Lubert Daz.

It was Antigone's swan song as she bid farewell to London at her album launch for "AntigoneLand" last night at Boogaloo Stu's Soho swoiree, the legendary Shinky Shonky.

Sporting (in true Antigone style) a bird's nest in her hair and Justin Shave on the keytar, our fair lady of electronica delivered her final London set (for now) which consisted of most of the album tracks including the synthtastic "Uberwoman" and the touching "Life Without You" - tracks which I have never got to see her perform live before!  Joking in-between songs, Antigone also gave out many copies of her new album to the the packed out house in exchange for word of mouth advertising.  My favorite quip of the night was ...

"Would you like a copy of the album darling?  Tell all your friends about it...and not peer-to-peer!  A girl's gotta eat" - Fabulous.

For me the night was a tad emotional.  Out of any female artist out there at the moment, Antigone just checks all the boxes for me.  I've come to know her as a friend, confidant and top-notch performer over the last two years and I'll never forget the day that AntigoneLand came blazing into my world.  It's one of my favourite albums of all time, by one of the truest most relevant artists of today.

Tigsshave Antigone is re-locating home to Sydney now (for awhile - as she says), no doubt spreading the joys of "AntigoneLand" all over Australia.  I say with an open heart that I will miss her dearly.  Call me her biggest fan, call me a total nutter for everything she does, but don't call her album average, please.  "AntigoneLand" is released world-wide on April 20th on digital format from yoctopus and it truly is one of those undiscovered gems that you won't forget in your vast musicsphere.  I've been listening to it for almost a year and a half now and it never gets old or sounds dated.  The music is ahead of it's time - rich, passionate and truly a leading example of what any powerful female electronic musician should be producing right now.    

Antigone is and will always be - EQ's Uberwoman.   

Look out for more album video vignettes coming soon on EQ.


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