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Newtown, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

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"New Jam from Hailer"

Hailer are a band that calls Sydney, Australia home, but they’ve also got some lineage in Austin, where their last record was recorded. You’ll find the group make a little nod to psych rock with the way the song is structured, but I really enjoy the song’s straight-ahead rock appeal. It jumps right into the mix, with smashing drum work and distorted guitar screeching through your speakers. They’ve just released the record, El Cosmico, so you can head over HERE to pick it up from them, or just enjoy the tune below. - Austin Town Hall / Nathan Lankford


"Crucify The Commodore - Hailer"

Hailer is a rock band from Sydney, Australia. The name has two definitions that I could determine: 1) One that greets, acclaims, or catches attention (as in hailing a taxi cab) 2) A bullhorn.

I stumbled across the song Tina the other day on SoundCloud. It instantly struck a chord with me. I believe it was something in the vocals stylings. You see, I had recently caught a Robyn Hitchcock gig and this song shares some of the quirky visual imagery that I most admire Mr. Hitchcock for.

As I dove deeper in this group, I discovered their forthcoming release - El Cosmico - on SoundCloud. It was amazing that this was the same band. This record has a harder edge. Exploring their entire catalogue, it seems that there is an evolution with each record. That is a trait common to great bands.

I particularly dig the song Crucify The Commodore. It has an intensity that I dig.

Click Here to listen to Crucify The Commodore on SoundCloud. - 40 watt gigolo


"Hailer – “Digging Holes”"

We last heard from Australian rockers Hailer in 2012 with excellent track “Spooky Clams“, which had glimpses of both Luke Haines’ hushed infectiousness and The Fall’s sporadic guitar-driven narratives. Their sound beckoned to a unique mold of dark Brit-pop (early Suede, Auteurs) with a post-punk edge. New track “Digging Holes” remains in the rock spectrum, but more in the party-going fun rock-nostalgia manner of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, with heavy guitar riffs reminiscent of Mclusky. The track’s best moment is the intense chorus, where frantic vocals repeat “holes, we keep on diggin’” over intensifying drums and guitar roars; it supplements images of hurried digging quite well. So while “Digging Holes” is certainly a different-sounding track than “Spooky Clams” and perhaps less adventurous, it’s overall more exciting and accessible.

“Digging Holes” is a single off Hailer’s new album El Cosmico, which you can stream in full below, in addition to another standout track, “Crucify the Commodore”, which is just as crunchy-fun as “Digging Holes”: - Mike Mino


"Hailer – El Cosmico review"

t’s cool when we get sent things. Like physical things – CD’s, tapes, vinyls, cases of beer, t-shirts, boxes of live bees – it makes us feel like what we do in internetland has some connection with the corporeal world. This week, we got sent a little cardboard sleeve containing El Cosmico by a band called Hailer, who live in Sydney and describe themselves as a “rock and roll band”.*

Naturally, I had my suspicions. Anyone who describes their music without a prefix like dream-, post- or power- or (even rarer) without a suffix like -gaze, -core, -wave or -donk are generally bands who wear shirts like this, tape episodes of RockWiz and see Triple J circa 2000 as the pinnacle of contemporary musical taste. But El Cosmico is an album that really doesn’t need a pretentious prefix to help describe what it is. It’s an EP of six songs that vaguely pick and choose from a bunch of scenes of the 20th century and end up simply sounding pretty good.

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Whether intentional or not, El Cosmico is a statement on the vagueness of modern music, unavoidably oversaturated by past influences to create something never seen as living up to the ‘original’ – a social construct in and of itself. Also it sounds good.

Cold Outside opens the album on a subtly phased guitar and a vague, upbeat folksy chord progression which could be instantly forgettable if it weren’t for Phil’s vocals instantly reminding you of Win Butler of Arcade Fire’s textured croon. It is at this moment that you realise that the entire track from chord one could be a b-side on The Suburbs, or left on the cutting room floor after slicing Neon Bible down to eleven songs, at which point you also have a tough decision to make. Do you now go listen to some oldschool Arcade Fire (not that Reflektor bullshit) or do you push on through with Hailer?

The next few songs are a bit more straight played rock & roll sorta stuff, so I won’t blame you if you want to go re-learn the chords to Rebellion (Lies) and revisit the EP a little later. There’s a basic bitch blues guitar tone and some spooky lyrics that continue the strained tension of Cold Outside on Crucify The Commodore, and it’s a good song with a good story that I don’t understand, but it’s not a song that you’ll be singing in the shower. Digging Holes is a strangely mixed affair, each track not quite finding a comfortable place to sit within the song, making it a tense, edge of your seat kinda song, but doing so in a strangely offputting way.

The EP regains it’s footing in Life Is Holy, striking a perfect balance between an expected 60′s garage chorus (that never comes) and the more rural musings of Nick Cave. This is also the first song on the EP that sounds like Hailer, and while the concept behind mixing blues, western and 60′s pop is nothing new, it’s a track that gives a glimpse into how sharply Hailer can take a turn when they take their foot off the pedal.

Machine Music brings a little bit of Krautrock into the mix, opening on a faded in autobahn drumbeat and a whole spectrum of crunchy, decaying fuzz, falling slowly into haunting industrial weirdness before completely destroying itself from the inside out. It’s dark and it’s experimental and it will never ever be on the radio and I love it to bits. 10/10 best track on the album.

El Cosmico is one of those albums that isn’t anything. Obviously we don’t mean Isn’t Anything, but we mean something like Girls debut album, which spans slowcore, 50′s rock and roll, 60′s pop and 70′s psychedelic. It borrows so much from the past that it has no option to be wholly contemporary. El Cosmico will reward a fan of rock music as well as someone who has a broader historical taste in guitar music, and we highly recommend you get around to giving it a listen.

*You know who you are beardy man who dropped it off come in and say hi next time! - Alex Gorden


"Hailer: El Cosmico (2014)"

Disco con sonidos interesantes, rockistas, oscuros, cercanos por momentos a la Psicodelia, pero quizás algo diversos, con distintos cambios de estilo que hacen poco por darle un espíritu de unidad al mismo. Con todo, hay buenos momentos en el mismo: Crucify the commodore, Digging holes, Symbol and allegory… -


"New Aus Music Pt. I : TV Programmes+ Little Desert + Hailer + Yeo + The Jones Rival"

Hailer-El Cosmico

Hailer are a band from Sydney that sound either sound like Arcade Fire at their best, or Dead Moon watching a Dukes of Hazard marathon. Seriously, each of the six songs patiently alternates between either the former or latter category. ‘Cold Outside’ could’ve been taken from Ernest Ellis’ new album, and ‘Symbol and Allegory’ wouldn’t sound out of place on Beck’s ‘Sea Change’ record. Meanwhile, ‘Crucify the Commodore’ and ‘Machine Music’ revel in noisy rock territory, sliding between psychedelic hopelessness and full-blown in-ya-face 80′s pop-punk rock (Husker Du, The Replacements). While Hailer might not be breaking any new ground, it’s still good to see a band that can play a bit of rock music well. - Ryan Saar


"Revenge of the Quick Ripple Bursts - Psych from the Commonwealth; Featuring Hailer"

Another gem from Australia where they just seem to do psychedelic rock better than anywhere else. Of course, there's the obvious Church reference, particularly on the languid, dark, and moody opening track "Stroke of the Night" with it's undulating beat and subdued vocals. Distant echoes of guitars and a rock solid melody. But the boys veer far away from that familiar territory. The vocals are much more emotive (and some dynamite backing/harmony vocals like that opening cut) and Another Way explores more sonic territory of mood and ambiance. Dark, without ever being morbid. Light without ever being sugary. It's a journey through fields of psychedelia, hanging out in shadowed glens of dark trance and airy, sunshine-y meadows of upbeat pop. The lads are coming soon to America for their first US Tour and would be well worth catching. - Ripple Music


"Hailer: Anyway I Can"

http://insomniaradio.net/2013/07/06/hailer-anyway-i-can/ - insomniaradio.net


"Hailer - Another Way - June 2013 Album Review"

This cruising, uplifting album from Sydney-siders Hailer is a tune for summer days, spent by the pool or blasting through a wind-filled car. On the one hand, it’s a mash of shoegaze, subdued and distant riffs and melodies, a dreamy atmosphere with sinister undertones. On the other, soaring vocals and pounding drums take this to another level; the transition between the two goes unnoticed, but not unappreciated.

Another Way is the first release since the band’s 2010 LP Good Canyon, and it seems that the hiatus did wonders for their solid rock sound. They have mastered the nuances of the slow rock ballad—their track Don’t Let It Kill Your Love is one such finely-executed song, with its intricate guitar play weaving under harmonies and the classic trudging ballad beat, is at first surprising, but by its end calls for a replay. The same can be said for It’s All On, however the full power of vocals and guitar pairings is better showcased.

The standout tracks are those which soar rather than crawl. Check out Anyway I Can and Postcard for the sounds that seem all-too natural for the group, effortless rock not unlike the classics of Lou Reed or Bruce Springsteen. Elevating but not cheesy, with a stomping beat but without being abrupt or attention-seeking, leaving you wanting more.

Another Way is out now, available via Bandcamp.
- cityandsound.com


"Hailer - Anyway I Can [single]"

http://trainwreckdsociety.com/2013/06/30/hailler-anyway-i-can-single/ - trainwreckdsociety.com


"Hailer – Another Way Album Review"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130619HailerXPressAlbumReview1_zps7ab7f6c8.png - X-Press Magazine, Western Australia, 13 July 2013


"See & Do"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130612HailerMelbTimesSeeampDo2_zps87d606a0.png - Melbourne Times 13 June 2013


"Diggin in"

Scott Spence, drummer of Sydney band Hailer tells Sky Kirkham about the band’s new album, the challenges of broken bones and how to tell when a track is finished (it’s never finished).

Hailer’s latest release, Another Way, is a taut affair that emphasises the pop aspects of their writing without shedding the psych underpinnings. “Reviews have mentioned that there are darker songs at the front and end and bright ones in the middle, but it was pretty organic” Spence says, when asked about putting the album together. “We never really set out to make something sound a certain way. Songs kind of just evolve over time and then they end up sounding a little bit different. I guess that’s just the sort of band we are – we don’t fit into a specific sound or genre or whatever. We kind of play and we end with a different mix of songs on an album, but hopefully they all tie-in together to make something good.”

The road between Hailer’s debut album and their latest release, Another Way, has been a somewhat bumpy one. Things started off well: the addition of a new guitarist, Pete Beringer, who also happened to be a studio engineer, gave the band the freedom to play with their sound, working on their new tracks in a studio without the time limits and costs that normally implies. “It’s so much easier when you don’t have the cost, six-hundred dollars a day or however much you spend on a studio, over your head,” Spence admits.

A promising start ended up interrupted by injury though, as Beringer broke his shoulder partway through the recording, but Spence seems happy to take the bad with the good, now that the album is out. “That kind of put the brakes on things,” he acknowledges. “But on the plus side, I think it let us explore the songs a lot more, so it kind of… we ended up a little different in that respect, because we just had time to work on it and really, you can never finish a song, you’ll always be tinkering with it if you have no deadlines.”

That process of tinkering continues into the live environment for Hailer, as the songs continue to change and evolve. “I guess we’ve always been, not a jam band, but there’s always been that psych influence, so we play the songs a little differently, we’ll play extended pieces here and there. We mix it up, keep it fresh. I hope people get more from the live shows and the live version of songs than just hearing a well-replicated album. That’s something I really like, when a band adds more to what they’ve done on a record live. I think it makes the experience a lot better.”

Hailer are heading out across Australia over the next few months, but looking further forward, the plan is to head over and test the waters in the US. Spence mentions that they’ve sent the new album over to American College radio and there are around 120 stations that have picked it up already. He points to the bigger and more diverse market and is hopeful that it will prove easier to break through with what he sees as greater competition outside of the major market. There’s no rush though, and Spence suggests that the band are happy to take their time exploring the country as they tour.

“We’ll just get a van and play around. We’ve got a few things happening over there at the moment, so we’ll see [how it goes], but it’s not like a ten-show tour over fourteen days or whatever. We’ll probably go over for three months and get into it.”


Sky Kirkham - themusic.com.au - July 19 2013


"Meet Hailer"

http://factorydiaries.com.au/2013/06/17/meet-hailer/ - factorydiaries.com.au


"Hailer - Another Way - Album Review"

See image - Courier Mail - 15 June 2013


"Introducing New Rock Band Hailer"

http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=90683 - Top-40 Charts.com


"The guide - Gigs (Hailer Feature) 13 June 2013"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130612HailerInpress2_zps4b807920.png - Inpress Melbourne


"60 seconds with Hailer"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130612HailerBeat2_zps51d32984.png - Beat Magazine


"On the Road"

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/on-the-road--20130509-2jaku.html - Sydney Morning Herald


"On the Road"

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/on-the-road--20130509-2jaku.html - Sydney Morning Herald


"Introducing Hailer"

http://pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2013/06/06/introducing-hailer-if-you-like-cloud-nothings-tame-impala-velvet-underground/ - Pittsburgh Music Magazine


"Hailer - Another Way"

http://morethandisco.com/mtd-buzz/2013/5/28/hailer-another-way - Morethandisco.com - 28 May 2013


"Hailer – Another Way Album Review"

Though they’re still being described as a bit sinister, Sydney band Hailer have taken a new direction with the appropriately titled Another Way. The tracks on this album are a little more lighthearted and a lot more heartfelt; every song was crafted with love.

Since their debut 2010 album Good Canyon, Sydney’s Hailer have undergone a seriously noticeable transformation. Their second effort is still rooted in the pop-ified pysch-rock of the band’s earlier catalogue, but what Another Way brings to the plate is more of an emphasis on the pop elements that underline their first offering, which they’ve then topped off with a touch more edge than before. The sounds are richer, the songs are catchier – simply put, there’s a great deal this lot have done right this time around – The Music

The care and attention put into this album has not escaped notice; tracks are the sort that put a smile on your face and leaving you in a better mood than before you started listening.

Here is an album that has clearly been made with sincerity and passion, which is something a lot of music lacks – Tone Deaf

Another Way is definitely an album to add to the daily intake playlist, it doesn’t leave you reeling after each play but makes you feel good about the state of music today. Hailer have a smattering of shows planned through June to support the launch of Another Way, you can catch them playing at the Brighton Up Bar in Sydney this Friday the 17th of June. - hhhhappy.com 5 June 2013


"Another Way for Hailer"

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1549393/another-way-for-hailer/?cs=2387 - Illawarra Mercury - 5 June 2013


"Psych Sounds"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130604HailerDrumSyd3_zps44d72bca.png - Drum Media - Sydney 4 June 2013


"Album focus - Hailer"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130604HailerDrumSyd2_zps7c03e87c.png - Drum Media - Sydney 4 June 2013


"Hailer - Another Way Album Review"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130604HailerDrumSydAlbumReview2_zps1c64fb83.png - Drum Media - Sydney 4 June 2013


"5 things with Hailer"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130603HailerBragFeature1_zps01b72e77.png - Brag Sydney - 3 June 2013


"INTERVIEW: Hailer. - May 2013"

For Hailer, it has been quite a prolific journey over the last couple of years. After the release of their debut record, Good Canyon, the band recruited new band members and explored uncharted territory. They are ready – almost brimming to the edge with excitement – to share their sophomore album, Another Way, with Australia and the rest of the world.

The band, who originate from Sydney, started off as a three piece but have now grown to four members. They’re head first into touring the East Coast and spreading the word about their latest record amongst locals. For bassist and vocalist, Angus, it has been a long time coming to finish the album. He almost exhales with a sigh of relief, and says that they are “enjoying playing this record at the moment.”

Having formed after finishing their university studies, Hailer remained pretty low key. The bassist claims that after guitarist, Pete, joined the group, they were able to open a “new chapter for the band”.

And why the name Hailer? He admits it’s hard to pry the meaning from Phil, who is the bands lead man and guitarist. “It’s got a lot of connotations”, but also stems “from a catchy Beatles song” – the lyrics of ‘Hello, Goodbye’ to be exact.

Although the band does cite minor influences from classic bands in the same league such as The Beatles, Angus’ personal inspirations, like Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Dirty Three, ooze from some tracks on Another Way.

The lead single, ‘Spooky Clams’, fittingly has an eerie and dark feel against other pop driven songs that have more upbeat vocals.

However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the band. After just finishing the recording stage, newest member Pete, broke his shoulder. “He was sort of running most of the production for the album so [it] kind of put a bit of the spanner in the works”.

Surprisingly enough, they didn’t take one of their guitarist’s injuries as a negative sign, Angus laying out that “in a way it was good. We sort of went back a lot to what we had already done and had more ideas …[of] how we wanted to finish it off”.

“We actually had a lot more time and weren’t too concerned about …. getting it done quickly and we were sort of able to experiment a little bit with the arrangements of the songs” he says with relief. It’s not just feelings of relief though- the bassist seems extremely relaxed and confident about the ten months it took to finish the album.

The time taken off allowed Hailer to experiment more with material. It “came about naturally”, Angus claims. The departure of the overall sound produced in Good Canyon feels positive coming from the band. The two years that separated the debut from Another Way allowed them to develop and experiment with the cohesion of the band.

After Pete recovered and came back in the band, Hailer were still “at a bit of a cross roads as to how to actually finish the record”. Their answer and true calling was in the form of Nick Stumpf hailing from Brooklyn, New York, who had worked with the likes of The Walkmen and his own, French Kicks.

Like a match made in heaven, Stumpf was recommended to help Hailer with the same predicament that other bands had experienced in finishing their album. The result is something much more developed and richer in value.

And this attention to detail is also evident with the experimentation of electronic beats that sit underneath each track, almost reminiscent of one of Hailer’s more essential influences, Radiohead, and their exploration on ‘King of Limbs’.

Angus makes his opinion known about the finished record. “Vocally I think it’s come a long way in terms of the way it sounds now”, he says. And in no time, he also mentions the vital role Pete played in the production of the album.

“We weren’t paying for studios and worried about that [and] it kind of benefited the songs”. Having produced Another Way themselves, the band we’re allowed to experiment with different sounds and “just try to get to the source of each song”.

Their departure from working with a label, according to Angus, allowed the band freedom. Creating songs from free jams as opposed to the past approach of formulaic song writing was a “different experience”.

The end product? Something completely left-field, according to the bassist. “The record ended up sounding very different to how we thought it would I think especially considering where its come from with the album before”.

Those two years were no break though. After releasing single ‘Postbags’, the band was still up to the task of writing songs regularly. Although Hailer was “Phil’s brain child to start”, the other band members contributed extensively on Another Way.

They also seemed to take a very humble approach to Another Way. “I mean were just happy to kind of share it with people and try you know try and get people to respond to it”.

It seems as though Hailer really needed to take their time on creating this record. The dedication over the ten mon - Blacknightcrash.com


"Live Review: Bayonets for Legs + The Havelocks + Black Lakes + Hailer - Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney (20.07.12)"

Hailer. With guitar riffs laced with groove, and melodies embodying a psych-pop feel, they were the perfect amount of musical foreplay - theaureview.com.au


"Live Review: Bayonets for Legs + The Havelocks + Black Lakes + Hailer - Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney (20.07.12)"

Hailer. With guitar riffs laced with groove, and melodies embodying a psych-pop feel, they were the perfect amount of musical foreplay - theaureview.com.au


"Hailer"

Psych-rock-power-pop Sydney four-piece Hailer are taking their new pressing ANOTHER WAY for a trip around the country, stopping at Brighton Up Bar on Friday 7 June. Interesting fact - college radio in the US is loving them, with 83 stations around North America spinning their new material. So go and see them locally before they bugger off to the States forever. - Brag Magazine Sydney - May 27 2013


"Hailer - Another Way - May 2013 Album Review"

Since their debut 2010 album Good Canyon, Sydney’s Hailer have undergone a seriously noticeable transformation. Their second effort is still rooted in the pop-ified pysch-rock of the band’s earlier catalogue, but what Another Way brings to the plate is more of an emphasis on the pop elements that underline their first offering, which they’ve then topped off with a touch more edge than before. The sounds are richer, the songs are catchier – simply put, there’s a great deal this lot have done right this time around.

We’re presented with a bit of a red herring at the album’s open. The prolonged introduction of Stroke Of The Night eerily bleeds into the rest of the track, keeping the creepy factor alive until the close of the equally dark Spooky Clams. Beyond these two wonderfully unnerving numbers, the remainder of the album is predominately bright, boppy and occasionally laden with playful grittiness (as evidenced in Postcard and the more assuredly raw Blue Star).

Hailer do that pop thing with immaculate conviction. From the singular, devil-may-care “ooh” sung lowly beneath a constant tambourine in Anyway I Can to the legitimately cool use of the word “groovy” in Tina, the album carries all the unadulterated bad-assery of bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre with an injection of Jarvis Cocker’s pop sass.

With the return to the more sinister realms of tracks one and two in the album’s finale Two Feet, the album wraps itself up neatly. What makes Another Way so impressive is both its variety and its arrangement; these elements shed light on what a damn fine bunch of musicians Hailer are.

Justine Keating - http://themusic.com.au


"Hey, Hailer me a taxi, we're going that way"

see link - MX Sydney - May 2013


"Sydney's Hailer touring the country from the end of April through until June"

Launching their new album Another Way, Sydney 'psychedelic rock 'n' roll pop' band Hailer will be touring through New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Brisbane over the new few months! With the album to be released at the end of May, fans will be able to see Hailer showcase the material, also providing perhaps the last opportunity for people to see them perform before they relocate to the US for a few months.

HAILER - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

April 26 - Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY
w/ Blackchords

May 11 - Phoenix, CANBERRA
w/ Royal Chant

May 15 - Beach Road, BONDI

May 25 - Fitzroy Hotel, WINDSOR

June 6 - Yours & Owl, WOLLONGONG

June 7 - Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY

June 13 - Brunswick Hotel, BRUNSWICK

June 14 - Yah Yahs, COLLINGWOOD

June 15 - 303, NORTHCOTE

June 21 - Spotted Cow, TOOWOOMBA

June 22 - Trainspotters, BRISBANE

June 23 - Powerhouse, BRISBANE - The AU Review


"Sydney's Hailer touring the country from the end of April through until June"

Launching their new album Another Way, Sydney 'psychedelic rock 'n' roll pop' band Hailer will be touring through New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Brisbane over the new few months! With the album to be released at the end of May, fans will be able to see Hailer showcase the material, also providing perhaps the last opportunity for people to see them perform before they relocate to the US for a few months.

HAILER - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

April 26 - Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY
w/ Blackchords

May 11 - Phoenix, CANBERRA
w/ Royal Chant

May 15 - Beach Road, BONDI

May 25 - Fitzroy Hotel, WINDSOR

June 6 - Yours & Owl, WOLLONGONG

June 7 - Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY

June 13 - Brunswick Hotel, BRUNSWICK

June 14 - Yah Yahs, COLLINGWOOD

June 15 - 303, NORTHCOTE

June 21 - Spotted Cow, TOOWOOMBA

June 22 - Trainspotters, BRISBANE

June 23 - Powerhouse, BRISBANE - The AU Review


"Hailer - Live in Session on Sideways Through Sound"

See link - Sideways through sound - 2SER Radio Sydney


"Hailer - Live in Session on Sideways Through Sound"

See link - Sideways through sound - 2SER Radio Sydney


"WRUV Reviews - Hailer Another Way"

Aussie Psych pop. Innocent and personal lyrics, delivered by youthful vocals. Re-introducing love into psych music.

RIYL: Spiritualized, Young Holidays, Foxygen
Play: 2,3,4,6
FCC: Clean - WRUV Radio


"WRUV Reviews - Hailer Another Way"

Aussie Psych pop. Innocent and personal lyrics, delivered by youthful vocals. Re-introducing love into psych music.

RIYL: Spiritualized, Young Holidays, Foxygen
Play: 2,3,4,6
FCC: Clean - WRUV Radio


"Hailer From Syd"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130422HailerDrumSyd2_zps0d5a0956.png - Drum Media - Sydney


"Hailer From Syd"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130422HailerDrumSyd2_zps0d5a0956.png - Drum Media - Sydney


"Hailer From Syd"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130422HailerDrumSyd2_zps0d5a0956.png - Drum Media - Sydney


"Hailer From Syd"

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa314/scottik187/130422HailerDrumSyd2_zps0d5a0956.png - Drum Media - Sydney


"Ingedients - Mon 29 April"

see link - Homebrew Radio


"Hailer Tour"

See link - Brag Magazine Sydney - May 2013


"Hailer Tour"

See link - Brag Magazine Sydney - May 2013


"Hail Storm"

See link - Time Out Magazine - April 2013


"Hail Storm"

See link - Time Out Magazine - April 2013


"Hail Rock n Roll"

See link - Drum Media - Sydney


"Hail Rock n Roll"

See link - Drum Media - Sydney


"Tidbits - Hailer"

For a taste of Sydney psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll pop, catch Hailer when they bring their latest album Another Way to the first edition of Garage Syndicate at The Phoenix. Beginning the Another Way journey at guitarist Pete Beringer's studio compound in early 2012, they took the clocks off the walls and by the 8th sunrise they had a new album on tape. Mixed and mastered in Brooklyn, NYC, the new material shares the eclectic spirit of Hailer's Good Canyon, but departs from the psychedelic mellow soundscapes of their debut to more rhythmic guitar-driven music, resulting in a sonic intensity for which the group’s live performances are known. Joining them are Royal Chant and New Brutalists. 9:30pm. Free. - BMA Magazine Canberra


"Tidbits - Hailer"

For a taste of Sydney psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll pop, catch Hailer when they bring their latest album Another Way to the first edition of Garage Syndicate at The Phoenix. Beginning the Another Way journey at guitarist Pete Beringer's studio compound in early 2012, they took the clocks off the walls and by the 8th sunrise they had a new album on tape. Mixed and mastered in Brooklyn, NYC, the new material shares the eclectic spirit of Hailer's Good Canyon, but departs from the psychedelic mellow soundscapes of their debut to more rhythmic guitar-driven music, resulting in a sonic intensity for which the group’s live performances are known. Joining them are Royal Chant and New Brutalists. 9:30pm. Free. - BMA Magazine Canberra


"Citizenship - Hailer"

Taking the test this week is Phil Orr, singer-guitarist for Hailer. The Sydney indie rock band kick off the tour tonight (April 26) behind second album Another Way, their follow-up to 2010 debut Good Canyon. Following the tour, the quartet is relocating abroad to Philadelphia for a spell.

Preamble

a. The new album was self-produced with guitarist/engineer Peter Beringer and then mixed and mastered in NYC with Nick Stumpf (French Kicks, Caveman). How exactly did Nick put his mark on it?
Firstly Nick is a drummer and songwriter himself (French Kicks is his band) so that helps straight off the bat. He has a very identifiable sound that can be heard across a lot of his work – very full and lush with plenty of room in the mix for the beat. We finished recording the album in Pete’s studio (and vocals in our own houses) about six months before Nick started mixing it. The timespan meant it was in need of some fresh ears. The record being mixed in Brooklyn somewhat expedited the process: less band democracy and peaking over the mixing board was refreshing. Two or three mixes of each song would land in the inbox, [followed by a] couple notes in reply and we were done. It was a seamless collaboration – the best kind.

b. When and how did the band form?
The band formed many moons back in 2004 on the hallowed campus of the University of Sydney. I was studying the same degree as Scott (drums) and we both shared classes with Angus (bass/vocals). We chatted about jamming over drinks at Manning Bar and within a few weeks were in the band comp. The fact we did not get past the first round is not the point. The three of us have been at it ever since. Others have flown by Hailer but the one that stuck – Pete (guitar) – joined the band in 2010 when we started to tour our previous record, Good Canyon.

c. You’re relocating to the US for a few months after this tour. Where and why?
We’ll be spending the first few weeks in Austin in Texas and then will be basing ourselves on the East Coast in Philadelphia. We have some friends over that way, it’s real cheap to rent, has a great local scene and is only a couple hours from the Big Apple.

We are heading over as musical expeditionaries! We will play as many shows as possible, meet wonderful people, flog some records and maybe even record a new one. Adventure, hurrah! A college radio campaign for the album kicks off in late April so the record will be floating around. We are lucky to have a wily manager who has sent bands over there in the past and also some friends keen to help us get out and about. Have love, will travel!
Part 1. Geography

a. Tell us about your hometown.
Sydney. Aside from Angus, who grew up in Korea and Hong Kong, we are all born and bred Harbuor-side. In spite of the well-documented nanny state, public transport and immaculacy issues, I love the place. Heady mix of coastline and natural sweeties rubbing up against the goopy city and all its noise, bars, money and people. Viva.

b. Name your favourite bands from your neck of the woods.
Dead Radio, Julia Why (both playing at our Sydney launch on June 7 at Brighton Up Bar), Richard in Your Mind, James Thompson, Sleep Debt…


c. Where’s your local and what’s it like? Technically it would be the Empire in Annandale … but you’re more likely to find us at the Courthouse Hotel in Newtown. Yes it’s packed on the weekend and yes those kids don’t know how to queue for a beer – but always a great vibe, cool tunes, friendly faces and a helluva courtyard.
Part 2. History

a. Which Australian bands did you grow up listening to?
Teenage years it was Spiderbait, Tumbleweed, Regurgitator, Living End, Grinspoon – basically anyone who had an under 18s show, I was there with me cargos and me cons.

b. What’s the first Australian record you bought?
Regurgitator Tu Plang.

c. Who’s your favourite Australian band/artist of all time?
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

d. What’s the most “Australian” record ever produced?
The Saints – (I’m) Stranded.


Part 3. Current Affairs

a. Who are some of your favourite new Australian bands?
Tame Impala, POND, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Black Cab, Richard In Your Mind.


b. If you could collaborate with one current Australian artist, who would it be, and what would it sound like?
Warren Ellis. Empty the sonic toy box onto the floor and vibe on. Get the mandocaster out, violin of course. I think it would sound romantic, dark, trippy and fierce.

c. Last great local gig you saw.
Last great one was POND at The Standard.

d. Do you think an Australian artist needs to go overseas to succeed?
That depends on how you define success – but presuming this is commercial and critical success, well yes. The most credible music produced in Australia has always found an overseas audience – it’s only natural – most people don’t care or realise where a song originated. If something’s good it’s just good. Some Australian acts have a very homegrown succ - Mess and Noise


"Citizenship - Hailer"

Taking the test this week is Phil Orr, singer-guitarist for Hailer. The Sydney indie rock band kick off the tour tonight (April 26) behind second album Another Way, their follow-up to 2010 debut Good Canyon. Following the tour, the quartet is relocating abroad to Philadelphia for a spell.

Preamble

a. The new album was self-produced with guitarist/engineer Peter Beringer and then mixed and mastered in NYC with Nick Stumpf (French Kicks, Caveman). How exactly did Nick put his mark on it?
Firstly Nick is a drummer and songwriter himself (French Kicks is his band) so that helps straight off the bat. He has a very identifiable sound that can be heard across a lot of his work – very full and lush with plenty of room in the mix for the beat. We finished recording the album in Pete’s studio (and vocals in our own houses) about six months before Nick started mixing it. The timespan meant it was in need of some fresh ears. The record being mixed in Brooklyn somewhat expedited the process: less band democracy and peaking over the mixing board was refreshing. Two or three mixes of each song would land in the inbox, [followed by a] couple notes in reply and we were done. It was a seamless collaboration – the best kind.

b. When and how did the band form?
The band formed many moons back in 2004 on the hallowed campus of the University of Sydney. I was studying the same degree as Scott (drums) and we both shared classes with Angus (bass/vocals). We chatted about jamming over drinks at Manning Bar and within a few weeks were in the band comp. The fact we did not get past the first round is not the point. The three of us have been at it ever since. Others have flown by Hailer but the one that stuck – Pete (guitar) – joined the band in 2010 when we started to tour our previous record, Good Canyon.

c. You’re relocating to the US for a few months after this tour. Where and why?
We’ll be spending the first few weeks in Austin in Texas and then will be basing ourselves on the East Coast in Philadelphia. We have some friends over that way, it’s real cheap to rent, has a great local scene and is only a couple hours from the Big Apple.

We are heading over as musical expeditionaries! We will play as many shows as possible, meet wonderful people, flog some records and maybe even record a new one. Adventure, hurrah! A college radio campaign for the album kicks off in late April so the record will be floating around. We are lucky to have a wily manager who has sent bands over there in the past and also some friends keen to help us get out and about. Have love, will travel!
Part 1. Geography

a. Tell us about your hometown.
Sydney. Aside from Angus, who grew up in Korea and Hong Kong, we are all born and bred Harbuor-side. In spite of the well-documented nanny state, public transport and immaculacy issues, I love the place. Heady mix of coastline and natural sweeties rubbing up against the goopy city and all its noise, bars, money and people. Viva.

b. Name your favourite bands from your neck of the woods.
Dead Radio, Julia Why (both playing at our Sydney launch on June 7 at Brighton Up Bar), Richard in Your Mind, James Thompson, Sleep Debt…


c. Where’s your local and what’s it like? Technically it would be the Empire in Annandale … but you’re more likely to find us at the Courthouse Hotel in Newtown. Yes it’s packed on the weekend and yes those kids don’t know how to queue for a beer – but always a great vibe, cool tunes, friendly faces and a helluva courtyard.
Part 2. History

a. Which Australian bands did you grow up listening to?
Teenage years it was Spiderbait, Tumbleweed, Regurgitator, Living End, Grinspoon – basically anyone who had an under 18s show, I was there with me cargos and me cons.

b. What’s the first Australian record you bought?
Regurgitator Tu Plang.

c. Who’s your favourite Australian band/artist of all time?
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

d. What’s the most “Australian” record ever produced?
The Saints – (I’m) Stranded.


Part 3. Current Affairs

a. Who are some of your favourite new Australian bands?
Tame Impala, POND, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Black Cab, Richard In Your Mind.


b. If you could collaborate with one current Australian artist, who would it be, and what would it sound like?
Warren Ellis. Empty the sonic toy box onto the floor and vibe on. Get the mandocaster out, violin of course. I think it would sound romantic, dark, trippy and fierce.

c. Last great local gig you saw.
Last great one was POND at The Standard.

d. Do you think an Australian artist needs to go overseas to succeed?
That depends on how you define success – but presuming this is commercial and critical success, well yes. The most credible music produced in Australia has always found an overseas audience – it’s only natural – most people don’t care or realise where a song originated. If something’s good it’s just good. Some Australian acts have a very homegrown succ - Mess and Noise


"Forward Line - Hailer from Syd"

See link - Inpress - Melbourne - April 2013


"Forward Line - Hailer from Syd"

See link - Inpress - Melbourne - April 2013


"CMJ Top 20 Add 5/5/13"

Hailer tied no.16 in their debut week - CMJ


"CMJ Top 20 Add 5/5/13"

Hailer tied no.16 in their debut week - CMJ


"Fly - On the road with Hailer"

Please see link - Canberra Times - May 2013


"Fly - On the road with Hailer"

Please see link - Canberra Times - May 2013


"Hailer's Another Way"

We were big fans of Hailer’s single Spooky Clams, which was a regular on the MM turntable at the end of 2012, so we have no excuse for taking so long to give their long player Another Way a proper spin.

From the slightly sinister, metronomic swell of opener Stroke Of The Night to the closing croon of Two Feet, the record more than lives up to expectations. The band happily mix rock, pop, psychedelia and krautrock, shaping and bending the ingredients to meet their will and creating something as unusual as it is engaging.

Well worth checking out – order from their Bandcamp page here. - Mad Mackeral - blog


"Hailer - Spooky Clams"

Hailer had to be patient when completing their new album. It didn’t matter that it only took them eight days to record it. Fate often seems intent on derailing artists that complete excellent work in a short period of time. In this case, the derailment was the broken arm of guitarist AND engineer Pete Beringer, who fell victim a few weeks before the final production stages. The role of an engineer is essential enough, but upon hearing Hailer’s inventive fusion of post-punk and rock it’s impossible to overlook the necessity of guitar as well.

Alas, Hailer finished the album eventually — seven months later in Brooklyn, NY, and nearly 10,000 miles away from their native Australia. The release, now titled Another Way, was mixed and mastered by Nick Stumpf, known for his work with French Kicks, Coke Weed, and Caveman. Set for release sometime in February, the album features the outstanding “Spooky Clams”. It initially sounds like a low-budget recording, with a tinny drum machine and vocal dominance, but the bass and percussion really shifts it into polished motion.

“Spooky Clams” breathes to life in less than 30 seconds, its thickly reverberating guitar matching colorful vocals that alternate between entranced crooning and ferocious spoken-word, the latter comparable to The Fall’s Mark E. Smith and his tendency for ravenous climaxes. The hushed verse vocals – and the excellent “caught in the motorcade” bridge” – are more reminiscent of The Auteurs’ Luke Haines, especially with the notable use of reverb. Hailer references psychedelia and classic-rock as their strongest influences, but I’m hearing more in line with dark Brit-pop and post-punk. Hey, nothing wrong with comparisons to The Fall, Suede, and The Auteurs. I’m really looking forward to Another Way. - Obsecure Sound - Blog


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

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"Hailer"

Hailer, residing in Australia, are an indie alternative psychedelic band. Their relaxing, yet upbeat rhythms blend harmoniously with their beautifully written lyrics. The wonderfully created melodies are strong enough to keep anyone fixed on their trance like tunes. In truth they are a treat of a band, and I feel fortunate to have been introduced to them. You should too. They are not a band to be missed. - The band today is (blog)


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

On Good Canyon, the Sydney three-piece tap the meandering folk-spirit of acts like Wilco, Pinback and Bob Dylan while finding a collective voice that is unmistakably unique...Musically, Hailer have arranged songs that unfold much like a story, flowing into each other while changing tones and moods almost imperceptibly...Written while the members of the group were travelling, it’s no wonder that there is such a great sense of joy and movement flowing through it.
- Drum Media Sydney


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

please see link - Brag Magazine Sydney


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

see link - Beat Magazing Melbourne


"The Dark Side of Pop"

Please click on the link for text - Drum Media Sydney


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

HAILER – Good Canyon
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

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A wholly decent classicist indie-rock record – surprise much?

Sydneysiders Hailer do not make trendy music but they’re pretty damn good at doing their thing: simple, time-honoured harmonic guitar pop which ticks all the right Bs – Beatles, Byrds, Big Star. Additionally, there’s Wilco influence in the sporadic alt-country flourishes and some slight psychedelic touches (like the circular opening riff and thudding bass on the multi-part Clouds) here and there, but that’s all as far as ‘swirly’ bits are concerned. As much as I hate applying Jack Johnson-reeking terms like ‘chilled’ and ‘cruisy’, the trio’s debut album Good Canyon indeed makes for a perfect beach listening sans smelly-dread surf-folk associations. On the relaxed Forever, the droning tambura sets up much of the vibe, while power-pop ditty Je M’en Fous echoes of both prime-era Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub with its jangly/fuzzy guitars and Keep You Happy strolls along to an unhurried strum. Phil Orr’s breathy, slightly boyish voice is almost meditative in its quality, only breaking into anguish on Angel Of Snow and the near-10-minute, VU/Luna-redolent epic Dead Bodies – on which Hailer, being classicists, stretch out with absolute conviction. The iconic G-Em-C-D and C-G-D-G (with the capo on the third fret on the latter) acoustic progressions get a due run on the wistful, slow-paced Distant Land and Lou Reed-esque The Redundancy Song. Sunday morning, praise the dawning ... you know the rest.

DENIS SEMCHENKO - Rave Magazine Brisbane


"Hailer"

Sydney band make very enjoyable tunes - grubtunes.blogspot.com


"Hailer"

Please see "Review URL" - BRAG Sydney


"A Little Night Music"

Please see "Review URL" - 3D World Sydney


"New School Rock n Roll"

Please click on "Review URL" - ALIVE Sydney Magazine


"New School Rock n Roll"

These three sydney boys give the kind of liver performance generally expected from seasoned professional - but with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Their musical maturity is obvious. The rock’n’roll sound infused with blues and psychedelia carries with it a sensibility rarely heard on your average weeknight adventure to your local live music venue. - ALIVE Sydney Magazine (front cover of Sydney Music issue)


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

Sydney three-piece Hailer’s debut Good Canyon is full of subtlety with its textured spacey guitars and harmonies. The feeling throughout is organised and deliberate, never sloppy and better still, nothing is forced. There is plenty of space in the guitar sound and the lack of clutter is refreshing; no angst-driven screaming vocalists here, no killer guitar solos, no flash drum pyrotechnics, just quality playing and good songs. - Fasterlouder.com.au


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

Sydney three-piece Hailer’s debut Good Canyon is full of subtlety with its textured spacey guitars and harmonies. The feeling throughout is organised and deliberate, never sloppy and better still, nothing is forced. There is plenty of space in the guitar sound and the lack of clutter is refreshing; no angst-driven screaming vocalists here, no killer guitar solos, no flash drum pyrotechnics, just quality playing and good songs. - Fasterlouder.com.au


"Hailer - Good Canyon"

As this scorching, languorous summer begins to take victim the streets of Sydney and beyond - it’s hard to listen to Hailer’s debut LP Good Canyon and not hear it as the perfect musical soundtrack. Its spiralling psychedelic melodies contain, at their very essence, perfect pop songs subtly buried beneath washes of lo-fi reverb and lineage back to classic 60’s rock. This can often be dangerous territory- bands parallel a sound from past eras of music relying simply on what came before in their wake- but Hailer appear to use specific reference points to produce something which awakens a feeling of days of old, rather than being a carefully constructed homage.

The album has a sheen not present on the trio’s three previous releases, which would typically mean a band has refined their sound to a point where they have lost some of the original appeal, but Hailer seem to have defied that trend, instead using the studio to help broaden their range, unveiling new prospects and prompting the listener forward into a sun-stroked, psych-pop, dream like state. - sosueme.com.au


"Hailer - Personification of Radness"

EP Review No.2
Current mood: amused


We know something you don't know! But we'll share it with you… you ready?…. Hailer are the personification of radness!

So impressed were we with rat-bags Phil, Angus and Scott the first time we heard them was enough for us to pull them onto our inaugural Vikings Festival bill. They were back then and continue to be today, spectacular live! Even if you haven't heard them play you would definitely have seen their fucking stickers everywhere! Where many bands of late over-indulge in the power of their electric instruments, from key-tars to gee-tars, Hailer shows restraint and maturity in their choices and this has paid off in a big way with their epic EP "Like A Uniform". Their blues infused rock certainly smacks of prominent influences past and present (I'll leave them for you to pick) but nonetheless delivers something extremely unique and totally refreshing. Hailer is the kind of band that REALLY grows on you. We've teamed up with them a few times throughout the year and on every occasion my fellow sume'ites remark "fuk, I forgot how good these guys are". With the bands' solid string of shows coming up I can assure you without hesitation that Hailer will be making some waves in 2008, and not just domestically, these boys ooze international charm. Working to their favour is the fact that their music has universal appeal, you can imagine "It Ain't Easy" on the radio; "Anybody's Girl" is a TV commercial waiting to happen; and as tested by sosueme, it is completely possible to receive head while listening to "Midnight Hour"…. Ummm…

My Goodness…. It's half past 12… time for head… I mean bed…

Stay tuned for the sosueme presented Hailer EP launch early 2008. Meanwhile, download the first track off said EP It Ain't Easy and tell us what you think!



www.sosueme.com.au

- Sosueme


""Like A Uniform""

"I can't remember how I stumbled across Hailer on myspace. All I can remember is that they haven't been out of my "top friends" since. This is not me sucking up, but they're really that good. There is a definite combination of blues and rock that a lot of bands seem to have forgotten about. Their sound is distinctive and in a time where lets face it, my own mother wants to listen to My Chemical Romance and my techno loving grunge hating sister owns more Silverchair than I do, it's refreshing to hear music as it should be - bluesy, dirty, gritty, and beat driven with fuzzy guitars just to top it off.

The band aren't afraid to let the blues influences come out in their style of playing but do so without sounding like carbon copies of other players. Many bands fear sounding like an amalgamation of their influences, but Hailer embrace it, which is where so many bands go wrong when trying to record.

Each song in the EP melts into the next one, due to professional mixing and a band willing to stick with the sound they know best. When I first heard Hailer, I felt like I'd found a gem, and it shows thru the quality of the songs. The tracks will have you shuffling in your seat and the wailing vocals are once again, unique to a distinctive sound in a way that makes you want to listen again and again. The lyrics aren't always clear, but then again were Nirvana's clear and if so, could you make sense of them? The EP ends all too soon for me and that is the way music should be." - OzMusicRocks


"Hitmen"

"As long as there are bands like the Lazys, The Unheard, Jet, The Harry Sons, The Styles, The Pink Fits, HAILER and The Dragstrippers coming through, the War will never be lost."

Johnny Kannis - frontman of seminal Sydney band The Hitmen (Radio Birdman / The Saints) , published in i94.
- i94


"Hailer in FasterLouder"

One of the bands from the Grow Your Own incentive, Sydney’s Hailer, has scored quite a coup – sliding into the coveted Triple J unearthed number one spot this week… Sounds like cause for celebration.

According to Hailer’s press release they are “stoked� at the news and will be celebrating tomorrow night at a listening party at Ruby Rabbit with guest DJ Dan Haak from FBI spinning the album plus The Tracks and Matt Heath laying some acoutic versions on the crowd.

There were more than 300 submissions for inclusion on the latest Grow Your Own album with 20 bands eventually chosen for inclusion. The resulting album provides an eclectic glimpse at emerging bands around the country.

GYO – upload one national showcase series

May 22 launch listening party Ruby Rabbit Sydney NSW
Featuring acoustic sets by The Tracks and Matt Heath
May 25 The Cat and Fiddle – Balmain NSW
Featuring The Tracks, Behind Chicken Wire, MurmuR
June 15 The Great Northern Byron Bay NSW
Featuring The Very Unique Existence, The Honey Palace and local support
June 23 Vic on the park – Enmore NSW
Featuring Supersede, Sideswiped, The Black Stars, Swimming Underground
July 21 Spectrum – Sydney NSW
The Very Unique Existence, Hailer, The Honey Palace
August 4 The Jade Monkey Adelaide SA
Featuring Angelik, The Honey Palce, Ricochet Pete

Perth and Brisbane dates to be confirmed
- Fasterlouder


"Trio's similar interests lead to hailing good sounds"

Hailer got their mojo back when they became a trio.
The Sydney rockers had a chance meeting at university, discovering they had similar interests in music.
"We started to get a vibe happening between us, we had a few different band members at first but settled on three." singer Phil Orr said.
"There was another guitarist that didn't suit our vibe, when we got rid of him we got our mojo back. It was a bit obvious the other guy didn't fit in from the start."
The Social Sciences and economics graduates are balancing careers while hitting the Sydney music scene and gathering air play on radio.
"Music tastes a fair chunk of our energy, it will be good to slow things down on the work side, you seem to get in to a career trap," Orr said.
"For me personally I think music is my calling. That sounds lame but music is a point of existence for us, It's a huge part of our lives, we share that equally.
Hailer wants to spread our contribution to rock and roll as far and as wide as we can and get our music into more and more peoples lives...playing live is what we do better than anything in the world."
- MX Newspaper 20/04/07


"Hailer - Interview"

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Discography

- El Cosmico released 31 March 2014 in Australia. Receives radio play on Triple J, FBi, 2SER as well as numerous other stations around Australia. Scheduled for release in July in the USA.

- "Another Way" LP. Release independently 31 May 2013.
Another Way debuted at no.15 on the CMJ weekly radio adds charts, 05/05/2013. The record is currently added to least 111 college radio stations playlists in the USA.

- Recipients of Australia Council of the Arts, Performance and Promotional Grant to support release of "Another Way".

- "Postbag" single 2011. Released through Laughing Outlaw Records in Australia. Received national radio airplay.

- Je Men Fous Video Clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9GZ6-C4rV4

- "Good Canyon" LP 2010. Released through Laughing Outlaw Records.

- "Grow Your Own Upload 3" Compilation 2009 - Foghorn Records

- "Sunny Letters" EP 2009. Released through Raining Records

- "Like a Uniform" EP 2008. Released through BluePie Records

- "Grow Your Own Upload One" Compilation 2007 - Foghorn Records

- "All I Wanted" Single 2007 - Achieved the No.1 position on Triple J's "Unearthed" chart during May 2007. Music video was played on national television.

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Bio

Wanna see us live? Take a look at the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jz-0TNuHk4

Hailer is a psychedelic rock band spawned from the innerwest of Sydney, Australia. Following the release of their highly-acclaimed 2013 album Another Way, the band toured the length of east coast Australia before continuing their journey to the USA. Hailer played over 40 shows in three months - from Florida all the way up to Boston, across to Chicago then down to New Orleans. From big cities to places you couldnt find on the map, from venues holding over 3,000 to pizza joints and coffee shops after all these shows it seems only a matter of time before theyre performing encores of Louie Louie with celebrity friends.

 

The tailwind of those gigs and highways blew them into the inland freak sanctuary of Austin, Texas, where EL COSMICO was recorded. It is a six track tale-of-tour mix tape, recorded and co-produced by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Neko Case, All In A Golden Afternoon, The Wooden Birds). The music contains a raw, jangled-up energy that stems from serious time on the road. Weak coffee, sugary food, nutrient hits, lack of sleep, dust, smoke, beer, fumes and endless highways stretching out in front of the van.As Phil explains, El Cosmico, or The Cosmic became our catchcry whilst on the last leg of the bands 2013 US tour. Any spooky coincidence and slithery twist of fate was put down to the effects of El Cosmico. As we were driving back to Austin to play our final shows and record with Louie, we were confronted by the image seen on the album cover - a car by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, emblazoned with those now sacred words across the side panel. We most definitely saw this as a sign - we pulled our van to the side of the road, screamed "IT LIVES!", took the photo and there you have it - El Cosmico physically manifested, it chose us Sometimes sweet, cerebral, classic rock and stoned other times noisy and unhinged. Stories, beats, melody, psychedelic rock and roll. Its the soundtrack of an improbable and unexpected road trip.

Hailer is Phil (guitar & vox) Angus (bass & vox) Scott (drums). The songs of EL COSMICO are all moody Cold Outside is a drifty pop jam, Crucify is a wild dare, Digging Holes is radio-ready riff rock, Life Is Holy is classic rock Americana, Machinemusic is a synth-layered noise mantra and Symbol and Allegory is naked acoustic and piano twinkles. Dig in! EL COSMICO LIVES!

Band Members