Award Nomination!!!!

I am delighted and very humbled to announce that I have been nominated for Wigwam Online Radio Music Awards, under the category of ‘Best Electro Act’

There some amazing contenders on the nomination list so being part of this line up feels great. I played with Hemmingway at Synthetic City and The Frixion on the Ohm from Ohm tour and they were both lovely – so I do have my favourites 🙂

 

 

 

I was asked to take a photo of me with the award certificate, so here is it, taken at The Vault during soundcheck, before my gig supporting Spray

Quasi-static Review

The Electricity Club recently reviewed Quasi-static. Last September, at 2017 Synthetic City, Paul Brown had a bit of a hand in asking John Von Ahlen before I got to him about doing a remix for me. By the time I plucked up the courage to ask him myself he said “Of course I would love to!” I felt a bit of a wally.

Here’s a few quotes from the review I particularly liked, the full review is linked at the bottom.

“Any remix delivered by the superb talents of Australian synthpop outfit Parralox is always going to be special. Here, ‘I Never Thought’ is given a floor-stomping quality that’s a radical departure from Electrostatic’s more reflective approach”

“Perhaps one of the best remixes on the album is LorD & Master’s reworking of ‘Miss Perfect’. The vocals are kept front and centre, but there’s additional melodic lifts that somehow manage to give the song a fresh, dynamic quality.”

“Meanwhile, Nature Of Wires, rapidly becoming the go-to act for remix duties, do a powerful reworking of ‘Don’t Wanna’. There’s a muscular, brooding quality to this track with nods to dark dance beats.”

CAROLINE McLAVY – Quasi-Static

I Never Thought – Video

Since I negated to share with you the videos of ‘I Never Thought’ – I will share them with you now 🙂

This video I’m particularly proud of, filmed a while ago in the ‘Blue Room’ at Stayfree Music, it’s been waiting for me to be ready for release!

I worked with film maker – John Alex – who also did the ‘You Know’ and ‘I’ll take my chances’ videos.

Parralox came up with their own video for the remix, in which I’m a bit stretchy!

1691 – ‘Take the Chance’ video

The guys at 1691 have taken some filming I did with them in November last year and edited it with my recent video for ‘I’ll take my chances’

Its a fun adaptive called ‘Take the chance’ Why not.

I was pleasantly surprised to see they came up with this.

The first song in this series was ‘You Know’ posted on 17th January

Remix Appearing on Parralox ‘Holiday 17’

Parralox’s John Von Ahlen has done an amazing remix of ‘I never thought’ for my remix album which will be released early next year.

The track has had the privilege of appearing on Parrlox ‘Holiday 17’ album – a 4 CD bundle

I’m proud to say ‘I never thought’ is the first track on the 1st remix CD. How cool is that!!

You can check it out at http://www.parralox.com/discography/albums/holiday-17

 

Electricity Club Review Silicon Dreams

Electricity Club have done an amazing review on Silicon Dreams,

To quote their comments about me..

Caroline McLavy kicked off proceedings with tracks culled from her impressive debut album Electrostatic, giving the event a slick start.

As discussed in TEC’s review of the album, McLavy’s material is “…peppered with synth hooks, emotive melodies and simply good danceable rhythms”. The likes of ‘You Know’ are given much more of an impact on stage, courtesy of McLavy’s confident stage presence and equally strong vocals. Elsewhere, the bassy tones of ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ and bangers such as ‘Miss Perfect’ and ‘Constant Pain’ show a solid collection of songs in her arsenal.

Meanwhile, the tropical rhythms of ‘Where Did I Go Wrong’ take things down a gear. Finishing things up is the deceptively slow intro to ‘Calm Before The Storm’, which erupts into a percussive belter at the halfway point, ending McLavy’s set on a high note.

In The Electricity Club’s interview with Caroline McLavy earlier in the year, she summed up the advantages of taking her songs to the stage: “Often electronic music has a human disconnect by its nature that playing live can put back into the music. It puts blood into the veins of the songs”.”

 

Heres the entire review –

SILICON DREAMS 2017 Review