Nov 252015

Marilyn Rose and the Thorns are pleased to present their debut album “Antarctica”.

Marilyn Rose and the Thorns will launch “Antarctica” at the Lyrebird Lounge on Friday 4th December with support from Lilith Lane (solo).

Marilyn Rose and the Thorns emerged from the St Kilda live music community circa 2010. Vocalist Marilyn Rose Veil, guitarist Leon Storch (Smoke Machine), guitarist Rusty Teluk (Cold Harbour), bassist Col Holst (ColdHarbour/Scourge) and drummer Jim Richter (Death Sentence/12FU) first met at the Greyhound Hotel in St Kilda during the front bars glory days. Together they produce a rare and sensual explosion of vocals and an utterly unique blend of rock and roll styles.

Marilyn Rose and The Thorns performances are emotive, dramatic, sorrowful, full of darkness and cabaret with elements of pop and avant-garde. Marilyn’s persona is equal parts Shirley Bassey, David Bowie and Siouxsie Sioux.

Marilyn Rose & The Thorns recorded with Ash Wednesday (The Models, Einstürzende Eeubauten) in 2015 and this is the result – the bands first full length album is released on
IN THE VAULT RECORDS on C.D and 180 gram 12 inch vinyl and features a special guest appearance by HUNTERS & COLLECTORS trumpet maestro Jack Howard.

Marilyn Rose and The Thorns have played on stages large and small to enthusiastic crowds around Melbourne’s renowned live music scene at venues such as The Esplanade Hotel, The St Kilda Bowling Club, The Prince of Wales Hotel, The Greyhound Hotel, Yah Yah’s, The Lyrebird Lounge, The Town Hall Hotel, Cherry Bar, The Tote and The Great Britain Hotel as well as appearing on the local female band showcase gig known as “Goddess”, St.Kilda’s own premier local live music event “A Day By The Green” and also The Kim Salmon Living Legend’s Tribute @ The Tote.

Prepare yourself to be seduced by the hypnotic vocals of leading lady, Marilyn Rose and rocked by the dark and dazzling musicianship of her band of Thorns as well as an assemblage of musical nomads at Lyrebird Lounge, Friday 4 December. Doors: 7.30.Free entry!

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Nov 232015

Zikora – mending broken hearts with their debut single Golden Thread from their new namesake EP

Melbourne trio Zikora are celebrating the release of their first single Golden Thread from their long-awaited debut namesake EP with a special launch gig and a stunning animated video clip made by Simon Howe from No Such Place.

Zikora will host their debut EP launch on Thursday December 3rd 2015 at 8pm (doors 7:30pm) at The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne, 859 High St, Thornbury, Victoria. Tickets to the launch are $15 presale or $20 at the door and are available at

Golden Thread was produced, recorded and mixed by Aria and Golden Guitar-nominated producer mixer and engineer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra/Eskimo Joe/ Bertie Blackman) and recorded at Sing Sing South studios in Melbourne.

The song tells the tale of an old woman who can mend broken hearts. The animation unfolds as a young woman comes to the old woman’s house and is transformed as her heart is taken from her chest, healed with love, and sewn physically with magical golden thread in a gruesome but beautiful fashion akin to childbirth. The song is brought to life via world-class animation that “makes you feel like you’re stepping into a world that resonates so strongly with a past you would rather forget, and a healing that you have personally longed for many times before,” says Talia Browne, percussionist from Zikora.

An alternative-pop band with a twist, Zikora’s eclectic background has roots in classical training, West African-inspired rhythms and musical theatre. Zikora creates an unusual and intriguing mix of harp, percussion, keys and vocals featuring Talia Browne on percussion, harpist and singer Emily Rosner and singer/pianist and flautist Ellisa Scott.

Zikora’s extended recording line-up boasts some of Melbourne’s finest musicians who bring their magic to this stunning single with guests Andrew Fry, former John Butler Trio bassist, Xani Kolac of The Twoks and Mike Mills from Toehider.

“‘Unconventional’ hardly begins to describe their lineup…Very likely not like anything you’ve heard before” – Kim Lajoie (Obsessive Music/SkyLashes)­

“Zikora have a unique sound…their distinctive sonic landscape proves to be the perfect backdrop to wonderful storytelling in their songwriting– Jimi Maroudas

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