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Hey there! I'll shortly be migrating the majority of news and things of interest over to my tumblr page here:

http://lance-ferguson-music.tumblr.com

The discography/release page will stay on this site.

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LIVE DATES

Jan 1st - The Bamboos @ Perth Yacht Club PERTH

Jan 26th - The Bamboos @ The Rocks SYDNEY

Feb 9th - The Bamboos @ St Kilda Festival

Feb 13-16th - The Bamboos @ Splore Festival NEW ZEALAND

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UPCOMING RELEASES/PRODUCTIONS

Miss Murphy 'White Dress & The Spirit' EP  (Universal) (Feb 2014)

Lanu Album (Tru Thoughts) (Release Date TBC)

Bobby Fox Album (Warner) (Release Date TBC)

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MAY 21st

NEW BAMBOOS SINGLE 'WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?' FEATURING ALOE BLACC OUT NOW!

The first single to be lifted from The Bamboos’ fifth album, ‘Medicine Man’, is this double A-side digital package announcing the advent of the LP in some style, featuring none other than international pop phenomenon Aloe Blacc on vocal duties.

“Where Does The Time Go?” is the perfect summer pop song – the laid back, breezy groove and nostalgic lyrics brought to life by the inimitable vocals of the king of crossover, who went from needing a dollar to becoming a household name last year when he topped the charts in many territories.

Bag it on iTunes or here: www.etchshop.co.uk

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MAR 30th

NEW BAMBOOS SINGLE 'I GOT BURNED' feat. TIM ROGERS OUT NOW!

The first official single from the forthcoming Bamboos album 'Medicine Man' is on your radio and iTunes (Australia and New Zealand) now!
The amazing falsetto vocals are from one of Australian music's true living legends, Tim Rogers of You Am I.

The 'Medicine Man' album is released officially on June 1st.

BUY ON iTUNES HERE

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MAR 30th

THE REDBULL BEAT SUITE feat. ALOE BLACC MAY 12TH THE MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

The Red Bull Beat Suite is a drawing together of cultures which is as ambitious as it thrilling. Take the nations best turntablists and beat producers, set them on stage with the Australian Youth Orchestra, throw in US soul singer and Hip Hop luminary Aloe Blacc plus special guest singers and musicians, and cast them under the intrepid direction of The Raah Project's Tamil Rogeon.

Red Bull Beat Suite is a homage to the last 25 years of urban beats and electronic music genres, told by Australia's and the worlds most cutting edge musicians, producers and vocalists through a 'mix tape' of orchestra, turntables and live beats. Utilising their own award winning 3d projection mapping technologies, Melbourne's own and world renown eness studio will create a never before seen interactive visual display to accompany this cutting edge performance.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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DEC 19th

LANU - ROOSEVELT BLUES & ACOUSTIC EP OUT NOW

The 'Roosevelt Blues'/Acoustic EP features four brand-new acoustic interpretations of the vocal tracks featuring Megan Washington from Lanu's 'Her 12 Faces' album - Plus 'Roosevelt Blues', which recently won Steve Lamacq's BBC6 Rebel Music Playlist. Now available on iTunes

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DEC 8th

THE BAMBOOS COVER THE ROLLING STONES FOR MOJO MAGAZINE!

Check out The Bamboos brand new cover version of The Rolling Stones classic track 'Can You Hear Me Knocking' in the latest issue of Mojo Magazine. The free covermount CD 'Sticky Soul Fingers - A Rolling Stones Tribute' also features interpretations from  the likes of Alice Russell, Sharon Jones & The Dapkings, Aloe Blacc and more!

Mojo Magazine

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DEC 5th

LANU REMIX OF NOSTALGIA 77 'SLEEPWALKER" OUT NOW!

The Lanu remix of Nostalgia 77's track 'Sleepwalker' is out now as a digital single on Tru Thoughts.

The remix is already receiving love from the likes of Laurent Garnier who made it the opening track of this weeks 'Is What It Is' show on Le Mouv Radio (France). The single also features remixes from latest Tru Thoughts signing Mark de Clive-Lowe and The Ambassadeurs. Grab it here: www.etchshop.co.uk

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NOV 6th

THE BAMBOOS 10th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED-EDITION 7" VINYL SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

To commemorate a decade of making music together The Bamboos have released a limited edition hand-numbered 7" vinyl single. Featuring the Bamboos first ever track 'Eel Oil' and a brand-newcover version of James Blake's 'The Wilhelm Scream' featuring Megan Washington on vocals. 'The Wilhelm Scream' has already been getting loads of love on Triple J with Richard Kingsmill commenting: 'Seriously great isn't it? what a great version..."

BAG IT HERE: www.etchshop.co.uk

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JULY 19th

BLACK FEELING 2 ALBUM OUT NOW

Out now on Freestyle Records is the second volume in the 'Black Feeling' series. 12 Brand-new versions of stone-classic Funk, Soul, Jazz & Tropical/Latin tracks available on LP/CD and Digital Download.

Here's what they're saying:

"The man behind The Bamboos has come up with his most ambitious project yet. The production on this is LF at his very finest" BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE (U.K)

"Dope versions...Lance is on fire!!!" MAD MATS (RAW FUSION CLUB) (SE)

"Outstanding!!!!!" GARY KING (JAZZ FM) (U.K)

"Dopesque reprises. j'aime a lot!" DJ ALEX ATTIAS (CH)

"Everything Lance Ferguson touches turns to dancefloor gold. He's like a funky Midas.I'll be supporting this release by playing the tits off it!" PAUL DUNPHY (THE WARDROBE) (U.K)

Bag it here: Freestyle

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JULY 15th

LANU - 'FALL' VIDEO CLIP DIRECTED BY LUCY DYSON

The brand-new video clip for the upcoming 'Fall' single (Out Aug 15th) is online now. Directed by award-winning visual artist Lucy Dyson the clip picks up from where 'Beautiful Trash' left off and is at once evocative, beautiful and rich in colour and texture.

Catch it on youtube here: FALL

And if you're in the U.K download the single for FREE from Bandcamp here: BANDCAMP

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JUNE 7th

BLACK FEELING 2 7" SAMPLER SINGLE OUT NOW

Back in September 2007, Freestyle Records released 'Black Feeling', an album project where each track was presented under a pseudonym to give the impression of an album you would find whilst digging in a Caribbean record shop or American thrift store. As a collection of reworked classics, the album set dance floors alight across the world, indeed, the single 'Hippy Skippy Moon Strut' by The Mighty Show-Stoppers became a huge selling 12 inch, and has also notched up well over 350,000 individual viewings on You Tube to date!

Now in 2011, Freestyle Records is pleased as punch to be releasing this teaser 45 single that features 2 cuts from the forthcoming follow up album 'Black Feeling: Volume Two' (FSRCD/LP090)

Here's what the heads are saying:

 

"it's all about Shaft In Africa. Johnny Pate would surely give his nod of approval..fat back drums and a tight brass section.. just what the good funk doctor ordered."

Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records U.K)

"Shaft In Africa is gonna be burning up Budapest Dancefloors!! Burn Budapest Burn!"
DJ Paul Murphy (HU)

"Two massive tunes. Great to hear Lance really stretching out on guitar on Burning Spear."
Ennio Styles (Stylin' Radio Show AU)

"Another unmissable double header from Freestyle. Two of my favourite grooves given respectful reworkings to devastating effect!"
Peter Young (Jazz FM U.K)

The full 'Black Feeling Vol.2 CD/LP will be out on July 21st. Meanwhile catch the single here: Freestyle

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MAY 28th

LANU - BEAUTIFUL TRASH WINS 'BEST MUSIC VIDEO ' @ ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 soundKILDA AWARDS!!!!

The video clip for Lanu - 'Beautiful Trash' directed by Lucy Dyson won the 'Best Music Video' category in the soundKILDA Music Video Awards as part of the 2011 St Kilda Film Festival. Check it all out here:soundkilda

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LANU - BEAUTIFUL TRASH IS STARBUCKS 'PICK OF THE WEEK'

 

U.S & Canadian fans can grab a free iTunes download card for 'Beautiful Trash' instore at Starbucks this week.

The 'Her 12 Faces' album is available exclusively from iTunes U.S.A for the next two weeks before the official release date on April 19th. Get on it!

iTUNES


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LANU - 'HER 12 FACES' OUT NOW!

The brand new Lanu album 'Her 12 Faces' is OUT NOW on Tru Thoughts records.

 

“Very sexy and catchy with an edge” IDJ MAGAZINE (U.K)

"Lanu and Megan Washington are a match made in heaven" MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE (AUS)

"Infuriatingly catchy pop…Hits the spot” JOHN LEWIS, UNCUT MAGAZINE (U.K)

"A pop treat...Her 12 Faces is a sweet, upbeat collaboration" THE AGE (AUS)

"well crafted, intriguing..." ABC RADIO NATIONAL 'ALBUM OF THE WEEK' (AUS)

"A lush collection of soul-poptronica" WHO MAGAZINE (AUS)

"Not since the ANZUS treaty was signed have Australia, New Zealand and Washington come together so formidably." THE AUSTRALIAN (AUS)

"Lance Ferguson's second album is a swim-up bar for the soul" 3D WORLD 'ALBUM OF THE WEEK' (AUS)

"Great Stuff" THE  MELBOURNE AGE MAGAZINE 'ALBUM OF THE MONTH' (AUS)

"A great album” THE CIRCLE, CHANNEL 10 TV (AUS)

“A hit in the making” SUNDAY MERCURY (U.K)

"Each track is an original burst of flavour..." THE HERALD SUN (AUS)

"Ferguson is indeed a gifted composer who can expertly incorporate contemporary and traditional styles"

THE MUSIC NETWORK (AUS)

“Sure fire hit…Could be the first album to give [Tru Thoughts] real mainstream success” DOM SERVINI, ECHOES MAG (U.K)

“Lance Ferguson goes picking sweet funk and folk daisies, holding hands with the honey-dipped pledgings of Megan Washington” CLASH (U.K)

“It’s a nice little package…there is much to impress” CMU DAILY

"12 slices of peerless indie dream pop." RADIO PONSONBY (NZ)

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LANU - 'BEAUTIFUL TRASH' feat. MEGAN WASHINGTON IS U.K iTUNES 'SINGLE OF THE WEEK"

Grab a free download of Beautiful Trash from U.K iTunes until next Tuesday Mar 15th!

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LANU - 'BEAUTIFUL TRASH' feat. MEGAN WASHINGTON OUT NOW!

The new Lanu single 'Beautiful Trash' featuring Megan Washington is out now! The Natural Double remix of 'Beautiful Trash' was the #1 most-played track on Triple J week ending Feb 5th and the original version has also received major airplay on BBC U.K from the likes of Nemone, Don Letts and Steve Lamacq + John Kennedy on XFM.

The brand-newLanu album 'Her 12 Faces' is out NOW in Australia and on Mar 7th (RoW).

U.K iTunes Single Of The Week Mar 7th 2011(iTUNES U.K)

"Thank you to Tru Thoughts records for this”STEVE LAMACQ (BBC 6MUSIC)

“Got it and it’s lovely – will definitely be playing it” CHRIS HAWKINS (BBC 6 MUSIC)

"New from Lanu. We heard Lammo playing it, and we like it a lot too”NEMONE (BBC 6MUSIC)

"Gorgeous Alt Pop...an eclectic treat with crossover potential" RECORDOFTHE DAY.COM (JAN 27th)

Check out the video clip on youtube here: BEAUTIFUL TRASH

Purchase from iTunes here: iTUNES

 

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THE BAMBOOS IN THE LATEST WAX POETICS MAGAZINE

Pick up a copy of the latest Wax Poetics Magazine (The BIBLE of all things Funk/Soul/Latin/Hip Hop/Afro/Disco etc etc) to read a feature on The Bamboos. Issue 42 is the 'R&B' Issue and it's in stores NOW!  Wax Poetics Magazine

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'NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK PRESENTS: THE BAMBOOS' ON THE MTV MUSIC BLOG!

Click on the below link to read an exclusive interview with Bamboos main man Lance Ferguson on the MTV Music Blog and also get a FREE download of the track 'Like Tears In Rain' from '4'!

MTV MUSIC BLOG

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LANU 'THIRD STONED FROM THE SUN' DJ MIX ON PARIS DJ's NOW!

Head over to Paris Djs website to listen to a new Lanu DJ Mix featuring music from Space Invadas, Tame Impala, Gonja Sufi, Beck, The Bamboos, Beta Hector, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and more!

This sonic brew of Psych, Funk, Rock and Soul has had over 2500 downloads so far!!!!

Check it out here:  LANU - Third Stoned From The Sun DJ Mix

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THE BAMBOOS 'YOU AIN'T NO GOOD' DIGITAL SINGLE OUT NOW!

The third single from The Bamboos '4' album is out now on Tru Thoughts and available from iTunes & www.etchshop.co.uk .

Featuring the Original Mix & Instrumental version plus brand-new and exclusive Bamboos remixes from DJ Yoda, Flevans & Randomer!

Check the official video clip for 'You Ain't No Good' here:

You Ain't No Good OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP

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'4' IS HERE!!!!

It's the long-awaited next installment in the ongoing evolution of Australia's finest Funk & Soul band. The brand-new Bamboos album '4' is out now!

Here's what the tastemakers are already saying:

"No doubt in my mind this is the best thing they've done! There's a big challenge facing a lot of Funk bands this year, and that is having explored most avenues of the late 60's sound where do they go from there? This album in a lot of ways shows them the way to go" - CRAIG CHARLES 'THE FUNK & SOUL SHOW' BBC6 (U.K)

"Love the new Bamboos..." - HARRY SHEARER (KCRW, NPR Worldwide, The Simpsons, Spinal Tap U.S)

"They are the tightest Funk act in the world...I would have stopped giving them the album of the week spot if they didn't keep pushing the bar higher than anyone on the scene." - TIM RITCHIE ABC RADIO NATIONAL (AUST) Album Of The Week 6th April 2010

"The eleven dancefloor gems easily compete with James Brown - The Godfather of Funk and turn every club into a Finnish sauna within minutes" - PLAYBOY MAGAZINE (GERMANY)

"You'll be hearing a lot more of it...such a great sound" - MARK LAMARR BBC RADIO 2 (U.K)

"A first class gem...A classic is born!" - BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE (U.K)

"The new Bamboos is Huge!" - LAURENT GARNIER (FRANCE)

"Beautiful examples of killer modern Funk!" - ASHLEY BEEDLE (U.K)

"The Bamboos greatest attribute is the way they combine the deepest, truest love for the full range of old school funk & soul styles...yet still sound themselves very much of the here & now. You can't really overstate the value of doing the first wave innovators proudly while moving so comfortably in the post millennium." - DUSTYGROOVE (U.S)

Pick '4' up now from www.etchshop.co.uk, iTunes or at your favourite record store!

www.thebamboos.com

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THE BAMBOOS 'ON THE SLY'/'TURN IT UP' 12" VINYL SINGLE OUT NOW!

What do you get when you combine a truly nasty, percussive drum break with massive Hammond and guitar stabs, a loping sly horn line and Kylie Auldist’s velvet rip-saw vocals?

“On The Sly” is the first single from The Bamboos’ upcoming album, “4”, and a real statement of intent: a piece of music for 2010 that somehow transcends the boundaries of what we know as the ‘Deep Funk’ scene and pushes The Bamboos up into a world all their own, “On The Sly” is The Bamboos crystallised, arrived, their own unique sound fully realised.

The video has been up on You Tube since early November last year, and has clocked up over 11,000 views.

Head over to the Tru Thoughts online store the Etchshop to bag your copy now: www.etchshop.co.uk    

      

‘4’ is released on Tru Thoughts on March 29

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THE BAMBOOS NEW VIDEO CLIP LIVE ON YOUTUBE NOW!

'On The Sly' is the first single from the forthcoming Bamboos album '4' out Mar 29th on Tru Thoughts Records. Check out the hot new video clip RIGHT NOW...

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THE BAMBOOS feat. LYRICS BORN DIGITAL SINGLE OUT NOW!

The die was cast for this explosive collaboration when U.S Hip Hop artist Lyrics Born put it out on the JJJ airwaves that the only Australian act he was interested in working with was The Bamboos! Hurried phone calls and emails to promoters/management later led to a hook-up between the much-lauded MC and Bamboos band leader Lance Ferguson/Lanu.

The result: A dance floor A-Bomb that sees Lyrics Born pushing his own vocal envelope over one of the hardest-hitting Bamboos grooves yet. 'Turn It Up' combines signature heavy Bamboos drums with super-tough Bass lines and an irresistible chorus hook.

Available now as a digital single on iTunes or www.etchshop.co.uk  

12" vinyl single b/w 'On The Sly' out FEB 8th!

Check it here: www.myspace.com/thebamboos

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RAAH PROJECT REMIX OUT NOW!

New Lanu remix out now of The Raah Project's 'Will You be There?' on Schema's brand new sub-label Summer Dawn. The Remix is available on a digital-only E.P which you can purchase on U.S iTunes or follow links from here: www.myspace.com/summerdawnrecordings

Have a listen to the remix on the Lanu Myspace page here:www.myspace.com/lanumusic

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RELEASES PAGE UPDATED!

For the trainspotters: Scroll down to the bottom of the Releases page to view the complete discography of compilation albums that have featured the music of Lanu, The Bamboos, Kylie Auldist, Cookin' On 3 Burners, No Comply etc.

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LATEST RELEASES:

Out now!: Menagerie - 'They Shall Inherit' (Tru Thoughts)

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Out now!: The Bamboos - 'I Never' feat. Daniel Merriweather (Tru Thoughts)

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Out now!: Various Artists - The Soul Of Melbourne (Northside Records)

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Out now!: The South Seas - 'Frontier'

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Out now!: Kylie Auldist - 'Still Life'

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Out now!: Kylie Auldist - 'Changes'/'Nothin' Else To Beat Me' (Tru Thoughts)

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Out now!: The Bamboos - 'Medicine Man' (Tru Thoughts/Inertia)

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Out now!: The Bamboos - 'Where Does The Time Go?' feat. Aloe Blacc (Tru Thoughts)

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Out now!: The Bamboos - 'I Got Burned' feat. Tim Rogers (Inertia)

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