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Cockaigne- medieval legend- " a land of idleness and luxury" .
Record label/imprint primarily for the work of Australian musicians Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Along with their bands , Dave Graney and the mistLY and the DAMES.

Film Composers.

Bad Eggs -  Tony Martin - 2003
Death of a Chook - 2015 ?
Johnny Ghost - Donna McRae - 2011
Ray - Tony Mahony 2004


Dave Graney and the mistLY Soundcloud playlist

Clare Moore - Soundcloud Profile

Saturday, 6 May 2017

LETS GET TIGHT Lunchtime Instore May 26th Basement Discs and more news from Graney and Moore.

A recent interview at KINDERLING KIDS RADIO with Dave Graney talking to Barry Divola about music he heard when growing up can be streamed here.

There'll be a lunchtime CD Launch for LETS GET TIGHT at Basement Discs in Block Place Melbourne Friday May 26th. It will be a full band show for Dave Graney and the mistLY


The album can be obtained  as a CD via the Dave Graney website or Bandcamp.

The CD is also available at Rocksteady Records in Melbourne, Redeye Records in Sydney and Streetlight Records in Adelaide.


Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes will be doing a Melbourne show at Memo Music Hall on Saturday June 3rd with special guest Julitha Ryan opening the show.



A clip from the recent first part of the LETS GET TIGHT TOUR. As well as shows with the Coral Snakes in Sydney and Newcastle, Dave Graney and Clare Moore played a string of shows in regional NSW with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Patrizia F from Luxembourg. The last date was in Candelo and, leading up to it, they played early one morning at the ABC in Bega and it was filmed. 



There will be further dates scheduled soon. Plans are afoot for a visit to Europe in September and Dave Graney has delivered a second memoir to Affirm Press for publication later in 2017.




Friday, 24 March 2017

LET'S GET TIGHT-Dave Graney and Clare Moore 2017 CD available now


Let’s Get Tight
2017 album from Dave Graney and Clare Moore. CD and digital release.

It’s Time to get close to some Graney and Moore music.

Recorded from Feb 2016 to March 2017. Concentrating on writing, recording and releasing a digital single every month.
Recorded and mixed at their studio in the hills of Melbourne, the Ponderosa.
Dave Graney sings, plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and some keys.
Clare Moore plays drums, percussion, keys, vibes and marimba and also sings.

Guests include mistLY bass player Stu Thomas on trumpet and backing vocals, Matt Walker on harmonica, Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett from Go Go Sapien on backing vocals.
Drifting Donna Reed is based on a 2007 track recorded by Dave Graney and the mistLY called I Like To Be Haunted and features Stu Thomas on bass, Stuart Perera on guitar and Mark Fitzgibbon on keys.
Georgio “the dove” Valentino plays guitar on I’m Never Off.

All tracks recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Remastered for CD release for people who prefer physical musical artefacts.
Cover art by Tony Mahony who has worked with Graney and Moore since Lure Of The Tropics in 1992.



Available via PAYPAL.



Dave Graney and Clare Moore played in the Moodists in the 80s and then Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and now Dave Graney and the mistLY.

This is roughly the or 25th or 26th stand alone physical album from Graney and Moore. Not counting compilations (three), film soundtrack albums (two) and digital only albums (five).

Last physical album from Dave Graney was Fearful Wiggings in 2014. Last album from Clare Moore was The Dames in 2015.
In the meantime they released two digital albums of 90’s demos (Night Of the Wolverine and Songwriter Demos and Once I loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 90’s Demos Volume Two), a live digital album (Play mistLY For Me) and also three albums as members of Harry Howard and the NDE.

In 2017 they are playing shows as Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, Dave Graney and the mistLY and Dave Graney and Clare Moore.






Upcoming shows
Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement
Melbourne - saturday June 3rd
- Memo Music Hall
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island
Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (6pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra
Wednesday 12th April – Candelo Café

Sunday April 16th – CD Launch party gig 5pm at the Tote in Melbourne w/ Wam and Daz, Dave Graney and the mistLY , Twinkledigitz and Georgio “the dove” Valentino.


Friday May 26th Lunchtime INSTORE performance at Basement Discs Block Place Melbourne 


for interviews : email : cockaignerecords@gmail.com

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

March digital release on Cockaigne- How Long Does The Raunch? by Dave Graney and Clare moore



"Starts with jazz guitar chords and vocals. Then Drum Machine, Vibes, Marimba and electric guitar.
Over stimulation. Modern life is demanding. Filling a dude with images and feels, emotions dragged and pulled out, demanded.
Follow up to Be Sad For Me and coming from a similar direction. This time worrying about "normalization" of images of violence and sex and the immediate, thrilling power they have. How they are described as "raunchy". Kind of cute. Gaddafi on youtube getting hunted and hacked and kicked by a mob. Starving children in third world countries. Can you unsee such things? How long do "raunchy" things stay plain old raunchy? Do they get stale or do you? How long do they stay? Stay "raunchy"? What happens to you?What do you do with it? What does it do to you?"

 "For me the work of Dave Graney and Clare Moore is the musical equivalent of reading Samuel Beckett, Thomas Pynchon, John Cowper Powys etc - a lengthy note on this thinking will follow in the next few days - pending that here's some aural stimulation ----" Bob Osborne- Salford...

 A RADIAL LINK TO TAKE YOU TO ALL ONLINE PORTALS WHICH WILL HAVE THIS SONG. ITUNES-SPOTIFY-GOOGLE PLAY -AMAZON ETC ....


released March 24, 2017
dave graney - vocals, electric and acoustic , rhythm machine guitar
clare moore - vibes, marimba.

recorded at the Ponderosa in February 2017 by Dave Graney and Clare Moore

written by dave graney
copyright control

pic by Barry Douglas 


Upcoming shows
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement
Melbourne - saturday June 3rd - Memo Music Hall
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra
Wednesday April 12th Candelo Cafe


Harry Howard and the NDE Thursday April 13th Inkerman Hotel St Kilda

 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Dave Graney and Clare Moore- LETS GET TIGHT - first physical CD for three years






cover art by Tony Mahony.
14 track CD.


This is roughly the or 25th or 26th stand alone physical album from Graney and Moore. Not counting compilations (three), film soundtrack albums (two) and digital only albums (five). 

All the digital tracks from the last twelve months remastered for CD release. Sequenced in the exact order they appeared for digital download.  

I'm A Good Hater
This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I Been Trendy
Drifting Donna Reed
Are You Out Of Your Mind? (Get Back In)
You Need a Kleek, Klook
Rupert's Pet's Grave
Matey, From On High
Let's Kick This Mob Out
I Ain't Hi Vis
I Need To Be Hot
Be Sad For Me
How Long Does The Raunch?
I'm Never Off

 Available at all these forthcoming shows and at a few select shops.



Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes
 
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia F.
Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit - Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra






Dave Graney and Clare Moore - March digital release How Long Does The Raunch?


How Long Does The Raunch?

4:08
Starts with jazz guitar chords and vocals. Then Drum Machine, Vibes, Marimba and electric guitar. A whole lot of questions? How Long Does the Raunch Stop In One?

"Over stimulation. Modern life is demanding. Filling a dude with images and feels, emotions dragged and pulled out, demanded. Follow up to Be Sad For Me and coming from a similar direction. This time worrying about "normalization" of images of violence and sex and the immediate, thrilling power they have. How they are described as "raunchy". Kind of cute. Gaddafi on youtube getting hunted and hacked and kicked by a mob. Starving children in third world countries. Can you unsee such things? How long do "raunchy" things stay plain old raunchy? Do they get stale or do you? How long do they stay? Stay "raunchy"? What happens to you?What do you do with it? What does it do to you?"



This track shows how far Graney and Moore have taken their mad R&B licks. 

Certainly, few other Australian acts, whether their contemporaries or the generations following, are anywhere near this sort of territory. the command of the studio, the sounds, the chordings, voices and the lyrics and the whole character of the things they are creating. 
This is the thirteenth monthly digital release since February 2016.

There is a page devoted to the releases here

Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be going out on the road in March-April to play shows firstly with dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and then a run of shows as  a duo with Euro friends Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Patrizia F.


Georgio has a website here.

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes w/ Georgio and Patrizia

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.

 
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.
Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit - Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra


Wednesday April 12th - Candelo Cafe NSW

Saturday July 1st Dave Graney and the mistLY opening for Died Pretty and Radio Birdman at the Croxton band Room

davegraney.com

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Dave Graney and Clare Moore February digital release - BE SAD FOR ME - live shows with Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes

Be Sad For Me is the new digital release for Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The twelfth since February 2016.



Available at Bandcamp and at every other digital portal via this link.

BE SAD FOR ME is a 2:38  packet of sound. A rare breakthrough of the three minute barrier for Dave Graney. The writer and singer is asking the listener - or passerby- to feel sad INSTEAD OF HIM doing it. In his place. Not to be sad for the singer himself. He is "outsourcing his tears".

Be Sad For Me!
I’m outsourcing my tears
cryin’ it forward
Here’s a minor chord
strum it!
they will come
tears of a stadium
tears for streaming
here - have some of mine
help yourself!
you can cry for me
I’m all choked up
but I don’t have much time
Be sad For Me
I’ll owe you big time
Be Sad For Me!
I’m outsourcing my tears

credits

released February 24, 2017
Recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa by Dave Graney and Clare Moore January 2017.

Dave Graney-guitars, bass, vocal.
Clare Moore - drums, vibes, marimba, vocals
Matt Walker - harmonica

It follows I Need To Be Hot...



And that followed I Ain't Hi Vis...



Dave Graney interviewed January 2017 ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas.
Dave Graney and Alicia Sometimes with Francis Leach SEN Sports radio Feb 2017.
Dave Graney interview Feb 2017 with the Silver Fox at JOY FM.


Upcoming shows
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia F.



Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Upcoming live shows and links to Dave Graney and Clare Moore related art and writing

I Need To be Hot is the current single for Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The first for 2017 and the eleventh since February 2016.



February 24th 2017 they will be releasing a song called Be Sad For Me.



This can be pre ordered here.

 Dave Graney was interviewed on ABC radio National Drive by Patricia Karvelas recently. You can stream or download this here.

Live dates are set for well into the first half of 2017 in many variations.


Upcoming shows

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne


Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY - New Zealand 
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland 
Feb 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland

Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd
March 9th Adelaide Festival - Riverbank Palais, Elder park.
Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement

Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra

The most recent article by Dave Graney in the Adelaide Review. This is a story about Henry Reynolds book, "Unnecessary Wars". More to come.

Dave Graney has an article in the current edition of THE GRIFFITHS REVIEW. The edition is called "State Of Hope" and is wholly focussed on the state of South Australia. Dave Graney's article is on PRINCELAND, a state that was once put forward by settlements that wanted to break away from Victoria and South Australia.

Artist David Western, who designed sleeves for the Dave Graney and the  White Buffaloes album aand the earliest Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes sleeves is part of an exhibition at Morley College in London in June.

Stu Thomas, bass player for Dave Graney and the mistLY is having a  solo art exhibition at the Brunswick st Gallery March 24th.

You can see some of Stu's work here at this tumblr site.

David Nichols fantastic new book, DIG - Australian rock and pop music 1960-1985 has a very good chapter on THE MOODISTS, as well as an introduction from Dave Graney.

Dave Graney is back at Banana Lounge Broadcasting at Melbournes 3RRR from Tuesday Feb 7th. (The show broadcasts from12-2pm) You can stream an interview Dave and folk specialist Rik E Vengeance conducted with folk music icon Shirley Collins here. The interview begins about 30 minutes in.

davegraney.com


Dave Graney and the mistLY
clare moore-drums, stuart perera-guitar, stu thomas-bass, dave graney - vocals and guitar.
photo by Barry Douglas