The signing follows on from a huge year in 2012 for Chance; he released his acclaimed sophomore album Infinity, he was nominated for Unearthed Artist of the Year at the 2012 J Awards and his video for second single Maybe Tomorrow (ft. Lilian Blue) was voted #7 in the 2012 rage fifty ahead of M.I.A., Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap among others. Chance then proceeded to secure not one but two entries in triple j’s Hottest 100 with Maybe Tomorrow (#89) and Young&Dumb ft Bertie Blackman (#45). He also spectacularly covered Mumford and Sons’ Little Lion Man for triple j’s Like A Version.
“I’m ridiculously excited to team up with Island, this is a career defining moment for me, they’re an amazing team who understand my sound and creative direction and the best home I could hope to have found for my music” Waters has said of his recent signing
“Chance has a special gift of being able to convey an affecting message through his melodies. He’s a gentle soul who’s also a hard-core troubadour. We’re thrilled he’s come to Island Records Australia!” Michael Taylor, Head Of Island Records Australia.
Sydney based hip hop duo Mind Over Matter have released the long-awaited, energetic first single “Real Life” from their third and highly anticipated upcoming album “This Way to Elsewhere”.
Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Craig Bauer (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco) the song signals a new direction for the group, drawing from indie-pop with rustic Motown influences. The catchy guitar riffs and honeyed vocals are a testament to Mind Over Matter’s versatility and ability to seamlessly glide between genre, however the track stays true to the veteran outfit’s grassroots vibe with features from a children’s choir and wordplay that flawlessly captures the everyday.
Written in Salamander Bay and finalised in Chicago, the project was a collaborative process from day one, calling on the talents of renowned hit-maker Matik (Seth Sentry, Drapht, Pez) and singer/songwriter Jon Reichhardt – as well as an exciting new voice in female vocalist K.I.K.I.
Mind Over Matter will tour the single nationally starting April, alongside fellow I Forget, Sorry!
member and double Hottest 100 debutante Chance Waters on his Infinity Album Tour.
I Forget, Sorry! is so thrilled to announce that Chance Waters has signed to Universal Music Publishing, please see link below for more details;
“Chance is an engaging lyricist and a freakishly good hook writer. We are delighted to welcome him into the UMPG family, and we can’t wait to forge a number of local and international writing opportunities for Chance as he works on the follow-up to Infinity,”
Heath Johns, Director of A&R, UMPG Australia
More details: http://www.umusicpub.com.au/#/en-AU/News/2013/Mar/UMPG-Signs-Chance-Waters.aspx
NEW FILM CLIP: Conjure Up A Fire
2012 was a huge year for Sydney’s Chance Waters; he released his acclaimed sophomore album Infinity which debuted at #54 on the ARIA Charts, was nominated for Unearthed Artist of the Year at the 2012 J Awards and his video for second single Maybe Tomorrow (ft. Lilian Blue) was voted #7 in the 2012 rage fifty ahead of M.I.A., Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap among others.
Chance Waters then proceeded to secure not one but two entries in triple j’s Hottest 100 with Maybe Tomorrow (#89) and Young & Dumb ft. Bertie Blackman (#45).
2013 is promising to be an even bigger year for Chance Waters as he announces he is hitting the road and embarking upon a huge 19 date tour.
Armed with tracks from his acclaimed album Infinity, Chance Waters will be zigzagging across the country throughout April, May and June and bringing his infectiously upbeat and thought-provoking tracks to Sydney, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Traralgon, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide, Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, Canberra and Newcastle as well as appearances at Live It Up, Caxton Street and Big Pineapple music festivals.
Chance Waters’ second album Infinity is a challengingly existential collection of songs; equally in his element questioning the fabric of reality (‘Infinity’), joking about the end of days (‘Maybe Tomorrow’) and confronting personal demons (‘Feel Alright’), Infinity is a record which demonstrates the depth of detail and passion that sets Chance Waters’ writing apart.
Don’t miss Chance Waters bringing Infinity LIVE to a city near you!
12 APRIL – THE STANDARD, SYDNEY NSW
Support: Stories For Nothing
13 APRIL – LIVE IT UP MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE QLD (U18s)
- Mind Over Matter not playing
17 APRIL – THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
18 APRIL – SURFERS PARADISE BEER GARDEN, SURFERS PARADISE QLD
Support: Duke Box
19 APRIL – THE SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD
20 APRIL – THE BIG PINEAPPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
- Mind Over Matter not playing
24 APRIL – KAY STREET SALOON BAR, TRARALGON VIC
25 APRIL – FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL, FERNTREE GULLY VIC
26 APRIL – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
27 APRIL – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC
5 MAY – CAXTON STREET SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, BRISBANE QLD (ALL AGES)
FRIDAY 24 MAY – THE ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE SA
30 MAY – SPURS SALOON, DEVONPORT TAS
31 MAY – HOTEL NEW YORK, LAUNCESTON TAS
Support: Akouo (Live)
SATURDAY 1 JUNE – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART TAS
THURSDAY 6 JUNE – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT
FRIDAY 7 JUNE – THE GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
Support: Johnny Utah
Permanent Records, the brand new imprint label from Shock Records and I Forget, Sorry! are extremely excited to announce that they will be teaming up to release the new Chance Waters’ album later this year…. Stay tuned for more details!
Here’s some of the things that have happened for Chance Waters this past month;
#20 on iTunes urban charts
#130 on iTunes overall (soz Skrillex ex oh)
#2 on Air Independent Radio charts
#9 Most added to radio nationally
#4 Most added to alternative radio nationally
#11 Most played on triple j last week
#1 most spammed to hell on national geographic
NEW FILM CLIP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVERT
New single added to high rotation on Triple J!!!!
“One of the hardest working MC’s in Australia at the moment.” - Dom Alessio (Triple J)
“A breath of fresh air.” (Rave Mag)
Following the success of his first single ‘Infinity’, (currently sitting at over 20,000 views on YouTube), Chance has had his head down in the studio and has just released his new track, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ from his soon to be released sophomore album, ‘Infinity’.
The new single demonstrates Chance’s lyrical potency and his potential to push the typical boundaries of the hip-hop genre with an up-beat tempo, off-beat rhythm, piano-rock influences and live instrumentation.
It’s finally here, the long awaited first single and title track from Chance Waters (formerly Phatchance) upcoming second album ‘Infinity’, and it drops alongside a pretty awesome video clip, if we do say so ourselves. Swing by and give it a listen and an eyeball, and don’t forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts, and a thumbs up if you’re feeling generous.
Phatchance is dead, long live Chance Waters. After more than five years actively touring the country and releasing music under the moniker Phatchance – Sydney hip-hop artist Chance Waters has decided to lose the alias and return to his real name on the eve of the release of the lead single and title track to his sophomore record ‘Infinity’.
‘Infinity’ follows in the wake of his glowingly received debut album ‘Inkstains’ which saw the solo artist crowned a Triple J Unearthed, Music NSW, SBA Music and Myspace.com featured artist, and on the back of two years spent heavily touring, including two national headline tours and support duties for international heavy-weights such as Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts, as well as a score of local mainstays including Bliss N Eso, The Funkoars, Drapht, 360 & Pez and Pegz.
The single is produced by Adelaide artist-to-watch One Above who recently produced The Hilltop Hoods #1 Gold Single “I Love It ft. Sia” as well as numerous songs from Chance’s debut LP Inkstains. The single and accompanying video clip will launch in February with album and accompanying tour dates slated for July 2012.
Started as a means for friends to cross promote each other, IFS has now grown into a label, record distributor and an artist management hub that is run entirely by the artists, for the artists.
When the clock strikes 12am on Christmas Eve, each I Forget, Sorry! artists will release a free 5 track mixtape available exclusively through the label website at www.iforgetsorry.com. The generous offering from the IFS crew includes;
1. Coptic Soldier – Their Sound, Our Wings
2. Johnny Utah – Be Us
3. Mind Over Matter – Image Isn’t Everything
4. Phatchance – Approaching Infinity
5. Smiles Again – Fuck I’m Lonely
When most labels would decide to spread their releases out over a larger period of time the question must be raised is there method in I Forget, Sorry!’s madness? Time will fucking tell.
A limited hard copy press of the mixtapes spread across a double disc is available for order through the http://www.iforgetsorry.com store now!