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NTS Radio, September 2019

HTRK hosted a guest show on 9 September 2019. HTRK has been played over 50 times on NTS, first on 19 December 2012. HTRK's music has been featured on 50 episodes.

www.nts.live/artists/9810-htrk


t.Portal, September 2019 by Sponzorirani članak

Australski bend HTRK osnovan je još 2003. kao trio koji su činili vokalistica Jonnine Standish, basist Sean Stewart i gitarist Nigel Yang. Njihovi rani live nastupi privukli su pažnju Rowlanda S. Howarda, bivšeg gitarista kultnih Birthday Party, koji je producirao njihov debi album ‘Marry Me Tonight’

tportal.hr/showtime/clanak/australski-duo-htrk-premijerno-u-zagrebu


Son Of Marketing, September 2019 by Nicola Orlandino

Five years after Psychic 9-5 Club and 2018’s Drama EP, Australian duo HTRK (Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang) released a new album. Venus in Leo is out now via Ghostly International. According to the press release, While some much-loved HTRK hallmarks remain—the combination of space and intimacy, the unmistakable interplay between Yang’s guitars and Standish’s vocals—Venus in Leo differs markedly in its energy, returning to HTRK’s underground rock past with the stylistic playfulness and variety of a modern mixtape.

sonofmarketing.com/album-streaming-htrk-venus-in-leo

CJSW, September 2019

Katharsis / Processed
Tracklist: Into the Drama, HTRK • VENUS IN LEO

cjsw.com/program/katharsis/episode/20190901/

Brooklyn Vegan, August 2019

So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie,” and talk about what metal is coming out. [...] We publish a monthly playlist of some of our favorite tracks. Here’s a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place…
The duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang are back with their fourth album as HTRK and first in five years. Venus in Leo delivers more sultry, downtempo minimal synth creations that are nostalgic and warm with an unsettling undercurrent just below the surface

brooklynvegan.com/18-new-songs-out-today

My Blog Cliche, August 2019

Escuchar un álbum de HTRK es enfrentarse a un cálido oleaje de hedonismo que conforme sigue su curso nos va presentando elementos que dejan al descubierto el romance que hay en su corazón.

myblogclicheislive.blogspot.com/stream-htrk-venus-in-leo.html

Fluid Radio, August 2019 by James Catchpole

Yang’s softly strummed acoustic guitar introduces the listener to their world, and Standish’s vocals are light enough to flower the foreground. Rhythms have enough of an ‘outsider’ personality as they’re skewered into original beats, and the synth melodies are slightly unconventional. This always works to the benefit of both musician and audience. The much colder second track, ‘Mentions’, bemoans the lack of physical intimacy in the social media age.

fluid-radio.co.uk/2019/08/htrk-venus-in-leo

DJ Mag, August 2019

Amidst Australian duo HTRK’s emotionally-driven milestones like ‘Marry Me Tonight’ in 2009 and ‘Work (Work, Work)’ in 2011, comes an album that projects hope, adoration and innocence. Their first outing on Ghostly ‘Psychic 9-5 Club’ touched on the supernatural, while remaining contemplative and poignant. With some of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang’s earlier songwriting drawing from deeply tragic circumstances, ‘Venus In Leo’ touches on storytelling of a different nature – think modern-day love stories told with obeisance. [...] As possibly one of their most accessible albums yet, ‘Venus In Leo’ is proof that HTRK’s inspirations continue to draw from a multitude of life circumstances while bearing a beautiful sentimentality throughout.

djmag.com/node/86194

Noise Dart, August 2019

At long last, the Melbourne duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang are gearing up to release a new album, Venus in Leo. In the lifetime of their band they have tragically lost both their longtime collaborator Rowland S. Howard and bandmate Sean Stewart. Each new release find the duo pursuing catharsis in new sonic landscapes, while still preserving the distinctive hallmarks of their sound.

noisedart.com/2019/08/htrk-new-years-day.html

Mano Muzika, August 2019

HTRK ne tik ruošiasi naujojo albumo išleidimui, koncertui Vilniuje, bet ir Naujųjų sutikimui. Pristatome naujausią jų kūrinį iš rugpjūčio 30 dieną išleidžiamo albumo, „Venus in Leo“, pavadintą „New Year’s Day“.

manomuzika.lt/2019/08/htrk-new-years-day

MY BLOG CLICHE, Augsut 2019

HTRK reeditó "Nostalgia" en un momento muy adecuado, pues su nuevo álbum es un hermoso ejemplo de la transición musical por la que han ido pasando con cada lanzamiento, pues después de recurrir a la distorsión con la que trataban de diseccionar eso que se denominaba como "indie rock" en los dosmiles, ahora nos presentan atmósferas minimalistas que se enfocan en iluminar la voz de Jonnine Standish.

myblogclicheislive.blogspot.com/listen-htrk-new-years-day.html

The Face, August 2019 by Shaad D'Souza

“It’s got these drops of humour, drops of sad­ness, drops of sex,” she explains. ​“It’s dif­fer­ent amounts of drops to make a HTRK song. It’s not that we’re mak­ing the music that we want to hear — it’s that we know when we’re mak­ing a HTRK song.”

theface.com/music/htrk-interview-venus-in-leo-melbourne

Clubbing Spain, August 2019

Ghostly ha compartido hoy otro de los temas incluídos en Venus In Leo , el nuevo álbum de los australianos HTRK que será lanzado a través del sello norteamericano el próximo 30 de agosto.

clubbingspain.com/mp3/2019/htrk-new-year-s-day.html

4:3 Boilerroom, 2019

For some reason, HTRK are far, far too under-rated? The minimal melancholy of'You Know How To Make Me Happy' is a fine prelude to their newly-announced fifth studio LP, 'Venus In Leo.'

fourthree.boilerroom.tv/film/htrk-you-know-how-make-me-happy

Norman Records, 2019

Astrology's hot in 2019. 'Venus In Leo' is the fourth album from HTRK, the minimal electronic duo. Theirs is a sound that is finds an intense sadness in mundanity, that is communicated with minimal beats now freed from their noisy shells.

normanrecords.com/records/177369-htrk-venus-in-leo

Gorilla vs Bear, July 2019 by Chris

HTRK return with a haunting and sensuous new track from their forthcoming LP Venus in Leo, out August 30th on Ghostly.

gorillavsbear.net/htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy

Mano Muzika, July 2019

Rudenį Vilniuje koncertuosiantys HTRK netrukus išleis naująjį albumą, „Venus in Leo“. O jame rasite šį nuostabaus grožio kūrinį „You Know How to Make Me Happy“. Nepraleiskite progos susipažinti ir galbūt pasiklausyti jų gyvai.

manomuzika.lt/htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy

Warszawa, July 2019

メルボルンのダークウェーヴ、エレクトロニック・プロジェクト HTRK が、EP、シングルを挟み、2014年の ‘Psychic 9-5 Club’ 以来となる新作アルバム ‘Venus in Leo’ を Ghostly International から8/30にリリースします。そしてそちらのアルバムより収録される “You Know How to Make Me Happy” をリリースしました。

wrszw.net/htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy

Live Eye TV, July 2019

HTRK return with a brand new video for their track “You Know How to Make Me Happy” off the upcoming LP Venus in Leo due out on August 30th via Ghostly International. Featuring the duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang, the pair’s fourth long-player is their first since 2014’s Psychic 9-5 Club. Recorded at their home studio in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne, the album features HTRK’s trademark combinations of space and intimacy while returning them closer to their underground rock past.

liveeyetv.org/watch-htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy

Sentireascoltare, July 2019

Venus In Leo viene anticipato dal brano malinconico soft-pop con richiami al trip-hop You Know How to Make Me Happy e dagli EP autoprodotti e pubblicati nel 2018 Drama e Dying of Jealousy, di cui potete ascoltare estratti di seguito.

sentireascoltare.com/album/htrk-venus-in-leo

Indie Native, July 2019

オーストラリアのエレクトロ・デュオ HTRK、ニューアルバム『Venus in Leo』を 8/30 リリース!

indienative.com/2019/07/4ever-2

Mindies, July 2019

El dúo australiano establecido en Londres, formado por Jonnine Standish y Nigel Yang, acaba de anunciar el que será su primer trabajo en 5 años. Con una carrera donde el pop minimalista, donde las bases sintéticas están muy presentes dentro de un apartado de lo más recogido, el grupo ha logrado un sonido de lo más personal y envolvente.

mindies.es/htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy

Implurnt, July 2019

HTRK, aka Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang, are back with their first album in five years, Venus In Leo. Check out the video for the first single, ‘You Know How To Make Me Happy’, now.

implurnt.com/htrk-return-to-ghostly-with-new-album-venus-in-leo

Filter Mexico, July 2019

Si bien en el último año editaron los sencillos, “Mentions” y “Dying Of Jealousy”, a través de Ghostly, será este 30 de agosto cuando tengamos un nuevo LP de HTRK con el titulo de Venus In Leo, en el que además de encontrar los cortes previamente mencionados, también aparece esta romántica y minimalista pieza llamada “You Know How To Make Me Happy”.

filtermexico.com/htrk-venus-in-leo

Resident Advisor, July 2019 by Nina Posner

The record, out in August on Ghostly International, marks the band's return to their "underground rock past."

residentadvisor.net/news/44068?comments

Das Filter, July 2019 by Thaddeus Herrmann

Wie man sich manchmal doch häuten und verändern kann. Vom ursprünglichen Sound von HTRK ist mit den Jahren kaum noch etwas übrig geblieben – von der halsbrecherischen Melancholie mal abgesehen. [...] Den Sturm und Drang von damals haben die beiden verbliebenden Band-Mitglieder Jonnine Standish und Nigel Yang mittlerweile gegen sanfte Synths getauscht, die nicht nur gut in die songwriterische Ecke der Gruppe passen, sondern auch den ätherischen, immer leicht verhuscht klingenden Gesang perfekt auffangen.

dasfilter.com/video-premiere-htrk-you-know-how-to-make-me-happy-new-album-venus-in-leo

XLR8R, July 2019

Venus In Leo arrives five years on from 2014's Psychic 9-5 Club. While the HTRK hallmarks remain—the combination of space and intimacy, the interplay between Yang's guitars and Standish's vocals—the album differs in its energy, returning to HTRK’s underground rock past with the stylistic playfulness and variety of a modern mixtape. It was recorded more or less live in HTRK’s home studio in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne, Australia.

xlr8r.com/news/melbourne-duo-htrk-next-on-ghostly-with-fourth-studio-album

Clubbing Spain, July 2019

Jonnine Standish y Nigel Yang vuelven con su proyecto HTRK para publicar su cuarto álbum, un disco titulado Venus In Leo que llega cinco años después de su anterior trabajo, Psychic 9-5 club. La pareja australiana iniciaron el proyecto en 2003 aunque los primero frutos de su trabajo conjunto no llegarían hasta 2005, año en el que se autoeditan Nostalgia. A principios de la década comienzan a publicar en Ghostly, sello al que regresan tras autoeditarse un par de EPs el pasado 2018.

clubbingspain.com/htrk-vuelven-a-ghostly-con-un-nuevo-album.html

Factmag, July 2019 by Henry Bruce-Jones

HTRK, aka Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang, are back with their first album in five years, Venus In Leo.

factmag.com/2019/07/10/htrk-venus-in-leo/

Hero Magazine, April 2019 by Tempe Nakiska

Heavy beats warp in the dark on Mentions, the first music from HTRK in four years, and the sound is familiar. But then a scratch, a lingering guitar line, and it’s clear something has shifted. This one and More to Enjoy make up Drama, the two-track taster for a forthcoming album that nods to a new chapter in the Australian duo’s sonic evolution.

hero-magazine.com/article/htrk-on-their-first-record-in-four-years

Stack, November 2018

HTRK, Dying Of Jealousy
Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang have put their magical HTRK heads together once again and conjured a Massive Attack’s Protection-esque, ethereal club reverie with their new single Dying of Jealousy. Quite frankly it’s got me dying of delight. You can catch the launch of this unearthly belter on Saturday December 1 at Yours & Mine in Melbourne.

stack.com.au/music/23-11-18

Inverted Audio, November 2018

Melbourne-based downtempo duo HTRK continue their return to our minds with the release of a new two-track single ‘Dying Of Jealously‘ out today via Ghostly International.

inverted-audio.com/htrk-release

Clubbing Spain, November 2018

Ghostly International ha lanzado hoy un nuevo EP de los australianos HTRK, aka Jonnine Standish y Nigel Yang, compuesto por dos temas entre los que está este Dying Of Jealously.

clubbingspain.com/mp3/2018/htrk-dying-of-jealousy.html

Filter Mexico, November 2018

Para tener un panorama muchísimo más claro, Jonnine Standish y Nigel Yang acaban de publicar las dos canciones que le dan vida a este ensamble de 12″ que se podrá conseguir de forma oficial el 1 de diciembre. Por un lado está el track homónimo, “Dying Of Jealousy”, con una ambientación minimalista que se apega a la estética seductora del trip hop, pero una vez que entra la voz de Jonnine comenzamos a ser sometidos en una sesión de hedonismo puro.

filtermexico.com/2018/11/21/htrk-vuelve

Post-Punk, November 2018

Australian duo HTRK have been flirting with a new record for some time now, and have just offered up another pair of tracks today as a digital single via Ghostly International. The tracks are currently available to listen via streaming platforms as well as to purchase through Ghostly’s webstore.

www.post-punk.com/htrk-offer-new-digital-single-dying-of-jealousy

XLR8R, November 2018

The two-track release follows the Melbourne duo's recent Drama single, self-released earlier this year.
"Dying of Jealousy" features Standish's vocals mining the vaults of unhealthy desire as drum loops rove across the sonic spectrum. It's backed by the spacious "Summer Rain." Like "Dying of Jealousy," themes of power and mind games creep into the lyrics, but this time they're smeared across a dirty slow club jam that evokes feelings of eyes-closed, swaying-on-the-dancefloor.

www.xlr8r.com/news/htrk-return-with-new-ghostly-12

Resident Advisor, November 2018

Is this the duo's best track since Psychic 9-5 Club? It's out Friday.

www.residentadvisor.net/tracks

THE QUIETUS - Live Report & Interview: HTRK, 06.04.2015
thequietus.com/articles/17574-live-report

RESIDENT ADVISOR - Top Albums of 2014
www.residentadvisor.net/feature
RESIDENT ADVISOR - Review, Body Lotion, December 2014
www.residentadvisor.net/review

THE FADER - Profile on HTRK by Aimee Cliff, April/May 2014
www.thefader.com/2014/05/19/gen-f-htrk
THE FADER - “Give it Up” Track Premiere, 12.11.2013
www.thefader.com/2013/12/11/stream-htrk-give-it-up/

RESIDENT ADVISOR - Release Announcement, 11.12.2013
www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=21707

THE QUIETUS - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013
thequietus.com/articles/14096-htrk-new-album-psychic-9-5-club-give-it-up

JUNO DOWNLOAD - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013
http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2013/12/11/full-details-on-new-htrk-album-emerge/

SELF TITLED MAG - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013
www.self-titledmag.com/2013/12/11/htrk-announce-new-album-share-the-rumble-strip-rhythms-of-give-it-up/

MESS AND NOISE (AUS) - “Give it Up” Track Post, 12.12.2013
www.messandnoise.com/news/4632380

OTHER SIDE OF MUSIC - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013 :
othersideofmusic.com/2013/12/11/htrk-give-it-up/

HERO MAGAZINE - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013
www.hero-magazine.com/article/13597/htrk-give-it-up/

THE PLAYGROUND - “Give it Up” Track Post, 12.12.2013
www.theplayground.co.uk/newss/?newsID=2019

NOISE MAG (FR) - “Give it Up” Track Post, 11.12.2013
www.noisemag.net/?p=21782

HARTZINE (FR) - “Give it Up” Track Post
Les australiens d’HTRK – que l’on avait interviewé à l’occasion de leur précédent Work (Work, Work) (lire), album également chroniqué (lire) – reviendront en 2014 avec un album, Psychic 9-5 Club, prévu le premier avril, toujours sur Ghostly International. Patience est donc de mise pour découvrir ce dernier malgré un premier extrait, Give It Up, livré en pâture à nos oreilles plus…
www.hartzine.com/htrk-give-it-up/

BENZINE MAGAZINE (FR) - “Give it Up” Track Post, 20.12.2013
Et ensuite, ce sont les australiens d’HTRK que l’on reprouvera un peu plus tard, le 1er avril exactement, pour un nouvel…
www.benzinemag.net/2013/12/20/du-neuf-chez-ghostly-international-avec-com-truise-et-htrk/

THE AGE, 31.10.2013
The extraordinary globe-trotting Australian duo HTRK – pronounced Haterock – are in so many ways an art piece rather than two musicians. They are an installation. The music is sparse and often difficult electronica but it is also ringed by incredible halos of beauty. The humans within all this seem incidental and occasionally quite separate from the music. What they do is beautiful, if it is beauty…
www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/htrk-adds-laure-prouvost-to-manysplendoured-art-piece-20131031-2wlg6.html

THE QUIETUS, 31.10.2013: Interview: HTRK
The last time HTRK played London, at the Garage in October 2011, that unremarkable venue shook with monumental yet minimalist bass, the dry ice crackled with static. It was a deeply impressive performance by the Melbourne-based duo, part of their brave return after the suicide of founder member Sean Stewart in March 2010.
This autumn, they come back to the UK after a two year absence to play two very different live dates. The first, on Friday November 15th, is for an event at the BFI in tribute to the late guitarist Rowland S Howard. The night (details and tickets here) will feature a screening of Rowland S Howard documentary Autoluminescent, alongside live performances by HTRK and...
thequietus.com/articles/13745-htrk-interview-video-mika-vainio

THE AGE, 31.10.2013
The extraordinary globe-trotting Australian duo HTRK – pronounced Haterock – are in so many ways an art piece rather than two musicians. They are an installation. The music is sparse and often difficult electronica but it is also ringed by incredible halos of beauty. The humans within all this seem incidental and occasionally quite separate from the music. What they do is beautiful, if it is beauty you can see in the solemn and the profane...
www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/htrk-adds-laure-prouvost-to-manysplendoured-art-piece-20131031-2wlg6.html


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