Premiere: Alice Ivy takes Elizabeth's parties to the club in new remix
Arriving with a video clip by Xanthe Dobbie, the remix kicks off a big year ahead for Elizabeth after the success of her debut album, the wonderful world of nature.
One of last year's unexpected musical highlights came from Melbourne-based musician Elizabeth, who despite being someone not many people outside of the Melbourne live music scene would've heard of this time last year, came to release one of 2019's best records in the wonderful world of nature. It was a glittery eleven tracks of spiralling sad-pop, with a heavy emphasis on intimacy present as her vocals closed in amongst instrumentals both subtle and beautiful. "It is a break-up album," she told Music Junkee last year. "But it’s also an album about reflecting on what you’re bringing to the situation, and whether you’re the monster or whether the other person is a monster — and why you’re so monstrous together, really."
The time since the record's arrival has been monumental for the rising musician, positioning Elizabeth as a respected new force to dizzying indie-pop that's already becoming celebrated and adored just a year in; Australian Music Prize nominations and widespread press acclaim two examples that shine amongst shows including some of the best Melbourne pop has to offer (her latest show, for Brunswick Music Festival, will see her supported by Eilish Gilligan, Katie Dey and Chitra).
Today, however, we're opening her 2020 ahead with the release of a remix of her break-out single parties, with Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Alice Ivy stepping up to take the single's heartbreak-ridden tone to the club. It's a charging, up-tempo take on the track which plucks the whispering melodies of Elizabeth's original and elevates it above a storming pulse of glitching synth work and thickly-layered percussion - a move away from the sounds displayed on Alice Ivy's debut album in 2018, in favour of something that feels a little more Four Tet-esque.
"I still remember the first time I heard Elizabeth singing, it was a Sunday morning at Meredith Music Festival and she completely cured my hangover! I was stoked to be able to flip parties into a little dance remix," Alice Ivy says on the track, which arrives with a video by Elizabeth's ex-wife Xanthe Dobbie - a Melbourne/Sydney-based artist whose visuals perfectly match the remix's sweeping rhythms. "I am so thrilled to let the Alice Ivy remix of parties out into the world. I hope you have the sad girl club summer of your dreams listening to this. I love Alice Ivy and it was an honour to have her remix my song," continues Elizabeth.
The remix's arrival - as mentioned - comes with news of her Melbourne album launch as a part of Brunswick Music Festival, which joins already-announced shows in Brisbane and Sydney, as well as festival slots at Grampians Music Festival and Meadows Music Festival. You can find those tour dates below, but in the meantime, dive into Alice Ivy's remix of parties and be sure to grab the remix on Elizabeth's Bandcamp - all proceeds coming from the remix's first month of sale will be split between The Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and Wildlife Victoria.
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