NEW SINGLE 'Brace' out now..

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Very happy to be be able to share a new track with you. This is the first release to follow our debut LP The Wolves. It's called 'Brace' and we hope you'll like it as much as we enjoyed making it. Produced & recorded by Kranz in her Melbourne westside digs, it features a full-cast of BL-ers, and a special guest appearance on strings by electronic producer Ned Beckley AKA the beautiful sounds that are LOWER SPECTRUM.  You can find it over at iTunes HERE or at our Bandcamp page.

New Video Announce!

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Super lucky to have had the good folks from Singing Bowl Media come and shoot a doco on us recently for their series 'Music House' - a pilot project presenting "intimate performances and personal insights into the lives of a wide variety of contemporary Australian musicians”.  It included a live take of our album opener 'All The World'. WATCH IT HERE here to see the full 8-piece band play the tune in Jaye's home-cum-studio. Featuring an appearance by: the resident dog. (Headphones recommended for this one.)

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Australian Music Prize & Age/Music Vic Nominations

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We're amped! Our album 'The Wolves' was nominated for The Australian Music Prize (The AMP) alongside some truly great releases including albums from Nick Cave & The Drones. A huge thanks to The Amp and to anyone who ran the album over their ears and helped give the record this very special life it's had ... We've also been nominated in the Best Emerging Artist category in the The Age Music Victoria Awards.

'Border Breakers'

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US Blog Pigeons & Planes lists Brighter Later in their feature "Border Breakers: 21 Australian Females Musicians You Should Know'. Well, we'll be damned! Read about the other 20 HERE

Supporting .. Calexico

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We're UNREASONABLY excited to announce we'll be supporting the beautiful sounds of Calexico come September 21st on their Meeniyan Town Hall tour stop. We've been long-time fans of Calexico's 'desert noir', as it's come to be known. Official word is: tickets are already "going, going" so git on't if you're up for seeing these guys a drive away from Melbourne in one of our favourite venues ever: the always magical Meeniyan Town Hall. ** SOLD OUT

BL on the TV

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We got to sing along with the ever-amazing Martha Wainwright on ABC's Q&A on her song 'Proserpina', which is now well and truly under our skin. What a song. WATCH.

We're going on tour. With Martha Wainwright!

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Oh My Martha! .. We're very VERY excited to announce that we'll be supporting the astonishing Martha Wainwright for the first half of on her upcoming national tour. We'll be stopping by Brisbane's Tivoli, the Sydney Opera House, the Byron Bay Theatre & Newcastle's Lizottes. Huge thanks to Martha & Gaynor Crawford for having us along for the ride. We'll be travelling as a compact 3-piece, joined by the many-spectrum-ed Patrick Dunn of LOWER SPECTRUM genius. Friends in the warmer climes, come along!! MORE INFO.

Debut Album 'The Wolves OUT NOW

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It's out! And it's 'ALBUM OF THE WEEK' on Triple R 102.7 FM and  PBS 106.7 FM.

'The Wolves' is now available through GaGa Digi on iTunes here. Physical copies of the album can be ordered HERE and can be shipped worldwide.

Melbourne & Sydney people, copies of the album are also available at: Basement Discs (Melb CBD), Pure Pop Records (St Kilda), Polyester, Thornbury Records, Readings Carlton, Red Eye Records (Sydney) . .

"Some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard.. If you like music you can imagine to, then this is for you"  --  Indie Shuffle

Debut Album Launch!

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Super excited to announce the official launch of our debut album, 'The Wolves'. If you're this side of the equator or state line, please come celebrate with us to the tune of a few songs.

BRIGHTER LATER's Jaye Kranz & Virginia Bott will be joined by special guests: Shane O’Mara, Simon Bailey (Pony Face), Sean Albers, Patrick Dunn, Dan Marsh and Alex Landragin.

Venue: Northcote Social Club
. Date: Sunday, March 24. Doors: 8pm. Tickets $15
Support by SPENDER + Surprise Guest.
Event page.

'Come & Go' video release

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We've got a NEW VIDEO up for our latest tune 'Come and Go' made by the supremely gifted Simon Bailey (Pony Face). Hugest thanks to Simon for such beautiful work! And here's to the memory of Tommy Tompkins, environmentalist & filmmaker (1920-1988), the guy behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera. He went out into the Canadian wilderness in the winter of 1974, looking for timber wolves . . WATCH HERE

First Single > First Video

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We’re very excited to announce the release of the clip for our debut single 'The Woods', created by the super talented illustrator & animator Polly Dedman. We think it/she is a bit special..
It just premiered on M+N. Have a looksee
HERE. Hope you enjoy it!