19/03/2008

Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger

The soundtrack to the new Australian movie Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger is in store now, with the film starring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Toni Collette, opening nationally on March 20.
Paul Mac’s lead track “The Only One” sits rather nicely alongside a host of other cool Australian artists including label mate Missy Higgins with her track “The Wrong Girl”.
“The Only One” was written by Paul Mac specifically for the film, and features stunning vocals from Sydney songstress Bertie Blackman and the Sydney Children’s Choir.
Have you checked out the ‘making of’ the song and the video clip on Paul’s MySpace page yet? Go here!
Soundtrack instore now!

21/02/2008

New Track ‘The Only One’

Paul Mac recently collaborated with Sydney songstress Bertie Blackman to create the fantastic new track ‘The Only One’. The song was written specifically for the upcoming Australian film ‘Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger’ which opens in theatres on March 20. Hear ‘The Only One’ on the radio now and watch the official video onYouTube.

07/12/2007

Tales From The Tour Bus

Yep it’s that time again, Volume #9 of the legendary “Tales from the Tour Bus” is here! Catch up on all the goss as Paul Mac hits the road with Silverchair in America. As the trusty tour bus winds it’s way around the American highways and byways so to do the tales from the back, front and roof of the tour bus.
Check out Paul’s blog here www.myspace.com/paulmac

21/08/2007

Tales Of The Tour Bus Part 2, 3 & 4

Have you checked out Paul’s MySpace blog yet? Tales from the road have been coming in thick and fast in the past week! To keep up to date on all the overseas adventures as Paul tours with Silverchair check out www.myspace.com/paulmac

27/07/2007

Tales Of The Tour Bus Part 1

Paul Mac is currently on the road with Silverchair playing keys for their “Young Modern” world tour. To keep in touch with all of you loyal peeps out there Paul has taken to writing his very own MySpace blog.
For Part 1 of “Tales Of The Tour Bus” head to www.myspace.com/paulmac for stories of faraway places, lost luggage and much more.

Don’t forget to hit the offical Paul Mac Store as well to satisfy that thirst for some good ol’ fashioned merch.

Till next time, thanks for stopping by the Panic Room!

18/09/2006

Channel [V] Artist of the Year

In addition to Paul’s ARIA nomination for Best Dance Release he is one of the 50 artists in the first round of voting for the Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year Award which is the only publicly voted award. You can vote for for Paul:
1. by using the red button on your Foxtel remote
2. by sending a SMS to 199 55 444 with your name, postcode & and ‘Paul Mac’
3. online at the Channel [V] website

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13/09/2006

ARIA Nomination

Paul's recent album 'Panic Room' has been nominated for Best Dance Release at this years ARIA Awards. Paul previously won this award in 2002 with his debut album '3000 Feet High' and in 1995 as one half of Itch-E and Scratch-E who received the first ever Best Dance Release in 1995 for 'Sweetness and Light'. For a full list of this year nominees check out www.ariaawards.com.au

12/09/2006

Free Show in Brisbane

Paul Mac will be performing a free show on the 23rd of September at the Groove and Grape Festival in Brisbane. The festival is held at Queens Park in the city and Paul will be onstage with his band from 9pm.

11/05/2006

APRA Award Nominations

Paul Mac's track 'Sunshine Eyes' has been nominated in the Most Performed Dance Work category at this year's APRA Awards. Other artists in the category include Infusion, Mr Timothy and The Rogue Traders. For a full rundown on nominees go to www.apra.com.au

26/04/2006

Splendour In The Grass

The first line up for Splendour In The Grass 2006 has been made and Paul Mac is one of the artists in the first announcement along with Brian Wilson, Sonic Youth, DJ Shadow, Scissor Sisters, Wolfmother, The Presets and heaps more. The Paul Mac Experience will be playing on Saturday 22nd July. For more details check out the Splendour Website

13/04/2006

Paul Plays The Great Escape

This Easter long weekend sees Paul head out to the Newington Armory in Sydney for the Great Escape Festival. Paul will be performing with his band and vocalists on the Saturday night and will be joining his mates Silverchair on the Friday night. This will be the fourth show Paul will have played with the 'Chair in the last couple of months after joining them for their very special warm up gig at the Gaelic Club, Perth's Rock-It Festival and Adelaide's Clipsal 5000. In other news Paul's remix of the Gorillaz track 'Dirty Harry' has been embraced by radio across the country as has his own third single from PANIC ROOM, the soulful "Love Declaration". Check out the clip on the Media Page and read the reviews on the Press page.

13/03/2006

Love Declaration Out Now

The third single from Mac's album, "Love Declaration" is in stores now. Featuring the vocals of New Zealand soul sensation Aaradhna, the single includes the top 10 club hit "It's Not Me, It's You" plus remixes by Melbourne's Mr Timothy, The Presets and The Rogue Traders. Also look out for the sexy video for "Love Declaration", which was directed by long-term collaborator James Hackett.

Share the love by requesting "Love Declaration" at radio and at video here

10/03/2006

Best Dance Artist

The Rolling Stone Readers' Poll results are in and Paul Mac has been voted as the #1 Best Dance/DJ Artist! Thanks heaps to everyone who took the time to vote. To see who else Australia loves check out the full results in the April Rolling Stone mag.

03/03/2006

Silverchair Return With The Mac

Having just arrived home from touring the country with his band, Mac is joining his great mates Silverchair in the rehearsal studio as they make final preparations for three big outdoor shows they will perform at in the next two months.

The band has announced that Mac will perform with them as special guest keyboardist on their upcoming shows to temporarily fill the shoes of regular sideman Julian Hamilton who is currently touring Europe with his group, The Presets.

Mr Mac has been busy of late touring and promoting his new solo album "Panic Room". He has worked with Silverchair in the studio on their last two albums and did one song with them once at the ARIA's but this is the first time he will have played a full concert with the group.

Silverchair will perform at the following events:

March 19: Rockit, Perth
March 24: Clipsal 500, Adelaide
April 14: Great Escape, Sydney
April 15: Great Escape, Sydney (Paul and his band are also doing their own set)

Tickets are on sale for now for each of these shows.

In other news, the third single from Mac's album, "Love Declaration" is in stores Sunday March 12. Featuring the vocals of New Zealand soul sensation Aaradhna, the single includes the top 10 club hit "It's Not Me, It's You" plus remixes by Melbourne's Mr Timothy, The Presets and The Rogue Traders. Also look out for the sexy video for "Love Declaration", which was directed by long-term collaborator James Hackett.

Share the love by requesting "Love Declaration" at radio and at video here

23/02/2006

In The Mix Podcast

Mac is the feature artist in Sessions 04 of the brand new In The Mix Podcasts. Sessions 04 includes a whole host of brand new tunes, interviews and reviews including the awesome Mr Timothy remix of Paul's new single "Love Declaration".

The Podcast is free to download and will be available here from 10pm, Friday 23rd February.

31/01/2006

Return Of The Mac

While you were at the beach Paul Mac was busy.

Studio stints for The Gorillaz and Silverchair kicked off his Christmas.

Over the new year he enjoyed another top 10 club hit with "It's Not Me, It's You" - the second track to be lifted from his acclaimed album "Panic Room".

Last week, following his standout Homebake set, he was added to the bill for Sydney's Good Vibrations Festival alongside groove luminaries like James Brown and Shaun Ryder. That all happens in the harbour city on February 18.

Following this Mr Mac is cooking up a string of special gigs at Universities around the country as well as a few other dates to help spread the "Panic Room" word.

This touring will climax with an appearance at The Great Escape Festival in Sydney over Easter.
Dates, venues and booking information for upcoming shows are:

Thursday Feb 16  -  ANU Bar, Canberra
Tickets from the venue (02) 6125 3660 or www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
Saturday Feb 18  -  Good Vibrations, Sydney
Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au 132 849  
Thursday Feb 23  -  Wollongong University
Tickets from the Uni Shop (02) 4221 8065
Friday Feb 24   -  Queensland University
Tickets from the Uni Shop (07) 3377 2200
Saturday Feb 25  -  Southport RSL, Gold Coast
Tickets from the venue (07) 5531 2289 or Sun Flower Music (07) 5538 1850
Thursday Mar 2  -  RMIT University, Melbourne
Tickets from RMIT Student Union Office (03) 9925 3084
Saturday Apr 15  -  Great Escape Festival, Sydney
Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au (02) 9266 4800 & www.moshtix.com.au (02) 9209 4614

All of this touring activity will coincide with the third single from Mr Mac's album ... a made-for-Valentines-Day anthem called "Love Declaration".

Featuring the vocals of New Zealand soul sensation Aaradhna, and with remixes by Melbourne's Mr Timothy, Rouge Traders and the man himself, "Love Declaration" will be heading out to radio and clubland this week.

24/01/2006

Gorillaz Remix

Not one to sit back and relax for even a mere moment, Paul Mac recently remixed the latest single ('Dirty Harry') from two-dimensional superstars Gorillaz. The song's original version can be found on the Gorillaz critically acclaimed album 'Demon Days'.  Mixed in Mac's Panic Room studio and featuring his trademark sound Mac had a heap of fun working on the track. Seems radio love it too with a number of stations across the country already playing it!

12/01/2006

Good Vibrations

To celebrate the New Year and PANIC ROOM's second top 10 club track, the break up song with attitude ("It's Not Me, It's You"), Paul is heading out on the road for his first shows of 2006. Just announced is his inclusion in the stellar line-up for the Good Vibrations Festival in Sydney on the 18th February. Paul will be joined by his band, multi vocalists including Peta Morris, Abby Dobson, Ngaiire and the temple of ecstasy choir. There may even be additional surprise guests on the day! Head over to the Good Vibrations website to see who else is playing and how to get your tickets.

12/01/2006

Store Now Open

The Paul Mac Store is now open and you can grab copies of Paul's albums, the recent single and T-shirts for Girls and Guys. And for fans overseas we also deliver to countries other than Australia. To browse through at your leisure click on the STORE link on the menu above.

03/01/2006

Triple J's Hottest 100 & Rolling Stone's Readers Poll

Voting has begun for the annual Triple J Hottest 100 and you can vote for your favourite 10 songs from 2005. If you would like to make Panic Room one of them head over to the online voting page and cast your votes now. You can also vote by SMS. Voting closes Jan 20th.
Rolling Stone are also taking votes in their annual Readers Poll which can now be done online or through the magazine.

21/12/2005

Xmas Message From Paul

hey folks. just wishing you all a merry xmas, and hope you spend some beautiful time with your family (be it your relatives or self made).

had sooo much fun on the first round of gigs (sorry if you weren't on the east coast, but i'll get to ya... i promise). keep an eye on the website as there are more gigs to come early next year.

anyways, stay safe, happy, cuddly, smiley, hugging, loving, and don't over do it..... share!

love to yas and speak soon

mac

16/12/2005

Spend Easter 06 With Paul Mac

Paul Mac has been announced as one of the many fantastic artists playing at 'The Great Escape' over the 2006 Easter Long Weekend in Sydney. For April 14, 15, 16 'The Great Escape' will be delivering non-stop music, arts, markets, comedy and loads of camping at the character-rich location of The Newington Armory a former armarments depot in a little-known pocket of Sydney Olympic Park. Other artists confirmed to play include Paul's mates Silverchair as well as Decoder Ring, Wolf & Cub, The Bird & Josh Pyke to name a few. Full line up and ticketing info is available from The Great Escape Website or by calling 1300 369 227.

08/12/2005

Live At The Chapel

Recently The Paul Mac Experience recorded a fantastic live performance for Live At The Chapel. The show will be aired next Tuesday 13th on Channel 10 at 11.30pm and Wednesday 14th on MTV at 7pm. Check out some photos from the show in the MEDIA section of this site.

06/12/2005

JJJ Album of the Year Poll

It's that time of the year again when JJJ take your votes for your favourite albums of the year. You can vote for your favourite 10 albums including Panic Room at the JJJ site. JJJ will be counting down the top 10 albums of 2005 as voted by you on December 18 from 6pm.

01/12/2005

Drum Media Cover & Feature

If you pick up this weeks Drum Media you will find a pensive looking Paul Mac on the cover and a great feature story inside. Check out the cover HERE and read the feature story in the PRESS section of this site or download it as a PDF

23/11/2005

It's Not Me, It's You

The second single from Paul's acclaimed sophomore album PANIC ROOM is the breakup song with attitude "It's Not Me, It's You".  Full of angular rhythms, it features Papua New Guinean powerhouse, Ngaiire and Paul's own temple of ecstasy choir.

You can support the new single "It's Not Me, It's You" by requesting it at radio or video on the REQUEST link below or at any of the following links:

RADIO:
2Day FM 
B105
Fox FM 
Hot 30 
Nova 96.9 or SMS to 199 11 969 (55c)
Nova 106.9  or SMS to 1998 1069 (55c)
Nova 100  or SMS to 199 99 100 (55c)
Nova 91.9  or SMS to 19 919 919 (55c)
Nova 93.7 or SMS to 19 937 937 (55c)
Triple J Net 50 
Triple J Super Request  or SMS to 1975 7 555 or call 1300 0555 36

VIDEO:  
Channel V & Nova's What U Wanted or SMS to 1999 69 69 (25c)
MTV or SMS to 199 11 969 (55c)
Max TV

Also listen out for remixes designed for the club speakers by Mac, electronic enfant terribles The Presets and the venerable reclusive duo itchee and scratchee hot off the presses and in clubs from this weekend.

In case you haven't caught any recent press here's what they're saying about PANIC ROOM:

'Gorgeous, melodic and uplifting' (Rolling Stone)

'Paul Mac crafts irresistible melodies which resurface in your head time and time again' (The Daily Telegraph)

'a fresh collection of deliciously catchy songs about love, laughter and tears' (inthemix.com.au)

And last but definitely not least don't miss THE PAUL MAC EXPERIENCE playing live at the following venues in the coming days.

November
Wednesday 23 - A&I Hall, Bangalow
Thursday 24 - Tivoli Theare, Brisbane
Friday 25 - Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 27 - Prince of Wales, Melbourne

21/11/2005

WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO SEE PAUL MAC PERFORM LIVE AT THE CHAPEL

It's been four years since Mac's ARIA award winning solo debut "3000 Feet High" was released. During that time he paired up with Daniel Johns for the acclaimed Dissociatives album and tour. He also relocated from the Blue Mountains to Sydney's inner west where he created a home studio and a forthcoming album that are both called "Panic Room".

Musichead has scored 10 DOUBLE passes to see PAUL MAC perform LIVE AT THE CHAPEL on Monday 28th November.

Note: Winners must be based in Melbourne and must be over 18. This is a licensed venue / event. You also must provide us with a mobile number / contact number so we can contact you with details about the show.

Prize (x10) 1x DOUBLE PASS to see PAUL MAC perform LIVE AT THE CHAPEL on Monday 28th November.

Question: In 25 words or less, tell us the last time you used the "its not me, its you" excuse and why (the most creative answers will win) Click here to enter.

Duration: 18th November till 27th November - GET IN QUICK!

18/11/2005

It's Not Me It's You Clip

Paul recently shot a new clip for the track 'It's Not Me It's You' which will be previewed on Channel [V]'s What U Want today and shown on Video Hits and Rage this weekend. The clip which is again directed by James Hackett see's Paul being a judge and also features hot new vocalist Ngaiire.

09/11/2005

Win Tickets To 'The Paul Mac Experience'

Paul Mac will be showcasing songs from his new album PANIC ROOM at select live performances this month. Special guests on all shows will be his good mates The Presets and Hermitude and now completing the tour's stellar lineup is DJ Seymour. Best known for his long running residency at "Club Kooky" in Sydney, he's also been kept busy by the fashionistas spinning numerous Fashion Weeks in Sydney, New York, Milan, London and Melbourne. Seymour has also remixed a host of artists including The Dissociatives, Wolfmother, and The Presets and he is the man behind the now legendary Sauna Sessions compilations.

Dates and venues for The Paul Mac Experience are on the tour page.

To be in the running to win a double pass to the show of your choice send an email to mail@paulmac.com.au with the city you would like to win tickets to in the subject line eg. (Bangalow, Brisbane etc.) and in the body of the email tell us your 5 essential items for a Panic Room. Be creative, as Paul Mac himself will be choosing a winner for each show. Entries close Monday 21 November and winners will be notified by email.

31/10/2005

Competition Winner

Congratulations to Mary-Kaye Inkerman who is the winner of the Panic Room prize pack containing the signed limited edition copy of Panic Room and signed Panic Room poster. Keep an eye on the site to see how you can win tix to Paul's upcoming shows.

25/10/2005

Album Of The Week

Panic Room has already been receiving some great reviews and was named Album Of The Week by the Daily Telegraph. Click Here to read the review.

19/10/2005

Panic Room Competition

To celebrate the release of Paul's new album 'Panic Room' and the launch of this sexy online panic room we are going to be giving away a prize pack consisting of a signed copy of the limited edition double CD of 'Panic Room' which includes a bonus remix disc along with a signed Panic Room poster.

To be in the running you just need to join the mailing list and then email mail@paulmac.com.au with the name of your favourite track from 'Panic Room' in the subject heading.

The competition will close on the 31st October. We will be running more competitions on the site and mailing list so keep an eye out.

19/10/2005

Paul on MTV

MTV Subscribers will be able to catch Paul performing this Friday arvo at 5pm on TRL. For information on being part of the audience visit www.mtv.com.au/trl

14/10/2005

Mac on Channel [V] and Rove

Tune in to Channel [V]'s What U Want at 5.30pm this afternoon to see Paul perform two songs from his new album, PANIC ROOM, with his sexy new band. You can also catch Paul performing on Rove next Tuesday October 18.

12/10/2005

Panic Room Preview

Paul's new album Panic Room will be released this Sunday. If you can't wait until Sunday to have a listen, check it out now along with the clip for 'Sunshine Eyes' by clicking HERE

29/09/2005

Mac to co-host Video Hits

Be sure to watch VIDEO HITS this Saturday when Paul will be co-hosting the show with Axle.

29/09/2005

Paul's Panicking

Paul Mac has announced some select live performances next month which will be his first solo dates in over three years and each will feature the extravagant band and multi vocalists lineup he's dubbed "The Paul Mac Experience".
Dates, venues and booking information are as follows:
Wednesday November 23 - A&I Hall, Bangalow
Thursday November 24 - Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Friday November 25 - Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday November 27 - Prince of Wales, Melbourne
All tickets will go onsale on Monday, October 17. Ticketing info is on the LIVE SHOWS page.
Paul is also performing at Sydney's Homebake Festival which sold out in record time this year.
These live dates will help to launch Paul's forthcoming album, "Panic Room". The disc's lead single, "Sunshine Eyes", debuted in the national top 30 this week and the highly anticipated album will hit the streets on October 16th.
Its predecessor - 2001's "3000 Feet High" - was conceived in the Blue Mountains and this was reflected in many of its more chilled out moments. However, the new CD was spawned in Sydney's inner west and reflects the more intense energy and emotions of the big city. It was actually all recorded in Paul's new home studio - the Panic Room - so it's only fitting that this creative haven has given the new album both its name and its introspective title track.
Like "3000 Feet High", the disc features vocalists Abby Dobson and Peta Morris. Other high profile guest singers this time around include Luke Steele from the Sleepy Jackson, Lenka from Decoder Ring and former Superjesus front person, Sarah McLeod. "Panic Room" also features exciting new voices like Papua New Guinea's Ngaiire and NZ soul sensation Aaradhna.
"I've been working on my new album for the past couple of years and I'm really excited it's finally about to released", says Mac. "I can't wait to bring this album alive on stage with the singers, the choir and my band".

The Paul Mac Experience will feature multiple vocalists from both of his albums plus a few other surprises.

19/09/2005

Mac's Back

Clubland legend Paul Mac finally returns to the CD racks on Sunday September 25 with his new single "Sunshine Eyes".
The song was inspired by a New York affair - and particularly by that special moment when you see yourself reflected in your lover's eyes.
It's been four years since Mac's ARIA award winning solo debut "3000 Feet High" was released. During that time he paired up with Daniel Johns for the acclaimed Dissociatives album and tour. He also relocated from the Blue Mountains to Sydney's inner west where he created a home studio and a forthcoming album that are both called 'Panic Room'.
The first taste of this new disc and new outlook is 'Sunshine Eyes' - an irresistible slice of melantronica. It's all over the radio right now and its striking video is simultaneously Channel V's "Ripe Clip" and has the coverted "Buzz" rotation on MTV. Like Paul's previous hits "Just The Thing" and "The Sound Of Breaking Up", the song features the unmistakable vocals of Peta Morris.
The "Sunshine Eyes" single will also feature the title track from "Panic Room". This heavier, groove based piece has already made the top 10 on the ARIA club chart as well as receiving loads of JJJ support.
Paul will return to live touring later this year with an appearance on the already sold-out "Homebake" Festival. He is expected to announce a handful of other dates over coming weeks.

09/09/2005

Sunshine Eyes on TV

Paul Mac fans who are familiar with his work as part of The Dissociatives will remember the fantastic award winning clips that were created for the band by director James Hackett. Now James has worked his magic on Paul's new single 'Sunshine Eyes' creating a stunning clip which has been chosen as next weeks Ripe Clip of the Week on Channel [V]. You can also tune in to Rage, Video Hits, Max and Club [V] from this weekend to see the video. If you would to request the clip on your favourite music programs VOTE here:

Channel [V]
MTV

Stay tuned for further details on Paul's forthcoming album, PANIC ROOM, and tour details to be announced here over the coming weeks.

06/09/2005

Free Panic Room MP3

Triple J are giving away the track Panic Room as a free MP3 Download. To get your copy head over to Triple J

29/08/2005

Hey Folks

It's been a while between drinks I must say, but as you may have heard on the radio or in the clubs I'm perilously close to being back with a new album "Panic Room" (also the name of my studio).  I've been working on it for about 4 years (in between Dissociative stuff) and it's all very thunderbolt of lightening... very, very frightening!!  and exciting being about to give birth to my new musical baby.
The first single is a bit of a double A side, with the track "Panic Room" featuring Lenka (you may know her from such bands as Decoder Ring) and "Sunshine Eyes" featuring my soul sister peta morris.  There are some cool remixes including my own Stereogamous extension, a pumping workout byMelbourne faves Ivan Gough and Grant Smillie, and a collaboration with Nick Littlemore from pnau. Hope you like it!
Stay tuned for website rebuild with cool new features, and I'll try to keep you posted as info comes to hand, feet and lips!
Love to youse, and thanks for coming
mac!
p.s. see ya at Homebake if not before.