Loads of new music coming in this week including new track 'Ode to Death' by Drunk Mums, Morning Harvey's latest and Sanfran's finest, The Fresh & Only's new song 'Wolf Lie Down'. Legends Queens of The Stone Age have also got a new one for us ahead of the release of their highly acclaimed 7th album!
DRUNK MUMS - 'ODE TO DEATH' (Pissfart Records)
Melbourne rock outfit Drunk Mums return with a new single ‘Ode To Death’ The first single of their forthcoming EP Denim.
The track continues from their recent homage of hard rock and punk heard on their latest release Leather. Taking influence from Johnny Thunders and The Stooges the band takes a step back with this one, or so it seems, considering the lyrics have a pretty bleak undertone. 'Ode To Death' is true to the Drunk Mums rock, punk, garage sound which has been witnessed in previous tracks 'Plastic' and 'Nanganator'. To celebrate the release of 'Ode To Death' the boys will venture off on a tour hitting Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Wollongong. They are known for their rowdy shows so we suggest you get along to one of these if you can!
‘ODE TO DEATH’ TOUR DATES
Saturday 12th August - The Tote, Melbourne
Tuesday 15th August - The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 18th August - Chippendale, Sydney
Saturday 19th August - Rad Bar, Wollongong
MORNING HARVEY - 'LUCKY DAY' (Habit Music)
Fresh off the back of a headline east coast tour and performance at The Blurst Of Times festival (Alex Lahey, Skeggs, The Creases), Brisbane rockers Morning Harvey are today stepping out with brand new single ‘Lucky Day’. Taken from their forthcoming album due later this year, ‘Lucky Day’ delivers as a dazzling follow up to previous single ‘Holy Gun’.
'Lucky Day' is pretty much me telling myself it'll be okay,” says frontman Spencer White of the new track. “I tried to create a scenario where someone is pleading to the Gods to give them a chance and send down a line. When I listen to the song I get a true feeling of desperateness. Whoever I was writing it for, whether it be fictional or subliminally a message to myself, I really do feel for them.”
THE FRESH & ONLYS - 'WOLF LIE DOWN' (Sinderlyn / Remote Control Records)
After three long years of anticipation, San Francisco's psych-blasted, starry-eyed weirdos The Fresh & Onlys return with the announcement of new album, Wolf Lie Down, out Friday 25th August via Sinderlyn / Remote Control Records. The opening title track is a searing return to form with chugging full speed rhythms, snotty Wipers wall-of-sound guitar gristle, and the unmistakable midnight croon of singer Tim Cohen. Stereogum debuted 'Wolf Lie Down' calling it "a righteous summer song". Even thought where in Winter over here, we can still appreciate this awesome track.
While Cohen and guitarist/producer Wymond Miles are not the new kids on the scene, Wolf Lie Down strips back the layered feel of the last few records to reveal themselves full of passion, imbued with an uplifting romanticism, and their trademark (if often overlooked) wry sense of humour. Recorded mostly at Miles' home studio, the songs' foundation came to life in the studios of Bay Area analog garage / psych veterans Kelley Stoltz (Electric Duck) and Greg Ashley (Creamery)
Offering just a taste of the 8 track magic released August 25th.
FEELS CLUB - 'NEVER KNOWS BEST' (Independent)
Following their last release ‘AEIKNOWU’, Feels Club’s new single ‘Never Knows Best’ is the second song off a concept album coming later in the year. “Under the umbrellaic genre of ‘trash pop’, the fivesome deliver determined, driving pop songs that demand your attention .” - Darcy, Max Chillen + the Kerbside Collective. The album depicts the last few years of the lead singer's life (St Jonnie) and how he has progressed from a teen to a ‘man’. Despite the dynamic and dance engaging reflection on life transformation, there was no song that truly spoke about where he felt it was all heading; which is how ‘Never Knows Best’ came about.
“Lyrically it wasn't done till a few days before we went in the studio… I just found how I currently feel so hard to word out … and as someone who has no damn clue where their life is headed; that concept was difficult to pin down.” - Jonnie, lead singer
THE WINTER GYPSY - 'BOJKE' (Independent)
Dreamy indie darlings, The Winter Gypsy have today announced their new single, Bojke (prounouced ‘boy-ke’), a wistful and perceptive ode to a beloved family dog. The song is accompanied by a thoughtful, haunting clip featuring two masked friends, produced in collaboration with Gerard Wood from New Era Media (Timberwolf).
Reflecting on the track, lead vocalist Tushar Singh says, “The title is an ode to our bassist and his brother's dog who passed away this year; her name was Bojke. At the time, I had written out these lyrics in a narrative sense, not necessarily written about anyone in particular. The song had absolutely no relation to me, but I could feel that it could relate to someone else. A few weeks after I wrote the song, Bojke had passed away. I instantly linked Bojke to the lyrics in this song and it was strange but so fitting as to how much these lyrics I had written weeks in advance had related to the incident. I asked the two brothers if I could name the song after her, and they said yes.”
To celebrate the new release, The Winter Gypsy will be hitting the road to play TheWorld Bar (Syd) on June 23, The Grace Darling (Melb) on July 7 and Exeter Hotel (Ade) on July 8.
THE WINTER GYPSY EAST COAST TOUR
FRI 23 JUN | THE WORLD BAR, KINGS CROSS, SYD | 18+
FRI 7 JUL | THE GRACE DARLING, COLLINGWOOD, MELB | 18+
SAT 8 JUL | EXETER HOTEL BEER GARDEN, ADELAIDE, SA | 18+
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - 'THE WAY YOU USED TO' (Matador Records / Remote Control Records)
Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, out August 25 on Matador Records / Remote Control Records. Now available for preorder on deluxe vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digital (all formats include an instant download of first single 'The Way You Used To Do'
“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go." - Joshua Homme
As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop—but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - JULY 2017
Presented By Frontier Touring
+ Special Guests To Be Announced
Thursday 13 July - Logan Campbell, Auckland NZ (18+) SOLD OUT
Sunday 16 July - Convention Centre, Darwin NT (All Ages)
Wednesday 19 July - Horden Pavilion, Sydney NSW (All Ages) SOLD OUT
Thursday 20 July - Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (All Ages)
Melbourne productions holds just released! Tickets on sale 9AM TODAY!
Tickets via frontiertouring.com/QOTSA
THE KILLERS - 'THE MAN' (Universal Music)
The Killers have announced details of their new single, “The Man,” a dazzling first taste of theband’s eagerly anticipated fifth album. “The Man” is the first new album material from The Killers since Battle Born in 2012. Recorded with the producer Jacknife Lee during album sessions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the song is the first single from the group’s soon-to-be completed new album, which is shaping up to be their most sonically forward thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of theblazing choruses and arena-filling anthems that make The Killers one of the world’s biggest and most beloved rock bands.
THE NIGHT CAFE - 'FELICITY' (Create Control)
'Felicity' is the first cut from the Liverpool outfit's much-anticipated second EP, due out October 6th via Create/Control. The track once again showcases a glorious step up for the band, taking the most resonant elements from their acclaimed debut Get Away From The Feeling to new heights, whilst subtly incorporating a new series of influences.
The track comes ahead of a busy 2017 for The Night Café, who will play a host of festivals throughout the summer including Truck and 110 Above, along with support dates for The Wombats and Blaenavon over the coming months.
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