New Releases for you this weeeeek featuring Airling, PLTS, The Laurels and more...
AIRLING - MOVE ME (Pieater)
Brisbane-based, bright-eyed vocalist and songwriter Airling now returns with her new single ‘Move Me’ which premiered overnight on triple j's 'Good Nights' with Linda Marigliano. The track was produced by distinguished artist, label mate and long-time collaborator Tom Iansek. In celebration of the new single, Airling will be playing shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this October, a first chance to preview a new batch of songs. All details are listed below.
AIRLING TOUR DATES
With special guests Xavier Dunn & Romeo Moon
Friday 21 October - Woolly Mammoth - Brisbane
Thursday 27 October - Plan B Small Club - Sydney
Friday 28 October - Howler - Melbourne
PLTS - ASTORIA (Independent)
2016 has so far been an incredible year for PLTS, with their addition to the Splendour In The Grass lineup alongside the likes of The Strokes, The Cure, and Flume after being crowned local Triple J Unearthed winners. ‘Astoria’ sees them continuing this momentum, once again teaming up with producer JP Fung (Last Dinosaurs / Josh Pyke / Art VS Science) at the band’s studio in Byron Bay. Thematically, a darker, brooding track, ‘Astoria’ continues on with the band’s high-octane format whilst exposing a dirtier, more intimate side to PLTS.
SLUMBERJACK - RA (One Love)
Featuring a radical blend of diverging tempos and global, genre-diverging sounds, Ra is a departure from the ever-shifting and ethereal Open Fire (featuring the dynamic, dreamy vocal of Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Johns) and ‘Enigma feat. GRRL PAL" (now over 3 million spotify streams and counting) - an exciting preview of the forthcoming sophomore EP (coming October, 2016).Since breaking onto the international electronic scene with ‘Horus’ (a heavy-hitting and hypnotic Eastern-flavoured track, that gained #1 Hype Machine status and featured as the soundtrack to global Tom Ford campaign), from their #2 iTunes debut EP,Slumberjack have amassed an A-List index of supporters including world-renowned electronic tastemakers Skrillex, Diplo, Porter Robinson, Nina Las Vegas.
THE LAURELS - HIT & MISS (Rice Is Nice)
Last month Sydney foursome The Laurels declared their long-awaited return with the announcement of their second album Sonicology, coming to you October 14 via Rice Is Nice. The first taste came in the form of ‘Reentry’, now get ready for ‘Hit And Miss’ the second single to be lifted off their highly-anticipated new record.
The Laurels on ‘Hit And Miss’: “It’s a a song about the stigma surrounding mental illness and the struggle that sufferers face when trying to convey their feelings to others. There’s a tendency to label someone selfish when they resort to drastic measures like suicide without fully being able to comprehend the inner working of the brain, it’s not simply a matter of thinking yourself out of these situations when you’re dealing with a severe chemical imbalance. Educating people about the disease is the key to breaking those stereotypes.
JOSH PYKE & JUSTINE CLARKE - WORDS MAKE THE WORLD GO AROUND (Universal Music)
Words Make The World Go Around is a new single from Josh Pyke, Justine Clarke and Deborah Cheetham, created to celebrate, promote and raise funds for the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). Released on the 29th August, the song will be sung at the launch of Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 7 September at the Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by the Great Book Swap, where businesses, schools and clubs swap their favourite books for a gold coin donation.
Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke and Deborah Cheetham are ambassadors for the ILF and the song Words Make The World Go Around was inspired by their work with the foundation. The aim of the ILF is to address critically low literacy levels and help instil a love of reading in young children living in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.
OSAKA - WEIGHTS (Independent)
Melbourne's Osaka snared the attention of industry tastemakers with 'Vessel' - now they're back with an equally enrapturing track: their single 'Weights'. 'Weights' is comfortingly familiar; it also has no shortage of unexpected sonic surprises to delight the senses. The very definition of charming, its hallmarks are its chirpy guitars, Britpop-esque vocals and oscillating synths. The reality of the song, however, couldn't be further from its aural promises, as frontman Edvard Hakansson asserts: "It talks about carrying someone or something’s weight... And what would happen if you just allowed the weight to crush you? Or if you gave up on why you carried it."
THE ASTON SHUFFLE (REMIX) - SPOON ME (Ministry Of Sound)
Australia’s dancefloor tastemakers The Aston Shuffle are today sharing their official remix of Scandipop artist Elliphant’s hit single offering ‘Spoon Me’. With their own recent single ‘Make a Wrong Thing Right’ ft Micah Powell having collectively clocked nearly 1 million plays online after premiering with Danny Howard on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show on BBC Radio 1 earlier this month, The Aston Shuffle were one of three artists including LA-based producers AC Slater and Slushii hand-selected by Swedish sweetheartElliphant to each remix ‘Spoon Me’.
Produced by the godfather of dubstep Skrillex, ‘Spoon Me’ is from Elliphant’scommercially successful sophomore album ‘Living Life Golden’ released earlier this year featuring some high profile appearances from Major Lazer,MØ, Azealia Banks and Twin Shadow.
JACK GRACE - ALL LOST (Create/Control)
Enigmatic Sydney songwriter and producer Jack Grace has offered up his new single ‘All Lost’, which is taken from his debut EP released in Australia later this year via Create/Control.
‘All Lost’ is the follow up release to his first single ‘Hills’ that featured fellow Sydney rising star Buoy, and captured the attention of both local and international taste-makers.
Grace is also set to head to Brisbane early next month for BIGSOUND 2016, where he will be showcasing his own brand of desolate and fragmented 90’s trip-hop and electronica among the rest of Austrlalia’s greatest up and coming talent. Speaking about his latest release, Grace explained that the song was inspired by a dark place. “’All Lost’ came about during a tumultuous period for me. I’d finished an EP, but after coming home from being on tour and going through a break-up I found myself in a very different space.