New Music For you Ears, Glass Animals, The Stone Roses, The Love Junkies & More
LADYHAWKE- LET IT ROLL (EMI Music Australia)
'Let It Roll' is the second single from Pip Brown affectionately known as Ladyhawke. It follows on from the recently released ‘A Love Song’ which was the first single from ‘Wild Things’ due out June 3
Ladyhawke has just announced an East Coast Australian tour, dates below:
Thu 14 Jul – The Zoo, Brisbane
Fri 15 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sat 16 Jul – Howler, Melbourne
THE STONE ROSES - ALL FOR ONE (Sony Music Australia)
The Stone Roses are back with a vengeance, The Manchester band released their first new music in over two decades last Thursday (May 12).
Sam Lee, Deezer UK & Ireland’s Music Editor, says of the news: "Despite a lack of new material for two decades, The Stone Roses have continued in popularity among fans of the 90s Madchester’s music scene. While the release of All For One has certainly divided opinion among fans, it would appear the airtime is clearly working in favour of the band with more streams than ever before on Deezer. Who knows, the release may have awakened a new generation to the power of Ian Brown and the boys."
Personally we are loving this track here at the station and are stoked to have new music from the boys.
GLASS ANIMALS - LIFE ITSELF (Wolf Tone / Caroline Australia)
THERE BACK THERE BACK THERE BACK – This has been long awaited and Glass Animals today return with their spectacular new single ‘Life Itself’, released via Wolf Tone / Caroline Australia. It is the first track to be taken from their highly anticipated second album ‘How To Be A Human Being’, which the band are currently putting the finishing touches to in the studio and will be due for release later this year.
Lead singer and producer Dave Bayley says:
“Things have changed a lot for us over the past two years. instead of sitting in the studio we’ve been in a different city every night; making friends, hearing crazy stories, getting in crazy trouble. So much has happened! All of it made me want to think about people, and write something rawer and more human. ‘Life Itself’ is one of those. It’s a guy who was born a bit strange, and struggles to become part of society. Because of that he spends more time alone in his own head, getting stranger, and it becomes an awful cycle of doom.
Sound and production-wise…we’ve been buzzing off of the amazing energy of the crowds we’ve been playing to. As crowds grew, they got more feral…and so did we. We found ourselves going wilder on stage, and playing heavier, grittier, high-energy versions of our songs, changing them every night. Now we’ve tried to put some of that energy, spontaneity, and sound on tape.”
GLASS ANIMALS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Tuesday 5th July - 170 Russell St, Melbourne - NEW SHOW ADDED
Wednesday 6th July – 170 Russell St, Melbourne
Thursday 7th July – The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday 9th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
THE LOVE JUNKIES - I HAD A PARTY ONCE (Siiick Records)
After wrapping up a tour in the US highways for the last month, including South By South West in Austin and 20+ other shows, Perth’s The Love Junkies have returned to home soil and with a brand new single and video for “I Had A Party Once”.
Produced by WA legend Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Karnivool, Abbe May, Tired Lion) and lead singer Mitch McDonald (Childsaint, Black Stone From The Sun, Pat Chow), the second single from The Love Junkies anticipated third LP does not dissapoint!
Written about a “shitty romance and all the repercussions”, McDonald notes that “bad decisions made under the influence always make for good song writing”. Brutal, yet pretty, “I Had A Party Once” paints a clear picture of where the forthcoming new album is bound to end up.
Friday May 13th – Perth WA – The Garage, Osborne Park (All Ages)
with Figurehead and Uncle Jeffrey and Moth
Saturday May 14th - Perth WA - Jack Rabbit Slims (18+)
with FOAM and Rag N Bone and Shit Narnia
Thursday May 19th - Bunbury WA - The Prince Of Wales
with Filthy Apes
Thursday May 26th - Brisbane QLD - Black Bear Lodge
with Walken and Deluso
Friday May 27th - Sydney NSW - Brighton Up Bar
With Maids and BadTooth
Saturday May 28th - Melbourne VIC - The Workers Club
With Skyways are Highways and Ohms
SLUMBERHAZE - NEON DEMON (Independent)
Sydney-based Slumberhaze give you new single “Neon Demon” off their upcoming EP ‘Rhyme, Rhythm, and Romance (Part 3)’ – the third and final masterstroke of their EP trilogy due June 10.
With influences ranging from David Bowie to Outkast, the band’s sound – in terms of definition – is both familiar, yet just out of reach. ‘Neon Demon’ is the new single to be taken from the upcoming EP and immediately launches the listener into an illuminated scene after sundown where like-minded humans would come to connect. Produced by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezebels, The Vines, The Whitlams), the song explores letting go of any inner doubts and thought patterns, freeing one to escape to the calling of the bright lights and the dreams we refrain from exploring due to fear.
‘NEON DEMON’ TOUR
Wednesday June 15, Newcastle, NSW – Lizottes
Thursday June 16, Cronulla, NSW – Brass Monkey
Friday June 17, Sydney, NSW – Waywards
Saturday June 18, Wollongong, NSW – Rad Bar
Friday June 24, Brisbane, QLD – The Brightside
Saturday June 25, Sunshine Coast, QLD – Sol Bar
Thursday June 30, Canberra, ACT – Transit Bar
Friday July 1, Rye, VIC – Baha’s
Saturday July 2, Melbourne, VIC – Shebeen
CANARY - FICKLE HEART (Independent)
'Fickle Heart' is the third single from their upcoming sophomore LP 'I Am Lion', to be released on July 8 and premiered on Rolling Stone yesterday. The track was collaboratively self-produced by the band with the assistance of Greg Walker (Machine Translations), mixed and mastered by Canary bassist Isaac Barter. Recently the boys have supported Saskwatch, as well as the likes of Ainslie Wills, Hein Cooper and LANKS. They Will be emarking on tour an East Coast tour August
The anticipated 'I Am Lion' is said to be a breakup album - Kenneally says of the writing process “I was the cognitive distortions and thoughts and feelings I was writing about, or at least I thought I was. The process served to further cement this fusion of my identity with the bad thoughts I was having and the emotions I was feeling.”
MILES DE CARTERET - HONEY (Ronnie Records / MGM)
The Melbourne singer/songwriter Miles de Carteret and producer/drummer Danny Barwick have recently collaborated this year after several years of touring with other projects individually. After creating their own individual styles they have now infused their two sounds into one blending electronic elements with live performance. The pair began the production in their studio in Melbourne’s Southeast, before bringing the composition to producer Oscar Dawson (HOLY HOLY, Ali Barter, Ben Wright Smith) at his studio in Abbotsford.
‘Honey’ explores the concept of loving someone for their flaws and failures.
Says de Carteret, ‘…more than ever, I really felt the need to create music that I could really call my own, something purely meant to express where I had been over the last year’. And with that in mind, he and co-writer Danny Barwick bring you the debut Miles de Carteret single, ‘Honey’.
BEACH BABY - LOST SOUL (Island Records)
Beach Baby have unveiled the new video to 'Lost Soul' - their first single since signing to Island Records. This week the band concluded a 15-date headline tour - featuring a sold-out date at The Lexington - and will next play Great Escape festival in Brighton.
With a video directed by Charlie Rotberg of Beaty Heart, ‘Lost Soul’ blends Beach Baby’s slacker-inspired alternative rock with a keener focus on sunny 60s US pop - an idiosyncratic mix quickly becoming typical of the London four-piece. Lyrically, though, it’s less idyllic, describing an existential crisis in which (say the band) “you feel like a spectator in your own life, and are struggling to find a purpose. We also tried to infuse ‘Lost Soul’ with some of the sex and bravado of Motown, which is a new thing for us.”