New music for your ears including Grimes, Savages, The Vernons, Roland Tings, Wafia, Palms, jenny & more!
THE VERNONS – KEEP ON DREAMING (FIRESTARTER)
Frontman Jonny Nyst says of the track, "The song is a bit of a break up number, somebody trying to get a grip on reality (what they think they're doing and what they’re actually doing being different things sometimes) and general disenchantment with their lot."
SAVAGES – THE ANSWER (MATADOR / REMOTE CONTROL)
"We've observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people." – Jenny Beth
GRIMES – FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD (4AD / REMOTE CONTROL)
Spanning over 14 tracks, the new album features collaborations with Janelle Monáe and newcomer, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. It was recorded primarily in her home studio in Los Angeles, CA, where she relocated to in 2014. Like all of her previous albums, “Art Angels” was written and recorded entirely as a solo endeavor. The new album features more live instrumentation than ever before on a Grimes record. She plays piano, guitar and violin, continuing her evolution as a musician and a producer for her most ambitious album to date.
ROLAND TINGS – HEDONIST (SOOTHSAYER)
After a year of sold-out shows and rave reviews for his self-titled debut album, Melbourne electronic pioneer Roland Tings returns with an eight-minute dancefloor bomb, the blissful yet rugged ‘Hedonist’.
The first taste of an EP due in early 2016, and Roland’s first release since signing to exciting new label Soothsayer (part of the Mushroom Group), ‘Hedonist’ is a track that has been long gestating in the producer’s mind. The song was inspired by a hallucinatory experience Roland had after running out of water on a hot summer bushwalk in Alpine Victoria while collecting natural sounds for recording.
JENNYLEE – NEVER (ROUGH TRADE / REMOTE CONTROL)
With Warpaint still very much active, having released new tracks earlier this year and with upcoming festival shows this fall, Lindberg has been constantly writing and making music both with the band and for her solo project for some time. “During the making of [Warpaint’s second album], I started writing songs for what would be my solo record.” she explains. “After we were through touring [for the album], we had a huge chunk of time so I started demo-ing in my home studio.” Lindberg took her time, ensuring she had the physical and mental space to understand exactly what she wanted to create. Most of the record was written over the course of a year, but some of the songs had been percolating for much longer.
LILT – CAPTURE (INDEPENDENT)
Fronted by the songstress Louise Penman’s signature vocals alongside Matt Mclean’s delicately arranged production of scintillating synth patterns and smacking drum-beats, ‘Capture’ sees the duo in perfect sync, combining powerful vocal melodies with haunting electronica to produce their darkest offering yet. ‘Capture’ comes off the back of a huge year for the pair.
WAFIA – HEARTBURN (FUTURE CLASSIC)
‘Heartburn’ follows our initial introduction to WAFIA back in December 2012 with the impressive cover of Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You‘ that topped Hype Machine charts and amassed over 5 million online plays to date. More recently, she featured on ‘Breathe in’ with Japanese Wallpaper and Charles Murdoch’s ‘Frogs' alongside Ta-ku and Hak. Just last week, Wafia teamed up with Ta-ku once more with a #1 Hype Machine accredited cover of Kanye West and Estelle’s ‘American Boy’ (re-titled ‘American Girl’).
PALMS – NO MORE (IVY LEAGUE)
Palms is Al Grigg (singer, guitarist) Tom Wallace (drummer, “girlish backing vocals”), Brendan Walsh on bass and Dion ‘Danger’ Ford shredding the six-string. “Crazy Rack” boasts all the hallmarks of Palms’ melodic, fuzzy and charming 2012 debut record Step Brothers, but enters new territory with a its eclectic song writing style.