HAPPY NEW YEAR, we know it's a few weeks in now but we've collected a fair few new tracks over the weeks just in case you missed the new releases some bands have put out into the world. New material from local band Aralunar Beagle, and psych rock legend Joel Gion from Brian Jonestown Massarce and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.....
ARALUNAR BEAGLE - 'CLOUD NINE' (Independent)
Cloud Nine will be our debut single and we’re releasing it on 10 Jan! It’s a short and sweet pop song with a surfy feel that we’re hoping will get stuck in your head on the first listen! We’ve played it live a few times now and we’re super excited about the response we’ve been getting so we’re hoping we get the same reception with the recorded version.
MENACE BEACH - 'SUCK IT OUT' (Memphis Industries)
Suck It Out is a menacing motorik morsel with a bass line straight out of a 70’s cop show. The song features Ryan’s first ever recorded guitar solo but, as he explains, “it’s actually a chords solo cause I don’t play guitar solos on both an idealistic and technical level. The song is about going into a bit of a negative brain space and being a shitty to people but realising it and wondering whether do something about it or not”.
THE GOOCH PALMS - 'TOMORROW' SILVERCHAIR COVER (Summer Camp Records)
“We were mucking around in rehearsal one day in LA and Leroy just started playing the beginning of 'Tomorrow' out of the blue. We were coming back to Australia for our album tour so we thought it could be cool to pay a “Goochies style” homage to the band that inspired both of us growing up as a couple of ratbags in Newcastle. We were both big fans of Silverchair and it was so crazy seeing three kids from our hometown get so big all over the world and definitely lit a fire inside both of us to give music a crack! So we played it live on that last Aussie tour and it went off so after we got back from Europe we decided to pop into the studio with our Euro tour buddy Unkle Funkle (who is not only a super talented singer and musician, but a killer producer/engineer) in Los Angeles and record it before we came back to play all our Aussie shows for the summer! So here it is! Hope y'all enjoy it!”
THE XX - 'SAY SOMETHING LOVING' (Remote Control Records)
'Say Something Loving' is the second song to be revealed from the London trio's highly-anticipated third album. I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
LONDON GRAMMAR - 'ROOTING FOR YOU' (Dew Process)
Brit Award-nominated three-piece London Grammar have shared a brand new song titled ‘Rooting For You’. The stunning track was revealed via the band’s website londongrammar.com at midnight on New Year’s Day. The song is the first taste of new music from their yet-to-be-announced forthcoming second LP to be released in 2017 via Dew Process / UMA.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - 'NUCLEAR FUSION' (Remote Control Records)
Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has released 'Nuclear Fusion,' the second track available from Flying Microtonal Banana, the band’s first LP of 2017 to be released on Friday 24th February via Flightless / Remote Control Records. The band plan to release five studio albums in 2017, an ambitious feat as each record will be its own unique sonic adventure.
ELECTRIC FLOOR - 'BLUEDRIVE' (Viphchoyo Sound Factory)
New wave synth-gaze outfit Electric Floor have announced they will release their forthcoming 'Fader' EP in March via the Vipchoyo Sound Factory label. The Italian trio now presents 'Bluedive', the first single from this album, which exhibits clear underpinnings from Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen and Modern English and will appeal to fans of Interpol, Kasabian and The Wombats.
"Bluedive is like a surge - it was born during a bad period for us. Initially it was only messy ideas, but we gradually gave it form. The lyrics are suspended between romance and sadness, anger and exhortation," explains Emanuele Chiarelli. "Just like the other songs, our lyrics in this one are very emotional and tidal."
JOEL GION - 'TOMORROW' (Acid Jazz Records)
"I wrote and recorded it earlier this year while the Democratic party campaigns were the big topic... So the tune does some BS-calling out of the rising classism in the USA and at the same time sending a message out to not let things get you down too hard – but then nobody in the free-thinking world have ever dreamed things would wind up going this far south in the end," says Joel Gion. "Still, having said that, this is the only life you have, so you have to enjoy it no matter how stupid things get, ‘cause we always have each other and you always have yourself."