Tuesday is the day for new tunes for you to listen/dance/soak up the goodness to. And stoked to say majority of our choices are Australian, because we produce someeee real good stuff here in the land of Aus. New material from The Creases, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and and loads more...
THE CREASES - 'EVERYBODY KNOWS' (Liberation Records)
The infectious flair of ‘Everybody Knows’ hits right from the opening chord to create an instant classic. High energy drums propel the song forwards, guitars ring out endlessly and frontman Joe’s vocals ooze casual confidence, whilst the introduction of a choir and brass adds a new dimension to the band’s sound. Now signed to Liberation Music, and following the release of an acclaimed EP, a swag of popular singles and numerous sold-out tours, the band reveal ‘Everybody Knows’ (premiered on triple j last night), another glimpse of their awaited debut album, Tremolow.
METHYL ETHEL - 'UBU' (Remote Control Records)
Methyl Ethel have announced details of their new album, Everything Is Forgotten, to be released Friday 3rd March via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. The band have also shared new single 'Ubu' with an Australian first play on triple j Mornings with Zan Rowe, an international first play with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and a video premiere via Paper Magazine. Due to overwhelming demand a handful of tickets have been released for the band's sold-out Australian tour. Following ‘No. 28’ is ‘Ubu’, a frenetic pop song inspired by Alfred Jarre’s surrealist play Ubu Roi. A self-portrait of self-flagellation and guilt, its companion video, directed by Paxi, takes some of its absurdist cues from Jarre
FRACTURES - 'LOWCAST' (Caroline Records)
Drenched in his signature blend of soaring guitar tones, layered harmonies and uplifting percussion, 'Lowcast' is the third cut from Zito's forthcoming album Still Here. The record's names aptly pays homage to both his persistent songwriting following a devastating neck injusry and the nocturnal isolation he experienced whilst recording the album on the Mornington Peninsula, off the coast of Australia. Written and produced by Zito and mixed by Wayne Connolly (Boy & Bear, Paper Kits), the captivating and emotive arrangement of 'Lowcast' delves into the psychological process of transcending a negative headspace in order to rebuild and refresh.
THE WAIFS - 'IRONBARK' (Jarrah Records)
‘Ironbark’ is the first single and title track from The Waifs seventh studio album, due in store March 3, through Jarrah Records and MGM. A powerful yet delicate anthem, confirming that ‘we were born to survive’, Ironbark is a rarity among the bands catalogue, featuring Josh, Vikki and Donna’s vocals equally throughout the one track. Ironbark is a double album, featuring 25 songs, made for their incredibly loyal and loving fan base, for those who have been there from the start, and for those who have become fans of the band along the way. The album was recorded in true Waifs style in a make-shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – 'FRENCH PRESS' (Ivy League)
On the single ‘French Press’, it’s a Skype call between two brothers – one gallivanting overseas, the other sitting in tedious comfort in some air-conditioned office. The freedom of one, having cast off physical and emotional ties and wrestling with liberation versus feeling lost, versus the grim routine – but also security – of the latter, all pivoting on a series of double meanings: The journalistic French press versus the coffee pot which symbolizes drab office culture, the disconnect people crave in escaping their homes versus the disconnect from everything they knew and cared about. And finally, the disconnect of a Skype call over a shoddy internet connection.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - 'SLEEP DRIFTER' (Remote Control Records)
'Sleep Drifter' is featured on the new album Flying Microtonal Banana, out February 24 via Flightless / Remote Control. This album is King Gizzard’s first-ever experience in microtonal tuning, which features intervals smaller than a semitone and not found in customary Western tuning octaves. “Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,”further explained drummer Eric Moore. “The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a turkish horn called a Zurna.”
SPOON - 'HOT THOUGHTS' (Remote Control)
Produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors have created the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their illustrious career. Having recently sneak previewed Hot Thoughts material in a surprise hometown warm-up, Spoon has also confirmed a three-night release week SXSW residency for which the band will resurrect the original, classic Austin venue Emo's location, currently referred to as The Main on March 14, 15 and 16. The band will curate a unique line up each night. Spoon are: singer/guitarist Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope and Alex Fischel on keyboards and guitar.
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF - 'HUNGRY GHOST' (ATO Records)
Hurray for the Riff Raff have unveiled ‘Hungry Ghost’, the first official single and video from their new album The Navigator, out 10 March 2017 through ATO Records. The video for ‘Hungry Ghost’ was filmed in New Orleans and pays tribute to safe venues and parties offering sanctuary for the LGBTQ community.“‘Hungry Ghost’ captures the beauty of safe and queer diy venues and parties. These sanctuaries will only become more important in these grave and uncertain times. Queerness is the future of our country and we, the future generation, are aiming for the freedom of gender fluidity and inter-sectional justice for all people. As artists and freethinkers we must care for each other and hold these safe spaces close to us. With those we lost in Oakland and Orlando in our hearts, this video is a love letter to all the queer people who are putting on intentional events that promote nights of safety, unity and freedom. Keep up the good work.”