Good Afternoon to ya, here's a sweet little list of goodies that come in digital format to make you ears happy n stuff. New material from Polish Club, WAAX and Gold Class just to name a few, have browse:
POLISH CLUB - 'DIVIDED' (Universal Music Australia)
‘Divided’ arrives on the coattails of unanimous critical acclaim for Polish Club’s Top 20 debut album, ‘Alright Already’ (triple j feature album), and an unbroken string of unforgettable up-tempo singles including ‘Come Party’ and ‘Beat Up’, placing the band squarely in the front line of bands to watch in 2017. Now that they have our undivided attention, the third single comes as the first curve ball from the already classic LP. ‘Divided’ is a slow smoulder of regret wrapped in a hairshirt of denial, an explosive ballad that echoes with the desolation of a last dance in the school gym after everyone else has gone home.
"It's about being stubborn and internalising in a relationship. Not being able to admit things aren't working and lying to yourself,” says Novak, who turns on another cathartic vocal performance as drummer John-Henry summons a king tide of emotion on crashing cymbals.
The knockout video for ‘Divided’ by Tommy Thoms, who directed Polish Club’s ‘Able’ and ‘Beeping’ music clips, is an emotional rollercoaster with a sucker punch in the final frames that leaves you gasping.
THE PANICS - 'HOLE IN YOUR POCKET' (Dew Process / UMA)
Keeping in step with the legacy of the Melbourne via Perth outfit, the evocative track ‘Hole In Your Pocket’ takes its lyrical inspiration from scenes of Australian landscape. The band’s front man and principal songwriter Jae Laffer explains; “The song comes out of looking at the centre of the WA mining boom through the eyes of my tourist self, taking in the extremes of the area for the first time and putting myself in the shoes of some of the local people who have watched and felt the rapid changes of the area.”
“I wrote this song up in the Pilbara region of Western Australia” says Laffer “The land and industry is very visual up there and wrote it from the perspective of an older man describing the changing landscape of his ancestral home - seeing the beauty of a place being bought and sold in front of him.
Hole in your pocket - is the feeling of despite what path travel and actions you take - what you end up with can be very different than what you imagined and out of your control. This and the expansive feel and intent of the track was a central feel of the album”
!!! (CHK CHK CHK) - 'DANCING IS THE BEST REVENGE' (Warp Records)
New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) recently announced the release of their new album, Shake The Shudder, out Friday May 19 on Warp Records via Inertia Music. The album was premiered with the lead track “The One 2”, which was featured on BBC 6Music Radio, KCRW, KEXP and has racked up over 400k streams in the last month. The latest single “Dancing Is The Best Revenge” elaborates on the dance performance elements of the first video by giving the song to some ladies who could really walk the walk and perform the song in the spirit of reinvention. “Dancing Is The Best Revenge” was premiered overnight on Beats1 with Zane Lowe.
GOLD CLASS - 'TWIST IN THE DARK' (Barely Dressed Records)
Incendiary Melbourne quartet Gold Class return with new single 'Twist In The Dark', a potent mix of punk grandiosity and reckless abandon, produced by The Drone’s Gareth Liddiard. Premiered via Double J and The Line Of Best Fit this is the first release through the band’s new label home Barely Dressed Records and comes alongside the announcement of a HUGE national tour (dates and tickets below).
Rarely has punk music been so danceable. Pounding toms and bass that open into a churning guitar melody and Adam Curley’s booming and rhythmic voice, the track holds its breathless momentum until the final beat. Lead singer Curley states that with the song he wanted to “push everything further” and it certainly represents a giant leap forward from the band’s previous work in terms of sophistication, sonic clarity and hook after hook after hook.
WAAX - 'WILD AND WEAK' (Independent)
Vibe-punks WAAX continue their unstoppable momentum, today announcing the release of emotional new single'Wild & Weak', an impressive new five track EP and their biggest headline tour yet.
Premiering last night on Goodnights with Linda Marigliano on triple j, 'Wild & Weak' embodies the classic denial, an emotional mask that won't last and the beginnings of a mental rapture. It's out this Friday and is the opening track of the band's latest EP of the same name.
Exploring the 'internal' for the first time, singer-songwriter Marie De Vita says the band's Wild & Weak EP (outJune 2) is the result of an intrinsically cathartic process.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING - 'LUCKIEST PLAYER' (Warner Music Australia)
Mentals could have easily clocked off and relied on their formable back catalouge of tunes and sip cocktails by the pool. But where’s the creative fun in that? Long before Fun Boy Three the Mentals gave us fun boy five and they’ve been busy. Last year they offered up the Martin Plaza inspired Goat Tracks. Now it’s time for Greedy to return serve with The Luckiest Player. This coincides with the release of their self-tilled 5 tracks, EP Mental As Anything.
FUTURE HAUNTS - 'MAKE TIME' (Independent)
Recorded by frontman Ben Speight at Plutonium Studios and his home studio, mixed by Tim Fitz (Middle Kids) and mastered by Ethan Greaves (Jouk Mistrow), the track shows a different side to Future Haunts. In the words of Speight, “’Make Time’ is a song about distance. It’s an observational take on the disconnect that can occur between people when they become preoccupied with various aspects of life. It’s a gaze into the human condition in managing distractions in a modern world, while we’re constantly trying to place our time among the temporary.”
RL GRIME - 'REIMS' (WeDidIt Records)
Returning to our shores this July for an appearance at Splendour In The Grass and a series of headline dates, LA-based producer RL Grime returns with his first solo production in a year. First sharing news of the single via his fan newsletter (sign-up here), the producer took to Reddit’s r/Trap late yesterday to reveal the free download. The first taste of new music comes ahead of his biggest Australian & NZ tour to date, with Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion shy 500 tickets from selling out, RL Grime will hit Auckland, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide, marking his first headline tour of the region since April 2015