Pretty flat-out with my other life this week, so I’m afraid it’s a bit of a cut down version of the playlist this week, but you didn’t think I was going to forget you, did you?
Even if I don’t have time to write, I’ll always have time to listen. 🧡💚
Art of Fighting return and with their first album in 12 years, called Luna Low, comes Conjuror. It’s a swirling and delicate song of darkness and light with layers of beauty. The album is out this Friday!
One of my current favourite groups, Moaning Lisa, release their first track of 2019 with Take You Out. It’s more of a slow-burner than their punky previous work, but I love the direction, the minor chords, the grunge aesthetic and well, everything about it. More please!
The new King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is pure metal and not what we were expecting from the highly prolific psych-rock band. Their attempt to strike up a new direction has worked. Self-Immolate is raw, rough and good sounding ’80s thrash. God – what can’t they do?
Pub rock is not dead. Listen to Bad//Dreems and you’ll feel yourself transported to a smoke-filled inner-city pub, a schooey of VB in your hand. Double Dreaming is urgent, fun and an exciting new offering from the Adelaidean 5-piece.
New Zealander’s Yumi Zouma can’t put a foot wrong. Bruise continues where their EP III left off. Poppy, sure, but instead taking a bit of a club-dance route. It marks a new chapter for the group, releasing it independently.
The man they call Spod explores your sordid side with Sexual Fantasy. It’s an electronic minefield of drugs, sex and exploration. His fourth album will be out on the 19th of July. I’m already hard.
TOTTY are your new favourite surf band. Lucky shows off their melodic grungey side and it’s a damn joy to hear. The gang from the ‘gong are sure to pick up a huge number of new fans as they head out on a tour with Skeggs in July.
Explore an array of wonky electronic sounds with the new one from Rainbow Chan. Never afraid to bend you to her will, Pillar again sees the Sydney producer experiment with not only her voice, but the very structure of music. Exciting stuff.
When Miss June toured with The Beths last year, they almost showed them up. No mean feat when compared with their Auckland buddies, but their stage show proved they can write a mean punk track and have a dynamic that draws you. Best Girl is a bloody killer new track and teases an album that may be taking longer than expected, but will be worth the wait
Old Man River is no stranger to releasing music, having weaved his way in and out of the musical landscape over the last 15 years. It’s great to hear he’s still making music though and Sorry is a gloriously delicate track.
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