At 21 years of age, singer songwriter Nyne has emerged onto the music scene with debut single ‘Never Change’.
Nyne is one of those musicians that will really appeal to lovers of James Blake, Oliver Tank, etc. especially those with a preference to female vocals. Her slow brooding indie electro tunes are full of explosive emotion that really connects with you, adding this extra heaviness to her music. A new member on the scene, keep your eyes on Nyne.
Coach Bombay is back, got a new friend on the vocals, and finally dropped a new single called ‘Cool Thing‘.
Several years ago Coach Bombay released the poptastic, electronic gem that was ‘Beamer’ (amongst others such as ‘POPS’), and nobody is more excited than us that he has returned to the music scene. And what a return it is, with ‘Cool Thing’, being a refreshing, upbeat indie electro number. I love the vocals by Elle Young, and just the way this song brings such happy, and fun vibes to the table. Appropriately titled, this is a cool thing!
Passerine has dropped the funkiest, dance/disco track of 2014 so far and its called ‘Free Again’.
If you want to feel weak at the knees, then press the play button on the soundcloud clip below. ‘Free Again’ is like a more exciting version of a Daft Punk single, with Passerine’s vocals exploding into a 70s fuzz fest of suave. I love the dance vibe, the homage to sounds of the past, and the silky production on this number. Simply, this song is cool. That is all.
Wave Racer have just dropped their latest track ‘Streamers‘ on us, and in short, it rocks.
A track you can chill, dance and cruise to, ‘Streamers’ is one of those rare gems that seems to suit every mood. Bouncy, and fragrantly tropical, its gotta be one of the last tracks to wind out summer and perhaps the last cliched descriptor of THE summer tune. Nonetheless with a huge tour announced, plus GTM, Waveracer will be plentiful on our ears in 2014.
Brisbane band Pigeon have just dropped EP number two called ‘Settle In’.
Having cited The Cat Empire as one of their favourite bands and referred to early days experimenting with hip hop beats via ‘how to’ Youtube guides, its easy to see where Pigeon are coming from on this latest record.
Lacking the ferociousness or intensity of The Cat Empire, Pigeon have opted for the more low-fi electro option, and boy have they nailed it. Underpinned by a range of processed hip hop beats, they have managed to produce an album that due to its multitude of influences is easily accessible to the listener, without compromising any quality.
The two released singles, ‘Curtain Call’ and ‘Two Moon Love’ are the major standout tracks, but the catchiness and stirring summery synth of ‘Climbing Trees’ may see that dropped as a single in the not too distant future.
Take nothing away from remaining tracks, ‘Settle In’ and ‘Crowhurst’, which deliver more suave indie electro but lack the punchiness or intensity of the others to have that same anthemic feel to them. Having said that, they are still quality enough to have you reaching for the iPod to check what songs playing when it shuffles on.
The self-proclaimed electro horn rock outfit have really delivered on the 5-track record with their infectious mix of brass, electro and indie rock shining through in an album that will have you dancing up a storm, coated in sweat, and absolutely loving it.
Oliver Tank has combined with Ta-ku to create the irresistable slow moving indie electro track ‘Different Speed’.
Having caught Oliver Tank at Falls Festival Lorne over the New Year, I re-discovered why he was such a special talent, with his one man show simply awesome. ‘Different Speed’ is his latest single, and set to be included on his next EP due out early next year. It combines slick production with a plethora of low fi clicks and jangles to just hit the spot perfectly. Its one of those tracks that just sticks in your head, and thank god for that.