Attention! Attention! Indie surf rock heroes Gunns are hitting the road, complete with new single ‘The Fool’ to celebrate.
We have been singing the praises of these guys for a little while, along with their mates The Growl, HamJam, and all those other incestuous WA bands, and ‘The Fool’ is the perfect reason why. ‘The Fool’ is thick, creamy, viscous, bass driven surf rock that just lifts you off the ground letting the sonic vibes just soak into you through your pores. Its a delicate ambler, a real slow burner, but gee its satisfying. I can’t stop frothing.
Best bit – its for free download from here. So grab a copy and check out their impressive list of shows coming up.
Holy Holy are one of favourite bands of the last year, and ‘History’ just marks the reason their rise has been so damn impressive.
The duo has really nailed the art of building atmospheric, emotion soaked indie rock, with ‘History’ being a sonically slow textured ride into oblivion. They have this incredible ability to write songs that feel so thick and sentimental, and devise their musical arrangement such that despite the heavy feelings, their always seems to be an emptiness to the way their music hits the ears. Holy Holy write freaking awesome ballads that just have prefect temperament to really capture their brooding vibes, and ‘History’ is another prime example, that I can’t wait to hear live. With the guys on the road at the moment, don’t miss out, see the full dates here.
Lurch and Chief have released their new track ‘Keep It Together’ pioneering some new aspects to their sound.
Dropping the heavy beats and increasing the dominance of their male vocalist, ‘Keep It Together’ is a pretty hard hitting on the old eardrums. Instead of the previously intricate he said, she said arrangement this new single is firmly showing of the intense raging vocals of Hayden Somerville and hits you like a whole wall of sound. Its pretty different from ‘Mother/Father’ and ‘We Are The Same’, but I can definitely seeing this style working.
Orphans Orphans have dropped single number 2, ‘Lighten Up Your Day’, ahead of their first East Coast tour and impending EP.
Featuring band members from the likes of The Jungle Giants, Belligerents, Last Dinos and Millions, you always knew that Orphans Orphans was going to be entertaining, and pretty poppy. Not suprisingly, ‘Lighten Up Your Day’ is both those things, albeit with a lot more grit and grunge to it. Its pop rock made in the garage for people to thrash about to, and its that rawness that just makes it so infectious. The raucous nature of ‘Lighten Up Your Day’, and the stomping beats of earlier single ‘Orphan’ are looking like great predictors for a live show that is going to be off the hook, so get along to those debut gigs.
Bearhug have dropped their first single for a while. It’s called ‘Bordeline’, and in short, it rocks.
From that very first waning riff you could tell that ‘Borderline’ was going to be something special. The pacey drums signalled the take off, and then before you knew it, your ears were enveloped into a great upbeat punchy indie rock jam. I remember first discovering Bearhug in 2010, whilst touring with my beloved Philadelphia Grand Jury, and its great to see that four years on they are developing into a very promising outfit. ‘Borderline’ is really setting the standard for an album that will surely be dropping jaws when its out in mid September.
From North-West Adelaide are Raging Serfs, a group of dudes whose latest tune ‘Two Sides of Me’ is anything but pleb-like.
Underpinned by this aggressive edginess in their sound, verging on arrogance, its clear to see where the ‘Raging’ part of their name originated. However, it’s not arrogance if you have the riffs to back it up, and Raging Serfs are delivering a punchy rocky sound that I can’t get enough of. Deservedly climbing the Triple J Unearthed charts, ‘Two Sides of Me’ is sure to make itself at home on your playlists.