I Know Leopard have recently unveiled their latest single called ‘Hold This Tight’.
If you thought their single artwork was chilled and snazzy, then wait until you hear the actual song! Its blissful pop structured track, with a simmering undercurrent of tropical indie that combines to become simply irresistible. With a tour coming up, be sure not to miss these guys before winter sets in, and summer vibes seem out of place.
If 2013 wasn’t big enough for The Preatures, with tours, breakthrough singles, cracking the top 20 of the Hottest 100, the five piece have just dropped their new single ‘Better Than It Ever Could Be’, suggesting the ride is far from over.
As soon as ‘Better Than It Ever Could Be’ opens up, you are hit with this gleefully upbeat melody, and you just know that The Preatures have done it again. Isabella Manfredi’s voice forms the incredible centrefold for which the 80s pop inspired melodica just bellows through in support. Next stop is probably world domination for these guys. Easily one of the most exciting bands on the circuit right now.
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.
The Owls have released a grungy garage pop tune by the name of ‘Krakow‘.
‘Krakow’ is one of the rawest tracks going around, just oozing cool with its clashing metallic garage beats. The groove underpinning this track is simply irresistible, and in many ways reminds me of The Cat Empire if they lost their brass section. The Owls have captured the saw raw energy that made those guys such a hit. Yeah, we dig it.
Siren Lines have dropped their latest single ‘Delta‘ upon us, and there is much to love.
‘Delta’ is a strong and stirring guitar driven pop tune, that is sure to be turning heads and pricking ears in the near future. Underpinned by the strong vocals, Siren Lines have created a tune that is not only raw and edgy, but filled with this warmth and emotion that allows every listener to instantly relate to their music. It is not often you find a band that you connect to you on the first listen, but these guys have done just that. Keep an eye and ear out for their EP ‘Sanguine’ which drops shortly.
Charles William are a duo from coastal NSW who have released their debut tune ‘We Are The Ones (Own The World)’ onto the world. And boy we are glad they did.
Filled with swimmingly bouncy guitar licks and super catchy Caribbean beats, ’We Are The Ones (Own The World)’ is the ideal indie pop track to get you excited for summer. Fun, energetic and underpinned by these carefree vibes, these guys will have you toe-tapping down to the beach arms open and smiling. If you love Grouplove, The Jungle Giants or just happy bouncy music then get onto these guys.