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.
Tokyo Denmark Sweden are one of my favourite Sydney EDM bands and its great to see them returning to the fray with new single ‘Got Me All Night’.
Bounding with funky disco vibes, super smooth vocals and flawless production ‘Got Me All Night’ is a pretty epic electro pop number. Its loaded with those big synth hooks that just has you hanging, waiting for that big kick into the chorus so you can throw down your moves on the DF. A really nice return for the TDS guys and a big step in the right direction.
Its been a while between drinks but eclectic Sydney-sider, Pluto Jonze, has returned with the new single ‘Sucker’.
Written and recorded entirely in his Redfern terrace, ‘Sucker’ is the first taste of Pluto Jonze’s upcoming sophamore EP. A little less intense than anything off the first record, ‘Sucker’ is a fuzzy slow jam, that has lost nothing in the dreamy wigging out department. Appropriately named, ‘Sucker’ has me as hyped for the forthcoming EP as this mellow electronic ride will allow.
‘Minivan’ is the third single of their debut album ‘Gravity Wins Again’, and cements I, A Man’s credibility as a band on the rise in Australia.
These guys are really nailing dreamy melodic pop, with ‘Minivan’ releasing a cascade of rolling guitars that caress your ears in all the right places. The smoothness and crispness of those vocals only add to the mystical vibes this track gives off. It is just polite and breezy pop that suits all situations. I can’t stress how underated I, A Man are, and if you haven’t checked out their album, its really worth the time.
Tom Lansek of Big Scary is churning out the good tunes with his solo project #1 Dads, ahead of dropping a highly anticipated album later this week. ‘So Soldier’ is one of the singles off the album that has been released, and true to his nature it an eclectic mix of indie pop. However, ‘So Soldier’ also has a real retro vibe to it, being reminiscent to a Fleetwood Mac number. Being a huge fan of fellow Melbournite, Ainslie Wills, it is a delight to hear her dreamy soft vocals combining with the languished musical arrangements of Tom Lansek. The album is called ‘About Face’ and drops August 8.
‘The Counting’ is the second taste of Firekites impending second album called ‘Closing Forever Sky’ which has been more than half a decade in the making.
Having waited nearly 6 years for Firekites to release new music, I’m glad to say they haven’t disappointed. ‘The Counting’ is a breathtaking track, progressively building, steadily adding vocals and more subtle beats to the constant wash of rolling guitars. Its the kind of track that just absorbs you into another misty ambient world, it is the soundtrack to that daydream that made you miss your bus stop. August 15 is the album release date, and it can’t come quick enough, I’m hooked.