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.
Sleepy Tea are a Brisbane 5 piece who are bound to be making waves if ‘Hold Onto Your Breath’ is anything to go by.
Dreamy pop is definitely a thing at the moment, and I am well on the bandwagon, which is why finding this hidden gem of a band is so exciting. Sleepy Tea are producing an ambient swooning sound based of soft rustic drumming and delicately bouncing guitars that has just made my brain explode – in a good way. They have a fantastic arrangement that really unleashes this earthy organic vibe to their music, and it combines so well with the mysterious and inviting vocals, to create a sound that I doubt I will ever get sick of.
Thats right, and true to their alternative nature they have released the best video of the year for their track ‘After The Crack Up’. More of a short musical, than a music video, this 4 and half minute gem is a ode to the original 1906 film version of The Kelly Gang. If the video isn’t to your taste, firstly WTF? but at least their music is still pretty epic. Their dreamy alternate pop hits the spot, and with an impending 5th album due out shortly, this is definitely a good thing.