‘Rollin’ On’ is the latest offering of Eleanor Dunlop, showcasing her new sound after kicking the piano rock away for more surfy vibes.
There is nothing better than seeing an artist rework their sound and producing a result that graces the eardrums and rattles the mind. Eleanor Dunlop has done just that. Until now, I was never a huge fan, but the plucky upbeat surf rock vibes in ‘Rollin’ On’ have converted me. I think her vocals compliment the punchy electric chords perfectly and create a sound that is nigh on addictive. I can’t wait to see what else this lass has in store now.
Sydney’s The Preatures have gone from strength to strength, and their latest single ‘ordinary’ signals that they have no signs of stopping soon.
Off their debut full length record ‘Planet Blue Eyes’, ‘Ordinary’ showcases that Americana style of indie rock dripping in flawless guitar licks and punchy vocals that has caused the Preatures to rightfully blow up into one of Australia’s biggest bands right now. It also comes with a sweet tour diary inspired video which is well worth a look to appreciate the heights The Preatues have climbed. 2014 was apparently their dress rehearsal, 2015 is Game Time for The Preatures.
Eliza Hull is an Aussie Playlist favourite, and her latest release ‘Used To’ is a prime example of why we cannot get enough of her music.
‘Used To’ is an ethereal almost spooky listen, starting from soft stirring keys and gently building into a thick viscous mix of soaring vocals and haunting refrains. Featuring the likes of Texture Like the Sun, the boy/girl interplay is a real highlight, and much like previous projects with Hayden Calnin goes to show how well Hull’s vocal bounce of a male counterpart. I love the effective simplicity this track uses instrumentally, and the overall feeling of emotion it creates.
NovaOcean Floor is the moniker of Harley Cooper, another bedroom musician who is showing the goods if his tune ‘Nova‘ is anything to go off.
I fell in love with ‘Nova’ from the beginning with its delicate folky introduction, caressing my ears in a way that I was not expecting. It is a real slow rumbler of a track, with its eerily slow acoustic strums and hauntingly soft vocals creating a thick heavy vibe that really resonates with the listener. Whilst its use of acoustic instruments may dictate that it is ‘not a banger’, Ocean Floor is showing a bit of talent, so keep an eye out for his EP which drops early next year.
Husky have just dropped their second album, ‘Ruckers Hill‘, which has almost flown under the radar, so calm has been the hype surrounding its release. I caught Husky at the Brass Monkey in Sydney a couple of weeks back, I can vouch for the quality of ‘Ruckers Hill’, with the band testing some new funky rhythms and styles whilst still capitalizing on the strength a captivation of Husky Gawenda’s vocals. ‘Saint Joan‘ is the first single from the album, and features that characteristic vocal driven indie folk sound that made us fall in love with Husky the first time around. Luckily the whole album is something special, so if ‘Saint Joan’ is hitting the spot for you, there is plenty more out there.
Art of Sleeping have released ‘Crazy’, the first single from their highly anticipated and well overdue debut which is yet unnamed and due out mid next year.
I was a huge fan of ‘Above the Water’, and ‘Empty Hands’ simply blew my mind, so its safe to say that Art of Sleeping are a band I really rate, and one who has had me anxiously waiting for the release of new music. ‘Crazy’ is has been worth the wait with guys pioneering a slightly different more mature sound, with the inclusion of attention grabbing electric riffs and soaring bass. Yet, they have not lost the ability to create emotional, stirring songs, and still have that knack of writing those catchy melodies that makes you want to listen to their tracks over and over. With the album due out next year, there is lots to be excited about from Art of Sleeping