Every now and then a song just grabs you. ‘This Living’ by Lauren Glezer is one of these aforementioned songs.
‘This Living’ is the first single of the debut EP ‘Searching For Tall’, and signifies the emergence of a very talented young folkstress. This delicately arranged number is loaded with radiating melodies and heartfelt vocals that melt your ears and leave you feeling all fuzzy inside. Simple and polite, there is a lot to like about the tunes of Lauren Glezer.
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.
Heads up guys, there’s a new band in town called Hamjam, and they are about to take your ears by storm.
Psychadelic shoegaze isn’t really a common genre at the moment, but based off Hamjam’s cover of ‘Club Going Up On a Tuesday’ (originally by ILOVEMAKONNEN), it should definitely be explored. Having already played key roles in The Growl and Gunns, Hamjam has the pedigree to really turn heads on the Australian music scene, and the uniqueness of their sound in this cover is certainly appealing to my ears. With an EP dropping shortly, get excited.
Unearthed High Winner Japanese Wallpaper has released his latest electronic gem called ‘Between Friends’.
Featuring the vocals of fellow break through artist, Jesse Davidson, ‘Between Friends’ is a suave jingly number that truly captures the attention, with its shimmering electronic musings a delight on the ears. Having won Unearthed High, and received boundless praise from notable identities such as Gotye, Chet Faker & Bombay Bicycle Club, you really wonder how big Japanese Wallpaper is going to go. Such a talent, ‘Between Friends’ is another track to entertain the ears and keep the hype building.
Perth indie pop band Split Seconds have released a sophisticated new EP by the title of ‘Neil Young and Dumb’.
This is an EP that has traverses the genres, combining songs deemed indie rock, with folky melodies and guitar pop to create a five song listen that never disappoints. Lead single ‘Halfway There’ is a particular highlight, with the beautiful interplay of male and female vocals climaxing into one incredibly catchy chorus.
Although the band may have relocated to Melbourne, there are plenty of references to their true home in the West, that brings a sense of personability to this EP that makes it so enjoyable. This is particularly clear on ‘Two Birds’ and ‘She Fell into A Safe Pair of Hands’, and show that this is an EP that is clearly written about events that affected the band, and something that you can tell the guys are really proud of. That in itself brings a sense of relatability that makes this album resonate with the listener. But add the fact that they tell these stories through sophisticated and clever lyrics (I mean anyone who can use Shane Watson as a lyrical metaphor clearly has linguistic skills), makes this EP so easy and entertaining to listen to.
Eliza Hull has returned with ‘Caught’, the first taste of her impending album ‘Bones of Us’ due out early 2015.
Already hyped as one of the most anticipated local album releases of 2015, Eliza has given fans and converts good reason to be excited with ‘Caught’ hitting the ears in all the right ways. Her emotive and atmospheric vocals are nigh on prefect once more, but it is the way they mix with the trip hop beats that not only satisfies but blows the mind away. There is this effortlessness in the way this track comes together to form a hauntingly unique listen that really strikes a chord with the listener. With a whole album of tracks coming, ‘Caught’ should surely turn heads in anticipation.