‘Brothers of The Mountain‘ is the latest piece of awesome to be released by Melbournite Lanks.
The alter ego of producer Will Cumming, Lanks has been steadily building a reputation over the last twelve months with instant classics like ‘Hold Me Closer’. ‘Brothers of The Mountain’ is taken from the same ‘Banquet’ EP released in July and continues that habit of flawless production with a healthy mix of eeriness, haunting vocals and inappropriately catchy guitar riffs. I love it, I love the EP and I love Lanks. Get on to it.
Ali Barter has just dropped her tantalizing new single ‘Hypercolour‘, a sweet mix of old school Americana and indie electro.
Ali Barter’s latest offering is redefining the boundaries of her sound, with some stylistic nods towards The Preatures and Ladyhawke as she encompasses an 80s throwback with the inclusion of classic almost Eurythmics-style electro beat. The gritty baseline rides with the smooth vocals to create an upbeat, punchy listen, which combined with the retro vibes adds a distinct ‘coolness’ to way the ‘Hypercolour’ connects with you. Its got that subtle edginess that makes you kind of feel like you’re doing an injustice to the music if you don’t have black glasses and leather on whilst listening. Having wooed myself and other fans alike whilst supporting Husky and then The War on Drugs last year, its great to see Ali Barter continuing with the goods in 2015.
Sydney-sider Little Fox has been kicking around the town for over a year now, and I expect that things are really going to heat up with the release of her flawless new single ‘Edits’.
‘Edits’ has this ethereal quality to it, it is just so smooth and effortlessly beautiful it almost disarms any preconceived stress you have. It is one of those rare songs that has an innate ability to induce the ears and mind into unintentional state of relax. Little Fox reminds me of Emma Louise, given the strong female vocals and minimalist nature to ‘Edits’, and is definitely one for those fans of slower atmospheric electronica. I enjoyed ‘Warrior’ off Little Fox’s debut EP, but ‘Edits’ is next echelon and leaves me super excited to see how Little Fox’s sound continues to develop.
Tom Purcell aka Wave Racer has celebrated the announcement of his ‘Flash Drive EP‘ with the release of a single of the same name.
‘Flash Drive‘ the song features the vocals of Baby and like previous singles is full of an infectious energy that is sure to see it become a dance floor and festival favourite. ‘Flash Drive’ also highlights/confirms that Wave Racer has his own signature that runs through his music. I love it when there is that special something that makes a track instantly attributable to an artist, and the shimmering, interjecting keys present on ‘Flash Drive’ and similarly at a higher key in ‘Streamers’ are great example of the above point. A top tune and given its armed with a name that could easily be a nod to ‘Flash Dance’, I’m openly praying for a video clip that’s a festival inspired parody of the 1983 film classic.
Melbourne bedroom perfectionist Bored Nothing dropped ‘We Lied’, the first taste of his next impending album, hopefully out sooner rather than later.
So Bored Nothing released a new track ‘We Lied’ about a month ago and we (somehow) missed it. So we shared it in case you missed it too, and because its awesome. Armed with a glorious intro, its just announces how good this track is going to be before it even takes off. I believe this is called foreshadowing. Nonetheless, the jangly guitars, high paced drums and dreamy vocals are once more one of the best combinations of sound I have heard this year. Bored Nothing…can make music.
Brisbane’s Torfason have dropped their debut tune ‘Feels Like Letting Go’ a funky nu-disco number that is dripping in swagger.
Torfason is the project of Robert Bullock and ex-Last Dinosaurs member Sam Gethin-Jones who has switched the jangly guitars for the synths with fantastic results. Bullock’s clear powerful vocals combine gloriously with the eclectic punchy mix of keys and guitars produced so suavely it leaves you craving more. If your ears could salivate, Torfason would have them doing so, ‘Feel Like Letting Go’ is top notch.