Noire are a nostalgic shoe gaze band from Sydney who have really grabbed our attention with ‘Baby Blue‘.
‘Baby Blue’ really captured me because it made me do a double take. At first listen, you cannot help but be in awe of the way the vocals of Jessica Mincher shine through this track. However, it isn’t until the second listen that you notice the intricacies of the backing instrumentation. This isn’t just another one of those minimalist backings with a strong female vocalist. No, this synth that rolls and glides, with guitars that just bounce delicately with every poignant lyric. Its the whole package. With a debut EP of the same name on the way in September, expect to see more from Noire.
Sydney’s Little May have announced ‘Seven Hours‘, a hot new single off their impending debut album ‘For The Company‘ out in October.
‘For The Company’ showcases Little May’s impressive ability to create brooding, rustic style music that slowly burns its way to create a sense of total aural satisfaction. I love the transition from delicate instrumental arrangement, into pulsing and passionate indie rock, with the vocals never flinching from melancholy. Little May have already won accolades for their self titled EP, and I have a hunch that more will be coming when the album finally drops.
One of my favourite Sydney duos, The Falls, are back with an overdue new single called ‘Let In The Light‘.
‘Let In The Light’ shows off Melinda’s fantastic yet sorrowful vocals, and displays a real progression in sound from the classic folk of their ‘Hollywood EP’ into something a bit more substantial with foreceful drums and a dainty string arrangement. I have seen Simon and Melinda perform on countless of occasions and there is definitely something special in the connection they share on stage. ‘Home’ was a personal favourite and I am super excited to hear that the two are out producing new music, announcing that their debut album ‘Omaha’ will be out on October 2nd.
Indie folk extraordinaire Patrick James is back with a cool new single called ‘Bugs‘, complete with a pretty fancy music video.
If new Boy and Bear wasn’t enough for indie folk fans to get excited for, that and new Patrick James will surely send fans into raptures. ‘Bugs’ is an epic slow burner, whose minimalist nature really allows the strength of Patrick James vocals to puncture through. The guy has an incredible set of lungs on him and an equal penchant for telling stories, and it’s these two things together that allow ‘Bugs’ to sweep you into the songs inner being and really connect. Complete with an appropriately stylish slow motion video clip, ‘Bugs’ is one of my favourites of 2015.
‘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.
The Gold Coast’s finest, The Vernons, are back with a filthily awesome new track called ‘Snap My Fingers‘.
The blues rock outfit has really delivered with ‘Snap My Fingers’, which is so grungy and raw, and so freaking satisfying at the same time. I love the drawl, I love the beat, and the pause before the final chorus was orgasmic. ‘Snap My Fingers’ has that rare ability to totally engross you and feel like you have been transported to a thriving Louisana bar without leaving your living room. I’m a big fan of these boys and its great to see they have delivered again.