Glass Animals’ debut album ZABA is due out on June 9. Can’t wait that long? Luckily the Gooey foursome are streaming the entire album, alongside some interactive artwork, on their website. Catch it here and be careful not to slip.
Montaigne (aka. Jessica Cerro) was a Triple J Unearthed High finalist in 2012. She didn’t win, but since then she’s been turning out some pretty stunning music. I Am Not An End is the second single off her forthcoming EP, Life of Montaigne. It follows I’m A Fantastic Wreck which pricked up ears last month. It’s a stings-driven number that revolves around Cerro’s sunshine-induced voice. She’s got the quick-wit of Lily Allen with the pop quirks of somebody like Regina Spektor. Australia is desperately in need of a new left-of-centre pop queen and Montaigne could be it. This is a very strong debut.
Sydney/Adelaide duo, Collarbones are probably making the most innovative RnB music in Australia at the moment. Following 2012’s fantastic Die Young LP, the pair have released the free, Atlantis 2014 EP. Like most of their work, it’s a layered and introverted soundscape that borrows from contemporary RnB and electronica. As the title suggests, Atlantis 2014 is a world of its own built on lush synths, pulsating beats and sparse melodies. Lead-vocalist Marcus Whale leads the way with his dulcet tones and runs while his partner in crime , Travis Cook, engulfs it in a hazy atmosphere. It’s pretty startling stuff.
Collarbones will take to Sydney’s Seymour centre as part of Vivid Festival on 6 June with Synergy Percussion. You can grab your tickets here.
It seems half of Australian-duo Big Scary, Tom Iansek, has been a busy man. Aside from wrapping up a US tour with Big Scary, he’s just announced a new solo album under the moniker of #1 Dads. The album, About Face, has today been preceded by its first single, Return To. The song is a sparse, experimental track that layers with sporadic keys and a metronome back-beat. Iansek’s haunting vocal sits atop steering the song through an unpredictable yet enchanting melody. About Face will be released through Big Scary’s Pieater label on 8 August.
RnB singer Kyan is quickly becoming an interns favourite. We were enamoured by his song, Shuttle, and now he’s just dropped a new track, Taking the City. Taking The City has been lifted from his forthcoming EP, Days In A Triangle, which is set to be released on 14 July. It sees Kyan further craft out his sonic identity with velvety, Frank Ocean-esque verses and beefed up chorus. All the while it tips its hat to iconic 80s rock ensuring the song screams into a mighty finish.
Another week, another load of new songs to trawl through on the Internet. Luckily, theinterns performed that laborious job and have hand-picked the ripest of the bunch.
So sit back, plug in those headphones and have a listen. But only if you’re game.
It’s a hard job taking on one of the most euphoric pop songs of the year but British producer Four Tet has done a mighty job with Sia’s Chandelier. This time it seems Sia is not swinging from the Chandelier but being tossed into an alternate universe, one created by sparkling keys and a hip-hop inspired beat. Despite the song being turned on its head, Sia’s unbelievable chorus still sounds as huge as ever. Four Tet just adds some extra edge as if to take it from the hands of Commercial Radio and plop it in Triple J’s lap.
Watch the video below featuring 11 year-old dancer, Maddie Ziegler.
Seekae have released a new song off their forthcoming album, The Worry. Test & Recognise is a crescendoing, experimental track that centres around vocals, something that previously the Australian group shied away from. The Worry is set to be released on 12 September through the Future Classic label and will feature this track and the dark, slow-burner from last year, Another.
Here is the The Worry‘s track-listing:
1. Back Out
4. Test & Recognise
6. The Worry
8. Oxen Calm
9. The Stars Below
11. Still Moving
We may have waited five years for La Roux but now the new tracks are coming in thick and fast. Following in the demure, lovelorn, Let Me Down Gently, Elly Jackson has dropped Uptight Downtown, one for the dancefloor. The track kicks off with an instantly iconic guitar riff and a beat straight out of the ’70s before adding brassy synths that ’80s Bowie would be proud of. It’s one that is likely to satisfy those who fell for Bulletproof and In For The Kill. While it doesn’t explicitly look like a bid for the charts, it’s almost impossible to see Uptight Downtown not repeating the same success as Bulletproof. And what a refreshing sound it would be to hear nestled in between some of the other fodder that radio is taking to presently. Do not click play on this if you’re not ready to go uptown, downtown and turn the beat around town. This is a masterclass in pop music.