Halcyon Drive – Crusoe
We’ve posted about Halcyon Drive a few times before so I’m just going to go ahead and say right now that these guys are the best band in Melbourne. Their live shows are frantically engaging and moving cacophonies of melody, guitars, loops and many drums. Not only that, they back it up in the studio with sensibly arty pieces of indie pop gold. Mike’s voice is the sweetest and most captivating thing there is with the synergy, maturity and incredible wall of sound something almost unheard of from a two piece. Their whole new EP ‘Cruel Kids’ is out now featuring all of our favourite tunes of theirs, go and suss it out now.
Montgomery – Wake Up
There is really only one way to describe the mysterious songstress known as Montgomery and that is with a heart emoji. As evidenced by this captivating Arcade Fire cover.
Horror My Friend – No Energy
OK! Let’s start picking up the pace here. These lyrics sum up my life, the music makes me want to dance but not like a dickhead, just kind of not my head and sway a bit… so not even dancing really but yeah top stuff from the reliably solid local three piece.
– INTERMISSION – SO IT’S BEEN A FEW WEEKS SINCE I POSTED – BUT THERE IS A LOT OF GOOD MUSIC RELEASED IN A FEW WEEKS – SO THIS ONES A BIT LONG BUT I’M THE ONE TYPING SO YOU JUST KEEP SCROLLING AND LISTENING – YEW!
The Smith Street Band – I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore
Songwriting is always at its best when a story is being told, but that story needs to have some sort of poetry about it, it needs to create vivid images in your head while not wavering from the overall vibe of the story. The Smith Street Band have always done this better than any other present day Australian punk bands and this track is no exception. Kicking off with some fast paced energy that builds up to the half time chorus that really nails it.
Felicity Groom – Higher, Higher, Taller, Taller
Part of the whole Perth scene of Tame Impala and friends who all play in each others bands and produce each others music, Felicity Groom seems to stand apart from the general psych sound that a lot of that crew are going for. This track is dark, brooding and demands that you examine it closely for any finer points you might have missed. You will find them of course, this track is like fine wine, pure brilliance but most people who are already smashed will just swig from the bottle and move onto the next one.
Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – No Better Blues
The perfect jam for people who hate everything. Even if your just feeling down though this witty little piece of moody hip hop is everything that is right with hip-hop in the present day. Chance The Rapper proving to us once and for all that he really does deserve the hype that is building around him.
The Roots Feat. Modesty Lycan – When The People Cheer
Continuing on from the hip-hop of that last track I decided to finish off this post with this because fuck you thats why.