World’s End Press – Second Day Uptown
The funk infused synthesisers of World’s End Press’ new single will undoubtedly fill the disco dance floor. With the help of Dan Whitford of Cut Copy fame and mixed in LA by Tony Hoffer (M83, The Temper Trap, Phoenix), ‘Second Day Uptown’ is a promising precursor to their debut album which is set to be released later this year. Lead singer John Parkinson croons about life in the city with incessant groove beats backing him; this is once dance track that the hipster kids will love dancing too.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Man on Fire
The perfect prelude to the new record, the single delivers the bands signature style in exactly the way fans were hoping. With a harmonious and hook-filled chorus supported within a foundation of softly strummed guitars that slowly build into an encapsulating culmination of steel drums, snare rolls and beautifully constructed call and response choral vocals. This is a perfect example of the bands capabilities, sure to be delivered upon with their forthcoming record.
Tape/Off – Happen Now
With constant comparisons to Pavement the Brisbane band have made a name for themselves as being one of the noisiest bands on the East coast. ‘Happen Now’ fills your ears with ample amounts of fuzz and distortion and yet the song still has the hooks and rhythmic energies to appease most music fans. The band takes you on a trip back to the 90’s and you definitely won’t regret it.
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Bloody Ripper
King Gizzard has got a lot of praise for their individuality and creativeness (how many bands would sound this good with seven members?) and this song is no exception to that. ‘Bloody Ripper’ is the latest track from the band’s upcoming album, and with lyrics like “all I wanna do, is sink my teeth in you”, who wouldn’t be intrigued? Known for their crazed antics on stage, to get the full experience, seeing this track live is your only option.
Blackchords – Dance Dance Dance
‘Dance Dance Dance’ is an upbeat and lively beginning to the Blackchords second album, which will be released later this year. The song sales on a steady stream throughout, providing just that something extra in the chorus, with the lines “I should of danced, danced, danced”, actually making you feel like you need to get up and bust a move. Prediction – a great crowd pleaser at gigs and festivals.
Ainslie Willis – Fighting Kind
There’s a bit of a Florence vibe to this song – Ainslie has a powerful, convincing voice, which combines with the music to create an influential track. Reaching the middle of the song, it surprises with a relaxed guitar solo. These strong and subtle comparisons make ‘Fighting Kind’ include the best of both worlds in the one tune.