New Music W/E 16/03/14

  • LISTEN: The Kooks – ‘Down’

    LISTEN: The Kooks – ‘Down’

    British indie heavyweights The Kooks have returned with a brand new sing-a-long single, Down, providing a taster of their forthcoming and yet to be named fourth studio album. Down reveals the band rediscovering just why they started making music in the first place. Written by singer/guitarist Luke Pritchard and young hip-hop pioneer Inflo, the song

  • LISTEN: Chance Waters – ‘The Ticket Inspector’

    LISTEN: Chance Waters – ‘The Ticket Inspector’

    Ever the one for tight lyricism and tongue-in-cheek humour, Chance Waters, who has an LP set for release later this year, has unveiled his most recent single as an ode to “every over-compensating, power-crazed dick.” Naturally, he’s decided to dub it The Ticket Inspector. “As a teenager my brother got assaulted by a ticket inspector

  • LISTEN: Brody Dalle – ‘Don’t Mess With Me’

    LISTEN: Brody Dalle – ‘Don’t Mess With Me’

    Brody Dalle‘s debut solo effort, Diploid Love, is an impending hurricane bound for your ears and the ex-Distillers singer has shared the latest taste of this highly-anticipated release with fans in the form of new single Don’t Mess With Me, the follow-up to last month’s Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy. “I’ve always had a hand

  • Tame Impala Unveil Michael Jackson Cover, ‘Stranger In Moscow’

    Tame Impala Unveil Michael Jackson Cover, ‘Stranger In Moscow’

    ARIA award winning Perth-bred rock and roll impressionists Tame Impala have unveiled a cover of Michael Jackson‘s 1996 single Stranger In Moscow from his 1995 double-album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The band unveiled the track “fresh out of the the oven” via Twitter. MJ’s hit takes a characteristically Kevin Parker turn for

  • LISTEN: Toehider – ‘Whoa!’

    LISTEN: Toehider – ‘Whoa!’

    Singular Melbourne-based prog-rock authority Toehider have unveiled Whoa!, the latest taste of the group’s forthcoming album What Kind Of Creature Am I? The track saw its premiere last week on Triple J with Richard Kingsmill and comes complete with those Queen-esque Mike Mills vocals. Toehider is the brainchild of pro-rock maestro Mike Mills. The band

  • LISTEN: Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo – ‘Hero’

    LISTEN: Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo – ‘Hero’

    Frank Ocean and Diplo have combined their powers with former The Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, with the quartet coming together to make Hero, a track specially written for Converse’s Three Artists, One Song series. The dreamy, soulful track was one of five written by Diplo, Jones and Simonon in Damon Albarn‘s studio

  • LISTEN: Daft Punk & Jay-Z – ‘Computerized’

    LISTEN: Daft Punk & Jay-Z – ‘Computerized’

    A previously unheard collaboration between French electronic duo Daft Punk and Brooklyn rap royalty Jay-Z has surfaced, with Computerized showing up online and Pitchfork claiming that the track is in fact the real deal. There’s no info available about when the track was made or whether it will ever see a proper release, but it

  • LISTEN: M83 – ‘I Need You’

    LISTEN: M83 – ‘I Need You’

    Following on from his turn as film scorer on the 2013 Tom Cruise flick Oblivion, M83 project leader Anthony Gonzales has once again forayed into the world of cinema, unveiling his contribution to the soundtrack for the highly anticipated upcoming adaptation of sci-fi epic Divergent. The minds behind the Divergent soundtrack are certainly keeping their

  • LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar And Tame Impala – ‘Backwards’

    LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar And Tame Impala – ‘Backwards’

    Kendrick Lamar has joined forces with Perth’s own Tame Impala for a collaboration called Backwards. The song is part of the upcoming soundtrack for the film Divergent, set to be this year’s teen-fantasy blockbuster. The song is a reworking of Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, a track off their 2012 hit album

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