The Music Feeds team wrangle together the fresh new tunes that made an impact on them this week, for the ultimate new music playlist. It’s Music Feeds Faves!
Nicole Millar – ‘No Bad Vibes’
Nicole Millar released her second EP today Communication, positioning her as one of the biggest newcomers of 2016, that is without including her mega hit with Peking Duk. No Bad Vibes is the highlight from that – a sparkly, no-fucks-given anthem that progressively soars.
Time and time again Millar effortlessly pairs pop melodies with forward-thinking electronica and it’s proving to be a winning formula. No Bad Vibes doesn’t hit with the immediacy of Signals or Tremble but it does have an alluring subtlety that keeps you coming back for repeat listens. / Sam Murphy, Staff Writer
Red Gazelle – ‘Damascus’
Sydney rifflords Red Gazelle have hacked off another slice of their long-awaited debut EP, which is launching this Sunday night at Frankies Pizza By The Slice. Dubbed Damascus, the disc’s gritty new single revels in its rough edges, serving up an onslaught of dirty grunge metal riffage and powerhouse vocals intricately woven and layered with ’90s alt-rock harmonies. Fans of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Alter Bridge will dig. / Emmy Mack, Staff Writer
Luunes – ‘Glass’
Thanks to the combination of Anna Milat’s husky, soulful vocals, and the delicate production work of Sam Litchfield, we now have a welcome new addition to the so-hot-right-now genre of moody, broody electronica. Please welcome Newie-based duo, Luunes. Their first song to drift its way into those lucky little holes on the sides of our heads is called Glass.
Glass draws on simple vocal melodic ideas, gentle repetition, and delicately delivered drums, synths and piano. There’s depth and space in their sound. It’s thoughtful, and it feels unassuming. Amongst all that brazen electro that is out there in the ether, Glass has a sense of humility about it, and it feels nice when you chuck it on ya dial. So, go do that. / Zana Rose, Staff Writer
Zathlute – ‘Higher’
The internet is so saturated with up-and-coming producers these days that a lot of it just get lost in the fuzz. But every now and then you hear something new and it gives you a certain vibe that they’re definitely onto something.
Brisbane producer Zathlute has been dropping remixes for a while now on his SoundCloud, and the way he brings together a melodically joyful top line with some gorgeous, glitchy drops means it’s hard to look away… so to speak.
Now he’s dropped his first official single Higher and it’s hard not to feel very particular early Porter Robinson vibes with this one. In saying that though, there’s some uniquely bold and bright about Zathlute, and this first single is notable for its raw, unabashed synth and infectiously happy turns of phrase.
Ocean Grove – ‘These Boys Light Fires’
Don’t let the kooky clothes or weird moves fool you, Ocean Grove are a calculated, meticulous and straight up threatening presence on the Australian music scene. Their new single These Boys Light Fires is a clear warning of this.
Where as most bands bounce between genres purely by mistake (or lack of talent) Ocean Grove do it to fuck with you. Where most bands see rules and parameters, Ocean Grove see their next adventure and it’s for these reasons – and many more – that all those who consider themselves to be their peers should be seriously assessing a different career choice. / Mike Hohnen, Staff Writer
Magnets – ‘Fight’
The haunting vocals and brooding lyrics on Fight by Magnets take on a whole new level of intensity when paired with the visuals in the Melbourne-based artist’s new video. The pastiche clip is dedicated by the artist to “all the women out there that have ever had to fight” and is made up of a collection of footage of women defending themselves against attackers – fighting, in fact, for their lives.
These clips, sourced by Magnets (Siobhan McGinnity) in an online search for “women doing karate”, are broken up by more footage of women and young girls practicing karate, imbuing the narrative with even more strength. As Northern Ireland’s young martial arts star Jesse Jane McParland explains in the opening “not every girl dreams of being a little princess”.
Adds Magnets: “There was a time in my life where the attacks brought on by men had me broken. It’s taken me everything to rebuild, restore and come back swinging. Fight isn’t necessarily about about fighting an ‘aggressor’, it’s about fighting for your self worth”. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor
Burial – ‘Young Death’
Burial’s new single Young Death was released this week, after it “accidentally” went on sale at a Canadian record store last month. Following all the excitement that comes with any new Burial release, we were left with a sombre track in which the enigmatic producer almost completely turns away from defined song structures.
Young Death sweeps pasts you like a cloud with its dampened beats, vinyl crackle and haunting vocals, making it more of an ambient piece than most of Burial’s previous work. While it still conjures vibes of South London, it actually kinda suits a heavy AF Aussie weekend heatwave for some reason. / Tom Williams, News Editor
We May Fall – ‘Again’
In a time when heavy bands seem to be opting for a more ambient, or atmospheric approach to heavy, it’s rare to find an outfit that bucks the trend and offers the type of heavy that consists purely of thrashed power chords and exploding moments of shred. Rare, but goddamn refreshing when they do.
Sydney band We May Fall has done just that with their new single Again. Skull-shaking breakdowns, surgically precise rhythm and a vocal range that sprawls from the depths of hell right into the ether. The single is the first track from a new album…Something wicked this way comes, me thinks. / Mike Hohnen, Staff Writer