The Music Feeds team wrangle together the tunes that made an impact on them this week, for the ultimate new music playlist. It’s Music Feeds Faves!
Kilter – Fool For You (Ft. Micah Key)
Having kept us waiting for the better part of a year since his last original release, Kilter clearly hasn’t deferred at all from his uncanny knack of hitting higher and higher heights with every new cut. Fool For You fits beautifully within the Sydney producer/musician’s ever growing opus of understated electro.
As with much of the rest of his catalogue, this latest effort teases some heavy drops whilst still utilising some incredibly smooth synths and other effects that compliment Micah Jey on vocals so perfectly you’d be forgiven for being shocked that this is the first time the two have worked together. Each bridge builds so beautifully and keeps the space nice and think, making the absolute most of Jey who cuts over the top of these softer sections with a deep, sometimes echoic timbre. / Zanda Wilson, Staff Writer
Jake Bugg – Gimme The Love
Jake Bugg is back from a three-year hiatus with a new song and a brand new sound. The indie folk singer, who made his fame with jangling country tracks like Lightening Bolt and Two Fingers, is back with the raw anthem for weekend highs, Gimme The Love, and it bloody rocks.
The first single from his new album On My One, the track has kept his signature raspy americana voice intact, but it’s definitely a new direction for the 22-year-old Nottingham boy. Acoustic guitars have been hung up and replaced with screaming electrics and it all sits on top of classic driving rock drums. It’s a departure from Bugg’s melancholic troubadour image but he’s always had a bit of a tough man exterior, so it feels like somewhere he was meant to go. / Rosie Pentreath, Staff Writer
Asdasfr Bawd – Underpass (EP)
My inability to pronounce the moniker of Melbourne classical composer and producer Alex Clayton, is on par with the difficulty of properly describing the glitched-out, eclectic soundscapes found on his new EP Underpass, which is out today.
On the surface, Asdasfr Bawd’s EP is a tidy collection of six, pared-back, low-key techno tracks which combine syncopated percussion and minimalist samples for smooth, atmospheric head-bopping but once given the full attention it deserves, it reveals itself to be much much more. At times reminiscent of the evolved electronica found on SBTRKT’s latest Wonder Where We Land, the exact measures behind Underpass’ stark uniqueness is still quite difficult to pin down.
Perhaps it’s the refusal to stick to one melody for more then ten seconds without a new unexpected wall of sound swinging into your face or the sublime playing around with tempo, but whatever it is, even on my third and fourth listen I still never know what to expect around each sonic corner. What I CAN tell you, is that sense of constant unpredictability combined with the silky smooth production, make for an enthralling, absorbing listen.
Check out single Negative Energy to see it for yourself, and grab the EP in full here. / Mitch Feltscheer, Creative Director
Driven Fear – CRISIS
For your recommended daily dose of all things punk, look no further than the brand new single by Gold Coast rascals Driven Fear. After supporting Strung Out on tour and unfurling their new album Freethinker, the lads have come out swinging with a catchy AF new hardcore-laced warning anthem dubbed CRISIS.
If your current symptoms include frustration, disillusionment, feelings of oppression, animosity or bordering-on-apeshit rage at the corrupt political institutions that regularly abuse power to suit their own ends, take one of these and call me in the morning. / Emmy Mack, Staff Writer
Bleached – Sour Candy
We’ve been scaling the peak of ’90s nostalgia for some time now, and your opinion towards the proliferation of the crop top aside, there’s something to be said about revisiting the era’s movie soundtracks. Being inspired by Julia Stiles’ fight against the patriarchy while head banging to Letters to Cleo’s garage punk cover of a Cheap Trick song was the quintessential 90s experience for many of us, and Bleached’s Sour Candy takes you right back there.
The details are in the name really. There’s the bubblegum pop melody, tweaked with amped up guitars and driving percussion. Vocalist Jen Clavin said she wrote the song “imagining a scene in a 90’s movie about running away, partying to escape your problems” and if that doesn’t make you picture yourself cruising down the highway in an old convertible while Julia Stiles reads fem lit in the backseat, then you need to make a trip to Civic Video stat. / Nastassia Baroni, News Editor
Dominic Talarico – Purely Physical
Dominic Talarico is one of the most consistently exciting and criminally overlooked artists in Sydney. Concerned only with making his own twisted vision of pop music and uninterested in pretension or artifice, his confessional lyrics matched with production that varies from classic house to neo-soul and trap make his music both emotional direct and subconsciously moving.
Check out the rest of the songs on his soundcloud to get a sense of what a versatile artist he is but don’t blame if you get hooked on his pot soaked pop tunes like I am. Burning Money (his ode to Gen Y’s frivolous spending) is a massive banger. / Micheal Carr, Staff Writer
Plants and Animals – No Worries Gonna Find Us
When you’re staring down a work day that you just KNOW is gonna take a big ol’ shit on top of you, the choice of accompanying playlist is of vital importance. I generally aim for the subtly upbeat vibes of some guitar strumming indie fair of the likes of Local Natives as I combat a particularly heinous day in the salt mines, but as they’re yet to get off their moustachioed arses and bring me some new tunes, I’m settling with this new track from Montreal based outfit Plants and Animals.
With some Arcade Fire-y melodies and the kind of delicate string work that swims into your ears and circles around you like a tranquil stream, No Worries Gonna Find Us makes the impending bloodbath of a work day, just that little bit better. Someone hold me? / Mitch Feltscheer, Creative Director