Music Feeds Faves – 28/04/17

The Music Feeds team is ready to wax lyrical about tunes we’re digging and show how ~cool~ we are when dropping that new music knowledge. Here we’ve wrangled together the fresh new songs that made an impact on us these past few weeks, for the ultimate new music playlist. It’s Music Feeds Faves!

Lapalux – ‘Rotted Arp’ (Feat. Louisahhh)

English producer Lapalux just announced his third album Ruinism by dropping the plodding and beautifully twisted ‘Rotted Arp’, which features fellow producer Louisahhh.

Lapalux used only hardware instruments (i.e. none of that ‘fake stuff’) on his new record and says ‘Rotted Arp’ is something of a centrepiece.

“It sums up the whole idea of this record,” he says.

“Having Louisahhh’s vocals made me think of this track as a much more meaningful piece and helped me push it further and further into a developed abstract dance track.”

Ruinism is out on 30th June via Brainfeeder. / Tom Williams / News Editor

Darcee Fox – ‘Islands’

Dear world, meet Darcee Fox. These Melbourne rifflords (that’s right, they’re five hairy dudes, not one lady) are christening their debut LP Islands at the beer-streaked stage at AC/DC Lane’s iconic sleaze den Cherry Bar tomorrow night and I’m pretty sure Aussie rock n’ roll is going to be better off for it.

This furious fivesome kick this oftentimes stale genre right in its crusty leathers and knock it face-first into 2017, harnessing their snarling guitars to spicy grooves and power sauce blues vocals that are just as memorable for their groin-grabbingly huge range as they are for their earworm melodic hookery. Extra points for slick production and cool OG lyrics that aren’t about sex, drugs, etc, etc. So pass the rum, because ‘Islands’ is well worth getting marooned on. / Emmy Mack, Staff Writer

Smoking Martha – ‘What’s Her Name’

Brissie shooting stars Smoking Martha are inching ever closer to the release of their new album In Deep (due out Friday, 26th May FYI) and to keep us clamouring for more, they’ve dished up a red hot music video for the disc’s second cut ‘What’s Her Name’. If watching two stylishly dressed vintage vixens go Ronda Rousey on each other’s asses amidst feather blizzard while a rockin’ band pumps a thumping swing riff and swooning vocals next door, then this clip will definitely put the Smoke in your Martha. / Emmy Mack, Staff Writer

Fountaineer – ‘The Cricketers’

A single mention of “cricket” induces such polarising reactions in people, I’ve found. For some, just the word itself conjures sun-kissed, summertime memories of simpler times: backyard tests, dad’s batting average and the merits of the six and out house rule. Others feign falling asleep at even the slightest mention of the sport. The new single from Bendigo three-piece Fountaineer, dubbed ‘The Cricketers’, somehow manages to resonate with both camps.

The steadily driving track is powered by a soaring, guitar-driven melody and, at times bleak, but beautiful lyrics about small town life, reminiscent of The National, Gaslight Anthem and hints of Nebraska-era Springsteen. It’s also not really about cricket at all. Explains frontman Anthony White:

“Russell Drysdale’s painting ‘The Cricketers’ hung in our family home hallway ever since I can remember. I guess I felt every year, every moment of life up until now, has been played out in the shadows of Drysdale’s haunting and beguiling image. And like life growing up in a country town, things are not quite what they seem, and a game of cricket is not just a game of cricket. So while ‘The Cricketers’ is not really about sport at all, it’s about adolescence, relationships and the claustrophobic nature of small town life.”

‘The Cricketers’ will feature on Fountaineer’s debut album, due for release the second half of 2017. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor

Lazarus Mode – ‘My Mistakes’

Lazarus Mode have lived up to their name and arisen with a rousing new rock hymn dubbed ‘My Mistakes’. The Melbourne riff-slingers’ meaty new slice comes hot-off their debut album The Darkest Sun which just dropped this week, and it’s been brought to life by a striking music video which, like the song itself, burns hot toward a fiery climax. / Emmy Mack, Staff Writer

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