Hoodlem is “an anonymous project blending pulsing experimental beats, soulful vocals and crisp production.” That’s the intro I found when I went looking for more information after hearing ‘IGOTU’ on my Soundcloud travels. The song’s funky beat and soulful vocalist reminded me of Jessie Ware’s most dancefloor-friendly work with Disclosure and Julio Bashmore. Anyway, while… Read more »
Lachlan Bostock and Alex Nicholls are Mansionair, a pretty new production duo from Sydney, i.e – they only joined Facebook on January 2nd. They’ve just one track to their name so far unsurprisingly. ‘Hold Me Down’ is a good first impression. Featuring indie-rock band Revier on vocals and I’m going to say guitar too at… Read more »
Melbourne five-piece band Snakadaktal released a fine debut album of atmospheric indie tunes with Sleep In The Water last year in Australia and the album is out in Germany, Austria and Switzerland next month. Their new video for opening track ‘Fall Underneath’ matches the video editing to the song’s composition using subtle dramatic scenes to… Read more »
I’ve been finding a lot of value in gentle music for the early mornings lately. I prefer a soft stirring rather than a full on energetic wakeup so Lyric FM suits the mood a lot. For the last week or so, Oliver Tank has supplanted my radio habits for the AM hours. The 21 year-old… Read more »
Coming across like a Beach House tune conceived in the Antipodes with the gender roles reversed, ‘Rhodesia’ is a beautiful lilting song from Adelaide duo Manor, Nathaniel Morse and Caitlin Duff. It’s their first single and an album is out this year.
The New Zealand-born Melbourne-based singer who impressed with ‘Settle Down’, ‘Cameo Lover’ and her Gotye duet releases her debut album Vows in Australia this week, Pedestrian.TV have a stream of the off-beat pop record. I’m rather enjoying it and so can you. Listen at Soundcloud Kimbramusic.com
If I did a track of the week feature, The Middle East’s ‘Blood’ might well be it (this or The Sound of Arrows). Brittle, beautiful and tinged with melancholic lyrics offset by a literally joyous chorus, ‘Blood’ is a revelation. The Middle East are from Queensland, Australia and I’m kicking myself I didn’t catch them… Read more »
As many of you regular readers know, Aoife and I had the recent good fortune of a trip to Australia courtesy of Tourism Australia. We visited Melbourne and Perth in a packed ten days taking in as much music, food and culture as we could. In this podcast, we bring you tracks from the best… Read more »