New music for your ears including Klubknight, Jimmy the Saint & the Sinners, Kirin J. Callinan, Leah Senior, FOREVR & more!
KLUBKNIGHT – WHITE LINES (INDEPENDENT)
After a solid debut EP release last year and an east coast tour to back it up, local industrial-house duo Klubknight are back with a brand new single ‘White Lines’ from their highly anticipated, upcoming EP titled, “Blackboard”. Maintaining their heavy, grindy bass presence and chopped synth sounds, this banger is sure to get your body moving.
FOREVR – CONTEST (INDEPENDENT)
Channelling the lush textures of My Bloody Valentine and the romance of the Cocteau Twins, FOREVR have adopted an electronic foundation - drum machines, audio sampling and synth bass - that places them at the forefront of modern shoegaze. ‘Contest’ still builds the shoegaze pulse, but reverts back to a more minor approach.
JIMMY THE SAINT & THE SINNERS – VOODOO BLUES (INDEPENDENT)
Let’s take a look at those. This month we’ve got Voodoo & Vivisection hitting the streets. The first in the series was “Love Notes & Obituaries” and in between was Boozehounds & Bad Men. I’m seeing a dark undercurrent. I guess that’s why Jimmy and his Saints and Sinners totally own the voodoo blues genre.
“I think it’s fair to say that they’re all dark,” Jim tells us. “But I think this is one of the darker ones. The fourth one is going to be not necessarily lighter tonally, but perhaps a little more playful.”
KIRIN J. CALLINAN – THE TEACHER (FEAT. CONNAN MOCKASIN) (SIBERIA / TERRIBLE, XL)
Typical stuff, but nonetheless, Kirin J. Callinan manages to distinguish himself on a basic songwriting level with his debut album. While most of his peers deal with matters of the heart and head, ‘The Teachers’ is a physical record, one of grabbing hands, gnashing teeth, and thrusting groins. It holds a mirror up to the human body and reveals something alternately beautiful, hairy, awkward, scarred and imperfect, but rarely less than fascinating.
COURTNEY BARNETT – SHIVERS (MILK! / THIRD MAN / REMOTE CONTROL)
"Third Man is privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, a sharp singer-songwriter-guitarist who has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry-and-dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend this summer to record a couple tracks and damn did she ever deliver.
NAPOLEONIC WARS – SCREW YOU JUREL (INDEPENDENT)
If Japanese Rockers Tricot and Post-Hardcore greats At The Drive In had an Australian lovechild, it would be Napoleonic Wars. Named after the wars fought under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 1800’s, the bands namesake reflects the organised chaos within its recordings and performance accurately.
LEAH SENIOR – HOW I MISS THE WOMB (FLIGHTLESS / REMOTE CONTROL)
Leah Senior's debut album, “Summer's on the Ground” lilts between the past and present, city and space. Leah describes “Summer's on the Ground” as, “a whimsical set of seasonal lullabies echoing a restless desire for transformation. I recorded this early last year in a beautiful old hall by the coast with local wonders Nick Huggins and Mark Lang.
THE BABE RAINBOW – ALOE VERA (FLIGHTLESS / REMOTE CONTROL)
“..We wrote this song in new-zealand, filming the new Kristofski movie.. ‘rare bird’ .. he drove all-the-way-around both islands, filming us surfin’ … I think it’s all for his new thing with Izzy Var-sch-ell-pne or whatever.. ?.. Huh? W-we recorded it at the farm, i-in the bigger-room, Johny and Jenny from King-Gizzard played on it heaps too.. The song’s about our life. Zp. 333-888-01..”