New Music For Your Ears, CUB SPORT, Gang Of Youths, Dustin Tebbutt & More
DUSTIN TEBBUTT - FIRST LIGHT (Eleven Music)
Dustin Tebbutt’s new single 'First Light' is a simplistic beautiful track and is the first track off Dutin's long awaited debut, out August 5th. As the title implies, it’s a song of awakening; a song about falling in love, then getting up and seeing the world in a whole new way.
“The simple story? … I met a girl, and over time she unlocked song after song until she’d inspired a whole album”, the singer/songwriter from Armidale (NSW) explains.
This new body of work is a marked progression. While 'First Light' emerged from the dawn of a romance, his first batch of songs - 2013’s 'The Breach EP' had been inspired by a painful breakup so these two releases are actually bookends to each other.
GANG OF YOUTHS - STRANGE DISEASES (Sony Music Australia)
"The song is about clinging to love and life and embracing the pedestrian, finding beauty and purpose in the banal." David Le’aupepe, vocals, Gang of Youths
After the incredible success of their Aria nominated debut album 'The Positions' in 2015, Sydney siders Gang of Youths return with a brand new single, ‘Strange Diseases’ taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Let Me Be Clear’, a 5 track collection of new recordings (plus a bonus Joni Mitchell cover ‘Both Sides Now’), which closes the book on their debut album.
“It’s a collection of songs tied closely to the themes and narrative of 'The Positions', serving as a bookend of sorts to my early 20’s, and the final chapter of the part of my life I spent in love with someone fighting cancer”, says David Le’aupepe, vocals, Gang Of Youths
CUB SPORT - COME ON MESS ME UP (Nettwerk Music Group)
2016 just keeps getting better, for Cub Sport as they take the album and tour to the UK and US, and have now announced the new single “Come On Mess Me Up” with their first Australian headline tour in over three years.
Filmed in their home with director Joe Agius (The Creases), the clip for “Come On Mess Me Up” sees a side to Cub Sport not often seen – vulnerable. Taking the simple concept of lead singer Tim Nelson singing into the camera, they decided to add some paint and treat it like a green screen, layering previous takes on top of each other to create a compelling and beautifully unnerving video.
August 19 – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
August 20 – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
August 26 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
August 27 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Australian Tour on sale May 20
Tickets are $12+BF from http://www.cubsport.com/
$1 of each ticket sold will be donated to Brisbane animal shelters
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH - MAYFLIES (Sony Music Australia)
‘Mayflies’ is the first official single off the new album. Benjamin’s indie-folk has captured the hearts of many and he counts Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire as just some of his influences. His eagerly anticipated forthcoming album, AFTER THE RAIN (releasing August 19) is produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) and is the sound of Benjamin finding peace with himself after the death of his main musical influence – his father.
L D R U - NEXT TO YOU (Sony Music Australia)
Having made regular appearances on some of Australia’s leading festival lineups including Splendour In The Grass, Future Music, Big Day Out and Field Day, as well as support slots for Peking Duk and triple j host Nina Las Vegas on her eclectic NLV. Presents tour, L D R U has more than mastered the art of dishevelling a dancefloor. With the release of Next To You, this quirky track gets you groovin!
L D R U sets out on a national tour in July playing capital cities in the lead up to his appearance at Splendour In The Grass.
THE VACATIONISTS- IT COULD BE MUCH WORSE (Independent)
The Vacationists like to create a bit of a party wave on the dance floor. Among them are a Swede, an American, and a few Aussies with Colombian and Thai heritage, who come together to tell stories of naive love and heartbreak.
It Could Be Much, Much Worse is a bouncy indie-pop tune with a playful song structure. It tells the story of finally letting go through layers of shimmery guitars and keyboards — imagine The Smiths and The Jesus and Mary Chain writing a song on a bender after an early 90s hiphop gig.
With a common love for Phil Spector, Talking Heads, The Smiths and Lou Reed— their songs are sure to bring a smile to the lip, and a boogie to the hip.
SPRING KING - DETROIT (Dew Procress)
To get us pumped for their debut album this July, the Manchester four-piece have brought steel wool distorted guitars, crackling fireworks drumming, and a burst your lungs chorus that you need to swim to the top of the mosh pit in order to scream.
Having toured with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Slaves and FIDLAR, as well as playing SXSW, The Great Escape and one of the stand out performances at last year’s instalment of the legendary Reading Festival – they’ve also got a fearsome reputation as a barnstorming live force that we can’t wait to see come July.
SPRING KING 2016 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Wed 20 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sat 23 July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay
Sun 24 July – The Corner, Melbourne
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS - MIRACLE ALIGNER (Emi Music Australia)
‘Miracle Aligner’ is the new single from The Last Shadow Puppets’ new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’.
Released alongside a stunning new video, ‘Miracle Aligner’ follows on from previous singles ‘Aviation’ and ‘Bad Habits. The album finds Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu.