New Music Releases, Jake Bugg, BROODS, Vera Blue & More
JAKE BUGG - BITTER SALT (EMI Music Australia)
Third single from Jake Bugg’s third album ‘On My One’ set for release June 17 ahead of his Splendour performance and shows in Syd, Melb and Perth. This song was written and recorded when Bugg was still 21, ‘On My One’ is the strongest testament yet to the talent of one of the most prodigious British singer-songwriters to emerge in the last five years
FORD – FOLDING HILLS ft XAVIER DUNN (Independent)
18-year-old self-taught producer and multi-instrumentalist FØRD from Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, is about to start really turning heads. Combining walls of luscious synthesizers, punchy hip-hop beats, and house-inspired vocal hooks, FØRD demonstrates an exceptional musical aptitude, bouncing between Future Bass, Moombahton, Pop and Hip Hop. The young musician cites influences ranging from Metallica to Chopin, and even though this is only his second original release, he's already developed a distinctive sound all his own.
SHADY BLISS – DIRTY BRAIN (Bedlam Records)
Brisbane four-piece Shady Bliss return to the scene this week with a brand new single. Titled Dirty Brain, this marks the first release for the band since the stellar instrumental journey that is their last single, Deluge in August last year, but now they’re back - and they’re back with a vengeance.
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS (Jagjaguwar Records)
"I think “First World Problem” is about modern love in a crumbling empire," explains Ruban Nielson. "The feeling that you're trying to build your life and get what you need while a decadent world falls apart around you."
Unknown Mortal Orchestra have officially premiered their new track, "First World Problem". The song was recorded in March while the band was on break from touring and is the first new original song to be shared by Unknown Mortal Orchestra since the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Multi-Love’ album out now on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music.
BROODS - COULDN'T BELIEVE (Universal Music)
“Couldn’t Believe” is the next single from BROODS new album Conscious, set to be released June 24. Filled with anthemic synths and beautiful shimmering vocals “Couldn’t Believe” delivers BROODS brightest track yet. “Free” (the first single from Conscious) at its first week at radio in Australia was the #1 Most Added Song supported by alternative and CHR formats. The song has more than 5.3 million streams worldwide on Spotify and more than 7.2 million streams worldwide across all platforms.
The New Zealand duo – composed of Georgia and brother Caleb Nott – will begin their Australian tour on July 8 at the Tivoli in Brisbane followed by the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on July 9 and The Forum in Melbourne on July 11. Joining Broods will be Vera Blue and Xavier Dunn. Broods will return to the US in August for a 23 Day Headline tour including Webster Hall in NYC and The Novo in Los Angeles.
TULLY ON TULLY - COLD HANDS (Independent)
'Cold Hand's' is the new single from Tully on Tully, an 80's-inspired power pop labyrinth of atmospheric synth coupled with front woman Natalie Foster's stunning vocals. Tully on Tully have just released their 2nd EP ‘Miles Away’ and have just wrapped up their Australian tour. Miles Away was written whilst the band were abroad in New York City and represents their experiences in the insomnolent metropolis and the tyranny of distance.
PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY - SPEND MORE TIME (Normal People Making Hits)
“Philadelphia Grand Jury are all over the shop stylistically — exuberant, noisy and melodic in equal measure — and as much sheer entertainment as ever. Which is to say, brilliant.” The Sydney Morning Herald
To get us pumped for The Philadelphia Grand Jury’s national karaoke tour that kicks off this Friday in Brisbane the band today release ‘Spend More Time’, a retake on their track ‘Spend More Time With You’, from their 2015 LP, ‘Summer Of Doom’, and the first official single off their brand spanking new LP due in late 2016.
With backing vocals recorded in a car, in a car park at Clovelly at midnight, the track is inspired by the youthful sounds of The Troggs and is one of the band’s favourite tracks from the record.
VERA BLUE - FINGERTIPS (Universal Music)
Rising Australian talent Vera Blue releases the third single ‘Fingertips’ from her much-anticipated EP of the same name. With her Fingertips EP peaking at #3 iTunes, 3 x singles in the Top 100 ARIA Chart, 7 million streams worldwide,just wrapped sold-out AU national tour and national Matt Corby support shows, and now supporting BROODS in July, Vera Blue is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new local voices.
The official video for ‘Fingertips’ will come on June 17.