New Music for your ears, Josh Rawiri, GUSSY, The Avalanches + MORE
JOSH RAWIRI - MY CALL (A&R Records)
The last 18 months have seen Josh Rawiri touring with an evolving musical mob, turning heads at popular festivals and crafting a handful of new singles for an upcoming album. Rawiri’s new single “My Call” is an alluring blend of sultry vocals and soulful rock sounds-tackling the brooding themes of temptation, trust, infidelity, touring and long-distance relationships.
“I wrote this song driving late at night, after many weeks on the road away from family. No mobile phone, my only point of contact the odd phone booth - so much relies on trust when you live two separate lives, it’s easy to let our vulnerable imaginations run wild,” says Josh on the story of the track.
THE AVALANCHES - FRANKIE SANATRA (EMI Music Australia)
“What kept us going during the making this record was a belief in the day-to-day experience of music as a life force – as life energy. Hearing a certain song on a certain morning can change your day; it can make the world look different, changing the way you perceive light refracting through the atmosphere for the rest of the afternoon. Literally changing the colour, feeling and tone of your world.”
Robbie Chater, The Avalanches.
It has been announced that July 8th The Avalanches will be releasing Wildflower! The first single Frankie Sinatra, draws from a variety of eras, cultures and genres, and exemplifies the rich tapestry of samples and sonics that is distinctly The Avalanches. An infectious old world carnival inspired rollercoaster of a song – featuring Danny Brown and MF Doom on vocals, the song also includes works by calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
GUSSY - LOOKING AT MYSELF (Independent)
‘Looking At Myself’ is the debut single from GUSSY. Break ups are so existential these days! The self-produced track and self-directed clip features Sydney’s GUSSY..in their element: Playfully and powerfully deconstructing normative gender and sexual ideals. Dominant/Passive dichotomies, alien psychosexual features. We believe GUSSY is going to be making waves through the music industry and love seeing artists be outside the box!
BENNY WALKER – OH NO YOU DONT (Remedy Records)
Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves are the elements that reach the soul.
Latest offering ‘Oh No You Don’t' was written at Walker’s home in Moama and recorded at Way Of The Eagle studios in Melbourne with ARIA Award winning Producer Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio, Dan Sultan).
‘Oh No You Don’t’ heralds in a new direction in sound for Benny Walker. Mixing Blues and Roots with a contemporary soul vibe the song sees a strengthening of the vocal and its range.
ELIZABETH ROSE - IN 3'S (Inertia Music)
Elizabeth Rose today shares the newest single from her debut album ‘Intra’ released in March on Midnight Feature/Inertia. Following four previous highly acclaimed singles, and a recent partnership with Google Play to create the first interactive music video of its kind, Elizabeth now gifts us with “In 3’s” – a song from ‘Intra’ that explores her spirituality.
Elizabeth Rose said on the single, "In 3’s is a very special track for me - it’s the only song on the album that reveals my spiritual side. From a young age I was strongly intuitive, having powerful dreams/visions and I still am to this day also a big believer of things happening for reason. I worked with Melbourne producers Damn Moroda on this track and with our powers combined out came In 3’s!"
ELIZABETH ROSE TOUR DATES
Supported by triple j and The Music
Friday 10 June – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
W/ Baro & Jordan Burns
Saturday 11 June – The Foundry, Brisbane
W/ Baro & Jordan Burns
Friday 17 June – Howler, Melbourne
W/ Baro & Batts
Saturday 18 June – Fat Controller, Adelaide
W/ Baro & Annie Bass
Friday 24 June – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
W/ Baro & Left
Saturday 25 June – Argyle House, Newcastle
W/ Baro & Left
LAST DINOSAURS - APOLLO (Skylar Spence Remix)
US producer/electro artist Skylar Spence (Ryan DeRobertis) has released his official remix of ‘Apollo’. After the release he shared on his Facebook page:
“Fuck, I'm so sorry for spamming on Hit Vibes Day but it would just so happen my favourite thing I ever did just got released. It's from a band I've loved since high school and I've wanted to share it forever. Please listen and let me know what you think. I put my heart into it! Happy birthday!”
SCREAMING FEMALES - RIPE (Don Giovanni Records)
SCREAMING FEMALES are the critically acclaimed underground punk band of, Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), Michael Abbate(bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). 2015 marked Screaming Females' 10 year anniversary and the release of their sixth studio album, ROSE MOUNTAIN. They have been lauded as one of North America's hardest working, viciously independent punk bands. Marissa was named in SPIN's "Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time"
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Thu. Aug 4, 2016 – BRISBANE @ Crowbar [tix]Sat. Aug 6, 2016 – MELBOURNE @ The Curtin [tix]
Sun. Aug 7, 2016 – BALLARAT @ The Eastern
Thu. Aug 11, 2016 – CANBERRA @ The Phoenix
Fri. Aug 12, 2016 – WOLLONGONG @ Rad [tix]
Sat. Aug 13, 2016 – SYDNEY @ Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar) [tix]
THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS - CAN YOU FEEL THE FUTURE (Plutonium Records)
Everyone's favourite Brisbanites The John Steel Singers have today unveilled the details of their eagerly anticipated third studio album Midnight At The Plutonium. The record will be released on Friday 8 Julyvia the band's own record label Plutonium Records / Create Control.
The album is a new direction in sound for the beloved Brisbane band who for the past 2 years have been exploring more 70's funk & soul inspired records, melding them with their signature sonic personality to form a new post yacht hybrid.
'Can You Feel The Future' is an eight minute experimental epic which the band had been carefully tweaking for nearly 6 years. Midnight At The Plutonium is an album that's been a while in the making but is well worth the wait. Get ready to hear the band's most accomplished work to date.