This week the Concrete Surfers, Radolescent and Hideous Sun Demon all tear into blistering garage sounds. Throwing in a shade of contrast comes a summery tune from locals Ivey. There’s also fresh tracks from Tanukichan, L I P S, and Brisbane's TRAILS. To round it all out, 'Body Behaviour' arrives the second number from a forthcoming collaboration between White Fence and Ty Segall.
IVEY – ALWAYS (INDEPENDENT)
‘Always’ packs pop hooks, subtle complexity and lovelorn catharsis. But that’s not to say they’ve jettisoned the summery bop. Foals and Ball Park Music but maybe with more than a little ambition to take it further.
TANUKICHAN - NATURAL (COMPANY)
Hannah Van Loom fronts a Bay Area outfit which blurs a gauzey recess between alt rock and shoegaze. ‘Natural’ is a new cut which serves a more sedate counterpoint to the intensity of My Bloody Valentine. Loom’s voice bleeds with longing and joy, delivering surreal moments within all-encompassing walls of noise.
L I P S – WALLS (INDEPENDENT)
L I P S are from Cornwall. Latest ‘Walls’ all but pulls listeners into a dense rumble of dreamy complexity. These vocals dance, lovelorn but ecstatic.
CONCRETE SURFERS – VCR (INDEPENDENT)
Whatever the context grown men in diapers is seldom an easy concept to take in. In fact, you might even say it's a little unsettling. Great tune though.
TRAILS – ANAESTHETIC (INDEPENDENT)
TRAILS have a new single. Our full thoughts here.
TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE – BODY BEHAVIOR (DRAG CITY)
Segall and Tim Presley continue to complement one another brilliantly. Just what they’ve concocted is hard to say. New wave-post punkadelica? Suffice to say it sounds good.
HIDEOUS SUN DEMON - ANTITHESIS (INDEPENDENT)
This Perth outfit deliver garage punk with wayward weirdness. There’s plenty of left turns yet few can pull attention from this thundering rhythm. Plays a little like King Gizzard circa I’m In Your Mind Fuzz.
RADOLESCENT - DRUG FIEND (INDEPENDENT)
Everyone has a different drug, man. These misfits’ manifesto rocks hard. Plenty of punch. OOFF, wah-o.
Words by Riley Fitzgerald