What’s good from Julia Jacklin, Sloan Peterson, Chery Glazerr, the Drunk Mums, Chitra, Body Type, Methyl Ethel, and Crum.
DRUNK MUMS – PHANTOM LIMB (PISSFART)
The Mums second LP of 2018, Urban Cowboy stays course with the band’s typically Ramonian style while also taking swerves into sludge-soaked anthems and pub rock. It’s all in there, but where to start with this new record? Well, ‘Phantom Limb’. (It’s the first track).
CHERRY GLAZERR – DADDI (INERTIA/SECRETLY CANADIAN)
Clementine Creevy is standing on the cover of her forthcoming album like she doesn’t give a f**k. It’s all in the attitude but the music ain’t too bad either. Let it rock.
BODY TYPE – TEETH (INERTIA/PARTISAN)
Your immediate reaction will be to the 'Daria'-inspired imagery of Body Type's new clip, but revisiting ‘Teeth’ following the releases of this Sydney outfit's new EP pulls focus onto the fact that while understated it's a surprisingly catching tune.
CHITRA – BETTER THAN BEFORE (OUR GOLDEN FRIEND)
Names like Sharon Van Etton, First Aid Kit, and Julia Jacklin wouldn’t sound to out place when talking about Chitra’s ‘Better Than Before.’ Label Our Golden Friend’s latest signing, this Melbournian songwriter deals heart ached lyrics with countrified edge.
SLOAN PETERSON – NEW DIRECTION (MIRROR)
New wave hitting itself over the head with a reverence for The Strokes. We like.
CRUM – ‘IN THE MIDDLE’ (INDEPENDENT)
This grunge pounder arrives from Gold Coast locals Crum’s new EP Waster. A slow burner, 'Middle' sees the three playing into feelings of ennui and thematic flux.
METHYL ETHEL – REAL TIGHT (REMOTE CONTROL/4AD)
“Is this real life?” vocalist Jake Webb asks. Short answer, yes.
JULIA JACKLIN – CRUSHING (LIBERATION)
Heavy with emotion, Jacklin's latest brings you in close. While it's message is ultimately a positive one, there's a feeling between the words that'll break your heart.
Words by Riley Fitzgerald