With new tunes from Animal Collective, Phantastic Ferniture, Sweater Curse, Greta Van Fleet, Gooby Jim and the Goobs, Lala Lala, Emily Jane and The Lemon Twigs it's another bumper of a week!
PHANTASTIC FERNITURE – BAD TIMING (CAROLINE)
Being a little anonymous – subsumed within a band – seems to have opened up a new dimension to Julia Jacklin’s craft. Maybe she’s just a bit more rockin’, perhaps shed some ego. Whatever’s happening it works.
THE LEMON TWIGS – IF YOU GIVE ENOUGH (4AD/REMOTE CONTROL)
The Lemon Twigs have recorded rock opera at home with their dad. ‘If You Gave Enough’ leads in with an ambition which runs in all directions. A soft rock show ballad with a middle section which drifts like Erik Satie. It’s the final track of the kind of record bands joke about but these two brothers can pull off with flourish and a straight face. You’ll be able to hear the whole thing on August 24th.
GRETA VAN FLEET – WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS (REPUBLIC)
Essential listening for anyone who ever heard something in Zeppelin I to III.
SWEATER CURSE – CAN’T SEE YOU ANYMORE (INDEPENDENT)
Listening to Snail Mail’s Lush ad infinitum has this writer thinking there’s more than enough room in Australian music for a band of similar ilk. Brisbane’s Sweater Curse more than fit the bill. In fact, they’ve woven into the guitar haze of a new single ‘Can’t See You Anymore’…
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – HAIR CUTTER (DOMINO)
Dense ambience par none.
GOOBY JIM AND THE GOOBS – OH LOVE (ORANGE PLANET)
Gentle psych excursions from Brisbane’s Gooby Jim. Maybe even a little Pavement, but let’s not think linger it too long because the group have collected ‘Oh Love’ and a number of other highly listenable tracks into new record Roundhouse. You can and should stream here.
LALA LALA – DESTROYER (SUB POP/HARDLY ART)
Music born of intense times, ‘Destroyer’ forms part of post traumatic cycle of songs from Chicago’s Lillie West. Her music bristles with a lingering intensity.
EMILY JANE - YESTERDAY’S COFFEE (INDEPENDENT)
This artist gives it everything she has when she sings.
Words by Riley Fitzgerald