Happy Tuesday, this week was jam packed with goodies so wrap your ears, eyes etc around this sweet list of 8 brand new tracks.... New material from Deep Sea Arcade, Polish Club, Bleach Girls and heaps more..
POLISH CLUB - 'BEAT UP' (Island Records)
Right off the bat of touring with Northeast Party House, Polish Club have today released a new single Beat Up and announced a string of dates for their first ever headline tour Beat Up.This is the first taste of what’s to come from Polish Club’s forthcoming album (early 2017) which will be released on their label Double Double through Island Records Australia.
Those acquainted with Novak (guitar/vocal) and John-Henry’s (drums) six-track EP of late 2015 and its three singles Able, Did Somebody Tell Me and Beeping will know this: you only need to hear it once to need it bad. It's been that way for nearly two years, since Novak first slammed his six wiry strings and magnificently sand-blasted vocal cords into the maelstrom of John-Henry furious punk-reared drumming.
BLEACH GIRLS - 'LIKE YOU' (Independent)
Recorded at Blind Boy Studios, Gold Coast, ‘Like You’ takes cues from the group’s staple influences Best Coast, Alvvays and FIDLAR. The track melds bratty surf-rock with angsty lo-fi punk; yet still managing to retain well refined pop-sensibilities, sure to ensue many rowdy late night sing-a-longs.
Whilst ‘Like You’ is their debut release, the band have long been playing live shows up and down the Australian East Coast and in Bali, performing at house parties and supporting the likes of Dune Rats, The Coathangers (USA) and touring nationally with iconic surf-rock group, Goons of Doom.
In the true spirit of their hard work ethic approach to touring, the dainty duo will set off on 13 dates performing in Bali, Indonesia and NSW, VIC and QLD, Australia.
DEEP SEA ARCADE - 'LEARNING TO FLY' (Chugg Music)
Deep Sea Arcade have announced their highly anticipated return with ‘Learning To Fly’ – the lead single from their sophomore album (due early 2017) and the first taste of new music in over four years since their 2012 debut album, Outlands. The band are set to celebrate the release by returning to venues across the country on The Learning To Fly Tour in December, with a run of intimate shows confirmed in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The track melds the psychedelia-influenced sound of Deep Sea Arcade’s debut record with newer electronic influences from the band’s time spent touring, recording and living throughout the UK and Europe since the release of Outlands.
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS - 'IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED' (EMI Music Australia)
The Last Shadow Puppets will release ‘The Dream Synopsis’ EP on Friday 2nd of December 2016. The EP was recorded live in one day at Future-Past Studios, Hudson NY and features new versions of album favourites ‘Aviation’ and ‘The Dream Synopsis’ alongside a selection of cover versions, first heard live during The Last Shadow Puppets’ summer touring.
Watch their cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’, directed by Focus Creeps
DUSTIN TEBBUTT - 'GIVE ME TONIGHT' (Eleven Music)
Earlier this year, Dustin Tebbutt's debut album First Light debuted in the top 15 of the ARIA charts, and the album's title track has now amassed over 1 million streams since its release. The First Light Album Tour saw Dustin sell out multiple dates in Sydney and Melbourne, and play his first regional shows across the country.
Dustin Tebbutt is currently supporting Bernard Fanning on his national tour, see below for details.
A few words from Dustin Tebbutt:
Give Me Tonight
This track is a pretty intimate one, and looks at the beauty, fragility, and honesty that can exist when you've got that 'real connection' with someone. I co-wrote it with David Le'aupepe from Gang Of Youths. We sat down, and pretty much straight away he came up with those magic piano chords. It came together pretty quickly from there.
LAUREL - 'HURRICANE' (Inertia)
“Find what you love and let it kill you,” read’s British singer Laurel’s Instagram bio, and while she's been pursuing her passion, thankfully, she's still kicking. What that means for us is new music from an artist we've long been a fan of. The video for "Hurricane," uses a stop-motion technique that mirrors the singers state of mind while recording the track: "My EP seems to have accidentally shaped somewhat of a story that has happened in my life recently—even the track listing pans everything out from the start to the end.
“Hurricane” was somewhere near the start of this, where things started to get a little messed up, but, under the influence of love, you still thought everything was beautiful. In that young angst mindset we often get ourselves in believing the torment is half of the loving. Not to say it’s not a happy song though, there’s some beauty in knowing that some people will always find their way back to one another."
THE JAPANESE HOUSE - 'FACE LIKE THUNDER' (Dirty Hit)
The Japanese House has recently returned with new single ‘Face Like Thunder’, the first track from her forthcoming third EP Swim Against the Tide, released 11 November through Dirty Hit. Premiering on Annie Mac's Radio 1, 'Face Like Thunder' is at once poignantly sad and contemplative, all the while The Japanese House's production is at its most sunlit.
The Japanese House is the captivating moniker of 21-year-old Amber Bain. Over the past 18 months she has emerged as one of the UK’s most promising artists, following the release of her two acclaimed EPs (Pools To Bathe In and Clean), which showcased her ability to create brooding, melancholic electronica that pushes the parameters of alt-pop.
In November she will return with Swim Against the Tide, which builds upon the sonic foundations laid so far by Amber, taking her distinctive sound to new heights and reaffirming her place as one of 2016’s breakthrough artists.
PEPA KNIGHT - 'COMPANY' (Independent)
After taking some time out to close the final chapter of Jinja Safari’s journey, NSW Central Coast-based musician and songwriter Pepa Knight has returned under his solo moniker with new single‘Company’ – recorded and produced by the artist himself.
Knight explains the creative process behind ‘Company’ and the exciting future of his independent project –
“This tune actually came about from a 6-year long collaboration with a good friend of mine and genius songwriter Stephen Engstrom (AKA Stezrat). He originally sent me the idea back in 2010 and it only finally came together earlier this year while I was in-between mixing the final Jinja Safari album.