New Music for your ears, JOY, Moses Gunn Collective, Mosquito Coast & More
JOY - LIKE HOME (Sony)
‘Like Home’ is the latest track from Brisbane producer JOY. The track was co-produced by Take A Daytrip, (David Biral and Denzel Baptiste) a New York based production duo whose credits include Raury ‘Home’. The single follows her 2015 Ode EP which landed #1 on the iTunes electronic charts, spurred Hype Machine topping single ‘About Us’ and prompted a sold-out national tour. JOY. spent the past two months writing, producing and recording tracks in LA and returned home to perform on the Curveball stage as part of Vivid Sydney Recently announced on Listen Out 2016 lineup.
MOSQUITO COAST - LET'S BE FRIENDS (Independent)
After taking out the title of triple j’s Unearthed High in 2015 and placing #101 in the Hottest 100 with their ethereal single “Call My Name”, WA’s Mosquito Coast have recently been tucked away, writing and recording new tunes and creating a compelling live set.
“Let’s Be Friends”, their latest warm and hazy pop single which premiered on triple j Breakfast earlier today, demonstrates how the duo have been developing their sound since being discovered less than a year ago. This dreamy tune was written in early 2016 and was influenced by the likes of Conan Mockasin, Todd Rundgren and Blood Orange.
A string of dates will showcase the new single including Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and Fremantle. They’ve also been announced on the BIGSOUND 2016 line up, and will showcase songs from the new EP in front of peers and industry alike
HARTS - POWER (Dew Process)
Prepare yourself for the avalanche of funk, rock and psychedelia that is the massive new single from Harts –‘Power’. With a strutting bass line, velvety vocals and thunderous guitar riffs, the three-and-a-half minute epic sounds like it was written and recorded with the sole intention of being blasted from stadium speakers. Harts – the brainchild of musical polymath Darren Hart – has already had a huge year following the release of his latest single ‘Peculiar’. In Australia, his outstanding live reputation is already cemented, having wowed the audiences of Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and Falls Festival to name just a few, and he’s set to return to the stage at Splendour later this month, as well as play the esteemed Splendour Official Pre Partyin Byron on July 21, alongside the likes of The Avalanches, The Kills, Methyl Ethel and Kilo (DJ set).n regular rotation since its release in March.
THE LAURELS - REENTRY (Rice Is The Nice)
It’s been four years since The Laurels released their critically acclaimed debut album Plains and finally the follow up record Sonicology is upon us and set to blow our minds. The relentless touring that followed the release of Plains saw the band pushing the limits of what they could achieve as a live band and yearning for a new approach in the studio. After being dissatisfied at always being lumped in with one genre of music, The Laurels decided to steer in the direction of samplers, beats and synths, taking inspiration from golden age hip hop and classic albums from GZA, Nas and Gang Starr that they had grown fond of whilst touring. More info in the bio below! If you’re not at Splendour and in Sydney this weekend you can catch The Laurels supporting Mark Lanegan at The Factory this Saturday July 23rd.
ALUNA GEORGE - MEAN WHAT I MEAN FEAT. LEIKELI 47 & DREEZY (Universal Music)
The Flume-produced “I Remember,” and “My Blood,” featuring Zhu. “Mean What I Mean” premiered yesterday on Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio One in the UK. Written and recorded in focused bursts of creativity in LA and London, the album sees them confidently maintain their unique sonic palette while pushing forward into bolder territories, channeling personal experience into a delicious mélange of pop styles. “We were going for that holy grail of songwriting,” says Aluna. “It was an attitude of 'let's see what else we can do',” adds George.
At the same time, it marks an opening of their creative process to new inputs and influences, as exemplified in its diverse list of collaborators. Aluna says, “It started to feel a bit like we had all these friends in music that we liked hanging out with but we haven't shared AlunaGeorge with anyone else, and at some point we were like 'why not?' Let's open it up a bit more. We wanted to let people in a bit more now that we're more confident in our sound”. AlunaGeorge, which is singer/lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid, are currently on the road for their“I’m In Control” Tour, which includes a headlining show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, plus several festival dates (Promowest, Forecastle, Lollapalooza, Panorama, Life Is Beautiful and more) before wrapping up on August 3rd in Seattle. The band will then join Sia on her Nostalgic For The Present arena tour, which kicks off on September 29th
JAGWAR MA - O B 1 (Future Classic)
O B 1' is the first taste of the group's second album, Every Now & Then, set for release this October via Future Classic. The single encapsulates the band at their most entrancing and anthemic - a wig out of oscillating acid basslines, ricocheting dub-fused guitars and heady pop psychedelia bathed in strobe-lit sonics. The track was produced by Jono Ma with bandmate Gab Winterfield across the lyrics. Long term studio collaborator DJ Ewan Pearson was on mixing duties, Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa stepped in on the drums and production wizard James Ford completed the team. Ma also cut together the accompanying video for 'O B 1', which premiered on Pitchfork overnight. The video gives viewers an insight into the journey Jagwar Ma have been on over the past few years, capturing key moments such as global studio sessions and appearances at Coachella, Summersonic and Glastonbury.
MONTAIGNE - BECAUSE I LOVE YOU ( Sony Music Australia)
Montaigne (born Jessica Cerro 20 years ago) is rolling out the welcome mat to her debut album
Glorious Heights with the vibrant new single ‘Because I Love You’. You may already know Montaigne from her attention-seizing guest spot on Hilltop Hoods 2 x Platinum-selling, #2-charting hit ‘1955’. Or have seen her in the video for the song or caught her performing it with Adelaide's finest on their sold-out arena tour earlier this year. Montaigne’s unmistakable voice has a way of sticking with you in the same way Florence Welch’s does. She is unique and expressive on a deeply personal level, but her influences range from 80s synth pop to Halsey and Sia.Montaigne will be taking the stage at Splendour in the Grass for the first time this year, before touring nationally through September and October in support of her new single and album.
CLN - MIST (Mammal Sounds)
Australian beat maker cln gives us the next taste of his upcoming ep with new single ‘Mist’, as well as announcing his debut North American tour ‘Mist’ was written and recorded in Callan Alexander’s (aka cln) make-shift home studio in Brisbane. He tends to have a pretty hands -on approach to everything he does from the production all the way through to the mixing and mastering. He even makes all of the synth sounds from scratch–no presets. Vibing on the likes of Flying Lotus, Odesza and SBTRKT, cln warps and weaves his way through multiple layers of engaging synth, driving beats and somber vocal melodies, as he takes us on another captivating adventure into his world of lush electronic sounds.“The lyrical content in ‘Mist’ doesn’t have any specific meaning, however I was trying channel the feels I get from waking up in a freezing cold tent, then heading out to climb a mountain or something. I think it’s one of the best feelings in the world“ -cln
MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE - DREAM GIRLS (Independent)
Moses Gunn have just released Dream Girls, this track see's the band evolving their sound and incorporating 80s synth lines. The band will be touring the east coast throughout August with fellow Brisbane band Mid Ayr.
Frontman Aidan Moore, said of the track “With our first album ‘Mercy Mountain’, we were trying to make the music as beautiful and epic as possible. Our aim on the follow-up album has shifted. We have created a dark and brooding world full of 80's synth lines and heavy throbbing disco. The sound is tighter, weirder and, we think, more fun”.