NEW RELEASESSSSSSS, yeah as per usual there's many goodies and we've compiled a nice list of 8 for you, including new material from the legends The Ruminaters, Mesa Cosa and local boys The Ruiins.
THE RUMINATERS - 'PSYHOPATHIC BRAIN EXPLOSION' (The Sunball Machine)
After a huge 2016 with 25+ dates in Europe and the UK, smashing BIGSOUND and the success of their single ‘Bad Bad Things’ The Ruminaters are showing no signs of slowing down announcing a string of tour dates and releasing their sophomore EP ‘I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them”.
‘I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them’ was two years in the making with the band recording in several studios around the world including thelegendary RAK Studios. London’s RAK studios has previously been home to David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and The Arctic Monkeys just to name a few.
Good friend and producer Rob Brinkmann (Royal Blood, Pixies) was given the top task of steering the chaotic, unruly Ruminaters ship during the sessions and the proof is in the pudding.
MESA COSA - 'STONE BONE' (Off The Hip)
Not many bands can say they’ve played with Mac DeMarco, The Melvins and The Mummies, or that they’ve been invited to play Camp A Low Hum, Chopped Festival or NYE on The Hill twice, or even a love themed festival in Taiwan, but then again, not many bands are Mesa Cosa.
Having just returned from the studio with Nao Anzai, today, Mesa Cosa deliver a punk-rock juggernaut in the form of “Stone Bone”. Mixed by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard), "Stone Bone" oozes with flying saucer fuzz guitar, a pummelling rhythm section and snarling vocals, it's a track about "when things go so wrong you just have to accept them and go with it, you're 'Stone Boned'; it's like when you’re so late for work that you just accept it and take even longer cause you're boned anyway. We're screwed, let's celebrate!" says Alvarado.
PLANET - 'CAN'T CONNECT' (Independent)
Hailing from the inner west of Sydney’s thriving music scene is newcomers PLANET who today are stoked to reveal their new single titled ‘Can’t Connect’, which premiered today via The Music. The band will also be touring with Australian indie rock stalwarts British India across October and November, followed by festival appearances at Festival Of The Sun and Lost Paradise Festival. The single ‘Can’t Connect’ was recorded earlier this year with vocalist Matty Took engineering the track in his home studio and was mixed by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, Little Bastard, The Vines) at Studios 301.
BEC SANDRIDGE - 'HIGH TIDE' (Farmer & The Owl)
She’s met 2016 with two new singles, new label and a spontaneity and drive. The new tracks shows off Bec’s deep and commanding vocals, a defining feature of her sound; “it’s more disco pop/punk. I thought it would be cool to create something with interesting lyrics and a cool emotive that people can boogie to. It’s good to have an emotional boogie”.
With the alignment of her new musical flavour and team, Bec is about to hit the ground running with a national tour supporting Cub Sport, a string of summer festival appearances and spot on the freshly announced Zoo Twilight series with The Rubens.
PEKING DUK - 'STRANGER' FEAT ELLIPHANT' (Sony Music)
Produced by Peking Duk and written in conjunction Swedish artist Elliphant, ‘Stranger’ follows the success of 3 x Platinum hit singles ‘High’ feat. Nicole Millar and ‘Take Me Over’, as well as their recent Gold accredited hit, ‘Say My Name’. Canberra bred Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles of Peking Duk have captivated fans across Australia and the world with their distinct flavour of indie electronica and electrifying live sets since 2014.
The ARIA Award winning artists have been non-stop on the touring-circuit for the last few years hitting every corner of the globe from Australia to North America to Europe and even Asia. Multiple North American tours have seen the duo perform at Coachella, Lollapolooza and Squamish in Canada whilst also gracing the stages of Splendour In The Grass, Field Day, Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Falls Festival and Groovin’ The Moo at home.
LANDINGS - 'START AGAIN' (Independent)
Following the runaway success of their debut single 'My Bones', Brisbane trio Landings return with an equally confident track in 'Start Again', launching this weekend at Black Bear Lodge.
Iridescent, polished and with an emotional honesty that eludes many others their age, 'Start Again' is the offering of a band with boundless zeal and piercing insight. Deftly fusing the strength of pop with alternative sensibilities and a driving groove, the song was penned during a visit with acclaimed producer Jean-Paul Fung (Bluejuice, Client Liaison).
Landings certainly know how to make an entrance. Off the back of debut single 'My Bones', which gained airplay on triple j and online acclaim, the self-professed purveyours of "sad dance music" played a string of impressive supports for the likes of Last Dinosaurs and Gypsy & the Cat.
THE RUIINS - 'OPEN UP YOUR SOUL' (Independent)
There is no end in sight for The Ruiins as the quirky pair prepare to release their new single 'Open Up Your Soul'! Recorded in combination with Jordan Power (Dope Lemon, Angus Stone, Skeggs) and Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Boy & Bear) at the production helm, the track delivers a fast-paced riff and drum combo heightened with captivating edgy lyrics and a punchy pop hook laden chorus, which has you singing along from the first listen.
TIMOTHY NELSON - 'WE NEVER CHANGE' (Independent)
Over the past decade, Timothy Nelson has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters. His career has twisted and turned, both in style and in subject, from fronting Timothy Nelson & The Infidels and High Horse, earning multiple WAMI’s, to moonlighting in The Kill Devils Hills – it is solo, where Nelson’s always been driven to go. The journey ends with lead single “We Never Change”, featuring the vocals of Lucy Peach, it’s both reflective and optimistic. Timothy Nelson’s debut solo LP plays out in the same way, a reflection of his musical and personal past, but with its eyes solely on the future.