Hello, hey, how ya going we got the goods when it comes to New Releases for this week. Constant tracks coming in and we've created a nice little list of 8 for you. New material from Pop Cult, Yes Sir Noceur, Lastlings, Ivan Ooze and moreee.
POP CULT - SUNDAY MOURNING (We Are Golden)
The band that has already earned a reputation for crafting stomping sing-alongs in the same vein as Primal Scream and The Dandy Warhols, this new cut embraces a nostalgic, 90’s style fuzzed out, pop guitars and dreamy vocals with a catchy as hell chorus. In less than 12 months together, they've released two singles including a wonderfully madcap, gospel inspired video for ‘Feels Right’ - garnering generous radio play and won triple j's Big Pineapple Unearthed competition.
They've toured the east-coast of Australia with Stonefield, just this month opened at Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival (Peking Duk, Bad//Dreems, Client Liasion, Vera Blue) and are preparing to tackle upcoming support slots with internationals Bleached and scuzzy Portland rockers Guantanamo Baywatch.
YES SIR NOCEUR - 'TURN TO FIRE' - (Independent)
Featuring the enchanting, light vocal licks of fellow Gold Coast songstress, Aquila Young, 'Turn To Fire' is a revelating spark in pace for the band. As the rolling drums and whirring guitars take flight, a journey of epic proportions takes form. Both Aquila Young's and lead singer Marc Cowie's vocals shine through and crescendos for an all-out psych explosion.
Refusing to be pigeonholed, Yes Sir Noceur casually flirt with genres to transcend the prevailing psychedelic sound of the moment. If Jim Morrison, Tame Impala and the Beach boys had a one night stand, Yes Sir Noceur would be their lovechild.
Presented as the first teaser from the yet-to-be-named sophomore EP, coming later this year, Yes Sir Noceur have pertinently recaptured their core psychedelic trends for what's to be a whirlwind future release.
LASTLINGS - 'TIME' (Yozlyn)
‘Time’ is a song about being caught up in negative moments, focusing on our own selfish needs and forgetting about the things that matter the most. The track was self-recorded at home and Loose Stones studios in their Gold Coast hometown. Mixed/mastered by ARIA award winning producer and engineer, Forrester Savell, ‘Time’ encapsulates the duo’s progressive electronica, with Josh Dowdle’s masterful and intelligent production paired with 16-year old Amy’s impressive vocal prowess beyond her years.
Bursting onto the scene in late 2015, the duo’s stellar debut EP Unreality, which includes standout singles ‘Wavelength’ and ‘Verona,’ alongside 2015 lead ‘Chills,’ has now cracked over 1.5 million Spotify streams, with a recent feature on Golden Vessel’s ‘Never Know.’ Having only debuted their live show this year at Beyond The Valley’s emerging talent showcase, the duo have gone on to appear at Vivid Sydney Presents: Purple Sneakers Tenth Birthday and handpicked as Brisbane and Sydney support for Glass Animals.
ROLLS BAYCE - 'INSIDE OUT' (Create/Control)
Fresh from their buzzworthy BIGSOUND showcase, Brisbane psych-soul trio Rolls Bayce flex their inimitable gift for blending the old and new on their latest single 'Inside Out', the first track from the band's forthcoming debut album.
Searing, direct and impossibly tight, 'Inside Out' is a sonic melting pot. There's a sense of familiarity that breaks to unexpected territory; this is a track that knows where it's come from, but is unashamedly exploratative. Galactic synths undulate over stirring guitar jabs, signalling a new era of maturation from Rolls Bayce.
With a Brisbane single launch show on November 10 at The Foundry just announced, and the trio's long-awaited debut full length effort looming large on the horizon, Rolls Bayce are stepping up to take their place as industry innovators and a live act to be reckoned with.
'Inside Out' is released on Friday September 23, and launches on Thursday November 10 at The Foundry, Brisbane.
SCREAMFEEDER - 'KAREN TRUST ME' (Independent)
You probably know the story by now. Melbourne’s punk rock powerhouse Poison City Records coaxed Brisbane indie mainstays. Screamfeeder back into the nation’s consciousness in 2014 and 2015 by re-releasing their first five classic albums on vinyl.
The band then toured and realised that this was something they needed to be doing on a more permanent basis, and decided to write some new tunes for the hell of it. Late 2015 saw the release of the band’s first new song in 10 years, Alone In A Crowd, an instantly recognisable Kellie-led pop gem, complete with the band’s trademark twists and turns, tight-as arrangement and killer hooks.
Karen Trust Me, a Tim song about that kid at school who got out of trouble by pretending to pass out, and all the girls thought he was kinda weird and cool. Echoes of the band’s 1996 classic Static can be heard in the melodies and parts of this killer new song.
IVAN OOZE - 'BILLS FT GHOSTFACE KILLAH' (Independent)
Ooze and his crew bought a live performance to the stage that rivaled the legends themselves which in turn garnered him public praise from the Clan. After fostering a solid relationship with Ghostface Killah over the course of the tour, the obvious evolution was for the two to do a track together...cue the new track 'Bills' - the lead single from Ivan's highly anticipated EP.
The summer anthem with the signature Ivan Ooze fire is also a tale of hard work and sacrifice to which he is no stranger. The catchy Mad Bliss beat carries Ivan's spitfire lyrics with Ghost entering stage right towards the end of the track, bringing that old school energy.
To celebrate, Ivan and his crew will embark on a 7 date national tour that includes Sydney's The Plotfestival. In toe for the tour will be experimental hip hop artist Lyall Moloney.
THE AVALANCHES - 'BECAUSE I'M ME' (EMI/MODULAR)
‘Because I’m Me’, the third single from ‘Wildflower’ comes just as the band announce their first live headline shows in over 15 years. Following on from ‘Frankie Sinatra’ and ‘Subways’, ‘Because I’m Me’ features vocals of ‘Camp Lo’ - who the band are long time fans of.
The finished record features an inimitable list of collaborators – modern day mavericks - that includes Camp Lo, Danny Brown, MF DOOM, Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev), Toro y Moi, Jonti, Biz Markie, A.Dd+ , Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux), Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, the Bad Seeds), Father John Misty, psych-poet David Berman, orchestrator Jean Michel-Bernard (The Science of Sleep) and long time live accomplice James Dela Cruz.
· Tour dates for summer touring below
· Fri 30-Dec FALLS, Marion Bay, TAS
· Sat 31-Dec FALLS, Lorne, VIC
· Sun 01-Jan FALLS, Byron, NSW
· Tue 03-Jan Melbourne Town Hall, MELB
· Thur 05-Jan Enmore Theatre, SYD
· Fri 06-Jan Thebarton Theatre, ADE
· Sun 08-Jan FALLS, Fremantle, PER
BLOC PARTY - 'STUNT QUEEN' (Create/Control)
‘Stunt Queen’ is Bloc Party’s first new material since the release of their fifth album ‘HYMNS’ at the start of this year, and their first song to be written and recorded by the line-up of Kele Okereke (vocals, guitar),Russell Lissack (guitar), Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums). The track was produced byBarclaycard Mercury Prize & Brit Award winning record producer, mixer Charlie Andrew (alt-j). The song is available to stream and download now via Create/Control.
“Stunt Queen has its genesis in an idea that dates back to the Australian tour we did at the start of 2016,” saysOkereke. “It was an idea that we worked on at sound checks and was one of the first ideas to come along after Justin and Louise joined the band. Playing the Hollywood Bowl feels like a significant milestone for the band and we wanted to mark it with a new release. We’re excited to be playing our biggest ever headline gig in the US and releasing new material in the same week.”