It's a new week which means new tunes which means we gotta whole new list for ya including Father John Misty, Cold War Kids and Kingswood.
FATHER JOHN MISTY - 'BALLAD OF A DYING MAN' (Sub Pop)
Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is the gorgeous new single and standout from Pure Comedy, his forthcoming third album, out 7 April on Sub Pop via Inertia Music. “Ballad of the Dying Man” follows the release of “Pure Comedy”, the prescient title track released late last month, a surreal, 30-minute film about the making of the album, and the thought provoking “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” earlier this week.
COLD WAR KIDS - 'LOVE IS MYSTICAL' (Emi Music)
Cold War Kids have a big year ahead, with a new album on the way this Autumn! The acclaimed indie-rock band will release their brand new single “Love Is Mystical” on Feb 3. They’ve already been testing it out in the US on a run of shows late last year + have announced a new batch of US tour dates with indie-pals Middle Kids supporting
The band have previously been an Aussie live favourite – having sold out shows across the country under their belt plus have played Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Bluesfest & more. Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon. Formed in 2001 in Long Beach, CA, now signed to Capitol/EMI Music Australia.
BLONDIE - 'FUN' (Liberator Music)
Blondie lights up 2017 with the release of ‘Fun’, the new single taken from their 11th studio album Pollinator through Liberator Music / BMG on May 5th. Pollinator is an incredible new record and a modern take on the classic, vintage sound of one of the world’s most influential and legendary bands.
‘Fun’ was co-written by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, who himself is a descendent of Blondie’s New York post-punk legacy. With Debbye Harry and the band sounding better than ever, ‘Fun’ plays like the best party ever thrown, and captures that unique combination of their enviable cool and sheer melodic joy.
AIRLING - 'NOT A FIGHTER' (Pieater)
Airling today releases a brand new single, ‘Not A Fighter’. The track captures Shepherd at her best; spirited and playful in its pace and sound and earnest in its vocal delivery and lyricism. 'Not A Fighter’ follows ‘Move Me’ which was released in 2016 and is the second single taken off her forthcoming debut album, Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream out via Pieater on April 28. Produced by Tom Iansek and featuring collaborations with long-time friends Emma Louise, Fractures and Tom Iansek, Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream is the culmination of a lifetime of stories and two years of hard work from the Brisbane-based artist.
THE TREEHOUSE CHILDREN - 'WOO' (Independent)
The Treehouse Children are excited to share the latest taste from their forthcoming EP, Please, with new single ‘Woo’. This most recent offering from the Newcastle outfit will have you whistling its undeniably catchy melody and cranking this bouncing, pop-rock rollick.
Their latest national tour, saw the band play some of their most successful headline shows to date. Some say it’s their tight live show and polished sound, others say it’s their boyish good looks and cat-like reflexes, whatever it may be, The Treehouse Children have shown that they are a band to watch amongst Australia’s independent music scene.
LONDON GRAMMAR - 'BIG PICTURE' (Dew Process)
Brit Award-nominated three-piece London Grammar, today release new single and video, Big Picture, the song is the first official single from their yet-to-be-announced forthcoming second LP to be released in 2017 via Dew Process / UMA.
Produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote), this immense, sweeping soundscape is the second track to be heard from London Grammar this year
The band (Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman) worked with renowned video director Sophie Muller (Coldplay, Beyonce) to create a widescreen visual concept, vivid enough to reflect the track itself. The result, a video unlike anything we’ve seen from the band before. Big Picture follows on from the epic, Rooting For You which the trio dropped unexpectedly on New Year’s Day along with a performance video. Hannah Reid’s unmistakable, soaring vocals, the real star of this track.
KYLE LIONHEART - 'CALL BACK HOME' (Ivy League Records)
Honing his craft and building an organic audience by busking on the beaches of his home town of Byron Bay since 2012, Kyle makes his Ivy League Records debut with the stunning new single ‘Call Back Home’. Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy), the song is a soaring indie-soul meets folk ballad about self-reflection.“It’s about avoiding that darker side of yourself, the side of ourselves that we consistently distract and sedate only for it to explode at the worst possible moments”
KINGSWOOD - 'GOLDEN' (Dew Process)
‘Golden’, is a seductive, slow jam, which again highlights the unexpected and subtler nuances about what lies beneath KINGSWOOD’s rock n’ roll swagger. The band’s guitarist and songwriter, Alex Laska, says the song is inspired by the intense sensations triggered by the spark of human connection. “Golden is a reflection on the weird split between euphoria / isolation that I’ve often felt after having really connected with someone, particularly romantically, in those early stages, you’re vibing high off the experience but only you and perhaps the other person can share it, sometimes only you…”