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04 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (5/10/17)


Photo by Bodhi Bailey


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Tambo’s House, Godtet, Kirkis, Christopher Port, Sampa The Great, Sloan Peterson, Carla dal Forno, Department., The Vacant Smiles, Kllo, H.eund, Jah Loon, Subjoi, Jack Grace, Crocodylus and this week’s best new track by Winston Surfshirt.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Crocodylus – ‘Sweaty Already’ | Uploaded: September 29th

39. Jack Grace – ‘BE4UGO’ | Uploaded: September 29th

38. Subjoi – Flashing Lights EP | Uploaded: October 2nd

37. Jah Loon – ‘Dandelion’ | Uploaded: September 23rd

36. H.eund – ‘Change’ | Uploaded: September 29th

35. Kllo – ‘Dissolve’ | Uploaded: October 2nd

34. The Vacant Smiles – ‘Messin’ Around’ | Uploaded: October 2nd

33. Department. – ‘If’ | Uploaded: October 3rd

32. Carla dal Forno – ‘The Garden’ | Uploaded: September 7th

31. Sloan Peterson – ‘Ride’ | Uploaded: September 22nd

30. No Sister – ‘Romantic Notion’ | Uploaded: September 25th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Sampa The Great – ‘Rhymes To The East’ | Uploaded: October 3rd

28. Escape Artist – ‘Mirror Phase’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Bandcamp

27. Billy Davis ft. Jace XL – ‘Postcards’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

26. Furious Frank Ft. Mic Mills – ‘Magic Mountain’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Christopher Port – ‘Nobody Chose You’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Good Boy – ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Kllo – ‘Nylon’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Christopher Port – ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ | Uploaded: September 29th

21. Kirkis – ‘Vivian’ | Uploaded: October 2nd

20. Tourist Kid – ‘Under Armour Suite’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Habits – ‘Shame / Desire’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

18. No Sister – ‘Overpass’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

17. No Mono – ‘Butterflies’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

16. E.Davd – ‘Ultimate Relaxation’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with Bandcamp

15. Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – ‘Continental Breakfast’ | Uploaded: September 26th | Open with YouTube

14. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club – ‘Tezeta’ | Uploaded: August 17th | Open with YouTube

13. SHOUSE – ‘The Answer’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Demon Days – ‘Killer Bees’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Godtet – ‘Take Off’ | Uploaded: October 2nd

10. Beaches – ‘Walk Around’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with Spotify

9. Milk Teddy – ‘Gothic Skyline’ | Uploaded: September 24th | Open with YouTube

8. Beaches – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

7. Tambo’s House – ‘Ricochet’ | Uploaded: September 26th

6. Winston Surfshirt – ‘Cast In Stone’ | Uploaded: September 29th

5. Kirkis – ‘Miracle’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Jen Cloher – ‘Waiting In The Wings’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Spotify

3. Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – ‘Over Everything’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with YouTube

2. Julia Jacklin – ‘Cold Caller’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Emma Russack — ‘All My Dreaming’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with Spotify


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28 Sep Trading Tunes with Good Boy


The Brisbane band Good Boy caught our attention last year with the infectious track ‘Poverty Line‘ and it’s rushing guitar lines and down-your-throat vocals about not wanting to work a normal job. That could come across as lazy, but these three gentlemen clearly have some serious work ethic if they’re capable of producing music this tight. Good Boy proved this year with ‘Braap‘ that they might be the modern old-Grinspoon; less nu-grunge, more dolewave. While that might not sound like much of a compliment, bands that give you head[-]shaking energy, while not making you feel like a 15 year old brat again, have value in today’s current music market.

If you’re curious to see if the enigmatic recordings translate to a live setting, Good Boy are supporting The Orwells at The Gasometer along with Press Club tonight (28th of September). This is part of the monthly Red Bull Sound Select events.

To get you pumped about their show, Good Boy have sent us five songs that they listen to before playing. If there’s free Red Bulls, your heart may explode.

Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’

“I only started listening to this band about 6 months ago but I haven’t stopped since. The guitars in the introduction are enough to get me hyped for a gig. I also listen to this song whenever I’m at an airport. I don’t really know why at airports specifically.”

Death Grips – ‘I’ve Seen Footage’

“I think Charles from Flowertruck gave me this one. This introduction of this song triggers me as soon as I hear it.”

Trust Punks – ‘Good Luck With That’

“Rian got me on to this band and I’m gonna take this opportunity to thank him for that. Cheers mate. This song fucking rules. Listen to it once and you’ll find yourself going back for more.”

Title Fight – ‘Chlorine’

“Another band that Rian got me onto. Thanks again man. Just listen to the guitar riff and you’ll know why this songs gets me goin’.”

High Tension – ‘Bully’

“Another band that I’ve recently started listening to. This song (and the video clip) is bad to the bone. Listen to this track before a show and you’ll be rarin’ to go.”


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28 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (28/9/17)


Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Courtney Barnett, E.Davd, No Sister, Morgan Wright, Montero , Hector Gachan, Swim Team and this week’s best new track by Milk Teddy.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Swim Team – ‘Positively Hopeless’ | Uploaded: September 25th

39. Hector Gachan – ‘Untitled ’91’ | Uploaded: September 22nd

38. ORB – ‘A Man In The Sand’ | Uploaded: September 3rd | Open with YouTube

37. HTMLflowers ft. Banoffee – ‘Chrome Halo’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with YouTube

36. Body Type – ‘Silver’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Hachiku – ‘Zombie Slayer’ | Uploaded: September 13th | Open with YouTube

34. The Goods – ‘Glow’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Montero – ‘Vibrations’ | Uploaded: September 20th

32. Morgan Wright – ‘Liquid Sword’ | Uploaded: September 26th

31. Principal – ‘His Knife Collection (Visualiser)’ | Uploaded: August 13th | Open with YouTube

30. Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with SoundCloud

29. River Yarra – ‘Electric Monday [Ville Nouvelle]’ | Uploaded: August 25th | Open with SoundCloud

28. ORB – ‘You Are Right’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

27. Tambo’s House – ‘Jhe Gu Jye’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

26. No Sister – ‘Romantic Notion’ | Uploaded: September 25th

25. Michael Beach – ‘A Vision Of Modern Love’ | Uploaded: August 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

24. Escape Artist – ‘Mirror Phase’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Bandcamp

23. Billy Davis ft. Jace XL – ‘Postcards’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

22. Furious Frank Ft. Mic Mills – ‘Magic Mountain’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Christopher Port – ‘Nobody Chose You’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Good Boy – ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Kllo – ‘Nylon’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tourist Kid – ‘Under Armour Suite’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Habits – ‘Shame / Desire’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

16. No Sister – ‘Overpass’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

15. No Mono – ‘Butterflies’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

14. E.Davd – ‘Ultimate Relaxation’ | Uploaded: September 15th

13. Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – ‘Continental Breakfast’ | Uploaded: September 26th

12. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club – ‘Tezeta’ | Uploaded: August 17th | Open with YouTube

11. SHOUSE – ‘The Answer’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Demon Days – ‘Killer Bees’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Beaches – ‘Walk Around’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with Spotify

8. Kirkis – ‘Finally’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with YouTube

7. Milk Teddy – ‘Gothic Skyline’ | Uploaded: September 24th

6. Beaches – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

5. Kirkis – ‘Miracle’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Jen Cloher – ‘Waiting In The Wings’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Spotify

3. Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – ‘Over Everything’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with YouTube

2. Julia Jacklin – ‘Cold Caller’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Emma Russack — ‘All My Dreaming’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with Spotify


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26 Sep Trading Tunes with The Stevens


Back in July, the Melbourne band The Stevens dropped probably my favourite Australian album of the year, just ahead of the RVG and Tornado Wallace releases.

Good is sprawled out brilliantly over 18 relatively short tracks, all sparking in different directions whilst remaining true to the identifiable sound of the band. The album’s lack of prominent formula and predictability make the replay experience feel as erratic as a Rick and Morty episode. The radio friendly songs with immediate hooks — ‘Chancer‘, ‘Cruise‘, ‘Pulling All The Facts Together‘, ‘Keep Me Occupied‘, ‘I Know (Charles and Jerry)‘ and ‘Thirsty Eye‘ — are spread out evenly, while the tracks in between keep you guessing as to what’s going to happen next. Basically, the album manages to feel like both the scattered friend who keeps life interesting and the friend you can always trust.

You can catch The Stevens album launch this Friday September 29th at The Tote with Possible Humans + Primo, but before the show you can listen to five tracks Gus Lord has sent us with the theme of “I Wish.”

The Beach Boys – ‘Wonderful’

“I’ve been going through an absurd love affair with the Beach Boys that has lasted the better part of a year and a half. I had always liked them, but recently something clicked. I feel like their records (pre Brian’s mental breakdown) have the tone of great home recordings, albeit with an absurd budget and the best recording technology available for the day. If you listen closely though you can hear coughs under organ solos and tape dropping out. The Smile Sessions plays like a big American pastoral from Plymouth Rock down to LA and is the sound of a band grappling with themselves and coming to terms with the fact that their saccharine vision of California was falling well out of synch with the turbulence of the times. I wish I knew Brian Wilson.”

Archie Sheep – ‘Things Have Gotta Change’

“Indeed they do. A squealing 16 minute incantation to rally against the trauma of the times. A sentiment that is still pertinent today, unfortunately. I wish things would change.”

Jimmy Campbell – ‘Another Vincent Van Gogh’

“This was the greatest punt record purchase i ever did make. Dug the cover and picked it up for a measly price and was totally blown away. It’s kinda dandy and very earnest. I don’t know much about him, but much like the protagonist of the song, his expression was lost in the glut of artists vying for space on the hit parade at the time. There are some beautiful word pictures painted in this song and throughout the whole album. I wish Jimmy Campbell had become famous – he deserves it.”

Jeanne Lee – ‘Your Ballad’

“I think this song is so captivating. It heaves and pulsates, and like most jazz from this period of time, it sounds like its wheels are about to fall off at any given moment — although I’m sure the musicians involved knew exactly what they were doing. I wish I could sing properly. “

Guided by Voices – ‘The Deeds of Fertile Jim’

Guided by Voices are the greatest. How do you write so many god damn hits? Even the songs that aren’t hits reveal themselves to be hits once you develop an ear for them. They burn through melodies and ideas and commit them to tape in such a haphazard alarming rate that you can only deduce they have a direct main to whatever great unconscious wellspring creativity comes from. This is a Tobin Sprout song. The melodies are triumphant. the arrangement is earnest. It’s Perfect! I wish Guided by Voices would tour outside of the United States.”


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26 Sep Trading Tunes with Habits


I was working with a sound technician the other day, who had seen Habits by accident at their show with Friendships in July at The Night Cat. He couldn’t stop raving about how immersive the show was, and even wanted to relive it via the footage we shot. It was all a reminder for me that Habits are amazingly still relatively unknown, even in Melbourne, among sound technicians, despite blowing minds every time they perform live.

Speaking of performing live, their single launch for ‘Shame/Desire‘ is on the 28th of September at The Curtin with Huntly and Sexistential Waterfall. ‘Shame/Desire’ was our track of the week last month, but don’t just take our word for it – listen and enjoy above. And below you can listen to Habits’ six ‘ultimate dev breakup songs’.

The Irrepressibles – ‘In This Shirt’

“This fucken song. Those strings when they climax is a goddamn punch in the heart. We stumbled across this when we were queer babies and the Anohni-esque vocals and tender orchestral arrangement have haunted us ever since. Simply describing wearing a shirt left behind by a lost love is such an effective vessel for exploring the deeper complexities of those feelings.”

Nils Bech – ‘A Sudden Sickness’

“This one captures the feeling of jealousy, insecurity and/or remorse of being the one who chose to end the relationship. The sudden hot, tingly uncomfortable feeling of being devastated. ‘I drink to get numb/to shut you out’ — literally name a more relatable lyric. To start a new beginning independently post break. We’ve been completely obsessed with this album, and finding a visibly queer Norwegian performance artist-cum-singer, since his album ‘Echo’ came out in late 2016 which is full of the different stages of breakups.”

Kwabs – ‘Perfect Ruin’

“‘Who said we had it all, ur hearts no longer lie’.
It’s a break up song in the wake of a relationship that was supposed to end. Kwabs captures that feeling where you know you’re wrong for each other but you still can’t help feeling sad about the situation and curious about how it could have gone.”

Rowland S Howard – ‘Shut Me Down’

“One of my (Mo’s) fave Rowland tracks, it had me from the first sad strum of the guitar and the repetitive pining ‘I miss you so much’. It has the defeated loneliness that you feel in the middle of the night, the song equivalent of that hurt in your heart and stomach. One of my favourite homegrown songwriters ever.”

Adam Tensta ft. Sibille Attar – ‘Let Me’

“This one forces you into reality. This track is about when you’re too raw to be rational. Maybe one day we’ll be friends but for now, don’t tell me about your new man and I won’t talk about myself either. That bassline itself is a ‘goodbye’ bassline.”

Jennifer Hudson / Dreamgirls – ‘Let Me’

“The ultimate. The everything. A desperate and hopeless plea for a lover to stay. An iconic drag queen number. Our favourite karaoke song. In this version Jennifer Hudson is a goddess and this performance gives us chills even after countless listens (and watches). Some people think musicals are bullshit and that’s their problem because this song is a healing and electric emotional tidal wave.”


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24 Sep Trading Tunes with Positively Positive Party


On the October 6th, local legend CC:DISCO is throwing (and playing at) an event called Club Coco (2017 Finale) at Banana : Peach AKA The Bottom End, with international big names Mark Grusane (Chicago) and John Gomez (UK). This event will also features local collectors Positively Positive Party who understand not only how to have a fantastic time, but be creative with the process. Expect to see this trio of musical minds behind PPP regularly this summer as the season warms up.

Positively Positive Party have sent us five Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tracks to shake an absolute leg to.

“One of the most powerful production teams ever formed, the red hot combined talents of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are responsible for some of the funkiest music ever laid down. From their unstoppable run of smash hits with Janet Jackson to their buttery smooth work with boogie king Alexander O’Neal, and their slamming New Jack Swing tracks with outfits like New Edition, these guys nailed it every time. With their signature swing and crafty synth work, Jam and Lewis were masters of the dancefloor heater. Everybody would know at least one Jam and Lewis jam whether they realise it or not, and there has yet to be a Positively Positive party thrown without at least one of their tracks making an appearance, so here are 5 of their spiciest tracks for your aural pleasure.”

Janet Jackson – ‘Nasty’

Sounds Of Blackness – ‘The Pressure Pt. 1’

New Edition – ‘Crucial’

Mint Condition – ‘Are You Free (10 Inch After Dinner Mint Mix)’

Alexander O’Neal – ‘What’s Missing’

 


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21 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (21/9/17)


Photo by Thom Mitchell


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Julia Jacklin, Courtney Barnett, Kirkis, Beaches, Demon Days, No Mono, Tourist Kid, Kllo, Furious Frank Ft. Mic Mills, Billy Davis ft. Jace XL, Tambo’s House, The Goods, Hachiku, HTMLflowers ft. Banoffee, ORB, Tam Vantage, Two Steps on the Water, Wireheads, Leisure Suite,DIET., Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra, Noire, Going Swimming, Maureen, Blanket, Rat & Co, JW Ridley, Principal, Rainbow Chan and this week’s best new track by Emma Russack.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. Rainbow Chan – ‘Let Me’ | Uploaded: September 5th

49. Principal – ‘Crime Don’t Pay’ | Uploaded: September 11th

48. JW Ridley — ‘Somewhere Else’ | Uploaded: September 1st

47. Rat & Co – ‘Rumble’ | Uploaded: September 7th

46. Blanket – ‘Six Speed’ | Uploaded: September 5th

45. Maureen – ‘Swimming’ | Uploaded: September 16th

44. Going Swimming — ‘Sunny Trude’ | Uploaded: September 1st

43. Noire – ‘He’s My Baby’ | Uploaded: September 5th

42. Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra – ‘Life in Circles’ | Uploaded: September 12th

41. DIET. — ‘Take Me’ | Uploaded: September 1st

40. Leisure Suite – ‘Winter’ | Uploaded: September 5th

39. Wireheads – ‘Wonderful Wizard’ | Uploaded: September 15th

38. Two Steps on the Water – ‘Hold Me’ | Uploaded: August 30th

37. Tam Vantage – ‘Show Me To The Sun’ | Uploaded: September 8th

36. Tram Cops – ‘Coming Up’ | Uploaded: August 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

35. Tre Samuels (prod. S I L E N T J A Y) – ‘Raspberry Wine’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Memories’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Think, Straight Talk’ | Uploaded: July 28th | Open with SoundCloud

32. ORB – ‘A Man In The Sand’ | Uploaded: September 3rd

31. HTMLflowers ft. Banoffee – ‘Chrome Halo’ | Uploaded: September 11th

30. Body Type – ‘Silver’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Hachiku – ‘Zombie Slayer’ | Uploaded: September 13th

28. The Goods – ‘Glow’ | Uploaded: September 15th

27. Principal – ‘His Knife Collection (Visualiser)’ | Uploaded: August 13th | Open with YouTube

26. Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with SoundCloud

25. River Yarra – ‘Electric Monday [Ville Nouvelle]’ | Uploaded: August 25th | Open with SoundCloud

24. ORB – ‘You Are Right’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

23. Tambo’s House – ‘Jhe Gu Jye’ | Uploaded: September 14th

22. Michael Beach – ‘A Vision Of Modern Love’ | Uploaded: August 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

21. Escape Artist – ‘Mirror Phase’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Bandcamp

20. Billy Davis ft. Jace XL – ‘Postcards’ | Uploaded: September 1st

19. Furious Frank Ft. Mic Mills – ‘Magic Mountain’ | Uploaded: September 7th

18. Christopher Port – ‘Nobody Chose You’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Good Boy – ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Kllo – ‘Nylon’ | Uploaded: September 7th

15. Tourist Kid – ‘Under Armour Suite’ | Uploaded: September 7th

14. Habits – ‘Shame / Desire’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

13. No Sister – ‘Overpass’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

12. No Mono – ‘Butterflies’ | Uploaded: September 18th

11. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club – ‘Tezeta’ | Uploaded: August 17th | Open with YouTube

10. SHOUSE – ‘The Answer’ | Uploaded: August 30th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Demon Days – ‘Killer Bees’ | Uploaded: September 7th

8. Beaches – ‘Walk Around’ | Uploaded: September 8th

7. Kirkis – ‘Finally’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with YouTube

6. Beaches – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

5. Kirkis – ‘Miracle’ | Uploaded: September 18th

4. Jen Cloher – ‘Waiting In The Wings’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Spotify

3. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – ‘Over Everything’ | Uploaded: August 30th

2. Julia Jacklin – ‘Cold Caller’ | Uploaded: September 14th

1. Emma Russack — ‘All My Dreaming’ | Uploaded: September 1st


 

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31 Aug Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (31/8/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from SHOUSE, River Yarra, Albrecht La’Brooy, Peter Bibby, S.M. Jenkins, Ethan Reed, Robert Muinos, NiceBiscuit, Notaeb, H.eund, Twelve Ballet and this week’s best new track by Beaches.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Twelve Ballet – ‘This City’ | Uploaded: August 28th

39. H.eund – ‘SIKSOL’ | Uploaded: August 29th

38. Notaeb – ‘SecondGuess’ | Uploaded: August 29th

37. NiceBiscuit – ‘In Space Today’ | Uploaded: August 30th

36. Robert Muinos – ‘Weeks At All’ | Uploaded: August 21st

35. Ethan Reed – ‘Biting Chipped Nails’ | Uploaded: August 25th

34. Conversationalists. – ‘Fuck, You’re On My Mind’ | Uploaded: July 31st | Open with SoundCloud

33. S.M. Jenkins – ‘High Beamin’ | Uploaded: August 25th

32. Simona – ‘Collect’ | Uploaded: July 31st | Open with SoundCloud

31. Lowtide – ‘Alibi’ | Uploaded: August 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Peter Bibby – ‘Medicine’ | Uploaded: August 29th

29. Kllo – ‘Downfall’ | Uploaded: August 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

28. Beaches – ‘When You’re Gone’ | Uploaded: July 27th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Statue – ‘Face’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

26. The Ocean Party – ‘More To Run’ | Uploaded: July 9th | Open with YouTube

25. Hymns – ‘Heinz Harald Frentzen’ | Uploaded: July 25th | Open with YouTube

24. Emma Russack – ‘Body Goals’ | Uploaded: July 31st | Open with YouTube

23. Tram Cops – ‘Coming Up’ | Uploaded: August 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Tre Samuels (prod. S I L E N T J A Y) – ‘Raspberry Wine’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Memories’ | Uploaded: August 30th

20. The Harpoons – ‘Do You Want My Love’ | Uploaded: July 20th | Open with YouTube

19. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Think, Straight Talk’ | Uploaded: July 28th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Body Type – ‘Silver’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Principal – ‘His Knife Collection (Visualiser)’ | Uploaded: August 13th | Open with YouTube

16. Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with SoundCloud

15. River Yarra – ‘Electric Monday [Ville Nouvelle]’ | Uploaded: August 25th

14. ORB – ‘You Are Right’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

13. Michael Beach – ‘A Vision Of Modern Love’ | Uploaded: August 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

12. Dianas – ‘Somebody Else’ | Uploaded: July 13th | Open with YouTube

11. Escape Artist – ‘Mirror Phase’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Bandcamp

10. Christopher Port – ‘Nobody Chose You’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Good Boy – ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Habits – ‘Shame / Desire’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

7. No Sister – ‘Overpass’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

6. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club – ‘Tezeta’ | Uploaded: August 17th | Open with YouTube

5. SHOUSE – ‘The Answer’ | Uploaded: August 30th

4. Kirkis – ‘Finally’ | Uploaded: August 21st | Open with YouTube

3. Beaches – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: August 24th

2. Jen Cloher – ‘Waiting In The Wings’ | Uploaded: August 11th | Open with Spotify

1. The Stevens – ‘I Know (Charles and Jerry)’ | Uploaded: July 14th | Open with Spotify

 


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29 Aug Trading Tunes with Corin


Corin is truly unique talent. Beyond the realms of Corin’s frenetic sci-fi synthesiser landscape, the artist is also the keyboardist in Rainbow Chan, generating hook after hook. Her Virtuality EP last year brought something different to the Australian music scene, part Perturbator, part Emeralds, part AraabMuzik. The Virtuality EP felt as though Corin was only just entering another dimension, yet to fully explore the parameters of this new world.

Corin is a reminder that electronic music doesn’t need to be dancey, or ambient, or part of a new-wave revival. It can also be challenging, thought provoking and inspiring in many other ways. You can catch Corin on August 31st thanks to the Red Bull Sound Select event at the The Toff in Melbourne with NO ZU and Various Assess.

Corin: “Here are some of my favourite soundtracks from sci-fi films from the past three years. They are all very different scores but I think there are some underlying similarities in they way they draw attention to the uncanny, cerebral aspects of the narratives within the films. Synths have always been imagined as the ‘sound of the future’ in sci-fi — it’s interesting to see how these sounds continue to be reimagined.”

Alien Covenant Original Soundtrack – Jed Kurzel

Under the Skin Original Soundtrack – Mica Levi

Ex Machina Original Soundtrack – Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow

Morgan Original Soundtrack – Max Richter

The Void Original Soundtrack – various

 


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25 Aug Video Premiere: Workhorse – ‘Alone’


The Adelaide voyaging-garage rock band Workhorse have crafted an exemplary video for their anxiety filled song ‘Alone‘.  Not only this, but their debut seven track cassette titled No Sun has also just been dropped via a digital release, thanks to the Brisbane label legends Tenth Court.

The star of the video is Harriet Fraser-Barbour, whose other band Wireheads makes regular appearances in our weekly playlists. The song expands with exploratory guitars and a twangy sense of freedom, paired with softly spoken vocals and a sense of nervous energy. This energy is met and reinforced with lyrics such as “Everytime I see your face, I get scared of my new age” and “And now I know”. The lyrics capture a sense of concern and realisation, the emotive narrative of the track oscilating back and forth between these concepts.

Fittingly, the video reflects these mind frames, blending the nostalgic and the new. There’s a montage of vertical mobile phone footage inside of 16×9 ratio landscape footage. The vertical footage deals with themes both familiar yet isolating — selfies, mirror shots, skateboarding alone, drinking alone and driving alone. The landscape footage captures something more esoteric and less tied to the every-day, with shots of the outback, animals playing, sunsets and a rainbow.

I’ve likely looked too deep into the video for ‘Alone’, but just like any piece of art, my interpretation could serve others well. The next time you’re feeling alone, play this video to remind yourself to look outside of your own state of mind and experience the world around you.

 


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