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13 Nov Trading Tunes with Ella Thompson


We’ve been curiously following the progression of Ella Thompson since her days with The Bamboos, then Dorsal Fins and her solo music, which produced the very underrated track ‘Taller‘. Ella has been without a doubt one of the most talented singers in Australia this decade, always leaving you feeling like she’s just one song away from really breaking out big. Her most recent project GL with Graeme Pogson (one third of Harvey Sutherland) has produced her most hook-filled body of work so far. The consistency of GL leads me to believe that the duo have real staying power, more evident than ever in their most recent track ‘Reflect‘. Not only is it GL’s strongest work to date, but arguably Australia’s song of the year — or one that’ll at least place very high on our end of year Top 100 list.

‘Reflect’ is like a classic episode of The Simpsons, it sounds like multiple great ideas tightly woven seamlessly together. Most ordinary songs dream of having just 1 of the many hooks in ‘Reflect’. I always say an artist is in great form when it feels like they’re in total control, just messing with the audience and making them beg for more, while dazzling in their own world. That’s exactly the feeling I get during ‘Reflect’, as though there may have been more brilliant ideas in the studio, but they decided to cap the song at just under 8 minutes and save some of those ideas for other tracks. So instead of the ’80s retro novelty wearing off from GL, I think they’re in fact transcending into their own new world around the corner, or at least I hope.

Ella Thompson will be performing a GL track with The EG Allstars Band at TheAge Music Victoria Awards After Party on the 22nd of November. To get you excited Ella has sent us five of her favourite 2017 songs from Australia and New Zealand (so far), of which three artists are fittingly Victorian. The lineup also includes Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class, Cable Ties and more!

Here’s a link to the tickets: Click Here

Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’

“This song broke my heart on first listen. So beautiful to hear Nai’s voice intimately like this. The lyrics are stunning, I love songs that don’t give it away until the last line. This song is my favourite from the tremendous new album Needle Paw.”

Aldous Harding – ‘Elation’

Aldous is a class act. She tells and we listen. We listen because we need this right now. Storytelling at its finest and most unique.”

Saskwatch – ‘Fortress’

“With a sea of new artists coming on the scene every year, let us appreciate the artists that are KILLING it on album four! ‘Fortress’ is one of my favourites from Saskwatch’s new album Manual Override, fitted out with lush arrangements and a close vocal by queen Nkechi Anele — may the band continue to ride!”

Kaiit – ‘2000 n Somethin’

“When undeniable talent appears the rivers make way. I love this chiller song from Kaiit, reminiscent of Aaliyah, Jill Scott and Soulquerians vibe. Her energy is inspiring, I can’t wait to see where she’s heading.”

Jonti ft. Sampa The Great – ‘Island Rose’

“Have been waiting for Jonti’s new album Tokorats for a loooooong time and gosh it is good. He is bringing the joy back to electronic music, uplifting and hard hitting. Two of the best innovators in Hip-Hop team up on this song..Sampa The Great almighty! What a year of incredible music she has had.”


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09 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (9/11/17)


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 Shedbug, Stella Donnelly, The Cactus Channel, Tornado Wallace, Escape Artist, Contrast, JuliaWhy?, The Ocean Party, Nabiiou$, Montero and this week’s best new track by Mildlife.

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

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40. Montero – ‘Tokin’ The Night Away’ | Uploaded: November 8th

39. Nabiiou$ ft. Dun Finesse & Roi Choisi – ‘Liquor’ | Uploaded: November 1st

38. The Ocean Party – ‘Tell’ | Uploaded: November 2nd

37. JuliaWhy? – ‘Candy’ | Uploaded: October 8th

36. Shouse – ‘Text Apology’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

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

34. Sampa The Great – ‘Bye River’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Mio – ‘Runnaround’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Crepes – ‘Mild Conversation’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Exhibitionist – ‘Motionless’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

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

29. Alta – ‘Sentiment’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Godtet – ‘Take Off’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Winters – ‘Sunlight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

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

25. Tambo’s House – ‘Ricochet’ | Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Winston Surfshirt – ‘Cast In Stone’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with Spotify

23. Forever Son – ‘Far’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Arthur Miles – ‘Autumn (demo)’ | Uploaded: October 12th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Attila Mora – ‘Alone’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Mod Con – ‘Do It Right Margo’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

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

18. Crepes – ‘Getting Lost’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with Spotify

17. Shoeb Ahmad – ‘Romance’ | Uploaded: October 16th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Andrew Samuel – ‘Luck Feels Good’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Contrast – ‘The Cure’ | Uploaded: November 1st

14. Escape Artist – ‘Archipelago’ | Uploaded: October 12th

13. Sunscreen – ‘Tide’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Tornado Wallace – ‘Open Door’ | Uploaded: September 14th

11. Good Boy – ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

10. The Cactus Channel – ‘Storefront’ | Uploaded: November 3rd

9. Stella Donnelly – ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ | Uploaded: November 2nd

8. Nai Palm – ‘Crossfire / So Into You’ | Uploaded: October 6th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Shedbug – ‘Unwavering’ | Uploaded: November 7th

6. Totally Mild – ‘Today Tonight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Kings Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Crumbling Castle’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with YouTube

4. Twerps – ‘It’s Time’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with Bandcamp

3. RVG – ‘Feral Beach’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with Spotify

2. Mildlife – ‘The Magnificent Moon’ | Uploaded: November 2nd

1. Tetrahedra – ‘Either’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

 


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04 Nov Trading Tunes with Brooke Powers


Since Brooke Powers played at Golden Plains earlier this year, she has been one of the busiest DJs in Australia through winter, only taking a brief break to visit the Berlin scene in the middle of the year.

Brooke’s main gig is the Spank! event at Hugs & Kisses (now The Gasometer), that is always action packed from the get go. Before the festival season really kicks off, she’s playing at Disco Dingo on Cup Eve, where 100% of the profits from the event go on to help The Purple House, a not for profit organisation that focuses on delivering vital health services to remote communities in Central Australia.

After that, Brooke will play five days later at the Peel Street Festival. Peel Street Festival is all ages from midday until 8pm. It also features art, activities, and a kid’s park. It’s amazingly free with a lineup that really should cost at least 50 dollars. If you’re wondering why it’s free, it’s because the festival is designed to bring the vastly diverse community together within Collingwood and nearby neighbourhoods.

Until Brooke Powers throws down her staple enraptured techno at both of these events, she has sent us six tunes she loves to play when DJing; some of her all time favourite tracks she’s ever played.

Upcoming shows:
Monday November 6th – Disco Dingo (Purple House Fundraiser) @ The Grace Darling, Collingwood.
Saturday November 11th – Peel Street Festival, Collingwood.

Drew Sky – ‘Razzmatazz’

Drew Sky is one of my all time fave producers, this is the first track of his I fell in love with, I used to listen to it on repeat when I first came across it. I have made a considerable effort in collecting his whole discography, a slow process, everything he touches is so up my alley. This track has an uplifting disco edit vibe, but his harder tracks are just as delicious. Tracks like ‘Modern Melodies‘, ‘Wigged Out‘ and ‘Night Games‘.”

Namby Pamby – ‘Girlz (M.B.S Queer Mix Part 1&2)’

“This track is amongst the first generation of records I ever bought, when I was obsessed with labels like TRIBAL America, Junior Boy’s Own and D-Vision. I started out collecting 90s US Garage, because I loved it and it was damn cheap to order from Discogs! Namby Pamby is such a special find, they made so many feel-good, queeny tracks. This one, ‘Girlz‘, is just so much fun on the dancefloor.”

Jordan Fields – ‘Hear Musique’

“Another forever fave of mine – Jordan Fields. Sometimes I get a bit sick of disco edits, but this track has this relentless crunchy beat throughout it which adds this kind of screwed up quality to the genre, which of course is my vibe. Honourable mentions of his: ‘I Wanna Thank U‘, ‘Acid Atmosphere‘, ‘We Can Make It‘. “

Paul Johnson – ‘Its House’

“What else to say about this tune other than listen to it and behold its genius! Thank you Mr Johnson!”

Project Sound – ‘Sweet In The Morning (The Morning Mix)’

“Thank Goddess for this record! If you feel like you need to really grab back the dancefloor’s attention, this is the track to drop, it goes off!”

Romatt – ‘Love On My Mind’

“One of the prized jewels of my collection. Amongst the most uplifting of uplifting vocal bangers. I couldn’t believe this track when I first bought this record, couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard a million other DJs play it every weekend. Perfect end of the night uniting tune. Play this one loud, feel those goosebumps!”


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02 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (2/11/17)


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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 Good Boy, Sunscreen, Andrew Samuel, Shoeb Ahmad, Mod Con, Attila Mora, Shouse, Slow Turismo, Machine Translations, Hector Gachan, Lou Davies, Ash Hendriks, Slum Sociable and this week’s best new track by Nai Palm.

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

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40. Slum Sociable – ‘Moby Bryant’ | Uploaded: October 26th

39. Ash Hendriks – ‘Lost In Dreams’ | Uploaded: October 26th

38. Lou Davies – ‘Riverrock Baby’ | Uploaded: October 28th

37. Hector Gachan – ‘Dick Daisey’ | Uploaded: October 26th

36. Machine Translations – ‘Parliament Of Spiders’ | Uploaded: October 1st

35. Slow Turismo – ‘Pistol Powder’ | Uploaded: October 26th

34. Shouse – ‘Text Apology’ | Uploaded: October 26th

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

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

31. Tram Cops – ‘She Will’ | Uploaded: October 8th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Sampa The Great – ‘Bye River’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Mio – ‘Runnaround’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Crepes – ‘Mild Conversation’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Exhibitionist – ‘Motionless’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

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

25. Alta – ‘Sentiment’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

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

23. Godtet – ‘Take Off’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Winters – ‘Sunlight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

19. Tambo’s House – ‘Ricochet’ | Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Winston Surfshirt – ‘Cast In Stone’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with Spotify

17. Forever Son – ‘Far’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

16. Arthur Miles – ‘Autumn (demo)’ | Uploaded: October 12th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Attila Mora – ‘Alone’ | Uploaded: October 25th

14. Mod Con – ‘Do It Right Margo’ | Uploaded: October 25th

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

12. Rudolf C & Shedbug – Honey Mushrooms EP | Uploaded: October 16th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Crepes – ‘Getting Lost’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with Spotify

10. Shoeb Ahmad – ‘Romance’ | Uploaded: October 16th

9. Andrew Samuel – ‘Luck Feels Good’ | Uploaded: October 25th

8. Sunscreen – ‘Tide’ | Uploaded: October 25th

7. Good Boy – ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ | Uploaded: October 25th

6. Nai Palm – ‘Crossfire / So Into You’ | Uploaded: October 6th

5. Totally Mild – ‘Today Tonight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Kings Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Crumbling Castle’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with YouTube

3. Twerps – ‘It’s Time’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with Bandcamp

2. RVG – ‘Feral Beach’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with Spotify

1. Tetrahedra – ‘Either’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

 


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01 Nov Ripe Guest Mix with Nali


The Melbourne electronic artist Nali caught our attention earlier this year with ‘D.R.D (B2H002)‘, which took our track of the week honour.

The level of control within ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ is very promising for Nali. The track constantly teases and oozes with the potential to go in any direction, while maintaining a sharp focus on exactly what it wants to do and sound like. Which is reassuring for the listener yet manages to keep them on the edge of their seat for the entire ride. I’d be very interested to see how Nali’s dark, interstellar sound translates to a 45 or 60 minute album, whether that tension would be maintained or perhaps even go a lot deeper and further beyond the walls of ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’.

In the meantime, Nali has sent us ruthless and relentless 60 minute guest mix that’ll transport you into a Melbourne club, house or park party between 4am-5am, where every punter is locked in their dance zone. It’s quite the state of mind, so prepare yourself. He’s also playing an event in Melbourne on the 26th of November, details can be found here at http://chomley.co/foyer/

 

T R A C K L I S T
Nali – ‘Wormhole Transmission Service’
Peter Van Hoesen – ‘Coast to Coast’
Niteworks ft. Damon Wild and Echoplex – ‘Grainstates’
Planetary Assault Systems – ‘Twelve (L.B. Dub Corp meets PAS Rework)’
Carl Finlow – ‘Sling It’
Claro Intelecto – ‘Senti’
Ectomorph – ‘Ritmo Siniestro’
Alpha 606 – ‘Dahomey’
Pearson Sound – ‘Freeze Cycle’
Annie Hall – ‘Meitner’
Efdemin – ‘Decay (E.R.P Version)’
NRSB-11 – ‘6231-748 3’
Mist – ‘P.M.’

 


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31 Oct Trading Tunes with Totally Mild


It’s no secret that we’re big fans of everything about Totally Mild here at RipeMusic. Since we first heard ‘Christa‘ in 2015 before the release of their debut album Down Time, we’ve been hitting the refresh button waiting for more Totally Mild material. Not only was Down Time an instant classic that’ll still be enjoyable in 10 or 20 years, but it set up a unique sound for Totally Mild to build from.

The first new single ‘Today Tonight‘ from their upcoming second album Her, displays perhaps what the lead singer Elizabeth Mitchell needed to do next – reduce the reverb a tad and take over the narrative reigns. ‘Today Tonight’ does exactly that, by putting her relatable personality and vulnerability in the forefront. It also helps that she has a very tight band around her, including Zach Schneider of Great Outdoors and Free Time. The guitars are crispier than fresh nacho chips and production overall sounds like a restored expensive vintage muscle car.

We have to wait until February 2018 to hear Her, but until then they’re playing a few shows in November (assuming there’ll be more to come around Australia) and the band have sent us a Trading Tunes with the theme of “Songs about loneliness!”.

Upcoming shows:
Friday November 3rd – Melbourne at Northcote Social Club with Sui Zhen, Lalić + Mystery Guest.
Friday November 17th – Sydney at Oxford Arts Factory with Gussy + Sachet.

The Reels – ‘(Last Night) I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All’

Zach: “This song is a cover but The Reels really own it. The twin peaks-y arrangement is kinda sterile and cold. David Mason’s weathered vocals feel so dire. Staying up all night because you are lonely and sad. Sleeping pills ‘not working’. The old image of sitting by the land line telephone, waiting for your lover who never calls. It might be harder to be lonely with smartphones, but I think we all still manage to get there sometimes.”

Beach House – ‘Saltwater’

Dylan: “I love the obscurity of the production. It is completely immersive and lulls you into a very personal space. The opening lyric “love you all the time – even though you’re not mine” is unrequited love at it’s bluntest. The song embodies loneliness to a tee, yet it never fails to be uplifting.”

Stevie Wonder – ‘Lately’

Liz: “This song perfectly captures the loneliness of knowing someone has fallen out of love with you but is trying to make it work. Stevie just loves his lady and he can’t contain his tears, knowing that she’s going to leave him.”

Peggy Lee – ‘I Go To Sleep’

Lehmann: “Ray Davies from the Kinks wrote this, which is sort of obvious from the bouncy phrasing of the words. I think those two-note guitar things in the chorus really cut through the heart, like little meows, little pangs of sadness. The bridge gets a bit Las Vegas but loneliness is not always a subtle beast.”

Divinyls – ‘I’m Jealous’

Liz: “I love how angry Chrissy Amphlett is in her delivery of this super angry/sad song. Why is she so mad at the new girlfriend? Shouldn’t she be mad at her lost love? Why is she mad at all? I think it’s a really spot on translation of the irrationality that can come with learning that someone you loved is seeing someone else, that ‘out of your mind’ feeling. Also the lyric ‘in my heart is a bloody tear’ is so perfectly emo, I’m obsessed.”


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25 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (26/10/17)


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 RVG, Twerps, Kings Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Crepes, Forever Son, Exhibitionist, Mio, Hymns, Your Girl Pho, Hansaa and this week’s best new track by Tetrahedra.

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

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40. Hansaa, Soso ft. A.CHAL – ‘Primavera’ | Uploaded: October 11th

39. Your Girl Pho – ‘Five Thirty PM’ | Uploaded: October 24th

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

37. Cry Poor – ‘De La (Drinking And Other Things)’ | Uploaded: October 8th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hymns – ‘Untitled (Watching Ashes)’ | Uploaded: October 23rd

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

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

33. Christopher Port – ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Kirkis – ‘Vivian’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

31. Ciggie Witch – ‘Shadow’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

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

27. Tram Cops – ‘She Will’ | Uploaded: October 8th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Sampa The Great – ‘Bye River’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Mio – ‘Runnaround’ | Uploaded: October 20th

24. Crepes – ‘Mild Conversation’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Exhibitionist – ‘Motionless’ | Uploaded: October 20th

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

21. Alta – ‘Sentiment’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

18. Godtet – ‘Take Off’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

17. Winters – ‘Sunlight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

14. Tambo’s House – ‘Ricochet’ | Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Winston Surfshirt – ‘Cast In Stone’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with Spotify

12. Forever Son – ‘Far’ | Uploaded: October 23rd

11. Arthur Miles – ‘Autumn (demo)’ | Uploaded: October 12th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

8. Rudolf C & Shedbug – Honey Mushrooms EP | Uploaded: October 16th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Crepes – ‘Getting Lost’ | Uploaded: October 20th

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

5. Totally Mild – ‘Today Tonight’ | Uploaded: October 11th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Kings Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Crumbling Castle’ | Uploaded: October 18th

3. Twerps – ‘It’s Time’ | Uploaded: October 5th

2. RVG – ‘Feral Beach’ | Uploaded: October 20th

1. Tetrahedra – ‘Either’ | Uploaded: October 25th

 


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25 Oct Trading Tunes with Body Type


The lo-fi dreamers Body Type from Sydney caught my attention immediately a year ago with ‘Ludlow‘ — its contrast of nostalgia and electric energy make it a rare example of introverted and extroverted song-writing combined. The follow up ‘264‘ displayed their ability to cut the pace in half and still be just as engaging, a beautiful Shoegaze ballad with a mini Explosions In The Sky kind of finish. However, their latest track ‘Silver‘ is the tightest, fullest and most defined Body Type song. They’re still defining their output, but there’s a thrust in ‘Silver’ you often hear in hungry bands that are edging closer and closer to nailing their unique sound.

We’re not the only ones intrigued by Body Type’s future. Sugar Mountain festival have booked them for next year’s event on the 20th of January, but if you’re in Sydney, you can actually catch them next month opening for another favourite of ours this year — RVG at Oxford Art Gallery on the 2nd of November.

Body Type’s theme for their Trading Tunes is “Videos featuring iconic silver things”.

Pond – ‘Paint Me Silver’

“Iconic CGI silver dancing digi-morphsuit family.”

Soft Hair – ‘Lying Has To Stop’

“Iconic silver foil seduction chamber walls.”

Madonna – ‘Fever’

“The most iconic of icons Lord Madonna – silver edition.”

Sonic Youth – ‘Kool Thing’

Kim Gordon iconic silver two-piece crop suit (and the OG silver foil walls).”

Kate Bush – ‘Babooshka’

Kate Bush iconic powerhouse silver metal bikini.”

Bjork – ‘Oceania’

Bjork covered in very expensive iconic silver sparkles.”


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25 Oct Trading Tunes with Crepes


The Melbourne via Ballarat chillers Crepes released their debut album Channel Four last Friday through Spunkand they’ve sent us five tracks that were inspirational during the making of the album. Channel Four is about as sunny sounding as you could get in 2017, making the just-before-summer release perfect timing. No doubt, it’ll be an album of choice for many upcoming road trips.

Lead singer Tim Karmouche constructs songs that help you ease anxiety and keep your heart rate at a healthy pace. There’s no hidden agendas or self-indulgence, Crepes are the honest nice guys, who bring the right amount of vibrancy and spark to avoid being the boring nice guys or the crazy nice guys. The best example of this is the instrumental title track, that both feels like a carefully constructed piece of music and also an improvisational jam session. A fine line Crepes consistently ride perfectly throughout Channel Four.

Crepes will be launching the album in Melbourne, Sydney and their home town of Ballarat:
Fri Nov 10 – The Eastern, Ballarat
Sat Nov 11 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thurs Dec 7 – Waywards, Sydney

Mort Garson – ‘Plantasia’

“Plantasia is one for the soul as well as the plants. This album has an extremely beautiful warmth & simplicity to it with incredible synth tones. Good to listen to while lying on the floor.”

Haroumi Hosono – ‘Coral Reef’

“I traveled to Japan in the middle of making Channel Four, when I was over there I discovered Haroumi Hosono. I was lucky enough to track down a couple of his records when I was over there.”

Mental As Anything – ‘Nips Are Getting Bigger’

“I discovered Mental As Anything a little later in life & my mind was absolutely blown. I think we identify with them as a band because we are also dorks who write uncool & cheesy pop. We covered this song once. Reg Mombassa is a lord.”

Onyeka – ‘African Woman (Instrumental)’

“This song is the ultimate jam.”

Graham Nash – ‘Better Days’

“From a lovely album. We were going for this 70’s studio rock kind of production when making Channel Four.”


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19 Oct Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (19/10/17)


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 Rudolf C & Shedbug, Winters, Alta, Crepes, Sampa The Great, Tulalah, Backyard and this week’s best new track by Totally Mild.

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

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40. Backyard – ‘Royal Park’ | Uploaded: October 11th

39. Tulalah – ‘The Question’ | Uploaded: September 26th

38. Kllo – ‘Dissolve’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

37. The Vacant Smiles – ‘Messin’ Around’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

36. Department. – ‘If’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

35. Carla dal Forno – ‘The Garden’ | Uploaded: September 7th | Open with SoundCloud

34. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Smooth Sailing’ | Uploaded: October 4th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Sloan Peterson – ‘Ride’ | Uploaded: September 22nd | Open with Spotify

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

31. Sampa The Great – ‘Rhymes To The East’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

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

29. Cry Poor – ‘De La (Drinking And Other Things)’ | Uploaded: October 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

26. Christopher Port – ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Kirkis – ‘Vivian’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

24. Ciggie Witch – ‘Shadow’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

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

20. Tram Cops – ‘She Will’ | Uploaded: October 8th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Sampa The Great – ‘Bye River’ | Uploaded: October 18th

18. Crepes – ‘Mild Conversation’ | Uploaded: October 20th

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

16. Alta – ‘Sentiment’ | Uploaded: October 17th

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

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

13. Godtet – ‘Take Off’ | Uploaded: October 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

12. Winters – ‘Sunlight’ | Uploaded: October 11th

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

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

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

8. Tambo’s House – ‘Ricochet’ | Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Winston Surfshirt – ‘Cast In Stone’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with Spotify

6. Arthur Miles – ‘Autumn (demo)’ | Uploaded: October 12th | Open with SoundCloud

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

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

3. Rudolf C & Shedbug – Honey Mushrooms EP | Uploaded: October 16th

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

1. Totally Mild – ‘Today Tonight’ | Uploaded: October 11th

 


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