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22 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (22/3/18)


Photo by Gina Cawley


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Loure, Tangents, The Ruminaters, Big White, Flowertruck, Neon Tetra, Letran, Hey Baby!, The Harpoons, Jarrow, Allume, Love Deluxe, Hymns, Em Burrows, Cable Ties, Going Swimming, Demon Days, Sarah Mary Chadwick, TV Haze, HTMLflowers, Courtney Barnett, Tiny Giants, HVNCOQ, Lehmann B. Smith, Your Girl Pho, and this week’s best new track by Tropical Fuck Storm.

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

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40. Your Girl Pho – ‘Feelen’ | Uploaded: March 9th

39. Lehmann B. Smith – ‘Thus Must Rust’ | Uploaded: March 14th

38. HVNCOQ – ‘Unusual’ | Uploaded: March 12th

37. Tiny Giants – ‘Sink Swim’ | Uploaded: March 16th

36. Courtney Barnett – ‘Need A Little Time’ | Uploaded: March 15th

35. HTMLflowers ft. Eilish Gilligan – ‘Spirit Double’ | Uploaded: March 7th

34. TV Haze – ‘Sunny Side Up’ | Uploaded: March 20th

33. Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Sugar Still Melts In The Rain’ | Uploaded: March 9th

32. Demon Days – ‘No Winners’ | Uploaded: March 14th

31. Going Swimming – ‘True Lady of Leisure’ | Uploaded: March 12th

30. Cable Ties – ‘Tell Them Where To Go’ | Uploaded: February 28th

29. Em Burrows – ‘Boy’ | Uploaded: March 16th

28. Hymns – ‘Just Another Drum Workout (Comb Filter Mix)’ | Uploaded: March 7th

27. Love Deluxe – ‘Ivan’s Hymn’ | Uploaded: March 15th

26. Allume – ‘Some Kind Of Blessing’ | Uploaded: March 15th

25. Baby Blue – ‘Fire and Ice’ | Uploaded: February 8th | Open with YouTube

24. Jarrow – ‘Wash (Off)’ | Uploaded: March 16th

23. Katie Dey – ‘Sad World (Coma Cinema)’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Bit (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 28th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’ | Uploaded: January 24th | Open with YouTube

20. Cable Ties – ‘Choking To Choose’ | Uploaded: March 5th | Open with YouTube

19. Liam Parsons – ‘Country/Air’ | Uploaded: February 20th | Open with SoundCloud

18. The Harpoons – ‘Pressure’ | Uploaded: March 7th

17. Hey Baby! – ‘Kids’ | Uploaded: March 7th

16. Letran – ‘Aquilaaudax’ | Uploaded: March 15th

15. Neon Tetra – ‘The End Begins Again’ | Uploaded: March 5th

14. Flowertruck – ‘Come Across’ | Uploaded: March 9th

13. Stella Donnelly – ‘Mechanical Bull’ | Uploaded: February 26th | Open with YouTube

12. Big White – ‘Right Before Everything Dies’ | Uploaded: March 12th

11. The Ruminaters – ‘Psychopath For You’ | Uploaded: March 14th

10. Tangents – ‘Arteries’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

9. Katie Dey – ‘Data’ | Uploaded: February 4th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Snake & Friends – ‘Men’s Shed’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Loure – ‘Smooth Talk’ | Uploaded: March 9th

6. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

5. Mildlife – ‘The Gloves Don’t Bite’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with YouTube

4. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Jaala – ‘Horn’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Tropical Fuck Storm – ‘You Let My Tyres Down’ | Uploaded: January 30th

1. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube


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07 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (8/3/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Cable Ties, Katie Dey, Loure, Middle Management, Ben Houghton, Golden Syrup, Gena Bruce, No Mono, Tetrahedra, Montero, Annie Bass & Christopher Port, and this week’s best new track by Jaala.

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

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40. Annie Bass & Christopher Port – ‘Thrown Away’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

39. Montero – ‘Pilot’ | Uploaded: February 9th

38. Tetrahedra – ‘Klein’ | Uploaded: February 14th

37. No Mono – ‘Tidal Fight’ | Uploaded: February 27th

36. Gena Bruce – ‘The Way You Make Love’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

35. Golden Syrup – ‘Explore’ | Uploaded: March 1st

34. Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with YouTube

33. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Mainland’ | Uploaded: January 22nd | Open with YouTube

32. Arthur Miles – ‘DHN (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 7th | Open with SoundCloud

31. The Ancients – ‘Frozen Aisle’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Chiara Kickdrum – ‘Moebius’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Darcy Baylis – ‘The Taste of Cherry 🍒’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

28. MOD CON – ‘Neighbourhood’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with YouTube

27. Curves – ‘Marcel’s Booth’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Tetrahedra – ‘I Wouldn’t Mind’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Fantastic Man – ‘The Times We Loved To Miss’ | Uploaded: January 12th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Tram Cops – ‘Even In My Dreams’ | Uploaded: February 19th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Clarissa Mei – ‘Vulnerable’ | Uploaded: February 16th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Ben Houghton – ‘Don’t Worry’ | Uploaded: February 9th

21. Bōnewoman – ‘ACTIV8’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Middle Management – ‘Return’ | Uploaded: February 20th

19. Courtney Barnett – ‘Nameless, Faceless’ | Uploaded: February 15th | Open with YouTube

18. Mio – ‘Happy New Year XD’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Sui Zhen – ‘No More Words’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Loure – ‘Mutual Motion’ | Uploaded: March 6th

15. Baby Blue – ‘Fire and Ice’ | Uploaded: February 8th | Open with YouTube

14. Katie Dey – ‘Sad World (Coma Cinema)’ | Uploaded: March 6th

13. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Bit (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’ | Uploaded: January 24th | Open with YouTube

11. Cable Ties – ‘Choking To Choose’ | Uploaded: March 5th

10. Oscar Key Sung – ‘D.Y.T.’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with YouTube

9. Liam Parsons – ‘Country/Air’ | Uploaded: February 20th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Stella Donnelly – ‘Mechanical Bull’ | Uploaded: February 26th | Open with YouTube

7. Katie Dey – ‘Data’ | Uploaded: February 4th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Snake & Friends – ‘Men’s Shed’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

4. Mildlife – ‘The Gloves Don’t Bite’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with YouTube

3. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Jaala – ‘Horn’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

1. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube


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28 Feb Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (1/3/18)


Photo by Gina Cawley


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 50 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Amaya Laucirica, Mildlife, Totally Mild, Snake & Friends, Stella Donnelly, Liam Parsons, Oscar Key Sung, Arthur Miles, Baby Blue, Mio, Courtney Barnett, Clarissa Mei, Tram Cops, Curves, MOD CON, Darcy Baylis, The Ancients, Donny Benet, Planète, Borneo, Hachiku, Primitive Motion, The Jim Mitchells, Rebel Yell, Lowtide, Cop Envy, Straight Arrows, River Yarra + Tom Baker, Flowertruck, Lee Hannah, Cabu, Horror My Friend, Kid Fiction, Dog Futon, Nice Biscuit, Dave O’Connor, Pussy In The Dark, and this week’s best new track by Couture.

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

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50. Pussy In The Dark – ‘Stones’ | Uploaded: February 12th

49. Dave O’Connor – ‘Your Strength’ | Uploaded: February 12th

48. Nice Biscuit – ‘Captain’ | Uploaded: February 23rd

47. Dog Futon – ‘Personal Trainer Sans Frontieres’ | Uploaded: February 14th

46. Kid Fiction – ‘Silence Is Golden’ | Uploaded: February 14th

45. Dasler – ‘Forever’ | Uploaded: January 26th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Horror My Friend – ‘Pavement’ | Uploaded: February 13th

43. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Sealers Cove’ | Uploaded: February 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

42. Cabu ft. Akacia – ‘Good’ | Uploaded: February 25th

41. Lee Hannah – ‘Infinitely’ | Uploaded: February 7th

40. Flowertruck – ‘Enough For Now’ | Uploaded: February 5th

39. River Yarra + Tom Baker – ‘Babylonia’ | Uploaded: February 10th

38. Straight Arrows – ‘Out And Down’ | Uploaded: February 10th

37. Dormir – ‘In Pursuit (Cop Envy Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 2nd

36. Lowtide – ‘Southern Mind’ | Uploaded: February 12th

35. Rebel Yell – ‘Pressure Drop’ | Uploaded: February 15th

34. The Jim Mitchells – ‘(Let Them All In)’ | Uploaded: February 12th

33. Primitive Motion – ‘Small Orbit’ | Uploaded: February 15th

32. Hachiku – ‘Murray’s Lullaby’ | Uploaded: February 22nd

31. Borneo – ‘Jesse’ | Uploaded: February 9th

30. Planète – ‘Alone In Parallel’ | Uploaded: February 14th

29. Donny Benet – ‘Santorini’ | Uploaded: February 14th

28. Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with YouTube

27. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Mainland’ | Uploaded: January 22nd | Open with YouTube

26. Arthur Miles – ‘DHN (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. The Ancients – ‘Frozen Aisle’ | Uploaded: February 22nd

24. Chiara Kickdrum – ‘Moebius’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Darcy Baylis – ‘The Taste of Cherry 🍒’ | Uploaded: February 27th

22. MOD CON – ‘Neighbourhood’ | Uploaded: February 10th

21. Curves – ‘Marcel’s Booth’ | Uploaded: February 14th

20. Tetrahedra – ‘I Wouldn’t Mind’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Fantastic Man – ‘The Times We Loved To Miss’ | Uploaded: January 12th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tram Cops – ‘Even In My Dreams’ | Uploaded: February 19th

17. Clarissa Mei – ‘Vulnerable’ | Uploaded: February 16th

16. Bōnewoman – ‘ACTIV8’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Courtney Barnett – ‘Nameless, Faceless’ | Uploaded: February 15th

14. Mio – ‘Happy New Year XD’ | Uploaded: February 10th

13. Sui Zhen – ‘No More Words’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Baby Blue – ‘Fire and Ice’ | Uploaded: February 8th

11. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Bit (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 28th

10. Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’ | Uploaded: January 24th | Open with YouTube

9. Oscar Key Sung – ‘D.Y.T.’ | Uploaded: February 22nd

8. Liam Parsons – ‘Country/Air’ | Uploaded: February 20th

7. Stella Donnelly – ‘Mechanical Bull’ | Uploaded: February 26th

6. Katie Dey – ‘Data’ | Uploaded: February 4th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Snake & Friends – ‘Men’s Shed’ | Uploaded: February 13th

4. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th

3. Mildlife – ‘The Gloves Don’t Bite’ | Uploaded: February 22nd

2. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th

1. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th


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14 Feb Premiere: Curves – ‘Marcel’s Booth’


The Melbourne existential-neon five piece Curves have kindly given us the honour of premiering their latest song ‘Marcel’s Booth‘, the second single since their 2016 All Made Up EP.

If Total Giovanni is Melbourne’s modern version of Talking Heads, then Curves are Melbourne’s modern Depeche Mode. Curve’s ties to new-wave extend beyond the layers of deep synth sounds to the visual on early ’80’s MTV music videos. Singer Patrick Mooney comes from the film world, which plays an important role in Curves’ music. Every lyric reads like a script, from “Dancing alone in a New York Apartment” to “And everyone’s having fun.

Curves transcend you to an alternative universe where new-wave revivalists James Pants and Twin Shadow are the world’s biggest stars. Everything is a little warped, the sounds suck you in and out. Even the track title was originally ‘Marcel’s Diner’ not ‘Marcel’s Booth’, so you know exactly where they are, but if you’ve seen Twin Peaks you know that weird unusual things happen in diner booths.

Even the timing of releasing the song on Valentine’s Day adds to the romantic intimate experience, a feeling you can really only get from a movie.

Curves are expected to perform regularly around Melbourne this year and release their second EP, too.

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09 Feb Trading Tunes with Daydreams


The wizard trio behind the fantastic Daydreams parties are DJing at By The Meadow festival between the 6th-8th of April. The line-up is already stacked with awesome live bands throughout a variety of genres, and so having the Daydreams DJs spin tunes in the night is the perfect cherry on top.

There’s only 700 tickets remaining, so you know By The meadow will sell out soon. Especially once you hear Daydreams’ selections for their Trading Tunes feature. The theme is “a bunch of tracks from the 80s, plus a new one from a guy we love that also loves the 80s.”

By The Meadows Line-Up – Click Here for Tickets!

 

Rainbow Team – ‘Dreaming’


“Daydreams, dur.”

J.C. Barreto – ‘Dr. Love’


“Absolute funk/boogie bomb.”

Taboo – ‘Self Service (Give me some sugar give me banana)’


“So much amazing stuff from South Africa in the 80s – hard to just choose one, to be honest.”

Jex Opolis – ‘Infinity Room’


“A track off Human Emotion, Jexy’s new record on his own label, Good Timin’. Love you, Jexy.”

Hamid El Shaeri – ‘Ayonha’


“Off a compilation of songs from the Arabic world in the 70s and 80s. Habibi Funk, check it out.”


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08 Feb Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (8/2/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Sui Zhen, Bōnewoman, Tram Cops, Fantastic Man, Tetrahedra, Chiara Kickdrum, Arthur Miles, Albrecht La’Brooy, Distant Stars, Barking, Suss Cunts, Messy Mammals, and this week’s best new track by Katie Dey.

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

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30. Messy Mammals – ‘Together’ | Uploaded: January 7th

29. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: February 6th

28. Tim Coggins – ‘Embers’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Telete – ‘Basketball Boy’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

26. James i.V – ‘Freda’s Jam’ | Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Elizaband – ‘Old Australis!’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Oscar Key Sung ft. Ah Mer ah su & HTML Flowers – ‘Fools’ | Uploaded: January 1st | Open with SoundCloud

23. Doona Waves – ‘Losing Focus’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

22. K a r y m e – ‘Angus’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Primitive Motion – ‘Feed the Signals’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Montero – ‘Running Race’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

19. Blaire – ‘Youth’ | Uploaded: January 18th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Lowtide – ‘Elizabeth Tower’ | Uploaded: January 18th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Dasler – ‘Forever’ | Uploaded: January 26th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Barking – ‘Singularity’ | Uploaded: February 6th

15. Distant Stars – ‘Indulge’ | Uploaded: February 1st

14. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Sealers Cove’ | Uploaded: February 2nd

13. Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with YouTube

12. Amaya Laucirica – ‘All Of Our Time’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Mainland’ | Uploaded: January 22nd | Open with YouTube

10. Arthur Miles – ‘DHN (Demo)’ | Uploaded: February 7th

9. Chiara Kickdrum – ‘Moebius’ | Uploaded: February 6th

8. Tetrahedra – ‘I Wouldn’t Mind’ | Uploaded: February 6th

7. Fantastic Man – ‘The Times We Loved To Miss’ | Uploaded: January 12th

6. Tram Cops – ‘@be_ur_man’ | Uploaded: January 31st

5. Donny Benet – ‘Melodie’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Bōnewoman – ‘ACTIV8’ | Uploaded: January 28th

3. Sui Zhen – ‘No More Words’ | Uploaded: February 6th

2. Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’ | Uploaded: January 24th | Open with YouTube

1. Katie Dey – ‘Data’ | Uploaded: February 4th


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07 Feb By The Meadow 2018: 5 Artists To Check Out



By The Meadow is a small festival held 1.5 hours out of Melbourne in Bambra. With both Paradise Music Festival and Shady Cottage taking a year off this summer, By The Meadow is this summer’s most eclectic festival line-up of local musical artists.

Held from the 6th-8th of April, tickets are only $97.20, which is absurd for the talent ratio per dollar. There’s a wide range of talent and genres, from Fazerdaze to Tiny Little HousesThe Harpoons to Billy Davis and The Good Lords, and The Senegambian Jazz Band to the DayDreams DJs. But here’s five artists your future self may proclaim with pride to have once seen at the small festival called By The Meadow.

Darcy Baylis

Darcy Baylis isn’t entirely sure what his sound is, but his hardworking quest to discover himself has made him fascinating since he was a teenager playing as Naminé. His EP last year had enough talking points to write a thesis — it’s not always perfect, but when he get’s it right and it clicks, it’s eye-opening stuff. The man does it all himself, an all-in-one package who could easily disappear off the map or become the next big thing. So catch him now, in case of either scenario.

 

Flowertruck

In late 2015 the Sydney band Flowertruck dropped one of the more underrated Australian EPs of recent years, an EP I still listen to regularly. Five songs that glisten with optimism, fun and skill that make it all sound so simple and effortless. Lead singer Charles Rushforth is full of joy and character — he draws you in but he’s not demanding. Nor is he the only star in the band; Sarah Sykes who also provides vocals is a another talent to keep an eye on, with her own band Sunscreen dropping a great EP last year. Watch out for Flowertruck’s next album release, they have too much talent not to take the next step.

Dianas

Thank fudge this awesome trio moved to Melbourne from Perth. Perth’s lovely and all, but they deserved far more exposure and respect. These three women are a powerhouse live, playing at 100% every time on stage. I mean, you don’t move across an entire country unless you take your craft seriously. Dianas have the kind of band chemistry that makes you want to start a band.

Leah Senior

I always enjoy Leah Senior — you’d have to be soulless not to. But it wasn’t until BIGSOUND 2016 when I watched them in person, that I really become mesmerised by Leah. There’s a lot of singers out there that sound a little too close to their idols. There’s a huge wave of Angel Olsen singers right now for example, but Leah comes across genuine with her vocals and delivery. Leah truly has a beauty inside her and she translates it magnificently with light finger play and her angelic vocal range. The world could use more Leah Seniors.

Stella Donnelly

File Stella in the “catch her before she’s huge” folder. Stella continued her rise throughout 2017 and is set to play all over the world in 2018, at SXSW, Live in Leeds Festival and is opening for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever around Europe. But before she takes over the world, you can catch her intimately at By The Meadow. Which honestly suits her better than the larger stages she’ll soon be playing; her music needs the quietest of crowds to be truly appreciated.



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01 Feb Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (1/2/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Camp Cope, Dasler, Lowtide, Blaire, Hektor, Jules Sheldon, SIAMESE, 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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30. SIAMESE – ‘Slaughterhouse’ | Uploaded: January 18th

29. Jules Sheldon – ‘The Waves’ | Uploaded: January 20th

28. Hektor – ‘Blue Heaven’ | Uploaded: January 24th

27. Hector Gachan – ‘East – West’ | Uploaded: December 5th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Ju Ca – ‘Wilt’ | Uploaded: December 6th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Rings Around Saturn – ‘Night Swim’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Shame On Us – ‘NAAM (Fantastic Man Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

23. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Last Light’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. The Citradels – ‘Pictures of Uncle Arthur’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Solo Career – ‘Let Down’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Corniglia – ‘Strange Desires’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Embers’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Telete – ‘Basketball Boy’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

17. James i.V – ‘Freda’s Jam’ | Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Elizaband – ‘Old Australis!’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Oscar Key Sung ft. Ah Mer ah su & HTML Flowers – ‘Fools’ | Uploaded: January 1st | Open with SoundCloud

14. Doona Waves – ‘Losing Focus’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

13. The Plastic Fangs – ‘Kickback’ | Uploaded: December 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

12. K a r y m e – ‘Angus’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Primitive Motion – ‘Feed the Signals’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Montero – ‘Running Race’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

9. Blaire – ‘Youth’ | Uploaded: January 18th

8. Lowtide – ‘Elizabeth Tower’ | Uploaded: January 18th

7. Dasler – ‘Forever’ | Uploaded: January 26th

6. Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ | Uploaded: January 30th

5. Amaya Laucirica – ‘All Of Our Time’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Mainland’ | Uploaded: January 22nd | Open with YouTube

3. Donny Benet – ‘Melodie’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Nai Palm – ‘Homebody’ | Uploaded: January 24th

1. Totally Mild – ‘Lucky Stars’ | Uploaded: December 1st | Open with SoundCloud


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28 Jan Premiere: Bōnewoman – ‘ACTIV8’


There’s a fine line when it comes to cryptic lyrics. You can either come off extremely pretentious or you can stimulate curiousity — the second outcome is how I felt after hearing Bōnewoman‘s new single ‘Activ8‘. With lyrics such as “Beautiful mind map explosive aptitude” and “Cultivating a moss heart in a mother of pearl terrarium. Incubating a resilient dynasty,” it’s not super clear what narrative Bōnewoman is describing, unless you really investigate. Which may be annoying for the average music fan, but that level of lyrical depth is fascinating to myself and I’d like to come across it more often in the local neo-psychedelic-jazz scene.

When Lorien sings other lyrics that are a little more relatable such as “be what you want to be” and “move like water,” instead of these being the notable moments, repeated over and over, they’re used to give you enough time to process the more cryptic lyrics. The group vocal delivery adds to the mystery, because the credits actually say only Lorien-Summer Moysey, despite there clearly being layered vocals. Again, the more mystery the better. It’s not just Lorien that’s impressive, the band is both tight and in sync, while containing just enough sporadic energy. Especially the drums, which don’t just keep up the time, but add some oomph and spice to the chorus.

You can hear clear influences or comparison from groups such as Dirty Projectors, Hiatus Kaiyote, early Tune-Yards or even more recently Tetrahedra. But instead of coming across as a poor imitation, there’s a sense of purpose and knowledge behind all their decisions. They’re not just throwing random ideas out there, their cryptic lyrics teases and leaves me curious for future release. I need to know more about Bōnewoman and in their own lyrical words – “A cryptic mind is infinite.”

Bōnewoman are aiming to record a 7 inch in the coming months. The video clip was produced by Lorien with the help of Felix Billington Kleinman and Mark Luman Millhouse. You can catch Bōnewoman at their single launch at The Evelyn on January the 31st.

 


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25 Jan Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (25/1/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Amaya Laucirica, Montero, Albrecht La’Brooy, Fantastic Man, Rings Around Saturn, Gamirez, Deer, and this week’s best new track by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

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

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30. Deer – ‘On My Own (Drum Edit)’ | Uploaded: January 18th

29. Roland Tings ft. HIGH HØØPS – ‘One Hundred’ | Uploaded: December 5th | Open with SoundCloud

28. LETRAN – ‘Rider’ | Uploaded: January 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Pond – ‘Fire In The Water’ | Uploaded: January 10th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Gamirez – ‘U KNXW’ | Uploaded: January 12th

25. Total Control – ‘Laughing At The System 1, Pt. 1’ | Uploaded: December 5th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Hector Gachan – ‘East – West’ | Uploaded: December 5th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Dasler – ‘Someday’ | Uploaded: November 28th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Ju Ca – ‘Wilt’ | Uploaded: December 6th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Rings Around Saturn – ‘Night Swim’ | Uploaded: December 24th

20. Shame On Us – ‘NAAM (Fantastic Man Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 23rd

19. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Last Light’ | Uploaded: January 23rd

18. The Citradels – ‘Pictures of Uncle Arthur’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Solo Career – ‘Let Down’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Corniglia – ‘Strange Desires’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Tim Coggins – ‘Embers’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Telete – ‘Basketball Boy’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

13. James i.V – ‘Freda’s Jam’ | Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Polygon Woods – ‘Royalty’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Elizaband – ‘Old Australis!’ | Uploaded: December 24th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Oscar Key Sung ft. Ah Mer ah su & HTML Flowers – ‘Fools’ | Uploaded: January 1st | Open with SoundCloud

9. Doona Waves – ‘Losing Focus’ | Uploaded: January 8th | Open with SoundCloud

8. The Plastic Fangs – ‘Kickback’ | Uploaded: December 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

7. K a r y m e – ‘Angus’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Primitive Motion – ‘Feed the Signals’ | Uploaded: January 9th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Montero – ‘Running Race’ | Uploaded: January 17th

4. Amaya Laucirica – ‘All Of Our Time’ | Uploaded: December 24th

3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Mainland’ | Uploaded: January 22nd

2. Donny Benet – ‘Melodie’ | Uploaded: December 17th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Totally Mild – ‘Lucky Stars’ | Uploaded: December 1st | Open with SoundCloud


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