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18 Jan Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (19/1/17)

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 Mount Trout, Shining Bird, Foxy Morons, The Pits, Floss, Foreign/National, Wet Lips, EWAH, Brassau, Aplegate, Knight Ali and this week’s best new track by Heart Beach.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Knight Ali – ‘Lost In Time’

Uploaded: January 13th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Sissysocks – ‘Wander’ | Uploaded: December 9th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Aplegate – ‘The Pathetic Dreamer’

Uploaded: January 4th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Quivers – ‘Chinatown’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Baldwins – ‘Goldbrick’ | Uploaded: January 4th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Hideous Towns – ‘Natural Expression’ | Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’ | Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

33. Consumer Watchdawgz – ‘Untitled 12″ (BSR010)’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Swim Team – ‘Are You Forgetting Something?’ | Uploaded: November 28th | Open with YouTube

31. Thrupence – ‘Rinse Repeat’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Baro – ‘You Are My Imagination Running Free’ | Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Regular Boys – ‘Bad Behaviour’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Hyde – ‘Thunder Paint’ | Uploaded: November 20th | Open with Bandcamp

27. Al C – ‘You’re Always’ | Uploaded: December 11th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Willaris. K – ‘Alchemy’ | Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Coloured Clocks – ‘The Hat Song’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Brassau – ‘Falling Out’

Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

23. EWAH – ‘All Summer Long’

Uploaded: January 8th | Open with YouTube

22. Letran – ‘Backup Plan’ | Uploaded: January 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

21. California Girls – City Living’ | Uploaded: December 8th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Obscura Hail – ‘Quarterlife’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Nali – ‘The Glomeng’ | Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Wet Lips – ‘Can’t Take It Anymore’

Uploaded: January 10th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Foreign/National – ‘Mombasa’

Uploaded: January 13th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Take Your Time – ‘I Feel It Every Day’ | Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

15. May Lyn – ‘Escape’ | Uploaded: December 12th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Floss – ‘Daydreams’

Uploaded: January 13th | Open with SoundCloud

13. The Pits – ‘Gravel Road’

Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

12. Sunset Dreams – ‘Mister Me’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Foxy Morons – ‘Under The Sea’

Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

10. Shining Bird – ‘Morning Lights’

Uploaded: January 16th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Shedding Skin’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with YouTube

8. Doona Waves – ‘Wategos’ | Uploaded: December 20th | Open with YouTube

7. Mount Trout – ‘Home’

Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

6. Heart Beach – ‘NRG’

Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

5. Curves – ‘Feel The Fear’ | Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Nuclear Fusion’ | Uploaded: December 21st | Open with YouTube

3. Loure – ‘Keep It Real’ | Uploaded: December 20th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Statue – ‘Entrance’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Forever Son – ‘San Jose’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

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18 Jan Trading Tunes with Whiskey Houston




Ahead of the Sugar Mountain Festival this weekend in Melbourne, local legend Katie Pearson A.K.A. Whiskey Houston has kindly traded some tunes with us. If you’re wondering why you can’t see her name on the Sugar Mountain line-up, it’s because she’s playing in a secret club, hidden within the grounds of Sugar Mountain. The secret club is called Absolut Nights presents Studio 45 and if you find it, not only will you get the best disco, house and club bangers via Whiskey Houston, but Andee Frost, Kate Miller and 2 secret international acts.

You can also catch Whiskey Houston on the 4th of February at The Gasometer. Until then, here’s Whiskey Houston’s Trading Tunes based on the theme of ‘secretly queer songs’.

Wham! – ‘Blue (Armed With Love)’

“A huge hurdle to coming out is doing it alone. A lot of queers will keep their queerness quiet until they’ve fallen for someone because you feel a whole lot less vulnerable when you’ve got some company for that kind of journey. It’s such a smooth jam for such a heart-breaking story.”

Dusty Springfield – ‘In Private’

“This is maybe my favourite thing the Pet Shop Boys ever did, and definitely my favourite Dusty song. She craftily includes the lyric, “When you run back to your wife?”, which would have been a her sharp defence against the homophobes to get the song some mainstream airtime.”

The Skatt Brothers – ‘Life At The Outpost’

“This song is the namesake of a disco night I run with a couple of friends called The Outpost. “What a way to keep up your raging” indeed. The Skatt Brothers made masculine disco with hyper-homoerotic lyrics and had the world thinking they really were into wooing the ladies with their cowboy ways.”

Material & Nona Hendryx – ‘Busting Out’

Nona Hendryx is a bit of a musical genius. She’s a third of Labelle and wrote a lot of their music, pretty much all the sexier later stuff. She made a bunch of amazing new wave and had video clip banned from MTV for having drag queens in it. It’s said that she wrote this song with Material to celebrate finally busting out of that awfully grim closet.”

Carl Bean – ‘Born This Way’

“Ok, so there’s nothing secret about this one at all. This was probably the most unfiltered and direct declaration of a person’s queerness at that point in time (1977!). Queer or not, it’s impossible to not feel overwhelmingly gay when this comes on, but maybe that’s just me being a massive queer.”

 


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12 Jan Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (12/1/17)

Photo by Bodhi Bailey

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. We continue our voyage into 2017 with new entries from Chelsea Bleach, May Lyn, Take Your Time, Nali, Willaris. K, Baro, Baldwins and this week’s best new track by Doona Waves.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Yon Yonson – ‘Call It Something I Ate’ | Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Nice Biscuit – ‘Upside Down’ | Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

38. Polygon Woods – ‘Post Space’ | Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

37. Milwaukee Banks – ‘No Love No Hate’ | Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Slowcoaching – ‘Training Wheels’ | Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Sissysocks – ‘Wander’ | Uploaded: December 9th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

33. Quivers – ‘Chinatown’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Baldwins – ‘Goldbrick’

Uploaded: January 4th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Hideous Towns – ‘Natural Expression’ | Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’ | Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’ | Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Consumer Watchdawgz – ‘Untitled 12″ (BSR010)’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Swim Team – ‘Are You Forgetting Something?’ | Uploaded: November 28th | Open with YouTube

25. Thrupence – ‘Rinse Repeat’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Baro – ‘You Are My Imagination Running Free’

Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Regular Boys – ‘Bad Behaviour’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Hyde – ‘Thunder Paint’ | Uploaded: November 20th | Open with Bandcamp

21. Al C – ‘You’re Always’ | Uploaded: December 11th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Willaris. K – ‘Alchemy’

Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Coloured Clocks – ‘The Hat Song’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Letran – ‘Backup Plan’ | Uploaded: January 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

17. California Girls – City Living’ | Uploaded: December 8th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Obscura Hail – ‘Quarterlife’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Nali – ‘The Glomeng’

Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Take Your Time – ‘I Feel It Every Day’

Uploaded: January 11th | Open with SoundCloud

13. May Lyn – ‘Escape’

Uploaded: December 12th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Sunset Dreams – ‘Mister Me’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Shedding Skin’

Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with YouTube

10. Doona Waves – ‘Wategos’

Uploaded: December 20th | Open with YouTube

9. Curves – ‘Feel The Fear’ | Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

8. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Nuclear Fusion’ | Uploaded: December 21st | Open with YouTube

7. Loure – ‘Keep It Real’ | Uploaded: December 20th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Statue – ‘Entrance’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Forever Son – ‘San Jose’ | Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with YouTube

2. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

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04 Jan Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (5/1/17)

Photo by Bodhi Bailey

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. We start off 2017 with new entries from Statue, Loure, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Curves, Obscura Hail, California Girls, Letran, Al C, Regular Boys, Thrupence, Sissysocks, Slowcoaching, Milwaukee Banks, Polygon Woods, Nice Biscuit, Yon Yonson and this week’s best new track by Forever Son.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Yon Yonson -‘Call It Something I Ate’

Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Nice Biscuit – ‘Upside Down’

Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

38. Polygon Woods – ‘Post Space’

Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

37. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Milwaukee Banks – ‘No Love No Hate’

Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Slowcoaching – ‘Training Wheels’

Uploaded: December 15th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Sissysocks – ‘Wander’

Uploaded: December 9th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

32. Quivers – ‘Chinatown’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Hideous Towns – ‘Natural Expression’ | Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’ | Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’ | Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

24. Consumer Watchdawgz – ‘Untitled 12″ (BSR010)’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Swim Team – ‘Are You Forgetting Something?’ | Uploaded: November 28th | Open with YouTube

22. Thrupence – ‘Rinse Repeat’

Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Regular Boys – ‘Bad Behaviour’

Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Hyde – ‘Thunder Paint’ | Uploaded: November 20th | Open with Bandcamp

19. Al C – ‘You’re Always’

Uploaded: December 11th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Coloured Clocks – ‘The Hat Song’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Letran – ‘Backup Plan’

Uploaded: January 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

16. California Girls – City Living’

Uploaded: December 8th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Obscura Hail – ‘Quarterlife’

Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Sunset Dreams – ‘Mister Me’ | Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

12. Curves – ‘Feel The Fear’

Uploaded: December 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Nuclear Fusion’

Uploaded: December 21st | Open with YouTube

10. Loure – ‘Keep It Real’

Uploaded: December 20th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

7. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Statue – ‘Entrance’

Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Forever Son – ‘San Jose’

Uploaded: December 4th | Open with SoundCloud

4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

3. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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19 Dec Ripe Guest Mix with Tomsk – Ciggie Saturday Special




It’s summer time in Australia, which means we have a series of guest mixes on the way for the holiday season. First off, we have this special little mix from Melbourne-based Tomsk, who has kindly made us a mix ahead of the Christmas Eve Ciggie Saturday event at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood. We will let the man himself give us a rundown of what’s inside the mix.

“This mix kicks off with an unreleased track from myself — setting the tone with a jungle-like ’90s warp records inspired jam I made after dropping out of Uni halfway through this year. The bass line and melodies were made in one take, but the percussion was meticulously edited over a couple of weeks. ‘Time Rippa‘ is a track I put up earlier this year, [and] it’s definitely a trip! My brother described it perfectly – it’s like Aphex Twin mixed with The Chemical Brothers – two of my main inspirations!

I have included three other tracks from Melbourne mates — one from the rising live techno and electro outfit Glome. This one is a scorcher! Pounding broken beat kick resembling that of a industrial robotic arm chugs through, while the track is climaxing in a fierce electro locked groove. Next is another unreleased track, this one from the mysterious Runsthevoodoodown, who has been a regular selector at Ciggie Sundays this year. ‘Skyline‘ is an incredible warping break-beat extravaganza! We are both getting inspiration from similar sources at the moment, I know for a fact he has a whole lot of unreleased fire in his arsenal so keep an eye on him for sure.

The last track of the mix is from Escape Artist, who is one half of Continent. They will be debuting their live set on Christmas Eve for us. I was immediately taken back by this one, ‘Drum and Space’. It’s a kind of deconstructed jungle track with sparse interwoven rhythms and a cascading wash of arpeggios to cap it off.”

T R A C K L I S T
Tomsk – ‘Drop Out Jam’ (Unreleased)
Dave Monolith – ‘Ages Sound’
AGTomsk – ‘Time Rippa’
Glome – ‘Stryker Hydraulic Fracturing Tension Arc’
Clark – ‘Unfurla’
Rolando Simmons – ‘Sol’
AFX – ‘Pitcard’
Runsthevoodoodown – ‘Skyline’ (Unreleased)
Cosiin – ‘Shinra’
Plant 43 – ‘Will I Dream’
The Art Of Trance – ‘Gloria’ (Transparent Mix)
µ-Ziq – ‘Brace Yourself Jason’
Autechre – ‘Flutter’
Escape Artist – ‘Drum and Space’

 


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04 Dec Trading Tunes with Take Your Time




Take Your Time, a new and exciting project from Melbourne’s Angela Schilling and Lee Hannah, recently released a two track EP featuring ‘Sleep In‘ and ‘I Feel It Every Day‘ – two tracks that caught our attention in the huge year of music that 2016 has been.

‘Sleep In’ with it’s slight throw back to more mildly paced indie albums from the early to mid-2000s, brings back memories and sounds from Röyksopp‘s Melody A.M., Writer’s Block by Peter Bjorn and John and several other lesser known Swedish albums.

It’s a rather refreshing revival with a modern, and more dance orientated execution. Despite the track’s dreamy title, ‘Sleep In’ is deceptively spry with playful percussion and vocals bouncing back and forth. Being a fan of Lee Hannah’s work in the past, under the moniker The Townhouses, he has always had a good ear for sound combinations that prosper together.

Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Take Your Time about their upcoming tour dates and they chose for us five songs to share with you that sing true to their namesake – finding the phrase ‘Take Your Time’ in their lyrics.

Sade – ‘Hang on to Your Love’

This one always gets kinda forgotten – being the single from Diamond Love that isn’t ‘Smooth Operator‘. I had only heard Sade really occasionally on the radio until I picked up this LP from Greensborough Savers for $2. I play it a lot, but it’s never really at home as my house mate always takes it out to DJ, which is fine with me because EVERY dance floor needs Sade.

The Lucksmiths – ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better’

The Lucksmiths were so special to me in high school – a band with Australian accents talking about the mundane things that I’d lost all interest in by that stage. They had an eye for seeing beauty in so many things we take for granted and the Staring at the Sky EP really is one of their strongest releases. I could go on for hours talking about them, because how could you not be sentimental about a band who taught you that it’s okay to be sentimental.

Grizzly Bear – ‘Two Weeks’

With an extremely creepy and beautiful video clip, this Grizzly Bear track is more outspoken than a lot of the earlier, more subtle tracks, but shows off their songwriting in an incredible manner. The juxtaposition of quick piano and synth stabs and slow melody is heart-stopping. I saw the tour for this album (Veckatimest) when it came to Melbourne at the Palais Theatre and I sat by myself crying for two hours or more – it was so inspiring. GB are an important part of my connection to contemporary music.

Kilo Kish – ‘Crosstown’

Kilo Kish is definitely a ‘someone’ if you’re into Alternative RnB, but this track was from her first release – the Homeschool EP – released independently in 2012. She was virtually an unknown then, and these tracks (although produced by some big names like Melo-X and The Internet) really show in their lo-fi nature and musical simplicity. Which, by the way, are what makes this EP so dreamy and compelling.

The Internet – ‘Go With It’

If I were going to sell my soul to the devil for a musical talent, it’d be for the ability to play bass lines like Patrick Paige from The Internet. I think these bass lines inform the way I brush my hair and what type of coffee I drink. This was the album of 2015 and is the future classic I’ll always turn to for inspiration on all levels.

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
1st Dec @ Penny Black, Melbourne w/ Evan Klar 3rd Dec – 7″ Launch @ Belleville, Melbourne
9th Dec – Supporting ‘Polographia’, Adelaide 15th Dec – Supporting ‘Polographia’, Melbourne @ The Gasometer Hotel

 


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01 Dec Trading Tunes with Amateur Dance


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska



Joseph Cookson A.K.A. Amateur Dance has been one of our favourite local electronic producers in Melbourne for a few years now. Last year he dropped the highly enjoyable It’s Really Something EP, and he’s followed it up this year with Love System, his debut EP on UK label Anjunadeep. Love System is even more refined, direct and confident than It’s Really Something, showcasing a producer in the midst of a productive, creative hot streak.

T R A C K L I S T
L O V E S Y S T E M
Dreamhack
Love System
You Give Me Butterflies
I Lost (Your) Touch

After you’ve enjoyed the new EP, take a nostalgic journey through Amateur Dance’s selections for his edition of Trading Tunes – a journey back in time of “songs to play off your Motorola Razor at the back of the bus.”

Darren Styles – ‘Takin’ Me Higher’

“It’s the summer holidays and you’ve got your feet up across four seats, chugging from a warm, flat two litre bottle of Coke while you incur hearing loss from the staccato rave stabs in this song traveling an entire millimetre out of your phone speaker and into your ear canal. Bliss.”

Sneaky Sound System – ‘Pictures (Tonite Only Remix)’

You have to take one of those two-hour Healesville to Epping bus rides and you’re just praying to the gods of Bluetooth that the 2007 Annual Ministry of Sound compilation successfully transferred from your mate’s phone in Textiles that afternoon so that you can listen to this absolute banger. You’re blessed and now you and your friends are free to sing the bassline and stay quiet during the chorus. The trip is saved.

ATB – ‘Ecstasy’

Your friend’s disconcertingly-older-than-the-rest-of-you brother puts this (incredible) track on from his Razr, cups the speaker in his hand to crank the volume and tells you about a few weekends ago when he took two white hearts at Viper Room and the DJ dropped this. It sounds kind of like a scary experience but you really like the song and you want to try it one day.

Washed Out – ‘Feel It All Around’

Some years have passed. You have an iPhone 3 but it still feels like a Razr at heart. You also have cooler friends now, both cooler than your old friends and cooler than you. One of them tells you to try out this song and you sacrifice a big chunk of your data allowance to be a part of something. It’s worth it, and as the sun flits through the trees into the bus windows in the leafy suburb of your new high school, you think this summer might be the one that you finally try wearing shorts.

Washed Out – ‘Feel It All Around’ (Again)

Your mates get off at their stop, you put it on again and pinch yourself.

 


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01 Dec Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (1/12/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Coloured Clocks, Hyde, Swim Team, Consumer Watchdawgz, Hideous Towns, Quivers, Nabiiou$, These Guy, Martin King, Truly Holy and this week’s best new track by Sunset Dreams.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

spotifysoundcloud

60. Truly Holy – ‘One Thousand Years’

Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

59. Martin King – ‘Pepsi’

Uploaded: November 30th | Open with SoundCloud

58. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

57. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

56. These Guy – ‘Technical Jazz’

Uploaded: November 17th | Open with SoundCloud

55. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

54. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

53. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

52. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

51. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

50. Nabiiou$ – ‘Bape’

Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

49. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

47. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Lossless – Full Raichu (Corin – No Gronks Remix)’ | Uploaded: November 23rd | Open with YouTube

45. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

43. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

42. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

40. Quivers – ‘Chinatown’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

38. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

32. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

31. Hideous Towns – ‘Natural Expression’

Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’ | Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’ | Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Consumer Watchdawgz – ‘Untitled 12″ (BSR010)’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Swim Team – ‘Are You Forgetting Something?’

Uploaded: November 28th | Open with YouTube

24. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Hyde – ‘Thunder Paint’

Uploaded: November 20th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Coloured Clocks – ‘The Hat Song’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

21. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

20. Sunset Dreams – ‘Mister Me’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

17. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

16. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Priestess’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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23 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (24/11/16)

Photo by Clancy Walker

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Sam Weston, Lower Plenty, Corin, Gamirez, Sadults, Jack Grace and this week’s best new track by Roland Tings.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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60. Jack Grace – ‘All Lost’

Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

59. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

58. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

57. Lonelyspeck – ‘All My Skin on the Air’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

56. Sadults – ‘Car Crash’

Uploaded: November 21st | Open with SoundCloud

55. LIF – ‘Swing Right Back’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

54. Gamirez – ‘Apex Part 2’

Uploaded: November 17th | Open with SoundCloud

53. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

52. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

51. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

50. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

49. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

47. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

44. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Lossless – Full Raichu (Corin – No Gronks Remix)’

Uploaded: November 23rd | Open with YouTube

42. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

41. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

39. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

38. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

37. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

35. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

34. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

33. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’

Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’

Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with YouTube

21. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

20. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

17. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

16. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Priestess’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’

Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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23 Nov Trading Tunes with A. Swayze and the Ghosts


A couple of months ago Hobart band A. Swayze and The Ghosts sent us one of the best Australian songs of the year, ‘Reciprocation‘. We still can’t get enough of the track two months later, making us eager for more music from the band.

They have some shows coming up early next year and a few unannounced festival slots, but before that they have sent us a Trading Tunes with one of the more eye-opening themes of the year.

Andrew: “Here are five possible sexual endeavours compared to five songs.”

 

The Party Couple: James Brown – ‘The Boss’

Sometimes you need a count-in to get your shit together and realise you’ve both got something you need to do…
“1, 2 (and) get down!”
And it’s on! You’re all in, immediately groovin’, jamming and laying it down because you know why? because you the motherfuckin’ BOSS!”.
But the, “WAIT A MINUTE! Surely the chorus is over by now?” – Is equal to – “oh shit, I am not gonna remember this in the morning and I need to be at work in an hour – at least I’ll still be high… maybe too high?”

The ‘Hurry, time is of the essence’: Black Flag – ‘Spray Paint’

You don’t have a second to spare – clothes get ripped, ornaments shattered, and you’re only half-hidden from the public eye – but it’s bloody liberating.
Raw, all or nothing, fuck thinking about dynamic, only explosive passion – Great!
But akin to the song, both can be ruined by your mother walking in to tell you to lower the volume.

The LSD: Pink Floyd – ‘Echoes’

On a subtle afternoon stroll through the garden of understanding – you may think of yourself as a disciple of universal awareness and even possibly become entwined with another ‘wanderer of space’. Like ‘Echoes‘, sex on acid is fucking long (supposing time is linear). Starts off dandy, but only to result in a bad trip. Yes, you could wait for the last section where everything feels nice again; but fuck it, go look at clouds or something.

The Marathon: Total Control – ‘Black Spring’

This track is no slow-burner, but like the ‘Marathon’, it creates a build up of comfortable intrigue and focus – delivered by repetition and great attention to dynamic layering. The layers are the positions that are slightly altered/added every so often, the voice is the guide. Mikey Young‘s constant riff alone keeps gearing you up for what may be following – which to me, is what ‘The Marathon’ is all about.

The Soloist: John Farnham – ‘Burn For You’

I don’t feel I need to justify this…

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
1st Jan – Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmamia 10th March – A Festival Called Panama

 


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