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15 Jul Premiere: Friendships – ‘It’s Vermentino Dickhead: Edits, Cuts & Tools’ EP





Melbourne audio-visual duo Friendships have just dropped an unexpected EP It’s Vermentino Dickhead: Edits, Cuts & Tools.

Nic Brown: This is a collection of edits, cuts and tools I have made to use in club/DJ sets. I want to keep the club conscious, have all my influences easily accessible, and be able to have my favourite musicians and poets fit into a club environment and fall into our sound. I want to hear Abe Nouk or Yorkston/Thorne/Khan at 3am. It’s important to keep a place of escapism somewhat aware.

T R A C K L I S T
Abe Nouk x Oscar Key Sung ‎– ‘My Apology x All I Think About pt 2’
SHOUSE ft. Habits – ‘Whisper (friendships remix)’
Thelovelyme x Friendships- ‘Escapades’
Kirin J Callinan – ‘Embracism (Friendships Otra Vez edit)’
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan – ‘Knochentanz (Friendships edit)’
Friendships – ‘Fuq em d00d (What Don’t I Sling) VIP Original Mix’
Milwaukee Banks – ‘Pluto Bounce (friendships Post-Apocalypse Grave-Rave Remix)’
Fortunes – ‘Bomber (Friendships in tune death remix)’


 

The diverse range of local artists remixed, such as SHOUSE, Kirin J Callinan, Milwaukee Banks and Fortunes explains what makes Friendships a hard duo to categorise, and why every new release is exiting and not routine. The dark dramatic ending to the remix of ‘Bomber‘ by Fortunes in particular sees Friendships apply their signature twilight and frightened sound to create quite a gripping experience.

Two originals also feature on the eight track EP, a sign of good things to come for their debut album LP Nullarbor 1988-1989 which is set to be released September 30th.

See below a video from their live set at Golden Plains earlier this year – a real highlight for the duo this year.



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14 Jul Ripe Guest Mix with Ben Houghton





Our latest Ripe Guest Mix comes from Melbourne based electronic producer Ben Houghton, whose crisp production caught our attention.

Ben: This mix is a bit of a cross section of my brain at the moment. I wanted to cover a lot of ground, play lots of styles and tempos – that’s how it came together! A bunch of my favourite records from the collection, a few classics, some awesome Australian music, and plenty of heavyweight house and techno for good measure.

Ben’s sound is seemingly influenced by the dark and atmospheric beats of Berlin, as he focuses on defining each layer in order to create chaotic adrenaline. His approach explores and fleshes out ideas with patience and controlled pacing.

His recent release of ‘Beta Blocker‘ on 12″ vinyl includes two remixes by Harvey Sutherland and Inkswel, and his other track ‘Softly Spoken‘.

Catch Ben performing at the Momentary Records 001 12″ Launch Party at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday the 6th of August.
LINK: Momentary Records 001 12″ launch party

We would like to thank Ben for taking the time out to create this exclusive mix for Ripe – here is the track list for the mix, and below the link to his latest track ‘Beta Blocker’.


T R A C K L I S T
Fit Siegel + Tim Love Lee ‎– ‘Living Is Serious Business (Life Acappella)’
Inkswel – ‘Mind Yours (Iron Curtis Chant Remix)’
DJ Sotofett’s Extended -AM-Mix
Marcel Dettmann ft. Emika – ‘Seduction’
Alden Tyrell – ‘Rush’
Deep Throat – ‘Fetishist’
Moodymann – ‘The Third Track’
Levon Vincent – ‘Man Or Mistress’
Ben Houghton – ‘Softly Spoken’
Max Richter – ‘Berlin By Overnight’
Traumprinz – ‘Hey Baby’
Third Side – ‘Andy’
Craig McWhinney – ‘A Shape With Body’
DJ HMC – ‘Marauder’
Chez N Trent – ‘Morning Factory’

 

 


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14 Jul Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (14/7/16)

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

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 Thigh Master, Arc Lab, Tiprats, Brutalist, GL, Baro, Christopher Port, Morning TV, Jack River, Remi, Marcus and this week’s best track is ‘Beta Blocker‘ by Ben Houghton at #4.

We have a Whyd player, where you can listen to all 50 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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50. Dannika – ‘Cake’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

49. Marcus – ‘Toast’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with SoundCloud

48. REMI – ‘Substance Therapy’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with YouTube

47. Holy Balm – ‘Fashion’

Uploaded: May 25th | Open with YouTube

46. Jack River – ‘Talk Like That’

Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Morning TV – ‘Turquoise’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with YouTube

44. Las Mar – ‘Synchronise’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

43. LETRAN – ‘eMT m Pip’

Uploaded: June 16th | Open with YouTube

42. Big Dead – ‘Sad Machine’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Christopher Port ft. Airling- ‘Before’

Uploaded: July 10th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Plum – ‘Dead Leg’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

39. ScotDrakula – ‘Skeleton Fever’

Uploaded: June 27th | Open with YouTube

38. Big Scary – ‘The Opposite Of Us’

Uploaded: June 28th | Open with YouTube

37. Baro ft. Remi – ‘Fuck The Judge’

Uploaded: July 8th | Open with SoundCloud

36. NO ZU – ‘Hi Gloss’

Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

35. The Outdoor Type – ‘On My Mind’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with YouTube

34. Ocean Floor – ‘Super’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Dro Carey ft. KUČKA – ‘Queensberry Rules (Mall Grab Remix)’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Arthur Miles – ‘Untitled’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Cool It’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with SoundCloud

30. GL – ‘Warm’

Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Hands’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Brutalist – ‘Strep’

Uploaded: July 12th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Peruw – ‘Cycles’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Tiprats – ‘Empty’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with Bandcamp

25. Terry – ‘Third War’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

24. Tim Shiel – ‘Tangerine’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

23. The Ocean Party – ‘Back Bar’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with YouTube

22. Dream Damage – ‘Carbon + – Reaction’

Uploaded: June 27th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Arc Lab – ‘Through The Burning Glass’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Terrible Truths – ‘Uptight’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

19. Tram Cops – ‘Dan Bilzerian’

Uploaded: June 28th | Open with YouTube

18. Mic Mills – ‘No Story’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Hospital Road’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with Bandcamp

16. Sunset Dreams – ‘Feels Like I’m Falling’

Uploaded: June 8th | Open with YouTube

15. Fire to the Stars – ‘Wholesale Slaughter’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

14. Thigh Master – ‘Company’

Uploaded: June 19th | Open with YouTube

13. Kllo – ‘Walls To Build’

Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Pillow Pro – ‘Juice Hoops (Simona Castricum Remix)’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. D.D Dumbo – ‘Satan’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with YouTube

10. Cool Sounds – ‘Runs Wild’

Uploaded: June 24th | Open with YouTube

9. Lucy Roleff — ‘Every Time’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

8. The Goon Sax – ‘Up To Anything’

Uploaded: June 29th | Open with YouTube

7. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘African Interior (demo)’

Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

6. Obscura Hail – ‘Little Web’

Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with YouTube

5. Kathleen Mary Lee – ‘Hey, Very Good Friend’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Ben Houghton – ‘Beta Blocker’

Uploaded: June 25th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Andrew Samuel – ‘Sitting Here with Nothing Owing’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care Of Business’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with YouTube

1. Emma Russack – ‘Cottesloe’

Uploaded: June 9th | Open with YouTube

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07 Jul Ripe’s Australian Chart (7/7/16)

Photo by Greta Robenstone

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Sunset Dreams, Dream Damage, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Arthur Miles, Big Scary, Plum, Nice Biscuit, Abraham Tilbury and The Goon Sax new video for ‘Up To Anything‘ at #7 reminds us why their debut album Up To Anything is one the best Australian debut albums this year.

We now have a Whyd player, where you can listen to all 50 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 chart below.

spotifysoundcloud

50. Dannika – ‘Cake’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

49. Abraham Tilbury – ‘Morphine’

Uploaded: Jul 6th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Alice Ivy ft. RaRa – ‘Almost Here’

Uploaded: June 23nd | Open with SoundCloud

47. Nice Biscuit – ‘It’s Coming’

Uploaded: July 6th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Holy Balm – ‘Fashion’

Uploaded: May 25th | Open with YouTube

45. Big Scary – ‘Over Matter’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

44. Treehouse – ‘She’s A Mystic’

Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Tourist Dollars – ‘Ageless’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Rudolf C – ‘Pisces’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Chook Race – ‘Sometimes’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Las Mar – ‘Synchronise’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

39. LETRAN – ‘eMT m Pip’

Uploaded: June 16th | Open with YouTube

38. Big Dead – ‘Sad Machine’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Plum – ‘Dead Leg’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. ScotDrakula – ‘Skeleton Fever’

Uploaded: June 27th | Open with YouTube

35. Big Scary – ‘The Opposite Of Us’

Uploaded: June 28th | Open with YouTube

34. NO ZU – ‘Hi Gloss’

Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

33. The Outdoor Type – ‘On My Mind’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with YouTube

32. Ocean Floor – ‘Super’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Dro Carey ft. KUČKA – ‘Queensberry Rules (Mall Grab Remix)’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Pure Moods – ‘Blurb’

Uploaded: May 10th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Arthur Miles – ‘Untitled’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Cool It’

Uploaded: July 5th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Rainbow Chan – ‘Last’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Hands’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Peruw – ‘Cycles’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Terry – ‘Third War’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

23. Tim Shiel – ‘Tangerine’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. The Ocean Party – ‘Back Bar’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with YouTube

21. Dream Damage – ‘Carbon + – Reaction’

Uploaded: June 27th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Terrible Truths – ‘Uptight’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

19. Tram Cops – ‘Dan Bilzerian’

Uploaded: June 28th | Open with YouTube

18. Mic Mills – ‘No Story’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Hospital Road’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with Bandcamp

16. Sunset Dreams – ‘Feels Like I’m Falling’

Uploaded: June 8th | Open with YouTube

15. Terry – ‘8 Girls’

Uploaded: April 30th | Open with Bandcamp

14. Fire to the Stars – ‘Wholesale Slaughter’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

13. Kllo – ‘Walls To Build’

Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Pillow Pro – ‘Juice Hoops (Simona Castricum Remix)’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. SHOUSE ft. Habits – ‘Whisper’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with YouTube

10. D.D Dumbo – ‘Satan’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with YouTube

9. Cool Sounds – ‘Runs Wild’

Uploaded: June 24th | Open with YouTube

8. Lucy Roleff — ‘Every Time’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

7. The Goon Sax – ‘Up To Anything’

Uploaded: June 29th | Open with YouTube

6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘African Interior (demo)’

Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Obscura Hail – ‘Little Web’

Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with YouTube

4. Kathleen Mary Lee – ‘Hey, Very Good Friend’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Andrew Samuel – ‘Sitting Here with Nothing Owing’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care Of Business’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with YouTube

1. Emma Russack – ‘Cottesloe’

Uploaded: June 9th | Open with YouTube

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03 Jul Trading Tunes with The Goods

The Goods are an electronic, RnB duo from Sydney consisting of Bangaltar and D’Awesome. Last week they released their debut self-titled double EP and we think it’s the best Australian RnB album of the year (so far).

What makes them standout within the Australian RnB landscape is their background in production. The psychedelic, spaced-out, house influenced and deep funk beats are as prevalent as the lyrics, which is uncommon in Australia. The double EP is also well paced and never forceful. The Goods let the listener come to them, rather than forcing their presence on a listener.

The acid-flow vocals could be compared to Janelle Monáe, but with the voice of Reggie Watts, while the melting production sounds contain traces of Toro Y Moi. The skit tracks provide a dynamic, that allow the key singles ‘Only One‘ and ‘Nightlife‘ to really standout.

Their trading tunes choices are themed around Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

“The theme we’ve picked is Jam & Lewis productions and it was pretty hard to keep it to five, they’re without doubt one of the heaviest and most prolific production duos ever and they still got it! Always ahead of the curve and keeping it fresh while retaining their identity. A massive influence on The Goods, we love their drum programming and the way they use synth and electric bass at the same time. Serious funk. Enjoy Yo’selves!”


S.O.S. Band – ‘High Hopes’


Cherelle ft Alexander O’Neal – ‘Saturday Love’


Change – ‘Change of Heart’


SOS Band – ‘Tell Me If You Still Care’


Janet Jackson – ‘No Sleep’

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30 Jun Ripe’s Australian Chart (30/6/16)

Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Lucy Roleff, Cool Sounds, Fire To The Stars, Tram Cops, The Ocean Party, Tim Shiel, The Outdoor Type, ScotDrakula, Big Dead, Alice Ivy ft. RaRa and our track of the week ‘Sitting Here With Nothing Owing‘ by Andrew Samuel coming in at #3.

We now have a Whyd player, where you can listen to all 50 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 chart below.

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50. Dannika – ‘Cake’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

49. Full Flower Moon Band – ‘Take It Home’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

48. On Diamond – ‘Long Road’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

47. Jjoseph – ‘In My Sleep’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with YouTube

46. The Possé – ‘MS-DOS’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

45. Alice Ivy ft. RaRa – ‘Almost Here’

Uploaded: June 23nd | Open with SoundCloud

44. Holy Balm – ‘Fashion’

Uploaded: May 25th | Open with YouTube

43. Big Scary – ‘Over Matter’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

42. Treehouse – ‘She’s A Mystic’

Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Tourist Dollars – ‘Ageless’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Rudolf C – ‘Pisces’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’

Uploaded: May 1st | Open with SoundCloud

38. Chook Race – ‘Sometimes’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Tralala Blip – ‘Oceans Of Love’

Uploaded: May 6th | Open with YouTube

36. Las Mar – ‘Synchronise’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

35. LETRAN – ‘eMT m Pip’

Uploaded: June 16th | Open with YouTube

34. Big Dead – ‘Sad Machine’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

33. ScotDrakula – ‘Skeleton Fever’

Uploaded: June 27th | Open with YouTube

32. NO ZU – ‘Hi Gloss’

Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

31. The Outdoor Type – ‘On My Mind’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with YouTube

30. Ocean Floor – ‘Super’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Dro Carey ft. KUČKA – ‘Queensberry Rules (Mall Grab Remix)’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Pure Moods – ‘Blurb’

Uploaded: May 10th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Rainbow Chan – ‘Last’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Hands’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Jordan Rakei – ‘Talk To Me’

Uploaded: May 7th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Christopher Port – ‘Bump’

Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Peruw – ‘Cycles’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Terry – ‘Third War’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

21. Tim Shiel – ‘Tangerine’

Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

20. The Ocean Party – ‘Back Bar’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with YouTube

19. Terrible Truths – ‘Uptight’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

18. Tram Cops – ‘Dan Bilzerian’

Uploaded: June 28th | Open with YouTube

17. Kane Ikin – ‘Tap Tap Collapse’

Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with Vimeo

16. Mic Mills – ‘No Story’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

15. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Hospital Road’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with Bandcamp

14. Terry – ‘8 Girls’

Uploaded: April 30th | Open with Bandcamp

13. Fire to the Stars – ‘Wholesale Slaughter’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

12. Kllo – ‘Walls To Build’

Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Pillow Pro – ‘Juice Hoops (Simona Castricum Remix)’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

10. SHOUSE ft. Habits – ‘Whisper’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with YouTube

9. D.D Dumbo – ‘Satan’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with YouTube

8. Cool Sounds – ‘Runs Wild’

Uploaded: June 24th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Lucy Roleff — ‘Every Time’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘African Interior (demo)’

Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Obscura Hail – ‘Little Web’

Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with YouTube

4. Kathleen Mary Lee – ‘Hey, Very Good Friend’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Andrew Samuel – ‘Sitting Here with Nothing Owing’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care Of Business’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with YouTube

1. Emma Russack – ‘Cottesloe’

Uploaded: June 9th | Open with YouTube

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29 Jun Premiere: Tram Cops – ‘Dan Bilzerian’




Tram Cops are a new five piece band from Melbourne that are made up of the members from the now defunct, dream-pop project Laurence. Tram Cops combine the melted-tape recording sounds of Mac DeMarco with the low key vocals and slick guitar interplay of the Melbourne indie supergroup Free Time.

Today the band has released a five track self-titled EP that is filled with instantly enjoyable little gems. The first song refers to the name of an Instagram star – ‘Dan Bilzerian‘ – and is a song about a dream where he falls in love with someone before he “even knew her name”. Although I am unsure about the reference, ‘Dan Bilzerian’ is a nice short sample size of what to expect from Tram Cops.

The album is barely 12 minutes long across the five tracks, however in those 12 minutes it manages to leave its mark, teasing you into wanting to quickly listen again and milk it for every second it’s worth. My personal favourite track is ‘Hollywood Space Rocket‘.

You can listen to the full self-titled EP below.


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29 Jun Premiere: Andrew Samuel – ‘Sitting Here With Nothing Owing’




So, I don’t know much about Andrew Samuel from Sydney, but I think I’ll just refer to him as Australia’s answer to Destroyer – a more optimistic, content, less sappy version of the Canadian singer (also without the brass instruments). Andrew may not have the impressive 20 years of consistent releases behind him, but what I do know is that Dan Bejar would happily feature ‘Sitting Here With Nothing Owing‘ on any of his albums.

Andrew’s upcoming EP Hissing Bitterness, to be released in August, was co-produced with Ryan Brennan (Phantastic Furniture) and features this new release. Apparently after he scrapped a different, highly overproduced single earlier in the year he decided to strip everything back and recorded ‘Sitting Here With Nothing Owing’ in the hallway of his house. The forced nature commonly associated with the pressures of a studio recording aren’t felt here, and it definitely shines through and gives the song a gentle pace.

Lyrically he avoids any cliché lines about nothing, and his inclusion of several subtle pauses along his approach never sound calculated or over-rehearsed. These delicate touches, also found within the instrumentation, make ‘Sitting Here With Nothing Owing’ a highly calming experience that comes with every listen – over and over again.


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23 Jun Ripe’s Australian Chart (23/6/16)

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Blake Gilray, Jjoseph, The Possé, LETRAN, Ocean Floor, Albrecht La’Brooy, a Simona Castricum remix of Pillow Pro, and Kathleen Mary Lee. While Emma Russack jumps in at #2 with this week’s best new track called ‘Cottesloe‘.

Now we have a Whyd player up the top, where you can listen to every song in the playlist from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a new Spotify playlist, and our full chart below.


50. Diet – ‘Life Limbo’

Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Blake Gilray – ‘Nanganator’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

48. Dannika – ‘Cake’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

47. Josh Ezekiel Harris – ‘AS003 (EM Altitude RX)’

Uploaded: May 27th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Full Flower Moon Band – ‘Take It Home’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

45. On Diamond – ‘Long Road’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

44. Jjoseph – ‘In My Sleep’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with YouTube

43. The Possé – ‘MS-DOS’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

42. Holy Balm – ‘Fashion’

Uploaded: May 25th | Open with YouTube

41. Big Scary – ‘Over Matter’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

40. Treehouse – ‘She’s A Mystic’

Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Tourist Dollars – ‘Ageless’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Rudolf C – ‘Pisces’

Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’

Uploaded: May 1st | Open with SoundCloud

36. Chook Race – ‘Sometimes’

Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Tralala Blip – ‘Oceans Of Love’

Uploaded: May 6th | Open with YouTube

34. Las Mar – ‘Synchronise’

Uploaded: June 13th | Open with YouTube

33. LETRAN – ‘eMT m Pip’

Uploaded: June 16th | Open with YouTube

32. NO ZU – ‘Hi Gloss’

Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

31. Ocean Floor – ‘Super’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Dro Carey ft. KUČKA – ‘Queensberry Rules (Mall Grab Remix)’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Pure Moods – ‘Blurb’

Uploaded: May 10th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Rainbow Chan – ‘Last’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Hands’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Jordan Rakei – ‘Talk To Me’

Uploaded: May 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Christopher Port – ‘Bump’

Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Cools Sounds – ‘Shake’

Uploaded: April 26th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Wabz – ‘Shadow’

Uploaded: April 26th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Peruw – ‘Cycles’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Terry – ‘Third War’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

20. Terrible Truths – ‘Uptight’

Uploaded: May 30th | Open with YouTube

19. Buoy – ‘Clouds & Rain’

Uploaded: April 26th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Public Safety’

Uploaded: April 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

17. Scott And Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Delivered’

Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Kane Ikin – ‘Tap Tap Collapse’

Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with Vimeo

15. Mic Mills – ‘No Story’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

14. Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘Hospital Road’

Uploaded: June 1st | Open with Bandcamp

13. Terry – ‘8 Girls’

Uploaded: April 30th | Open with Bandcamp

12. Kllo – ‘Walls To Build’

Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Pillow Pro – ‘Juice Hoops (Simona Castricum Remix)’

Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

10. Alex Cameron – ‘She’s Mine’

Uploaded: April 26th | Open with YouTube

9. SHOUSE ft. Habits – ‘Whisper’

Uploaded: May 11th | Open with YouTube

8. Great Outdoors – ‘New Skin’

Uploaded: April 26th | Open with Bandcamp

7. D.D Dumbo – ‘Satan’

Uploaded: May 18th | Open with YouTube

6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘African Interior (demo)’

Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Obscura Hail – ‘Little Web’

Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with YouTube

4. Kathleen Mary Lee – ‘Hey, Very Good Friend’

Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care Of Business’

Uploaded: June 7th | Open with YouTube

2. Emma Russack – ‘Cottesloe’

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1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Career’

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21 Jun Trading Tunes with Emma Russack

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Narooma in NSW, who now resides in Melbourne, just released her third album and it’s one of the best Australian albums to come out this year. For someone who almost gave up making music at the start of 2015, this is an unexpected achievement. It’s lucky that she didn’t give up however because In A New State is a feel good story all about not giving up on your passion, especially when you enter the second half of your 20’s and have to start planning for your future.

The winter timing of the album’s release couldn’t be any more fitting as well – it’s an intimate and reflective album, but it’s not always looking back. Emma Russack looks in several directions, with a new found focus and clarity in what exactly she’s trying to process through her music. It makes the listening experience on every track very easy to immediately associate with. You’re left feeling like you’re listening to a close friend, where there’s no need for vague descriptions.

If you dig Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen, then you’ll love Emma Russack. In A New State is currently the Triple R 102.7FM album of the week and it’s out via the always reliable Spunk Records. Before her upcoming shows, Emma has sent us five tunes that she enjoys with the overall theme being ‘The Beach’.

Upcoming shows:
Saturday June 25th at Shadow Electric in Melbourne.
Friday July 1st at CWA Hall in Stanwell Park.
Saturday July 16th at Post Office Hotel in Melbourne.
Thursday August 4th at Golden Age Cinema in Sydney.


Stolen Violin – ‘Short Cuts To True Love’


Jordan Ireland (aka Stolen Violin and ex-Middle East-er) has a great knack for melody and this track is no exception to that fact. The production is pretty lo-fi which I dig, and the lyrics are sometimes indecipherable – adding to the overall mystery of the thing. I love the line, “Your eyes like an atlas / Getting lost on the mattress / Of a hotel down on the beach”. To be honest, this song kills me every time I hear it.”


Gabriella Cohen – ‘Beaches’


“I really like Gabriella Cohen‘s vibe. She’s a bit edgy and her vocal style is the kind I like – not overly ‘feminine’, but all woman (if that makes sense). I like the simplicity of this track and it’s got some real psychedelic leanings which I’m not generally drawn to (BJM, Velvet Underground etc etc), but I think Gabriella has got something special goin’ on. She’s really clever.”


Soda Eaves – ‘On The Beach’


“Ah, Soda Eaves. My favourite Australian songwriter, hands down. This song is, honest-to-god, one of the most beautiful songs of all time (IMO). The line “Down on the beach / Or up in the air / A sea full of teeth / And you’re fixing your hair”, inspired me to start writing songs for my latest album. It’s poetry. Plain and simple.”


Nathan Roche – ‘Magnetic Memories’


“I’m lucky enough to know Nathan Roche personally. He really is an enigma. I think he wrote this song (and album) when he was on a songwriting holiday on Magnetic Island, Qld. It’s so vibey. So Groovy. I love the line “Magnetic memories / I got a tropical disease / Magnetic memories”. Only Nathan Roche would come up with that little rhyme. Bless him and his whole family.”


Wendy & Bonnie – ‘By The Sea’


Dan Kelly introduced me to this song just last week. We were driving back from the Mornington Peninsula one night after playing a show and he played it in the car. All of us were completely silent and captivated for its duration. It’s weird and moody – one of those songs that takes you to another world. It came out in 1969, but it could’ve been released last week and you’d believe it. Amazing!”

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