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05 Oct Trading Tunes with Shining Bird




The first song I ever wrote about on this site was ‘Distant Dreaming‘ by Shining Bird at the very start of 2013. I remember finding it on Triple J Unearthed, so I’ve been curiously following Shining Bird for a while now and I’m super eager for their second album Black Opal, out October 7th [via Spunk Records].

There’s something soothing about the bands’ temperament that is not only highly accessible and ideal for repeat listening, but they also have meaningful sentiments behind every song. Often it’s themes of Australiana, but unlike in the US, where Americana has been milked for all it’s worth, Australia could always use some new tasteful Australiana. ‘Rivermouth‘ and ‘Helluva Lot‘ have already been in popular rotation around the country for most of the year, but my favourite so far is ‘I Can Run‘, with its beautiful ‘staring-at-the-stars’ atmosphere.

Shining Bird sent us their five favourite solo and side project tracks for our Trading Tunes this week.

 

Atlas Sound w. Noah Lennox – ‘Walkabout’

This collaboration is Bradford Cox (Deerhunter) and Noah Lennox (Panda Bear). Bradford’s music has such a distinct sound & feel, you only need to hear the first few notes to know it’s Cox. His interplay with loops, delay, & scratchy warped sounds creates a super interesting bedrock on this track for Noah’s vocals to float over.

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights – ‘Comin’ On’

I only recently discovered David Kilgour’s solo work after an obsessed week of listening to NZ band ‘The Clean’ This tune is a standout, the melodies and sun-bleached guitar work is incredible. Another personal favourite is ‘Diamond Mine’.

Gareth Liddiard – ‘Strange Tourist’

I’m a huge fan of Gareth Liddiard and his detailed character driven lyrics. His solo record ’Strange Tourist’ is minimal in production, which in turn perhaps gives his compelling lyrics more sting.

Russell W – ‘Pastel for Alum’

A few years back our very own Russell W released the incredible solo album ‘Blue Moons and Happy Accidents’. Its a perfect example of how instrumental loop-based music can be so evocative and moving. This track is a personal favourite, and earlier in the year i had the pleasure to perform a selection of his album songs live, including this one.

Phanosland – ‘From A Different City, On A Lonely Bus’

Great tune by Phanosland from Sydney’s Solid Effort. Keep your eye on this one.

 



T O U R D A T E S
Oct 1st, 2016 Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong – Tickets here Wednesday October 5th, Transit Bar, Canberra – Free show
Friday October 7th, Crown & Anchor, Adelaide – Tickets here Saturday October 8th, Cudgee Bar, Woomera – Free show
Sunday October 9th, Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs – Door sales only Monday October 10th, Outback Pioneer Hotel, Uluru – Free show
Thursday November 3rd, Treehouse, Byron Bay – Free show Friday November 4th, Deadlam Festival, Brisbane – Tickets here
Friday November 11th, Gasometer, Melbourne – Tickets here Saturday November 12th, The Commercial Hotel, Milton – Tickets here
Wednesday November 16th, Newtown Social Club, Newtown – Tickets here

Friday November 18th, Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul – Tickets here



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04 Oct Ripe Guest Mix with Null






Ahead of Melbourne-based electronic artist Null‘s new EP Archived Works Volume 1, he has kindly sent us a guest mix. His EP will be out via Siberia Records and is five tracks long, of which the first single ‘In Unity‘ has already been released. It has set the tone for not only an exhilarating and complex affair, but a visually engaging one too, as the ‘In Unity’ video created by Tokyo-based designer Rus Brockman is fantastic.

Null brings early ’90s house, mid ’90s industrial and late ’90s big beat sounds into 2016 via his own sharp interpretation. The Archived Works Vol. 1 EP is a collection of B-sides and unreleased tracks, which serves as a teaser ahead of his debut LP next year.


T R A C K L I S T
ORLANDO JULIUS – ‘RAW TRAX (WEEKEND RUSH)’
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – ‘STUDIO K’
AGT RAVE CRU – ‘TERROR OVERDRIVE’
KINGDOM – ‘MIND READER (ORIGINAL)’
J-ZBEL – ‘LAUREN MYSOGIN’
ARAABMUZIK – ‘LET IT GO’
ZOMBY – ‘GLASS’
DJ PHANTASY & GEMINI – ‘NEVER TRY THE HIPPODROME’
MANIX – ‘I CAN’T STAND IT’
ETIENNE DO CRECY – ‘FAST TRACK’

 



 

T O U R D A T E S
27th Oct, 2016 @ Howler, VIC 4th Nov, 2016 @ Oxford Art Factory, NSW
25th – 27th Nov, 2016 @ Paradise Music Festival, VIC


 


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04 Oct Trading Tunes with Jack River




Jack River, the newest signing to I OH YOU, is set to release her EP Highway Songs No.2 later this week (October 7th). Featuring ‘Talk Like That‘ and ‘Palo Alto‘, the EP was produced by Holly Rankin and Xavier Dunn, and mixed by Ben Allen (M.I.A, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Animal Collective).

Jack River has a knack for vocal and instrumental hooks, and her confidence and stout-hearted approach grabs your attention without being overbearing or off-putting. She’s undoubtedly a mega talent, and before her tour later this month with Dope Lemon she gave us some of her favourite beach-themed tunes.

Jack River: Growing up beside One Mile Beach on the north coast, I spent every afternoon walking with my dog along the same stretch of sand” she told us. “I feel like I have experienced almost every emotion at that beach; first kisses, last goodbyes, my first swim and first surf, the lowest lows of winter and the sugar highs of summer and all the weird and wonderful things in between. The beach is often portrayed as a terribly happy place, but for me it holds the whole spectrum, and is especially important to me when I’m sad or feel strange. Here are 5 songs to take on your next trip to the sea!

 

The Drums – ‘Down by the Water’

Jack River: Oceanic lovesong #1. ‘If you fall asleep down by the water, baby I’ll carry you all the way home’ – this is one of my all-time favourite songs for its simplicity, space and seeming timelessness. It has that 50s swagger, a siq brass section and some 80s synths that seem to come in and out like a perfect 80s theme song. It reminds me of what Roy Orbison would make if he were a 17 year old in the early 2000s. I listen to this song on the reg to dream away into summery bliss.

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Atlantic City’

Jack River: I grew up in a house of [Bruce] Springsteen played on repeat – my Dad literally doesn’t listen to anyone else. Every Springsteen song ever felt like it belonged to Dad – but then I heard this song, and it felt like mine. It has a kind of sad feeling to it, but a sense of home all the same. Whenever I’ve been in New York and miss the ocean, I listen to this song and imagine catching a train or driving a car down to Atlantic City. I still haven’t been to Atlantic City but when I do I can’t wait to walk along the boardwalk and listen to this on repeat… Or maybe this song’s magic is all in the longing? I don’t know.

Billy Bragg & Wilco – ‘California Stars’

Jack River: This is the late-night, lay your blanket on the beach with your lover song. Or the park in the carpark at the beach on a full moon and watch the waves song.

Peter Howe – ‘I’m Alive (Morning of the Earth Soundtrack)’

Jack River: The Morning Song. This is my favourite early morning beach song. Best listened to as the sun is rising and you’re walking over the track, and best listened to alone. Recorded in the ’60s by an Aussie guy called Peter Howe, it featured in the super iconic surf movie ‘Morning of the Earth’, set to swirling golden blue waves in ‘Straya and Bali. I’ve heard it is about the spray from the back of a wave – hence the lyric ‘delightful rain’. And, a flute solo. Say no more.

The Beach Boys – ‘Kokomo’

Jack River: Ohhh yeahhhhh. All these songs have been pretty sombre so far so to finish up I thought I’d better throw in my favourite badass balmy summer song. It even has a saxophone solo LOL. The Beach Boys don’t mess around with their beach songs & this is no exception. This song immediately transports me to best friend summer time LOL’s and Piña colada in Mexican themed bars and staying out late cause it’s too hot to sleep. P.S. Did Drake steal that intro for ‘Hotline Bling‘?



 

T O U R D A T E S
28th Oct, 2016 – The Triffid, Brisbane 18th Nov, 2016 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
11th Nov, 2016 – Metro Theatre, Sydney 23rd Dec, 2016 – Grow Your Own festival, Forster, NSW


 


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29 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (29/9/16)

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 Jaala, Planète, Flyying Colours, Static Animal, DEN, Triangle Head, Top Dollar, Dag, Jack River, Arbes, Don, The Ocean Party and this week’s best new track by A. Swayze and the Ghosts.

We have an Openwhyd 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. András – ‘Poets Day’ | Uploaded: August 4th | Open with SoundCloud

49. The Ocean Party – ‘Locked Up’

Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with Spotify

48. Don – ‘Coast’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Arbes – ‘Sun On My Back’

Uploaded: September 26th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Wallace – ‘Raffled Roses’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

45. Nolan House – ‘My Child’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

44. Jack River – ‘Palo Alto’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Retiree – ‘Continental’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Tourist Dollars – ‘End of Times, Melting Minds’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with YouTube

41. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Maureen’ | Uploaded: August 15th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Driftwood – ‘Astrophe’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

39. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Sever The Walls’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

37. Dag – ‘Staying Up At Night’

Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Thigh Master – ‘Canned Opening’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Nic Belor – ‘Best Friend’ | Uploaded: August 2nd | Open with YouTube

34. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’ | Uploaded: August 10th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Imperial Broads – ‘You’re Scared’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Nutrition – ‘Space Odyssey’ | Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

31. Purient – ‘Complete Me’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

30. RVG – ‘That’s All’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Top Dollar – ‘Reachin’ Out’

Uploaded: July 28th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Triangle Head – ‘Get In My Mind’

Uploaded: August 28th | Open with SoundCloud

27. DEN – ‘Current Riser’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

25. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

24. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

23. Backyard – ‘Best View Of Dean St.’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

22. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

21. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

20. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Static Animal – ‘Runner’

Uploaded: September 27th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Iljus Wifmo – ‘Scatter’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Flyying Colours – ‘Long Holiday’

Uploaded: September 22nd | Open with YouTube

16. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

14. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Amateur Dance – ‘You Give Me Butterflies’ | Uploaded: August 7th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

10. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

9. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’

Uploaded: September 28th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’

Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’

Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Robot Stop’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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27 Sep Trading Tunes with Doona Waves




Earlier this month Melbourne band Doona Waves sent us their video for ‘Cool Change‘. It immediately won us over with one of the catchiest guitar hooks of the year, it’s friendly vocals and breezy summer feels.

NOTE: Unfortunately, the track was uploaded earlier in the year so we couldn’t add it to the weekly playlist which consists of only music released over the past two months. We’ve wanted to spread the word about Doona Waves ever since.

After chatting with the band, they sent through their nostalgia-themed Trading Tunes selection with each member contributing a track. It’s a good insight into perhaps what sounds will influence them when they record their debut EP in November.

Before then however, you can catch them playing for free at one of the Tom Tom Tuesday night events at Howler in Melbourne on November 1st. If you can’t make that, then they’re also playing at The Tote in Melbourne for Bitch Diesels residency on November 13th.

Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls – ‘Adelaide’

Tom: This song reminds me of sitting in the back of the cream coloured ’96 apollo family car on the annual 8 hour drive to Adelaide, my Dad’s hometown, for Christmas. It’s a pretty sad song but certainly brings back nice memories.

Bobby Herb & Ron Carter – ‘Sunny’

Mia: My family played this song all throughout the house when my little sister Sunny was born in Byron, 1999. There’s heaps of versions but this is my favourite, it has a really special build up and the classiest key changes imaginable.

North by North – ‘The Bats’

Will: I first heard North by North at my parents house while watching the title sequence for the ABC’s political comedy/drama series, The Hollowmen back in 2008. Hilarious show. The four-to-the-floor kick drum and driving riff grabbed me instantly in the shows 20 second intro. Gives me the feeling of travel.

Mazzy Star – ‘Fade Into You’

Bella: This song was played a lot around my household as a kid. But there was a large gap during my teen years where I steered away from my parents music. It’s just in the recent couple of years that i’ve started listening to it again on my own accord, and now every time I do, it brings back such nice nostalgic vibes. It’s definitely my go to tune when I feel like reminiscing over the past.

Crystal Stilts – ‘Converging In The Quiet’

Jimmy: Back when I lived in Brisbane I’d just moved into a house with a bunch of good mates. It was a beat up old place that used to shake every time someone was having a good time in the privacy of their room, with a back door that mysteriously opened onto nothing but a 4 metre drop to the backyard. We used to sit in the sun with legs dangling out the door and a coffee or beer depending on the time of day. This song was playing a lot. good mates, good times.

 


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26 Sep Premiere: A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’






I have been waiting for Hobart to have a new flagship band, and I may have just found them. They go by the name of A. Swayze and The Ghosts, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been this curious about a Hobart band’s potential. But they don’t just stand out in Hobart, ‘Reciprocation’ is one of the best first singles by any recent Australian band. The song displays a full range of emotional transitions via a raw, lo-fi energy that’s hard to pull away from.
Throughout the 10 minutes, the band moves back and forth between influences of Eddy Current Suppression Ring to a brief, darker moments of Total Control. There’s also traces of Silversun Pickups and Cymbals Eat Guitars in the dry guitar playing, and Parquet Court and Ought in the verse section talking-style deliveries – a comment on how well they’re able to deliver their own versions of each component, and a credit to their music talent.

They avoid sounding too formulated, and a lot of that is due to recording the sound live and mixing then mastering it themselves, avoiding the overproduction trap a lot of musicians can fall into. The band’s eager ambition isn’t restricted by another voice telling them to make it ‘radio friendly’ – this is what the band wants and they know you’ll enjoy it too. For example, this song is off a double EP with, apparently, the follow up LP already recorded, so you know the band is loaded with creative juices right now.
‘Reciprocation’ deals with the feeling of a relationship, where one side is giving more than the other. The singer initially appears to have patience, stating “take my time” and “reciprocation is all I ask”, but by the end he’s screaming “give it back!” and “why am I waiting for you?”.

I highly recommend checking these guys out on October 1st at The Grace Darling in Melbourne or on the 14th of October at Schmorgasbaag in Hobart.

 


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21 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (22/9/16)

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 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tram Cops, Tree & Ray, Broken Mountain, The Goon Sax, Seekae, RVG, Nutrition, Gabriella Cohen, Tourist Dollars, Retiree, Tornado Wallace, Rainbow Chan, Dan White and this week’s best new track by Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.

We have an Openwhyd 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. Dan White – ‘1 3 5 s t e p’

Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Gregor – ‘The Actress’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

48. Cale Sexton – ‘Untitled Demo April’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Rainbow Chan – ‘Pearled Into’

Uploaded: September 19th | Open with YouTube

46. The Ocean Party – ‘Restless’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Tornado Wallace – ‘Falling Sun’

Uploaded: August 21st | Open with SoundCloud

44. Boy Forever – ‘Is it Illegal?’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Banoffee – ‘Oceans’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with YouTube

42. Lonelyspeck – ‘So I Just’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Corin – ‘Vexations’ | Uploaded: September 5th | Open with SoundCloud

40. András – ‘Poets Day’ | Uploaded: August 4th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Quivers – ‘Pigeons’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

38. Babicka – ‘We Don’t Need All Night (Hubert Clarke Jr Remix)’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Confidence Man – ‘Boyfriend’ | Uploaded: September 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Wallace – ‘Raffled Roses’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

35. Nolan House – ‘My Child’ | Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

34. Retiree – ‘Continental’

Uploaded: September 15th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Tourist Dollars – ‘End of Times, Melting Minds’

Uploaded: September 19th | Open with YouTube

32. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Maureen’ | Uploaded: August 15th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Driftwood – ‘Astrophe’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

30. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Sever The Walls’

Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

28. Thigh Master – ‘Canned Opening’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Nic Belor – ‘Best Friend’ | Uploaded: August 2nd | Open with YouTube

26. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’ | Uploaded: August 10th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Imperial Broads – ‘You’re Scared’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Nutrition – ‘Space Odyssey’

Uploaded: September 15th | Open with YouTube

23. Purient – ‘Complete Me’ | Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

22. RVG – ‘That’s All’

Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’

Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

20. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

18. Backyard – ‘Best View Of Dean St.’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

16. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’

Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

15. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Iljus Wifmo – ‘Scatter’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’

Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

12 Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’

Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

10. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Amateur Dance – ‘You Give Me Butterflies’ | Uploaded: August 7th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

7. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

6. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’

Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Robot Stop’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’

Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’

Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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16 Sep Trading Tunes with Tiaryn




Earlier this month alt-pop singer Tiaryn caught our attention with her bouncy, infectious and carefully constructed single ‘Cement Love‘, which is matched with a video clip set in Melbourne’s northern suburbs in environments common to sharehouse livers. While Tiaryn naturally and glamorously dances within thee spaces, it reminds me of that famous photo of Beyoncé stylishly standing in front of a dilapidated Brunswick house.

‘Cement Love’ with its meticulously detailed arrangement combines confidence with modesty. The track has multiple hooks that don’t easily wear thin, and this is where Tiaryn rides that fine line that can be so hard to achieve… But she makes it sound so much easier in the end.

Before her single launch show tonight at The Toff In Town in Melbourne, Tiaryn has kindly sent us five of her current favourite tracks.

 

Fortunes – ‘Energy’

Tiaryn: I love this tune so much. There’s as much bounce in Conor’s voice as there is in the drums. SO GOOD!

Anderson Paak – ‘Come Down’

Tiaryn: I can’t wait to get better at drums so I can attempt this tune.

Remi ft. Jordan Rakei – ‘Lose Sleep’

Tiaryn: Bouncy ballin’ and really important content, lyrically.

Rihanna – ‘Consideration’

Tiaryn: What a way to start an album. This beat is the fattest.

Huntly – ‘Sunday Sheets’

Tiaryn: These guys are going places. So bold & raw.

 


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14 Sep Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (15/9/16)

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 Gold Class, Suiix, Purient, Nolan House, Wallace, Confidence Man, Corin, Cale Sexton, Mood Unit, Air Max ’97, Hi-Tec Emotions, Police & Thieves and this week’s best new track by Friendships.

We have an Openwhyd 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. Police & Thieves – ‘Feeling Confused’

Uploaded: September 11th | Open with YouTube

49. Rainbow Chan – ‘Work’ | Uploaded: July 31st | Open with SoundCloud

48. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Song Despite Apathy’ | Uploaded: August 29th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Hi-Tec Emotions – ‘Look Around’

Uploaded: September 13th | Open with YouTube

46. Buoy- ‘Exit’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Air Max ’97 – ‘Face Up’

Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

44. Kllo – ‘Don’t Be That One’ | Uploaded: August 5th | Open with Spotify

43. Pillow Pro – ‘Deadbeat’ | Uploaded: July 29th | Open with YouTube

42. D.D Dumbo – ‘Walrus’ | Uploaded: August 16thh | Open with YouTube

41. Tiaryn – ‘Cement Love’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Mood Unit – ‘Corrode’

Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

39. Redspencer – ‘Fuss’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

38. PYNES – ‘Never Enough’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Gregor – ‘The Actress’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

36. Cale Sexton – ‘Untitled Demo April’

Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

35. The Ocean Party – ‘Restless’ | Uploaded: August 9th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Boy Forever – ‘Is it Illegal?’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Banoffee – ‘Oceans’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with YouTube

32. Lonelyspeck – ‘So I Just’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Corin – ‘Vexations’

Uploaded: September 5th | Open with SoundCloud

30. András – ‘Poets Day’ | Uploaded: August 4th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Quivers – ‘Pigeons’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

28. Babicka – ‘We Don’t Need All Night (Hubert Clarke Jr Remix)’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Confidence Man – ‘Boyfriend’

Uploaded: September 6th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Wallace – ‘Raffled Roses’

Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Nolan House – ‘My Child’

Uploaded: September 1st | Open with SoundCloud

24. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Maureen’ | Uploaded: August 15th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Thigh Master – ‘Canned Opening’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Nic Belor – ‘Best Friend’ | Uploaded: August 2nd | Open with YouTube

20. ScotDrakula – ‘Disintegrator’ | Uploaded: July 20th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’ | Uploaded: August 10th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Imperial Broads – ‘You’re Scared’ | Uploaded: August 16th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Driftwood – ‘Astrophe’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

16. Purient – ‘Complete Me’

Uploaded: September 11th | Open with SoundCloud

15. DEN – ‘Poltergeist’ | Uploaded: August 31st | Open with SoundCloud

14. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with YouTube

13. Backyard – ‘Best View Of Dean St.’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

12. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’

Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. Obscura Hail – ‘Qualia’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Iljus Wifmo – ‘Scatter’ | Uploaded: August 1st | Open with SoundCloud

9. Emma Russack – ‘If You Could See Me Now’ | Uploaded: August 14th | Open with YouTube

8. Alex Cameron – ‘The Comeback’ | Uploaded: July 18th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Julia Jacklin – ‘Coming Of Age’ | Uploaded: August 18th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Amateur Dance – ‘You Give Me Butterflies’ | Uploaded: August 7th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Heart People – ‘Show You’ | Uploaded: August 20th | Open with YouTube

4. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’

Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

3. Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’ | Uploaded: August 24th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Friendships – ‘The Roof’

Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Robot Stop’ | Uploaded: August 8th | Open with YouTube

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12 Sep Video Premiere: Tam Vantage – ‘High Definition’



Last year the one-man do-it-all machine Tam Vantage (from Pop Singles and The Stevens) released the album Life In High Definition. This is a video for the opening track ‘High Definition‘, via the producer Matt Cribb (produced videos for Teeth & Tongue, The Ocean Party, The Newsletters), which is visually somewhat similar to the video for ‘Last Laugh‘ by Hollow Everdaze.

‘High Definition’ features a lot of white technology in a white room, with Tam Vantage dressed all in black, wearing a turtle neck and gazing down the lens of the camera (Robert Smith of The Cure style). He stares at the clock, grasps the radio, before letting out his frustration with modernism, stomping on the computer and destroying the technology. The video captures everything that the song is about. It’s almost too perfectly matching, leaving no room for surprises, but I won’t fault Tam for being a perfectionist.

Tam Vantage plays the guitar, piano, drums, synthesizers, bass and sings. His overall talent, combined with his consistently solid writing chops, makes him an artist with a lot of upside – and he’s currently looking for a new record label (hint, hint). Apparently he’s recorded his new album with producer John Lee (Lost Animal, Pikelet, Free Time) and with the right help, Tam Vantage will find himself a wanted commodity real soon.



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