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04 Apr Trading Tunes with Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin is a singer-songwriter from Sydney who caught our attention last month with the single ‘Pool Party‘. ‘Pool Party’ even found itself sitting up at #1 on our Australian Ripe Chart one week. Not a bad start from a relatively unknown artist in Australia, but with constant comparisons Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Ettern, Julia Jacklin’s future appears very bright.

She recently flew over to SXSW with her band and received strong feedback from the US media. Later this month she’ll be touring Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Next month she flies out to the UK, but before these shows, have a listen below to songs that inspire her to write songs.


Radiohead – ‘Idioteque’


“This was a big game changer for me. It was the first Radiohead song I heard and I remember the moment so clearly. I would have been about 12 at the time and in that phase of still listening to my parents music, but then also trying to figure out what I liked through So Fresh and R’n’B compilation CD’s. I was at my neighbours house and it came on the speakers and I remember stopping mid conversation and running to the iPod to see who it was.”


Joanna Newsom – ‘Emily’


“That same neighbour showed me Joanna Newsom when I was a teen and I really hated it, didn’t get it at all. It wasn’t until about five years later and a friend was playing her on a car trip and it all made sense. It’s just a blissful 12 minuntes. There is some phrasing gold in there, the way she says, “cold compressor”. I’m in awe of how she writes songs I don’t get it and I like not understanding.”


Leonard Cohen – ‘Suzanne’


“This is probably one of my favourite songs of all time if not number one. I try to not listen to it too much in case I get over it. But it just really moves me. The guitar line, the lyrics, everything about it. I love the way he says “and she feeds you tea and oranges” to me it sounds he was about to burp, but decided to keep the take. I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.”


Willy Mason – ‘Restless Fugitive’


“I listened to this song a lot during the recording of my album. I’m always trying to write something like this. It just coasts along, cruising for a beautiful six and a half minutes. But it keeps you right there. Gillian Welch and Kurt Vile do that really well too. I don’t think I’ve written a good one yet.”


Aldous Harding – ‘I’m So Sorry’


“This song was only released a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t written a full song in a little while with finishing the record and being pretty busy. I was stuck in traffic and it just killed me. Made me want to get out of the car and try and write something, anything! Her music just hits me right in the chest. The way she says, “milk” made me cry.”

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30 Mar Ripe’s Australian Chart (30/3/16)

 

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly rotation of the best new music by Australian artists released in the last month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 35 tracks in this week’s playlist.

 

We start at #34 in Sydney with one of our favourite young producers Blake Gilray. On his latest track ‘I Jus’ Wanna Fall In Love‘ he samples ‘Wicked Game‘ by Chris Isaak, and takes you on a blissful journey in similar style to older Tourist songs. Next we head down to Melbourne for ‘Let ‘Em In‘ by Dorsal Fins at #26. It’s a Paul McCartney cover in the form of, say, St. Vincent, taken off the 7″ Fins At The Speed Of Sound, which they’re launching at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne on April 21st.

Up in Brisbane we have ‘Only One‘ by The Good Sports at #17, and as far as I’m aware they’re not another spin-off band from The Ocean Party. While they do share similar vibes, The Good Sports aren’t a knock-off band, and their SoundCloud is full of addictive little gems. New South Wales’ own Mall Grab is back in the chart again with ‘Father‘ at #14, another Mall Grab master class in smooth execution. The track transforms ‘Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 Instrumental‘ by Kanye West (which samples ‘Father I Stretch My Hands‘ by Pastor T. L. Barrett) into a dance floor banger.

Up in at #12 we have ‘Joy‘ by Melbourne’s Luis CL, via the Adelaide label Untzz Rec. Last year Untzz Rec. really caught our attention with impressive releases from Arthur Miles, Mic Mills and Babicka. The label has gone a little quiet since, but this new liquid silk Luis CL track is a positive sign. Sitting at #10 is ‘Icecream (On My Own)‘ by The Goon Sax in Melbourne. It’s the closing track on their promising debut album Up To Anything, where the young band display their innocent charm when singing “I eat icecream on my own”, before throwing in a harmonica solo.

We have two new tracks at the top, and we start with ‘Occlude‘ by Nearly Oratorio at #2. Nearly Oratorio is the solo project of Melbourne artist Simon Lam (of Kllo and the former trio I’lls). ‘Occlude’ is the second single off the upcoming Tin EP and it channels traits found in I’lls, but with even more prominence from Lam, who moves to the forefront with unsurprising effectiveness.

#1 this week, however, had to be ‘All Four Seasons‘ by Free Time in Melbourne. Dion Nania‘s decision to move back to Melbourne and form a super group with members of Twerps, Totally Mild and Terrible Truths is appearing to look like a master stroke more and more with every new release from the forthcoming album In Search of Free Time. ‘All Four Seasons’ has to be one of the tightest, lightest, most summery jams in 2016 so far – and I’m not just talking about in Australia. The album drops April 22nd on Bedroom Suck Records in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and Underwater Peoples in the USA and Europe.

 


35. Sydney2000 – ‘Sunshine Song’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #39


34. Blake Gilray – ‘I Jus’ Wanna Fall In Love (Preview)’

Uploaded: March 28th


33. Mope City — ‘Letterbomb’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #37


32. Spookyland — ‘Big Head’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #36


31. Wireheads – ‘Arrive Alive’

Uploaded: March 14th | Last Week: #35


30. Gonzo Jones – ‘Misty Dreams’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #29


29. Edward Vanzet – ‘Everyday’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #28


28. The Pretty Littles – ‘Pride’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #27


27. Tiny Little Houses – ‘You Tore Out My Heart (Anatole Remix)’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #24


26. Dorsal Fins – ‘Let ‘Em In’

Uploaded: March 22nd


25. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #23


24. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #21


23. Antony & Cleopatra – ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer (Amateur Dance Remix)’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #20


22. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #18


21. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #17


20. Remi ft. Sampa The Great – ‘For Good’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #16


19. Rainbow Chan – ‘Nest’

Uploaded: March 3rd | Last Week: #15


18. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #13


17. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th


16. Loose Tooth – ‘Sherry’

Uploaded: March 4th | Last Week: #12


15. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #11


14. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd


13. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #10


12. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th


11. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #9


10. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th


9. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #8


8. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #7


7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #5


6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #4


5. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #3


4. Jamal Amir – ‘Got Something’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #2


3. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #1


2. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd


1. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th

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29 Mar Trading Tunes with The Goon Sax

The Goon Sax are a trio of teenagers from Brisbane consisting of James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones. This month they released their thoroughly enjoyable debut album Up To Anything on the Chapter Music label with the standout singles ‘Up To Anything‘, ‘Sometimes Accidentally‘ and ‘Boyfriend‘.

It’s still very early days for The Goon Sax, but the lead singer Louis Forster (son of Robert Forster from The Go-Betweens) in particular has already proven to be a talented, natural songwriter well ahead of his age. Before the band tour the east coast of Australia in April, Louis has sent us seven Trumpet themed tracks he enjoys.

Saturday April 2nd:
Sydney – Newtown Social Club
Supports: Flowertruck and Solid Effort
Tickets: Here

Saturday April 9th:
Melbourne – The Tote Hotel
Supports: Chook Race, Hearing and Dag
Tickets: Here

Saturday April 30th:
Brisbane – Trainspotters
Supports: Blank Realm and S>c>r>a>p>s
Tickets: On the door


Love – ‘Alone Again Or’


“This list is not in any sort of order but if it had to be, this would definitely top the list. Bud Brisbois‘ trumpet solo is the perfect addition to an already perfect song. The melody is sweeping yet simple, and short enough to make you want to listen again. ”


Belle and Sebastian – ‘Dog On Wheels’


“This song made me fall in love with trumpet solos. I had the Dog On Wheels E.P on CD, and I would listen to it on the way to school every day for months on my Discman. The trumpet solo and chuggy strum of the song are beautifully reminiscent of Love (see above).”


The Byrds – ‘Artificial Energy’


“One of the best songs off my favourite The Byrds album, aided by a very powerful trumpet playing a beautifully melodic line. It fits perfectly next to lines such as “I’m in jail cause I killed the queen” and “Just a matter of time now, till I’ll be up in the sky.” So so good.”


Dick Diver – ‘Year In Pictures’


“This was already one of my favorite songs before the Trumpet even came in. When it does, it’s incredible.”


The Particles – ‘I Luv Trumpet’


“I hadn’t heard this one until the other day when I told a friend we were making a playlist of trumpet songs. I immediately fell in love with it. The trumpet sounds fantastic against a frantic post punk setting playing an unforgettable hook. This is a new favourite.”


Buddy Holly – ‘True Love Ways’


“Such a beautiful song. Although it can be hard to take it seriously if you have seen the Panda Cheese commercials, but still, the trumpet solo is perfect. It’s soft and sweet just like Holly’s voice, like a gentle breeze.”


Neil Young – ‘After The Gold Rush’


“This isn’t really a trumpet solo, it’s a Flugelhorn, However it’s one of the best songs of all time and I think it goes nicely on this list!”

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22 Mar Ripe’s Australian Chart (22/3/16)

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly rotation of the best new music by Australian artists released in the last month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 40 tracks in this week’s playlist.

We start at #39 with another track from the Brisbane record label Tenth Court, giving the label now three tracks in the chart. This time we have ‘Sunshine Song‘ by Sydney2000 off their new untitled six track EP. If you dig gritty, lo-fi garage rock then dig into Tenth Court’s catalog. Next we skip down to #28 with ‘Everyday‘ by Edward Vanzet from Melbourne. Edward is the younger brother of Jack Vanzet A.K.A. Thrupence. ‘Everyday’ is the titled track off a new four track EP and Washed Out fans will find it’s calm pacing, very comforting.

Galapagoose from Melbourne makes a return at #26 with ‘Free By One‘. It’s not clear if it’s a new single or what the context of the song is from, but if you dig the rhythmic patterns of Footwork music and the more spaced out moments of Flying Lotus. Then ‘Free By One’ will interest you. We stay in Melbourne at #21 for the pioneers of jazz-gaze – Cool Sounds. In-jokes aside, ‘In Blue Skies‘ will feature on their forthcoming debut album Dance Moves on Deaf Ambitions. ‘In Blue Skies’ is perfectly seasoned for Autumn with its nostalgic lust wanting to save a relationship about to end.

At #16 Sampa The Great has teamed up with Remi for ‘For Good‘. It’s the first single from Remi’s forthcoming album Divas and Demons, but it’s Sampa The Great who continues to steal the show. Her verse doesn’t kick in until the back half of the track, but it’s worth staying tuned for. She’s growing into a showstopper, who everyone is going to want to collaborate with and I’m not talking about just in Australia. The Murlocs are back and slide into #11 with ‘Young Blindness‘ off their latest 11 track album of the same name. ‘Young Blindness’ maintains the consistent standards set by the country-psych band and comes with a video-clip resembling an animation you’d find in the trippy Adult Swim series Off The Air. Next month the Melbourne band are touring Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Fremantle.

Black Cab jump into the top ten with ‘Uniforms‘ at #9. You may have witnessed the dark-electronic Melbourne band at the recent Golden Plains festival. ‘Uniforms’ has heavy roots in ’80s music, but the Perturbator-esque, trance-state synths played by Mikey Young are too euphoric to turn away from. The trio are playing their ‘Uniforms’ single launches in both Melbourne and Sydney in May.

The track of the week however belongs to White Lodge from the Gold Coast with ‘Bella-Union Creep‘ at #3. White Lodge follow in the footsteps of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever with that carefree, hair to the wind, simultaneously loose in nature and yet tight in garage rock execution. Throw in that bridge section switch up and wicked guitar solo and ‘Bella-Union Creep’ is a flat-out jam. Can someone please bring this band down to Melbourne immediately.


40. Bent – ‘Skeleton Man’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #40


39. Sydney2000 – ‘Sunshine Song’

Uploaded: March 17th


38. Tourist Dollars – ‘Horse Girl’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #39


37. Mope City — ‘Letterbomb’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #37


36. Spookyland — ‘Big Head’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #36


35. Wireheads – ‘Arrive Alive’

Uploaded: March 14th | Last Week: #35


34. Blake Gilray – ‘Guru Glock (Preview)’

Uploaded: March 1st | Last Week: #34


33. Ariela Jacobs – ‘Lost’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #33


32. Milwaukee Banks – ‘Reincarnated’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #32


31. Lucianblomkamp – ‘The Overman’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #31


30. Arvo Tanty – ‘Forget This Mourning’

Uploaded: February 26th | Last Week: #30


29. Gonzo Jones – ‘Misty Dreams’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #29


28. Edward Vanzet – ‘Everyday’

Uploaded: March 13th


27. The Pretty Littles – ‘Pride’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #28


26. Galapagoose – ‘Free By One’

Uploaded: February 28th


25. A.M. Limonata – ‘After Midnight Special’

Uploaded: February 28th | Last Week: #27


24. Tiny Little Houses – ‘You Tore Out My Heart (Anatole Remix)’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #25


23. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #24


22. Bad Vision – ‘Goons’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #22


21. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th


20. Antony & Cleopatra – ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer (Amateur Dance Remix)’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #21


19. The Goon Sax ‘Up To Anything’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #20


18. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #19


17. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #18


16. Remi ft. Sampa The Great – ‘For Good’

Uploaded: March 16th


15. Rainbow Chan – ‘Nest’

Uploaded: March 3rd | Last Week: #17


14. Mall Grab – ‘Down’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #16


13. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #14


12. Loose Tooth – ‘Sherry’

Uploaded: March 4th | Last Week: #13


11. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th


10. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #11


9. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th


8. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: February 27th | Last Week: #9


7. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #8


6. SHOUSE – ‘Support Structure’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #7


5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #5


4. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #4


3. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th


2. Jamal Amir – ‘Got Something’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #3


1. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #2

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21 Mar Trading Tunes with Rainbow Chan

Rainbow Chan is a classically trained saxophonist, piano player and choral singer based in Sydney via Hong Kong, who currently makes Alt-Pop with elements of Neo-Soul. She released earlier this month her first single ‘Next‘ off her upcoming debut album on Silo Arts & Records.

On April the 16th Rainbow Chan will perform at a single launch for ‘Nest’ at Plan B Small Club in Sydney, featuring both Corin and Moon Holiday in her live show. The event is free and has special guests yet to be announced. Before you start lining up, Rainbow Chan has sent us five tunes and a paragraph describing the theme to all five of them.

“I’ve recently been listening to a lot of rappers and hip-hop artists from China and Taipei. It’s interesting how the internet really has created a flattened, global culture, particularly amongst the youth. I went to a warehouse/club in Hong Kong last month and noticed that it didn’t look or feel much different to somewhere like Goodgod. All the kids were wearing the same sort of fashion, recycling the same sort of cultural signifiers, nonchalantly head-bopping to the same sort of music. It’s confronting to think we may reach a dystopian monoculture in the future. In the following list, I have included a few different artists who I think represent an exciting, modern Chinese voice, which also looks towards an “international” aesthetic. There is an element of self-orientalising via traditional sounds and melodies, but these ideas are combined with standardised (Westernised) synths and hip-hop drum sample packs.”


Sowut ft. Penny Lim – ‘無言の雨’


Bohan Phoenix – ‘Foreign 外国人’


Jeanie – ‘Oni’


ハリキリ (≧▽≦) Harikiri ft. Bloodz Boi – ‘夏利 // Xiali’


Howie Lee – ‘Cloud Lamps’

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16 Mar Ripe’s Australian Chart (16/3/16)

 

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly rotation of the best new music by Australian artists released in the last month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 40 tracks in this week’s playlist.

We start this week with one of two new inclusions from the Brisbane label Tenth Court. At #37 we first have Mope City‘s latest offering ‘Letterbomb‘ from their new Petri-Dish LP. It’s short and sweet, but it should be enough to put the band on your radar. We head down to Sydney for #36 with Spookyland and their new single ‘Big Head‘ off their upcoming debut LP Beauty Already Beautiful. If you’re at SXSW this week in Austin, Texas, I’d recommended checking out their giant sound live in person.

The second entry from Tenth Court comes in at #35 with ‘Arrive Alive‘ by Wireheads. If you enjoy the meandering and humorous side of Parquet Courts, then keep an eye out for this Adelaide band’s next album, which will apparently feature 20 musicians including members of Bent, Day Ravies and Bitch Prefect. At #29 down in Melbourne we have Good Manners‘ latest signing Gonzo Jones and his first single ‘Misty Dreams‘. The single is off his debut EP Misty Dreams and it has a tropical vibe washed over its dream-pop roots.

The Pretty Littles from Melbourne come in at #28 with ‘Pride‘. If you’re looking for a chorus to shout out loud at a gig, then check out their ‘Pride’ single launch at the John Curtin Hotel in Melbourne this Friday the 18th of March. We stay in Melbourne for #24 with ‘Old Boys‘ by Smile off their second LP Rhythm Method out April 1st on Smooch Records. If you’re looking for a band in the vein of Galaxie 500, then you’ll dig this one.

At #21, Melbourne’s Amateur Dance has cleaned up the song ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer‘ by Antony & Cleopatra and turned it into a smooth house track – you know it’s a good remix when you prefer it to the original. Next, Chapter Music have just released the debut album by the Melbourne band The Goon Sax titled Up To Anything. The band, consisting of three teenagers, caught our attention with catchy singles ‘Sometimes Accidentally‘ and ‘Boyfriend‘. ‘Up To Anything‘ is the album’s opening track and proves by this point that the band already have a natural songwriting knack at their young age.

Nasty Mars provides some spaced out, lo-fi hip-hop at #19 with ‘Sundaynight‘. The Melbourne artist is often associated with another favourite of ours Baro. Nasty Mars even displays his diverse talents by laying down some additional guitar on the track. Tiny Little Houses caught our attention late last year with their debut EP You Tore My Heart and a standout performance at the Paradise Music Festival. Their new track ‘Milo Tin‘ comes in #18 and it still contains that The Smashing Pumpkins Melon-Collie sound, but it’s less heartbroken than any of the tracks off last year’s EP.

The Melbourne alt-RnB duo Hoodlem continue their promising start with ‘4 Real‘ at #14. ‘4 Real’ is apparently a ‘made for the headphones’ experience, while remaining danceable and sociable at the same time. Their self-titled debut EP is out March 25th. One of Milk! Records latest signings Loose Tooth come in at #13 with ‘Sherry‘ off their forthcoming debut EP Saturn Returns. If you’re a fan of the debut album by Wild Nothing, then you’ll get hooked by ‘Sherry’. Their EP launch is on the 22nd of April at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne.

András has dropped a five-track EP titled Untitled via Superconscious Records and the first track ‘T.N.T.F‘ finds itself at #12 in the chart. He’s jokingly labeled the collection of tracks ‘Horny-Australiana’, and it’s kind of hard to tell how seriously he’s taking himself on this release, but the slick moulding of sonic textures is impressive regardless. Back up in Sydney the duo The Goods have teamed up with Unkle H for ‘Only One‘ at #11. ‘Only One’ channels artists like Reggie Watts, and I don’t imagine this track remaining completely unknown for very long. After one listen, I was actually expecting The Goods to be a big act that I had somehow never heard about. Their debut LP is set for release in April via Personal Best Records.

At #5 we have the return of Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard with ‘Gamma Knife‘. Their next album Nonagon Infinity will be their eighth album in four years, and while their psych-jam sound can at times feel limited, it’s hard not to enjoy ‘Gamma Knife’ when it really sounds like the band themselves had fun recording it. They went into the studio apparently looking to focus on what felt good live, and that’s a smart move if you’ve ever witnessed their memorable live sets. The Melbourne label Solitaire Records, run by the members of the former group I’lls, continues to dominate Australia in 2016 with the release of Asdasfr Bawd‘s EP Underpass. Asdasfr Bawd is a classical composer at Melbourne University who apparently also knows how to easily create a house banger. The production on the EP’s title track is a lesson in fine art. It’s heavily-detailed on a micro scale, while ultimately still able to get anybody dancing immediately.

This week’s track of the week comes very close to nabbing the #1 spot in the chart. I didn’t know anything about Sydney’s Julia Jacklin until last week, and while she may sound a lot like Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, ‘Pool Party‘ is almost impossible to dislike. It’s wholesome, rich in tones, and Julia can flat out sing with character. I wouldn’t change a single thing about ‘Pool Party’. She’s currently playing all week at SXSW in Austin, Texas and then you can catch her back in Australia touring Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney starting late April.

 


40. Bent – ‘Skeleton Man’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #34


39. Tourist Dollars – ‘Horse Girl’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #31


38. Great Earthquake — ‘Thought Broadcasting’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #29


37. Mope City — ‘Letterbomb’

Uploaded: March 9th


36. Spookyland — ‘Big Head’

Uploaded: March 10th


35. Wireheads – ‘Arrive Alive’

Uploaded: March 14th


34. Blake Gilray – ‘Guru Glock (Preview)’

Uploaded: March 1st | Last Week: #26


33. Ariela Jacobs – ‘Lost’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #25


32. Milwaukee Banks – ‘Reincarnated’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #24


31. Lucianblomkamp – ‘The Overman’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #23


30. Arvo Tanty – ‘Forget This Mourning’

Uploaded: February 26th | Last Week: #22


29. Gonzo Jones – ‘Misty Dreams’

Uploaded: March 8th


28. The Pretty Littles – ‘Pride’

Uploaded: March 23rd


27. A.M. Limonata – ‘After Midnight Special’

Uploaded: February 28th | Last Week: #18


26. Wax Witches – ‘Morning Flowers’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #17


25. Tiny Little Houses – ‘You Tore Out My Heart (Anatole Remix)’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #16


24. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th


23. Low Lux – ‘Girls (Royal Headache cover)’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #15


22. Bad Vision – ‘Goons’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #14


21. Antony & Cleopatra – ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer (Amateur Dance Remix)’

Uploaded: March 12th


20. The Goon Sax ‘Up To Anything’

Uploaded: February 24th


19. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th


18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th


17. Rainbow Chan – ‘Nest’

Uploaded: March 3rd | Last Week: #13


16. Mall Grab – ‘Down’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #12


15. Lower Spectrum – ‘Masquerade’

Uploaded: Febraury 19th | Last Week: #11


14. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th


13. Loose Tooth – ‘Sherry’

Uploaded: March 4th


12. András – ‘T.N.T.F’

Uploaded: February 17th


11. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th


10. Snake And Friends – ‘Missus And The Masses’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #9


9. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: February 27th | Last Week: #8


8. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

Uploaded: March 2nd | Last Week: #7


7. SHOUSE – ‘Support Structure’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #6


6. Cosmic Rays – ‘Teen Bank Robber On Heroin’

Uploaded: February 22nd | Last Week: #5


5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th


4. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th


3. Jamal Amir – ‘Got Something’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #2


2. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th


1. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Tin’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #1


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15 Mar Trading Tunes with Tiny Little Houses

Late last year the Melbourne four piece Tiny Little Houses caught our attention with the heartbreaking four track You Tore My Heart Out EP and then they were one of the more talked about artists after their set at the Paradise Music Festival. They bring back the sad boy sounds of Smashing Pumpkins and Placebo with distinct and sharp songwriting.

Now they are back with a new track called ‘Milo Tin‘. Before Tiny Little Houses become a household name in 2016, they’ve sent us five of their current favourite tunes from female fronted bands or artists. Have a read and listen below.


Alvvays – ‘Party Police’

“I had the fortune of seeing Alvvays play an incredible show last week at the Northcote Social Club. Molly spins tales of heartbreak wrapped in nostalgia. ‘Party Police‘ is one of their best songs on an already stellar album. “Walking through the trees, I never really know whats on your mind, is it ever me, or just someone you’ve left behind”. ”


Slowdive – ‘Sleep’

Rachel Goswell is actually my dream girl. She has the voice of an angel and their music is heavenly and intricate. Sleep has one of the prettiest chord progressions I’ve ever heard and there’s this depressive quality to the track which makes me feel like the earths gravity is somehow focused on my chest when I listen to it.”


Babaganouj – ‘Bluff’

“I was discussing this track the other day with a friend and we both agreed that ‘Bluff‘ was an instant classic for us. A band deserving of far more attention and who sound like they genuinely time traveled from the early ’90s to deliver this gem of a song to the modern world.”


The Cranberries – ‘Dreams’

Dolores O’Riordan is another of my favourite female artists. I fell in love with The Cranberries from when I was a child thanks to the family CD collection. There’s something ever familiar and calming about this tune that sounds like it was concocted from a long forgotten Celtic dream.”


Tracey Chapman – ‘Fast Car’

“Fast car is one of those songs that sound as fresh as the day it was recorded. There’s something in her phrasing and vocal delivery which is so unique, honest and full of despair. The amount of times my dad played this song on me as a kid left an everlasting impression, and I think she subtly influenced my own songwriting today.”


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08 Mar Ripe’s Australian Chart (8/3/16)

 

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly rotation of the best new music by Australian artists released in the last month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 35 tracks in this week’s playlist.

 

We start this week at #35 with ‘Magic Button‘ by Twelve Point Buck, who come from outside of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. The lo-fi and casual fuzzy sounds of ‘Magic Button’ come from a new three track EP titled Cheezel Dust. You can catch them supporting Zeahorse at The Record Crate in Sydney on April 2nd. At #34 we head up north to Brisbane for the three piece garage band Bent, who released a video for ‘Skeleton Man‘. The aesthetic rawness and “I don’t give a fuck” attitude of the song and video give Bent this punk edge that manages to avoid sounding whiny or immature.

We have another new track at #31 from the emerging Melbourne label Deaf Ambitions (Leisure Suite, Crepes, Redspencer and Zone Out). This time it’s Tourist Dollars with ‘Horse Girl‘ off their upcoming debut EP. ‘Horse Girl’ was mastered by Mikey Young and somewhat reminds me of Kaiser Chiefs. At #26 we have Blake Gilray from Sydney with the addictive ‘Guru Glock (Preview)’. The 19 year old samples the video game Zelda and then throws on top a glockenspiel hook with effective results. This is the third time he’s featured in an Australian Ripe Chart, making it three from three now. Look out for this young sharp producer to make big splashes soon.

Back in Melbourne for $25 with Ariela Jacobs who uploaded a video for ‘Lost‘. ‘Lost’ reminds of Bat For Lashes and contains the most moving moment of the week, when Ariela sings “I can’t wait to be alone with you”. Her EP Yesteryear is now available on her bandcamp. We stay in Melbourne at #18 with ‘After Midnight Special‘ by A.M. Limonata. The disco-house track features on a new EP titled Mansion. You can catch After Midnight Limonata playing sets every Thursday this month at Boney in the CBD.

In Sydney at #16 where Anatole has released a remix of ‘You Tore Out My Heart‘ by Tiny Little Houses from Melbourne. Anatole has managed to make an already heartbreaking song, more heartbreaking with a sprinkle of orchestral intimacy. Anatole even attempts to play the flute for the first time on this remix. The diverse talents of Anatole intrigue me as a potential producer for Australian vocalists. At #14 the Melbourne garage rock band Bad Vision have released a video for ‘Goons‘. The video is a long one-take featuring the in and out movements of housemates in a sharehouse while the band play out back. Apparently the video took 15 attempts.

Rainbow Chan pops in at #13 with ‘Nest‘ off her forthcoming debut album later this year. The Sydney via Hong Kong alt-pop talent sings about a past relationship where she “built a nest for you”, but it was apparently “not enough for you”. I can’t help but wonder if the line “you’ll only remind me of bubble gum and ice cream kisses in in the sun” is referring to a Bubble O Bill. Newcastle’s Mall Grab continues to appear in these charts with ‘Down‘ at #12. ‘Down’ carries a huge Reality Testing by Lone vibe, and the execution is just as impressive. Mall Grab is heading to Europe later this year and is currently looking for bookings.

Melbourne’s Alistair Montfort has a new project called Snakes and Friends, which he’s somehow find time for between work with Dick Diver, Total Control, Lower Plenty and UV Race. The first single ‘Missus and the Masses‘ comes in at #9. Alistair isn’t taking himself too seriously with this project and it’s really endearing. The warped keyboard sound he throws in is hilarious and fun. We stay in Melbourne with ‘Meet Me In The Middle‘ by Ciggie Witch at #7. ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ is heavily nostaglic and filled with meticulous detailed touches, which make the song very replayable. I can see myself coming back to it all year.

The track of the week at #5 comes out of Melbourne from ScotDrakula‘s lead singer Matt Neumann‘s new side-project called Cosmic Rays. ‘Teen Bank Robbers On Heroin‘ is his first solo single and it’s catchy as hell. I’ve had multiple sections of this song stuck in my head all week. It’s somewhat a cross between ‘Take Me To The Riot‘ by Stars and ‘All My Friends‘ by LCD Soundsystem. If you’re familiar with ScotDrakula, you’ll immediately notice a completely different vocal approach and it this case it works. Matt has proven to be a clever song writer in the past with ScotDrakula, but unfortunately not a diverse one up until this point. However with this Cosmic Rays project, he take it anywhere he wants at this point, making his follow-up releases a must-watch in 2016.

 


35. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Magic Button’

Uploaded: February 29th


34. Bent – ‘Skeleton Man’

Uploaded: February 29th


33. James Blake – ‘Modern Soul (Asdasfr Bawd remix)’

Uploaded: February 13th | Last Week: #29


32. Leisure Suite – ‘Shame’

Uploaded: February 16th | Last Week: #28


31. Tourist Dollars – ‘Horse Girl’

Uploaded: February 29th


30. Diet- ‘The Rip’

Uploaded: February 11th | Last Week: #27


29. Great Earthquake — ‘Thought Broadcasting’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #26


28. Stina Tester & Cinta Masters – ‘Deep Sleep’

Uploaded: February 12th | Last Week: #25


27. Charles Murdoch – ‘Open (feat. Chloe Kaul)’

Uploaded: February 15th | Last Week: #24


26. Blake Gilray – ‘Guru Glock (Preview)’

Uploaded: March 1st


25. Ariela Jacobs – ‘Lost’

Uploaded: February 29th


24. Milwaukee Banks – ‘Reincarnated’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #23


23. Lucianblomkamp – ‘The Overman’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #22


22. Arvo Tanty – ‘Forget This Mourning’

Uploaded: February 26th | Last Week: #20


21. Hayden Calnin – ‘Cut Love’

Uploaded: February 9th | Last Week: #18


20. Jen Cloher – ‘Famously Monogamous’

Uploaded: February 14th | Last Week: #17


19. Mio – ‘Morning Sun (Dave Bixby cover)’

Uploaded: February 16th | Last Week: #16


18. A.M. Limonata – ‘After Midnight Special’

Uploaded: February 28th


17. Wax Witches – ‘Morning Flowers’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #15


16. Tiny Little Houses – ‘You Tore Out My Heart (Anatole Remix)’

Uploaded: March 2nd


15. Low Lux – ‘Girls (Royal Headache cover)’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #13


14. Bad Vision – ‘Goons’

Uploaded: February 29th


13. Rainbow Chan – ‘Nest’

Uploaded: March 3rd


12. Mall Grab – ‘Down’

Uploaded: February 29th


11. Lower Spectrum – ‘Masquerade’

Uploaded: Febraury 19th | Last Week: #12


10. Mexico City – ‘Rosewood Line’

Uploaded: February 9th | Last Week: #8


9. Snake And Friends – ‘Missus And The Masses’

Uploaded: February 21st


8. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: February 27th | Last Week: #7


7. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

Uploaded: March 2nd


6. SHOUSE – ‘Support Structure’

Uploaded: February 24th | Last Week: #6


5. Cosmic Rays – ‘Teen Bank Robber On Heroin’

Uploaded: February 22nd


4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Write Back’

Uploaded: February 13th | Last Week: #4


3. Major Leagues – ‘Better Off’

Uploaded: February 10th | Last Week: #3


2. Jamal Amir – ‘Got Something’

Uploaded: February 29th | Last Week: #2


1. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Tin’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #1


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01 Mar Ripe’s Australian Chart (1/3/16)

 

We start at #28 with the Melbourne duo Leisure Suite and their latest track ‘Shame‘, off their second EP Lay Low. If you’re a fan of Rhye or Banoffee, check them out. Great Earthquake comes in at #26 with ‘Thought Broadcasting‘, off an EP with the same name. It’s the work of the Melbourne-based Noah Symons, and the project sounds like a cross between a dreamy version of Ponytail and the sporadic patterns of Terrible Truths.

Melbourne hip-hop duo Milwaukee Banks slide into #23 with ‘Reincarnated‘, which will feature on their long-awaited debut album Deep Into The Night, out March 18th. I’m digging its Cities Aviv-styled production and the assertiveness of Dyl Thomas. LUCIANBLOMKAMP, also from Melbourne, comes in at #22 with ‘The Overman‘ off his upcoming sophomore album Bad Faith. You can catch Lucian playing along with Lower Spectrum during late-April in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Speaking of Perth, we’ve got new music from Arvo Tanty, with ‘Forget This Mourning‘ at #20. The track’s dreamy loops draw comparisons to early Atlas Sound or Brothertiger, and you can hear the full Tender Yonder LP later this year. At #15 we have Wax Witches from the Gold Coast (currently residing in Brooklyn) – you may remember Alex Wall from Bleeding Knees Club. ‘Morning Flowers‘ has a strong The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart vibe, and it’ll feature on the new album Memory Painting, out on the 18th of March.

Totally Mild return at #14 with ‘Today Tonight‘ off their new three-track live EP Alive In Denmark, which also features another new live track called ‘More‘. ‘Today Tonight‘ doesn’t feature any drums, showing a more stripped-back side of Totally Mild. Low Lux from Sydney come in at #13 with their cover of ‘Girls‘ by Royal Headache. Whereas the original used adrenaline to carry its momentum, Low Lux have cut the pace in half and wrought a more nostalgic atmosphere. It’s a clever and well-executed cover, one that most artists wouldn’t have thought about attempting.

Brisbane’s Mexico City come in at #8 with ‘Rosewood Line‘ from their third album When The Day Goes Dark. If you’re wondering who Mexico City are, they’ve supported The Black Keys, Cat Power, The Drones and many more, sounding somewhere between Cass McCombs and Phosphorescent. Next, we have Summer Flake with ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away‘ at #7. After releasing the underrated Time Rolls By EP last year, the Melbourne-via-Adelaide trio are set to release a new album titled Hello Friends. ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’ is ridiculously contagious and full of summer joy. Interestingly, it was recorded and mixed by Geoffrey O’Connor, who generally records slick, catchy, ’80s-sounding alt-pop songs.

We stay in Melbourne with SHOUSE featuring Habits on ‘Support Structure‘ at #6. The duo includes Ed Service of IO and Jack Madin of The Harpoons. We actually heard this track, reminiscent of Orbital or The KLF, in their Ripe Mix for us last month. The catchy vocal hook provided by Mohini of Habits could easily have been lifted from a classic early ’90s club hit.

However, the best new track of the week drops in at #2: ‘Got Something‘ by Jamal Amir. Jamal is part of the emerging Melbourne label Temporal Cast, featuring Cale Sexton and Kangaroo Skull. ‘Got Something‘ is straight up nasty smooth house, which makes me want to dance (even while I’m currently hobbling around on crutches). You can catch all three Temporal Cast artists playing along with Sleep D and Chiara Kickdrum this Friday the 4th of March at Goodtime Studios in Melbourne.

 


30. Mossy – ‘Electric Chair’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #27


29. James Blake – ‘Modern Soul (Asdasfr Bawd remix)’

Uploaded: February 13th | Last Week: #28


28. Leisure Suite – ‘Shame’

Uploaded: February 16th


27. Diet- ‘The Rip’

Uploaded: February 11th | Last Week: #25


26. Great Earthquake — ‘Thought Broadcasting’

Uploaded: February 21st


25. Stina Tester & Cinta Masters – ‘Deep Sleep’

Uploaded: February 12th | Last Week: #22


24. Charles Murdoch – ‘Open (feat. Chloe Kaul)’

Uploaded: February 15th | Last Week: #21


23. Milwaukee Banks – ‘Reincarnated’

Uploaded: February 24th


22. Lucianblomkamp – ‘The Overman’

Uploaded: February 24th


21. Marcus Whale – ‘My Captain’

Uploaded: February 8th | Last Week: #20


20. Arvo Tanty – ‘Forget This Mourning’

Uploaded: February 26th


19. The Sanctuary – ‘Miss You’

Uploaded: February 3rd | Last Week: #19


18. Hayden Calnin – ‘Cut Love’

Uploaded: February 9th | Last Week: #17


17. Jen Cloher – ‘Famously Monogamous’

Uploaded: February 14th | Last Week: #15


16. Mio – ‘Morning Sun (Dave Bixby cover)’

Uploaded: February 16th | Last Week: #14


15. Wax Witches – ‘Morning Flowers’

Uploaded: February 17th


14. Totally Mild – ‘Today Tonight’

Uploaded: February 3rd


13. Low Lux – ‘Girls (Royal Headache cover)’

Uploaded: February 21st


12. Lower Spectrum – ‘Masquerade’

Uploaded: Febraury 19th | Last Week: #11


11. Mall Grab – ‘Sun Ra’

Uploaded: Febraury 17th | Last Week: #10


10. Back Back Forward Punch – ‘Machine Believing’

Uploaded: February 4th | Last Week: #8


9. Fountaineer – ‘Still Life’

Uploaded: February 3rd | Last Week: #6


8. Mexico City – ‘Rosewood Line’

Uploaded: February 9th


7. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: February 27th


6. SHOUSE – ‘Support Structure’

Uploaded: February 24th


5. Ara Koufax – ‘Makers’

Uploaded: February 8th | Last Week: #5


4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Write Back’

Uploaded: February 13th | Last Week: #4


3. Major Leagues – ‘Better Off’

Uploaded: February 10th | Last Week: #3


2. Jamal Amir – ‘Got Something’

Uploaded: February 29th


1. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Tin’

Uploaded: February 17th | Last Week: #2


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26 Feb Trading Tunes with Hoodlem

Hoodlem are an electronic soul duo from Melbourne, who are releasing their self-titled five track EP on March 26th. The EP features the track ‘Kintsugi‘, which caught our attention at the start of the year with its compelling vocals, sexy bass guitar, and overall detailed arrangement for what’s typically a vocal-centric genre.

If you’re a fan of anything from Erykah Badu to The Harpoons, then start following Hoodlem. Until their next show, have a read and listen to some of their current favourite females making electronic music.


Shura – ‘2Shy’

“Love this girl, love this song. Such a great hook. Listen on repeat for a bit of feel good.”


Billie Black – ‘I Don’t Need Another Lover’

“I love her versatility within her own music. This song is my favourite of hers, such a good croon and so much subtle attitude.”


Sorcha Richardson – ‘Petrol Station’

“I am in love with this song. It is so sweet and her accent is beautiful. Will loop around my head for hours.”


Sophia Black – ‘Vibration’

“I was initially looking for another song of Sophia‘s to play you called ‘Over Again’, which I love, but it looks like it’s been taken down. This song I still dig, it shows off her style really well. Super pop and RnB vibe with a bit of French in there.”


NAO – ‘Bad Blood’

“Been obsessed with NAO for a while now ever since her first single came out. I was driving when I first heard this song and I started losing it. So much groove, love the production, love her vocal. I can’t stop listening to it.”


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