20 Feb Trading Tunes with Le Pie

Le Pie is an emerging multi-instrumentalist and singer from Sydney, who creates music that sounds like Joni Mitchell fronting a ’90s grunge band or just the Dum Dum Girls. Well at least her impressive EP And He Said Honey, You Look So Fine last year sounded along those lines. However her latest single ‘Up All Night‘ finds her sound moving into Sleater-Kinney or Ex Hex territory. It’s confident, assertive and full of memorable lyrics.

While we wait for the next EP or album, that may just explode her on to the national scene in 2016. She’s sent us five tunes she’s been listening to lately. You can catch Le Pie performing at the University of Wollongong on the 27th of February with another new favourite of ours Phantastic Ferniture (ticket link).

Phantastic Ferniture – ‘Gap Year’

“I’ll be honest and say I am just a little bit obsessed with this new Sydney act right now! I stumbled across them last year with their debut release Fuckin’ ‘n’ Rollin’ which is also a great track but I must admit I have their latest offering, ‘Gap Year’, on repeat most days. Beautiful indie pop guitars, a driving bass line and Stevie Nicks like vocals effortlessly floating over the top. What’s not to love about that combo?”

Morning TV – ‘Golden’

“I’ve only just come across this band recently, as far as I know they are a young, all female act from Sydney with just the one release. This track instantly reminded me of The Breeders which is probably why I’m digging it so hard. Can’t wait to see what else these ladies have up their sleeves.”

Pop Cult – ‘ Gotta Keep Lovin”

“If you love the Dandy Warhols you are going to dig this track. Fuzzy guitars, too cool for school nonchalant vocals and a clip that harks back to that early 20’s wasteland we can all relate to, or maybe that’s just me?”

Ross Henry – ‘Blue Horizon’

“Just stumbled across this guy, instantly grabbed my attention at the beginning of the track with the dripping water sound effects. Super dreamy with beautiful vocals.”

Peppermint Cloud Club – ‘Young Lovers’

“Omg I loooove the production on this track, it’s so dreamy and effortless, feels like I’m floating through a summer haze (can you see a pattern forming here with my musical taste? What can I say, I’m a dreamer!) I was hooked on this track the first listen, the guitars are fucking amazing and I’m especially loving the keys that now and then tap into a little Supertramp vibe. Get caught up 🙌🏼”

Marcus Rimondini

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