Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stream ‘Bangbang EP’ by Bangbang

Say hello to London boy/girl project Bangbang and then let your head shake from side-to-side as you groove along to their infectious debut, self-titled ep.

‘Bangbang EP’ is a catchy four-track collection of 80’s inspired, electro-pop goodness that is just too easy to enjoy, and if you’re not really in the best of moods today, this Bangbang ep will fix that right up.

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We Review Lastlings at Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne

words by Tim Philippe

Follow the neon down the alleyway and you’ll discover Hugs & Kisses. This petit nightspot feels like a house party that stocks all your favourite drinks and with a bandroom/dance-floor to match, Lastlings felt right at home.

Dressed all in black and oozing a confidence beyond their years, the duo stepped up to the plate. With a grin, Amy (singer) thanked the crowd for coming and they begin to play. The room was awash with blissful synth soundscapes and echo beats, but the true beauty is Amy’s ethereal vocal.

Joshua builds a world for Amy’s voice to soar. On ‘Wavelength’ they construct a slow moving void and Amy hits her high notes with passion and grace. The crowd sways together as though hypnotized by the two of them. “We just make it in our bedrooms and then play it for you guys”, Joshua casually exclaims.

‘Stranger To You’ was more pulsating and Amy let her voice run a little, which worked oh so well. Joshua switched it up and over to the drum pad which bought energy and movement to the performance. ‘I’m Here’ was a brand spanking new song in which they had never played before live (not that it sounded that way). Technicolor bursts of sounds filled the space. ‘Chills’ provided a dance break and a chorus sing-along, the tune was a perfect showcase of their synchronicity. But the night was leading to one place, their latest single ‘You’ which wasn’t just the final song of the night, but it elevated this duo into Tripe J ‘Unearthed High Finals’. And boy did they kill it (in a good way of course). Amy’s voice stood tall, the lyrics were contemplative and mature. It’s the restraint in the song that’s the beautiful part but when the chorus does arise, we are hit with tiny explosions and a beat dance-worthy.

Add Lastlings to your radar because this brother/sister duo won’t be far from the headlines very soon.

Rating: ★★★★

Lastlings do still have a few shows happening over the next few weeks, which includes a BIGSOUND showcase next Wednesday night at the Flying Cock, and you can also catch them doing a guest appearance with Golden Vessel on Thursday night at the Triple J Unearthed showcase (at Oh Hello), performing this incredible song.

Lastlings - AUS Tour - acid stag

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Let’s Hear It For The…GIRLS v20

Let’s Hear It For The.. is a gender-based series which is designed to showcase some of the great new tracks coming to us from a bunch of incredibly talented gender-specific singers, producers & musicians from all around the world.

Let’s Hear It For The GIRLS!

Lulu James – It’s The Time

Sundai – All i Got

Rynn – Talkin

Molly Moore – Just a Dream (ft. Brandyn Burnette)

Anna Straker – How We Are

HUMP DAY MIX: GRMM – Seasons Mixtape (exclusive)

Jumping in the HUMP DAY MIX seat this week is Australian producer GRMM, who has delivered a 45 minute collection of booty-shaking, body-rolling tunes to help us grind our way through the changing of the seasons.

GRMM has given word that he has a brand new single and news of a new EP coming our way next week, as well as announcing a live show in Sydney, so be sure to hit up GRMM on the below socials to be kept in the loop on all of that!

Seasons Mixtape Track-list:
1. Hayden James – Just A Lover (Karma Kid Remix)
2. Danny Brown – Blunt After Blunt (Pham Remix)
3. Flume – Like Water (ft. MNDR)
4. Save The Children by Ribongia
5. Mr. Carmack – Beyonce
6. Oscar Key Sung – All I Could Do
7. Kenton Slash Demon – Dok
8. Pier Bucci – Consuelo (Samim Remix)
9. Mr. Carmack – Gang With Me by
10. Disclosure – Afterthought
11. 4AM – Illusion (WYLN Remix)
12. Stwo – Aura
13. Flume – Free

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Cliftonia Remixes ‘Wild Heart’ by Romy

Today we have a great new remix to share with you by an Aussie newcomer who goes by the name Cliftonia. He has taken a track called ‘Wild Heart’ by Brisbane songstress Romy, and turned it into smooth, summery, house inspired tune that will be the ideal candidate for your summer playlist.

“Romy is an incredibly talented artist from Brisbane with an amazing voice. When she showed me this song, I just really wanted to remix it, and I’m so glad she gave me the opportunity to do it. I love the vocals in the song and I can’t wait to hear it being played in clubs” – Cliftonia

promoted by Mammal Sounds 

You can check out Romy’s original version of ‘Wild Heart’ below, and then go grab yourself a free download of Cliftonia’s remix via his Soundcloud.

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Field Day 2017 Line-up Revealed

For most music connoisseurs like myself, it’s such an exciting time of the year in Australia when all of the summer festivals start announcing their line-ups.

Following in the footsteps of Falls Festival last week, Field Day have now also revealed their line-up for the 2017 New Year’s Day event, and with acts like Childish GambinoAlunaGeorge, Booka ShadeGiraffage, HermitudeRyan Hemsworth, What So Not and MSTRKRFT on the bill, it sure is going to be one hell of an intro to 2017.

Field Day 2017 Lineup:
Alison Wonderland
Booka Shade
Chance The Rapper
Childish Gambino
Claptone (DJ set)
Client Liaison
Kölsch (DJ set)

Newham Generals (D Double & Footsie)
Ryan Hemsworth
Tkay Maidza
Vera Blue
What So Not
+ more to be announced

WHERE:The Domain, Sydney  on ,
WHEN:Sunday, January 1st 2017
HOWTickets on sale 12pm AEST Thursday, September 1st

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New Single by Sweater Beats feat. Nicole Millar & Imad Royal – ‘Better’

Los Angeles producer Sweater Beats has just announced he’ll be releasing his new ‘For The Cold EP’ in October, which also came with news of his first LIVE tour across the USA, which is also kicking off in October.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sweater Beats has also just given us the ep’s first taste with this great new track called ‘Better’, which features the vocal work of Aussie songstress Nicole Millar and Washington DC’s Imad Royal.

Click on the artwork below for more tour information, and stay tuned for the release of ‘For The Cold EP’ through Big Beat Records on October 28.

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Newcomers: Aristo G, Hykuu, Alminia, Sälen & Lindal

We have always taken pride in giving new producers, bands & artists the opportunity to have their music heard by a world-wide audience, and our location-based Newcomer series is the place for us to showcase some of the fine upcoming artists we think everyone should keep an eye on.

Aristo G – Make Me Feel [Australia]

Hykuu – I Want U [Spain]

Alminia – LolliPop Flower [France]

Sälen – The Drwg [UK]

Lindal – Tonight We Dance [Canada]

New Single by Omniment – ‘The Arena’

Australian producer Omniment has just shared a new track on Soundcloud called ‘The Arena’ which deserves to be heard through a good set of headphones with the volume cranked all the way up.

Omniment did make mention that he had some new material on the way via his socials last week, but as of right now there is zero information surrounding this new tune. I can tell you that it has some big trappy beats, screaming synths and crescendoing percussions – and you can score a free download via The Artist Union

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Watch Burning Man 2016 As It Happens [Live Stream]

I was actually planning on going to Burning Man this year with a few mates, but unfortunately a some things came up and those plans didn’t work out….FML

The good news is that I can in-fact pretend that I am there as I watch the live feed footage from the un-dusty and cool comforts of my living room….heck I may even throw a Burning Man party this weekend – who’s keen?

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Stream ‘In Real Life EP’ by High Rule

‘In Real Life EP’ is the debut ep from Chicago duo High Rule, who have delivered an impressive and quite enjoyable seven-track collection of tunes that showcase their unique blends of hip-hop/indie-electro/electro-pop sounds really well.

Go show High Rule your support by grabbing yourself a copy of ‘In Real Life EP now from their webstore.

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Indie Delights vol. 44

Amidst the overwhelming amount of electronic music that we receive each week, there are still quite a few great indie-rock/folk tracks that are seeping through the electro-cracks, and our Indie Delights series is a place where we get to showcase some of these fine indie tunes.

OYSTER KIDS – Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)

The Growlers – City Club

HUNNY – Colder Parts

Trails & Ways – Happiness

Pete Lehar – Off The Table

New Single by Fjord – ‘I Get It Now’

So we kicked-off today with the gorgeous sounds of Bon Iver’s new single, and now we continue those chilled atmospheric vibes with this stunning new single from Canadian duo Fjord.

It’s called ‘I Get It Now’, it the next taste of their upcoming debut album ‘Textures’, and if you’re into dreamy melancholic electronica, then these guys will be right up your alley.

Homeland fans can catch Fjord around the country this month as they hit the road in promotion of their upcoming debut album, which you can pre-order now from iTunes – click the artwork below for more tour info

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New Single by Bon Iver – ’33 GOD’

Bon Iver has recently announced he’ll be releasing a new album in September called ’22, A Million’, which will in-fact be their first since 2011’s incredible self-titled release, and this week he has another one of its tracks to share with us.

’33 GOD’ is just gorgeous, soothing to the mind, body & mood as you lose yourself in its dreamy atmospherics – it also samples ‘Iron Sky’ from Paolo Nutini’s 2014 album ‘Caustic Love’.

Bon Iver’s ’22, A Million’ will see its release on September 30th through Jagjaguwar.

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