Singles Spin #2

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So what’s the latest singles in Singles Spin #2? Check out the latest from:

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes revered new album End Of Suffering catapulted into the top 5 of the Official UK Charts when it was released a fortnight ago and off the back of this phenomenal news, the band are now thrilled to share a very special video for the juggernaut single Kitty Sucker.

Shot by acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist Kate Cox and following on from the band’s work with Annie Mac’s International Women’s Day campaign, Annie Lennox’ charity The Circle and Frank’s appearance on Crimewatch earlier this year to discuss safe spaces for women at live shows, it is a brilliant and beautifully shot accompaniment to the track, with an ending which might take you by surprise…

Kate expands on the collaboration; “I was inspired by Frank’s commitment to create safe spaces for women at gigs. I always want to create female driven narratives so when I heard the track and had the idea of female vampires living in a seaside town, transforming men into more female vamps we both instantly knew it was right for Kitty Sucker! It has been an absolute dream to work with such a talented creatively generous band.”

GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey examines the expectations placed on women in our society – and then shatters them – with her powerful new single, Nightmare.

The accompanying video, which was unveiled today in a YouTube Premiere, was based on a concept by Halsey and features an all-female cast. It was directed by 2-time MTV VMA winner Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Ciara), who also helmed Halsey’s video for Alone.

The Presets have collaborated with Adobe Creative Cloud to create a lyric video for the track Tools Down, from their acclaimed 2018 album HI VIZ.

The process commenced earlier this year when The Presets handed over every single lyric for Tools Down to design students across Australia and Asia, following a brief from their creative director and industry legend Jonathan Zawada inviting them to interpret the lyrics in their own unique style. With an outstanding array of more than 450 entries, the end result is unveiled as the Tools Down official lyric video, showcasing all the winning designs.

Melbourne rockers Palace Of The Kings have released a brand new rock n roll belter in the shape of One Of These Days. The track is the first new music since the release of Get Right With You Maker in April 2018.

Frontman Tim Henwood says of the song, “We’re well in to the recording process for our new album and here’s the first single – One Of These Days, which we’re super pumped to share with you! Having toured all around the world visiting 10 countries and rocking some of the biggest shows Palace Of The King has ever done on the Get Right With Your Maker tour, its time to hit the road playing some new tunes from our next album! We can’t wait to share One Of These Days and more epic rockness with you all. See you on the road!”

Sleater-Kinney release Hurry On Home, the first new music from the celebrated band since their 2015 album, No Cities To Love, available now via Milk! Records in AUNZ. After years of legendary collaboration, rock’n’roll giants Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Corin Tucker (guitar/vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums) sound bigger and bolder than ever. The new track was produced by Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and is the first hint of more eagerly anticipated new music on the horizon.

Hurry On Home is arresting from start to finish. Layered vocals lead into powerful and urgent instrumentation all culminating in a sprawling sonic listen. Lyrically the song unapologetically highlights vulnerabilities, touching upon being “unlovable, unlistenable, unwatchable.” The lyrics appear on striking posters of the band seen in and around New York City timed to the single release.

On the new music, the band comments; “I think for Carrie and Corin it was liberating to explore a different sound palette,” says Weiss. Brownstein adds, “Instead of just going into the studio to document what we’d done, we were going in to explore and to find the essence of something. To dig in deeper.” Tucker says working on the new music “was like this manic energy of empowerment.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared a MUST SEE video for a completely new track titled Self-Immolate in which each band member of the band is burnt alive in a satanic ritual. Self-Immolate follows in the same vein as their previous John Angus Stewart directed video to Planet B in early April.

Self-Immolate, like Planet B, finds the band fully scratching their thrash metal itch. Armed with double kick, an arsenal of guitars, & the thirst to melt faces, these new tracks take a distinctly different tack to the band’s recently released album, Fishing For Fishes, which came out on Flightless Records in late April 2019.

Read the incredible synopsis below by director John Angus Stewart.
The offerers were sent to hell. But what was only a few moments on earth, were over 500 years for the offerers. Zagan, summons them back to earth to keep her side of the bargain. The offerers are shadows of what they once were after lifetimes served in the spiralling, stinking pits of Hell. They have forgotten existence without constant agony, searing heat and torture. They quiver and shake, terrified of a place they once only knew but now cannot conceive. Zagan performs the ritual of reanimation, possessing them with a half-life. The offerers, vomit and choke as the petrol fills their lungs. To complete the re-animation ritual they must self-immolate to cauterise their new form. They turned to hell with a blind, idealistic, altruistic hope, but now they have become the anthropomorphised doom and fire that will consume the earth itself. John Angus Stewart

Bad//Dreems return with Double Dreaming the first offering from their third studio album, due out in October through Farmer and the Owl.

A fevered vision of the end days, an absurd tale of Neil Young’s hearse, Samson and the Lion, identity politics and Celine. It is a fitting introduction to the forthcoming album, with its Devo-esque guitars and frenetic groove. Lyrically the album examines the ridiculousness of the post-truth world as it teeters on the edge of the apocalypse!

Jess Spahr isn’t your run of the mill musician. She picked up the violin at the age of 6, going on to train as a classical pianist. Young Jess started winning eisteddfods all around Sydney, receiving countless awards and high fives along the way.

Despite being a quirky and catchy-as-hell slice of Electro Pop, the lyrical content of Tensions is more serious, describing the challenges and unwarranted propositions most young women experience throughout life.

Tensions was written about my personal experience with sexual harassment. Unfortunately an older man took the conversation I was having with him to a whole other level. It is an experience I have to say, no matter what age you are, still shocks you and you go back over in your head thinking ‘did I do something to lead him on like that?’. The answer is ‘HELL NO’.

So, to put a dampen on some of my rage and anger, my friend Luke Carra (also my producer) thought I should write about it. TOOK ME DAYS TO WRITE THE BLOODY LYRICS with Luke sitting there and saying ‘write about misogyny’. When composing the song I wanted it to be upbeat and not a ‘down and out, feeling sorry for myself’ kind of piece. I wanted the piece to be more of an anthem for women who get extremely irritated by men who think it is ok to touch us inappropriately. It is a totally ‘stick the middle finger in their face’ song.” Jess Spahr

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