Singles Spin #22

So what’s the latest singles in Singles Spin #22? Check out the latest from:

After weeks of hinting to fans on socials of new music, The Naked and Famous have released to much fanfare their new video and single Sunseeker, out through Island Records Australia/UMA.

Alisa Xayalith says “’Sunseeker’ was written in a time when I was covered in joy and positivity. It was inspired by my dog, Ginger. She came into my life unexpectedly, as did the boy who I fell in love with that found her. I didn’t grow up with a family pet, and now I can’t imagine life without her. She was present for all the TNAF sessions over the last year. I started calling her my ‘Sunseeker’—she’d disappear into the garden, and I’d find her in various places basking in patches of sunlight beaming through the trees. The song is about something, or someone, appearing in your life that you didn’t know you needed.”

After announcing their A Very Furnace Christmas album and show for later this year, and selling it out in mere days, Australia’s greatest party band, Furnace and the Fundamentals are back with more festive news that will have music fans rejoicing.

Announcing not only a second show for Sydney Christmas lovers, but also a new single titled Giving In The Name Of, Furnace and the Fundamentals really are the reason for the season this year, giving everyone the gift they didn’t know they needed so badly until now – Rage Against The Machine, Yuletide style.

Furnace and the Fundamentals said of the new single, “Do you love Christmas so much you want to scream? So do we! Here’s our take on a Rage Against The Machine classic, in honour of their reunion just in time for Christmas. What a gift!”

I OH YOU are elated to share Clutter & Mess, the fourth and final single to drop from Green Buzzard’s forthcoming debut album, Amidst The Clutter & Mess – out now Via I OH YOU.

“‘Clutter & Mess’ is the title track from my album. I chose to name the album after this song because I felt it completely summed up the mood of the album lyrically. The line “Amidst the clutter and the mess” is basically how all of 2017 felt for me, it was a pretty turbulent year. After I wrote this song, it really shaped how I wanted the rest of the album to sound. It was sort of a benchmark for the feeling and mood, a starting point, so it felt right to name the album after it.” – Green Buzzard

It’s been two years since Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris released their ARIA-nominated, Top 10 debut, The Mortal Coil which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world.

During this time, fans have been begging for new music. Well, the wait is over. Polaris are thrilled to share their brand new single and video for Masochist.

This Is How (We Want You To Get High) – a funky, upbeat classic – provides perfect finale to Last Christmas, a new movie inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham!

George Michael gave the world some of the greatest ever pop songs, including arguably the greatest ever Christmas record. Now, some 35 years on from the iconic Last Christmas, another festive treat has come for his millions of fans across the world. This Is How (We Want You To Get High) was co-written and co-produced by George Michael and collaborator James Jackman.

The previously unreleased track, which was recorded during George’s final studio sessions, is his first original material to be shared for seven years.

HAIM share new track and video for Now I’m In It, the band’s infectious new single out on now on Polydor Records. Today’s BBC Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record’, Now I’m In It brilliantly plays with both mood and tone, giving way to a many-layered emotional experience with syncopated beats, muted guitar tones and delicate piano work that builds to uncover the fragility at the heart of the song.

“Even when we’re writing about something dark or more serious, we like to tie it up in a bow so that there’s a bit of lightness to it,” shares Este Haim, “We want our music, and this song especially, to be the thing that helps you get through that rough time.”

Underground Lovers are celebrating 30 years of releasing independent Australian music with the launch of their tenth album A Left Turn featuring new single Hooky.

The Undies new single Hooky; a song about male friendship/tension. Singer Vincenzo Giarrusso explains “I wanted to write a song about masculine energy that was tough and positive. I wanted the song to be visceral and uplifting. The initial inspiration for the song was a riff that came to us after we saw Hooky play in Melbourne last year and we built on that riff in the studio.”

After touring Australia, Europe and America over the past 12 months, Melbourne’s Kingswood return with new single You Make It So Easy. An instant classic from the KW songbook, You Make It So Easy is full of wickedly melodic guitar licks, thunderous drums, and bass so deep you can feel it in your chest.

But this time Kingswood gives you a little something extra – it makes your body move, your fists clench, and your shoulders pull back as your hands itch to drum along on the dashboard.

Grab yourself a cocktail in a coconut! Melbourne producer extraordinaire Alice Ivy is back with a brand-new single to perfectly prime you for the summer months, with the vibrant new track, Sunrise (out now via Dew Process and Universal Music Australia).

Featuring a collab with Toronto rapper and vocalist Cadence Weapon (not to mention a whole lot of cowbell bangin’), the new track is a disco dancefloor bop, with bright splashes of colour and hypnotic surges of warped chords – like a funky ’70s radio classic that’s been beamed into outer space, remixed by aliens, and blasted back to Earth. The song was also mixed alongside famed US record producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Childish Gambino) at his studio in LA.

Bring Me The Horizon continue their assault on 2019 with the release a new track entitled Ludens from the highly anticipated Death Stranding Soundtrack (Original Music from the World of DEATH STRANDING: TIMEFALL). Frontman Oli Sykes, fresh from directing Forest Whitaker in the video for band’s last single, In The Dark, also took the reins for the epic Ludens video.

These recent releases (Ludens & In The Dark) showcase Bring Me The Horizon at their best and help to confirm their status as one of the most important British rock bands in the world.

Oli says of the track, “Death Stranding is a game I’ve been waiting for long before collaborating with them was on the table. Kojima-san is one of the few people I would call a hero to me, so making a track for his first game since Konami was equal parts daunting, stressful & exciting… the whole thing felt surreal, and not right.. to be honest I didn’t see where a Bring Me The Horizon song was going to fit into an art house AAA game but I was stupid to try and pigeonhole Kojima’s style!”

Featuring a stunning guest vocal from Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden), I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life marks a new phase for the independent and self-managed Brisbane four piece, Cub Sport, who have spent the past couple of months finishing off a fresh batch of new music written and recorded amidst a huge year of global touring.

Soft guitar strums tickled with subtle beats emphasise the intimacy of the lyrics as they swell from soft fragile verses into a building falsetto of pure emotion. Delicate and intimate, yet celebratory, I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life is a raw moment of reflection for lead singer Tim Nelson as he shares a recent experience of true simplified happiness:

“I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life is a song about happy crying. I remember being at home and looking over at Bolan, Miss and Eve on the couch – they all looked so beautiful and happy and I was filled with so much gratitude and happiness and pride for how far we’d come and how many obstacles we’d overcome to get to that point.” – Tim Nelson

Sleep Token have released the penultimate cut Drag Me Under from their forthcoming debut album Sundowning, available Friday November 22 through Caroline Australia and Spinefarm Records.

The anonymous duo, fronted by Vessel 1 and Vessel 2, have been releasing a calculated string of waterfall singles, consistently launched at sundown GMT. The tracks have dropped between June to November this year. The lead-up to Sundowning has weaved through the passing of seasons and recruited hundreds and thousands of followers.

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