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Alt-pop artist JXN (aka Jacko Brazier) returns with his brand new single Outta Space ft. Allday and Fossa Beats. JXN recently made his live debut supporting Allday, Mallrat and E^ST at venues across Australia, along with a string of solo shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney late last year.
Speaking on how the track came to be, JXN notes “It was seamless. Fossa, Henry (from Balu Brigada) and I wrote this song in about 2 hours in a weird studio we hired in Melbourne last minute. I sent it to Allday cause he asked what I have been working on and he asked straight away if he could get on the track and obviously I said yes King. And he sure did bless it!”
“It’s a feel-good easy listening song and I just want people to connect to whatever they need to when they hear it” adds JXN.
Australian pop sensations Sheppard may not believe in love, but the Brisbane-based hit makers are preparing to enter a long-term relationship, with the announcement of a song every month as they unveil a year-long project.
Following on from the success of the bands previous single Die Young – which landed late last year and spoke candidly about the band narrowly avoiding a break up – Don’t Believe In Love is the first monthly track, seeing Sheppard turn away from introspection and focusing on the all-too-relatable issues of a broken heart.
“Don’t Believe in Love is an ‘anti-love song’. We’ve all been in that dark place where we feel like love is not made for us.” Said George Sheppard “When it doesn’t go right, love can hurt us like nothing else can, and this song is about those times where it just feels easier to build up those walls and never let love in rather than risk being hurt again.“
Brisbane-based band The Rockefeller Frequency create energetic indie-rock music fuelled by anxiety, loud guitars, and an uneasy sense of pending doom. They combine influences from musical artists such as Nirvana and The Strokes as well as writers such as George Orwell. The band have recently returned after a hiatus of several years.
Having time off was rewarding for the four piece, supplying them with many rich life experiences as well as subject matter for their upcoming debut album, Chemicals. New single, Good Apples follows in the footsteps of previous singles The Rift and Sheep and The Wolf. It’s the third track to be lifted from the debut record before its release in March.
“The new single ‘Good Apples’ is a redemptive tale that starts in a very dark place, with a protagonist that has basically given up on everything. He contemplates his endless mistakes and somehow figures out how his life could be worth living, and actively seeks it out. It’s not all bad in the end, which helps in relaying these types of stories. It’s positive, but you have to work through a lot of garbage to get there, just like real life.” Joshua Eckersley (vocals)
Sydney based Alt Rock/Metal outfit, BAD MOON BORN, have come a long way since the release of their first two EP’s, 2017’s Chemical Lullabies and 2019’s War Is One, the latter boasting the single Witch Trials which has had over 160,000 Spotify streams to date and continues to rise on all platforms. In 2020, the band delivers a new look and a new sound, their first with new frontman, Jordan Von Grae, who brings a grittier, heavier vocal dynamic to the band and embodies everything a frontman should be. BAD MOON BORN have just released their brand new single and video Noxa.
Alae are set to heat up the Aussie Summer with a slice of pop perfection via their new single: Summer Thing. The second release is from their forthcoming five-track EP coming out in June. Bottling sunshine into 3 minutes of top-down, head-nodding, sun-kissed euphoria, Summer Thing continues the Band’s journey into Chart territory, which began with the radio smash, Hit Me Where it Hurts.
Summer Thing plays with the idea of a love match so perfect, it feels as good as Summer. Taking that thought and running in a different direction is award-winning directing-duo Vision Thing who again partner with Alae to create the single’s accompanying video: “This song is so catchy we’re pretty sure it’s going make even Goths want to dance on the beach. So that’s the idea we pitched to the band: a male goth trying to win over a female goth with a sick song and some slick moves. We’re really proud of this video. These guys are amazing to work with. They’re as chill and trusting as they are talented. Pretty sure they’re going to be kings of the world in the not too distant future.”
Purr’s debut album Like New is a transitional record, full of songs about shedding old patterns and old relationships to make space for what comes next. Out today and produced by Jonathan Rado (Father John Misty, Weyes Blood, Whitney), the sounds of Like New nod, at times, to a place in the past (like your favorite 70’s AM), but they don’t dwell there. Behind its golden sheen, however, lurk stories like the starry, piano-driven Giant Night. Named after Anne Waldman’s 1970 book of poems, watch the song’s new black and white performance video.
Grasshole started recording album number two in 2019 with peerless producer Lindsay Gravina (Hole, Jet, The Living End, Cosmic Psychos). Title track Wildfire is the first taste test taken from the band’s forthcoming second album due for release in March 2020.
“The song ‘Wildfire’ is about giving life a solid nudge. I’ve had this mentality my whole life, it’s all or nothing. I hate sitting on the fence, so when I wrote this song at a mediocre point in my life, I was fed up with treading water. It’s a great feeling to throw yourself into something with all your heart. The song has a strong hook and a really upbeat and uplifting vibe to it. This radiates on our dumb faces every time we play it” Karis Hawkins (vocals/guitar)
In the world of Rock, GILBY CLARKE needs no introduction. From crunching legendary chords on his beloved Gibson Guitar in the stadiums with Guns N’ Roses, to getting down into the Snakepit to with his GNR buddy Slash, gracing our TV Screens on the widely watched rock reality show Rockstar: Supernova or creating pure, heartfelt rock music as a solo artist GILBY CLARKE has done it all.
Now Gilby has released his brand-new single Rock n’ Roll Is Getting Louder via Golden Robot Records. Rock n’ Roll Is Getting Louder is true stormer of a track in pure Gilby fashion. It is pure rock n’ roll doused in the influences that run through Gilby’s veins. It is a track that is set to become a true anthem and long-time fan favourite. Do we dare say it is an instant classic?
Australian dance/pop group I’m Talking have announced a new remix pack of their iconic hit Holy Word. First released in 1985, Holy Word is the band’s last top-10 single and features co-lead vocalist Zan Abeyratne on lead vocals. The song now receives the widely celebrated Dr Packer treatment along with reboots from Filthy Lucre and YolaDisko.
I’m Talking formed in 1983, around the same time Madonna, Break Machine and Prince were just starting to emerge as musical forces. The dance band’s music looked back to the golden era of disco, whilst also embracing the emerging dance music technologies of drum machines, samplers and synths.
Following blockbuster careers led by global smash singles, billions of streams worldwide, platinum albums and high profile TV roles, the UK’s leading producer/songwriter Jonas Blue, & UK superstar Paloma Faith, have unveiled their electrifying collaborative new single Mistakes.
Coming together naturally, Jonas and Paloma are the perfect pairing. After long admiring each other’s output, and both having a desire to someday work together, Mistakes now arrives as their collaborative hit-in-waiting.
Speaking of the track, Jonas comments; “Mistakes is such a special one for me, I’ve wanted to work with Paloma for a long time, and this just connected the dots for us to be able to collaborate in a perfect way. I’m happy I managed to get some influences in there from my UK House and Garage upbringing too”. Paloma adds; “I feel so excited about ‘Mistakes’. I am a huge fan of MNEK who co-wrote the song and also of the dance power of Jonas. I can’t help but move to this tune. It’s a banger!”
With their ninth studio album A Beautiful Place To Drown out in full this Friday, hardcore legends Silverstein are lifting the lid on one last taste with the release of Madness ft. Princess Nokia.
Arguably one of the most consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing bands in their arena, Silvestein break out into daring new territory on their new album, and that boundary pushing spirit is on full display on the Princess Nokia-featuring new track.
Nahko And Medicine For The People have released their meditative and self-reflective new single Twisted, the newest song from their forthcoming album Take Your Power Back, out May 15 2020 on Medicine Tribe/SideOneDummy Records (through Cooking Vinyl Australia).
Throughout Twisted, Nahko strives for inner and outer growth and faces the challenges that come from self-forgiveness. “You are no exception, you’ve got to love yourself,” he sings.
Following a landmark 12 months which has seen multiple sold-out headline tours of Australia and New Zealand as well as festival appearances at Groovin The Moo, Falls Festival and SOTA Fest, Great Gable shares All My Friends via ADA Worldwide.The new single is paired with the announcement of a tour of Australia and New Zealand this April, May and June.
Recorded at world-renowned studio The Music Farm and produced by Matt Corby and Alex Henriksson, the addictive new single features driving rhythms and golden tones. “All My Friends is about working towards forgiving yourself after hurting someone close to you. It’s coming to peace with the mistakes you’ve made in a relationship and accepting that you’re allowed to move on,” says lead singer Alex Whiteman of the track.
After revealing yesterday that their highly anticipated third studio album, Women In Music Pt. III, will be released on April 24th, Haim have shared their new single, The Steps. The Steps pushes guitar to the forefront in a way the band has not done before. Clean, chorused electric guitar, over driven lead lines, and strummed acoustic 12-Strings lock in together to generate what feels like an endless chug. The result is one of Haim’s fastest and heaviest songs to date. ‘The Steps’ was written by the band along with longtime collaborators Ariel Rechsthaid and Rostam Batmanglij. The single, as well as the new album, was produced by Danielle, Ariel, and Rostam. Alana, Danielle and Este have also continued to collaborate with renowned director Paul Thomas Anderson to shoot both the music video for ‘The Steps’ as well as the band’s new album art.
Iggy Pop has unveiled a striking and sparse new video for We Are The People, from his critically lauded album Free. In the wake of last week’s live rendition of the song by Iggy accompanied by Laurie Anderson at Carnegie Hall, the We Are The People clip imbues Iggy’s interpretation of a poem written by Lou Reed in 1970 with a riveting new visual dimension.
From the opening lines “We are the people without land. We are the people without tradition. We are the people who do not know how to die peacefully and at ease” to the song’s slow fade, the effect of Iggy’s close-up recitation is transfixing.
The video arrived this week on what would have been Reed’s 78th birthday.
Bakers Eddy return with a cracking new single T-Shirt – a melancholic anthem from the Melbourne-via-Wellington pop-punk powerhouse, premiered by triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite.
Bursting into focus via the band’s addictive pop-punk energy, T-Shirt also leans into the deep, unpolished feelings that come with a breakup, as explained by lead singer Ciarann Babbington:
“I wrote the song after a long-distance relationship came to an end. I was in the middle of that messy period where all you do is think of this person and you seem to forget why you fell apart. It’s me dealing with regret and trying to make sense of all these feelings and emotions.”
One of the fastest rising acts of the burgeoning Australian progressive music scene, Ballarat’s Ebonivory have released a brand new track from their forthcoming album.
Ebonivory vocalist, Charlie Powlett says of the track; “Explosions After Dark is an escalation of aggression for Ebonivory; it represents the darkest edge of our sound spectrum. We’re excited to be releasing something brimming with chaotic emotions and soundscapes, mirroring the unheard stories that brought us to where we are today. Although initially written several years ago, its lyrical nature only became more relevant as time went on; dealing with issues such as differentiation and cruelty through the lens of modern science fiction. We’re hoping that fans, old and new, allow these crashing auditory waves to wash over them and feel the chilling multiplex of themes hidden in this song’s depths.”
Hot from releasing their booming latest single, Explode Into View, Perth outfit Sly Withers have released a brand-new video for the track featuring behind-the-scenes studio footage of them recording the mighty new song.
Explode Into View has been heralded for taking the high bar the Perth four-piece set for themselves in 2019 and shattering it with an emotional blast, thanks to the stadium-sized production of the new cut. The new video, made with regular collaborator Tim Elphick (director of their previous videos for ‘Sad Guy’ and ‘Good Days, Bad Days’), captures footage from the studio sessions for the recording of the new single, highlighting how the band continue to approach making records the same as they always have – a bunch of mates loving to make music together – despite their exponentially growing audience and reputation.
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