Described in their bio as "two of Perth's finest idiots", HAMJAM have been spewed forth from the same litter that birthed Tame Impala, The Growl and The Chemist, although their sound is probably more brilliantly off-kilter than anything even Nick Allbrook has done thus far - all crunchy guitars, knackered psychedelia and tales of slacker woe.
As we wait for the vote on Scottish Independence come in, we bring you one of our favourite tracks going around at the moment from Scotland - WHITE's "Living Fiction". There's a vibe to this track that makes it something so familiar, yet something totally its own. See also: Saxophone solos. They just released the music video to the track and you can watch it here:
Fresh from playing BIGSOUND, Magic Tundra are a South American duo made up of Guillermo Pouso and Lucía Gomez who recently made Melbourne home. Today they premiere their new double single on the "Believe Me / Extraño". The tracks were produced by new industry talent Juan Celofán in Chile, with vocals recorded by Shane O’Mara in Australia and mastered by Andrés Mayo in Argentina and is the first formal recording of this couple. Listen to the tracks now:
Carmada is the new joint project from young local producers Yahtzel and LDRU, delivering a sound which is completely in line with the trends in electronica music today. A delicate soft sample gives way to an explosive round of chaotic dubstep-like bass in first single "Maybe", giving us a drop that will undoubtedly steal the show when they give their debut performance - as Carmada - at this year's Stereosonic. This is off their debut EP Realise which will be released on the 14th of November.
Directed by Michael Shanks and starring Ryan O’Connell and Alice Watson, follow the antics of two wayward teenagers looking to get their kicks on a secluded hillside road in the just-released music video from Melbourne's Hudson & Troop, "Flying Close" The track is teh second single off H&T's forthcoming EP Daytrip Enquiries. Watch the standout track here:
Taking footage from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Phantom of the Opera and more classic silent films, and splicing it together with some recent live footage, London's Crash Island have delivered a lo-fi video for an incredibly catchy song. Describing themselves as a "four-piece dark tropical indie rock band", with members coming from all around Europe and even South Africa, the song proves them a band to keep an eye on. Listen to it for yourself:
Though he'll forever be preceded by "Son of Leonard...", Montreal singer/songwriter Adam Cohen has been active in the music industry for almost twenty years, amassing an impressive catalog of music in both French and English along the way. His last release, Like a Man, went gold in Canada, impressing critics and helping Adam grow a strong fan base of his own. Two years later and he has another record under his belt -We Go Home - and today we have it for you to enjoy in full. Listen to it here:
Sydney electronic duo Flight Facilities already have enough steam behind them to sell out shows around the country, and they don't even have a studio album out yet. Their catalogue is looking to become a bit richer come October 24th, when the producers finally release their debut album Down to Earth. Our first taste of what they've been cooking up comes with stunning single "Two Bodies", a sensual, melodic house affair which features heavenly vocal work from Brisbane songstress Emma Louise. The impressively choreographed video comes from Sydney-via-New York director Lorin Askill, who has taken an artful approach for what is bound to be one of the summer festival season's biggest hits.
"Always The Last To Know" is the exciting first taste of Brisbane-based band Emma & The Hungry Truth’s debut EP, Feast, and today we premiere the video on the AU. Fronted by the enigmatic Emma Dean, The six-piece have crafted a release that is being described as a combination of theatrical pop, tribal beats, soaring vocals and break-your-heart lyrics. Watch the video here:
"Oh My Darling Don't Cry" is the latest offering from the unstoppable duo of Killer Mike and El-P - collectively known as Run The Jewels - with a jaw-dropping bassline that is as aggressive as anything they have put out before. Making no apologies for their menacing trash talk, both emcees swim over the beat with ease, switching it up towards the end as the drum pattern goes ballistic. It's unclear whether or not the Adult Swim single will appear on their sophomore album RTJ2, but it's pretty safe to say that with this and the previously released "Blockbuster Night Part 1", things are looking mighty fine for RTJ.
Sydney trio Little May stopped by the AU HQ earlier this month to give us a taste of their new single "Dust", coming off their debut self-titled EP (due out on October 10th). Enjoy this live and exclusive AU session here:
It seems Jack White has become a fan of giving himself a very tight deadline. Back when his current album Lazaretto wasn' released yet, the revered artist performed and pressed to vinyl the album's title track in less than four hours. Now he's back, giving himself just 24 hours to conceive and create a video for one of the LP's best selections "Would You Fight For My Love?". A brooding White looking equally bright and moody sits at at a bar and trails along the ghostly aesthetic as he sits at a bar looking all dapper and lonely. Check it out below.
The latest single from The Beard Album, the fourth hairy masterpiece from Australia’s leading pro-beard rockers The Beards requires very little explanation, although whether its attempt at winning over a new breed of female fan will be successful or otherwise remains to be seen.
Megan Washington performed threee seperate pop up shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney over the weekend to promote her latest album "There There". This special 30 minute set captured at Westfield Sydney includes new tracks "Begin Again" and "To Or Not Let Go" plus a few favourites from her previous record.
With the recent announcement of Damien Rice's first album in eight years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter has given us a nice showcase of where he's at right now, with the album's incredible title track. Super producer Rick Rubin has been working on this album with Rice, so we're expecting the music to be just as moving as that irresistible voice. The title track keeps building towards a chaotic breakdown, so when you first hear that soothing slow jam just know that this power ballad is trying to catch you off-guard.