New Zealand / US three piece Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us their first single since 2013, “Multi-Love”, late last month. It’s a wurlitzer driven genre blending tune, with sounds of everything from psychedelic to pop. Today they dropped its video, with appropriately trippy visuals created by Lionel “Vinyl” Williams. Along with this comes an interactive video, allowing the viewer to “explore in your own time, wandering around getting lost in the weirdness”. Watch the regular video below, or check out the interactive one at http://www.multi-love.com
We knew it was coming we just didn't know when. "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)", the incendiary single from Run The Jewels and Zack De La Rocha was never not going to eventually get it's own music video. It's finally here, visuals as punchy and powerful as the undeniable sounds these three create. The clip is directed by A.G Rojas and features an insular battle, between a very exhausted cop and an equally exhausted, unarmed black man.
Aussie singer-songwriter Steve Grady has delivered a beautiful music video for his recently released "Go Away & Miss Me", a mellow soft-rock number that serves as our first look into his 7-track EP A Year's Gone By ahead of it's release on Friday April 17th. The film clip was shot in the beautiful D'agular Ranges in QLD and was directed by Luke Constable, who follows Grady as he is being driven through the Southern Queensland hinterland by an unknown driver. The rolling visuals match the pensive song perfectly, giving us one of Grady's best works to date.
UK legends Blur have been busy prepping their new album The Magic Whip, a follow up to 2003's Think Tank, and have decided to roll out a second offering titled "There Are Too Many of Us". The song is reportedly inspired by the 'Sydney Siege' and was written by frontman Damon Albarn while he was in the city during the tragedy. With a sullen blues element, urgent synths, and a marching drum beat, Albran's poignant voice ponders on future generations to remind us of how thoughtful he has always been as a songwriter.
Ahead of a quick tour to launch his debut EP Shadow of the Wind, former Snakadaktal vocalist and guitarist Sean Heathcliff has given us an offering from his new solo project Kagu entitled "Human". The pleasant indie pop track comes with an interesting extra-terrestrial video clip to match it's otherwordly vocals, effervescent sound, and ridiculously catchy hook.
Odd Future prodigy Earl Sweatshirt is gearing up for the release of his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside and he has officially started the hype be releasing a video for the very, very dark "Grief". An off-kilter beat and Earl's gritty raps go a long way in reminding us of how proficient he is at churning out expressive, quality hip hop tracks. Check it out below:
L.A band The Tulips are bringing a soft breeze with their new single "Winter Winds", a cool and calming track that sits snugly between folk and soft psych rock with a stunning sound. We're proud to bring you the exclusive, stress-relieving premiere, giving you access to one of the most dreamy songs you're bound to hear this year.
We've been waiting for awhile (breath is bated) for R&B princess Tinashe to release "Bated Breath" as a single, it's one of the standouts from her brilliant debut album Aquarius and is by far the song to best show off her raw talent, in both singing, style, and songwriting. The slow-burning number about love and anxiety progresses nicely as the visuals take the R&B 'it' girl to the Mojave desert, as a pilot who crash-lands and struggles to find her way.
We're always stoked to see up and coming Australian artists come through with the goods and even more so when they begin generating the good vibes they deserve. Today, we're hooking you up with a great, catchy track from hip-hop artist Peezo. Produced by Cam Bluff and featuring vocals by Cultra, "Here Now" is a fun and light track to end your summer days with.
Coin Banks is fast becoming one of our favourite artists here at the AU and we're excited to see he's dropped a new music video, this one's for his single "Highs and Lows". The track, taken from Coin Banks' Tails EP, is catchy one and as he says himself, it's based on the simple idea that you can't have the good without the bad.
Laura Jane Lowther, the Perth artist who performs under the moniker of KUČKA, is one wickedly talented lady. I was blown away when I saw her and her band perform at BIGSOUND last year and was surprised to connect the dots to realise she was behind those vocals on A$AP Rocky's "Fashion Killa" track. With an emerging profile on the Australian music industry growing for herself in her own right, KUČKA is making a definite impression and we're excited that more people are starting to notice.
We were stoked to hear Django Django's new single "First Light" when it dropped as the first insight to their anticipated new album, Born Under Saturn. Today, the band premieres the music video to accompany their latest sound and it's as beautifully put together, glossy and shiny as you'd expect.
The new Deez Nuts album is set for release this April and as usual, the band has a lot to say and god damn it if they're not going to say it loudly. Word is Bond marks the band's fourth studio album and going by their latest track, "What's Good?", fans are set for another high energy, sharp round of Deez Nuts goodness.
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We've still got a few months before alt-J return to Australian shores, but in the meantime, the British band have unveiled their latest music video for "Pusher" - an evocative number from their latest album, This Is All Yours. An idea by the band's frontman Joe Newman and director Thomas Rhazi, the video is dark, thought provoking and arresting.
Old Man River is back! He releases a roots-soaked track in "One Step" and the film clip that accompanies is a few minutes of cheeky, dancing around in your underwear fun. Starring Tiah Eckhardt and produced by Jamie Hilton, "One Step" marks Ohad Rein's second collaboration with director Spencer Susser. It's good to see Old Man River releasing some new stuff - keen to see what else he has on the horizon!