In Loving Memory of the fallen this week. What, on earth?
The thing with music is that it can be your ultimate healer; a reliable companion to vent with, or cry along to. It’s been a really bad week in the world. Music can remind us of our best moments and our worst. New soundtracks are untainted and can carry us to inspiration – awakening, forgiveness, distraction and the ability to escape utter despair.
Cage The Elephant: Mess Around
This unofficial video for Mess Around is an excellent edit of old film footage from The Lobster Films collection cut together in technicolour splendour. Their new album Tell Me I’m Pretty is out on December 18.
ZHU x Skrillex x THEY: Working For It
Working For It is the final collaboration from ZHU’s Genesis Series, which has been a big favourite in our town. This is animated noir perfection.
Beach Slang: Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
Beach Slang is a three-piece fun punk rock outfit from Philadelphia. This is the first video from their recently released album The Things We Do To Find People Like Us. The video was created by Konstantinos Psimaris and Tom Ammon and perfectly bottles that early morning holiday vibe. It’s coming. Promise. Look out for our forthcoming Q+A with lead singer James Alex.
Charlie Hilton: Pony
Introducing Charlie Hilton. Best known for her work in the band Blouse, Hilton has now forged a new one for her debut solo album, Palana, which will be released on 22 January, 2016.
Lyrical prowess exhibited: ‘Get off my back. I’m not your pony.’ Best.
Le1F: Umami / Water
Le1f, the NYC-based hip-hop artist, has shared his latest track ‘Umami/Water’ from his long awaited debut studio album, Riot Boi, released last Friday.
Maintaining his dynamically controversial personality through the record, Le1f draws inspiration from the Riot Grrl Movement and artists like M.I.A. and Missy Elliott.
Le1f will return to Australia to play shows in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Sugar Mountain Festival in January. Full tour info and ticket details here.