Tune. New Sounds for a Short Week: 30 Mar

What better way to carry yourself through the shorter, yet no doubt stressful aftermath of Easter? It’s a flaming gas, I tell you. There are so many excellent new songs coming through. If reading the list is too much like hard work, click on the link at the end and listen to The Garb Wire on Spotify.

We start with Wild Belle‘s wonderfully strong Throw Down Your Guns video – a dramatic cry for help, and you know how we love drama – it brings things to attention. Really, all we can do as a majority is try be kinder to each other, and use our gargantuan collective power to remove the platforms for the few who are bad to the core. In the name of love, you can start by voting.

Wild Belle: Throw Down Your Guns

The Chicago duo Wild Belle returns with powerful video for their latest single ‘Throw Down Your Guns’, the second single from their forthcoming second album ‘Dreamland’, out April 15.


Mayfair Kytes: Sleepyhead

Sleepyhead is Melbourne band Mayfair Kytes, latest folk/art-pop offering from their debut album Animus, out on 1st April. The album will feature performances from string players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as extra synths and production added by Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin and Paul Bender. 
The Mayfair Kytes album launches will be held in Melbourne (8th of April, Worker’s Club) and Sydney (28th April, The Vanguard).



Matt Gresham: Small Voices

West Australian singer songwriter Matt Gresham recently released the video for his single Small Voices – it’s a typically Australian video, filmed in a house that hasn’t been touched since the 1970s. Directed by Paste Studios, the clip tells a poignant story of a young girl longing for family, and though the backdrop is rural, many will recall a childhood memory or two while watching. 


Chairlift: Crying in Public

Crying In Public is taken from Chairlift‘s new album MOTH, which is out now. Chairlift is a huge favourite for us this year.


Yuma X: You Said

Last year Australia’s Yuma X turned heads with their cover of Ghoul’s Swimming Pool. The duo’s latest single You Said was produced in a Sydney home studio, and is the last instalment from the pair’s (Lucy & Jake) four-track Home Recordings EP, which is available now for free download via Bandcamp. Yuma X will join ODESZA on their Australian tour next month.



Låpsley: Cliff

Cliff is the latest single from the Southport-raised, London-based singer, songwriter and producer. Her debut album Long Way Home is out now.

Låpsley explains ‘Cliff,’ as

‘a metaphor which represents the feeling of distance between two people and the gradual self-destruction of an individual in a relationship.’



Bus Ride is a brilliant precursor to KAYTRANADA‘s highly anticipated debut album 99.9%, which is due out on Friday 6th May. The new single features acclaimed percussionist/producer Karriem Riggins as well as rising Toronto vocalist River Tiber.


Nicholas Allbrook: Advance

Advance is a first taste from Nicholas Allbrook‘s forthcoming second solo album, Pure Gardiya and is set for release on 27th May.
Directed by fellow WA creative MATT SAV, the video shows Allbrook unhinged in a kitsch world, where everything appears golden and garnished. Frankly, this song and video make us miss David Bowie more. His legacy is huge, and Allbrook is just the artist to tend to that memorial glitter garden.
See Nicholas Allbrook live in Perth on 1 April, when his current tour comes to an end.
The Odd Fellow – Fremantle, WA w/ Mining Tax & Peter Bibby. Buy Tickets Here.

Feki: Thankful

Brisbane producer Feki has enjoyed huge success since he released a remix of Vallis Alps.

What I love most about this, other than the track itself, is the intent behind it. Feki says,

‘My parents always told me that one day I would thank them for forcing me to play piano when I was a kid. I guess that day has come. This one is for them.’



The Chainsmokers: Don’t Let Me Down feat. Daya

The Chainsmokers iTunes Top 5 smash Roses remains on our Top 10 for 2016 (so far), with Don’t Let Me Down feat. Daya marking their return. Fresh from Coachella and SXSW appearances, they are heading to Australia for a very brief promo tour from April 3 – 6.


Kiiara: Gold

Kiiara is already one of the most exciting new artists of 2016, and while her hugely successful 2015 single Gold continues to dominate, the artist has finally shared her self-directed music video for the song. Kiiara’s debut EP low-kii savage is out now.


Kid Ink: Promise Feat. Fetty Wap

The video for Kid Ink’s new single Promise, features Fetty Wap and is taken from Kid’s new album Summer In The Winter, out now. Loves it.


Thomston x Wafia: Window Seat

Thomston is Auckland based 20-year-old singer and song-writing producer Thomas StonemanWafia is Wafia Al-Rikabi, 22-year-old Brisbane-based songwriter and vocalist. Wafia is currently on her national XXIX EP Tour, with Thomston in tow joining her on stage to perform Window Seat to sold out crowds.

‘We wrote this in a dark little studio in a foreign city on the first day we had ever met. I produced it on my crumbling laptop, using some grainy samples from Wafia’s voice memos and when we played it all back it made me feel 100-feet tall.’ 

– Thomston


ASTA: Wild Emotion

Wild Emotion is the first of a string of a singles planned for release in 2016 by Tasmanian performer ASTA.

Stylistically the song is a nod to dance icon Robyn and big name masters like Annie Lennox. Brazen and bold, Asta is a sonic tour de force.

Recently announced as the opening act for Ellie Goulding on her stadium tour in October this year, ASTA will embark on her own headline tour.

Wild Emotion Tour dates:

  • FRI 08 Apr – Republic Bar, Hobart / Tickets here
  • SAT 09 Apr – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (h)  / Tickets here
  • SUN 10 Apr – Newport Arms, Newport / Info
  • FRI 29 Apr – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (h) / Tickets here


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