Tune. New Sounds for a distracted Week: 21 Jun

It’s been a while between Tune posts (again). Of course there are plenty of new songs, it’s just that someone I hold dear is very unwell, and it’s sad, and everything else must wait. I hope you’re having a better time, keeping warm in the blustery Winter winds (or frolicking in the sunshine elsewhere). This week is a time to remember your depth as humans and love one another beyond perfectly captured life on Instagram, or the mindless rush for having things. People matter more, and our stories and flaws are far more captivating than shallow and pretty could ever be.


Venus II: Inside Your Sun

Venus II is a new Aussie music collab between Jarrad Brown (Dorsal Fins/Eagle and the Worm) and Ryan Grieve (Canyons). Think indie-psych-dance. Watch the new video for Inside Your Sun here, and catch them live at their forthcoming shows in Melbourne (The Tote Hotel 16/6) and Sydney at The Velvet Cave, July date TBC. Inside Your Sun is also accompanied by a psychedelic music video. Watch it below.

 Venus II step in front of the lens to the indie rave jam sounds of Inside Your Sun for a cosmic dance-off. The official video was captured through the (3rd) eye of Sydney-based videographer and photographer Byron Spencer.


Two Door Cinema Club: Are We Ready? (Wreck)

Two Door Cinema Club‘s new single Are We Ready? (Wreck) is the first new music from the band since 2013s Changing Of The Seasons EP. The song is the first taste from their forthcoming album Gameshow, which is due out on 14 October touted as the band’s most enthralling record yet. Pre-order Gameshow HERE. 


Thomston: Float

NZ electro producer Thomston recently released his single Float, the follow up to his collaboration with Wafia on Window Seat released earlier this year, and a big looper at TGW HQ.

After wrapping a series of Australian appearances with Wafia and Ta-Ku at Vivid Festival, Thomston looks forward to his own headline shows kicking off on 29 June at Melbourne’s Hugs & Kisses.

About Float, Thomston says,

‘It’s about feeling responsible for damaging a fragile person. Someone who had never been in a relationship, someone with trust issues that won’t bounce back from a heartbreak in quite the same way as other people. It’s a person who has lived their entire life confined within the borders of a landlocked state being taken to the ocean for the first time, and left on their own.’



Banoffee: I’m Not Sorry

I’m Not Sorry is a nouveau classique from Melbourne multi-talented artist Banoffee. The song first appeared on her 2015 EP Do I Make You Nervous? and it now has a video. Banoffee has described the single as a push back to all the things we’ve been told so many times, that we begin to tell them to ourselves. She said, ‘women are brought up bound and gagged in shame for being different, for giving a shit, for being ambitious – all because we’re powerful – I guess I’m saying, I’m done saying sorry.’


I’m Not Sorry Tour Dates

Friday 1st July
Roxanne Parlour, Melbourne
Tickets via Moshtix

Friday 8th July
Babushka, Perth
Tickets via Oztix

Saturday 9th July 
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tickets via Moshtix


Usher: Crash

I’ve always had an unexplainable soft spot for Usher. From Burn to Caught Up. I can’t and won’t tell you why I dig his music… okay, something about his ties to Michael Jackson, extremely funny lounge room disco memoirs and car rides with my son Jai. Crash won’t change your life, but as always, it’s smooth and easy to digest. <end>


ABRA: Cry Baby

Atlanta outlier ABRA was born in New York and raised in South London by missionary parents. Her music isn’t specific to any place, time or sound, already placing her in our favour. Her PRINCESS EP drops in mid July. Crybaby is the first single.

Though ABRA‘s sound is inspired by different aspects of Miami Freestyle and electro-funk 808’s, along with her own R&B style vocals, every note on the forthcoming EP is written, produced and performed by the artist herself. Respect.


LANKS: Bitter Leaf

Currently supporting future-soul queen Ngaiire on her national album tour, producer and multi-instrumentalist LANKS has delivered yet again with the release of his new single Bitter Leaf, which follows Golden Age, another favourite at TGQ HQ this year.


Upcoming Tour Dates – Lanks Supporting Ngaiire 

  • Fri, 24 Jun | Karova Lounge, Ballarat
  • Sat, 25 Jun | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
  • Sat, 2 Jul | The Foundry, Brisbane
  • Fri, 8 Jul | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
  • Sat, 9 Jul | Transit Bar, Canberra


Hozier: Better Love

Better Love is the new single from Grammy and ARIA-nominated, award-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Hozier. The song was created especially to be feature on the film soundtrack for The Legend of Tarzan. Of writing the song, Hozier said,

‘I was excited about the opportunity and the challenge of writing for this film project.  After viewing an early edit, I was struck by the theme of endurance, and endurance of love through such a hostile environment.  I wanted the song to be an intimate reassurance as spoken from one lover to another—one that might be issued in hardship or doubt.’



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