It’s been just over a week since we were bonafide life adventurers, escapee parents making the trek from home all the way to sunny South Golden Beaches, excited for laughter, live music and fun at Splendour. So many big changes are going on in our lives at the moment. Huge. This morning I watched gargantuan fist smash down my home. And then I still miss my step mum (don’t think that goes away for a while) and my mum has gone on an important and timely journey back to her village in Samoa. Something happens when you’re travelling through life without the comfort of hiding behind mother’s skirt. But, we march on and brave the cold anyway, cos that’s how they taught us to live.
Betty Who: I Love You Always Forever
This version of ‘I Love You Always Forever’ is the latest release from Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who. It’s a cover of Donna Lewis’ 90s classic. Tell us what you think! We can’t stop listening. Love love love.
Tegan and Sara: BWU
The video was directed by actress Clea Duvall (Argo, Veep) and gives an insightful look into Sara’s perspective on marriage equality. This is the second directed by Duvall, who also directed the video for Boyfriend.
The Lemon Twigs: These Words
Introducing The Lemon Twigs, my latest obsession. They are teen brothers Brian (19) and Michael (17) D’Addario, from Long Island, New York.
Born into a musical family, the pair have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk. The prodigiously talented brothers write and perform everything together. These Words was written by Brian, and it follows on from younger sibling Michael’s song As Long As We’re Together. Both tracks were recorded in Los Angeles.
Together with friends Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (keyboards), Brian and Michael will take The Lemon Twigs on the road, and they will play their first show outside of the US on August 6th, at London’s Sebright Arms.
The 1975: Somebody Else
This is such a stand out track for this year. It’s so emotionally laden and the chords are perfect for melancholy TUNE. Moods. This is one of our most favourite tracks of 2016, and we were blown away by their live performance of the song at Splendour in the Grass.. Music starts at 03:00
Somebody Else is from the US & UK #1 new album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Written by Matthew Healy and directed by Tim Mattia, the video follows Healy through the murky world of a Lynchian night-time London; struggling with self obsession in the face of heart-break.
Montaigne: Because I Love You
Need a post mortem anthem on the one you let go? Because I Love You is a perfect slice of low tempo disco ala Gary Numan and Beth Orton’s smash for this year, 1973.
Montaigne’s new album Glorious Heights comes out this week, and is Triple J’s Feature Album. Listen out for it. Coming soon is our very special interview with Montaigne. Her star is rising fast in 2016. Go girlfriend.
Joy. : Like Home
Metronomy: Night Owl
Watch Metronomy‘s trippy official video for his new single Night Owl, which is taken from his latest album (and certified banger) Summer ’08 which is out now.
The Night Owl official video is directed by Quentin Dupieux, aka unconventional filmmaker and musician Mr. Oizo, and was filmed in the Palm Desert in Palm Springs. The mysterious video follows Mount and his girlfriend (cult film director Zoe Cassavetes) on a bizarre road trip.
Koi Child: Touch ‘Em
Fremantle has a reputation for birthing some of the world’s most talented group of alternative musicians, and we’re big supporters of the West Australian talent. Early 2015 saw the birth of Koi Child, the combined forces of local hip-hop party starters Childs Play and nu-jazz quartet Kashikoi. The world is now privy to Koi Child’s acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in March 2016. After a sold out album tour earlier this year, Koi Child have re-emerged from winter hibernation venturing out on the road again – taking in dates in Perth, Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne this August.
Their new single Touch ‘Em, is one of the highlights of their recent album, switching the energy levels back up to 100% with a house party vibe and rapid-fire bars. Don’t miss Koi Child on tour this August. Tickets on sale now and see dates below.
Touch ‘Em Australian Tour Dates 2016
- Friday 19th August – ‘Hooch’ Players Bar, Mandurah WA with Hideous Sun Demon and Human Buoy Tickets available here or at 1300 762 344
- Saturday 20th August – Mojos Bar, Fremantle WA with Mathas and Snow/Rugg Tickets available here or at 1300 762 545
- Sunday 21st August – Mojos Bar, Fremantle WA with Mei Saraswati and Akioka Tickets available here or at 1300 762 545
- Friday 26th August – Volumes Festival – Oxford Art factory, Sydney NSW Tickets available here or at 1300 GET TIX
- Saturday 27t August – Howler, Melbourne VIC with Friendships Tickets available here or at 1300 GET TIX
Britney Spears: Make Me feat. G-Eazy
Considering it’s ‘Make Me’ Monday, here is some new (ish) Britney Spears for your aural pleasure. She’s teamed up with G-Eazy for this sultry, between the sheets (literally, can you see her outfit on the cover?) slow jam. Let me know what do you think?
Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 100 million records sold worldwide. She is the fourth best-selling female artist ever in America and has won numerous accolades including a Grammy, 6 Billboard Music Awards, the MTV Video Vanguard Award, and was Billboard’s Best-Selling Female Artist of the Decade (1998-2008). The jury is out for us on this – not sure if there is any coming back from that fizzer with Iggy.
Tinpan Orange: Cities of Gold
Inspired by the dark humour of Wes Anderson, Tinpan Orange teamed up with director Jam Nawaz and choreographer Simone Page Jones to create a scene that is as awkward as it is beautiful, as dark as it is playful.
‘Cities of Gold’ is a somewhat mournful reflection of dreams not quite coming true. The deflated and unsettled feeling one gets that you may have missed your moment.
All hope is not lost, however, with a cameo from an inflatable man at the end – there to entertain and confuse the viewer – reflecting the strangeness, the clumsiness, the inelegance, the funniness and the beauty of life, however you choose to live it.
Tinpan Orange will launch of their new single ‘Cities of Gold’ at St Kilda’s iconic Memo Music Hall on Saturday 13 August with support from Gabriella Cohen.