It’s been quite a time between dances, I know, but I’ve been renovating a house. It’s been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. The good news is that it’s a beautiful crisp Autumn day in Melbourne and it’s time to steal a few minutes for show and share. Here’s a selection of TGW certified TUNES to keep you warm and loved up, no matter what the challenges of the day.
Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love
This is so not new. In fact, it’s the original track from 1981 that was sampled on Mariah Carey’s Fantasy. It’s so good, it needs to be put back in the tape deck.
Tove Styrke: Say My Name
Swedish pop star Tove Styrke is back with a blissful single called Say My Name, which was co-written and produced by fellow Swede Elof Loelv, who co-produced Rihanna’s track ‘Stay’ ft. Mikky Ekko and has also worked with the likes of Zara Larsson and Icona Pop.
Jonti: Scrood feat. Steve Lacy
Gifted multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist as well as touring member of The Avalanches, Jonti has released his first new solo material in 5 years. Featuring Steve Lacy from The Internet, the track was born from a late night jam session with Lacy in LA last June. ‘Scrood’ was named by Steve who had graduation the following morning. When Jonti took the track home he “envisioned a story to go with it of a man walking through a burning city to get to this person he loves. Which is a metaphor, saying that even though it feels like the world is falling apart, I’m still going to try do my best and soldier forward with love.”
Kasabian: You’re In Love With a Psycho
The amazing official video for Kasabian’s ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’ is deliciously wicked. It stars Noel Fielding and actor Stephen Graham (Lock Stock, Boardwalk Empire, This Is England) and is one of the band’s best videos to date.
Yeo: Never Wanted That feat. Asta
2017 kicked off large with Yeo supporting HÆLOS at their Falls sideshows and Harts on his national tour and festival showcases. Never Wanted That, his first single for this year features Tasmanian Asta – they joined forces again after Yeo produced her EP Shine. The song is about “the challenges of navigating between friendships, romance and business. When a relationship is damaged, who takes responsibility for fixing it? Can it even be fixed at all?”
Foster The People: Doing It for the Money
Foster the People have released three new tracks from their forthcoming third album. ‘Doing It For The Money’ is the lead track on the new album. Fans can purchase and stream all three songs as a bundle, entitled III, HERE.
“One of my favourite things about music is that it’s unifying”, says frontman Mark Foster. “We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.”
It’s time to break out the neon windbreaker and crank the walkman. Darling” is the latest single from Sydney 4-piece FROYO, whose work happily provides the soundtrack to a John Hughes film that never happened. Don’t over think this and please, pass the sprinkles.
The Velvet Addiction: Take Me Back
The spirit of Rock n Roll is alive and well with this instantly recognisable-in-parts rock nugget. So much fun to be had. This four-piece rock’n’roll band was formed during a legendary Melbourne rock bar bender. Guitarist Aaron Bach and singer Stefan West met in the murky blur of a local haunt, bassist Lukas Harris joined though shared musical history and drummer Kieran Howle was initiated after yet another boozy night out.
Cameron Avery: Dance With Me
We’ve been steadily obsessed with this song since it was released a few weeks back. This stunning video shows LA-based Australian singer songwriter Cameron Avery serenading none other than Alexa Chung, one of our most esteemed style plates. The video is sultry and the song itself is like a cheeky old Johnny Cash ballad. It’s divine. The album ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams,’ is available now.
Lupa J: Put Me Back Together
Crystal Cities: Who’s Gonna Save Us Now
This video comes from Crystal Cities, Newtown troubadours and graduates of The Australian Institute Of Music. The visual is set in the 1940’s and follows the journey of two young child compadres as they escape from their well-to-do life, exploring the Australian countryside, and searching for truth from a perspective of innocence and vulnerability.
Pete Murray: Take Me Down
Byron Bay singer-songwriter Pete Murray is one of Australia’s most loved musicians. And though I probably will never forget Please, and the emotional purpose that song held for me at the time it came out (and since), his latest single Take Me Down shows a marked change in sound for Murray, taking him into an almost electro pop realm. You make up your mind. I’m excited about this progression. His new album ‘Camacho’ is set for release on 2 June, 2017.