Let new music be the tonic that kickstarts your weekend.
Here’s a firm yet friendly suggestion of 20 new tracks for you to devour with hearts and ears, including a reworking of Muddy Waters’ Mannish Boy which was recorded in 1969 by a trio who would later be known as Band of Gypsys. Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox + drummer Buddy Miles laid it down at their first ever recording session in New York, but it wasn’t released until this year (new LP Both Sides of the Sky is out 9 March).
Our Australian music game is strong with tracks from Sydney producer Xavier Dunn, Flower Drums, DMA’s, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird (pictured at top), Skegss, Jeremy Neale and loads of others. Press play, make day.
Tune. New Indie with a pinch of Rock: 23 Feb 2018
01 Xavier Dunn – Isic Tutor 02 The Wombats – Cheetah Tongue 03 Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) 04 Flower Drums – Night Swims 05 DMA’s – In The Air 06 Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker 07 Marlon Williams – Come To Me 08 RAT BOY – Teenage Tearaway (feat. Clams Casino) 09 Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird – Transient 10 Car Seat Headrest – Cute Thing
11 Jimi Hendrix – Mannish Boy 12 Greenwave Beth – Make Up 13 Captives – Paint It Blue 14 Totally Mild – From One Another 15 Skegss – No Future For Me 16 Diplo – Look Back (feat. DRAM) 17 Jeremy Neale -Video 18 The Montreals – Sardines 19 U.S. Girls – Rosebud 20 Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
Spotlight on: Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
Affectionately known as ‘the Bird’, Melbourne band Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are poised for imminent glory with the release of their debut album ‘Electric Brown‘ set for 2 March and their first headline tour of Australia. Their sound is a deeply felt passion pit of joy, sorrow and synths against the backdrop of ordinary Aussie life (Refer: Melbourne Bitter).
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird East Coast Australian Tour Dates;
- Thursday March 22 – The Gasometer, Collingwood, VIC
- Friday April 6 – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
- Saturday April 7 – Shark Bar, Gold Coast, QLD
- Thursday April 19 – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
- Friday April 20 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
- Sunday April 22 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
- Friday May 4 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
- Sunday May 6 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
- Friday May 11 – Gold Dust Lounge, Bendigo, VIC (free show)
- Thursday May 24 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
With more dates to be announced.
“Everything I see is crumbling in front of me. Who says that the bitter end won’t be sweeter than my sentient? I’m transient” – Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird