NEW MUSIC: Animal Collective release the clip for their new single ‘Prester John’

Animal Collective return with their brand new single ‘Prester John’, the first taste of their new album Time Skiffs and the first new music from the band since Painting With in 2016. The song retains the band’s signature psychedelic and kaleidoscopic sound, loping along on a trip-hop beat and a warm synth and bass propulsion. It reminded me of Clinic in parts but still with … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Animal Collective release the clip for their new single ‘Prester John’

SINGLE PREMIERE: Alex Watts – Moving Borders

Melbourne artist Alex Watts has a brand new single called ‘Moving Borders’ set for release next week and we’re very pleased to be able to premiere the track here on DS. It follows Watts’ previous 2021 singles ‘Overnormal‘ and ‘Damage‘ and finds him diving headlong into kaleidoscopic art pop where strings collide with glorious synths and crisp beats under a glittering mirror ball. Duran Duran … Continue reading SINGLE PREMIERE: Alex Watts – Moving Borders

NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

Today, Parquet Courts announce their new album, Sympathy For Life, out October 22nd on Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records, and share the first single/video, ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace.’ On Sympathy For Life, Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. The album finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from … Continue reading NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)

Bathed in a sea of reverb, this recent single from Swedish duo Pink Milk hits the emotional afterburners as it soars through a blissed out asteroid shower of JAMC drums, fizzing shoegaze distortion and uplifting, euphoric vocal melodies. There’s even a guitar solo at the end that would put a smile of the face of the purple one. The song comes from their forthcoming second … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)

NEW MUSIC: Dolphin Midwives – Break

Cascading digital droplets of synths and celestial vocals abound on this track from Dolphin Midwives‘ recently released album Body Of Water. The work of Sage Fisher, the effect of nature meeting humans in a symbiotic digitised future. Reverb, delay, pitch adjustment and more effects create the microtonal otherworldly experimental art-pop sound, along with her harp playing. The closest comparison would be Bjork I guess – … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Dolphin Midwives – Break

NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – Givin’ Up?

Darren Cross has just released his new album Distorder on digital and limited edition CD, available now via Bandcamp. It’s a great trip through the wildly inventive musical mind of Cross, stretching from the sound he created in the 90s with Gerling, right up his more recent solo albums Peacer and Xantastic! Check out the new animated clip for the track ‘Given’ Up?’. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – Givin’ Up?

NEW MUSIC: Franz Kirmann & Roberto Grosso – In Waves

Dark cosmic sounds abound on this recently released track by French electronic musician/producer Franz Kirmann & Italian guitarist Roberto Grosso. Much like the Fabels track we’ve also posted this week, this one also had us casting our mind back to the creeping electronic sounds of Massive Attack. No vocals here though, all of the atmosphere is created by haunting, see-sawing synths, processed and hypnotic guitar … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Franz Kirmann & Roberto Grosso – In Waves

NEW MUSIC: Fabels – Waiting

Many thanks to Sydney duo Fabels for sending this song/clip our way. It’s a totally captivating dreamscape of a song. It draws on shoegaze, post-rock and ambient elements of repetition and hallucinogenic airiness. The sparkle and chime of Ben Aylward’s guitar widens the horizon of the song beautifully, allowing the atmosphere to rise and retreat with a cinematic quality that never gets overblown. Vocalist Hiske … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Fabels – Waiting

NEW MUSIC: Magnetic Heads – What You See Is What You Get

‘What You See Is What You Get’ is the third single to be released from Magnetic Heads’ forthcoming debut album Moral Outage (August 13th) on Broken Stone Records/Remote Control. In 2020, Sydney band Magnetic Heads released their first new music after a lengthy hiatus. ‘The Street‘, and its recent 2021 follow-up ‘Time Of Your Life‘, were glorious tastes of their return to the recording studio, where singer/songwriter Des Miller and producer/musician Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Lewis Goldmark) have created … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Magnetic Heads – What You See Is What You Get

NEW MUSIC: Vilde – Holograms

Vilde is an artist who has spent time living in Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Melbourne, Aarhus, and Norwich. ‘Holograms’ caught our ear with it’s sophisticated art-pop sound that reminded us of Wild Beasts, Scritti Politti, Japan and more. That high, androgynous voice decorating baroque electronic pop shapes, like a sonic wander through the post-modern section of a European art gallery. “We’re all following some sort of autobiographical … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Vilde – Holograms

NEW MUSIC: A bLUNT jESTER – Cat Door

Rhythm and funk is the name of the game on this track from Auckland, New Zealand producer A bLUNT jESTER, who’s already had success with previous releases on student radio in Aotearoa. He dials into an 80s aesthetic of movie soundtracks that lean towards a cold wave and sci-fi dance floor aesthetic. Clinical production qualities built around a half-man/half-machine drum sound make it sound like … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: A bLUNT jESTER – Cat Door

NEW MUSIC: Magnetic Heads – Time Of Your Life

‘Time Of Your Life’ is the second single to be released from Magnetic Heads’ forthcoming debut album Moral Outage (August 13th)on Broken Stone Records/Remote Control.  In 2020, Sydney band Magnetic Heads released their first new music after a lengthy hiatus. ‘The Street’ was a glorious taste of their return to the recording studio, where singer/songwriter Des Miller and producer/musician Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Lewis Goldmark) have created a sublime collection of melancholic pop songs that navigate both the dance-floor and existential … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Magnetic Heads – Time Of Your Life