NEW MUSIC: Donny Benét – Second Dinner

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The smooth sailing prince of low-slung synth pop and disco funk is back with a new single Second Dinner’. It’s another winning slice of coy 80s electronic pop with shades of Bryan Ferry fronting a sultry disco house band with Giorgio Moroder producing.

TOUR DATES:

  • 04 Oct – Fat Controller, Adelaide, SA
  • 10 Oct – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
  • 11 Oct – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay. NSW
  • 18 Oct – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
  • 19 Oct – Mojo’s Bar, Freemantle, WA
  • 25 Oct – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
  • 02 Nov – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

NEW MUSIC: Domiciles – Sinking Sun

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Domiciles (Fife, Scotland) have released this new seven minute slab of hypnotic psych rock. ‘Sinking Sun’ is the second single taken from debut album This Is Not a Zen Garden, set for release this Friday (16/08/19) via Last Night From Glasgow.

The vocals are subdued, buried in the shadowy corners of the song as the rhythm section does the heavy lifting, laying the foundation for guitars that spark and spiral across the stereo landscape leaving sonic chemtrails and deep riff furrows. It’s compelling stuff that draws as much from post-punk, Krautrock and shoegaze as it does from the dark art of bands like The Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Horrors.

NEW MUSIC: Dope Lemon – Give Me Honey

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This is a curious and intriguing new track from Australian sonic trip merchant Dope Lemon (Angus Stone). ‘Give Me Honey’ is a psychedelic country song, a musical mirage of a psilocybin-drenched lock-in at a sleazy saloon. It sounds like Beck and Jason Pierce from Spiritualized facing their demons in a smoked-out house of mirrors, to a soundtrack by DeMarco and Vile.

‘Give Me Honey’ comes from the recently released new album Smooth Big Cat.

Hit play and then hit repeat for that sweet honey delerium.

NEW MUSIC: Cross Dog – Scars

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Cross Dog are a self-described heavy, noisy, feminist punk band from Peterborough Ontario, Canada and man they deliver a blistering slab of noise/punk metal on this track from their new album Hollow. There’s the raw, unbridled fury of the first Hole album bleeding into the hardcore of a band like Refused. It’s unrelenting and built on only bass, drums and vocals but the dynamics they build into the track make it fascinating, layered, brutally heavy and visceral. Check it…

NEW MUSIC: Charcoal Burners – Winged Bird

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Taken from their album The Best Day You Could Imagine, released earlier in 2019, here’s Charcoal Burners‘ excellent song ‘Winged Bird’.

The Dunedin, New Zealand band (the vehicle for songwriter Andrew Spittle) blend some fine dense and distorted guitars into lacerated and weary indie rock music that recalls Sebadoh, Husker Du and Swervedriver and JPS Experience. The brilliance of the song lies in its cascading wash of melody that both soothes and discombobulates the senses with its mix of psych and shoegaze elements.

 

NEW MUSIC: Slowcoaching – Between The Walls

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Here’s a nice new slice of sophisticated indie guitar pop out of Melbourne, Australia. Slowcoaching (the project of Dean Valentino) have a touch of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever in their music through they mix it up with a sun-kissed and prettier melodic approach. This track sparkles and shines quite wonderfully and it follows their 2017 debut EP.

 

NEW MUSIC: Paso Viejo – Kitsune

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We’re always on the hunt for great post-rock that settles in that sweet spot between textural exploration and epic sweep, without heading too far into metal territory or getting too technical at the expense of heart and soul.

Argentinian band Paso Viejo definitely caught our ear in that respect, with this track ‘Kitsune’. It sparkles and swells, painting details in the shadowy, mood corners and allowing movement and graceful patterns of sound to flourish and evolve in an unhurried fashion before the final adrenalised sprint to the finish.

The track comes from their second album Agua de Oro.