10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week


It’s a long weekend for some (namely us) and tunes will be necessary, very necessary. There’s no way you can get through three days of spare time with conversation and outdoor activity. Eventually you’re going to need to press play and turn up dat volume. Here’s to the heat, here’s to good music, here’s to noise complaints all in the name of throbbing music. Go get ’em, tigers.

Andras & Oscar- Looking Back

Andras & Oscar otherwise known as Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung are about to release a record together titled Cafe Romantica. They’re channeling a minimal, early ‘90s vibe both visually and sonically and absolutely nailing it. Looking Back is the latest track to emerge from their treasure chest and it’s a nostalgic, funky-tune that channels the same kind of vibe that Dev Hynes did with Solange. Oscar is, of course, a supreme vocalist and songwriter and Andras perfectly complements that with his tinny beats. The album is out 17 October. Don’t sleep people.

Fossa Beats- Goals (Dugong Jr “Rock The Boat” Edit)

So we’re trying to make sense of what’s happening here and as far as we can tell, Melbourne producer Dugong Jr has done a little re-edit of Fossa Beats, Goals and injected Aaliyah’s Rock The Boat into the mix. The result is a dream-scape of whispy RnB vocals and swirling synths. It’s an effortless piece of work from this Dolphin enthusiast who’s also repping in Australia for one of our favourite labels/collectives Moving Castle.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/dugongjr/fossa-beats-goals-dugong-jr-edit[/soundcloud]

Tinashe- Bet (Feat. Devonte Hynes)

This week Tinashe teamed up with Dev Hynes on new track Bet and dropped her entire album for stream and we fell into a state of bliss for at least 32-34 hours. We may have fallen out of that blissful state in order to continue on real life but we can still appreciate Bet. Bet falls into more of a contemporary, Kelela-like style of RnB, but Hynes’ presence is still felt by way of that perfect guitar solo at the end. Tinashe, as always, sounds like velvet.

Lorde- Yellow Flicker Beat

So, Lorde has had a worldwide #1 with Royals, followed it up with a brilliant album, Pure Heroine and is now curating the new Hunger Games soundtrack, all before she even turns 18. At 18 our biggest achievements were downing a bottle of Passion Pop and memorising the words to The Veronicas Untouched (ironically of course), but each to their own I guess. Yellow Flicker Beat is the first track from the upcoming Hunger Games soundtrack and sees Lorde in her wheelhouse of dark, crawling beats and brooding vocals. The electronic stylings that sit behind the song help make the verses captivating.

Maluca- Trigger

Rumour has it that Maluca is set to feature on the upcoming Robyn album but for now she’s doing her own thang and doing it damn well. She has released music with Mad Decent in the past but she’s releasing Trigger on New York label RPM MSC. The song latin-inspired dance track that bubbles under subtly in the verses and releases itself in the chorus. It says M.I.A and Robyn as much as it says shake those hips like Shakira Shakira. It feels like she’s taken an all-out EDM song and paired it back to its core, revealing a brilliantly melodic backbone.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/maluca-mala/trigger_single[/soundcloud]

Beacon- Fault Lines

Even though we’re going into Summer, there’s always a need for some dark, deeply introverted music when dem lonely feels come round. Beacon are a duo from Brooklyn making glossy, yet underlyingly industrial electronica. Fault Lines is the first track from their forthcoming EP L1 and it’s an understated masterpiece. A soulful vocal weaves in between a jittering beats and late-night synths, making the heartbeat race and the hands clamour. It’s one of those songs that sticks with you from the moment it first pulsates and grips you until its flickering finale.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/ghostly/beacon-fault-lines[/soundcloud]

Montgomery- Pinata

The identity of Aussie songstress Montgomery is all a bit of a mystery right now but it seems the strength of her songs is doing all the talking for her. Pinata is her first official single and is much more immediate than War Cry, which was released a few weeks ago. She coos in sweet tones over a comparatively dark instrumental bolstered by wobbling bass. “I’m your pinata, crack me open like you always do”, is a great pop metaphor too, btw.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/iohyouparty/montgomery-pinata1[/soundcloud]

Les Sins- Why

Don those flares, slap on them platforms and shuffle dat booty straight onto the dancefloor. You’ll be prepared to commit Les Sins this weekend as the smooth grooves of Why provides perfect excuse for daggy dancing and debauchery. With ‘70s-inspired guitar licks and Nate Salman’s shimmying, reverberated vocals sharing similarities with Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, this track will take you from office to disco in exactly four minutes and three seconds.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/company-record-label/les-sins-why-ft-nate-salman-1[/soundcloud]

Sir Sly – You Haunt Me (SoySauce Edition)

Because, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of salty MSG on the weekend? Sir Sly has said of the inspiration behind the track:

“One day I was on Skyping my friend. Then Ryan Hemsworth magically appeared. Stunned, I asked Ryan a question ( I don’t remember bc I was so stunned). He didn’t respond. Instead he stood there quietly. Majestically. Looking into my eyes. Then he gently picked up a vine of green grapes on the table in front of him. He raised the vine toward his mouth as I started to salivate with every inch it got closer to his. Then he started to suck on a single green grape silently staring without saying a single word for 15 seconds. Then the video call ended. I was so inspired and made this in honor of the grape. This is a story about a green grape and Ryan Hemsworth’s mouth.”

Well, that’s a good excuse as any to pop this one onto your weekend setlist.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/dj_soysauce/sir-sly-you-haunt-me-soysauce-edition[/soundcloud]

Lapsley- Falling Short

This is one for your Sunday. Or the Monday if you’re in a state that celebrates the public holiday (hootie hoo!) Featured on Radio 1, this smooth tune from Liverpool songstress, Annie Mac will soothe your aching head and tired legs after pushing yourself to the very limits over the weekend. Wearing her heart on her sleeve and laying her voice on the line, Lapsley is certainly not falling short on this delightful melody. Enjoy with a cool glass of water and a handful of Panadol Rapid.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/hollylapsleyfletcher/falling-short[/soundcloud]


New Years for the Music Enthusiast


For those of you who were absolutely devastated by Wet’n’Wild Sydney cancelling its New Year’s Eve party at short notice last year, the idea of organising yet another high calibre music event for the ‘big night’ can often be quite daunting. However, we are just under three months out from New Years 2014, which means Christmas decorations are in supermarkets, the days are getting longer and hotter and all of your friends are fleeing the country on their next self-discovery adventure to Machu Picchu for the Summer.

Don’t panic, there is still time. the interns never like to leave a man behind, so if you are stuck at home this December 31, here are just a few New Years music events which will guide you into 2015 and show you some love (metaphorically of course) as the clock strikes midnight.


Let Them Eat Cake (Werribee, VIC)

Jan 1st 2015

Hot off the press, Melbourne’s notorious boutique electronic music festival Let Them Eat Cake has dropped an epic line-up this week which is sure to tickle the fancy of music punters from far and wide. If you are not a fan of the larger crowds and the mainstream, then this unique and extravagant garden-party festival is your perfect fit. It’s all about the classy detail at Let Them Eat Cake.


Ticket Price: $145-160

Line-up highlights: Cashmere Cat, DJ Sneak, Hudson Mohawke & Todd Terje

Verdict: You can have your cake and eat it too! So many decadent sweet music things to nibble on here.


Falls Festival (Lorne VIC, Byron Bay NSW, Marion Bay TAS)

Dec 28-Jan 2 – depending on location

Every year it’s Falls, Falls, Falls for the NY festival of choice, but why? It is one of those festivals you can rely on to give you a great line-up, awesome weather and a heck of a good time. This music mecca in which thousands of sun-kissed Aussies trek to every year, is nothing too flashy or over the top, it is beautifully organic – but not in a hippy, let’s just get stoned all weekend way. Although it may tinker on the more expensive side, there is always something for everyone – geographically (3 locations across Aus), culturally, economically and of course, musically. Unfortunately both the Lorne and Byron Bay legs of the festival are sold out but maybe this festival is definitely worthy of the jump across the pond to Marion Bay.


Ticket Price: $315+

Line-up highlights: Alison Wonderland, Alt-J, DMAs, Jagwar Ma, Jamie xx, The Kite String Tangle, Röyksopp & Robyn, SBTRKT (LIVE), Tkay Maidza, Todd Terje (LIVE) and….Vance Joy (???)

Verdict: You’ll falls head over heals in love with this Summer festival!


Origin (Perth)

Dec 31 2014

Origin is taking over Wellington Square in Perth this year with an enviable line-up, definitely worth flying across the country for. Continuing the trend of being one of Australia’s most successful urban and underground club events, the talent which flock to WA every year, including rap, hip hop, dubstep, bass and house heads, is pretty damn good.


Line-up highlights: AlunaGeorge, Baauer, Cashmere Cat, Danny Brown, Dillon Francis, Grandtheft, Nina Las Vegas + Special Guests tba

Ticket price: $150-$169

Verdict: West coast Vs. East coast for NYE. Times are changing and it’s time to hop on this Perth party train.


Rhythm and Vines (Waiohika Estate, NZ)

Dec 29-31 2014

If you have it in you to make the trek over the Tasman, Rhythm and Vines festival will be sure to play the perfect New Years host away from home. Rhythm, as it is commonly known as by the locals, is an annual music festival held at the beautiful Waiohika Estate vineyard, several kilometres from the city of Gisborne, New Zealand. This is the festival’s 11th year so they must be doing something right, and with a enviable line-up announced – including fellow Aussies Chet Faker and Ta-ku – this year will sure to bring a meaty crowd size. One thing to be sure of is that our Kiwi cousins know how put on a party, so come prepared to get pretty crazy, especially when Netsky are involved.


Line-up highlights: BastilleNetsky, Zane Lowe, Chet Faker, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Just Blaze, Ta-Ku, Jagwar Ma, London Elektricity & MC Wrec, MØ

Ticket Price: $229 3-day pass / $429 (3-day + camping)

Verdict: They may be good at rugby, but is is worth giving them a try? We think so!


Beyond the Valley (Phillip Island,VIC)

Dec 30 & 31

This year we welcome a new kid to the block, the Beyond The Valley festival. A boutique camping event, which is set to be held on the beautiful Philip Island in Victoria – the old site of the cancelled Pyramid Rock Festival – has definitely earned its lineup bragging rights this year. With a focus on “decor, production and theming,” there is a stellar cast of future talent. To put itself a cut above the rest, promoters are promising a “higher standard” of food and accommodation, with facilities and grounds being described as a “pop-up luxury hotel with its very own concierge and first class amenities, including a daily hangover spa.” Wowie, that’s fancy! 


Ticket Price: $299

Line-up highlights: Aluna George, Banofee, Basenj, Cosmo’s Midnight, Fractures, Dillon Francis, Golden Features, Klo, Motex, Peking Duk, Rüfüs.

Verdict: It’s always tough being the new kid, but with a line-up like this, we are certain this is a keeper.


Lost Paradise (Peats Ridge, NSW)

Dec 30 – Jan 1

It seems like the boutique festival is on trend this year, with another newbie adding itself to the New Years bill in the name of Lost Paradise. If you are a fan of fancy website graphics and videos, then you are in for a treat! Oh, and of course there is some great artists on the line-up as well to fill that musical void. Only an hours and 15 mins out of Sydney, this little oasis promises more than just music festival, offering “smoke ceremonies”, “glamping” and holi lights and shambhala spa treatments. Heck knows what that means, but we are in!
Ticket Prices: $279+
Line-up highlights: Boy & Bear, Alunageorge, Allday, Touch Sensitive, Elizabeth Rose, Flamingo, Banoffee
Verdict: If you are going to loose yourself at New Years, why not get lost in paradise.


Field Day (The Domain, Sydney)

Jan 1st 2015

Fuzzy events have done it again. Off the back of a sold-out Listen Out national tour, next year’s line-up is looking tantalisingly good. For those who would rather shred than camp and prefer the one-day festival to the 4-day slog, then this is your perfect New Year’s gem. Taking a healthy sliver off the Falls Festival line-up, Sydney’s CBD is sure to light up with the hype of NYE all done and dusted. 

Line-up highlights: SBTRKT, alt-J, Glass Animals, Milky Chance, Salt-N-Pepa, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX, Todd Terje, Dillon Francis, RÜFÜS, Peking Duk & Thundamentals and more.


Ticket Price: $118-$138

Verdict: Ditch the camper, and bring on the city Sunshine!


Chet Faker releases the atmospheric, ‘Back’


Chet Faker has dropped a brand new track, Back. It’s a moody affair, with the thudding beat and washes of synths providing a sound much darker to what we’re used to from the bearded electronica aficionado. The atmospheric number is purely instrumental with no sign of Chet’s brooding vocals, proving that perhaps sometimes Talk Is Cheap.


the interns co-presents the Semplesize Block Party

We are thrilled to announce that, for the very first time in interns history, we have teamed up with our musical cousins, fellow VICE buddies and rising stars of the Australian blogosphere, SEMPLESIZE, to present a New York-style Block Party and Summer Soiree. In association with fellow tastemakers Spook Magazine, Hessian MagazineBeat Magazine and Trumpeter’s Alcoholic Ice Tea, the daytime Sunday Sesh will be hosted in the multifaceted concept space, Howler in Melbourne.

Kicking of at 1pm and running ’til late on the 7th of December, the event already boasts an immense lineup, featuring BIGSOUND babe and Got It girl Banoffee, Aussie Hip-Hop legends Milwaukee Banks and psych-rock four-piece House of Laurence, with a host of names yet to be announced.

Tickets are on sale today, with our pals at SEMPLESIZE offering a very limited edition selection of early-bird tickets at the discounted rate of $15.00.

Buy tickets now via Howler.



Hear two new free songs from LA Hip-Hop trio clipping.


LA hip-hop group clipping. impressed earlier this year with their Sub-Pop released record, CLPPNG. The fierce and raw album has gradually found into the ears of most people over the past few months catapulting clipping. from a cult favourite to true heroes. something they don’t know and mouth are two new tracks just released from the trio, featuring a number of friends (sb the moor, nocando, black mushroom, to name a few). The quick rapped, agressive tracks are free bandcamp releases for no reason other than just cos it seems. something they don’t know features 24 samples and clipping. are giving away a one-of-a-king clipping. tee to the first person that guesses them all. So, apart from them both being phenomenal, there’s also an aspect of trivia involved which is always fun.

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[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/clppng/mouth-ft-sb-the-moor-black-mushroom-chinaka-hodge[/soundcloud]


Your October Music Guide on a $30 Budget

OctoberSeptember has ended, October has begun and it’s finally time to wake Green Day up from their slumber. Here at the interns, we make it our mission to fit in as much music into each month as humanly possible. However, sometimes this isn’t so easy on the wallet (or the head) and we must take care to work out what’s worth our precious hard-earned cash and how to stretch said cash that much further. Rather than keep this useful information all to ourselves, we decided it was best to provide our loyal readers with a list of October’s music offerings, all for the price of three Blue Swimmers each i.e: $30 (give or take 20%).


Bondax (with supports Kilter & Hatch)

When & Where: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney | Thu 2 Oct (i.e: tonight)

Why: On the back of their stellar Listen Out, Sydney performance, UK’s Bondax will be playing one exclusive sideshow in Sydney. Receiving massive airplay on BBC Radio 1 and making big waves on Soundcloud, the duo have been filling dancefloors with their cheerful, tropical-inspired electronic beats. Better text your friends ASAP as their set begins in only a matter of hours.

Cost: $44. Early Bird tickets were $30 so technically this still could be included in this list.

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[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/bondax/all-i-see[/soundcloud]


When & Where: Goodgod Small Club, Sydney | Fri 3 Oct

Why: You may know him from his collaborations with JeremihHow To Dress Well and Banks or his remix of Little Dragon‘s Sunshine. For those that read our Listen Out Sydney wrap-up, you’d have noticed that we were slightly disappointed to see the LA producer’s nighttime beats wasted on a daytime crowd. Personally witnessing the incredible atmosphere emanating during DJ Dodger Stadium’s set at Goodgod two weeks ago, we know the compact Danceteria again will provide the perfect acoustics that Shlohmo’s brooding, insulated music requires.

Cost: Slightlyyy tipping the scale to $33.40, you might need to forgo your soy cappuccino on this day in lieu of the booking fee.

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[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/shlohmo/shlohmo-jeremih-no-more[/soundcloud]


NLV Presents: International Edition

Who: Nina Las Vegas, Eclair Fifi, Sam Tiba, UNiiQU3, Swick

When & Where:

Villa Nightclub, Perth | Fri 10th Oct

The Hi-Fi, Melbourne | Sat 11 Oct

Zhivago, Adelaide | Sun 12 Oct

The Helm, Sunshine Coast | Thurs 16 Oct

The Imperial, Sydney | Fri 17 Oct

The TBC Club, Brisbane | Sat 18th Oct

Why: Full-time DJ, radio host and party liaison, Nina Las Vegas always brings us good times and great classic hits, time and time again. Whether it be presenting Triple J’s Mix Up Exclusives or rounding up a talented crew for her debut NLV Presents at the beginning of the year, Nina has established herself as both a beatmaker and tastemaker who always knows what’s up.  Nina has said her reasoning behind the tour was “to bring you some artists that you may already know and respect, as well as some artists that you should know and will get to see first in Australia on this tour.” Get to know these international artists who are soon to be the names on everybody’s lips.

Cost: $28.60

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Read: Nina Las Vegas on Emojis, Australian talent & her upcoming NLV Presents Tour

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Bluejuice, RETROSPECTABLE: The Farewell Tour

When & Where:

ANU Bar – Canberra, ACT

Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT) | Fri 24 Oct/Sun 26 Oct

The Venue – Townsville, Qld

Why: This will be your very last chance to see the Bluejuice boys doing what they do best in the tightest and goldest of leotards. Don’t risk missing out in the hopes that they’ll do multiple farewell tours, John Farnham-style; you’ll probably have to wait a long, long time for that to happen. Plus, wearing a leotard at the age of sixty is not exactly the definition of Acting Yr Age. Both Sydney shows have sold out but there’s still tickets available in Canberra and Townsville, so best book some flights while you’re at it. In the meantime, check out what happened when we had a chat with Bluejuice in one of their very last interviews.

Cost: $37.01

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[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/bluejuicemusic/ill-go-crazy[/soundcloud]


DMA’s (with support The Creases)

Why: Signing with I OH YOU at the beginning of the year, DMA’s have gone from strength-to-strength, almost selling out all tickets ahead of their national tour. With comparisons made to Oasis, DMA’s have an impressive catalog of tracks with the anthemic Delete gaining deserved worldwide attention. Witnessing the trio’s triumphant performances at both Splendour in the Grass and BIGSOUND this year, we, the interns, believe they are one of the best live bands of 2014. With only a handful of tickets available for some of their shows, you’d better act quick or set up those Gumtree accounts quick-stat to see these guys before they’re whisked away overseas for CMJ Music Marathon.

When & Where:

Brightside, Brisbane | Thurs 2 Oct

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney | Fri 3 Oct (SOLD OUT) / Sat 4 Oct

Rocket Bar, Adelaide | Fri 10th Oct (SOLD OUT)

Northcote, Melbourne | Sat 11 Oct (SOLD OUT) / Sat 12th Oct (SOLD OUT)

Cost: $18.50

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Check out our DMA’s review from BIGSOUND.


Oxford Art Factory’s 7th Birthday

Who: Kilter, Oscar Key Sung, Hatch, Kanyon., Meare, Phondupe + more.

When & Where:

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (duh) | Fri 17 Oct

Why: Oxford Art Factory (or OAF, as its regular visitors lovingly refer to it) has been providing us with solid good music and, almost always, memorable nights out for a massive seven years. Now it’s time for everyone to come together and celebrate the birth of the Surry Hills establishment in the best way possible: to a slew of awesome electronic acts for you to dance away the night until the early hours of OAF’s Birthday Boxing Day. But wait, there’s more! There will also be a Hunter And Fox Tattoo parlour lined up in the cube to influence you and your friends to make life-changing and body-altering decisions when you’re at your most vulnerable. There may or may not be cake.

Cost: Free!



Adult Disco featuring Lxury

When & Where: The Imperial Hotel, Sydney | Sat 4 Oct

Why: After dropping his debut track, J.A.W.S, in July last year,South London DJ/Producer, Lxury, has been filling dancefloors with his sunny house remixes of tracks such as CHVRCHES’ Lies and Jungle’s Time. Releasing his spirited EP, Playground, just last month, the  enigmatic producer has a whole load of new tracks to show off. Located at the non-lockout-zone-affected The Imperial Hotel, you’ll be able to drink and dance to your heart’s content. Hot tip: Don’t be confused when you check the time upon your departure, as Adult Disco also coincides with the Daylight Savings rollover.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/jungle-8/jungle-time-lxury-remix[/soundcloud]


SAFIA – You Are The One Tour

When & Where:

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney | Sun 5 Oct

‘Halloween Party’ at The Bakery, Perth | Fri 31 Oct

Why: The Canberra trio have had a busy year, going on tour, performing at Splendour in the Grass and supporting Lorde, as well as remixing and releasing a number of tracks. Their latest, You Are The One, has received massive airplay, and rightly so. The brooding, beat-laden track shows that these boys have something special going on. Already selling out some of their shows, you’d best get onto the rest of their gigs quick smart.

Cost: $15.40

Buy Sydney Tickets  Buy Perth Tickets  

SAFIA want to be brought back from the dead as a hologram & other things I learnt from our interview

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/safia-music/you-are-the-one[/soundcloud]


Caribou’s Our Love

When & Where:

Your local iTunes or record shop | 3 Oct

Why: Dan Snaith made a stunning comeback with the delicate slow burner Can’t Do Without You, the first single from his fourth album under his Caribou moniker. Succeeding that release with only one song, title track Our Love, the Canadian producer left us in the lurch, keeping the rest of his album under tight wraps before launching the stream of Our Love in its entirety a couple of days ago. the interns had a sneaky peek of the album, also known as had it on repeat for the past two days, and it is safe to say it was well worth the wait.

Cost: $16.99

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/cant-do-without-you[/soundcloud]


Jessie Ware’s Tough Love

When & Where: Your local iTunes or record shop | 10 Oct

Why: I don’t believe a day goes by without one of the interns gushing over the talent of English songstress Jessie Ware. Releasing the captivating Tough Love earlier in the year, Ware has slowly been offloading song after song, each one as impressive as its predecessor. We highly recommend you show her some un-tough love and buy this record without delay.

Cost:  $19.99

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/jessieware/tough-love[/soundcloud]

montgomery pinata

Montgomery releases ‘Piñata’, the first single from her upcoming EP

I OH YOU’s latest member to the family, Montgomery, is proving to be a strong offering from the label. Following-up from the stunning War Cry, the Queensland-born singer has now released the first official single from her upcoming New Clear War EP, Piñata. Similar to War Cry in terms of its melancholic nature, the tone of this track has been stepped up a notch as the reverberating bass provides a strong backdrop to the musical landscape. With both singles co-produced by Big Scary‘s Tom Iansek, it is clear she is in safe hands, her ethereal voice being led by polished, electronic production.

New Clear War is due for release 24 October.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/iohyouparty/montgomery-pinata1[/soundcloud]

Flying lotus Never Catch Me

Watch: Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Never Catch Me’ video

Fresh off the back of the news of Flying Lotus‘ upcoming appearance at next year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the LA producer has released the video for Kendrick Lamar-featuring Never Catch Me. Directed by Hiro Murai , whose past projects have involved Childish Gambino and The Shins, the somewhat macabre clip features two children rising from the dead and dancing away, unbeknownst to their grieving family.

Never Catch Me features on Lotus’ forthcoming You’re Dead! album, out 7 October.


La+ch recalls warm summer evenings on ‘Nights’

As the sun heats up, it’s high time we had some explicitly sunny music to take with us into the summer month. La+ch is a producer from Toronto who’s been churning out delectable tunes with full-bodied melodies and jabs of euphoria. The latest to come from his is Nights – a dusky, twilight track born from bursting synths and a heavy back-beat. Throw in some keys and a soulful voice and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a night-starter track. It all feels a little familiar and nostalgic which is exactly what Summer is all about.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/la-ch/lach-nights[/soundcloud]

HarryHeart copy

Premiering: The Harry Heart Chrysalis’ debut video for ‘Vex’

We were enamoured with Harry Heart Chrysalis‘ latest single, Vex when it premiered last week and now he’s released an arresting video to boot. Shot and directed by Sydney cinematographer Matt Scott Chow, the rather sinister clip is black & white in nature and primarily shot in reverse. Said to be inspired by The White Stripes’ famous video for I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, it subtly surrounds the story of a guy left heartbroken by his unfaithful girlfriend and his violent retaliation to the ‘other guy’ in the relationship. The track and accompanying video are both emotionally-stirring and passionate, even slightly foreboding, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else the Triple J Unearthed High nominee has up his sleeve.

In celebration of this premiere, Harry Heart and his band will be touring Vex and the rest of their catalog in October. Tour dates as below:

Wednesday 15th October– Verge Festival – Sydney Uni
Thursday 16th October– RAD Bar– Wollongong
Friday 17th October– El Topo Basement– Sydney
Saturday 18th October– Lass O’Gowrie– Newcastle
Friday 24th October– MUM @ World Bar- Sydney


Laneway Festival 2015 lineup predictions


The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 bill will finally be announced and it’s promising to be a big one. Last year saw the likes of HAIM, Lorde and Four Tet grace our shores and next year is set to bring another set of cool cats to Australia. Laneway has made a name for itself by selecting the names that are on the tip of every tastemaker’s tongue and stray away from booking acts twice. A ticket to Laneway is almost like an insight into what is going to soundtrack the year ahead.

With Canadian sillyman, Mac Demarco, the only act to be booked in yet, here are our stabs in the dark at who will be on the lineup for Laneway 2015.


This one is all but confirmed at this point. The London songstress released her debut album, Goddess, last month and told Music Feeds that a tour is likely for early next year. Given that she’s yet to find herself on a festival lineup for the Summer, Laneway looks like the most certain bet. If she does, expect a brooding, twilight set.

Chances: Lock it in.


This New Zealand duo impressed earlier this year with a set at Splendour in the Grass and followed it up with an expertly crafted debut, Evergreen. Lorde held up the NZ side of the lineup this year and Broods would be the perfect candidate to fill that spot next year. Their album is full of tracks waiting to crossover into the mainstream like the delectable, L.A.F.

Chances: It wouldn’t be a stretch at all.


This year’s Laneway had a remarkably strong string of hip-hop acts. Danny Brown, Run The Jewels and Earl Sweatshirt all gave cracker sets. ILOVEMAKONNEN is the latest and greatest name in hip-hop, having been talked-up by Drake. Laneway will no doubt be trying to get their tastemaker hands on the Atlanta rapper. If so, Tuesday may just soundtrack the Summer and every Wednesday hangover after that.

Chances: His strike for the spotlight may have come a little late for Laneway to book him.

La Roux

After five years, Elly Jackson aka. La Roux, returned with her sophomore record, Trouble In Paradise, this year. It may have not been as big a chart success as her debut but the critics were pretty enamoured by it. It’s full of warm, tropical instrumentation and would go down a treat in the Australian sun. If Falls or Meredith won’t have her, surely Laneway will.

Chances: Please Laneway, don’t let us down gently. Or at all.


His TNGHT collaborator is coming to Australia over New Years but we’re still to hear of a tour announce from Lunice, who released his new track Can’t Wait To not long ago. He has a nice little touring gap at the beginning of February which would be perfect for a trip to Australia. He’d do for the lineup what Cashmere Cat, Four Tet and Jamie xx did last year- inject a little throbbing bass into proceedings.

Chances: It’s going to happen and until Thursday, don’t tell us otherwise.


Laneway has never been big on having huge headliners but if Caribou was to grace the stage in 2015, it would be as good as. The Canadian producer releases his new album Our Love this week which was proceeded by one of the best singles of the year, Can’t Do Without You. He toured Australia in 2011 with Four Tet, who’s been back a number of times since (including for Listen Out) but a Caribou tour is long-awaited.

Chances: It’s been strongly rumoured for years, but has never happened. 2015 could be the year.

FKA Twigs

Like BANKS, this one is almost a sure thing. FKA Twigs is perhaps one of the most talked about names of 2014 and one that Laneway would be no doubt clamouring to book. After an interview earlier this year, News Corp journalist Mikey Cahill tweeted that Twigs said she will play Laneway in 2015. As far as we’re concerned, we’ll take that. Hopefully by then, this Robert Pattinson press fodder will have disappeared so we can appreciate her spectacular debut live without distraction.

Chances: We don’t even need to phone a friend. Lock it in Eddie.

How To Dress Well

Tom Krell last toured Australia back in 2013 and since then has released his most established album yet, What Is This Heart? Many compared Laneway alumni, Autre Ne Veut to Krell last year so maybe it’s time we had the real deal down-under. By all accounts, his live shows are a haunting mix of RnB and electronica swelled by that brilliant voice.

Chances: His tour schedule for next year is clear at this point.


Laneway presented Jungle’s Splendour in the Grass sideshow earlier in the year, meaning they know who to call to get the once-enigmatic, British collective back. Last year they brought HAIM back after they appeared at Splendour in the Grass so clearly the organisers have no problem with it and Jungle fit the Laneway aesthetic perfectly. It’s time that Jungle got to really feel The Heat.

Chances: It’s only a matter of Time until we see Jungle again.

Mutual Benefit

Jordan Lee aka. Mutual Benefit’s debut album Love’s Crushing Diamond has flown a little bit under the radar here in Australia but it’s a beautiful, heart-wrenching piece of work. The Laneway curators have always kept an eye on what is going on overseas, bringing acts over here to introduce them to a new audience. A late afternoon, live rendition of Golden Wake would go down an absolute treat for those looking to discover some new music.

Chances: He played Laneway’s SXSW showcase earlier this year. No doubt there were some deals done there.

Vic Mensa

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa is another name that has been heavily rumoured for Laneway. He confirmed a tour early next year when he spoke to triple J’s The Doctor and is yet to be announced on any other Summer bill. His track Down On My Luck has been on heavy rotation on triple j which would no doubt make him a huge drawcard for the festival.

Chances: If we had a dollar, we’d be putting it on Mensa. Don’t let us get down on our luck.


SBTRKT collaborator Denai Moore releases ‘I Swore’

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London musician Denai Moore was properly introduced to the world last week when she popped up on The Light, from the new SBTRKT album. No doubt capitalising on that stellar track, Moore has dropped I Swore off her EP of the same name due out in late November. The track is a haunting ballad that builds with the aid of her booming vocals and crushing keys. It’s certainly not in the same genre as the SBTRKT tracks but you can see why the enigmatic producer put her on the track. That voice is undeniably affecting and her songwriting is exquisite.

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