It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Brisbane’s Hunz.
Why? Well, he’s just been coding all his beats and synth lines from scratch and helping to create this seriously cool motion-graphic enhanced video clip.
Once again, Hunz’ take on DIY makes Dischord-inspired punks look like pre-schoolers.
Spinning this tune to exhaustion over the last few weeks has probably contributed to the neglect of the other new stuff stacking up in my inbox. It sounds like a dodgy back-alley dumpling joint, but ‘Gung Ho’ translates to ‘work together in harmony’. Surely the wankiest piece of trivia to hit you this week, but it’s a close descriptor to the fantastic stuff coming from this new Brissie three piece.
Killer hooks, nice bass + Oracular Spectacular vibes getting all up in their junk.
IMPRESSIVE. Definitely my fave track at the moment.
People have been raving about Gotye’s latest Triple J hit ‘Somebody I Used to Know. No doubt it will finish strong in the Triple J hottest 100 this year. And yet despite the near ubiquity of the original at the moment, Faux Pas has really made this song his own. Unlike some remixes that sound like they’re working against the track, this feels like it’s how the song was always went to be (not that the feeling inevitability in any way diminishes the creative achievement here).
Proudly presenting the sweet new track from DUNE RATS before it gets shipped off to radio. Vacation vibes all ’round, ‘Pogo’ is the first single off the band’s second EP Social Atoms, which is set for release this month.
To co-incide with the release of Social Atoms, the Brissie duo will be cutting loose on the East Coast for a select number of dates in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Goldcoast, Toowoomba, Brisbane and Byron Bay.
The Meredith lineup came out today and in addition to the imported goods on the bill (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, Exposions in the Sky, Black Joe Lewis etc) there’s some decent local acts that have been added. I got trampled by middle aged corporates when Icehouse played at a gala ball earlier this year, so I’ll probably refrain from going in for a second helping of Electric Blue. Rounding off the veteran sector of the lineup is former Moodists frontman Dave Graney. Adalita, Oscar & Martin, Matt Sonic & The High Times and Graveyard Train have also been annouced, as well as festival regulars Cut Copy and Eagle & The Worm. Geelong’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will be opening the proceedings which should be a treat.
Not many 21st’s rearrange the solar system and let you BYO anyway.
GRINDERMAN * CUT/COPY * KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS * MUDHONEY * ICEHOUSE * GANG GANG DANCE * EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY * LADYHAWKE * BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS * OFF! * ADALITA * FUTURE OF THE LEFT * FRANK FAIRFIELD * HARMONIC 313 (DJ SET) * JOELISTICS * BIG FREEDIA * UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA * GRAVEYARD TRAIN * TIM SWEENEY * OSCAR + MARTIN * CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS * ANGUS SAMPSON * BARBARION * KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD * JUICEBOXXX * VIRGO FOUR * EAGLE & THE WORM * THE RECHORDS * DAVE GRANEY & THE LURID YELLOW MIST * MATT SONIC & THE HIGH TIMES * THE TOWN BIKES * CITY OF BALLARAT MUNICIPAL BRASS BAND * MASTER SONG TAI CHI * SILENCE WEDGE * A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
You may recall Chet Faker (aka. Nick Murphy) who went all kinds of crazy on the interwebs (above James Blake in Hypem’s #10) after we MAP-ed his cover of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ back in May. The bearded juggernaut is back with a nice platter of downloads for y’all.
Overdoses of electronica usually have a sluggish effect on me, but Chet keeps his cool without inducing a yawn. House Atriedes’ iridescent intro stretches out onto a vast expanse of synth, while those liquid harmonies keep on with the smooth restraint of ‘No Diggity’. This track is my fave out of the Chet Faker pool so far, with ‘Jeans and Wallet’ trawling closely after.