Monday, April 15, 2013

[Electro - Pop] Empire Of The Sun - Alive

So yep it's been almost 5 years since we have heard any new material from the Aussie duo, but in 2013 Empire Of The Sun have returned in style with their first single "Alive" taken from the highly anticipated sophomore album Ice On The Dune. 

I'll be honest and say there was a lot of nonsense surrounding the promotion of this newest album, what with movie styled trailers and deciphering hieroglyphics, but hey I guess Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore can do whatever they want with their status.

This latest offering isn't groundbreaking, but it's typical EOTS with their bright shimmering electronics and danceable pop sensibility well in tack. It's definitely going to be pleasing the masses and will build the anticipation for the album release even further.

Ice On The Dune is out in June, but you can start pre-ordering on the 16th of April.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

[Electronic] Little Daylight - Name In Lights

It’s only been two months since the release of “Overdose,” and yet we’re already treated with yet another single from one of this years most exciting prospects, Little Daylight. As far as follow up singles go, “Name In Lights” reaches a level of dreaminess that the first single could never quite find.
It’s a much more downtempo approach from the New York trio, showcasing their delicate fragile vocals over a set of ambient atmospherics. I have a feeling that this single is going to attract the attention of a lot of remixers, what with those sultry female vocals on deck.
Another solid single from the newcomers!

[Indie - Pop] Antonio Paul - Tra$h Party

It feels like an eternity since Antonio Paul started producing music. “City Dreams” was such an important track in my life and showed me how much of an impact music can have on one’s emotions. The Bunbury boys from Western Australia have always managed to make me smile with their quirky indie rock style, and today was no different.
What I love most about these guys is how overtly Australian they are in their songs. Their newest single, “Tra$h Party,” is testament to this, possessing ample amounts of Aussie hip-hop flair, yet enough precision in their rock deliverance to make this a truly entertaining number. I struggle to understand how these guys aren’t the biggest ticket in WA yet — they are just pure talent.
Hybrid pop like this doesn’t come around that often, so embrace it!

[Indie Pop] Fairchild - Burning Feet

I’m truly blessed to be living in Australia, what with all the talent that we seem to be churning out across the nation. Fairchild, or Fairchild Republic as they were formally known, are yet another upcoming Aussie indie pop band hailing from the Gold Coast in Queensland.
“Burning Feet” is their very first offering under the new moniker, and it’s good ol’ catchy indie pop with the band’s trademark bouncy guitars and sweet, sweet melodies. With production partner Catherine Marks in the building, it seems like they could be onto something special here (considering she’s helped build the success of some pretty awesome bands like The Killers, Foals and Death Cab For Cutie — they’re doing pretty well these days, right?).
Also, let it be known that Fairchild is no stranger to live performance. They’ve shared the stage with a wide range of Indie Shuffle favorites including Neon Indian, Parachute Youth, Last Dinosaurs and Flume.
“Burning Feet” will feature on their forthcoming self-titled EP, to be released in July.

Monday, March 25, 2013

[Indie - Pop] RAC - Lovefool (ft. Liz Anjos)

Don't you get excited when you see new material from RAC? I know I do, especially when it's a cover! RAC have just released their cover of the Cardigans 90's hit single "Lovefool" after reaching 30k fans on Facebook. 

What can I say, it's just that wonderful feeling of nostalgia that makes this cover work so well. Teaming up with Liz Anjos (who featured on their Smashing Pumpkins cover) once more the Remix Artists Collective have recreated yet another pop gem. 

Free download, so click the link and enjoy!

Friday, March 22, 2013

[Indie - Pop] Swim Deep - She Changes The Weather

So, it was getting pretty late here in Perth and I was contempt to just head off to bed after a hard day at work. Just before I could turn off my computer, I was greeted by Swim Deep’s newest single “She Changes The Weather” via a friend’s post on Facebook. Turns out that this is literally the most beautiful song I have heard this year.
We’re no strangers to Swim Deep, but this single is a welcomed change of pace from their usual grungy surf pop/rock. That two-minute intro built on that wondrous reverberating piano really does wonders in capturing your heart and imagination — I think I was almost in tears from pure happiness.
If that wasn’t enough, the lyrics “She makes me feel like I can see for miles/She changes the weather in my bones, seem like it’s never getting cold” are oh-so-warm and heartfelt. The boys from Birmingham have really outdone themselves on this occasion. Every second of this song is filled with pure beauty and adoration.
Taken from their upcoming debut album Where In Heaven Are We, “She Changes The Weather” has got me very excited indeed.