5 Tracks You Gotta Hear
At times we are left scratching our heads as to why the whole nation doesn’t love some bands. How everyone else has neglected to fall in love with some absolutely amazing local talent in favour of worshipping similar acts from lands afar. Melbourne’s Love Migrate is one act that springs to mind. You could probably compare them to other notables, but we’re not going to. Instead, we’re going to post the video for their song ‘Plagued Are All My Thoughts’ and let you have a damn good think about why it’s taken you so long to listen to it. If you have any taste whatsoever, we’ll see you when they support I, A Man at the beautifully renovated Ding Dong Lounge in July.
Canadian duo Purity Ring have been quietly trying to duck the buzz that’s been heaped on them for a while now, but with the release of their debut album Shrines imminent, that task is getting increasingly harder to accomplish. ‘Fineshrine’ is the latest taste being offered and it is arguably the most exciting Purity Ring song released to date. It is far and away the most approachable sounding song the duo have released and really allows the ethereal vocals of front woman Megan Jones to shine. Shrines is due out July 24.
Alpine have announced that their debut album will be titled A, is for Alpine. While that may sound a little too Sesame Street for some, their brand new single ‘Gasoline’ is not. We have always been big fans of the dual vocals of front women Phoebe and Lou and ‘Gasoline’ is a perfect reminder of why. The six-piece have also announced a monster tour to celebrate the albums release on August 10, which we recommend you all get involved in, cause chances are they are playing within five minutes of your home given the amount of dates on the list. With support from Clubfeet, it promises to be a ripsnorter.
At the moment it feels like Brisbane is to indie pop what Seattle was to grunge in the 90s. It is raining quality up north and the Vulture is trying it’s very best to catch all the raindrops into a bucket for your listening pleasure. One particularly large raindrop in this admittedly weak metaphor is The Jungle Giants. Hot off a support slot on Boy and Bear’s national tour, the four-piece have just announced their second EP will be released on July 27. They have also been kind enough to gift us with the title track and it is ace. You can catch ‘She’s A Riot’ in the flesh when they fly around country in August. Fun times, guaranteed.
There’s nothing we can say here about Frank Ocean that you probably haven’t heard. The soul master has seemingly done it all before he has even released his first record, making is name with rap weirdos Odd Future before rocketing to everyone’s lips as the biggest buzz in R & B since, well we’re not up with R & B so much but we assume it’s a long time. Finally, Ocean has dropped the debut single from his long awaited debut Channel, Orange. ‘Pyramids’ is an epic, 10 minutes in length and an amazing reflection on Ocean’s song writing ability. This thing sucks you in for its entirety.