5 Tracks You Gotta Hear
Sometimes you don’t realise you missed something until it comes back into your life. So apologies for neglecting you but god, we missed you British India. The lads have promised an album will be released before the year is out and while they haven’t blessed us with much more information than that, they have blessed us with the brand new track ‘I Can Make You Love Me’. It’s being touted as a darker side to the much-loved Melburnians and while that is probably true, to us it sounds more like a goddamn triumph. Front man Declan Melia said that the band is now at a stage where they feel they can write just about anything. The results really speak for themselves. If this is the direction the album is going then we are positively pumped for it to drop.
A dear friend of the Vulture sent this in our direction and we couldn’t be more grateful. EYE EMMA JEDI are absolutely nuts. The London via Norway five-piece only have three songs to their name, as they seem to have the modus operandi of quality over quantity. The band has stated that they will be releasing an EP before they release an album but when is anyone’s guess. For now you’ll have to appease yourselves with the three songs they have released and where better start than at the beginning? Below is ‘Crucified’, EYE EMMA JEDI’s first single and one to add to your ‘Songs To Punch Dance To’ playlist.
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard. That name, in this feature means only one thing. Some sub 3 minute, scuzzed out rock and roll. If you love what King Gizzard do then you will join us in the school of thought that the Melbourne lads have delivered again with their new single ‘Elbow’. It’s so manic it’s almost beautiful, and the closing guitar solo is seriously wicked. You know we mean it, because we haven’t used the word ‘wicked’ since 2002.
It must be nice to be SBTRKT, to be able to create a tune that most artists can only dream of only to chuck it out for free is a luxury few can afford. The man behind the mask has thrown up a brand new track called ‘Gloss’ without very much explanation to go with it at all. The last time he did so was with the track ‘Gamelena’ with the note that he was back in the studio working toward something. That definition of that something is still up in the air but if he keeps chucking out these tasty morsels as a result then you just keep doing what you’re doing young man. The track sounds just as the name suggests. The production is light and airy and one SoundCloud commenter declared its like “swimming over clouds”, which is actually rather astute.
If we could recreate the unabashed euphoria we experienced during Two Door Cinema Club set at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival a few years ago then we would in the blink of an eye. You could easily accuse the lads of being a one trick pony, but they’re such a wonderfully energetic and fun pony that you can’t help but forgive them for it. ‘Sleep Alone’ picks up from where Tourist History left off, with their well trained drum machine laying the perfect foundation for the guitar driven indie pop that the Northern Irishman are close to perfecting. Their sophomore album Beacon is available for pre-order now before it’s released early September.