Yes, it’s usually five tunes. But sometimes thine cup overfloweth, and why should we squeeze out excellent sounds just to satisfy a parameter which we ourselves applied? Get in!

Sleater-Kinney, Hurry On Home

Produced by St. Vincent, Hurry On Home is the new single from beloved all-gal rock trio Sleater-Kinney. It’s also got an amazingly creative lyric video.

Bad//Dreems, Double Dreaming

This is the first single from Adelaide bosses Bad//Dreems’ third album, which will be coming at yer face in October this year. It is frenetic brilliance with some Sympathy For The Devil woos looping around a grimy chorus. Also, TOUR DATES!

Thursday, July 4
The Foundry, Brisbane

Saturday, July 6
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Friday, July 12
Howler, Melbourne

Saturday, July 13
Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney

Kaiser Chiefs, Record Collection

Another excellent video, and another jubilant little slice of indie rock from Leeds legends Kaiser Chiefs. It’s from their upcoming seventh album Duck, due July 26.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Self-Immolate

Did you think they were done for the year, just because they released a full-length two months ago (which is still sitting pretty on the charts)? O, ye of little faith. King Gizz are back with Self-Immolate, which is decidedly crunchier than anything on Fishing For Fishies. It also has a neat video in which the bandmembers are burnt alive in a creepy ritual, directed by previous collaborator John Angus Stewart.

Nasty Cherry, What Do You Like In Me?

Charli XCX proteges Nasty Cherry are four sassy-peach LA chicks who probably call the corners every night, and they’ve released their second single and video What Do You Like In Me?.

Geowulf, I See Red 

What a sweetly honest, shining banger. Here’s what Geowulf frontwoman Star Kendrick says: “I See Red was written after an argument with my sister. The song was a realisation that you are only ever your most raw, horrible self when you’re with the people you love to death and who love you.”

Katz, Back From Nothing

Prince of melancholic, piano-led electronica Katz gifts us the gorgeous Back From Nothing, the video to which depicts a bit of a Miss Havisham dinner party.

Totty, Lucky

Jangle-rock trio Totty are about to head on tour with Skegss (see dates below), and if you make it along you’ll be sure to hear emphatically genuine, totally relatable, all-over excellent new single Lucky. Frontwoman Kelly Jansch says of the track: “Lucky is written as a response to anyone who has ever told you that you shouldn’t be proud about your achievements or hard work. A lot of times it’s easy to doubt yourself when people are putting you down, and we hope the song can make people realise: ‘Nah, f-ck that, I worked hard for this!'”

Friday, June 21st
Metropolis, Fremantle

Thursday, July 4th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Saturday, July 6th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Saturday, July 13th
Forum, Melbourne

Saturday, July 27th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

 

Moaning Lisa, Take You Out

One of the best things about grunge-pop four-piece Moaning Lisa is their very skilled, smooth dynamism – that is, the way they move through tones (sharp to soft-edged, discordant to thickly blended, vulnerable to dauntless) with great subtlety and control, while still maintaining that looseness which is totally critical to the genre. Take You Out is another home run.

Tour dates:

Friday, July 5
SYDNEY, LOW 302 | with Hedy Lamarr

Saturday, July 6
CANBERRA, TRANSIT BAR | with Plastic Plants

Wednesday, July 10
MELBOURNE, GRACE DARLING BASEMENT | with Denise Le Menice

Thursday, July 11
MELBOURNE, GRACE DARLING BASEMENT | with Slush

Friday, July 12
MELBOURNE, GRACE DARLING BASEMENT | with pting

Saturday, July 13
ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL *

Saturday, July 20
BYRON BAY, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS *

Palehound, Black Friday

The endlessly fascinating Palehound return with Black Friday, the title track from their album due out, guess when? This Friday. It’s another close, detailed diary entry from frontwoman Ellen Kempner, which “captures the specific ache of uneven emotional investment between friends.” Think (Sandy) Alex G and Car Seat Headrest, but… more.

 

Bruce Springsteen, Tucson Train

The performance vid for Sprucey Bruce’s new track Tucson Train is directed by Thom Zimny, and features a bunch of the musicians who appear on his new album Western Stars, which is coming out in half a sec (the 14th of June). Going by this track, it sounds like the album is going to be full of character-driven warmth and classic melodies.

Craig David, When You Know What Love Is

Craig! Whattup, ‘n’ how’ve you been? Very well, apparently, with plenty of creative juice churning through the noggin. “This track came about so naturally and it’s all about the initial undeniable spark you get when something feels right – wanting to hold on to that feeling and seeing how it can develop,” he says of this gem.

Katy Perry, Never Really Over

Katy does lots of rolling around, lying about, mooshing her face against a window, cute couple dancing and observing various performative art pieces (?) in the rather entertaining video for her new bop Never Really Over.

Jack River, Truly Madly Deeply

If Jack River loved you more with every breath truly madly deeply do, you’d have to be a pretty happy li’l sock, wouldn’t you? Also, the outfit. YES.