This week your 5 Choons come via Miss Music Editor herself, ZKR. Featuring Vancey-pants, Good Boy, Kira Puru, Sunscreen and Nightmares On Wax, she’s chosen not to include DZ Deathrays and N*E*R*D because we covered ’em here.
Good Boy, A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)
“NEW SHOES! FRESH SHIRT, ‘N’ FRESH TIE.” Makes me want to go waste money on a bonza new outfit… but maybe not the same amount of money as the marriage equality plebiscite has cost Aussie taxpayers, which is what this track’s about. If you’re after something smart and jaunty that’s kind of a The Smith Street Band/The Pretty Littles/Eddy Current potion, Good Boy’s gonna hit the spot. Also, they’re touring. Also, their EP Shirk Life is out Nov 10 via Barely Dressed/Remote Control.
December 8 – Brighton Hotel, Mandurah – Tickets
December 9 – Mr Lonely, Fremantle – Tickets
December 14 – The Workers Club, Melbourne – Tickets
December 15 – The Lansdowne, Sydney – Tickets
December 16 – Crowbar, Brisbane – Tickets
December 22 – Cats at Rocket Bar, Adelaide – Tickets
This is Sydney bliss-pop/dream-rock four-piece Sunscreen. Their EP Just A Drop is coming out in a couple of weeks. Tide is amazing and makes me think of Bananarama on the beach on a grey day. (NB: You should still wear sunscreen on grey days. My auntie does and she looks incredible for her late-middle-age.)
Kira Puru, Tension
Kira Puru is a photographer, visual artist, and DJ, and y’know what else? She sings like a sassy angel and makes subtle disco beats that are funkier than a funky thing from Funkville (to steal a phrase from Taylor Hawkins). Just wait for the chorus and tell me you can’t feel this tensiooooon between me and you.
Nightmares On Wax, Citizen Kane
George Evelyn, AKA Nightmares On Wax, has just dropped this cut from his upcoming album Shape The Future (due on January 26). It features Mozez and Allan Kingdom, and it’s a gospel-soul-hip-hop treasure. The video is beautifully-shot and stars Langston Fishburne (son of Laurence).
Vance Joy, Like Gold
Vancey-pants is back with the second single from his upcoming album Nation Of Two (due sometime in Feb). The first was Lay It On Me, which got him two ARIA nom nods last week. Like Gold doesn’t have its big brass or gallivanting drums, but it’s 100% going to stick in your head and you won’t even mind.