Well, wouldja lookit that! Time again for five of the freshest tunes to come marching into your life by way of Tim “Timbert” Lambert. This week even has a bonus round. We don’t deserve you, Our Timmy.
Jack River, Fault Line
Five Tunes regular Jack River’s 100% hit record continues with Fault Line. Of the new track JR said: “I was deep in a really dark time in my world; I wanted to capture the fragility of walking around your mind in the dark, and then exploding into emotion and regret when you surface. At the same time, I felt this need to lean into some kind of teenage dream to distract myself from the sadness of it all. That’s where the production comes in.” Written in her room while a house party kicked on around her, the track features the sweet-as-candy hooks we’ve now come to expect from a Jack River track.
Camp Cope, The Opener
Sims Supermarket enthusiasts Camp Cope have unleashed the first taste of their upcoming new album, with a single titled The Opener – a much-needed call out to the sexism female musicians face in the industry. As a white male I’m not going to try and explain what leader Georgia Maq (or any other woman) goes through, but I’ll share my favourite lines of this future anthem:
“If I was hungry then you were starving and he was so sick but you were dying”
“Treat them like queens until they disagree and never reflect to think ‘wait, maybe the problem was me’”
“You worked so hard, but we were just lucky / To ride those coattails into infinity / And all my success has got nothing to do with me / Yeah, tell me again how there just aren’t that many girls in the music scene.”
“It’s another man telling us we can’t fill up the room. It’s another man telling g us to book a smaller venue. ‘Nah, hey, c’mon girls we’re only thinking about you’. Well, see how far we’ve come not listening to you”
And finally: “Yeah, just get a female opener, that’ll fill the quota,” Maq snaps off at the end. Basically, I have included all of the lyrics; if I could make this all five featured tunes this week I would.
The praise around Odette since her debut single Watch Me Read You has been endless, but I think the most important compliment came in an inter-office email chain this week, and it’s all that really needs to be said.
Tame Impala, List Of People (To Try And Forget About)
Some bands include B-Sides into album re-releases, and you sometimes find there’s a pretty clear indication as to why they weren’t included in the original release. But Tame Impala aren’t ‘some band.’ Kevin Parker and co. have dropped this pearler (and two other new tracks) that will sit comfortably between their biggest and best-known cuts.
Tired Lion, Death To The Lads (Like A Version)
I don’t usually include Like A Versions in 5 Tunes but I think I’ll make a special exception for Perth punks Tired Lion. Their cover Smith Street Band’s Death To The Lads is given an extra level of poignancy being belted out by front woman Sophie Hopes. If you are around Treasury Gardens in Melbourne, you can’t afford to miss their Melbourne Music Week set – I’ll be the guy near the front in a acid wash Violent Soho shirt.
STACK staff writer Alesha Kolbe’s Twitter mum, Amy Shark, made her US TV debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden this week, introduced by none other than Zane Lowe.