Ignore that horrific, knifing rain outside and get into this week’s 5 Choons, flying right in your little face from Tim “Jimmy Jr” Lambert.
Jess Locke, Universe
A few months ago I included Jess Locke’s lead single Bitter/Better in 5 Tunes, and it has been one of my favourite songs of the year ever since. Now we have a brand new track from the candid lyricist, and details of her upcoming album: Universe will be released on Friday 20th October via Pool House Records/Remote Control Records.
But what you really need to do (after checking out this clip of course) is get yourself a ticket to see the Melbourne lass to any/all of the below dates.
Friday 1 September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC #
Sunday 3 September – Sounds Of The Suburbs, Sutherland NSW
Wednesday 6 September – Black Bear Lodge, Bigsound, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 7 September – The Foundry, Bigsound, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 9 September – Crowbar, Brisbane QLD **
Monday 11 September – Transit Bar, Canberra ACT **
Wednesday 13 September – Ed Castle, Adelaide SA **
Thursday 14 September – The Gasometer, Melbourne VIC **
Saturday 16 September – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC **
Sunday 17 September – Poison City Weekender, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Sunday 17 September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (All Ages) VIC **
Saturday 7 October – Punk Rock Pie Night, The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 12th October – Til The Wheels Fall Off, Launceston
Saturday 9 December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry NSW
# supporting Fazerdaze
** supporting Jeff Rosenstock
Tropical F-ck Storm, Chameleon Paint
I’d be lying if Tropical F-ck Storm wasn’t my favourite name for a band ever (sorry Amyl and the Sniffers, you’re number two now). TFS is the coming together of Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones), joined by Lauren Hammel (High Tension) on drums and Erica Dunn (Palm Springs) on, well, everything else. Chameleon Paint sets to rip down the social patriarchy, led by Liddiard’s signature snarl.
LCD Soundsystem, Tonite
With American Dream just around the corner (September 1), everyone’s favourite New Yorkers have released the third single from the upcoming album. It’s a little Daft Punk and a little Arcade Fire, but a whole lot of classic LCD Soundsystem. James Murphy’s lyrics offer a blank-faced glimpse at ageing (at which, we know, he is very good). “And you’re getting older. I promise you this, you’re getting older,” he drawls. “But the future’s a nightmare. And there’s nothing I can do. There’s nothing anyone can do about this.”
Papa Murphy is spitting fire and I bloody love it.
Weezer, Mexican Fender
New LCD and new Weezer in the same week. My teenage nostalgia doesn’t know which way to look.
Mexican Fender, a song about unrequited love – or according to the accompanying clip, unrequited seagull love – is, let’s face it, peak Weezer. The band’s eleventh album, Pacific Daydream, is out in October.
A$AP Mob, Feels So Good
Next week we are going to cop another new mixtape from the New York rap collective. Cozy Tapes: Vol 2: Too Cozy is out August 25, and Feels So Good is its third cut. It’s been a big month for the group: Twelvy released his debut album at the start of the month, Rocky has been all over Lana Del Rey’s latest album, and Ferg’s new record Still Striving has literally just dropped. No rest for the wicked.