After a good prod right in the guts of your ears? Step no further than 5 Tunes, which this week features new tracks from Kira Puru, Seth Sentry, Carla Geneve, Dope Lemon and Ainslie Wills.
(BONUS: Check out our nods to three other gems from G Flip, The Teskey Brothers and Alex Cameron.)
Seth Sentry, Wrong One
The artwork for Seth’s comeback track – elbows cocked back onto the bar, rumpled shirt ‘n’ tie, pursed-lipped gaze – couldn’t be more apt (APT!). Wrong One is a sauntering, mid-paced jag with some great details (that slow, chinking shake on the off-beat; ethereal back-up vocals; a craggy synth melody which swoops in towards the end).
Pre-Sale: Friday May 10th
On Sale: Monday May 13th at 9am
Friday June 7 – Valley Drive In – Brisbane
Sat June 8 – The Croxton – Melbourne
Sun June 9 – The Factory Theatre – Sydney
Fri June 21 – Capitol – Perth
Sat June 22 – Prince Of Wales – Bunbury
Sunday June 23 – Lion Arts Factory – Adelaide
Ainslie Wills, Fear Of Missing Out and Suzie
Ainslie Wills’ music has always cut quietly, lovingly, gently close to the bone; she’s long been heralded as an absolute genius by her peers, despite her relatively low profile. The singer-songwriter has just released two new tracks which are as gorgeous as each other: Fear Of Missing Out stretches its fingers out to find answers to personal, existential questions, and Suzie is an epic in the storyline sense of the word – absolutely mesmerising.
Wills’ album All You Have Is All You Need is due out August 9, and she has tour dates coming up – don’t miss out, because she’s incredible live.
Kira Puru, Everything Is Better Without You
“Nothing beats the taste of that look on your face when you hear me say: ‘I’m sorry, but I’ve never been better.’” Bow, bow, bow to Kira Puru, one of the most unique voices in the current Oz-pop pot. Gloriously fierce, Everything Is Better Without You is sweet Wizz Fizz for yer ears. Puru is going on tour to celebrate this belter; details below.
Tickets on sale 9:00am Tuesday 7 May
Saturday 22 June – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW* Tickets
Friday 28 June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC* Tickets
Friday 5 July – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA* Tickets
Saturday 6 July – Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA Tickets
Friday 12 July – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD* Tickets
Tuesday 30 July – UC Hub, Canberra ACT* Tickets
*w/ special guest Kinder
Dope Lemon, Hey You
Mr Angus Stone returns under his nom de plume Dope Lemon. Hey You is much more measured than the coconut-soul of 2017’s stand-out single Home Soon, although the clip contains more than enough absurdism to poke a stick at. It’s a skulking, sexy kind of thing and we hope it’s emblematic of the rest of his upcoming second album, Smooth Big Cat, due out on July 12 via BMG and available for pre-order right now.
And guess what? MORE DATES! Details below, and tickets here.
Friday 2 August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday 8 August – Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Friday 9 August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 15 August – HQ, Adelaide SA
Saturday 17 August – Metropolis, Perth WA
Thursday 22 August – Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
+ Performing Splendour in the Grass | Saturday 20 July, Byron Bay NSW
Carla Geneve, Yesterday’s Clothes
“All the best songs are sad… all the best facts are wrong,” sings Carla Geneve, on the terribly stirring new single from this Potions Master of grunge ‘n’ heartbreak. Carla says: “Yesterday’s Clothes is about falling out of love with someone and feeling guilty about it. I wrote it at time when I was burning the candle at both ends and had no energy left to try to deal with the end of a relationship.”
The artist’s self-titled EP is out on June 7 via Dot Dash/Remote Control, and you can catch her over the coming weeks (before she hoons off to the US) at these here dates and venues: