Put all your chocolate eggs into the 5 Tunes basket and revel in this week’s fresh aural delights, courtesy of Tim Lambert. Featuring Slowly Slowly, Lizzo, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Imbi The Girl and Lastlings!
Slowly Slowly, Jellyfish
Fans of Melbourne punks Slowly Slowly have been enjoying their latest release live for a little while now, but Jellyfish received it’s official release this week – their first since 2018’s stellar album St. Leonards. On top of that, the four-piece performed their debut Like A Version on Friday with a jaw-dropping rendition of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love.
Fresh from her highlight Coachella set last weekend, body posi soul queen Lizzo has released her third album Cuz I Love You and Soulmate is a super empowering cut from it. Fingers crossed for a much-anticipated Australian run of shows soon… an early Laneway Festival prediction, perhaps?
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Bill’s Mandolin
Spicy Perth boys Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are ramping up towards their third studio album And Now For The Whatchamacallit (out May 31 via Caroline/What Reality? Records) with another of its cuts. Bill’s Mandolin ss a sprawling slap of psychedelia, trudging guitars, and screeching vocals; the Porn Crumpets have continued their undefeated run of singles.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Australian Tour supported by Raave Tapes:
Wednesday 12 June – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Thursday 13 June – The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 14 June – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Saturday 15 June – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Friday 21 June – Astor Theatre, Perth
Lastlings, I’ve Got You
Currently following Rufus Du Sol around America supporting their massive world tour, Gold Coast siblings Lastlings have dropped their latest track I’ve Got You, full of snarling basslines, huge synths and Amy Dowdle’s enchanting vocals.
The model brother-sister duo have also announced a hot lap around the country in support of the track.
Saturday 22 June – The Night Cat, Melbourne
Saturday 28 June – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Thursday 4 July – The Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday 5 July – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Saturday 6 July – The Foundry, Brisbane
Imbi The Girl, i used to feat. SUPEREGO
Always impressing with their storytelling abilit,y Imbi The Girl has released their newest song i used to, a poetic collaboration with Perth group SUPEREGO. The soulful pairing sees the two acts trading vocal blows, the full band instrumental giving Imbi their fullest sound to date.
On the new track, Imbi says: “i used to is about a period in life where I and those around me were overwhelmed with energy and intense feelings to the point of complete confusion. It’s an ode to that state of being, an acceptance of how it feels, it’s importance in our life processes and also a declaration of my dedication to clarity and receptivity. When writing it, the lyrics and melody came very naturally to me, so every time I listen to it, I gain further insight into its meaning.”
Imbi The Girl ‘i used to’ Tour Supported by special guest Azura:
Thursday 20 June – The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 22 June – The Workers Club, Melbourne
Friday 28 June – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane