Tim ‘the Ledg’ Lambert gives us this week’s take on the best of the freshest tunes to grace music.
FEELDS, Kill The Moon
From the first chord there is something about the newest track from Melbourne’s FEELDS that is so impressively immersive. Kill The Moon isn’t a perfectly curated song and that’s its appeal; unpredictable, fragmented in parts, and while it all could feel a little chaotic in another song, Seymour glues it all together with his beautifully constructed vocal and instrumental melodies.
The track is the first taste off of his debut album (due early 2019) and if there is more of this, then I’ll take two – I feel like I just heard Bon Iver for the first time again.
Jess Kent, GIRL
She may have been hiding out in Los Angeles working on her upcoming album but Jess Kent has arrived back in the country with a bang. Supporting Jack River on her sold out Sugar Mountain Tour (we caught opening night in Melbourne, check out our snaps here) Kent debuted GIRL on Wednesay night, closing out her set with the instant pop gem.
GIRL calls out the social, patriarchal expectations of females, written in transition of anger to empowerment. Lyrics like “Sell me like I’m a drug / ‘Coz apparently I’m only here to get you up” really drives her point across I think.
Edward R., Why Won’t You Love Me?
Melbourne producer/crooner Edward R. has rounded out an impressive show at BIGSOUND last week with a tour announcement and the release of Why Won’t You Love Me?
Another taste from the impending Body Corporate EP plays out like a dejected cry of loneliness; reverb and cascading synths provide the foundation of the track, but it’s the sorrow in the musician’s voice that lingers long after the song has ended. If Arctic Monkey’s latest effort is a conceptual idea around a futuristic hotel, then Why Won’t You Love Me? Is the story of one of the Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino’s guests, a psychedelic passerby looking for love.
Edward R., Body Corporate Tour.
Grab your tickets here:
Tue 13 Nov – The Workers Club, Melbourne
Thu 15 Nov – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney
Wed 21 Nov – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Fri 23 Nov – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast
Wed 28 Nov – The Gasometer Hotel (Upstairs), Melbourne
Ruby Fields, Dinosaurs
The Ruby Fields steam train keeps powering on through 2018 with the release of her newest (and best IMO) track Dinosaurs. It’s a change of pace for Fields, who has taken a more heart on the sleeve approach to her song writing – it’s vulnerable, cathartic, and for the first time shows a really endearing side of her music to listeners. This lyric in particular really got me: “I’m scared of the fact, I’ve been to more funerals in my life than weddings, yeah I’ve lost some close mates of mine”.
Fields has also been announced on the boonta Laneway line-up for 2019, and it would seem there is no stopping her; she’s currently mid-way through a massive national tour with Ball Park Music and San Cisco.
Clowns, I Shaved My Legs For You
I will continue to feature every song this band releases in this segment because they really are the best heavy band in the country – if you’re not convinced, get to a live show. I promise to win you over.
While the band are about to jet around the country to celebrate their last single Freezing In The Sun, the five-piece have dropped another surprise single on us in the form of I Shaved My Legs For You. Full of chaos, tension and distortion, a ubiquitous love song that will stick around all summer long.
CLOWNS, Freezing In The Sun Tour – supported by VOIID
Grab your tickets here:
Fri 21 September – Lansdowne, Sydney
Sat 22 September – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Sat 29 September – Solbar, Maroochydore
Sun 30 September – The Foundry, Brisbane
Fri 5 October – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Sat 6 October – The Corner, Melbourne