Hot pies, cold drinks, and fresh choons from Tim “Tinman” Lambert! Start your weekend off right with belters from Crooked Colours, Wafia and more.
Crooked Colours, Flow
Ok, so Flow has been out for almost two months now, but with the announcement of both a national tour and the release date of their much-anticipated debut album (Vera, out June 23 via Sweat It Out), now is the perfect time to get acquainted with the West Australian trio.
Tickets to their much-hyped live shows went on sale May 25- head over to http://crookedcoloursmusic.com to get yourself a piece of that. Dates below.
Friday 4 August – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Saturday 5 August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Friday 11 August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Saturday 12 August – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 17 August – Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Friday 18 August – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
Wafia, 83 Days
Dutch-born, Brisbane-raised singer-songwriter Wafia has released her first track since her debut XXIX EP from 2015. Since then, she has collaborated with Future Classic labelmate Ta-ku on the (m)edian EP and recently featured on Thrupence’s very excellent album Ideas Of Aesthetics (which we reviewed here) – so I guess you could say she is keeping busy in the lead-up to her new EP, which I have on good authority will be blessed upon us this year.
Of 83 Days, Wafia says: “This song comes after someone I love wouldn’t stay. I developed an obsession with noting down the ways their absence was so loud and present. How intangible they had become. How intangible the memories I was left with are. How I reminisce on only the highest points of the situation that I know were so bad for me. How something that ceased to exist anymore could be felt constantly.”
Robinson, Don’t You Forget About Me
A few years ago a teenager from New Zealand emerged from obscurity and became the biggest star in the world. Of course, I’m talking about the one and only….
In what I can only describe as déjà vu, another Kiwi songstress is about to take over the world, starting with the dreamy Don’t You Forget About Me. At the time of writing, this clip has 15 views – so it is fresher than an after-dinner mint on your pillow.
Kali Uchis, Tyrant feat. Jorja Smith
Following her starring appearances on Gorillaz’ Humanz (which we reviewed here), Colombian-born baller Kali Uchis has let Tyrant out on our unsuspecting ears. It features Jorja Smith, the 19-year-old whmo you may remember appeared on Drake’s More Life (reviewed here). Tyrant has a real beach club vibe with a cheeky edge; imagine mushing Jess Kent and Rihanna together, and you’re almost there.
Sage The Gemini, Pilot
It’s the freakin’ weekend and I think you will all agree that we are in need of a turn up song. Californian rapper Sage The Gemini has obliged us with Pilot – the first taste of his yet-to-be-announced second album.