Five little dickie-birds sitting on a leek, all ready to sing to you the best tunes of the week: Tame Impala, Middle Kids, Georgia, Sky Ferreira, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard!
(Brought to you by dickie-bird fan and Music Editor, Zoë Radas.)
Tame Impala, Patience
Those glittery congas in the video thumbnail couldn’t be more apt for this handsome disco-house thumper from Kevin Parker, AKA Tame Impala. ‘Patience’ is precisely what Parker devotees have been employing to the best of their abilities since the release of the Grammy-nommed, ARIA-winning album Currents (2015), and it’s also what’s required as we await the fourth Tame Impala album, about which we know absolutely nothing. But you should probably bookmark this search.
Sky Ferreira, Downhill Lullaby
Meanwhile, it’s also been ages since we’ve heard from now-26-year-old Sky Ferreira. As I said earlier this week: “Downhill Lullaby is lush but dark-dark-dark, with swerving violins and a bison of a slow beat; basically, it makes Lana Del Rey sound like Rainbow Brite.” Those strings finally resolve into sweet major chords right in the song’s dying seconds, so… hope? Redemption? We won’t know until we hear more of Ferreira’s upcoming album Masochism, which is due out some time in late 2019.
Middle Kids, Real Thing
Super gorgeous stuff from 2018’s breakout Eastern brushy-tailed possums, who sound just beautifully settled and confident in this love song. There’s silvery-edged, sliding vocals from Hannah Cameron and a great beat that does the DAH-DAH on the seven and eight. Also, that first aerial vocal slide? Someone make a 10-hour remix.
Georgia, About Work The Dancefloor
Nouveau Robyn. Must I say more? Okay then: Georgia is from London and just nailed her SXSW appearance a couple weeks back, and I can prove I’m not lying ‘cause you can watch her leap around her mic/synths/drumkit at the British Music Embassy for BBC Music right here. Georgia is coming to Australia in April as support for Jungle, and I think she’s going to give ’em a one-woman run for their money. Dates below, tickets here.
24/4 – Sydney, AU – Enmore Theatre
26/4 – Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli
28/4 – Melbourne, AU – The Forum
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Boogieman Sam
Boogieman Sam causes mayhem, ‘cause he’s the Boogieman. Giddy-up!