The five sweetest tunes of the week are here for your quaffing, featuring Ruel, JessB, These New South Whales, PNAU and Fritz!
There is one teenage sensation currently touring that the world is losing their collective mind over, but we only need to look to our own shores to find the other star verging on world domination. Teen prodigy Ruel is ramping up to the release of his second EP – following up his breakout Extended Play, Ready, in 2018 – and its lead cut Painkiller is another slice of smooth R’n’B/pop beyond leaning on the artist’s soul and jazz influences.
Ruel is also about to head out on his biggest tour to date, and with it becomes the youngest act to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Ruel Painkiller Tour
Saturday 4 May – The Tivoli, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 8 May – The Forum, Melbourne
Thursday 9 May – Uni Bar, Hobart (SOLD OUT)
Friday 10 May – The Forum, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 16 May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney (SOLD OUT)
Monday 20 May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney (SOLD OUT)
Friday 31 May – HQ Complex, Adelaide
Sunday 2 June – Astor Theatre, Perth
These New South Whales, Nerve 2 Reverse
Spicy punks These New South Whales are currently causing a ruckus across the pond but that hasn’t stopped them from dropping Nerve 2 Reverse, a riotous two-minute gut punch, cut straight from the sticky floors of the underground punk scene.
PNAU, Solid Gold featuring Kira Divine & Marques Toliver
Eighteen months on from their comeback release Changa, festival favourites PNAU are back with with the glittering Solid Gold featuring regular tour vocalist Kira Divine and singer/violinist Marques Toliver. We first heard the track at Splendour In The Grass last year and can look forward to having a boogie to this worldly cut for many years to come.
Fritz, Ghost Poke
Shoegaze princess Fritz, fresh off of Groovin The Moo, Laneway and SXSW appearances and signing with Break Even Recordings, has released her latest track Ghost Poke. It’s loud, it’s dreamy and it’s the perfect windows-down-road-trip track.
JessB, Bump Bump featuring Church Leon
It’s happening! ’90s hip hop is getting a revival via up-and-coming kiwi emcees JessB and Church Leon (of Church and AP). A throwback shout out to greats like Snoop and Missy Elliot, JessB holds her own, effortlessly spitting catchy verses inbetween Leon’s bouncing hook.