The Australian alt-electro project SPOD releases the LP Adult Fantasy in August.
The album will be adding to the extensive catalogue of material which, although never taking itself too seriously, is always able to add to any party moment with its delightful subdued lofidelity analogue synths and zingy beats.
The first song to surface from the LP – Day In The Sun – spreads a summery vibe that palpably warms the room and will be released as a standalone single on the 20th.
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The Australian melancholic-folk creator Rachel Caddy released the single Reach For You on the 30th of March.
The room fills with a haunting ambience as Reach For You (available on bandcamp) circles the listener.
The opening scene is set by the isolated vocal pealing through the ears in a fragile exposition, prior to tenderly laid instrumentation accompanying the expressive vocal in a song that unexpectedly builds in resilience and tempo as it builds to a cathartic crescendo, prior to drifting back in to quiet isolation.
Rachel Caddy posses both an extraordinarily capable voice as well as the ability to write and deliver immersive compositions and is a musician I look forward to hearing much more of over the coming years.
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The Australian electro-lofi project hedfog releases the EP the space between us on the 1st of April.
On hitting play the listener is taken to a munificence of retrospective analogue electronica and one, if a longer stay reader, is immediately transported to the Mediterranean with recollection of the two Maltese bands – The Shh and Bark Bark Bark Disco.
A five track release (available on bandcamp) that is the perfect antidote to a fraught day with its luxurious warming tones that settle the pace of the mind. My pick of the release being the opener OK.
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The Australian gritty-blues creator Angie McMahon released the single Missing Me on the 26th.
A sumptuous vocal is joined by a scratched guitar minding of gnarly wind blowing through a plain scattering tumbleweed over dust, leading the audience to take shelter in the nearby ramshackle saloon bar only to discover they have entered the most gracious hostelry they have ever wandered in to and after an afternoon of settling in comfort with the companionship reluctantly realising they do have to depart only to retain the memory forever in their mind.
I look forward to supping more whisky in a lonely spot with a sawdust floor somewhere on the road with Angie McMahon in the future – as correctly posited – I am already missing you.
Missing Me – Single – Angie McMahon is available on iTunes.*
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The Australian firedance-folk creator Charlotte Roberts is due to release the LP Stay in Your Power in May.
Released in advance of the album of the 15th, as a standalone single (available on bandcamp), the conundrums of the hypnotic Dr. Lalalulu.
A just over three and two thirds minutes song of conflicting ideas, which, rather than crashing like a mid-air collision merges a spellbinding primal rhythm, with its scintillating percussive puddling, that is laid to an acerbic commentary of the narcissism in to which much of human existence has regressed in the 21st Century.
Rather than being bitter of the silos in to which many have reversed, Dr. Lalalulu, offers an extending arm towards a world of inclusion and away from the siege barricaded mentality of self-adulation and hollow applause for the gaudy baubles possessed.
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