FRITZ goes on a ‘Summer Holiday’, announces headline tour
Following it’s premiere on triple j’s Good Nights, FRITZ takes on teenage heartbreak with the release today of dreamy new single ‘Summer Holiday’ and the announcement of a debut headline tour and appearances at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND.
Drenched in 90s VHS hues, the video – which premiered on Noisey yesterday – features FRITZ (Tilly Murphy) and her band mates as indifferent members of the living dead in idyllic, (and normally) happy locations around Newcastle. Directed by FRITZ and Lazy Bones (Bronte Godden), the sinister visual undertones are inspired by FRITZ’s admiration for The Cure’s knack for seamlessly combining dark and poppy moods.
Songwriters Behind Swedish House Mafia Hits Launch New Project VCATION & Debut Single “Lay Low”
The songwriters behind Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Save the World” have launched their own creative project, VCATION, and their debut single is about to become your out-of-office anthem. Appropriately titled “Lay Low,” the track embodies that devil-may-care attitude which often accompanies vacation mode – complete with groovy, pop-inspired instrumental melodies and lyrics that are both inherently dreamy and ironic. From its opening notes, “Lay Low” gives you permission to press the “pause” button on real life and delve into a grand escape with lines like “nothing really matters, might as well watch the sun go down.” “‘Lay Low’ is about allowing yourself a break, a breath of fresh air and maybe just pulling the curtains down for a day. The world is f…d up, and we play a bit with irony in the song regarding the current state of society, and regarding ourselves and our own behaviours,” VCATION says about the track. “However, it can be kinda depressing, and without being ignorant to what’s going on in the world, it’s sometimes okay to just be and dream away for awhile.”
Minor Moon – Sacrificial Animal single
Minor Moon’s latest single Sacrificial Animal, is a playful, guitar-driven spirit journey through layers of disillusionment. At once cynical and searching, dark-minded and light-footed, it’s the feverish soundtrack of a modern duality cracking open and still refusing to reveal an easy way out.
Centering around the juxtaposed images of a ritual animal sacrifice and an unkempt apartment, singer/songwriter Sam Cantor’s dusky lyrics float in and out of major licks and dramatic pauses, stopping to reflect at the song’s moment of greatest potency: “Maybe I feel betrayed by the holy and the profane.”
Leeroy – ‘Burn To Ashes’ EP
Perth based solo artist Leeroy, is excited to release his latest EP Burn to Ashes, featuring the title track, Burn to Ashes. Leeroy brings a fresh sound to rock, reggae, blues and R&B. If you like beautiful guitar solos, harmonies, jazz like drum beats and funky bass lines that stick in your head all day, Leeroy has you covered.
Following on from her successful Caught Up EP released last year, 23-year-old Sarah Close is back with her highly anticipated new single You Say, an enthralling modern pop masterpiece with an unshakably roaring chorus, out today (18th July) via her own label The Kodiak Club / AWAL.
New music: Upstairs Open release new single ‘Silence’ today through Believe
Upstairs Open release their new single Silence on August 30th through Believe. The track showcases the duos first work with Matt Allchin (writer, George Ezra & Florence and the Machine), and the result is an upbeat, energetic track just in time for late summer. Although buoyant, the track is still rooted in their mutual love of contrasts, fusing dynamic melodies alongside gritty, melancholic lyrics. Indie Shuffle describes the duo as having, “an ethereal quality… with the melding of organic and electronic instruments contrasting the duo’s gorgeous harmonies.”
JP Cooper x Gorgon City Unveil Video For ‘One Last Song’
Gorgon City have delivered the official video for their fresh collaboration ‘One Last Song’ with singer/songwriter JP Cooper and English rapper Yungen, taken from the duo’s brand-new album ‘Escape.’