2 August, 2017

Month Of Music: August 2017

We’ve nearly made it through the winter, and luckily August has thrown a whole heap of fierce tracks our way to keep us going. British India will warm you up from the inside with their spicy new track, and TAPZ will keep you prowling through the long cold nights. If staying in bed is more your thing, Vance Joy, Anna Of The North and Slum Sociable have provided the perfect cosy tunes to curl up with and wait the rest of the cold season out. Time to get toasty.

Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’
Stunning first taste of new music since his hugely successful debut album, touring Nov.

British India – ‘Precious’
First single from Forgetting The Future (out 22/9) is a full-bodied, tightly-produced punch to the guts.

alt-J – ‘Deadcrush’
A devastating, darkly addictive track, taken from Relaxer album (out now), touring Dec.

TAPZ – ‘Murder Murder’
The New Zealander-via Zimbabwe delivers a cold noir-hip-hop born from misunderstandings during an endless winter.

Bliss n Eso – ‘Believe’ (feat. Mario)
Soaring track with beautiful melodies and hard-hitting lyrics, taken from Off The Grid (out now).

Ryan Riback – ‘One Last Time’ (feat. Some Chick)
Australian producer brings a fresh dancefloor hit built from the sample of an acoustic breakup song.

Dan Sultan – ‘Kingdom’
Personal and political pop-soul track, taken from Killer album (out now), touring nationally Sep/Oct).

Anna Of The North – ‘Someone’
A sublime head-rush of synth-drenched pop, taken from Lovers album (out 8/9), touring Aug.

Tiny Little Houses – ‘Garbage Bin’
A slacker anthem that cynically chronicles the failures of being twenty-something, touring Aug.

Gordi – ‘On My Side’
An impassioned track about struggling to tell someone you need them, taken from Reservoir album (out 25/8).

Cloud Control – ‘Zone (This Is How It Feels)’
Sydney indie-psych-pop trio return with the second track from their third album, ZONE (out 1/9), touring Sep.

Slum Sociable – ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’
Luscious electronic grooves about trying not to be shallow, taken from anticipated debut album.

Jet + The Bloody Beetroots – ‘My Name Is Thunder’
Electrifying rock n roll proving the Melbourne legends haven’t lost their spark on this collaboration.

Love Deluxe – ‘Spice Of Life’
Saxophone joins the textural disco jam in this eclectic dance track, taken from Silk Mirage EP (out 11 Aug).

Vessels – ‘Deflect The Light’ (feat. The Flaming Lips)
Adventurous electronic and psychedelic track, taken from upcoming album (29/9).

Jon Stevens – ‘Feel Like Letting Go’
A vivid and colourful rock anthem, taken from Starlight album (out now).

Wolf Alice – ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’
Shimmering bittersweet track with profound lyrics, taken from Visions Of A Life album (out 29/9).

Husky – ‘Shark Fin’
Limitless indie rock driven by punchy drums, taken from Punchbuzz album (out now), touring Aug.

Kyle Lionhart – ‘What I Already Know’
A rolling, sad folk heartbreaker with a powerful chorus, from Eleven And Two EP (out now), touring Nov/Dec.

The Bloody Beetroots + Jet – ‘My Name Is Thunder’
The four to the floor, gritty electronic result of this blood-curdling collaboration.

Camo & Krooked – ‘Like I Do’ (feat. James Hersey)
A snappy, end of the night piece of electronic groove, taken from ‘Mosaik’ album (out now).

Bad//Dreems – ‘By My Side’
Rough and vulnerable rock about heartbreak and yearning, taken from Gutful album (out now).

Shock Machine – ‘Unlimited Love’
Sparkling art-pop from former Klaxons rocker James Righton, taken from Shock Machine album (out 25/8).

Témé Tan – ‘Améthys’
A minimalist electronic track dedicated to his mother, taken from Témé Tan album (out 6/10).