November marks triple j’s annual respect-fest of all things Australian music. Ausmusic Month is one giant celebration, which aims to bring Aussie music to the forefront of our brains and our ear holes.
Last month, Melbourne duo Slum Sociable returned with a silky new tune ‘Name Call‘. A delicate blend of jazz-hip-hop, toplined with a whistled melody, yet an electronic burner at it’s core. ‘Name Call’ is the first cut from the duo’s forthcoming debut record slated for release in early twenty-seventeen. The single follows a bevy of chill-tronic favourites including ‘Anyway’, ‘All Night’ and ‘Apartment’ from their debut EP, TQ.
To celebrate the new track and the Aus music scene, Slum have announced their first headline tour in nearly a year. Taking ‘No Name’ to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney – and playing a handful of unheard music. They’ve invited everyone’s favourite weirdo MOSSY for support, who even gets a shout out below.
Biggest Aussie influential throwback?
Parades were my favourite band for ages. They blended some of my favourite influences at the time (Bjork, Múm, Massive Attack) and made it something completely unique.
First Aus artist/band CD purchase?
OOOOO I reckon it was Pete Murray’s ‘Feeler’. Forgive me.
First musical festival experience?
Falls Festival when Groove Armada headlined. I was so little and untarnished and just generally stoked on life. It was great.
Favourite up and coming Aus artist/band?
MOSSY. He has the most interesting/unique voice in Australia right now and his stage presence is off the charts. Ginsberg is a personal favourite.
Favourite Aus artist/band to see live?
Hiatus Kaiyote. They’re just the fucking best.
Favourite Aus venue to see live music?
If you could collab with any Aussie artist, current or past, who would it be and why?
OOOO Kevin Parker, probably. Obvious choice, but the man is incredible.
If you could have written any song by an Aussie artist from past or present, which song would it be?
Chris Fanklin – ‘Bloke’.
What is your ultimate Australian-made track – one that encompasses the Aussie way or the Aussie music scene?
Sampa The Great – ‘Blue Boss’.