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Category Archives: New Music

Video: Violent Soho – In The Aisle

Ever wanted to watch a naked man ride a bike through the streets of Brisbane? Well neither did I. But I did. For a bit before I changed tabs. But the music is pretty awesome. In The Aisle is Violent Soho’s third single from their upcoming album Hungry Ghost, and it’s the most raw they’ve been in years. Personally, I have great anticipation for this one.

Second Hand Heart launch Trouble video

We get a lot of emails at No Jackets and I rarely get a chance to go through them all and write about new music, especially when the email comes direct from an artist. But for whatever reason, I felt compelled to pick out an email today. And I’m glad I did because Second Hand Heart‘s new video for their single Trouble is truly stunning.

The Melbourne-based group have been in the system for a few years but until I stumbled upon their twitter account (@SHHBand) the other week I hadn’t really given them much of a listen. They say their influences are the likes of Big Scary and Sarah Blasko, but it is hard to expressly  categorise them in one genre. The best thing to do is listen and decide for yourself. And if you don’t like this version, they’ve recorded one in French as well which is available on their Unearthed page and called Tu Me Perds

They’re actually playing at The Grace Darling tonight. Even though I was looking forward to a nice night at home watching the footy, this might change my mind.

They’ll be having an official Film Clip launch at The Empress on the 8th September

Feelings – One In A Million

You remember Philadelphia Grand Jury? Well lead singer Simon Berckelman, aka Berkfinger, has returned with his new solo project Feelings. After the Philly Jays broke up in 2010 after breaking their way into our hearts, Berkfinger went to find himself in Germany and he succeeded.

To coincide with this, Feelings will undertake a national tour and will play The Workers’ Club on September 22.

I Will Wait: New Single from Mumford & Sons

Ahead of their highly anticipated second album Babel, Mumford & Sons have dropped their lead single. I Will Wait is a trademark M&S song that features the banjo that has we have become accustomed to. With them visiting Australia alter this year, we will be hearing I Will Wait and the rest of Babel in a few months.

Babel will be released on September 24th, and the band will play Rod Laver Arena on the 25th of October

New Music from Bloc Party and The Killers

Now this is pretty exciting. For me at least. Two bands that have defined my music taste today have released long waited singles overnight.

Four years on from Intimacy, Bloc Party have released the first single from their upcoming album Four. It’s a fairly typical Bloc Party track, but lacks the climax of some of their early anthems. I’m hoping for a bit more on the next album, but it’s by no means a bad track.

Speaking of anthems, The Killers are no strangers. Also having a four-year hiatus since their last album, Runaways is a return to form after Day & Age. Again, the band seem a little rusty, but the track screams of grandeur and anthemic impulses that have become fitting of The Killers.

New Music You May have Missed

Velociraptor – Riot

Riot is the new track from Brisbane 12 piece Velociraptor. It’s a fun rock and roll piece that continues on from last years summer hit Cynthia. Watch the film clip as well, a clever Scott Pilgrim inspired action sequence featuring their character Cynthia from earlier videos.

Pigeon – Oh Hebe

Also from Brisbane, electro-rockers Pigeon have released a new single from their upcoming EP, due in October. They are due to support Van She in their upcoming Brisbane shows, and will undergo a national tour in August

The Smith Street Band – I Want Friends

To Melbourne now and the new single from The Smith Street Band. A quintessential Australian punk track with vicious vocals.

http://youtu.be/aSJHEork9Eo

Jackson Firebird – Cock Rockin’

The story of Jackson Firebird has gone international, after Lady Gaga arrogantly refused to share a stage with the Mildura act at Cherry Bar last week. I’ll admit I hadn’t listened to them until this incident, but Cock Rockin’ is a balls-out blues rock track. The clip is pretty cool too.

Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams

Saving the biggest for last, Tame Impala have released the first track from their upcoming album Lonerism. If Apocalypse Dreams is any indication to the quality of  Lonerism, it is going to be a ripper.

OFF! release first single from new Album

Punk Rock’s most respected and pedigreed supergroup has returned with a new album, out in a few days and have posted this video for the first single.  Clocking in at one minute and 14 seconds, it won’t take you long to experience the musical drive that is OFF!  Strains of Circle Jerks, Minor Threat and the brilliant era of hardcore punk all come through on their new track and hopefully their album will live up to their already high and respected standards.

Here is the video, the self-titled debut is out on May 8.  Listen to it, it’ll take you less time than one episode of MasterChef

 

The album will be streaming on SPIN.com on Tuesday http://www.spin.com/articles/hear-offs-ferocious-self-titled-lp

New singles, tours from Dappled Cities, Graveyard Train and King Gizzard

There’s been a few decent Australian announcements today. Three years on from their well-received third LP, Zounds, Sydney-siders Dappled Cities have released their new single Run With The Wind. It comes with an announcement of a few shows, including one at Northcote Social club on the 4th of May.

One of the best live bands I’ve seen in the last few months, Graveyard Train, have also released a new single. They have a highly unique sound, kind of 60s rock with strong blues tones. Their new single I’m Gone will be on their new album Hollow to be released in May to coincide with a national tour, with shows at The HiFi on June 1 & 2.

While I gave Graveyard Train the boot at Meredith, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard were also an impressive act at the festival. I’ve been following the group pretty closely recently, and I’m liking the sound of their new single Bloody Ripper. The second track is a western, spoken word piece, which is a change of pace for the regional Victorians. King Gizzard will play Bar Open on the 29th of April. Also, the artwork for the tour poster is amazing.

Mosman Alder: New Single

Brisbane indie-pop band Mosman Alder have just released their new single.  Flowing with the landslide of alternative music coming out of Brisbane, Mosman Adler manage to differentiate themselves from the pack with their lead singer’s baritone vocals and subtle references to Lysergic acid diethylamid.  Their single Raisin Heart is the lead from their forthcoming EP and they have another track Sunday on their Myspace (I know, right?) which I prefer.  However, Raisin Heart is a subtle pop song, with elements reminiscent of bands like Little Red or even Arcade Fire.  There are melodies on guitar, matched by strings and repeated by piano, intertwined with an addictive vocal lead.  The line ‘I don’t really give a fudge‘ made me cringe just a little bit along with the choral backing vocals; a trait so omnipresent in much new music as it has become something akin to the outpouring of Facebook ‘likes’ for a global justice social media campaign.  Overall, the track is promising and shows the dynamic quality of the Brisbane music scene able to produce low-fi and punk rock like DZ Deathrays as well as this more polished pop song.

Raisin Heart on SoundCloud.

Belle & Sebastian release Primitive cover for Record Store Day

Crash is Glaswegian group Belle & Sebastian‘s first release since 2010’s Write About Love. I’ve made no secret my love for B&S in the past, and already I am loving their arrangement of this song.

The song is released in conjunction with the DJ Mix album Late Night Tales: Belle & Sebastian, and will be on a 7′ recording to be released on Record Store Day.