Laura Marling’s last release (2011’s A Creature I Don’t Know) spun jazz arrangements with folk sensibilities and came up trumps, with Marling’s voice inching ever close to the untouchable Joni Mitchell.
New single “Master Hunter” is a slightly different beast, a low slung blues creeper that probably won’t sooth you as much as chill you to the bone. Joni Mitchell is not too far ahead.
Built on a spine crunching bass line, new single from Perth thrashers The Love Junkies is a bruiser of epic proportions.
If you’re still able to resist, the throat tearing rasps from singer Mitch McDonald probably will get you in the end, but there’s a surprising amount of melody hidden within the chaos that keep you interested even when you’re ears are exploding.
Emma Louise knows moody. Choosing to cover the Alt-J creeper “Tessellate” for Triple J’s Like A Version, Louise takes the darkness and stretches it out, swathing the high floating harmonies and liquidy guitar lines with lashings of reverb.
Ever the purveyors of stadium singalongs, the just released cut from Birds of Tokyo’s new record is as gently anthemic as they come.
Led by the relentless stomp of the kick drum, the 8 minute track swallows up Ian Kenny’s delicate tenor in waves of guitar and keyboards and races onwards and upwards until it’s somewhere just north of the sun.
The screaming synth curveball that was The Strokes first single “One Way Trigger” tested the mettle of not a few fans, but luckily for them “All The Time” is a cut straight from the back catalogue, circa 2001.
Julian Casablancas abandoes the falsetto this time around and leads a tight, fuzzed out rock track through its paces. There are no fancy hooks or tricks here, but it does the job just the same.