Emma Louise covers “Tessellate”

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Emma Louise

Tessellate

(Like A Version Cover) 

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.

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Seth Sentry covers Frenzal Rhomb for Like A Version

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Seth Sentry

Punch In The Face 

(Like a Version cover) 

 

Taking on an Australian punk classic by Frenzal Rhomb, Mebourne MC Seth Sentry strips away the thrash but adds some lax attitude when he appeared on Triple J’s Like A Version last Friday. 

Featuring some phenomenal scratch and spin on the decks, Sentry saunters his way through and manages to sound bitter and cynical without screaming a word. 

 

Triple J Hottest 100 of 2012

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Conducted by Australian radio station Triple J, the Hottest 100 is the largest musical poll in the world. Here is the full list as it was revealed yesterday. 

  • #100: Everything Everything – Cough Cough
  • #99: M.I.A. – Bad Girls
  • #98: Kimbra – Warrior {Ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak}
  • #97: Jack White – I’m Shakin’
  • #96: Kanye West, JAY Z & Big Sean – Clique
  • #95: Last Dinosaurs – Andy
  • #94: The Gaslight Anthem – 45
  • #93: Snakadaktal – Dance Bear
  • #92: Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus
  • #91: Allday x C1 – So Good
  • #90: Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone
  • #89: Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow {Ft. Lilian Blue}
  • #88: C2C – Down The Road
  • #87: The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of A Fallen Love
  • #86: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
  • #85: Purity Ring – Fineshrine
  • #84: Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
  • #83: The Jungle Giants – She’s A Riot
  • #82: Santigold – Disparate Youth
  • #81: alt-J – Something Good
  • #80: Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids {Ft. Earl Sweatshirt}
  • #79: The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines
  • #78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
  • #77: Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got
  • #76: Illy – Heard It All
  • #75: Muse – Madness
  • #74: The Shins – Simple Song
  • #73: Ben Folds Five – Draw A Crowd
  • #72: Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
  • #71: Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
  • #70: The Presets – Promises
  • #69: Matt Corby – Lonely Boy {Like A Version}
  • #68: Avicii – Silhouettes
  • #67: Flume – On Top {Ft. T-Shirt}
  • #66: The Rubens – The Best We Got
  • #65: Grimes – Genesis
  • #64: alt-J – Tessellate
  • #63: First Aid Kit – Wolf
  • #62: Kid Cudi – Just What I Am {Ft. King Chip}
  • #61: Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
  • #60: Jack White – Love Interruption
  • #59: Cosmo Jarvis – Love This
  • #58: Mumford & Sons – Babel
  • #57: Seth Sentry – Float Away
  • #56: Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
  • #55: Knife Party – Internet Friends
  • #54: The Bamboos – I Got Burned {Ft. Tim Rogers}
  • #53: San Cisco – Wild Things
  • #52: The Presets – Ghosts
  • #51: Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire
  • #50: Asta – My Heart Is On Fire
  • #49: Thundamentals – Brother {Like A Version}
  • #48: San Cisco – Fred Astaire
  • #47: Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
  • #46: Passion Pit – Take A Walk
  • #45: Chance Waters – Young & Dumb {Ft. Bertie Blackman}
  • #44: Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun
  • #43: The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • #42: MS MR – Hurricane
  • #41: British India – I Can Make You Love Me
  • #40: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
  • #39: Alabama Shakes – Hold On
  • #38: Grimes – Oblivion
  • #37: Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
  • #36: Miike Snow – Paddling Out
  • #35: 360 – Run Alone
  • #34: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
  • #33: Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
  • #32: Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) {Calvin Harris Remix}
  • #31: Alpine – Gasoline
  • #30: Bat For Lashes – Laura
  • #29: Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
  • #28: Django Django – Default
  • #27: Ball Park Music – Surrender
  • #26: Seth Sentry – Dear Science
  • #25: Skrillex – Bangarang {Ft. Sirah}
  • #24: Chet Faker – I’m Into You
  • #23: Ball Park Music – Coming Down
  • #22: The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
  • #21: Disclosure – Latch {Ft. Sam Smith}
  • #20: Rudimental – Feel The Love {Ft. John Newman}
  • #19: The xx – Angels
  • #18: Hermitude – HyperParadise {Flume Remix}
  • #17: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune {Ft. Christine Hoberg}
  • #16: Rudimental – Not Giving In {Ft. John Newman & Alex Clare}
  • #15: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love {Ft. Mary Lambert}
  • #14: Icona Pop – I Love It {Ft. Charli XCX}
  • #13: The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
  • #12: Flume – Sleepless {Ft. Jezzabell Doran}
  • #11: Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing {Ft. Florence Welch}
  • #10: The Rubens – My Gun
  • #9: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  • #8: Frank Ocean – Lost
  • #7: Tame Impala – Elephant
  • #6: Major Lazer – Get Free {Ft. Amber Coffman}
  • #5: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  • #4: Flume – Holdin On
  • #3: alt-J – Breezeblocks
  • #2: Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
  • #1: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop {Ft. Wanz}

We would love to hear your opinions. Outrage is welcome, and generally expected. 

List courtesy of Triple J 

 

San Cisco- Album Review

San Cisco

San Cisco

MGM

Since their single “Awkward” was released last year and landed at No. 7 in Triple J’s Hottest 100, Perth’s bubble of indie cuteness known as San Cisco have been riding a high.

Recorded over the winter, their self titled debut record attempts to distill their adorkable hipster image, with fairly mixed results. Featuring the vocals of both Jordi Davieson and Scarlett Stevens, the record bounces between the energetic and the confused.

Opening track “Beach” thrums along with thick synths under Jordi Davieson’s gentle croon, but disintegrates into an incongruous chanting chorus, clearly aimed at festival crowds but missing the crucial hook.

Tracks like “Fred Astaire” and “No Friends” work better, when San Cisco lighten up and remember the formula that made “Awkward” so damn catchy. Bright guitars, easy vocal melodies and child-like excitement make for a awfully fun song. Single “Wild Things” is the best of the slower songs, bound to be a radio summer staple.

Other songs don’t fare so well. “Hunter” never gets past the lilting, dreamy vocals and “Lyall” tries a little bit of everything and ends up in a mess. Different musical ideas pop up all over the place, and are often left hanging and clashing instead of being sculpted and restrained.

Davieson’s vocals, usually a playful yelp, fall into a whiny heap on “Stella”, and Scarlett Stevens doesn’t get much time to exhibit outside of the chorus chants.

San Cisco is a sophisticated piece of indie pop to be sure, but San Cisco promised us such a chaotic, joyous, summer lovin’ album. Unfortunately, this isn’t it.

Key Tunes: “No Friends”, “Wild Things”

San Cisco is released on November 23.

The Bamboos get sexy

 

The Bamboos, “Lost”

Like A Version

In the Triple J Studios for Like A Version last week, Melbourne funk band The Bamboos upped the sexy when they covered Frank Ocean’s “Lost”.

Anchored by the big, easy vocals of Kylie Auldist, the track is considerably lighter and more acoustic than the original, but still retains its soul groove heartbeat.

The Griswolds lighten up

The Griswolds, “Heart Of A Lion”

TBD, 2012

 

Hyperactive single from Sydney band The Griswolds is an indie jungle mess of thick bass and catchy earworm hooks.

Tumbling vocal lines make a  necessary festival sing along yell, but it’s the riotous feel of the drums that will make you want to throw some paint at the wall.

Asta’s flaming love

 

Asta, “My Heart Is On Fire”

2012

A thickly thrumming guitar and muted beat give this track by Hobart artist Asta a distinct dark edge under her own full vocals.

The just crowned winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High competition might give love a smoking schoolgirl makeover, but the deepness of her voice hints at a maturity well beyond her years.