I’m about a month late with this one. It was actually Tiggi’s brand new track ‘Burn Notice’ which got me to listen to ‘In The Wild’ which for whatever reason I had overlooked when I initially listened to it. Indeed it’s the subtlety of the track which is actually a strength.
Just a little reminder about another album you might have overlooked this year. Cellars’ ‘Phases’ will be sure to feature in many a year end best of lists in six months time or so. ‘Nighttime Girl’ has a very cool video to accompany it and the song remains perfect.
On an album where every tune is a bangerer/highlight it’s hard to emphasise one song in particular. Such is the case with St Lucia’s ‘Matter’. The band recently uploaded a tonne of clips from live sets to their Vevo and here’s the synthtastic ‘Home’.
It’s Suzi Quatro meets St Vincent for this strutting bit of spiky indie pop. There’s a big 80s chorus slap bang in the middle of this which wasn’t expected. The art work is totally on it as well.
Don’t be fooled by the name as these are guys and from NZ. ‘Hurricane Love’ makes quite a statement as debut tracks go. It’s a cinematic, slow burner of a tune – perfect for sunset through headphones.
Great to have some visuals to accompany this highlight from Violet Sands’ debut EP. ‘Modern Ruins’ is a delight in every sense.
The Aussies get in on the boy/girl duo musical action in the form of the indie synthtastic Native Spirit. ‘Look Around’ got my attention from first listen. There are shades of Priest here. Loving the pastel colours in the video too. Purple rules.