Sloan Peterson – 105

28 Apr

The Australian music scene is surely the hottest bed of female musical talent right now. Potential superstars are appearing in rapid succession and here’s another to wrap your ears around. ‘105’ blends Julia Jacklin’s off kilter folk with some Dum Dum Girls garage rock to superb effect.

 

Emily Vaughn – Mood

28 Apr

I was indeed in a mood after a very poor New Music Friday selection – especially from the bigger hitters (looking at you Ms Perry). However, it was lovely to discover a T&D endorsed act coming back with some cute pop – welcome back Emily Vaughn. ‘Mood’ is a classy and charming┬ábit of electropop and just what we needed today.

Heaven – It’s Not Enough

27 Apr

We’ll take any new Italians Do It Better release right now. That said, Heaven is a new act for Johnny Jewel and co and what a way to say hello. ‘It’s Not Enough’ is devastatingly gorgeous. ‘Ultraviolence’ era Lana seen through the Chromatics’ lens.

Elisa – Morning Again

27 Apr

Quickly following the sublime ‘You Can Wear The Mink’ Elisa confirms herself as one of my new favourite artists with the politically driven ‘Morning Again’. Politics aside, Elisa channels some solo Stevie Nicks, a bit of Cyndi and more recently Ralph. Most promising.

Skylar Fri – Better

24 Apr

Apols for the quickest reblog ever – just found the video for this absolute stunner of a track. Olympia meets Susanne Sundfor methinks.

RusK – Coachella Queen

24 Apr

I know diddly squat about RusK but his heavily vocodered funk tribute to his ‘Coachella Queen’ is heavenly.

The Aces – Physical

24 Apr

Still only 2 singles in but this band are pretty perfect. The sound blends Haim and Muna as I’ve said before but they do it so darn well who cares if it doesn’t break new ground. It’s a great pop song.