Album of the Week
March 27, 2017
Dubbed as the most consistent band of the 2000s, Austin indie rock greats Spoon return with their 9th studio album, Hot Thoughts and are showing no signs of slowing down. Building their sound around subtle production techniques and a knack for writing incredibly catchy songs, Hot Thoughts contains all the things we’ve grown to love about Spoon with a touch of added swagger and sheen. Hot Thoughts is another top tier indie rock record from a band at the top of their game.
A Suitable Girl
March 20, 2017
A Suitable Girl is the anthemic and highly addictive debut album from Melbourne’s Ali Barter. Full of fist-pumping, bed jumping goodness, A Suitable Girl is the perfect middle finger up to the patriarchy. But it’s also a conversation starter about gender expectations and the societal pressure on everyone to be one way or another. A Suitable Girl proves just how powerful self-acceptance can be.
Get it, girl!
March 13, 2017
Everybody Works is the incredibly accomplished sophomore record from Oakland’s Jay Som. Witnessing the challenges facing women, people of colour, and the queer community lit a fire within the young artist. The universal mantra of Everybody Works is simply that everybody is working through something and everybody is trying to find their peace. Jay Som has crafted a vibrant and smart album that showcases her multi-faceted musical prowess, playing and producing nearly every sound on the record. Dealing with the universal feelings of doubt and uncertainty that come with being in your twenties, Everybody Works is an extremely relatable album no matter what stage of life you’re in.
Everything Is Forgotten
March 6, 2017
The hotly awaited second album from Methyl Ethel has arrived. The follow up to their insanely popular debut Oh, Inhumane Spectacle, Everything Is Forgotten is danceable, complex, gothic, funky and anything but forgettable. Complete with one of the vibiest pop songs in recent memory, Ubu, Everything Is Forgotten is an incredibly accomplished sophomore album from the young Perth band and one that is very much worthy of Album Of The Week.
February 27, 2017
Thundercat has delivered his third album Drunk, a sprawling 23 track masterpiece. The album covers some pretty serious issues from police brutality to the loss of a close friend but they’re contrasted with the tongue-in-cheek humour we’ve come to love from Thundercat. On Drunk, Thundercat has enlisted an impressive crew of guests including Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Kamasi Washington and Wiz Khalifa. What results is a woozy blend of yacht rock and red wine soaked jazz that’s bound to make you smile.
February 20, 2017
With nearly 20 years experience and five albums under their belt, it’s hard to deny PVT’s status as a Great Australian Band. On New Spirit, PVT have masterfully blended dense, post-rock intricacies with experimental dancefloor grooves and served it up with a generous helping of political commentary. What results is an album that sounds unequivocally Australian. For PVT it’s never been about the hits but rather crafting the perfect album to be enjoyed as a whole and, that’s exactly what they’ve done on New Spirit.
February 13, 2017
Sampha, the Londoner widely known for lending his voice to Kanye West, Solange, SBTRKT, and Drake, has finally gifted us with his powerful debut.
Process comes from a deeply meditative place where sadness and grief are omnipresent but the beauty and lightness of Sampha’s voice never lets the album dip into melancholic territory. Spanning experimental pop to R&B and heart-breaking piano ballads, Process is an album you can easily lose yourself in.
February 6, 2017
Fin is the debut solo album from The Internet’s frontwoman Syd. It’s the first new music written and produced by Syd since her band’s Grammy-nominated album, Ego Death, in 2015. Quite simply, Fin is brilliant. It’s dark, soulful, sexy, and smooth-as-silk. This is Syd’s moment and we’re going to let her have it.
January 30, 2017
Made up of members from some of Sydney’s premier punk bands – Oily Boys, Low Life and M.O.B – Orion’s debut, self-titled LP is DIY pop at its best, without losing any of that punk attitude. It’s at once sombre, glistening and atmospheric. We knew we were in for a treat when Orion finally gifted us with their debut and we’re very excited to name this Album of the Week.
Life Without Sound
January 23, 2017
Of this much, I’m certain: Cloud Nothings know how to write a catchy a.f hook. Their new album, Life Without Sound is the stuff of power-pop dreams. Offering a slightly more polished take on the maximalist punk we’ve come to love, Life Without Sound keeps things moving at breakneck pace, in what songwriter Dylan Baldi describes as his take on New Age music. It’s not likely to soundtrack your next yoga session, but it might just leave you pumping a fist in the air.