Delicate is the name of the game for The Harpoons’ latest single ‘Can We Work This Out’. Following in the fine tradition of groups like The XX, The Harpoons saw the repetitiveness of trance and the brazen, speaker melting immensity of dubstep and decided instead to turn the speakers down to a far more mellow 7 or 8. To the group’s credit, this makes the listener stop whatever they’re doing and hold their breath as the track unfolds layers of slow-burn groove, synths and some of the finest vocals doing the rounds in Melbourne. With elements of Architecture in Helsinki (with the quirkiness toned down), this second single off upcoming album ‘Falling For You’ goes deeper than electro-pop, adding a fair helping of soul to the mix. Continue reading “THE HARPOONS | CAN WE WORK THIS OUT” »
Well it appears that whilst Lily Allen was playing to massive crowds for the first time in 5 years at Glastonbury this year, it appears she was also recording a music video. In the final hours before Lily was set to take the stage at her first Splendour In The Grass side show in Melbourne the tweet went out and the video went live for all to see.
Soulful rockers BONJAH have just announced a bunch of new festival dates and released a full list of supports appearing on their upcoming Beautiful Wild Album Tour. These announcements were accompanied by an intimate DIY-style video clip for ‘Other Side’ comprised of live footage filmed in a single take. Continue reading “BONJAH | OTHER SIDE + NATIONAL TOUR” »
What did I tell you guys – BadCop doesn’t slow down. The producer who brought you Tkay Maidza’s breakout tracks “Brontosaurus” and “Handle My Ego” has been recently working with some veterans of the Adelaide band scene as they experiment with a new approach and sound. I’m excited to introduce you guys to Nakatomi. Continue reading “NAKATOMI | GOLDEN SUN” »
Tora are delicious. And no, not just because they’re all attractive surfie boys from Byron Bay, although that helps when perusing their press shots. I got sent their single “Overcome” last month and played it loudly and regularly. It’s an experiment in clever style combination, strengthened by some sweet banjo and by the Sunday-morning-coffee voice of Merryn Boller. This week they dropped their new single, “Eat the Sun“, a more chilled tune featuring a different, but equally sublime guest vocalist. Continue reading “TORA | EAT THE SUN” »
We at SEMPLESIZE are stoked to bring you the world premiere of Troye Sivan‘s debut single “Happy Little Pill“. You’re bound to know Troye from his huge social media presence (Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr) or possibly from a sneaky little appearance as young Wolverine… But he is also an accomplished singer, having released his debut album in 2008. After a year of keeping it a secret, last month it was revealed he’d signed a new record deal with Universal and was set to release a new EP, TRXYE, on August 15th. Continue reading “TROYE SIVAN | WORLD PREMIERE” »
Somewhere around the point where last week started transitioning into this week, Seattle’s Mike Hadreas, more widely known by his stage name Perfume Genius released the video for ‘Queen’, the first powerful single off his forthcoming album Too Bright due out on September 22. Continue reading “PERFUME GENIUS | QUEEN” »