Foster The People are known for their 60s inspired beats and virally catchy choruses, often masking controversial undertones with undeniably infectious pop. It’s what skyrocketed their first single, Pumped Up Kicks, to platinum status six times, with the masses only catching on to the Columbine-esque story hiding in plain sight long after learning the lyrics.
Brisbane wunderkind producer Young Franco has been making waves with his dance pop beats, clocking in millions of Spotify plays for his summery, party-ready tunes which are both instrumentally and lyrically complex. We chat to him about what music he loves from his hometown of Brisbane.
Between his comic featuring his best friend T-Rax and his lovable indie pop debut, Getting the Team Back Together, Jeremy Neale is touring Australian record stores with his reflective but rollicking fun jams. We sent him a few questions and caught up with him in Melbourne to see what he’s been up to.
On the cusp of finally releasing their debut album, Slum Sociable are onto something big with their offbeat, darkened corridor electronica. With jazz and hip hop influences evident in their 12-track, self-titled debut, that reminds us of Everything is Recorded, Big Scary and Winston Surfshirt, Ed and Miller’s debut is an indietronica gem. We chat to them about the release, their mysterious origins and corn. Continue reading “WHAT’S UP | SLUM SOCIABLE” »
Baltimore-based trio Future Islands have announced a return to Australia to play a headline tour and a handful of festival sets off the back of their steamy Splendour set. With six albums under their belt, the band are no strangers to the pressures of life on and off the road—their music a deeply emotional exposé on the trials and tribulations of being.