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MONDAY TUNESDAY | JULY 17

With Kllo finally announcing their debut LP, and solid indie rock picks from Sloan Peterson and The New Yorks, we’re starting this week on a good note.  

SLOAN PETERSON | RATS

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

Sloan Peterson’s second single, Rats, turns her beautiful voice to a darker topic, encouraging you to listen into the lyrics. The track is filled with killer lines of sharp wit all within a well-worn indie rock structure. The chorus has a repetition to it that could get a little boring, but is delivered with just enough variation that coupled with Peterson’s stunning voice, never does get tired.

Rats is a smart piece that bleeds intimacy, but feels like it can fill a room with ease. It’s early days for Peterson, but Rats is the kind of track that teases something big to come. With the release of her debut EP September 8th it’s hard not to get excited. 

KLLO | VIRTUE 

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

The first cut from their (long, long-awaited) debut album Virtue is an open-ended masterpiece. The production is a bit more energetic than we’re used to from the pair. There is a kick behind the piece that buries the vocal work of Chloe Kaul for the large part of the piece. It shows a transformation in the sound of the pair, and that when Backwater comes out, we’ll be given more than just another chilled electronica album. For sure, this piece is still relaxed, but it shows the capacity of Kllo to step up and push into more danceable tunes. And this is an exciting prospect. 

THE NEW YORKS | WE ENJOY THIS TOO MUCH

By Alexandra Ainsworth 

The four-piece from Adelaide are bringing back feel-good indie rock that could easily fall into the likes of modern brit pop legends The Wombats and The Kooks. With head-bop worthy guitars bringing in raspy lead vocals, The New Yorks surprise you with a garage vibe which gives them an edge on all the other indie-rock that has come out this year. It’s one of those tracks that will get stuck in your head for days, but in the best possible way.

OBSEEN | TOUCH ft ASH-LEIGH

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

With assistance from Ash-Leigh, Obseen is ready to have you dancing to the beat of your latest crush. It’s a big, showy dance floor filler, but done with more taste than you’d likely find on the charts. Behind Ash-Leigh’s vocals there is a shimmering effect to the production, easing the surges and lulls of beats. 

The various phases of the track offer diversity, all while tied together neatly by Ash-Leigh’s vocals. The balancing act of the track is a clear highlight to it, and it’s easy to imagine getting down to Touch whether late at night, or heading off for a morning run. It’s an impressive effort, that encourages anticipation for what comes next. 

MILKPUNCH | ICE TEA

By Alexandra Ainsworth 

Sydney altrock four-piece Milkpunch have just released, Ice Tea, the latest single from their newly released EP, Junk Pop. The second track on the EP is a solid piece of work, with a splash of experimental rock and a good dose of heavy vocals, there’s a sense of familiarity deeply wound within it all. Its hazy overcast lo-fi is the perfect combination of noise that describes the feeling of being a few too many beers deep. 

METZ | CELLOPHANE

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

Metz are charging back onto the scene in the lead up to their third album with Cellophane being the first single off. The Canadian noise rockers seem to have dialed back the tone of their sound a little with this track. In fact, you can probably understand more lyrics on Cellophane than you could across the entirety of their second album. But, if you think that they aren’t still jam packed with energy you’ll be sorely disappointed, the track is heaving with fuzzy guitars blurring into a wall of noise in the way that Metz do best. There is a rich texture to the result, creating an almost hypnotic effect. It’s a solid start to what’s to come for the band, is easily  a track to tide over the wait until the next release. 

 

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Ayden Measham-Pywell

Tallest kid at every gig // Questionable dancer at best // twitter/instagram: ayds_on_toast