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MONDAY TUNESDAY | NOVEMBER 5

Sink your teeth into fresh tunes DZ Deathrays, Braille Face, The Presets and more have been cooking up for your listening pleasure. 

DZ DEATHRAYS | TOTAL MELTDOWN 

By Alexandra Ainsworth

Bundaburg’s finest rockers, DZ Deathrays, have released the second single off their upcoming album, titled Total Meltdown. Featuring typically trashy lyrics, non-stop drums, and copious amounts of unadulterated shred, it’s the perfect mix for an instant DZ classic. The single leans closer to the pop-end of the spectrum as far as the duo go, making it the perfect anthem to scream out at obnoxiously loud volumes while thursting a beer into the air and/or innocent bystanders. The track also comes with the long awaited announcement of album number three, Bloody Lovely, set to be released on Feb 3.


FEKI | LOVE YOU BETTER ft GLADES

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

Glades have the kind of vocals that is impossible to not recognise, bold, powerful, but perfectly sensitive they stand strong in each of their own tracks. This makes them an almost odd choice for a collaboration given how easy it would be for the distinctive vocals to cut above the track. Here though Feki has created something that is bigger than Glades. The delivered beat surges between the vocal cuts, but it is the subtle notes around the vocal work that offers the real highlight of the piece. Love You Better is less a dance worthy electronic track as one that electrifies during the listening process.  

BRAILLE FACE | FARAWAY

By Michelle He

Haunted, buzzing and richly rendered in piping synths, Braille Face has created an urgent masterpiece perfect for darkened dancefloors and road trip playlists (I speak for myself here). It builds up into a strong, purposeful mess of instrumental layers – lyrically minimalist, instrumentally dense, Braille Face has produced a truly hectic piece of dancetronica (unlike previous ambient efforts) that will propel him into summer playlists. 

 

THE PRESETS | DO WHAT YOU WANT

By Alexandra Ainsworth

Electronica giants The Presets’ long awaited return in Do What You Want packs a star studded credits list into a mere three minutes, with brass curtesy of Cold Chisel, Bass by Touch Sensitive, and guitars from DZ Deathray’s Shane Parsons and Kirin J Callinan. They duo have dubbed the track as ‘pub rock techno’, and I’m having a hard time describing it as anything else. The hammering beat underlines layered vocals, which are tied together with classic guitar riffs that make you question the notion of genres entirely. Long gone are the delicately isolated sounds from Pacifica, because The Presets are letting loose and exploring uncharted territory, planting a giant Aussie flag in the middle of it. 

 

SAYAH | BAD DRUGS

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

Ever since we were young, we’ve been told drugs are badSayah’s Bad Drug, though, is pretty gosh darn good, and good for you too. With lyrics that reflect her self awareness of her own faults within a relationship, albeit through a simplistic lyrical structure that relies heavily on the listeners reading ability, Sayah creates a track that is all too easy to throw on repeat. The production of the track is outstanding, punching well above the expected weight of a new comer to the genres scene, and the vocal work is contained perfectly within Sayah’s limits preventing any chance of stumbling. Bad Drug has one thing in common with the drugs that we’ve all been told to avoid, and that’s the addictive qualities.

 

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