Sunday, 27 March 2016

Top 25 - 27 March, 2016

Emily Wurramara, Fitz and The Tantrums + Clare Maguire!

1. Phebe Starr - Feel My Love

2. Emma Louise - Talk Baby Talk (NEW)

3. Alex Lahey - You Don't Think You Like People Like Me

4. Fitz and The Tantrums - HandClap (NEW)

Jo's Pick of the Week: Yay! Two weeks in a row, bands I had almost forgotten about have released incredible songs! It’s like the greatest Easter surprise ever, except I guess for that one where the guy came back from the dead, you know, if that’s your thing. Aaaanyway, not sure where Fitz or his Tantrums have been the last couple of years, but a couple of years back they were one of the greatest live bands I'd seen in a long time, all energy, dance and some soul thrown in for good luck, so I'm more than happy to welcome them back into my world. And any band that not only includes handclaps in a song but writes an entire song about them is fine by me. There’s a feeling of soul like there are in all F and T songs, but ‘Handclap’ seems to have reached somewhere into the 90s and grabbed a handful of pop that I’m more than happy to hear again, and there’s definitely a solid beat here that makes me want to move, which has to be a good thing considering the amount of chocolate I’ve consumed in the past 24 hours. WIth a new album due mid year, here's hoping we see them on this side of the world sometime later in the year. Yay for the return of Fitz and the Tantrums! (Jo Michelmore)

5. Machine Age - Don't Look

6. Little Earthquake - Honest

7. Band of Skulls - Killer

8. Emily Wurramara - Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up) (NEW)

Matt's Pick of the Week: I was in attendance at the Queensland Music Awards last Monday night, which was a whole lot of fun. It's nice to see how close and supportive the Queensland music community is and it was even nicer to listen to some stellar performances from local talent. One local talent that blew me away was Emily Wurramara, who was flawless on the evening and nominated twice in the Indigenous category. There's a warmth and maturity in Wurramara's voice that immediately draws you in, as dignified as it is gorgeous. 'Ngerraberrakernama' is her most recent release and beautifully represents a modern Indigenous Australian artist who will hopefully have a long and successful career ahead. When the music is this good, there shouldn't even be any doubt about it. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from this very talented local artist. (Matt Bond)

9. Sharn - Born (NEW)

10. Remi ft. Sampa The Great - For Good

11. San Mei - Revel (NEW)

12. The Belligerents - Before, I Am

13. Clare Maguire - Elizabeth Taylor (NEW)

14. Lupa J - Numb (NEW)

15. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife (NEW)

16. Amanda Palmer - Machete

17. Ngaiire - Diggin

18. Ladyhawke - A Love Song

19. HEIDEMANN - Last Chance (NEW)

20. Ariela Jacobs - Lost

21. The Ruiins - Eventually

22. Olympia - Smoke Signals

23. James Chatburn - Cracks and Breaks

24. Chris Watts - Let Go

25. Montaigne - In The Dark

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