Monday, 4 July 2016

Top 25 - 4 July, 2016

Stevie + Cash Savage!

1. Stevie - Decay (NEW)


Jo's Pick of the Week: Admittedly, when I saw this duo's name, my first thought was "Nicks?" followed quickly by "Wonder?", which made me question whether I was just really old or dull, but when I started a google they were the two top suggested Stevies, so that made me feel a little bit better about myself and my clearly exceptional taste in music, which includes being a fan of  this track from Brisbane's own Stevie, neither of who is named Stevie, but rather Phoebe Imhoff and Miro Mackie, who have been hanging about together for a couple of years now creating some synth heavy addictive songs like this one. The clip is clean and dark, the sound is clear and dusky (if that's a word?) and nothing at all like Stevie of the Wonder or Nicks varieties, except to say it's very, very, very good. (Jo Michelmore)

2. Montaigne - Because I Love You

3. Cash Savage and The Last Drinks - Falling, Landing (NEW)

Matt's Pick of the Week: I only had to listen to 'Falling, Landing' once to know that I had to get my hands on a copy of Cash Savage and The Last Drinks' new album One of Us. And by copy, I mean iTunes download, because it was the most immediate way of me hearing more of Savage's killer voice. Long story short, go and get yourself a copy/download/record/whatever of One of Us because it's one beauty of an LP. Back to what we're here for; 'Falling, Landing'. What a blues-infused, rock and rolling delight of a track. From the moment Savage's controlled and commanding voice makes its presence felt, I was invested 100% in everything on offer. The vaguely haunting and eventually manic strings build the track alongside the guitar and drums lines. Less vague in terms of a haunted quality are the lyrics and their country leanings. As we've previously discussed, country music is the music of pain and Savage twists that pain into something that feels accepted. Think of purgatory, but an eternity of repeated suffering that you've just come to accept is your lot in life. "Falling. Landing. Wounded, but still here. All in all, there will be another morning." I love the use of extended-ish instrumental segments and the use of spoken word behind Savage's singing in the third verse. It's different, but not experimental and weird for the sake of it. It's different, but different is exactly what we need to hear more of. Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, I'll leave it to your own words to sum up how happy I am to have you part of the musical landscape once more. "Welcome back, we're glad that you're here." (Matt Bond)

4. Emily Wurramara - Black Smoke

5. Big Scary - The Opposite of Us (NEW)

6. Ngaiire - House On A Rock

7. MKO Sun - Boom Pow

8. Lanks - Bitter Leaf

9. Old Sault - Sail Home (NEW)

10. E^ST ft. Mallrat - Get Money (NEW)

11. Emma Louise - West End Kids

12. Bec Sandridge - You're A Fucking Joke

13. SAFIA - Over You (NEW)

14. Aphex Twin - CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]


15. Wild Honey - Pull It Together

16. Alex Lahey - Let's Go Out

17. TEES - Got The Feeling (NEW)

18. Running Touch - Levitate

19. Alice Ivy ft. RaRa - Almost Here (NEW)

20. Bad Pony - Sideways

21. Ta-Ku and Wafia - Meet In The Middle

22. Gang of Youths - Strange Diseases

23. Allistere ft. Sabrina Michelle - Hesitated Sparks

24. Burn Antares - Young Gun

25. Passerine - Synthetic Heart

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