Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Top 25 - 13 September, 2016


1. Tkay Maidza ft. Killer Mike - Carry On

2. LANKS - Holla (NEW)

Jo's Pick of the Week: There's a buzz about LANKS at the moment and so it seemed right for him to take that buzz to a BIGSOUND stage last week. Matt and I saw him there, actually we saw him a couple of times. Not on stage, what I mean is that there were a couple of showcases we were at that LANKS was at too, lurking about the back in his stripey shirt just trying to find some new music in peace. I can't remember who was on at the same time that he played, but I made the tough decision to see someone else, which may or may not have had more to do with the shoes I was wearing and the distance between venues than my actual desire to see him, which was actually quite high. Now that it's a few days later and I've just listened to his latest track 'Holla', I'm wishing I had made the trek from one venue to the other, because the musical world LANKS lives in is a beautiful one. A song that surrounds like a great big blankie, 'Holla' really is delicious; four minutes of comfort, keyboards and beats that make me feel as warm and happy as much as they make me want to have a little sway to his sounds in a big darkened room. Now I'll have to wait until he comes back to Brisbane for that opportunity, hopefully with a tour in celebration of his new EP Viet Rose, which is to be released in mid October and more than likely deserving of all the buzz surrounding him, which I'd like to add to right now. (Jo Michelmore)

3. Remi ft. Jordan Rakei - Lose Sleep

4. Olympia - Self Talk (NEW)

Matt's Pick of the Week: One act we did get to see showcasing their talents at Bigsound this year was Olympia, one of the definitive must-see acts on the second night. Olympia and her band put on a show to remember at the Ric's Bar Outdoor Stage, tearing it up with tracks from her incredibly well received 2016 LP, Self Talk. Former single 'Smoke Signals' brought her set to a thundering conclusion, but I was super excited to hear the title track 'Self Talk', a song I've been listening to a whole lot since the album's release. I was even more excited to see only days later that it's received the music video treatment and has been released as Olympia's new single. Colourful and creative, the accompanying clip to the song is so wonderfully 80s you won't be able to resist it. The song itself is simply good pop music, with delicious synths backing Olympia's almost detached delivery of lines like, "in the night you drive, taking in it all, when you talk to her, lonely hearts will call." Even though we just saw Olympia live, I'm mighty tempted to head along to her upcoming Different Cities tour (kicking off Oct 29 in Sydney) to see what she can do without the constraints of a half hour time frame. I already know it will be amazing. (Matt Bond

5. Amy Shark - Adore

6. Gretta Ray - Drive (NEW)

7. Ayla - Like The Other Kids

8. Tash Sultana - Jungle (NEW)

9. Abbe May ft. Joni Hogan and Odette Mercy - Doomsday Clock

10. PASSERINE - White Shadows and Grey Noise

11. Ali Barter - Girlie Bits

12. Chet Porter ft. Chelsea Cutler - Stay

13. British India - I Thought We Knew Each Other (NEW)

14. Babaganouj - Sorry (Re-Entry)

15. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone

16. Winters End - Afterthought

17. Sia - The Greatest (NEW)

18. Montaigne - Till It Kills Me

19. Hot Spoke - Outlines

20. Holy Holy - Darwinism

21. Airling - Move Me

22. WAAX - This Everything

23. Gang of Youths - The Good Fight

24. Lisa Mitchell - The Boys

25. Florence + The Machine - Wish That You Were Here

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