Best Covers: Kate Clover ‘These Boots’

If Suicide produced a Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood song” is a hell of a tag line, and Kate Clover’s “These Boots” delivers on that premise. The menacing guitar seems pulled straight from “Frankie Teardrop,” while Clover’s vocals channel Sinatra’s swagger. Bonus points for the fun Twin Peaks-esque video.

Introducing…BETWEEN FRIENDS

BETWEEN FRIENDS is the latest endeavor of brother/sister duo Brandon and Savannah Hudson, along with drummer Brennan Benko. All three musicians were formerly members of indie-pop band The Heirs, 

Growing up in the famed epicentre of creativity Laurel Canyon, there’s an expectation for BETWEEN FRIENDS’ sound to emit the woozy 70s rock atmosphere synonymous with the area’s golden age. But, the sibling duo, comprised of Brandon and Savannah Hudson, never conforms to the expected. Instead, they rebel with a strict emphasis on modernity through the artificial synth and drum machine that litters their hazy brand of bedroom-pop.

Between Friends have shared their new single laurel’. It’s a cut from the alt-pop duo’s upcoming ‘cutie’ EP, set for release on 10th June via 10K Projects.

4Ever Songs: The Nick Straker Band “A Walk In The Park”

The Nick Straker Band was a six-man Synthpop / New Wave / Jazz-Funk Fusion band out of London, several members of which were also in another London Synthpop group, New Musik, which which had three Top 40 U.K. singles in 1980.  Tony Mansfield (who has gone on to work with artists like The B-52’s, a-ha, The Damned, Captain Sensible and Naked Eyes) was the primary songwriter, producer, lead vocalist and frontman of New Musik and was one of the members of The Nick Straker Band. 

New Musik broke up in 1982, and between 1980 and 1984, The Nick Straker Band released 11 singles.  1980’s “A Walk In The Park” reached No. 20 on the U.K. singles chart.

The muses of La Musa: Stella Donnelly 

Across her debut album, the Perth musician found herself tackling gender equality, sexual harassment and Australian nationalism, capturing a society in transition.

Three years on since the release of ‘Beware Of The Dogs’, Australia’s Stella Donnelly has announced that her new album ‘Flood’ will be out on 26th August via Secretly Canadian.

Divus Julius presents: Arcade Fire

Canadian indie-rock legends Arcade Fire have released their forthcoming sixth studio album WE via Columbia Records. The band had teased the follow-up to 2017’s Everything Now over the past few weeks with cryptic messages to fans through the mail, but have now confirmed that the album is coming, sharing lead single “The Lightning I, II” and a video for the track directed by Emily Kai Bock.

Hit of The Week: Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5”

Kendrick Lamar is officially back in the music business, announcing his return by sharing a new track off his new album Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers. Just less than a week before the album drops, Lamar has also released the accompanying visuals to the track “The Heart Part 5.” His long-awaited fifth studio album has a first week projection increase to 400,000 and is expected to debut at No. 1 in the U.S. upon release.

Music by Bergman: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard these words will definitely be out-of-date because the band will have released two or three new albums. The Australians are prolific labourers of music without a cause (you cannot talk about them only as spearheads of garage-rock and modern psych-rock). Also, each album feels like the seven members of the band have gone through the front door of a costume shop and come out of the backdoor with the first thing they laid their hands on: A Voivod T-shirt, Beatles-style tails, a pair of second hand trousers worn by one of the Butthole Surfers, a Motörhead badge, Jethro Tulls’s ankle boots, one of those The Flaming Lips’ feather boas…

But really, at the end of the day, there’s only one truth: whatever they play, they will make a party out of it. And it doesn’t look like that’ll go out of fashion any time soon. They’re the most entertaining rock band in the world and they’ve just released a new album Omnium Gatherum.

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