Music by Bergman: Jack White

Jack White is not releasng one album. He’s releasing two. Fear Of The Dawn – which it has already been published- and Entering Heaven Alive will arrive this year, and the first singles have blown our minds. The rawest spirit of The Raconteurs is back. The dagger-like guitar riffs are back. Heavy rock is back, but asymmetrical. It could only be him.

In the history of rock, Jack White should have a genre of his own. Because neither his solo career nor The White Stripes sound like anything familiar, because that fury and that voice are not punk or garage, they are a personal brand.

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.

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