Tag: Marissa Demetriou
Californian indie disco via post punk outfit Chk Chk Chk have been relatively quiet since 2010’s ‘Strange Weather, Isn’t It?’, but it seems the break between records has done the unpronounceable six-piece a world of good.
It’s almost a relief to listen to the third LP from outspoken wordsmith The Tongue. A relief because here is a record that would change the mind of any naysayer of the Australian hip hop scene; equal parts thoughtful musing and raise-your-glass party anthems filled with some of the freshest beats you’ll come across in 2013. Never mind the guest roster that features some of the biggest talent in Aussie hip hop, including Thundamentals, Suffa of Hilltop Hoods, Sky’High, Spit Syndicate and Jimblah.
The debut LP from bedroom producer Matt Kammerer, A Far Off Horizon is likened to the sounds of chillwave figureheads Toro Y Moi and M83 – but a shared genre is probably the only comparison we can draw between those artists here.
Sydney lads Spit Syndicate have gone from strength to strength recently, from supporting Cypress Hill to picking up an ARIA nod. Sunday Gentlemen is the third record from the Inner West duo, and they’ve certainly not held back on spitting it how it is.
Ducktails main man Matt Mondanile is best known as the guitarist for beach-jangle rock outfit Real Estate; Ducktails isn’t so much of a side project as it is an extension of Real Estate’s vibe and sound. Guests on this fourth offering from Ducktails include Madeline Follin of Cults and Ian Drennan of Big Troubles, lending their vocals and multi-instrumental prowess; but Real Estate’s Martin Courtney also pops in for a cameo on piano duties, which means we’ve not strayed too far from home here.