Singles: Bernard Fanning, The Avalanches, Ausmuteants & More
Cart your arse down to Elsternwick this Sunday to see yours truly pull on the mighty Megahertz guernsey and absolutely cane myself by trying to take hangers all day.
MARTIN SOLVEIG FEAT. TKAY MAIDZA: Do It Right
It’s beyond doubt that Tkay Maidza is set for huge things, the Adelaide rapper kicking major goals by spitting bars over dance beats. Martin Solveig’s glistening production is a good fit, providing a bubbly backdrop for Tkay’s vibrancy. It’s a big, dumb banger, but it’s a big, dumb banger done right.The sky’s the limit for Tkay right now.
BERNARD FANNING: Wasting Time
I like the little tinkle of pianos, but Fanno’s penchant for obnoxious acoustic guitar riffs overbears. “To run it through again would only serve nobody no good.” It’s hard not to read it as a grapple with nostalgia, and in turn, gettin’ the band back together. There’s potency in exploring that time and longing at least.
DANNY BROWN: When It Rain
Danny Brown is pure energy, always. Here he heads into darker territory with some brooding production, teaming up with some oppressive and unrelenting bass, only more powerful come the uptempo hook. It’s not a dancefloor banger, but can still rule one just through pure strength.
THE AVALANCHES: Colours
Well, that’s a relief. After the shitty and obnoxious-sounding Frankie Sinatra, The Avalanches assure with the goddamn dreamy Colours, the second official taste of upcoming LP2 Wildflowers. Featuring vocals from Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, the track recaptures vintage Avalanches magic, concocting a goddamn dream of a textural pallete. It’s sugary sweet without adding any corn syrup. Time to touch on to the Wildflower hype train again, we’re riding this baby out to zone two.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
AUSMUTEANTS: Music Writers
Finally, a song celebrating our country’s greatest unsung heroes.