Singles With Lachlan: Sampa The Great, Methyl Ethel and More
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Single Of The Week
Sampa The Great : Mona Lisa
Few in Australia have been operating on the same level as Sampa The Great since her breakthrough with The Great Mixtape a bit over a year ago – maintaining pristine quality with a constant output of fresh material (not to mention incredible live shows). Mona Lisa steps it up yet again, inventive production, with Sampa pushing herself in terms of flow with disarming ease.
METHYL ETHEL : No. 28
Expanding on the immediacy of Twilight Driving, Methyl Ethel spread forth into something more dexterous in composition and narrative – sounding like Augie March (that’s a compliment) in a higher vocal register.
PNAU : Chameleon
Years have passed, but Pnau’s knack for hooks that border on obnoxious remains – a deep, house groove bringing the Sydney duo into 2016 with all the makings of a banger. I like it. I don’t love it. But it goes alright ay.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER : Julie’s Place
There’s a lot to like here, Rolling Blackouts really know how to lock into a groove. They bob along in unison in the live setting, and you can really picture it here on Julie’s Place, the bassline fangin’ it – everything coming together to cultivate a magnetic propulsion that never threatens to overdo it.