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Issue 1691

Words by Tom parker

Editor’s Note

The start of the decade, hey? Chyeah, we already rolling into the third week of January 2020 and it feels as though there’s already been releases left, right and centre. Rising UK synth enthusiast Georgia has dropped her long-awaited second album, making the early impression. We chat to her about the process behind Seeking Thrills.

There’s also been records from Easy Life, The Big Moon and Beach Slang already – everyone’s out to make some noise… early. Aside from the standard releases, 2020 has also seen plenty of bushfi re relief compilations. Billy Twyford, teenage lead singer of local punks Disco Junk, has compiled 33 songs from 33 bands onto a tape titled, There’s Gotta Be Hope, Right? He’s talking to you Mr Morrison.

Chapter Music have put out their own compilation record of some the record label favourite creators. Think Little Ugly Girls, Beaches, The Goon Sax, NO ZU, Holy Balm and all the other Chapter cherubs on the one record. 100% of proceeds to be split between Wildlife Victoria, Fire Relief for First Nations Communities and Gippsland Emergency Relief Fun. Hats off to you, Ben and Guy.

Down to the nitty gritty and in Beat #1691, we feature conversations with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Flying Lotus, Amanda Palmer, Cash Savage and more – it’s truly jam-packed.

Let’s start the decade off right, hey? Adorn a rashie, it’s gonna get wet.