Slowly becoming our favourite day of the week (except for the whole end-of-the-weekend thing), today is full of great new tracks from a variety of great artists. From one who is currently playing sets at this year’s Coachella Festival to a local artist offering exciting new sounds after a two month stint in Iceland to an enthusiastic pop punk group all the way from Perth! Yeah that last bit was a poor excuse of a joke, but you ain’t here for the comedy.

Florence and the Machine follows up from the full-force anthem that was ‘What Kind of Man’ with the second single off her forthcoming new album. ‘Ship To Wreck’ is the exploration of the singer’s self destructive side, the idea of making something only to tear it down, and in that process end up breaking the thing you love most.

 

Teeth and Tongue have returned wonderfully with the video for new single ‘Cupcake’. The track is described as a bit of a trans-atlantic affair due to singer Jess Cornelius spending the last two months in Iceland, constructing vocal booths out of foam and cardboard while backing vocals and mixing were all done in Melbourne.

 

Elana Stone gives us ‘Steely Dan’, a take on that big 60’s Phil Spector sound with a hint of pyschadelia. Originally written for a band with brother Jake Stone (Bluejuice) the song is described by Stone as a break up song, “but it’s defiant. It’s not heartbroken”.

 

Dan Cribb and the Isolated teamed up with Kisschasy vocalist Darren Cordeux for ‘Let’s Move To New York’, lead single of soon-to-be-released As We Drift Apart. The tracks gives us a good ol’ melody-drenched, riff-heavy romp that lends heavily from mid 90s punk rock and shows that even in its isolation, Perth can give us the good stuff.

 

Brother Fox have announced their return with the infectious track ‘Feeler’. Produced by Paul Pilsneniks (Powederfinger, Silverchair, Angus Stone), the song is a lesson in using personal experiences to create universal messages, driven by poppy hooks and a definite uplifted energy.

 

River Yarra has released the final single of his debut EP Rain Dance Extended Play + Vision. Titled ‘Rain Dance,’ the track “combines the warmth of the day just gone with the fresh cool air of the night ready to begin” with its soft and slow build and remnants of the sound of early eighties disco.

 

Dan Parsons sings intimate songs of failed love, great love, homesickness and the anxieties of the human experience. Latest song ‘I’ll Live and I’ll Die’ is no exception described by Parsons as a song that “ultimate accepts life as being more meaningful and more meaningless than human drama”.

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