The Matinee June 29th includes 6 new tracks for your mid week pleasure today. We have a wide range of sounds today including synth pop, indie rock and a lovely dose of shoegaze. We have artists from the Australia, France and The US.
CHELAN – “Beams” (Joshua Tree, CA, USA)
RIYL: Beach House, Phantogram, Snowmine
Chelan (sh-lan), who formed in California in 2007, is historically the duo of classical music teacher Jennifer Grady and film/tv music composer Justin Hosford.They have since added a third permanent member, drummer Chad Austinson.
“Beams” is the lead single from their upcoming album, Vultures. The track brings Jen’s soothing vocals to the forefront with perfectly placed bass driven synth that keeps you moving. The track has a nice contrast between the warmth within the beats vs the coldness that permeates within the lyrics.
New album Vultures is being released on August 26th.
DREAMERS – “Sweet Disaster” (Los Angeles via Brooklyn, USA)
RIYL: Arkells, Cheerleader, Mainland
DREAMERS will be releasing their debut album soon and we are happy to share their newest single from This Album Does Not Exist, “Sweet Disaster”.
“Sweet Disaster” is the perfect blend of driving synth pop injected with a much needed dose of 90s inspired rock. With lyrics like “We found our SWEET DISASTER in a river of champagne. Swimming through the morning after, we float away” you can’t help but love this track. We all have that one person when you get together with them, the next day will just be a crazy story to be retold again and again.
Flyying Colours – “It’s Tomorrow Now” (Melbourne, Australia)
RIYL: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Cure, Chaika
“It’s Tomorrow Now” is the newest track from Melbourne based Flyying Colours. With the first track off of their upcoming debut album, we have an amazing mix of psych tendencies, killer guitar riffs and plenty of reverb to satisfy any shoegaze fan.
The overall sounds of Flyying Colours provides a stellar mix of shoegaze, grunge, pysch and indie which means they totally have the potential to break out to a wider audience than just the niche market of shoegaze fans.
Their debut album, Mindfullness, is expected in September on Club AC30. Flyying Colours are Brodie J Brümmer, Gemma O’Connor, Melanie Barbaro, and Andy Lloyd Russell.
Hockey Dad – “Jump The Gun” (Windang, Australia)
RIYL: Sticky Fingers, Pinemen, Allah-Las
We have been following Hockey Dad for a while now. The duo from Australia keep releasing one impressive track after another. The duo have known each other since age 4, and have been jamming together since age 15 and playing as Hockey Dad (gleamed from a Simpsons episode) since age 18. Their debut album title Boronia is actually the name of the street they both grew up on in Windang.
Hockey Dad blends surf-inspired jangly rock with impressive and perfectly calculated indie-pop-rock elements. “Jump The Gun” speaks to those times where you just aren’t ready for the party to end. “I don’t wanna go home, I’m having too much fun” could be the anthem of the summer, as we don’t want those fun warm weather days to end, either.
“Jump The Gun” is from their upcoming debut album, Boronia, which arrives August 12th via Kanine Records.
Hockey Dad are Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums/vocals).
VOKES – “Backroad (ft. Nevve)” (Los Angeles, USA)
RIYL: Foreign Air, Miike Snow, Purity Ring
VOKES aka Mike Harris has a new release with “Backroad (ft. Nevve)”. LA based Nevve provides the female vocals on the track.
“Backroad” takes us on a sonic ride inspired by the roads surrounding Malibu where Mr. Harris grew up. Sonically we have lush soundscapes and unique textures to keep us enthralled throughout the track. This is another one we can add to any feel good-chill out playlist, or fittingly any road trip playlist.
Lyrically, the song is about a guy getting hit up by an ex-girlfriend who he still has feelings for but all she wants is a casual hook up and nothing more for a weekend.
“Backroad” is the fourth and final single from VOKES’ soon-to-be-released debut EP, Fractalism.
You Are Number Six – “Glitches” (Montpellier, France)
RIYL: Erasure, Joy Division, New Order
Born on 06/06 and fan of the British series ‘The Prisoner’ from which he takes his stage name, Theo Lefebvre began his solo project, You Are Number Six, in October 2013.
“Glitches” takes us on a nostalgic road and reminds us of some 80s new wave favorites, but also firmly plants us in 2016 with a progressive sound that keeps us wanting to hear more.
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