Welcome to Sunday Sounds! A new little section I’m going to try out which just features a few tracks I’ve been loving and had on repeat all week. Whether they’re brand new, new to me, or blasts from the past, hopefully you’ll find something to love!
Now maybe I’ve just been living under a rock, but I feel like Kim Chuchill has just exploded since the release of his fourth record, Silence/Win, earlier this year. At only 23, Kim even surprised himself with the size of the crowds he managed to draw to his gigs at Glastonbury Festival this year. Have a listen to the album though and it’s easy to see why.
This week saw the end of an era with Bluejuice announcing they’ll be calling it quits at the end of 2014 after “13 years of broken bones, broken hearts, sore heads, passive aggression, regular aggression, several arrests, questionable skin infections, and a busload of infuriated tour managers”. They’ll be going out with a bang though with the release of a retrospective record and a final tour. Retrospectable, is due out in September and will feature tracks from their three albums, some new tunes, as well as some other surprises they have in store. The band’s final headline tour, Retrospectable: The Farewell Tour, is fast selling out (for their first time ever) so be sure to get tickets to that before you miss out! Here is the latest single from their new album, ‘I’ll Go Crazy’.
The Griswolds have released ‘Right On Track’, yet another single from their much anticipated forthcoming album Be Impressive. If this one is anything to go by, the album is going to be, well, impressive.
August 1st marked the official return of Australia’s favourite folk duo Angus & Julia Stone with the release of their first album together since Down The Way back in 2010. If you haven’t heard the new one yet, you need to, you really do. The whole thing is pretty fucking great, but one of my favourites is ‘Heart Beats Slow’.
It’s a pretty special thing when two of Australia’s greatest electronica artists join forces. We’ve seen the Faker – Flume marriage a few times now, like their Lockjaw EP at the end of last year, but more recently Flume has reworked Chef Faker‘s ‘Gold’. The result? Pure brilliance.