Wintercoats – ‘Heartful (Burial Reprise)’

WINTERCOATS - 'HEARTFUL'

Wintercoats new EP ‘Heartful’ is out tomrrow via Yes Please! The work of Melbourne’s James Wallace amounts to an amazing sea of melody and delicate vocals on mass. The complexity and depth of what Wallace achieves with his vocals is key to Wintercoats, its so strong it could almost just be acapellas. Infact, I’d like to hear that. Take a listen to the closing track below, a reprise/remix of ‘Burial’.

 
Wintercoats – ‘Heartful (Burial Reprise)’

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Absolute Boys – ‘Endless Projections’

ABSOLUTE BOYS - 'ENDLESS PROJECTIONS'

With a dubby bass line, Brian Wilson-pleasing vocal harmonies and a tonne of reverb – Absolute Boys sound a little different from the rest of the indie pop pack. The Melbourne-based trio (formerly Sydney) delivered their debut album ‘Heavy Flow’ this month via Bedroom Suck Records featuring ‘Endless Projections‘. For more thoughtful words head to M&N – thanks Diggers for the tip!

 
Absolute Boys – ‘Endless Projections’


 

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Smile – ‘Stoned’

Brilliantly cruisy tune from new Melbourne-based band, Smile. Aptly titled ‘Stoned‘, in fact, the full title is actually ‘Stoned (Get These Fucking Flies Off My Face / Shut Up And Make Money)’ which doesn’t inspire relaxation at all. That’s where the contradictions begin, Smile’s other double a-side has a track called ‘Jesus Song’ with a cute little lamb on the cover. So I’m not sure what to believe, or what they do.

 
Smile – ‘Stoned (Get These Fucking Flies Off My Face / Shut Up And Make Money)’

But here are the facts, these tracks were recorded over the summer in a Narre Warren farm shed. Bass player Josh Delaney (Rat & Co / Chet Faker) engineered the sessions, guitarist Nick Mulhall (Bespoke Guitars) built the guitars they used – impressive huh!? Currently there’s two singles on Bandcamp, 7inches will be available next month and an LP is earmarked for later in the year.

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The Town Houses – ‘Our Trees Will Grow’

Fans of glitchy electronica (a la Sun Glitters) may fall quickly for The Town Houses new record ‘Diaspora‘ (out now via Yes Please Records). Opening track ‘Our Trees Will Grow’ pulls together acoustic and electronic sounds and intricately weaves them together. ‘Diaspora’ is minimal and ambient throughout, featuring guests Rainbow Chan, Guerre and Felix Weatherbourne. The Town Houses is a solo project of Melbourne’s Leigh Hannah – stream the whole record here.

 

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Dark Arts – 'Heart Strings'

The debut single ‘Heart Strings’ from Ballarat’s Dark Arts. The indie rocking four piece have been cutting their teeth playing alongside DZ Deathrays, The Rubens and Last Dinosaurs among others. Influenced by Foals, The Birthday Party, Red Riders and Echo & the Bunnymen, there’s no knowing what will come next but they’re off to a solid start.

 

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Download ‘Heart Strings’ free @ Soundcloud / Visit Dark Arts @ Facebook.