NEW GEMS FROM ERIC SHARP, OKBADLANDS, MTNS, WILD HONEY & CREPES
ERIC SHARP – Take This Time ft. Zhao
A stark, pulsating beat sets the scene for this incredible new offering from LA-based producer, Eric Sharp. The flawless, reverberated vocals of indie-soul singer Zhao arrive shortly after, bringing with them a certain warmth and brightness to the song. Dancing delicately around sporadic percussion and brooding synthesisers, Sharp perfectly captures an element of suspense, keeping the listener engaged throughout the song.
OKBADLANDS EP – Pty Ltd
Recent triple j Unearthed feature artist OKBADLANDS just delivered their highly anticipated debut EP Tiny Measures, with the second offering on the record making an immediate impression. Transfixing the listener in an atmospheric soundscape, ‘Pty Ltd’ showcases stunning, intricately-layered harmonies, balanced perfectly by minimal instrumentation. From the touch of play, the track is utterly intoxicating.
MTNS - Waves
‘Waves’ is yet another sonically textured gem from critically acclaimed Brisbane trio, MTNS. Ethereal vocals collide with dream-inducing synthesisers and undulating beats, forming a deep rhythmic groove that retains throughout the song. Crisp production enables each element of the track to shine, whilst ensuring they all blend together in perfect equilibrium.
WILD HONEY – Supermarket
A stunning ode to personal failure. ‘Supermarket’ is the last single/closing track from Wild Honey’s dynamic debut album In Your Head, released earlier this week. The raw, emotional croons of front man Thom Moore collide with tender acoustic instrumentation, resulting in a poignant anthem for frustrated youth. The band continuously demonstrate their ability to deliver impressive and insightful indie rock tunes and Supermarket is no exception.
CREPES – Mild Conversation
The last single to be released from their impressive recent debut album Channel Four, ‘Mild Conversation’ is a charming concoction of pop sensibilities and breezy, sun-drenched rock n roll. Think genius chord progressions, bopping keys and intuitive lyrics, delivered effortlessly with the nonchalant attitude of front man Tim Karmouche. Once again, the band demonstrates an ability to incorporate vintage sounds, whilst remaining relevant with a modern feel.