Get Back To The Future With New Rock & Electronica
GYPSY & THE CAT with I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else
Melbourne indie-electro duo Gypsy & The Cat have delivered something magical with their latest track I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else. The catchy tune covers all bases with an irresistible pop vibe, a classic chord progression, and dreamy falsetto vocals.
The rough bass synth contrasts beautifully with high-pitched bursts of sound, leaving a comfortable spot in between for the moody, cleverly-crafted lyrics: “There’s a darkness in my room/Guess I could be someone new and fade away/…/Wanna paint my face in colour/Gonna hide away the one you used to know”.
With this fresh anthemic release, Gypsy & The Cat have proven themselves skilled purveyors of infectious electro-pop.
Gypsy & The Cat are gearing up to release their next album ‘Virtual Islands’ in July.
VON VILLAINS with Losing My Mind
Gold Coast indie-rock 4-piece Von Villains are set to do great things with new single Losing My Mind. The track is filled with contrast, a fresh blend of tender and tough with a killer drum rhythm.
Light, summery guitar balances the heavy pulsing bass line, while frontman Jack Field’s carefree vocal delivery keeps the verses relaxed. By contrast, the chorus is like a release of pent-up energy, punctuated by thrashing drums, hardcore guitar melodies, and rough vocals. The build up in the bridge before the final chorus is full of subdued energy and delicious anticipation.
If there’s one thing Von Villains will never be short on, it’s confidence – the band claim that they “bring more hype than Tony Abbott’s budgie smugglers at a New York fashion show”. That’s a lot of hype, and we’re expecting to hear big things from these guys in the near future.
FLAMINGO with Hypnotised
Following up supporting shows for big names like RÜFÜS and spots at Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass, electro-pop 3-piece Flamingo have got us Hypnotised with their dreamy new single.
Frontman Kacee Heidt’s unique vocal timbre, like a hypnotic combination of Chet Faker with a touch of Jack Garrett, makes a perfectly understated partner to the surf-rock guitar chords in the chorus as well as the stratospheric synth from the second verse onwards. Throwing in some steel drum sounds to finish, Flamingo show off their penchant for keeping things fresh and diverse.
Flamingo are tickled pink to be officially launching Hypnotised later this month!
Flamingo ‘Hypnotised’ Single Launch
FRI 22 APR
Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS with Can You Feel The Future
Brisbane 6-piece The John Steel Singers don’t do things by halves – their latest single Can You Feel The Future is an eight minute marathon blend of disco, jazz, and rock, topped off with mottled vocal effects.
An energetic bass guitar riff is the conveyor belt that pulls everything together while rough electric guitars fly over the top. The dreamy blocks of vocal harmonies are reminiscent of Sydney electronic duo Empire of the Sun – impressive to say the least, but still not quite as impressive as the instrumentation. During the breakdown, freestyle saxophone and shiny synth make a winning combination, earning The John Steel Singers a coveted place amongst Australia’s many multi-faceted bands.
Catch them on tour in a few capital cities this month!
The John Steel Singers ‘Can You Feel The Future’ Tour Dates
SAT 16 APR
The Blurst of Times Festival, Brisbane
THU 21 APR
Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
SUN 24 APR
Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne