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Three New Rock Tracks To Amp Up Your Week

UNTIL HOME with Every Summer

Until Home April Press Shot

We may be heading into the cooler months, but Brisbane trio Until Home are still packing plenty of heat in their latest single Every Summer. It’s the second taste of the revitalised 3-piece, with the track along with their debut single Break My Fall tipped to feature on their upcoming debut EP.

Every Summer sees the Brissie outfit flirt with a darker pop sound while retaining their signature anthematic choruses and brilliant use of dynamics.

The track’s heavy percussion and brooding synth bassline verses set the scene for an angst-filled song about a failing relationship. However, the light and shade between the vocal delivery, bass synth, and guitar parts means the track continually develops rather than resting on its laurels.

The track’s simple vocal melodies mean you’ll be subconsciously humming “Well you-ooo/Well you-ooo/ooo-weoowee-ooo/You’ve figured out” for the rest of the day, while sporadic overdriven guitar riffs and booming synthesisers gives the song enough grit for fans of both pop and indie rock to sink their teeth into.

Lead vocalist Michael Trapp says the idea of Every Summer is based on the definition of insanity, doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.

“If not from personal experience, we all know someone who has been in an on and off relationship. This song is about the frustration and pain people will put themselves through in the chase for what is only temporary bliss,” said Trapp.

After taking out the 2016 ‘People’s Choice’ award in the final edition of the Brisbane’s Indie 100 Project the band jokingly says performing at London’s Wembley Stadium is their benchmark of success.

HEADS OF CHARM with One Second

Heads of Charm

Melbourne alt-rock trio Heads of Charm have set the benchmark for Aussie tongue-in-cheek music videos with their latest single One Second.

Filmed and directed by Chris “Flagz” Matthews of Defero Productions (Gold Class, The Drones, Batpiss), the video shows the trio playing the song in various Melbourne locations locations including Fitzroy Bowl, Edinburgh Gardens, Old Bar Gallery, and the infamous Gold St.

There are cameos from Ecca Vandal, Ali E., members of Clowns, Batpiss, and a dance routine by Tankerville, who all along with Heads of Charm take the mickey out of music videos. There’s terrible under and disinterested acting, which includes some actors asking “are we getting paid for this?” and “this is bullsh*t!”, along with Heads of Charm playing with next to no enthusiasm. Oh, and like six dogs take over the set at one point…

The song itself is a mixture of bashful alt pub-rock and shouted vocal lines, not too dissimilar to The Drones or an angsty slightly drunken version of Polish Club. The track’s brooding, unenthusiastic qualities (much like the music video) are funnily enough it’s infectious hook, while the breakdown and “useless f*cking chitter-chatter” chat effortlessly builds to an epic headbang-evoking final chorus.

You can catch the Melbourne trio at several free East Coast shows and at Brisbane’s Blurst of Times Festival!

Heads of Charm Live Dates

The Marlborough Hotel, Sydney
Waywards, Sydney
*Blurst of Times Festival, Brisbane
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
The Tote Front Bar, Melbourne

*All are free except for Blurst Of Times Festival


Neighbourhood Youth

After bursting onto the alt-rock scene last year with breakthrough singles Feel Our Cold and For Nothing, Melbourne quartet Neighbourhood Youth have continued their run of glorious rock tracks with Atlantic. The new single sees the 4-piece deliver an accomplished alt-rock slow burner, which sonically comfortably sits between the instrumental patience of Gang of Youths and the new-wave energy of City Calm Down’s Rabbit Run.

The vocal performance of John Philip is the standout feature of the track. His steady and emotive delivery will draw you in, but the warm melody and his baritone rasp provide solace as they carry you through the story. The superb use of dynamics means Atlantic constantly shifts in intensity whilst being held together by energetic rhythms and solid drumming.

The fantastic phaser-drenched solo from lead guitarist Liam Jenkins is the icing on this alt-rock cake. It doesn’t steal the limelight, instead it helps breakup up the emotionally charged journey of the song, removing the listener from the lyrics just long enough before diving back into the final chorus.

Lyrically, the band say Atlantic sheds light on the life cycle of the Atlantic salmon, who ultimately meet their demise after laying their eggs, so that their offspring can feed off them and survive. The song carries an underlining appreciation for the sacrifices our loved ones make for us.

Atlantic is the final single from their upcoming sophomore EP, and if it’s anything to go by it’ll be Neighbourhood Youth’s finest release to date.