Brisbane trio Sweater Curse have been a favourite of mine since emerging a few years back, it’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from them but they returned last week with a great new single which kicks off this weeks Farm Fresh Sounds. Although it has been out for a while the latest single from Egoism just gets better and better with each listen, it’s one of my favourite tracks of the year so far.
There was a SXSW a few years back when everyone was talking Protomartyr, their live performance was super powerful and while they are a band I feel you need to see live, they have still continued to put out some pretty good recorded content and the new single is no exception. Phoebe Bridgers returns with another beautiful track and if you’re getting across these sort of sounds, Nat Vazer who just released a great album via Pieater should be right up your alley as well.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are back with a new album this week, their last album was a huge favourite of mine and the early singles from this record have been just as impressive while New Zealand band The Beths are also getting close to a second album release. Speaking of New Zealand, the most brutal track of the week comes in the form of the new single from Wellington’s Dark Divinity released on Trench Records, pretty classic thrash done well. Local Wollongong band Duo Log released a new album on vinyl recently, it’s pretty classic sixties pop with a quirky little twist to it. Finally for new music, Intercooler who are a great Brisbane band that released some really strong albums in the 2000’s made a surprise return with a new track last week, if you’re a fan of bands like Teenage Fanclub and Granddaddy you should get across this one.
Around now Hockey Dad were due to be kicking off their world tour in support of their third album Brain Candy, unfortunately the tour has been postponed and the album delayed but Triple J have just released their Live at the Wireless set from 2018 on streaming services so that is my 10’s flashback for this week. This week is reconciliation week so for my 00’s flashback I’ve featured the incredible Gurrumul who’s debut album released in 2008 became a huge hit, cracking the Australian top 10 earning him at ARIA Award.
This week back in 1991, a young Chicago band called Smashing Pumpkins released their debut album Gish, the classic track Rhinoceros from the album is the 90’s tune this week, while the 80’s flashback comes from Talking Heads who released their album Speaking In Tongues on this day in 1983. This week back in 1977 The Sex Pistols were banned from having their latest single God Save The Queen played on UK radio, despite this is still managed to make it to number two on the UK charts. This time last year we lost an absolute hero of the music world, Roky Erickson, I was really lucky to see one of his last live performances just a few months earlier in his hometown of Austin, Texas so this week’s 60’s flashback comes from his band 13th Floor Elevators.
Listen to the full playlist below.