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Farm Fresh Sounds : Monday May 25th 2020

Jeb Taylor

Kicking off Farm Fresh Sounds this week is the huge new single from Bad//Dreems, recorded in London while they had a few days off on their UK/Europe tour which was unfortunately cut short by COVID19, the new tune is one of their best yet. Beans (formerly Baked Beans) have dropped another huge hit via the Flightless label, while Sydney outfit The Buoys have delivered their best song yet via Spunk Records.

Cult hero Donny Benet has released his new album Mr Experience, and the title track is a beautiful indication of what you can expect to hear on it. UK outfit Idles make a big return with a powerful new single Mr Motivator while one of my highlights from last year’s Great Escape Festival, Squid continue to release some of the most interesting new music around at the moment.

Sharon Van Etten has teamed up with Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme for her new single and the results are impressive, while one of my teenage favourites, Melbourne band The Meanies have returned with a cracking brand new song. Also returning are Perth’s Tired Lion with one of their best singles to date and finally on the new music front, local Wollongong character Big Twisty and his band The Funknasty have a new single out, a really fun live show, they’ve also done pretty well in making it come to life in the studio.

This week’s flashback’s kick off in the 60’s with the huge Procol Harum single A Whiter Shade Of Pale which hit number one for the first time this week back in 1967. Bob Dylan celebrated a birthday this week so the 70’s tune comes in the form of the opening tune from his excellent Blood On The Tracks album. Moving to the 80’s and this week the music world lost Steve ‘The Slayer Hippy’ Hanford from punk legends Poison Idea last week so I’ve featured the track Push The Button from their 1987 album War All Time. 90’s favourites Custard returned with new music this week but I’ve decided go back to one of their huge tracks from the mid nineties here. This time last year The Middle East played an reunion show at Sydney Opera House for Spunk Records 20th birthday so their debut song for the label Blood takes us back to 00’s, while it’s hard to imagine but Tame Impala released their debut album Innerspeaker ten years ago this week so they sneak into the 10’s flashback.

Listen to trhe full playlist below.

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