Go to the Trouble Anyway

Welcome to 2SER’s new music review! This is where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER.

Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose (Feature Album)

Rosali – Trouble Anyway
Tony Molina – Kill the Lights
Harmony – Double Negative
Pram – Across the Meridian
Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy
Jenn Champion – Single Rider
Clearance – At Your Leisure
Liam Singer – Finish Him

Let’s start off with some homegrown talent and Melbourne punks Harmony who return with their third album ‘Double Negative’, the follow up to 2014’s acclaimed ‘Carpetbombing’. Where they’ve previously dealt with themes of loss, grief and despair, they turn to musings on love on this album, but I’ll bet you’ve never heard a love album like before. It’s brilliantly low swung, ragged rock that still has that tough wall of sound exterior we’ve come to expect and love from these guys, but unpick the surface and find a soulful, oozing centre and a saunter in the melodies that run deep. Tom Lyngcoln’s vocals are charismatic as ever and even through some of his raw snarls it’s a magnetic listen.

Hailing from Philadelphia is Rosali Middleman who drops her surname when making music. Her second record ‘Trouble Anyway’ is an immersive listen that sprawls into moody heartland rock territory, traditional folk and country-tinged ballads. Generous and drifting reverie loaded with slow burning, incandescent guitar work and unwaveringly yearnful vocals. If you’re a fan of fellow Philadelphians like Kurt Vile or The War on Drugs, this one’s for you.

We also find Ty Segall and White Fence collaborating again on their second album ‘Joy’. Less frenzied than its predecessor but still retaining that fast moving, silly feel we’ve come to love from these psych overlords. Gloriously warped samples, bouncy bass lines and angular guitars in the vein of a lost late-era Beatles album.

New singles too from Whitney Ballen, Menace Beach, Lala Lala, School Damage and L’Eclair.

Until next week,

Monday 23rd of July, 2018

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