New Music on 2SER 06.05.22
Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music spinning on Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs.
Harvey Sutherland – Boy Feature Album
Belle and Sebastian – A Bit of Previous
Denny Zeitlin – The Name of this Terrain
First Beige – Doplar
Hydroplane – Hydroplane
Ibeyi – Spell 31
Nicolai Dunger – Every Line Runs Together
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Endless Rooms
Shilpa Ray – Diary of Lady
Stroppies – Levity
Display Homes – CCTV
Jockstrap – Concrete over water
Majak Door – Forever
Patrick Holland – Sinister Bells
Pond – Hang a cross on me
Sig Nu Gris – Amphibia Blip Eladril
Wet Kiss – Honey walks away
Yirrmal – Get happy
Younger than me – Hiding
The Feature Album this week on 2SER is long-awaited debut from Harvey Sutherland, Boy, a wide ranging meditation on funk, infused with highly melodic and buoyant sounds, taking in disco, boogie, electronica, house and soul music. Featuring collaborations with none other than iconic Los Angeles don Dam Funk, as well as SOS (lead singer of Melbourne’s Clamm), this is a real triumph of a record and further cements Sutherland’s credentials as both a recording artist as well as keyboard virtuoso and DJ.
Also on high rotation is another debut album, this time from Meanjin-based jazz/funk sextet First Beige, Doplar. Riding high on tight playing and loaded with rhythmic and melodic flourishes as well as seamless shifts to dancefloor directions. Evocative and airy arrangements pervade in the background against rawer upfront funk grooves. Beginning to end this is another exceptional Australian release and playing loud all week on 107.3fm (or the usual digital channels).
The sophomore album from Naarm-based The Stroppies continues their path of taught and glittering music. As the title, Levity, suggests, this is with trademark quirk and a broad and reflective sound from one of Melbourne’s best indie rock exponents.
Perennial 2SER favourites Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever have just released their third, Endless Rooms. It’s a tour de force of mirror-ball indie rock, propelled by a trio of unified guitars across a melodically rich and uptempo album filled with unceasingly catchy hooks, memorable vocal lines and a superb take on distinctive Australian jangle-rock.
Spell 31 is the latest from French twins Ibeyi, and is exquisitely produced cross-pollination of pop, yoruba, soul and hip hop featuring dual vocal performances in French and English. Abounding with meditations on spirituality and political awareness (listen out for their reimagining of Black Flag’s 1981 Rise above). Also playing loud is the blistering new album from Brooklyn’s art-punk rocker Shilpa Ray, featuring highly charged autobiographical lyrics and searing guitars.
As well, on the albums in rotation from this week, we have never-before-released-presumed-lost 1960s freakbeat funk from key-experimentalist Denny Zeitlin, as well as Efficient Space’s reissue of Hydroplane‘s 1997 Australian noise/folk/electronic experimentation.
Also going into rotation are the latest singles from local acts Display Homes as well as the first release from Younger than me. Melbourne’s Sig Nu Gris lastest single on Sprit Level brings some lushly- produced melodic dance music. Arnhem-land based Yirrmal has a new double-sider out and we’re playing that as well. There is plenty more too, spinning on the station all week and beyond.