New Music on 2SER 11.3.22
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.
Nilüfer Yanya – PAINLESS (2SER FEATURE ALBUM)
Alex Cameron – Oxy Music
Boyo – Echoes like Memories
Dallas Woods – Julie’s Boy
EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise – The Warning Birds
Ferla – Personal Hotspot
Jeremy Ivey – Invisible Pictures
Tony Price – Mark VI
Widowspeak – The Jacket
Aldous Harding – Fever
Hello Pino – Upside
Immy Owusu – Brown Supremacy
Mamas Gun – Good Love
Meteor Infant – Where you are
Monophonics – Warpaint
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Tidal River
THUS LOVE – Inamorato
Victoria – Creative Frenzy
Playing regularly from this week across the station is the fourth album from Sydney’s lord of off-kilter pop musings, Alex Cameron. Continuing to revel in the aesthetics and persona of a has-been singer, Oxy Music is filled with jaunty and extremely catchy tracks that explore both the malaise and superficiality of modern life in a sincere fashion. Singles such as Sara Jo and Best Life already touched on this, which the album dives deeper into thanks to collaborations with Lloyd Vines and Jason Williamson.
On rotation this week as well, is the debut album from Noongar rapper and producer Dallas Woods. Entitled Julie’s Boy (a tribute to his mother), this is a on point, upfront and fast-delivered rap album with heavy grime influences from Melbourne with an uncompromising social awareness and collaborations with Pip Norman and Tobiah Fakrhi.
Heading to Lutruwita/Tasmanian, The Warning Birds, the latest from EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise has just arrived. Continuing a run of stellar albums to come out of Hobart, this is a washed out joy, where
tension reigns and cascading melodics combine with reverb-effected guitars and the roll over steady drums, punctuated wtih haunting vocals and lyrical content that verges on the foreboding.
Los Angeles-based solo artist BOYO (aka Robert Tilden) is also back with his 5th solo album, Echoes Like Memories, a lo-fi and sunny LP loaded with funky bedroom produced earworms. Similarly, the 2nd album from Naarm/Melbourne based 4-piece Ferla is steeped in 80s art-pop, synthesised sounds, pensive piano solos, and inspired lyrics. Titled Personal Hotspot, it’s a highly memorable Sophomore album filled with many poignant moments.
Boston duo Widowspeak‘s deep lyricism and warm ethereal musicianship carry their new one The Jacket, to great heights. Filled with twangy ballads and slow rolling groovers with a blue-eyed soul edge, it’s a superb listen for the duration and most of it is spinning across the day on 2SER.
Toronto-based electronic wizard Tony Price has just put out MARK VI and it’s a real treat. Like coming across a slept-on early 00s gem in a dollar bin, it’s jammed with charming acid-electro-booty goodness and no-damn-given vapourwave soundscape weirdness.
On high rotation at 2SER as from this week is the latest single from Immy Owusa – Brown Supremacy, a killer low grooving Zamrock-influenced tune which is evocative of both Witch and Hendrix. Teasing her soon-to-be-released album, Aetoroa-based singer Alduous Harding just dropped her latest, Fever. Also are the latest UK-based soul-stirrers Mamas Gun, as well as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Victoria, THUS LOVE and Sydney’s Meteor Infant and Hello Pino.