New Music on 2SER 17/02/20

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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.

Tune into Monday Breakfast for a run down on some of these tunes, or catch up on our Spotify playlist.


Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven – We’re New Again (FEATURE ALBUM)

Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Sunfruits – Certified Organic EP
The Men – Mercy
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Tennis – Swimmer
Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – You Be The Lightning


Flyying Colours – Big Mess
Odette – Feverbreak (feat. Hermitude)
Onipa – Fire
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Cars In Space
Sleepy – Safe & Sound

This week, we’re introduced to Moses Boyd who’s been at the centre of London’s burgeoning jazz scene for the past few years. Having already crossed over to experimental electronica and collaborating with Four Tet and Floating Points, his debut record ‘Dark Matter’ sees him flexing his production chops even more. It’s a record borrowing as much from Dizzy Rascal as it does from Duke Ellington, and where saxophone solos sound cosy next to trap production, and West African rhythms.

Canadian expat and now Melbourne based singer-songwriter Tracy McNeil also returns with her 5th album ‘You Be the Lightning’. Teaming up once again with her backing band The GoodLife, they’ve created a world that’s as widescreen and sun-dappled as that of Fleetwood Mac, and as brittle and intimate as that of Gillian Welch. It’s Americana, but with a groove-ladened, West-coast rock feel and sees us reaching more for the distressed, than rhinestoned denim.

And if you’ve got some nervous energy about, we recommend funnelling it right into the latest single from Melbourne shoegazers Flyying Colours. ‘Big Mess’ is the second taste of the band’s album ‘Fantasy Country’, due out later this year. From its opening bars there are noisy, propellant guitars, and pounding drums with a pepped-up energy which remains till the end.

Monday 17th of February, 2020

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