New Music on 2SER April 24, 2023
Read on for all the new music hitting your 2SER airwaves this week across our Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs:
Floodlights – Painting of my time (AU) (Feature Album)
Born74 & Onj – Mind Vibrations EP (OS)
Esther Rose – Safe to Run (OS)
Everything but the girl – Fuse (OS)
Mark Moldre – Nambucca Fables (AU)
Me:You – Field tapes in Der Trash (OS)
Moody Beaches – Acid Ocean (AU)
Muluu Baqqalaa – Akkana Dubbiin (AU)
Snowy – Lipreader (AU)
St Paul and the Broken Bones – Angels in Science Fiction (OS)
Xylouris White – The Forest in Me (AU)
Bad//Dreems – New Breeze (AU)
Bridge Dog – Counterweight (L)
F’Tang – Casus Belli (L)
Juice Webster – In the zone (AU)
Mungmung – Prince Charming (L)
The Murlocs – Undone and Unashamed (AU)
Royal Chant – Fevers and Sweat (L)
Younger than me – Right way (L)
We’ve been blessed with some truly amazing music already in 2023, and this week is no exception.
First up this week is “Painting of my time” , the second album from Floodlights, the Naarm-based five-piece rock outfit fronted by Ashlee Kehoe and Louis Parsons.
It’s a real grower of a record, where propulsive drums, guitars and horns elevate it’s poetically crafted stories of the human condition, Australian landscape and a world in transition.
To say the eleventh studio album from Everything but the Girl is long-awaited would be quite the understatement. For their first studio album in twenty four years, the treasured 90s electronic act comprised of Tracey Thorne and Ben Watt have returned with an album that reaches into new directions while feeling aesthetically familiar. Combining elements of house and garage – these often sit in the background of what is a cinematic and melancholy record, exploring ageing, the grind of being a musician and a struggle for inspiration and hope. “FUSE” is a fine addition to the catalogue of a pair of artists whose music has felt perennial in electronic music despite the extended hiatus.
Also landing this week is the second album from the Naarm punk trio Moody Beaches has landed.
Aptly entitled Acid Ocean, it’s anthemic fuzz-rock at it’s best, exploring the joys in an imperfect life, social and economic injustices, invisibility as we age, and the numbing from modern life. It’s a record that rides tension all the way, bursting out in just the right places. Catch this on high rotation across 2SER in the coming weeks and months.
Also out this week is “Nambucca Fables” the third solo album from Mark Moldre – the title being a reference to his mother’s birthplace and frequent family visits there as a child. It’s an earthy Australiana and rock LP, focused conceptually around exploring and processing grief and loss, memory and nostalgia, dreams and hallucinations. An excellent record that plays on experimental arrangements and a welcome return from the Sydney artist and member of Hitchcock’s Regret and The Supahip. Marc recently popped by the Outpost with Vinny Ramone to preview the album and much more. You can check this on the ondemand.
Out of Naarm this week too is The Forest in me by Xylouris White, the intriguing collaborative work between Cretan lutist George Xylouris and Jim White on drums. Recorded in 2020 during the first Melbourne lockdown, this is a sparse and introspective collection of stripped back and harmonic avante-garde sounds.
As well, there are new ones from Me:You, Born74 & Onj, a stunning new one from local dream-pop favourites Bridge Dog as well as F’Tang and much much more. Check out the list above for the full story, or better yet tune into 2SER to hear it all for real. Have a good one!