New Music on 2SER November 14, 2022
Welcome to the new music review, where we connect you with some of the best new music spinning on our Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs.
Full Power Happy Hour – A bit of brightness (Feature Album) (AU)
Crocodylus – Muscle Memory (L)
Delivery – Forever giving handshakes (AU)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Changes (AU)
Pei – Pei’s Pageant (L)
Rat Child – My Morning and Afternoon’s Work (AU)
Sarah May Chadwick – Flipped it EP (AU)
Wesley – Glows in the dark (OS)
Anieszka – Dysfunctional thoughts (L)
Civic – End of the line (AU)
Data Animal – Instant Death (OS)
Dick Dudley – Dog Park (Drive) (L)
Grace Cummings – Praise you (AU)
John Cale feat Weyes Blood – Story of blood (OS)
Moktar – Al Duqqi (AU)
Squid Nebula – Sunflower (AU)
The Moderate Themes – Routine (L) daily
The Morning Star – The night that moved so slowly (L)
Tim Rogers – Been so good, been so far (AU)
Words by Jasmin Williams
We are spoiled for choice at 2SER today, with an abundance of new music locally and worldwide.
First up, this week’s 2SER feature album, ‘A Bit of Brightness’ from Brisbane-Meanjin folk-five-piece Full Power Happy Hour. For fans of Big Thief, the Clean and the Go-Betweeners, this album balances bright alternative folk and strong indie rock. Check out the full album review here, you don’t want to miss it.
Next, we have the debut album ‘Muscle Memory’ from Northern Beaches group, Crocodylus. This is a robust debut album full of hectic instrumentals, coupled with strong vocals that will hit the spot for all fans of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs and the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. This album is one to keep you moving this week. Keep Crocodylus on your radar, you’ll want to be able to say you were listening before they were huge.
Heading overseas, we have the soulful debut Glows in the Dark from American solo artist Wesley. A presentation of psych-blues and lo-fi DIY alt-country, punctuated with Wesley’s intimate and yearning vocals.
I’m sure no one is surprised to hear that King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have dropped their newest album, Changes. Rounding their total studio albums up to 23, Changes is the third of a trio of albums released in October. This one is like no other, taking listeners on a trip through virtuosic psych-rock freestyling and slow-baked jazz/funk directions, and as usual, this one is out of this world.
Additionally, we have another stellar debut titled Forever Giving Handshakes from Naarm-based five-piece Delivery. Featuring twelve tracks full of tension, prominent riffs and fast energy, this post-punk rock album is a must-listen for all fans of Vintage Crop and Royal Chant
There have been so many new debuts recently, and Rat Child’s album ‘Love Facilitiator’ certainly delivers. Shifting smoothly between spoken word, mellow blues, and jazz influences, this is a quality neo-soul album with an emphasis on mood and space.
Naarm-based singer/songwriter, Sarah May Chadwick also released her newest EP, Flipped it recently. With her signature raw and intimate vocals, she presents her dark, anguished observations on love, death and mental health. Her music is candid and heartbreaking, not an easy listen but it is one you’ll want to hear.
In addition to this great lineup of albums and EPs, there are a plethora of new singles for you to listen out in this week’s rotation.
First up, Anieszka dropped her second single, Dysfunctional Thoughts. It’s new, it’s hot, and it’s local. Characterised by her low grooving and hypnotic RnB sound, she is definitely one to watch.
There was an ultimate collaboration released this week, with Velvet Underground’s John Cale releasing the hot collaboration with Weyes Blood. With this iconic duo comes the new single called Story of Blood.
If you’re a fan of post-punk and electronic, get onto Data Animal’s hottest new track, Instant Death. Notably fast and loud, the synthesis of punk and electronic is satisfying every single time.
Keep your ears peeled for singles like 30/70’s ‘All for you’, Moktar’s ‘Al Duqqi’ and debut single from The Morning Star, ‘The night that moved so slowly’.
All this and more on the airwaves this week at 2SER 107.3.