The Glimmer in Gia Margaret
Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!
Loose Tooth – Keep Up (Feature Album)
Gia Margaret – There’s Always a Glimmer
Regurgitator – Headroxx
Te’Amir – Abyssinia
Fulton Street – Problems & Pain
Ah God – Tiiime
Massage – Oh Boy
Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread – Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread
Navy Gangs – Poach
Let’s kick off with Chicago based singer songwriter Gia Margaret and her debut, self-produced album ‘There’s Always a Glimmer’. Sweet and intimate folk that’s far-reaching and washed with some gleaming synth backdrops, super expressive guitar playing and shining melodies that border dream pop at times. There’s a nimble flow that runs across it all but also an immediacy that’s present thanks to Gia’s storytelling and darkly comedic lyricisms.
We also see the return of long time and much loved Brisbane rapscallions, Regurgitator. The hiatus is well and truly over with their brilliantly warped ninth album ‘Headroxx’. A medley of punk, dance, trip-hop and power pop with an anarchic pulse, but even at its most nonsensical, it remains catchy as hell. A marker of seasoned and excellent songwriters.
Lastly, Te’Amir is a Los Angeles producer and drummer who tours and records with Aloe Blacc and has played with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kadhja Bonet and Kamasi Washington. His new EP ‘Abyssinia’ is a homage to his Ethiopian roots through a refreshingly modern lens. It’s smooth, jazzy and soulful with moments where Te’Amir leans into his love of hip hop. Rich full of atmosphere and a spirited listen throughout.
Plus new singles from Neneh Cherry (produced by Massive Attack’s 3D and Four Tet), Molly Burch, Cookin’ on 3 Burners (feat. Kaiit), Exploded View, Grumbling Fur frontman Alexander Tucker and Phosphorescent.
Until next week,