Our Wednesday evening ear warming this week starts with the first single from Grizzly Bear’s ‘Sleeping Ute’ having just emerged online today, next up local band who have a massive buzz on them Damn Terran with ‘Wasting Time’ the B-side of their recent release Rebels, debut single from this Welsh quartet The Adelines with ‘Little Games’, Seekae’s vocal debut ‘Yech’, Indie popsters Sures with their delightful new single ‘Stars’ and Plan B’s rap return ‘Lost My Way’.
Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
The first offering from the next step in the Grizzly Bear evolution is ‘Sleeping Ute’. Possibly the most odd title to come from the Brooklyn quartet, the opening track from their fourth studio album is a faster take on the textures that Veckatimest beholds. It’s the same experimental folk that has characterised the band thus far and the melancholy undertones is one thing that hasn’t changed either, as lead-singer Edward Droste serenades; “but I can’t help myself”. This highly anticipateds and as-yet-untitled album is due for release on September 18th.
Damn Terran – Wasting Time
Do you want 56 seconds of all out post-punk thrash? Yeah you do. Fast and abrasive, ‘Wasting Time’ comes from Melbourne trio’s 7” single; ‘Rebels’. There’s no mucking about for these guys, as the title and length suggest, so jump around and raise some hell, cause you get the feeling that these guys want you to join them in their rapscallion exploits.
The Adelines – Little Games
The debut single from this Welsh quartet is like a brattier version of early Jezabels. Front-woman Jennie Morris’ self-described ‘tomboyish’ vocals amps up ‘Little Games’ with some attitude. The catchy guitar hooks on this riff driven song blurs the lines between indie, rock and pop. Let this single warm up your Winter with it’s summery hooks and indie-pop sensibilities.
Seekae – ‘Yech’
The Indie-electro chill seekers recently recorded a spectacular live performance at the Sydney Opera House to coincide with their appearance at Vivid Live. ‘Yech’ is the vocal debut of Alex Cameron and the added lyrics are obviously an unfamiliar territory for the band. The song floats effortlessly with their trademark spaciousness as Cameron’s soft vocals ensure that the track’s subdued nature is unwavering.
Sures – Stars
Forget the surf rock vibe of the Sydney duo’s radio-bothering ‘Poseidon’, the title track from Sures’ debut EP has swapped out the waves for new waves – literally – in a glossed 80s production; which mixes beautifully with the band’s shimmering dream pop touches. There’s even time for an M83-styled vocal monologue and some curse-happy lyrics. A top trumps tune.
Plan B – Lost My Way
This track starts off like a remix and far from the soulful singing on The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, which is where most people got to know Plan B. However this track is going back to his roots of rapping! The transition back is very smooth indeed, with massive and bangin’ beats and gospel like moments that please the ear.