Forming in 2012, and making a return in 2016, it’s Melbourne alt-indie band, Them Swoops.
They’ve made a lovely ‘Seasonal Conserves’ playlist for the readers of Indietronica, full of funky beats and summery vibes.
See the track list below:
1) Total Giovanni – Can’t Control My Love
Saw/heard about these guys for the first time at Meredith Music Festival, they promptly proceeded to blow everyone’s minds with their Stardust meets Talking Heads meets quasi-ironic Italian shtick.
2) Mini Mansions – Death Is A Girl
From one of our fav albums of last year. Pounding rhythm, floating lyrics, hooks flying everywhere. Saw them open for Tame Impala and was sold on the spot.
3) Ben Browning – Make It Easy
Local boy made good, BB plays bass in Cut Copy and in his spare time writes ridiculously catchy tunes such as this one.
4) Baptism Of Uzi – Stray Current
There’s something about this song that I’ll never be able to pinpoint what it is that makes it so awesome. Basically, I wish I wrote it. Simple elements, but when put together make something strange and beautiful.
5) Tom Vek – Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)
Takes a while to kick in but when that bassline hits, it’s relentless. Love the verses in this one. Detached, but delivered with attitude.
6) Nantes – Charlie
We played with Nantes a few years ago and while the majority of their sound is a lot darker than this, this shimmering, colourful pop song really stuck with me. It’s a feelgood track that makes it onto almost any playlist I put together.
7) Donny Benet – Sophisticated Lover
This track is best consumed with its video clip. It straddles the fine line of being pathetic, ridiculous and pure genius.
8) NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
Excellent party vibes in this track from crazy Melbourne locals. These guys are old friends and it’s awesome to see them continually not give a damn.
9) Young Hysteria – This Is Not A Love Song
Super smooth and minimal, this track is sparse in places, lush in others, but beautiful throughout.
10) Jagwar Ma – The Throw
A good buddy of mine tried to get me along to one of Jagwar Ma’s early shows in Melbourne a few years ago. I didn’t make it and spent the next 2 years kicking myself as Howlin’ is one of my favourite records of the last 5 years. Saw them live at Meredith and lost my mind.
Listen to ‘Into The Atmosphere’ by Them Swoops below.
Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Holy Ghost!, Gypsy & The Cat, San Cisco, Classixx, Friendly Fires, The Kooks, Bag Raiders