Australian-born, Berlin-based artist Jackson Dyer shares the cinematic visuals for his playful and poetic new single, ‘CBSKY’.
Taking influences from both Australia and Berlin, and centred around conflicting emotions that many feel at the start of any great journey, Dyer explains, “‘CBSKY’ is a song of transition, hope, and yearning for what lies beyond the horizon.”
Sounds like: The Yukon Club, Rob Dekay, The Young Folk, Banner
Reinvented Sydney-based, folk singer Nathan Hughes is KESMAR.
Working towards a more disco-orientated sound, with romantic bass lines and swirling synths, his new single ‘Feel It Again’ explores the darker side of romance, inspired by KESMAR’s recent breakup at the time.
Time for some darker electronica from Australia, courtesy of Sydney-based duo, PLGRMS.
Their latest release is called ‘Dream You Up’. In one part, it’s a brooding number, led my bass laced drums, but also warm and uplifting at the same time, with its innovative riffs of a spritely nature.
Speaking on the lyrical meaning behind the track, Jacob Pearson from the band explained,
“When there’s mystery behind something or someone, it’s so interesting and intriguing. By nature we just can’t help ourselves and want to find out what it is. It’s the anticipation and the thrill of what we don’t understand. I’ve gone through it, but when you unveil the truth, the magic just disappears. So, it’s about stopping yourself from understanding it completely, so that thrill can hang around a bit longer.”
Based in Sydney, Sloan Peterson has grown up recording songs, filming music videos and playing vintage records with her sister and friends. Her music is a nod to the garage rock music of the 50’s.
The video for her single, ‘105’ is the first to be shot in the historic building of The Strand Arcade since scenes from David Bowie‘s music video for ‘Let’s Dance’ and features Sloan Peterson as well as a cast of alumni dancers from the Australian Ballet School and Sydney Dance Company.
This is her debut single taken from her upcoming debut self-titled EP, out on 14 July via Mirror Records.
Sounds like: Marika Hackman, Wolf Alice, Fazerdaze, Laura Marling, Lucy Rose, Courtney Barnett, OH Wonder
Sydney-based band, RÜFÜS, are back with a new video and a cool remix of ‘Be With You’
Considering RÜFÜS tour non stop, we were pretty lucky to tie them down for an interview. Unfortunately, we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the name difference in North America and the rest of the world…
Hi RÜFÜS, we are huge fans! For those of you who don’t know you yet, tell us a bit more about yourself and how you all got into music.
Calling the band RÜFÜS was a decision we made because we liked the way it sounded foreign to us, and also because it was quite symmetrical on paper, which we liked also. However, we didn’t think that most people would assume RÜFÜS is the name of the singer in the band. We’ve been trying to get people to realise we are a 3 piece live act for the past few years. They don’t get it even when they come to a show.
Why do you call yourselves RÜFÜS du Sol in North America, but RÜFÜS in the rest of the world?
Our attorney has advised that legal reasons is the appropriate answer.
Describe your sound in three words.
Never ending touring.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
So many places. They are different for each of us. We listen to a lot of contemporary music to get inspired. Recently, we’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead, Moderat, HAELOS, BobMoses, LeonVynehall etc. In the past it was Booka Shade in a massive way. They are the godfathers.
Friend Within has just released a remix of your track, ‘Be With You’. How did that come about?
We’ve wanted him to work on a remix for a while.
You are playing your biggest show to date in London in October. Tell UK fans why this will this be such a great show!
We’ve heard the venue is special. The first night sold out so we’ve announced another show, so we’re always in a very good mood when we get to do 2 shows back to back without driving, flying somewhere in between. It’s a real treat for us so we’ll make sure we are good to those who made it possible 😉
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Answered this one above. But, Anderson Paak and Blood Orange have really nailed it this year.