Our very own Bo Selecta, Spencer Scott is back this week. He’s hand picked 5 Triple J Unearthed tracks that we’ve really been getting into this week. From remixes to hard core guitar sounds.
The Sugarcanes – Oh Darling
Melbourne soul-outfit The Sugarcanes passed through Newcastle just a few weeks ago as the opening act on The Smith Street Band’s massive Australian tour. ‘Oh Darling’ is the first official single from the band. Frontwoman Lucy Wilson spellbounds with vocal gymnastics, while the band keeps things tight with some classic souls sounds. It will take you back to the days of Stax and Muscle Shoals
SOUNDS LIKE: Otis Redding, Alabama Shakes
Walken – Even If It Kills Me
Walken are a two-piece, but you couldn’t tell by listening to them. Their barrage of noise calls to mind the heyday of 90’s grunge, but also the current crop of emo-leaning bands such as The Menzingers and The Smith Street Band. Matt (Vocals/Guitar) and Joe (Drums) are currently touring the East Coast alongside Kaeleidoscope. They’re playing at The Small Ballroom on Saturday, October 10th, so you can witness the two of them yourself.
SOUNDS LIKE: Japandroids, Violent Soho
Hey Lady! – Routine
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Speaking of two-pieces, Newcastle’s own Hey Lady! have just uploaded a new track to Unearthed. ‘Routine’ is another great track from the duo, with big guitar riffs and layered vocals. Groove all over this one and then make a note to catch them around town.
SOUNDS LIKE: The Black Keys, The Dead Weather
Aela Kae – Ukiyo (Hermitude Remix)
Hermitude are one of the biggest electronic music acts in Australia at the moment. To celebrate the release of their 5th album Dark Light Sweet Light, Hermitude and Unearthed have teamed up to let fans remix their new single ‘Ukiyo’. You can download all the tracks from Unearthed, and then just upload your remix with #HRMX in the title before October 18th.
Sydney producer Aela Kae has offered up one of the strongest remixes. Taking the Hermitude original and turning it into a lush pop track, filled to the brim with electronic sounds that evolve along with the song
SOUNDS LIKE: Flume, James Vincent McMorrow, Hermitude
Earthender – Hurricane Season
Earthender’s new track ‘Hurricane Season’ is more great stuff from Melbourne’s favourite heavy groove merchants. But It’s also the first track played on Unearthed’s “Anger Management” special (hyperlink: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/article/anger-management-mental-triple-j-unearthed).
This week is ‘Mental As’ at the ABC, and every department is dedicating time to raising awareness about mental health. Unearthed spoke to Leah Sharman who recently researched the healing qualities of heavy music, the special is a great look into mental health, but is also paired with some of the best heavy bands in the country. Mental Health is an important issue, and people in need can get into contact with Lifeline at any time on 13 11 14.
SOUNDS LIKE: Northlane, Every Time I Die
This list was compiled by Spencer Scott. Spencer Scott is a SuperUser on triple j Unearthed.
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