Aliens – Slowly Slowly

This blog could be mistaken for an ode to this band, and rightly so since the inspiration came from the always endearing and affable lead vocalist Benny Stewart haha.

On a serious note though, Aliens is the newest single from Slowly Slowly and after many repeated listens I can guarantee the certified brilliance behind it. The opening notes showcase Ben’s beautiful softer vocals which slowly lead into some of the heavier, louder and more intense lyrical passages then I’m use to but that’s exactly why they deserve your attention. There is obvious growth both musically and lyrically from their debut release ‘Chamomile’ but they still retain the essence of who they are as band and this is something that I personally look for, respect and admire in the music I love.  The lines ‘ You get so sad and you get so high &, you won’t change but you keep on trying..’ have been stuck in my head for days and will definitely be stuck in yours too. Here’s the fun official video and the absolutely lovely piano vocal version released earlier today.

Aliens – Piano and Vocal

Grab a ticky to the official launch of Aliens at Howler below πŸ‘½βœŠπŸΌ

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New release Friday

Oh hey there poor neglected blog. Apologies for my absence, this year has been weird but there’s so much gold coming out of it. Here are a few nice slices, I’ll share some other faves while I continue to procrastinate from uni work.

 

Weeks at All – Robert Muinos

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Vancouver – The Sinking Teeth

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Future Heroine – Ecca Vandal

Ivy on the Fence Line – Slowly Slowly

I got shivers that had nothing to do with the cool breeze coming through Melbourne right now. I know I’ve mentioned my love for Benny’s quieter vocals before but here I am reiterating that point again. This is the first official song Slowly Slowly have released this year following a live version of the unreleased track ‘Dinosaur‘, and it is a delightful little morsel of the heart-wrenching goodness to come.

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Come sell this one out ❀

PS. I hate that you have better hair than me haha

Stoic – Have/Hold

It’s been quiet on the Have/Hold front over the past 12 months but it’s because they’ve been writing heaps and playing shows. I delayed my morning shower just to listen to this and I’m glad I did. 

This is the first track from Have/Hold as a four piece and it is clear that something beautiful is brewing for their sophomore album. Stoic is gentle, rough and addictive and allows vocalist Luke Shields to play around with his delightful falsetto in a way that again solidifies why I love this band so much. Watch the amazing accompanying video, buy the track and come to their shows. See you at the water jug πŸ’–

All This Love – Tim Smyth & HolyTrash

Last night one of my good friends and I had a lengthy conversation about how underrated this band is and how much we already love them. I haven’t been able to get to as many of their shows this year but the times I’ve seen them they always blow me away and make me so damn giddy and happy. Today they dropped this single and it’s just made me so much more excited for their EP release. 

Get around these amazing legends, they’re honestly some of the best humans going around πŸ€—

Ps. Please drop it early next year so I can add it to my 2017 list since I’ve already done my 2016 one πŸ˜‚

A Year in Review

Is it too early for end of the year lists? Ah well I’m doing it anyway haha

I listen to albums on repeat a lot, so that’s why my lists aren’t that extensive. I’ve also gotten really into City and Colour and Alexisonfire this year so they’ve just been on high rotation for a really long time. If nerdy stats are your thing though, I log most of my listening habits here.

Thanks 2016, you’ve been great. I can’t wait for next years offerings x

Top 9 Releases


  1. Slowly Slowly – Chamomile
  2. Ceres – Drag it Down on You
  3. Panic! at the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
  4. Camp Cope – Camp Cope
  5. Alex Lahey – B Grade University
  6. Anthony Young and the Next Man Dead – Tahi
  7. The Sugarcanes – The Sugarcanes
  8. Ecca Vandal – End of Time
  9. Regina Spektor – Remember us to Life

Honourable Mentions

 


Top 10 Singles

  1. Deathproof – Slowly Slowly
  2. PMTWGR – Slowly Slowly
  3. Choke – Ceres
  4. Happy in your Head – Ceres
  5. You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me – Alex Lahey
  6. Vines – Captives
  7. Done – Camp Cope
  8. Old and Grey – My Echo
  9. LA Devotee – Panic! at the Disco
  10. Ivy League – Alex Lahey

Honourable Mentions

PS. Yes I only chose 9 albums so I could have an even photo collage πŸ˜‚