Words by Brett Pike
This past week seems to have come and gone like a bat out of hell. The mercury is rising, jeans are no longer a suitable option for arvo beers and the summer weather has rolled in. As quick as the week has gone by, it has also been one of the more exceptional ones of late with the South Australian Music Awards on Thursday night (massive clap clap to another massive year), Farmers Union Iced Coffee martinis at Fat Controller and a massive signing for a local favourite. All said and done, here are five releases from the last week and we hope you love them as much as we do.
Sun by TOWNS
A dynamic powerhouse is exactly what TOWNS are. Their instantly infectious debut single, 'I Don't Mind', thrust them straight into the hearts of local fans, drawing packed crowds and almost every single gig they've played since it's release. The follow up single, 'Sun', has been cast from the same mold, completely knocking it out of the park. They're releasing 'Sun' officially this Friday with alaunch party at Fat Controller alongside Pinkish Blu and Kashaguava. Get up close and personal with your boys!
Bible Camp by West Thebarton
What a bloody week for the hydra! Kicking of the week with the dropping of a new fiery filmclip for their new single Bible Camp, they have now also announced that they've signed with Domestic La La, a brand new label run by Violent Soho's James Tidswell, alongside Sydney's Dear Seattle. It has always been a bit of banter about Ray Dalfsen's status as the mighty Reverand, finally legitimised with the release of Bible Camp. Church is in session, come join the cult.
New Tradition by Sleep Talk
The first single since last years rousing success, the Growing Pains EP, utter sweethearts Sleep Talk have grown into a powerhouse on the local scene, consistantly drawing packed houses and frenetic audiences, all dying for lead singer Jacob Clement to leap off stage and into the pit. New Tradition follows the creative theme we've come to expect from the boys, heavy guitars, Clement's screaming coupled with Lewis Tito's more calm and controlled vocals, repeatedly building and falling. It's proving to be a winning formula for one of the city's brightest prospects.
Dr. Miller by DRUIDS FLUIDS
All I can say about this track is finally, thank god sweet jalapeno hommus in heaven finally. One of the longest waits for a debut single, Druid Fluids have finally come to the table with a free flowing, hypnotic debut track in Dr Miller. They say good things take time and that might be right, I just don't want to be waiting another 3 years for another Druids track to drop! It's been 4 days and I'm already itching for more. Some more stuff like this one guys, cannot wait for that single launch next week!