Five new (local!) releases you need to hear

If you’re searching for some new tunes and don’t know where to start, we’re here to help.  Before you start looking overseas or even somewhere else in Australia, why not check out some of the awesome music by Gold Coast talent that’s out there right now? Here are five recent releases by GC artists that we have on repeat right now.  We’ve even reviewed them for you.

TESLA COILS | EMERGENCE OF THE COSMIC MONOLITH

Emergence Of The Cosmic Monolith is the debut release by intergalactic duo Tesla Cøils, who have(fortunately for us!) decided to call Gold Coast home. The visual EP sees the band channel retro-future electro-pop with lashings of dark electronica. A must-watch for goths, electro lovers and general weirdos.  If you don’t fit into any of those categories, give it a listen anyway.  The last thing you’ll be is bored, we promise.

KARL S WILLIAMS | O DEATH / O COME O COME EMMANUEL

While this soulful troubadour has recently moved to Melbourne (to the gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair everywhere), he still calls the Gold Coast home.  The latest offering from our favourite minstrels is the spiritual pairing of O Death and O Come O Come Emmanuel, sparingly produced and delivered in those haunting, emotional tones. Listen via his bandcamp, and bring the tissues.

LANE-HARRY X IKE CAMPBELL | YOUTH

Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell (pictured) could probably fart into a microphone for half an hour and I’d still buy it, so fortunately their new album YOUTH was reviewed by someone a little less biased.  Still crushes though, and is their most mature offering to date. Check it out.

BALTIMORE GUN CLUB | GOUMAR

We just love these guys.  A single worthy of a place in any rock fan’s regular playlist, Goumar will get you moving.  Left with the task of following on from their outstanding, entirely hand-drawn video for Apollo (finalist for Video of the Year at the 2016 Gold Coast Music Awards), the Guns did not disappoint. You can actually listen to the entire Innerspace album on their bandcamp.

SYRUP, GO ON | TRANSLUCENT LUCID TRANCE

As sweet as their name suggests, the post-punk / shoegaze / blissed-out pop group syrup, go on are making waves with Translucent Lucid Trance. An dreamy and eclectic mix of genres and feelings, it really needs to be heard to be understood.

Image (c) Lamp Photography

 

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